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Ocala Gran Prix and Tony Kart Tearing Up WKA


“Tony Kart leads seven championship standings after round two”

May 11, 2010 – The Ocala Gran Prix race team and it’s host of Tony Kart competitors have taken the World Karting Association Manufacturer’s Cup by storm in 2010 as the combination leads a total of seven class points standings after the second event. Looking to make a big entry into the program, three drivers have scored multiple wins in both Daytona and South Bend as they look to continue the momentum through the rest of the season.

Junior Sportsman pilot Ashley Rogero is on a tear after the last round and with her results, she currently leads or is tied for the lead in all four of the classes that she competes in. The young Floridian female leads the Cadet Junior Sportsman category by five points and has the same margin in the Komet Sportsman division. The Yamaha Sportsman Lite class is the greatest point lead for the Tony Kart pilot as she has a thirty-five point advantage over her closest rival, while the Yamaha Sportsman Heavy class is a little tighter point’s chase as Rogero is tied for the lead.

“Ashley had great success in South Bend and is really coming into her own,” expressed Ocala Gran Prix President Jorge Arellano. “She has been behind the wheel of a kart a lot this season and is really providing good feedback. She is becoming more aggressive each and every race and it is being proven by her results.”

The second Ocala Gran Prix pilot that is in the hunt for multiple championships is multi-time race winner and 2009 eKartingNews.com Young Driver of the Year Nick Neri. The up and coming star is in a three way tie for the Komet Junior Heavy point lead while he enjoys a seventy point advantage in Komet Junior Lite. Neri has been flawless in Yamaha Junior Heavy as he enjoys a massive 170 point advantage after only two events.

“Nick has been in the hunt for almost every race win this season,” expressed his tuner and Race Tech Development’s Mike Maurini. “We are working well together as a team and trying hard to attain multiple championships in the WKA program. Nick is doing a great driving job this season and needs to continue his success to help garner these championships.”

Tony Kart driver and Indiana Racing Services (IRS) driver John Dixon is also in the title chase as he competes in both the TaG Masters and TaG divisions. While Dixon currently sits fourth in the TaG category, he has performed well in the Master division and enjoys a healthy 95 point gap on the second place driver. Fellow IRS pilot Mike Burrell also sits fifth in the Yamaha Masters division and will look to have strong runs at the next event to vault him up in the standings.

“It is not just the Ocala Gran Prix team that is having success,” stated OGP Team Manager Kyle Kraus. “Most of the Tony Kart competitors and dealers are enjoying successful seasons and we look to keep it that way.”
Anyone interested in joining the Ocala Gran Prix race team are asked to contact Kyle Kraus at 352.291.0600 or via e-mail at Kyle@OcalaGranPrix.com . Dealership opportunities and inquires should be directed to Mike Maurini at 317.270.8723 or via e-mail to Mike@OcalaGranPrix.com

For more information on Ocala Grand Prix, OGP race team opportunities and info on how to get into karting, please visit Ocala Gran Prix online at www.OcalaGranPrix.com or contact Kyle Kraus at 352.291.0600 ( Kyle@OcalaGranPrix.com ) or Mike Maurini at 317.270.8723 ( Mike@OcalaGranPrix.com ).

Article Credit: Race Tech Development
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