Rolison Performance Group Offering Race Services for Pan Am and SuperNationals
Leading race team to provide Arrive and Drive programs in North Carolina and Las Vegas to close out 2014
The 2014 karting season is nearing the end in the United States, with two major international events still left on the calendar. Leading North American race team Rolison Performance Group has been busy preparing for the upcoming Rotax Pan American Challenge and the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII. The Oregon-based operation will be providing trackside services at both events, catering to any driver’s specific needs.
Led by national championship driver Mike Rolison, the Rolison Performance Group Driver Development program is more than just lessons at the track. Rolison and the RPG staff go in-depth with pre-race physical and mental preparation, breaking down circuits, and pouring over on-board video footage and data. It’s all about focusing on every aspect of the driving equation. The program has helped to guide and develop a number of talented and successful drivers, equating into three straight years of qualifying drivers to the Rotax Grand Finals and scoring major victories and championships, including the SKUSA Pro Tour. This year, two RPG drivers – Phillip Arscott and Austin Versteeg – are part of Team USA, scheduled to compete at the RMCGF in Valencia, Spain. Blaine Rocha is a SKUSA SummerNationals winner this past August while Luke Selliken has a SKUSA Pro Tour and Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge titles to his credit from 2012 and 2013.
The first event – Rotax Pan American Challenge – is scheduled for October 15-19 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The race will be one of the final opportunities for drivers from countries all over the world to earn a ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals. Rolison Performance Group is offering race-winning packages at very competitive pricing aboard the successful OTK Kosmic chassis with KGK Rotax engines for the Senior Max and DD2 categories.
Since 2006, Rolison Performance Group has succeeded in sending drivers to the Rotax Grand Finals eight of the nine years. Rolison himself competed in Portugal, and helped Joey Wimestt in 2013 to reach the NOLA Motorsports Park in the United States, where he finished runner-up in the DD2 category. This year, RPG is currently represented by Phillip Arscott and Austin Versteeg, who both won their tickets through championships at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas.
In November, Rolison Performance Group will travel to Las Vegas for the 18th running of the SKUSA SuperNationals outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. One of the biggest events in the world, RPG has the experience and knowledge to take racers to the front for ‘Super Sunday’. Arrive and Drive programs are available in TaG, from Cadet and Junior to Senior and Master with P1 Engines power, along with all four Stock Moto categories with SwedeTech Racing Engines.
At each event, Rolison Performance Group can provide a specialized program for those with their own kart. Racers needing transportation or tent space, RPG has space available for both Mooresville and Las Vegas. With each Arrive and Drive program, data acquisition and driver coaching follows for all drivers with every on-track session. Work with experienced karters such as Rolison, Wesley Boswell, Arie Ouimet, Kevin Glover, and many others.
About Rolison Performance Group:
The Rolison Performance Group is a leading race team and prep shop in American karting, and is also a Rotax Service Center and a Kosmic chassis dealer. Owner Mike Rolison, known as “Roli” at the racetrack, has built a career coaching some of the best kart racers on the West Coast. Over the past decade, he has helped 100′s of drivers and mechanics improve their craft. Mike brings world class driving and coaching experience to every racer he works with. Drivers that have been part of the Rolison Performance Group team over the past few seasons have recorded a number of national victories, claiming Superkarts! USA Pro Tour and Rotax Challenge of the Americas titles. RPG provides trackside support and arrive-and-drive programs for many series, including the Florida Winter Tour, Challenge of the Americas, US Rotax Grand Nationals, Pan-American Challenge, SKUSA Pro Tour, Can-Am Karting Challenge and the SKUSA SuperNationals. The team is a Kosmic chassis and product line dealer and is proud to campaign karts on the regional and national stage.