IKF 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals Set for October 10-13

Motul Oil to be presenting sponsor, event held at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Looking forward to the latter half of the 2013 season, the International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals are now set for October 10th to 13th at the ButtonwillowRacewayPark facility in Buttonwillow, California. With multiple sponsors on board including presenting sponsor Motul Oil and corporate sponsors VP Race Fuels and Bridgestone, the event is sure to be one to mark on your calendar.

With official practice set for Thursday October 10th, seven classes will roll out each race day with class champions being awarded the prestigious ‘Duffy’.

“We are very excited for this years event and are looking forward to October,” explained IKF President Bill Hilger. “We have a lot of new things planned for the Grand Nationals as well as a lot of traditional items that will remain a mainstay in the series for the years to come.”

Returning to the 2013 edition of the event will be the IKF Lake Speed Award of Excellence. The perpetual award, honoring the 1978 World Karting Champion, will honor the seventh annual recipient at the conclusion of the event in Buttonwillow, California. The future award winner will be voted on by a panel of judges and could be a driver, team, kart shop or combination thereof. Former recipients, along with a panel of scouts, will determine a winner based on a multitude of criteria including sportsmanship, competitive achievement, benevolence and professional appearance during the race event. Last years winner of the IKF Lake Speed Award of Excellence was David Vasquez.

New for 2013, the International Kart Federation will introduce the IKF Engine Builder Competition  Award. This trophy will be given to the engine builder that accumulates the most points from top five in each class throughout the event. With five points going to the winner, four points to second and so on down to fifth, points will be calculated at the event conclusion with the Engine Builder with the most points receiving the award.

No punches are required for the 2013 IKF 2 Cycle Sprint Grand National. All competitors must be IKF Members. One Event Memberships are not allowed at the event.

Registration for the IKF Motul Oil 2-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals is now available by visiting www.ikfkarting.com and www.motorsportsreg.com. Various sponsorship packages are also available and can be seen online at the International Kart Federation website.

For more information on the International Kart Federation including event schedule, sponsors and accommodations, please visit them online at www.ikfkarting.com where you will find news, contacts and information on all future events. For more information on the 2 Cycle Sprint Grand National, please contact Mr. Don Malony. He can be reached at 831-902-8337 and donmalony@outlook.com.

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