|October 24, 2003 News
|Florida RMax State Championship and Endurance Race News
|By Bill Wright, Formula Kart Products
Formula Kart Productions announces the results of the Formula Kart 2003 FL RMax State Championships, presented by Skip Barber Racing School and the results of the *www.formulakart.com 4-Hour Endurance Event.
This year's FL RMax State Championships marked the first running of the annual invitation-only event. The top seven drivers from each of the three classes from the three separate FL RMax Challenges (North, Central and South) were invited to find out who was the fastest of the fast in FL RMax competition.
This event was part of the FL Karter Awards Partnership (FKAP ) between Skip Barber Racing Schools and Formula Kart Productions. In just it's first year has awarded over $16,500 in Skip Barber Racing School awards to Florida kart racers racing with Formula Kart Productions. In addition, the event was filmed by Dragon Lake Media for broadcast later this year on the Fox Sports Net television network. Broadcast dates* will be releases when available.
Formula Kart 2003 FL RMax State Championship results:
| International Class Podium|
1st : Andrew Litzenberger, Atlanta, Ga.
2nd: Josh Hurley, Cooper City, Fla.
3rd: Nick Weil, Orlando, Fla.
4th: Joe Howard, Powder Springs, Ga.
5th: Frank Gyuru, Clearwater, Fla.
This class was part of the FL Karter Awards Partnership ( FKAP ) between Skip Barber Racing Schools and Formula Kart Productions. For his win, Drew Litzenberger was awarded a three-day Skip Barber Racing School, Josh Hurley was awarded a $1000 SBRS certificate, and Nick Weil was awarded a $750 SBRS certificate.
| Masters' podium|
1st: Peter Hutter, Gainesville, Fla.
2nd: Leonardo Gomez, Miami, Fla.
3rd: Jaime Velasco, Miami, Fla.
4th: Bill Winchester, Pembrooke Pines, Fla.
5th: Chris Leclerc, Miami, Fla.
This class was part of the FL Karter Awards Partnership ( FKAP ) between Skip Barber Racing Schools and Formula Kart Productions. For his win, Peter Hutter was awarded a 3-day Skip Barber Racing School, Leonardo Gomez was awarded a $1000 SBRS certificate, and Jaime Velasco was awarded a $750 SBRS certificate.
Junior Class :
| Junior class podium|
1st: Ryan Fowler, Miami, Fla.
2nd: Keith Spicer, Naples, Fla.
3rd: Mark Jensen, Windermere, Fla.
4th: Alex Wikell, North Palm Beach, Fla.
5th: Matt Varsha, Atlanta, Ga.
*www.formulakart.com 4-Hour Endurance Event results:
This event was the first of its kind in Florida. It was used to formulate a format for running several of these types of events in Florida in 2004. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the 16 teams who took part, and made this event a huge success. Our goal was to learn how to run this type of event, and the teamís efforts, along with some help from lady luck and mother nature, gave us the opportunity to encounter just about any foreseeable situation, and therefore learn how to deal with them in the most effective way. I am sure that we now have the information we need to make these events even more enjoyable and fair, and look forward to organizing 3-4 of these events in 2004.
Senior Class ( 15-up ):
| Senior Endurance Podium|
1st: Team The Canadians, EH !
Ross, Spencer and Todd MacPherson
This Ontario, Canada-based team drove a long way to get to the event, and then drove the furthest of any Senior class team during the event to take home the win. Congratulations to Ross, Spencer and Todd MacPherson.
2nd: Team SpeedQuest
Nick Weil and Ennis Bragg
3rd: Team Buckeyes
Curtis Parker and John Walberg
Combined Class ( 12-up ):
| Junior endurance drivers|
1st : Team Fittipaldi
Andre Martin, Pedro Jacobsen and Alex Wikell
2nd: Team The Undertakers
John Summerton, Nicholas Silva and Frank Gyuru
3rd : Team Potter
Craig Duerson and Keith Spicer
*Advertising opportunities for the Fox Sports Net broadcast of the 2003 FL RMax State Championships are still available. Rates start as low as $125 per show. Contact Formula Kart Productions for more information.
Formula Kart Productions is an event promotions company based in Panama City, Fla., FKP is the current contracted administrator of the FL Region of Rotax Max Challenges, and the current contracted administrator of the FL Region of Superkarts!USA. For more information visit their web site at http://www.formulakart.com , or contact Bill Wright, 850-258-0846 or firstname.lastname@example.org .