May 15, 2014 Florida Winter Tour logo
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The Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour is one of kartings oldest and longest continuously running racing programs. From its humble beginnings in the winter of 1999 “The FWT” has grown into one of the world’s largest, geographically diverse, competitive and prestigious sprint kart racing programs. Bill Wright, exclusive owner and promoter of The FWT, […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – March 2014 – Nick Neri

Ocala Gran Prix pilot earns fourth ticket to Rotax Grand Finals with Florida Winter Tour DD2 championship

Apr 24, 2014 Neri on his way to victory at Florida Winter Tour, leading to his first DD2 championship (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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Championships Decided at Florida Winter Tour

Five drivers earn tickets to 2014 Rotax Grand Finals following final round in Orlando

Mar 24, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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It was Championship Sunday as the competitors in Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, took to the track to determine a multitude of FWT International Rotax Max Challenge Championships. The morning started out with only one cloud in the sky. Unfortunately that one cloud covered the entire sky. But, the […]

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Championship Titles Near End with First Day of Racing in Orlando for Florida Winter Tour

Schiavo adds to win total with double victory with Neri, Forteza, and DeMelo bag first of series

Mar 23, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.com)
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It was another “Chamber-of-Commerce” day of weather as the International Rotax MAX Challenge competitors in Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, headed into battle for their fifth of six rounds in 2014. With seven championship categories set to run the order of business was an early morning warm up, followed […]

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Familiar Faces at Top of Time Sheets During Florida Winter Tour Final Qualifying Day

Grids set for final two days of action at Orlando Kart Center

Mar 22, 2014 Sunday top qualifiers (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour The competitors of the Rotax MAX Challenge portion of Formula Kart Productions’ Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, were back in action today to set their qualifying times for this, the last weekend of racing in the 2014 Tour. To say, yet again, that the weather was spectacular […]

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Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge to Finish in Orlando

Four Rotax Grand Finals tickets to be awarded to four series champions

Mar 20, 2014 FWT-Blue Skies
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Story by Florida Winter Tour This weekend, March 21-23, the Rotax MAX Challenge competitors of Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, invade the OrlandoKartCenter in their search for glory in a multitude of international racing championships. At stake are drivers, nations and manufacturers championships and invitations to the Rotax MAX […]

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Formula Kart Championships Decided at Florida Winter Tour

Dailey doubles with DeMelo, Malukas, and d’Orlando among the 2014 champions

Mar 17, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour It was a gorgeous, sunny and warm Sunday for the final round of the 2014 Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, Formula Kart Racing Championship. At stake were eight FWT Formula Kart Racing drivers points championships for the Briggs, TaG and Shifter Kart competitors, and […]

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Saturday Racing Complete in Orlando for Formula Kart Racers

Zachery Claman Demelo wins and tightens things up in TaG Senior championship

Mar 16, 2014 A packed TaG Senior field prepares for the start Saturday in Orlando
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Story by Florida Winter Tour After four superlative rounds the final weekend of the 2014 Formula Kart Championship of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour presented by Ocala Gran Prix slams into high gear this weekend as the competitors take to the technical seven-tenths mile Orlando Kart Center track. This is the first time since […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – February 2014 – Luis Schiavo

Venezuelan Masters driver builds win total to six in eight Florida Winter Tour races in 2014

Mar 14, 2014 Schiavo won three of the four Masters features at the FWT Ocala event, matching his total from the opener in Homestead (Photo: Studio52.us)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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#GoRotax Hard Charger Award Set for Final Rounds of Florida Winter Tour and Challenge of the Americas

Final rounds will see drivers in all classes have a chance at a free set of Mojo Tires

Mar 13, 2014 #GoRotax
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MAXSpeed Group, one of the top Rotax MAX distributors in the world, is once again set to provide awards for Rotax competitors. With the final rounds of the annual Florida Winter Tour (FWT) and Rotax Challenge of the Americas (COA) forthcoming, officials at the MAXSpeed Group will offer a free set of Mojo Tires to […]

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Florida Winter Tour Preparing for Series Finale Weekends

Formula Kart Racing Championships to be decide this weekend in Orlando

Mar 13, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour This weekend the competitors of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, converge on the OrlandoKartingCenter facility for the final two rounds of the 2014 FWT Formula Kart Racing Championship. With this being the championship weekend for the Formula Kart competitors, the level of intensity will […]

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Florida Winter Tour to Visit Camp Boggy Creek

Join FWT for a visit to Camp Boggy Creek on Tuesday March 18

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Do you know a child with a serious illness? Sometimes the children and their family just need a break from their daily routine. Camp Boggy Creek is here to help with some Serious, no cost, Fun! Camp Boggy Creek is the official charity of FWT and is set to visit on Tuesday, March 18 During […]

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Feb 27, 2014 Dan Wheldon logo
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Friday, March 21 is the final day for nominations for the 2014 Dan Wheldon / FWT Karting Ambassador Award. The purpose of this annual award is two-fold. First, to honor the memory of Dan Wheldon. Second, to inspire others to be aware of and adopt the personal attributes that made Dan an outstanding father, racer […]

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Number of Drivers Add to Win Total at Florida Winter Tour

Schiavo earns three on the weekend, as Askew and De Conto wrap up Rotax Max Challenge event in Ocala with two

Feb 17, 2014 FWT-Ocala-Rotax-Sunday
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Story by Florida Winter Tour It was another picture perfect day at Ocala Gran Prix for the fourth of six rounds in Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge, presented by Ocala Gran Prix. As is always the case when the FWT comes to Ocala there were plenty of spectators watching the races […]

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Exciting Day in Ocala at Florida Winter Tour

Askew wins at home track in Senior, Schiavo earns two Masters victories

Feb 16, 2014 FWT-Ocala-Rotax-Saturday-Oliver Askew
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Story by Florida Winter Tour A crisp and clear Saturday morning greeted the competitors in Ocala, Florida for the third round of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour Rotax MAX Challenge, presented by Ocala Gran Prix. After Friday’s qualifying sessions the order of the day had each of the seven classes commence with their morning […]

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Number of Drivers Earn Multiple Pole Positions to Begin Florida Winter Tour Ocala Event

Schiavo post fast lap in four sessions, Kirkwood to lead Senior Max field both days

Feb 15, 2014 Luis Schiavo is the top qualifier in all four Masters sessions (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour It was a beautiful Friday in Ocala, Florida as the Rotax MAX Challenge competitors of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, took to the 0.52 mile OGP circuit to set their qualifying times for this weekend’s races. With this being Valentine’s Day, love was definitely […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – January 2014 – Michael d’Orlando

Cadet driver doubles up in TaG Cadet at opening rounds of Florida Winter Tour

Feb 13, 2014 Michael d'Orlando drove to double wins in the TaG Cadet division to open up the Florida Winter Tour (Photo: Studio52.us)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Feb 12, 2014 FWT Rotax
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This weekend the Rotax competitors of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, roll into the exemplary Ocala Gran Prix facility to contest the middle two rounds of the 2014 FWT Rotax MAX Challenge season. After a thrilling start to the season in Homestead the action is set to kick up […]

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Second Weekend of Florida Winter Tour Formula Kart Action Complete

Ocala Gran Prix provides stellar racing, despite mixed weather over the weekend

Feb 10, 2014 Close racing was found in all classes this weekend in Ocala. TaG Cadet drivers in action on Sunday
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Story by Florida Winter Tour The eyes of the kart racing world were on the exemplary Ocala Gran Prix circuit Sunday February 9th as the 16th Annual Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, featured the pilots of the Formula Kart Racing Championships Briggs, TaG and Shifter classes. After a cool […]

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Florida Winter Tour Drivers Race in The Rain at Ocala

Formula Kart racers begin to settle into championship fights for 2014 crown

Feb 09, 2014 Formula Stock Moto drivers grid up on Saturday under wet weather conditions during round three.
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Story by Florida Winter Tour  The exemplary Ocala Gran Prix karting circuit was alive with action on Saturday February 8 as the competitors of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, kicked off the third of six rounds for the 2014 FWT Formula Kart Racing Championship season. With this weekend being […]

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