IndyCar Stars Alex Tagliani & E.J. Viso Join The Starting Grid For The Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, P
PERFORMANCE RACING INDUSTRY LAGUNA BEACH, CA. Monday, 21 November 2011 The stars will be coming out at night for the big race! The list of respected professional drivers competing in the Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax continues to grow as it was announced that IndyCar stars Alex Tagliani and E.J. Viso have entered the race.
Tagliani won the pole position at the 2011 Indy 500. He’ll be racing a Birel chassis for MRP Motorsport. Viso had four top-10 finishes in the IndyCar series this year. He’ll be racing a Praga chassis. MRP Motorsport will be displaying the Birel line of race kart chassis in the PRI Trade Show, and Intrepid North America will display the Praga and Intrepid lines of race kart chassis in the Show. Other racers in the All-Star division of the Red Bull Kart Fight include NASCAR Cup star AJ Allmendinger, X Games star Tanner Foust, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series star Cole Whitt, and Indycar’s Ryan Briscoe, Townsend Bell and Jay Howard. This year’s KZ1 World Champion Jonathon Thonon will be running in the Karters division, along with 5-time world champion David Fore and last year’s world champion Bas Lammers! “Get ready for some outstanding racing action!” exclaimed Steve Lewis, producer of the PRI Trade Show, and organizer of the race. “This tight race track is going to be packed with serious driving talent.” The race takes place the night of Thursday, December 1, in Orlando, on a purpose-built kart track adjacent to the North/South Building of the Orange County Convention Center. Opening ceremonies are at 6:15 p.m., and the racing starts at 6:30 p.m. It’s the fifth big kart race to be held at the PRI Trade Show. Red Bull is promoting the event at 11 kart tracks in the southeastern United States, where drivers will be able to set a lap time and compete for a spot in one of the night’s preliminary races at the big show. The winning driver will receive coaching from Red Bull Athlete Cole Whitt. Regional Qualifiers for the Amateur Division at the Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, powered by Rotax, are wrapping up throughout the Southeast this weekend. A full report of the qualifying drivers will be announced next week. The Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax race will be nationally televised. It is being co-sanctioned by the major kart racing series: WKA and IKF. It is the only kart race to have this sort of unification of the karting segment of the racing industry. To stay informed on the Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Powered by Rotax, visit the Red Bull Kart Fight Events Page at http://www.performanceracing.com