"Young driver to compete in CSAI and WSK action"
Article By: Race Tech Development
After a strong start to the 2011 racing season, up-and-coming motorsports star Devlin DeFrancesco will take his talents overseas as he will compete in a pair of high profile events in Italy. Doing battle in the CSAI Italian Championship as well as the WSK Masters Series, DeFrancesco will look to stand atop the podium and make his North American karting peers proud.
"Devlin has shown tremendous speed and experience in both the Florida Winter Tour Vortex Mini Rok and Rotax Mini Max classes," expressed DeFrancesco Racing Team Manager Nick Mitchell. "He has managed to gain multiple race wins, podiums and fast laps. Competing in Europe is the next step to make Devlin a better driver, racer and continue to develop his young career."
DeFrancesco will travel to Italy in early May for the second round in the CSAI Italian Championship that will take place at Pista Azzurra in Jesolo, Italy. Competing in the 60cc Mini category, DeFrancesco will utilize a Lenzo powered FA Kart to hunt for a solid podium result.
To stand atop the podium, DeFrancesco will need to overcome the new and unique CSAI rules that will see the top eight after the qualifying heat races be inverted for the start of their first race. The same eight drivers will also start race two from the same starting positions no matter where they finished in the previous race. Used in multiple forms of motorsports to spice up the racing action, the Italian Karting Championship series will look to be the first program to initiate the experiment in karting.
After his action in Jesolo, DeFrancesco and crew will travel across Italy to compete in the third round of the WSK Masters Series in Val Vibrata. Once again, DeFrancesco will compete in the 60cc Mini class with seventy-nine other hungry competitors. Steering his Lenzo powered FA Kart, DeFrancesco will look to go two-for-two in Italy.
"I am excited to go and race again in Europe," stated Devlin DeFrancesco. "The competition is extremely tough over there and I just love racing against everybody."
Mitchell continued, "The action is incredible in Europe and great for young drivers. For example, at the last round of the WSK Masters Series the top twenty-seven drivers were separated by only half a second. With eighty drivers entered, a good qualifying run and heat race results will be important to making the main event."
For more information on DeFrancesco Racing, please contact Andy DeFrancesco via e-mail to Info@DFRUSA.com or visit them online at www.DFRUSA.com. For press release and media information, please contact Mike Maurini of Race Tech Development at 317.270.8723 or via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com .