ZANARDI KART USA ENTERS PRI/CKI KARTING ALL--STAR CLASSIC "Five karters to participate at PRI" Phoenix, AZ - December 2, 2009 -- The fourth annual PRI/CKI Karting All-Star Classic took another giant step forward this week as the Championship...
ZANARDI KART USA ENTERS PRI/CKI KARTING ALL--STAR CLASSIC
"Five karters to participate at PRI"
Phoenix, AZ - December 2, 2009 -- The fourth annual PRI/CKI Karting All-Star Classic took another giant step forward this week as the Championship Karting International series was able to confirm participation from Sharing Success Racing and Zanardi Kart USA. The Indiana based squad will enter five drivers in the karter division including inaugural karter division champion Matt Jaskol.
Zanardi Kart has begun to make a name for itself in Europe by claiming multiple high profile wins and championships overseas. United States importer Jay Vormwald hopes to continue that success on North American soil as they enter the last race in 2009 and onwards into the 2010 season. Vormwald has been at every PRI show turning wrenches for drivers at the front of the pack and helped current competitor Matt Jaskol claim the first annual All-Stars Classic Karter division victory.
"Zanardi Kart USA is welcomed to the PRI show with open arms," expressed CKI Director of Operations Kevin Williams. "The line of karts can be seen scattered throughout the USA and now with a direct man in charge, I am sure Jay will take the team to the top. Zanardi Kart has a strong lineup in the Karter division. It will be a treat to watch."
Joining Jaskol will be karters Brandon Newey, Jimmy Simpson, Lucas Barnett and open wheel up and comer Josef Newgarden. Both Newey and Simpson are regular front runners at New Castle Motorsports Park and are a threat for victory every time they get behind the wheel of a kart. Barnett is a front-runner in the Western half of the United States in several karting series. With experience gained from previous seasons, Barnett will be a force in the Karter division.
The final entrant in the Karter division will be Josef Newgarden. The talented driver will make the trek back to North America from his European racing as he competed in the 2009 British Formula Ford Championship claiming nine wins and a second place result in the series title. Newgarden also won the famed 2008 Formula Ford Festival and became the first ever American to do so all while competing in the Skip Barber national series where he scored eight pole positions, five wins and nine podiums.
Jay Vormwald of Zanardi Kart USA commented, "I am very excited to have these drivers represent Zanardi Kart USA/Sharing Success Racing and am looking forward to proving our product and creating a true foundation for Zanardi Karts in this market. This is the first expo for my company, so I am putting in every effort to make it the best. Also , I am opening a new shop in south Florida 8 miles away from Homestead-Miami Speedway so I hope this will be the beginning of good things to come in this area."
More information on the Sharing Success Racing, Zanardi Kart USA and the Zanardi line of chassis can be found at www.ZanardiUSA.com
The PRI/CKI Karting All-Star Classic will be televised nationally on Fox Sports Net affiliation of cable networks. Both the Karter and All-Star Divisions of the race will have their own dedicated half-hour broadcasts that will air in a minimum of 86 million households. Last year's PRI event, with re-air dates, was viewed in more then 700,000 households helping bring karting to the mainstream media. The Karter division from the 2009 event will air on Monday January 11th, 2010 at 4:30pm local time while the All-Star division will be broadcast on Monday January 18th, 2010 at 4:30pm.
The 2009 PRI/CKI Karting All-Stars Classic will take place at the annual Performance Racing Industry trade show in Orlando, Florida. With the event taking place on the evening of Thursday, December 10th, Fox will be in attendance producing an hour long broadcast bringing karting to the mainstream medium of television early in 2010.
Stay tuned to www.championshipkartracing.com for up-to-date information, photos and results. The PRI show is held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from December 10th - 12th with the PRI/CKI Karting All-Stars Classic taking place on the evening of December 10th. Admission to the event is free for PRI attendees and exhibitors with PRI show credentials.