Tate Holleran 11th in Florida Winter Tour main events at Palm Beach
JUPITER, Fla. -- Tate Holleran, slowed by mechanical
gremlins, finished 11th in both main events in the Formula Vortex TaG Cadet class of
the Florida Winter Tour Formula Kart championship last weekend (Feb. 19-20)
on Palm Beach International Raceway’s .8-mile kart track.
“We had an intermittent electrical problem all weekend,” Rob Holleran,
Tate’s father, said. “We were never able to solve it. Even with motor
problems, Tate was able to finish 11th on Saturday and Sunday. He drove his little
heart out, did fantastic considering the circumstances.”
The 10-year-old from Denver, Colo., qualified eighth on Saturday and 11th
on Sunday. Holleran drove a FA Kart powered by a 60cc Vortex Mini-Rok engine
on MG tires for Phil Giebler Racing.
With four rounds completed, Holleran is seventh in the championship with
604 points. The Florida Winter Tour’s final two rounds will be held March
18-20 at the Ocala (Fla.) Gran Prix.