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September 05, 2012
Team News: Pserra Racing Takes On Top North American Karting Events
 

Pserra Racing made their official Tony Kart debut at the Canadian National Championships (Photo: Cody Schindel - CKN)
Pserra Racing made their official Tony Kart debut at the Canadian National Championships
(Photo: Cody Schindel - CKN)

UNIONVILLE, ONT. (September 5, 2012) - After recently announcing the restructuring of their race program, Pserra Racing has been busy gearing up for some of North America's biggest events. Taking on the ASN Canada FIA Canadian Karting Championships just a few weeks ago, Pserra Racing is now getting set for the upcoming Rotax Max Challenge Pan-American Championship, and the biggest event on the US karting calendar, the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals. Team driver Antonio Serravalle is also due to return to European racing action, while Pserra has promotional deals on their popular Rotax engine platform and championship-caliber Tony Kart and OTK product line.

After making history by winning at the CSAI Italian Championships, Serravalle is set to return to European racing this weekend. Taking the Mini 60cc race win at the Circuito Di Siena in Siena, Italy in late July, the young Serravalle will look to repeat that effort as the series resumes at the Pista 7 Laghi di Castelletto di Branduzzo circuit, located about 50km south of Milan. Serravalle will once again run a Baby Race Team prepared Tony Kart, with father and Pserra team principal Peter Serravalle turning the wrenches.

Even with Antonio taking on European action in 2012, Serravalle and the entire Pserra Racing crew have been busy back at their base in Unionville, Ont. Making their official Tony Kart team debut at the recent Canadian Karting Championships in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Que., the new Tony Kart team turned heads in the paddock with their new professional set-up and with team driver JP Hutchinson. Taking on the ultra-competitive Rotax Mini Max class in a Pserra prepared Tony Kart, the Toronto, Ont., resident started his Nationals campaign off with a solid sixth place qualifying run. After only racing locally in 2012, Hutchinson took on Canada's top Mini Max drivers in the wheel-to-wheel competition of the three heat races. Posting solid efforts of fifth, tenth and fourth, Hutchinson lined up sixth for the prefinal event. Marching forward to the third position, a podium result and possible race win was in sight for the Pserra pilot. Slotting into third at the start of the final, Hutchinson ran the race in the third position and was poised for a National podium. Heartbreak ended the talent's run on the final lap after the motor shut down when the pulse line came off. Nonetheless, Hutchinson's weekend was one to be proud of, as he turned heads with his Pserra Racing powered Tony Kart.

Also utilizing engines prepared by Pserra Racing, Rotax Micro Max competitor Thomas Simard earned the elusive pole position and one heat race victory before driving to a fifth place result in the final. His Pserra power also contributed to fast lap honours in both the prefinal and final, setting a new track record in the process. Rotax Junior driver Tyler Ripani scored a top-10 finish with his seventh place run, while Tyler David also benefited from Pserra power in the Rotax DD2 class.

Pserra Racing will now turn their attention to two major North American karting events. First up is the Pan-American Championships, set for September 20-23, at The Track at Centennial in Englewood, Colo. As an international Rotax event, the Pan-Am is the last chance to qualify for the coveted spots for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Following that, Pserra Racing will begin preparations for one of the sports greatest events, the SuperKarts! USA SuperNationals. Taking place on a temporary circuit on the grounds of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Pserra Racing will work to earn ultimate SuperNats glory. Full Arrive & Drive packages are available for both events on Pserra's new Tony Kart chassis line. Any interested party is asked to contact Pserra Racing toll free at 1.877.880.6455.

Pserra Racing is also pleased to announced two promotional deals for their customers. Anyone purchasing a new Rotax engine package will receive a one year warranty and a new set of tires. This promotion is valid until September 30, 2012. Pserra Racing and Tony Kart also have a special promotional deal as well in place; please call Pserra Racing for more details.

For more information on Antonio Serravalle, please visit http://www.antonioserravalle.com . For more information about Pserra Racing, the Pserra Racing team, the Tony Kart chassis line, Beta tools and OTK parts, as well as Pserra's engine program and arrive and drive programs, please visit their website, http://www.pserraracing.com or contact them toll free at 1.877.880.6455
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