Tate Holleran of Denver, Colo., finished
fourth and fifth in the Formula Vortex TaG Cadet main events of the Florida
Winter Tour Formula Kart championship last weekend (Jan. 15-16) at the Orlando
Holleran, a 10-year-old from Denver, Colo., was fourth Sunday in a field of
22 starters. He started from sixth position.
Driving for Phil Giebler Racing in a FA Kart powered by a 60cc Vortex
Mini-Rok engine on MG tires, Holleran was fifth in the field of 22 Saturday. He
qualified in fifth position, averaging 45.506 mph on the .6995-mile track.
“The competition was phenomenal,” Rob Holleran, Tate’s father, said.
“There were drivers from all over the United States and some from South America.
Tate didn’t have any laps since the SuperNationals (last Nov. 23) and he
drove very well.”
Holleran is fifth in the championship with 365 points, 110 behind leader
Devin DeFrancesco. Holleran will compete in entire six-event series. The
Florida Winter Tour’s next stop is a two-event weekend at Palm Beach
International Raceway Feb. 18-20 and it concludes with two events at the Ocala Gran Prix
on March 18-20.
Phil Giebler Racing
2199 N. Batavia St.
Orange, Calif. 92865