August 16, 2010 (Orange, Calif.) – Making up its previously postponed June date at the Grange Motor Circuit, the Gatorz Karting Cup would like to announce that round five of the 2010 Gatorz Karting Cup will be held Saturday, October 2, at the Calspeed Karting Center. It will be held in conjunction with the Fontana round of the Rotax Pan-Am. On that Saturday, all Gatorz Karting Cup drivers will earn points for the series championship.
Round 4 of the Gatorz Karting Cup will be held August 28-29 in a joint race with the Los Angeles Kart Club, while round 6 and the series finale will be held October 9-10 at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix.
The decision to partner with the Pan-Am was based on a variety of circumstances, including minimizing travel for teams located far from Southern California who also plan on competing at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, which will be the series finale for the Gatorz Karting Cup. With the added hurdle of a crowded race schedule in September and October, and Pan-Am’s willingness to accommodate the Gatorz Karting Cup drivers, the decision was made to make Saturday a Gatorz points race.
“We looked at several different scenarios for making up our June round, but in the end this is the best solution for us and for the drivers, teams, and shops that support our series,” said Andy Seesemann, owner of the Gatorz Karting Cup. “Racing on back-to-back weekends will minimize the travel for our teams and shops that are based out of town that will be competing in Lancaster.”
“We appreciate that Joe Ramos willing to work with us and include us in his program, and we hope that our Gatorz Karting Cup drivers will race the Sunday round of Pan-Am as well. And now that our schedule is set for the rest of the season, we are looking forward to three exciting rounds of Rotax racing.”
Gatorz Karting Cup racers will be competing for free entries, including tires, to the 2011 Gatorz Challenge of the Americas. With three rounds of the six-round championship remaining, the final races at Calspeed and Lancaster will determine the season champions in each class. Drivers will have to compete in five of the six events in order to be eligible for the championship prizes.
For more information about the final events of the 2010 Gatorz Karting Cup, contact Full Throttle Karting at (714) 289-0432.