“Team looks to carry momentum to next event”
Press release prepared by: Race Tech Development
January 31, 2011 – With a tent full of talented competitors, Florida’s Advanced Karting Operation had the chance to score multiple race wins and podiums at the opening rounds of the Florida Winter Tour. With the event being held at the Orlando Kart Center in Orlando, Florida, drivers would need to overcome some severe weather to challenge for victories.
Leading the way for the team was Rotax Senior driver Daniel Formal. The 2011 Rotax World Finals fifth place finisher scored a third place result during Saturday’s racing action and backed it up on Sunday with a solid pole position and dominating race win. Formal currently leads the overall point standings after the first two rounds and will look to take a strangle hold on the title at his home track of Palm Beach International Raceway.
Rotax Mini Max competitor Kyle Kirkwood would look to follow in Formal’s footsteps and did so in fine form. After taking the main event victory in Saturday’s action, Kirkwood was excluded from the results due to a post race technical inspection failure. Disappointed with the ruling, Kirkwood was back on Sunday to show that Saturday’s result was no fluke as he took home the race win.
Rotax Junior and United Kingdom competitor Alessandro Latif scored a pair of podium results in his first ever trip to the United States and the Florida Winter Tour. After taking home a third place result on Saturday, Latif would be forced to start Sunday’s final from the tail of the field after prefinal contact would force him to retire. Driving like a seasoned veteran, Latif came through the field to score his second third place result of the weekend as well as scored the fastest race lap.
“The Advanced Karting operation had a great weekend,” explained Team Principal Donald Formal. “We had drivers that were fast in each class and we have a shot at multiple championships. Advanced Karting needs to thank Kosmic Kart for producing great chassis as well as DDF Racing Engines for awesome power.”
Looking forward to the next round, Advanced Karting will have an international entry list as drivers will come from all over the world. Competitors from the United States, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Brazil and the UK including Rotax Masters DD2 World Champion Christophe Adams will see action at the Palm Beach International Raceway.
For more information on Advanced Karting and DDF Racing Engines, please contact Donald Formal at 561.718.6840 or visit them online at www.AdvancedKarting.com. For press release and media information, please contact Mike Maurini and Race Tech Development at 317.270.8723 or via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com .