Article by: rotaxpanam.com
Palm Springs, CA- The Karting Center at Miami Homestead Speedway will host races 5 & 6 of the 2010 Rotax Pan American Challenge. With the first 4 races in the books the 7 seats to the Rotax Grand Finals are still up for grabs. We asked Tony Schroder manager (owner) of Homestead Kart Track why he is such a big advocate of Rotax and the new Pan Am Series;
“Rotax offers drivers a level playing field and gives teams with tight budgets the opportunity to compete and win. The Pan Am series that invites non US drivers adds to the flavor of competition and increases the level of competition. For karting in general the Rotax Pan Am offers the first International series where the little guy can compete and have an equal chance to stand on the podium. This series has been a very well run series, it allows lots of track time, consistent officiating and intense tech scrutinizing making this series the best karting has to offer..” states Tony.
At round 2 in Indiana several new drivers put in good performances to add their names to the list of potentials to head for Italy in November. A complete listing of the points standings can be found here;
2010 Rotax Pan American Points Standings
The official hotel for round 3 has been selected
Hampton Inn & Suites Miami-South/Homestead
2855 N.E. 9th Street
Homestead, Florida, USA, 33033
Registration Code RMC
Class Numbering System
The class numbering system introduced at the US Grand Nationals will continue at the Rotax Pan American Challenge. Driver numbers must fall within the number ranges listed below:
Micro Max 0-99
Junior Max 300-399
Mini Max 100-199
Senior Max 200-299
DD 2 Senior 600-699
DD2 Masters 500-599
The series continues to add international competition at each event. The first event drew drivers from Columbia and Brazil. The New Castle round was represented by drivers from Costa Rico, Venezuela, and Canada. The 3rd round already has entries from Monterrey Mexico. The early registration will end August 6th with the entry fee increasing by $50.00 on the 7th and an additional $50.00 increase for entries received after August 15th. We want every driver to take advantage of these savings so register early which also gives our staff the information to provide you better service.
Karting 2 Live Challenge non profit charity targeting the disable community spearheaded by Erick Lazar and will be represented in Miami by such disabled drivers as William Petes
The charity will resume competition at round 3 with drivers attempting to beat the best time posted by a selected disabled driver, we invite you to experience driving with hand controls setting fast time in these specially equipped karts and be awarded the Karting2Live Challenge Trophy.