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North Florida Rotax Max Ocala Gran Prix Preview


“Champions receive free entries to US Grand Nationals”

May 28, 2010 – The North Florida Rotax Max Challenge is set to back on track June 5 – 6th weekend at the Ocala Gran Prix facility in Ocala, Florida. With free entries awarded to the US Rotax Grand Nationals, a lot will be on the line as series competitors fight wheel-to-wheel for valuable championship points. The North Florida Rotax Max Challenge is becoming the premiere Rotax series in the Northern half of the sunshine state in the summer months and attracting some of Florida’s best teams and competitors.

“We have had nothing but great success in the opening few events,” expressed North Florida Rotax Max Challenge President Jorge Arellano. “The racing action has been great and the atmosphere in the paddock has been second to none. Also, drivers have something to shoot for as series champions in all Rotax classes will receive a free paid entry to the US Grand Nationals held in Indiana in July courtesy of OGP.”

With the event taking place June 5 – 6th, competitors will be treated to another well run professional event at a premiere Florida facility with more track time you can imagine. Series teams and competitors will be treated to a lunch BBQ courtesy of Ocala Gran Prix during Saturday’s festivities.

With many championships up for grabs, the current front runners include Mathias Ramirez in Micro Max while Derek Sobel is currently in the lead of Mini Max. Rotax Junior is led by Jack West but he is only 15 points ahead of female pilot Ashley Rogero. Making the move to the senior ranks, Florida Winter Tour champion Nick Neri leads OGP teammate Brandon Salyer in Rotax Senior while Rob Maier is currently on the point in Masters. The DD2 top spot is currently deadlocked between Californian Cody Hodgson and Joe Vilece.

The North Florida program runs all the normal Rotax divisions including Mini Max, Junior, Senior, Masters, DD2 and DD2 Masters. Several Florida Karting Championship Series (FKCS) classes will also be offered, as teams and drivers are welcomed to come and participate as well as test for the following weekends FKCS event. Any drivers and teams planning on attending the event are urged to contact Ocala Gran prix for their pit spaces.

“I am very excited about the upcoming race weekend,” added Arellano. “The entry numbers are climbing with each and every passing weekend and I can’t wait to see what this week’s totals will be.”

For more information at the North Florida Rotax Max Challenge, please contact Charlie Kramer via e-mail to Charlie@OcalaGranPrix.com or Troy Mitchell at Troy@OcalaGranPrix.com or 352.291.0600. Also, an incentive program has been put in place for the larger race teams in regards to pit spaces. Please contact Kyle Kraus via e-mail to Kyle@OcalaGranPrix.com for program details.

For more information on Ocala Grand Prix, OGP race team opportunities, Tony Kart, the OTK product line and information 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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