Entry forms for the Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax are now available. Over 800 kart racing businesses in the Performance Racing Industry data base were also sent team entry forms, in addition to all kart racing media. Teams can also apply for the race online at motorsportsreg.com.
“This is one of the biggest karting events of the year, so we wanted to get the word everywhere right away that team entry forms are available,” said Steve Lewis, producer of the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show. “In the past, we have gotten the best of the best as competitors for the kart race at the PRI Trade Show, so we’re getting the entire karting segment of motorsports involved in the process!”
The kart race will be held on Thursday night, December 1, in Orlando, in conjunction with the PRI Trade Show, which is the largest racing trade show in the world.
Stars from NASCAR, IndyCar, ALMS, NHRA, Grand-Am and more come to the world’s largest racing trade show to compete in the popular kart race in Orlando, Florida. The race course is a tight, technical, purpose-built race track adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center, housing the 700,000 square feet PRI Trade Show. Over 40,000 racing business people from 65 countries arrive in Orlando each December for the PRI Trade Show to view the latest advances in racing technology by 1,100 racing companies.
Past competitors in the All Star division of the kart race at the PRI Trade Show include Indy 500 winners Dan Wheldon and Buddy Rice, Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray, current Indy 500 winner as a team owner Bryan Herta, 2011 Indy 500 pole position winner Alex Tagliani, NHRA Funny Car star Ron Capps, Top Fuel star Antron Brown and F1 star Vitantonio Liuzzi.
Young racing stars of tomorrow have competed in the Karters division, including Josef Newgarden, Conor Daly and Joel Miller, now in Indy Lights; Michael Lewis, now in Formula 3 Italia; and Gary Carlton, now a factory pilot in Europe for Zanardi Kart.
The winner of the Karter division race will receive a VIP experience courtesy of Red Bull at the 2012 US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.
Red Bull is promoting the event at 10 kart tracks in the southeastern United States, where drivers will be able to set a lap time and compete for a spot in a Consumer Race event, to take place in between the All-Star and Karter division action. The winning driver will receive coaching from Red Bull Athlete Cole Whitt, currently a front runner in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. The ten tracks that consumers will be able to come set a lap time at to compete for a spot in the Consume Race are:
|Carolina Motorsports Park
|K1 Speed Indoor karting
|MRP Motorsport at Palm Beach International Raceway
|Ocala Gran Prix
|Orlando Kart Center
|Rush Hour Karting
|The Pit Indoor Kart Racing
|Victory Lane Indoor Karting
|Xtreme Indoor Karting
||Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 18, 2011, is the deadline for team entries. The entry fee is $500 for Karter Division drivers and this includes the use of a Rotax engine, a set of Bridgestone tires, five gallons of VP Racing Fuel, and a covered pit spot. Race teams can get a downloadable PDF of the entry form at the Red Bull Kart Fight Events Page on the PRI website. Or they can register online at motorsportsreg.com.
The Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax race will be televised later in the year.
Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax race also is being co-sanctioned by the nation’s two largest kart racing organizations: WKA and IKF. It is the only kart race to have this sort of unification of the karting segment of the racing industry.
To stay informed on the Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax, visit the Red Bull Kart Fight Events Page at http://www.performanceracing.com