Margay Factory Team Heads To Daytona

Karters from around the country converge at the ‘World Center of Speed’

As families around the world are sipping leftover eggnog and picking up shredded wrapping paper, kart racers are setting their GPS to Daytona International Speedway for the 2015 edition of the World Karting Association’s Daytona Kartweek.  Primary event sponsor, all-time leading Manufacturer’s Cup winner and U.S. chassis manufacturer Margay Racing will host 25 drivers throughout multiple categories who will look at add to the company’s impressive Daytona victory total.

The inaugural and highly anticipated Briggs Senior field will feature 11 Margay drivers, led by Margay Canada’s factory pilot – Charlotte Lalonde.  Joining her in the fight for the top podium spot is current Ignite Senior Champion Nick Todtenhaupt, Hannah Grisham, David Vasquez, Jim Rucker, Jason Froemming, Mike Clark and Dillon Emerson.  Also looking to take on the stout Daytona field is the family trio of Keith, Michael and Rod Scharf.  Representing Margay in the Yamaha Senior class is consistent national front runner Brad Brittin and veteran Jim Rucker, who will be pulling double duty in the Briggs Senior class.

Leading the charge in the Junior categories is Spike Kohlbecker, who will be competing in the IAME Junior and Yamaha Junior class, where he will be accompanied by Gage Rucker.  Like his dad in the senior classes, Gage is pulling double duty in the Briggs Junior class.  Joining Gage in what is sure to be an ultra-competitive field will be Florida standout Hunter Fox along with Evan Stamer, Seth Gentry, Grant Palmer, Nash Dyun and Hunter Richardson.

Rounding out the lineup for the younger classes is St. Louis natives Reid Sweeney in IAME Sportsman and Sean Dixon in Kid Kart.

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Based in Saint Louis, MO, Margay Racing is the most successful sprint kart manufacturer in the United States, supporting drivers in all divisions of karting and producing winning karts for countless local, regional, and national champions.  Now in its 51st year, Margay is owned by third-generation family member, Keith Freber.  For more information about Margay, please see

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