On the heels of their final race of the season, Maranello North America is packed and primed for the biggest event on their calendar. Travelling nearly 4000KM across the continent from their Hamilton, Ontario headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada, five drivers will represent the Maranello red at the US Open of Las Vegas held on a temporary track in the parking lot of the RIO All Suites Hotel & Casino. Maranello North America will make their US Open series debut as the new program continues to grow and gain attention.
With Rotax Grand Finals tickets on the line for 2016, all five Maranello drivers will attack the Rotax DD2 category, two of them as DD2 Masters.
Seasoned Maranello drivers Ethan Simioni and Elvis Stojko are aiming for the top to close out their successful 2015 campaigns while DTM racer Robert Wickens has joined the team for a one-off karting appearance.
In addition, Max Preston and John Cariati have joined the Maranello operation for the big event hoping to cash to in. Both drivers stood on the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship podium in 2015 and bring great strength to the team.
Taking place on Halloween weekend in Las Vegas the US Open of Las Vegas has attracted some of the biggest names in Rotax Max karting. The event will draw no less than 200 competitors from around the world.
Two notable absences from the team this weekend are Maranello drivers Fred Woodley and Stuart Clark. Both drivers are busy preparing for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals which takes place in Portimao, Portugal immediately after the US Open.
Trevor Wickens, Maranello North America Team Manager:
“After a terrific year it’s great to end the North American season in Las Vegas. It’s great to have Max returning to the team and I look forward to working with John for the first time. With some nice talent under the tent I’m confident we will be at the sharp end of the grid.”
Action in Las Vegas gets underway on Wednesday, October 27, culminating on Saturday, October 31. To follow along with the race from home, be sure to tune into the live broadcast courtesy of MaxSpeed Entertainment on http://maxspeedentertainment.com/mse-live/.
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