At last weekend’s Mosport International Kart Club season opener on the newly reconfigured Mosport Kartways, Energy Kart North America finally made their much anticipated debut in the four-cycle Briggs & Stratton category.
Briggs & Stratton racing has become very popular in North America over the past few seasons and Energy Kart North America’s Darren White saw this as a major opportunity to increase his brand, placing his Rotax Senior driver Marco Signoretti in the kart for it’s debut in a 26-kart deep field. He was also joined by Frank Shaw and the two went to work early.
Shaw was the second fastest in qualifying with Signoretti further down the grid in ninth. In the Prefinal, Shaw had a rough start losing a few positions, however he was able to quickly rebound with a fourth place finish. Signoretti, on the other hand, had a great run driving through the field to finish second.
With both drivers starting on the outside of the in the final the duo took the holehot going into the first corner and never looked back. Signoretti brought home his first four-cycle win since he moved to the Rotax ranks as Shaw followed home in second place after the two were uncontested.
“It was a great debut weekend for our four-cycle karts. We surprised a lot of people with the instant pace we had,” expressed Energy Kart North America team owner Darren White. “We have been working and developing closely with the factory for the past six months and I think it’s safe to say we have done a good job in delivering a great four-cycle product to run in the Briggs & Stratton classes.”
Energy Kart North America not only had a great day in Briggs but they also brought home victories in Micro Max with Ryland Duesburry and in Rotax Junior with Joe Soranno.
Energy Kart North America is also expecting the arrival of their 2015 fleet of karts, with the much anticipated new bodywork package which is much lighter. Those interested in joining the Energy Kart North America program for Rotax or Briggs competition are urged to contact Darren White at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://energykartcanada.com.
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