Industry News: Vortex Announces RoK Shifter Engine Rental and Awards Program for FWT

Florida Winter Tour 2014 logoVortex and Formula Kart Productions, Inc announce an awards / support / rental program that will see the addition of the Vortex RoK Shifter engine package to the engines allowed for use in the Open Shifter and Masters Shifter classes at all 2014 FWT Formula Kart Racing events.

The new Vortex Rok Shifter motor package has already been enjoyed by such USA shifter aces as Nick Neri and Daniel Formal, as well as Formula 1 Star Rubens Barrichello.

ENGINE RENTAL

Complete, turn-key motor rentals will be available starting at $250 per event weekend, (Friday through Sunday). Additional rental days are available with advance notice for only $100 per day. Currently, ten Rok Shifter motors are available as total turn-key packages for rental. Vortex has committed to adding more as demand dictates. Drivers are asked to reserve their motor in advance of each event, by emailing USA@RokCup.com

VORTEX RoK AWARD

The FWT Open Shifter class will be designated as a points-paying RoK Cup category, and the highest placing Open Shifter driver using exclusively a RoK Shifter engine in the FWT Points Championship will receive a complimentary entry at the 2014 Rok Cup USA Championship Event. Award to include entry, motor rental, tires, and fuel.

Officials from Vortex and Rok Cup USA will be on hand at the FWT Formula Kart Racing events to assist drivers with the Vortex Rok Shifter.

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Entries are currently being accepted with Florida Winter Tour at www.FloridaWinterTour.com. Any driver who registers  for all-three Formula Kart Racing event-weekends prior to January 3, 2014 will receive a $100 discount off the regular price.

Datasheet:

  •  Single-cylinder 2 stroke engine with six-speed gearbox
  •  Displacement 125 cc
  •  Cast iron liner
  •  43 Hp at 13900 rpm
  •  PVL analog ignition
  •  Mixture-lubricated
  •  External pump liquid cooled system
  •  Dell’Orto carburetTor 30mm diameter
  •  Intake reed valve in the crankcase
  •  Number of transfer ducts: 5/3
  •  Bore-stroke 54 x 54,5 m
  •  Front clutch gear shift
  •  Dry clutch
  •  Oval exhaust with 2 boosters
  •  C4 radial-bearings ONE-PIECE Rok exhaust

The Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour is one of the world’s longest running, largest and most geographically diverse kart racing programs. In 2013 the 15th Annual FWT featured over 340 drivers from 26 countries and all six karting continents. For more information see the official FWT web site at www.floridawintertour.com .

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