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Addition of new class provides further continuity for Southern California karting

Article By: Los Angeles Kart Club (LAKC)

FONTANA, CA (January 4, 2013) – The 2013 season is shaping up to be very exciting for members of the Los Angeles Karting Championship, which runs once a month at the CalSpeed Karting facility at Fontana, California’s Auto Club Speedway. A new working partnership with Superkarts! USA has resulted in an LAKC event schedule that is free of conflicts with the organization’s traveling California ProKart Challenge series, and it has also brought new continuity and structure to the LAKC’s Shifter and TaG classes. The evolution of the class line-up brings with it the debut of an exciting new class for the LAKC community – TaG Cadet – which will provide the series’ Cadet drivers with the opportunity to run the world-class Vortex Mini Rok engine.

Working in cooperation with Vortex, the LAKC is proud to announce the inception of the Mini Rok engine-powered TaG Cadet class into the largest series in California, the Los Angeles Karting Championship. After many years of success in the US market and abroad, the introduction of the Vortex Mini Rok to the LAKC will allow kids ages 8-12 years to run an incredible engine that has been designed specifically for Cadet-sized karts. The addition of the TaG Cadet class also brings the LAKC further into consistency with SKUSA, which positions the category as the first rung of their TaG development ladder. This also gives LAKC’s young drivers the chance to run in the biggest karting evening in the United States, the SKUSA SuperNationals, as the TaG Cadet enjoyed a huge following at the race.

“We at the LAKC strive to stay on the cutting edge of karting,” offered Club President Chris LaTorre. “Some ideas are good, others are not so good, but we are made up of a very diverse group of people and we try to keep on pushing the envelope. Partnering up with SKUSA is one more example of that. In a time when there is a great deal of confusion in the sport, we’re trying to take some steps to bring SoCal karting together, and to make it easier for the racers, shops, and teams. This new working relationship is definitely a step in the right direction.”

In an exclusive program offered by Vortex and available only to current LAKC members, the Vortex factory will be offering full technical support to all eligible drivers who wish to compete in the class and they will be allowed to use a Mini Rok for three races, absolutely free. But it doesn’t stop there. After the three no-charge races, the driver has the option to purchase their engine at a discounted rate or rent a ready-to-race engine for $300 per day for the rest of the LAKC season.

As an added bonus, Vortex is proud to announce that the 2013 LAKC TaG Cadet champion will be provided with a free entry to the SuperNationals XVII in Las Vegas, where the best in the world come to compete. Along with the free entry, tires and fuel for the event will be offered at no expense to the champion.

For more info on any and all Vortex products feel free to go to vortex.com and for information concerning the Los Angeles Karting Championship, please visit www.lakc.org. For information regarding the Vortex Mini Rok, please contact OTK’s Travis Irving ( travis@otkusa.com ) for complete details.

We look forward to seeing you at the LAKC races!!


About the Los Angeles Kart Club (LAKC):
Since 1985, the Los Angeles Karting Championship series has provided a family-friendly, sprint kart racing environment for all ages in the Southern California region. Our mission is to provide the most competitive, largest sprint kart classes in the region at the lowest prices in the industry. We are extremely proud of averaging of 2,400 competitive entries per year. Our series operates from the CalSpeed Karting Center located at the AAA Speedway in Fontana, CA. This premier, super-clean karting center provides our series with four race configurations. For more information about the Los Angeles Karting Championship please visit www.lakc.org.

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