Florida Winter Tour Revises 2014 Plans

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Formula Kart Productions announced today the revised dates, venues and classes for the 16th annual Florida Winter Tour. The 2014 edition of the popular FWT kart racing program will see a continuation of familiar classes and formats, the addition of Briggs LO206 classes to the Formula Kart Racing program, and a return to the newly reconfigured and vastly improved OrlandoKartCenter facility.

FKP would like to extend its most sincere thanks to Jorge Arellano of Ocala Gran Prix for allowing this schedule revision to occur. It couldn’t have happened with his support, and the entire American karting community will benefit from his selfless act of camaraderie and sportsmanship.

OFFICIAL 2014 FWT FORMULA KART RACING PROGRAM

Same event format as used in 2013. Three double-race-weekends. One drop race-day.

Each race day will consist of; qualifying, a heat race with the start order based on qualifying times, a second heat race with the start inverted from the qualifying times, and a final with the start order based on the points scored in the heat races. The winner of the final will be the daily winner. Cadet will run both heat races based on qualifying order.

If a class has more than the maximum number of karts allowed to start a race (number according to the length of the track, according to the event organizer) the top XX karts after qualifying will advance directly to the first heat race. A second-chance-race/last-chance-qualifier will be run for the remaining karts. Top X will transfer to the first heat race.

Points from the heat races and the final will count toward the FWT Formula Kart Racing Drivers Points Championship. Points from the final will count toward the FWT Manufacturers Championship and the FWT Nations Cup.

Official Formula Kart Classes
Open Shifter
Stock Moto Shifter
Masters Shifter
Junior Shifter
TaG Senior
TaG Junior
TaG Cadet
TaG Masters
Briggs LO206 Senior*
Briggs LO206 Junior*
Briggs LO206 Masters*
*The Briggs classes are confirmed for the March Formula Kart rounds only.

Official Formula Kart Dates/Venues
January 10-12 / Homestead
February 7-9 / Ocala – Updated 10.01.13 (4:30 Eastern)
March 14-16 / Orlando

OFFICIAL 2014 FWT ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE PROGRAM

Same event format as used in 2013. Three double-race-weekends. One drop race-day.

Friday qualifying. A single ten-minute qualifying session for Sunday followed by a single ten-minute qualifying session for Saturday. Each race day will consist of; a pre-final and a final.

If a class has more than the maximum number of karts allowed to start a race (number according to the length of the track, according to the event organizer) the top XX karts after qualifying will advance directly to the prefinal. A second-chance-race/last-chance-qualifier will be run for the remaining karts. Top X will transfer to the prefinal.

Points from the pre-final and final will count towards the Points Championship. Points from the final will count toward the Manufacturers Championship and the Nations Cup.

Official FWT Rotax Max Challenge Classes
DD2 / Rotax Grand Finals Qualifying Class
DD2 Masters / Rotax Grand Finals Qualifying Class
Senior Max / Rotax Grand Finals Qualifying Class
Junior Max / Rotax Grand Finals Qualifying Class
Masters Max / Rotax Grand Finals Qualifying Class
Mini Max
Micro Max

Official FWT Rotax Max Challenge Dates/Venues
January 15-19 / Homestead
February 13-16 / Ocala - Updated 10.01.13 (4:30 Eastern)
March 20-23 / Orlando

WHAT IS THE FWT?

The FWT is one of the world’s longest running, largest and most geographically diverse kart racing programs. The 2013 FWT featured over 340 drivers from 26 countries and all six karting continents, and for the sixth consecutive year was the world’s largest official Rotax Max Challenge. The FWT is owned and operated exclusively by Bill Wright / Formula Kart Productions (FKP)

The FWT consists of two separate double-race-weekend programs run on back-to-back event weekends each January, February and March. The FWT Invitational Formula Kart Racing program featuring Shifter, TaG and Briggs LO206* classes. The FWT Invitational Rotax Max Challenge program featuring Rotax classes.

FKP reserves the right to restrict participation in either of the Invitational FWT programs at its sole discretion. The FWT IRMC is promoted by FKP with permission from BRP/Rotax. The Rotax Grand Finals awards for the FWT IRMC are provided by BRP/Rotax. The FWT IRMC is not officially affiliated with any single Rotax Max Distributor. Competitors in the FWT are not required to be members of a Rotax distributors licensing program.

Participation in the FWT requires the driver to present a current FIA/CIK National or International license or a temporary WKA membership. The tracks used in the FWT are not CIK homologated. The tracks used in the FWT are approved by either the World Karting Association or the National Karting Alliance.

For additional information see the official FWT web site at www.floridawintertour.com For information concerning advertising, sponsorship and vending opportunities, contact Bill Wright at info@formulakart.com

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