RDD Motorsports of Deerfield Beach, Florida, the exclusive North American importer of the Kart Mini chassis continued to build on their driver development program over the past two weeks as the team looks forward to the final event of the 2010 karting calendar. The Team headed to the track to run in their open wheel car program and completed two weekends of testing for the upcoming SKUSA SuperNationals being held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas.
RDD Motorsports Development Driver Dalton Sargeant headed north up the Florida coast hour to hit the road course at Palm Beach International Raceway with champion car racer Rafael Matos. Both drivers ran the RDD Motorsports formula car based on the successful German formula car program run throughout the world. The 12-year-old driver ran over 150 laps per day on used tires as the team shakes down the program and brings its’ newest open wheel race car driver up to speed. Matos was in a similar car pacing the young pilot to gauge his speed, line and progress through out the two full days of testing run under sunny skies. The series of short and long runs over the 2.034-mile, 11-turn road course featuring a 6/10th mile straightaway was completed with no problems. The team looks to return shortly to continue the development program.
“It was great to see Dalton in the formula car,” comments RDD Motorsports owner Andre Serra. “Having Raffa (Rafael Matos) on track in the same car was good for Dalton to understand his progress and for us to understand what he needs next in his development.”
The team then headed to Homestead Karting near Miami to test for the upcoming SuperNationals in Las Vegas. Running the Kart Mini Program, juniors Sebastian Ordonez and Dalton Sargeant paced the Leopard program, while Logan Sargeant ran the Mini Rok program. Accumulating data and information the team headed back to the shop to comb through the new information and work on a plan. The team returned on the 23rd and 24th for more testing at Homestead facility. The engine department worked during the break to make some changes to the program in advance of the big race. Again it was Ordonez and Dalton running the junior karts while Logan continued to make strides in the Vortex Mini Rok program for the yellow and black. Overall the team has developed a fantastic program that should show well at the upcoming annual international event.
“The testing for SuperNats went really well. We don’t run those engine packages all the time so we had some work to do,” comments RDD Motorsports owner Andre Serra. “After the three days we really found some good stuff and are definitely ready for Vegas.”
RDD Motorsports Development Driver Sebastian Ordonez will head to Laguna Seca Raceway in December for the 2011 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout. The RDD Motorsports team will continue preparations for the 2010 SKUSA SuperNationals being held in Las Vegas in November.
For more information about this release, the Kart Mini chassis program and the entire RDD Motorsports team please contact André Serra, RDD Motorsports at 954-695-4437.