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February 21, 2012 News
Team News: Overdrive Motorsports - Gatorz Challenge of the Americas Phoenix Preview

Overdrive Motorsports heads to Phoenix for the second round of the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas, at the PKRA circuit.

At round one, Calgary’s Austin King was the only driver to challenge Fritz Leesman in the fastest category, DD2. Now having more seat-time under his belt, King hopes to improve from his third position standing in the points.

King will also be pulling double-duty Senior Max class where the field is deepest. Austin is very comfortable aboard his Scuderia PCR MXK8 chassis and took a win at a recent club race at PKRA on February 12th.

Junior driver Jim Mckinney will again be pitting with Team odkarts.com and has positioned himself sixth overall in the points heading to his home track. Some small chassis tweaks and more engine development will be the tools Jim will use to his advantage this weekend.

DD2 Masters driver Mark Wheeler has strung an impressive pair of second place finishes aboard his Overdrive Powered PCR Advance chassis and hopes to repeat his latest performances.

Austin King placed second on Saturday in Tucson in the DD2 class
Austin King placed second on Saturday in Tucson in the DD2 class

A new independent driver has turned to Overdrive Power. Phoenix’s Derek Poirier will have a 2012 Overdrive FR125 in the Masters Category. Derek currently stands fifth in the standings is excited for the change. “I know the track very well in Phoenix, and know I can compete at the front now that I have power that I can trust!” commented Poirier as he prepares for the event.

Other Overdrive Powered drivers include: Bryan Lemon and Josh Sarchet in Senior Max, Matt McMurry in Junior Max, Jessica Dezall in Mini Max and Curtis Ruth’s Innovative Karting squad – Augie Lerch in Senior Max, Austin Kuehl in Junior Max.

Four official team entries and six additional powerplants will represent Overdrive Motorsports at this year’s Challenge of the Americas!

Overdrive Motorsports’ national level racing team is branded as Team ODkarts.com/Scuderia PCR. The Canadian based operation travels events throughout North America including the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas, Superkarts! USA SuperNationals and the ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Championships. Spots are still available to join us for Western Canadian Championships and Overdrive is looking for independent drivers to represent their Engines and Chassis at every event!

Visit http://www.overdrivekarts.com or http://www.facebook.com/overdrivekarts for more information.
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