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KWC Announces Latest Indoor Kart Driver World Rankings
Racing News1 763 Kenny Geldhof BEL
2 694 Robin Borremans BEL
3 668 Mathias Grooten BEL
4 585 Ruben Boutens HOL
5 384 Mats De Jong BEL
6 379 Pedro Washington BRA
7 376 Max Beer GER
8 352 Felipe Vieira POR
9 348 Werner Truegler AUT
10 312 Alex Gumpenberger AUT
11 309 Gregory Laporte BEL
12 302 Maxwell Jansley BRA
13 281 Rodrigo Faulhaber BRA
14 256 Yohan Medart BEL
15 252 M.Fritz GER
16 229 Humberto Rubin BRA
17 224 Sebastian Papke GER
18 216 Thiago Costa BRA
19 213 Bart Va Der Vel BEL
20 209 Truman Godfrey USA
21 192 M.Barth GER
22 187 Ed Cordeiro BRA
23 184 Tony Rolfson USA
24 174 Andre Hauke GER
25 173 John Kimbrel USA
26 166 Daan Vanhaame BEL
27 165 Mark Viskens BEL
28 160 M.Vanbrabant BEL
29 158 Mathias Maas BEL
30 157 Manuel Tenchert AUT
31 153 Fabio Konrad BRA
32 148 Miles Calvin USA
33 144 Marcel Banisch GER
34 140 Luir Miranda BRA
35 139 Mike Smith USA
36 139 Jeff Saiani USA
37 138 Felip Amandio POR
38 132 Uwe Suttner GER
39 123 Aaron Downs USA
40 121 Filipe Jorge BRA
41 119 Gustavo Loureiro BRA
42 118 Steven To HKG
43 116 Regis Gosselin BEL
44 116 C.Snoep HOL
45 116 Giovanni Nigliazzo ITA
46 114 Sebastiaan Circkens NED
47 114 Logan Calvin USA
48 114 M.Weidemann GER
49 114 Ian Pierce JAM
50 104 Marton Massat HUN
51 101 Lucas Motta BRA
52 99 Diego Morales COL
53 99 Romano Franssen HOL
54 97 Thiago Amorin BRA
55 95 Flavio Costa BRA
56 95 Matheus Porto BRA
57 94 Sidney Van Nieuwenhove BEL
58 94 Felipe Assumpção BRA
59 93 Jordan Pembleton USA
60 92 Mike Robertson USA
61 92 David Nekula USA
62 91 Herwig Heckl AUT
63 90 Fabio Orsolon BRA
64 89 Geofrey Mertens BEL
65 88 Carlos Nadaes BRA
66 86 Christopher Benninghover GER
67 86 Kavin Jantoch GER
68 84 K.Caprasse BEL
69 84 Mike Boer GER
70 82 C.Whitake GER
71 80 Mario Novak AUT
72 80 M.Hanhardt GER
73 73 Jordan Yakiwchuk CAN
74 72 Diogo Broka BRA
75 71 Matthias Hacknsellner AUT
76 71 Andre Addisson BRA
77 70 Shawn Mohatt USA
78 70 Dave Carter CAN
79 70 Luis Sanchez BRA
80 70 Gustavo Schwenck BRA
81 68 Rodrigo Araujo BRA
82 68 Brandon Lax USA
83 67 Dan Burke USA
84 58 A.Eppinguer
85 56 J.Soeffers
86 54 M.Heinen
87 54 D.Delien
88 54 L.Hackensellner
89 54 M.Derdul
90 54 Jerrot King USA
91 54 B.Vermeulen BEL
92 54 Yannick Wagner GER
93 54 Jannick Nielsen DEN
94 52 M.Kouijzer
95 50 Mitch Hayden USA
96 50 Florian Holzinguer GER
97 48 Poul Hornemann DEN
98 48 Carlos Guerra BRA
99 48 Tanja Carina Muller GER
100 48 Giovanni Craeynest BEL
101 47 Rick Apichairuk THL
102 47 Slow Assis BRA
103 47 Andrew Amador USA
104 46 Kristoff Van De Parre BEL
105 45 Christophe Cornette BEL
106 45 Diogo Mota BRA
107 45 Juan Martinez COL
108 45 Nico Schweintzer AUT
109 44 Casey Rising USA
110 44 Jim Allen USA
111 44 Dave Singelee BEL
112 44 Steve Pepka USA
113 44 Marcio Arcoverde BRA
114 44 Andres Prieto COL
115 30 J.Verraleweck
116 30 M.Schings
117 30 Timo Laporte
118 30 Tom O'Gorman USA
119 30 Rodrigo Piccolli BRA
120 30 Mauricio Pereira BRA
121 30 Przemyslaw Wojcik POL
122 30 Frederic Vervisch BEL
123 30 Florian Skupin GER
124 30 Kai Flaczyc GER
125 30 Cedric Wauters BEL
126 30 Mikolaj Marczyk POL
127 30 Russel Endean GBR
128 30 Alvaro D.Sirgo SPA
129 30 Christian Munoz SPA
130 30 Mark Kamstrup DEN
131 28 A.Degaigne
132 28 Heindl
133 28 Michael Grimm USA
134 28 Adriano Carboni BRA
135 28 Piotr Piernicki POL
136 28 Tim Johannes GER
137 28 Arnaud Degaigne FRA
138 28 Christoph Verhoeven BEL
139 28 Felipe Leite BRA
140 28 Paulo Franca BRA
141 28 Orlando Sidoti ITA
142 28 Christophe Verhoeven BEL
143 26 A.Janescko
144 26 E.Wenzel
145 26 M.Schings
146 26 S.Staes
147 26 L.Wehmuller
148 26 Huppertz
149 26 K.Esch
150 26 Arkadiusz Steckow POL
151 26 Felipe Leitao BRA
152 26 Francesco Aresta ITA
153 26 Haron Passarelli BRA
154 26 Michael Adler GER
155 26 Marcel Kouijzer GER
156 26 Elian Wenzel GER
157 26 Lee Hacket GBR
158 26 Nick Van Overveld BEL
159 26 Pedro Menezes BRA
160 26 Carlos H.Rosin BRA
161 26 Peterson Nakamura BRA
162 26 Luca Segu ITA
163 25 Andres Prieto COL
164 25 Francisco Ingles BRA
165 25 Blake Ledesma USA
166 25 Vinicius Alvarenga BRA
167 25 Hebert Ribeiro BRA
168 25 Bradley Philpot GBR
169 25 Juan Monroy COL
170 23 Nicolas Vanpuyvelde BEL
171 23 Efrain Olivares USA
172 23 Otacilio Oliveira BRA
173 23 Rich Bowen USA
174 23 Carlos Carneiro BRA
175 23 Clement Ng AUT
176 23 Kevin Bateman Sr USA
177 23 Bruno Afonso BRA
178 23 Daniel Faulhaber BRA
179 23 Thales Mattos BRA
180 23 Mike Davila USA
181 23 David Messimer USA
182 22 Timothy Vogels BEL
183 22 Andrea Sorbello ITA
184 22 Kristof de Ryck BEL
185 22 Joseph Smith USA
186 22 Michael Williamson CAN
187 22 Brad Steinbower USA
188 22 Laerte Miranda BRA
189 22 Chris Connolly USA
190 22 João Tubino BRA
191 22 Gil Martins BRA
192 22 Chaz Baca USA
193 22 Francisco Jansley BRA
194 22 Andre Lima BRA
195 22 Fredie Fuchs AUT
196 22 A.Baca Jr USA
Autobahn Indoor Spedway Adult Race Leagues
Racing NewsAdult Racing Leagues

Test your skills against other open wheel racing enthusiasts. Our Adult League Competitions are forming year round. We offer public and private leagues for racers of all levels of skills and experience. Most league sessions are eight weeks in length. The League experience is exciting and unique! It includes a completely different style of racing from Arrive and Drive racing that includes:

Three or four heats per night for all racers.
Heats that include a grid based standing start.
Heats results based on finish position instead of lap time.
Advanced points system that keeps it interesting week to week.
On League nights one track is devoted 100% to league racers.
Our Maryland Indoor Karting Championship league series for our BEST racers (by invitation only)!

Join the Winner's at Autobahn Indoor Speedway:

The Grand Finale winner wins a cash prize and trophy!
2nd place receives a cash prize and medal and a medal;
3rd place receives a cash prize and a medal.

For more info on Autobahn visit www.autobahnspeed.com
Club Speed choosen by French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting
Facility NewsClub Speed would like to Welcome French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting, West Baden Springs, Indiana - USA as our newest customer!

FLWB provides a great racing experience for racers of all ages. In addition to kart racing there is an excellent restaurant using our new Eurekas Software.

The New Club Speed Registration Kiosk allows for tighter Social Networking Integration, signing of waivers with your mouse, and a more stream-lined process for better throughput! We are constantly looking for ways to save you money and increase your bottom line.

Visit our Website @ www.clubspeed.com to see a few of the things you’re missing by using old or INFERIOR software.
Indoor Kart World Champions Interviewed
Facility NewsIn the most recent edition of National Kart News, Indoor Kart Report interviews
all the past Indoor Kart World Championship World Champions. Find out what they
think about the upcoming Kart World Championship (www.kartworldchampionship.com)
which is being held at Racehall in Demark the last week of July.

Check out the interviews on line at www.nkn.com
Join the Driven Raceway Race Camp this summer!
Facility NewsEach Race Camp spans 3 consecutive weekdays where young racers will have fun while learning kart racing driving techniques, playing mini golf, arcade games and mini bowling. Each racer will be provided lunch and must be at least 48" tall. We welcome first-time racers at any skill level with the only requirement being to have fun! Parents, this is your chance to have some time off by letting our qualified staff take care of your little racers!

Each camp participant receives kart racing instruction that includes racing terminology, track safety, track walks and the fundamentals of kart driving from some of our most experienced drivers. Each day, every racer will experience multiple kart races, 1 round of our great Black Light Mini Golf Course, 1 game of Mini Bowling, $7 of Arcade Cash and lunch featuring nachos or a hot dog, a cold drink and chips or a cookie.

For 2013: From 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM on 3 consecutive weekdays:
Monday through Wednesday and Wednesday through Friday
KIDS RACE CAMP: For each Race Camp session we are welcoming a total of 8 Kids who are a minimum of 48” tall
YOUNG ADULTS RACE CAMP: For each Race Camp session we are welcoming a total of 8 Young Adults, age 13 yrs or older and 55” tall

Race Camp Dates:

Mon. June 17 - Fri. June 21
MON. JUNE 24 - fri. june 28
Mon. July 1 - Fri. July 3
Mon. July 8 - Fri. July 12
Mon. July 15 - Fri. July 19
Mon. July 22 - Fri. july 26
Mon. july 29 - Fri. August 2
MON. August 5 - Fri. august 9

For more info visit http://www.drivenraceway.com/go-kart-race-camps.htm
Club Speed Welcomes Prokart Indoor Racing
Facility NewsClub Speed would like to Welcome Prokart Indoor Racing, Maple Grove, Minnesota - USA as our newest customer!

ProKART Indoors prides itself in providing top class facilities. Whether your visit is personal or professional, they have everything you need. They offer two different locations that include all state of the art equipment and meeting room facilities.

The New Club Speed Registration Kiosk allows for tighter Social Networking Integration, signing of waivers with your mouse, and a more stream-lined process for better throughput! We are constantly looking for ways to save you money and increase your bottom line.
Visit our Website @ www.clubspeed.com to see a few of the things you’re missing by using old or INFERIOR software.
On Track Karting - Brookfield Hosts Lime Rock Party
Facility NewsOn Track Karting - Brookfield Hosts Lime Rock Party

YOU CAN JOIN LIME ROCK PARK AND SOME ALMS/GRAND-AM DRIVERS
ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, FOR THE GRAND PRE-PARTY AT ON TRACK
KARTING IN BROOKFIELD

AS AN APPETIZER, WE'LL HAVE OUR REGULAR ARRIVE-AND-DRIVE RACING
FROM 4 TO 7 PM

WHO MIGHT BE THERE WATCHING YOU?

SO FAR, YOU CAN EXPECT ERIC CURRAN, NICK LONGHI, AND BILL SWEEDLER
AND AT SOME POINT BETWEEN 4 AND 7 THEY'LL HIT THE TRACK AND RACE AGAINST
OUR INVITED MEDIA GUESTS

YOU SHOULD ALSO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR BOB SHARP, SKIP BARBER, AND SAM POSEY

BETWEEN 7 PM AND 10 PM WE'LL SERVE UP THE MAIN COURSE AND RUN THE
LIME ROCK PARK MINI-ALMS NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX, A TWO-HOUR, 45-MINUTE (SAME LENGTH AS AN ALMS RACE) TEAM ENDURO

WANT IN?

YOU'LL NEED A TEAM OF 2 TO 6 DRIVERS AND A "LET'S HAVE SOME FUN" ATTITUDE (PLUS $360, BUT WE'LL WORRY ABOUT THE DETAILS LATER!) MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU'LL NEED TO SIGN UP SOON, BECAUSE LIME ROCK PARK LEAKED THE WORD OUT
MONDAY AFTERNOON AND THE FIELD IS FILLING UP FAST!

YES, SPECTATORS ARE WELCOME!

LIME ROCK CATERING AND ON TRACK KARTING WILL HAVE FREE FOOD AND DRINK AND LOTS OF FREE RAFFLES, INCLUDING PAIRS OF WEEKEND TICKETS TO LIME ROCK PARK, SO EVEN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO RACE, DON'T SKIP OUT ON ALL THE FUN

TO RESERVE A SPOT IN THE LRP MINI-ALMS NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX, CALL ON TRACK KARTING BROOKFIELD AT 203-740-8100 ($120 TEAM DEPOSIT REQUIRED)

GOT DRIVE?
Autobahn Indoor Speedway brings the roar of racing to Jessup, MD
Facility NewsAutobahn Indoor Speedway opened last month, introducing suburbia to the world of eye-popping, white-knuckle, lead-footed thrills that come from driving miniature race cars on miniature versions of the famous Monaco and LeMans courses.

"Howard County is loosening its tie a little bit," said Bill Erskine, a land-use lawyer who loosened his neckwear and donned a crash helmet during last Thursday's business mixer, sponsored by the Howard County Economic Development Authority. "The county is changing, and the pastimes that appeal to its residents and visitors are changing.

"It's not the allure of the golf course anymore. It's the allure of the racetrack. And it's a good thing."

That's music to the ears of the seven partners from Maryland and Florida who invested nearly $2 million to renovate the 70,000-square-foot space in Jessup and buy 50 Italian go-karts.

With little advertising, the speedway has attracted 2,600 customers — locals and visitors from Delaware and Pennsylvania who paid $19.95 to grip the wheel of a racer and let the mosquito-like whine of a revving engine wash over them, the owners said.

"That exceeded our expectations," said Bill Johnson, one of the partners.

But their business blueprint is built on generating about half of their revenue from companies reserving the track and its conference rooms for business mixers, employee appreciation days or team-building exercises at $50 to $85 a head.

Team-building — isn't that the adult rationalization for acting like a kid?

"Absolutely," said a grinning Larry Twele, CEO of the HCEDA. "Why should kids have all the fun? You need to get out of the office and clear the cobwebs."

The speedway came to Howard County because kids — specifically those of the partners — hooked their fathers on the adrenaline rush that comes from karting. Two of the partners have roots in Baltimore, so they cast their search for space in the suburbs.

But they had reservations. Maryland, after all, has a reputation in some circles of being unfriendly to business.

"That's the reputation, but in real life, that's not what we experienced," said David Larson, the venture's managing partner. "The business environment is wonderful. Instead of stop signs, we've gotten nothing but green lights."

There are nearly 120 indoor tracks in the country, mainly in the South and California. This is Maryland's first.

"This is a sort of out-of-the-box project for Maryland," Johnson said.

Karting is becoming more mainstream as the tracks get better and indoor tracks proliferate in the suburbs, said Van Gilder, senior consultant for Charlotte-based World Karting Association.

"They have leagues. They have classrooms. They're there to teach you about the sport and not just have you go out and wreck something," Gilder said. "Mom doesn't have a coronary because she sees her kid out there getting beat on. The indoor tracks are run like businesses and lend credibility to the sport."

Each track is a quarter-mile, with plenty of curves and room to pass. Top speed is about 55 mph "if you know what you're doing," said Jordan Wallace, the speedway's competition director. In the turns, drivers experience a gravitational pull two times their weight.

A safety and equipment briefing precedes a helmet fitting. Staff ensure seat belts are tight and each driver has a basic understanding of the car and course before a few practice laps.

The cars, at $10,000 apiece, are all electric, meaning no exhaust, no fire potential and a much quieter outing. The gas pedal is under the right foot, the brake under the left. Don't bother asking about power steering.

"It's all muscle," said Tim Harwood, driver of the No. 18 car and dead last in the standings after Thursday's business mixer. "And I don't have any left."

High-tech crash barriers line each route, and a race official stands watch, a remote control in hand to ratchet down the speed — the electronic version of the yellow caution flag.

A rookie driver needs under half a minute to complete one lap. After a full 14-lap race, "your heart rate is up. You're perspiring a bit. It's stressful and exhilarating at the same time," said Erskine after his race.

To build a fan base, the speedway is starting a summer camp this month for children over 8 years old and 4 feet tall who will learn to drive junior karts with top speeds of 25 mph. Once a child reaches 13 years old and 56 inches tall, they can graduate to the adult karts.

For the adults, there will be a 10-week adult race league this summer.

Mixers like the one the HCEDA sponsored help established businesspeople connect with the next generation, Erskine said.

"Our leaders in business and politics are getting younger and they are achieving more earlier. This is a great way for us all to interact," he said as he tightened his tie, smoothed his silver hair and got ready to return to his grown-up job. "Just to show you I'm not totally stodgy, my score has already been posted to my Facebook page."
Grand Prix New York to Host Project Yellow Light Race
Facility NewsHigh Schoolers will race to raiseawareness of distracted driving dangers


Grand Prix New York (GPNY) will host a 90-minute endurance race to benefit Project Yellow Light, an organization that promotes awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Greenwich High School Students Ben Albano, a GPNY Junior League Champion and MAZDASPEED Challenge driver, along with classmate Beau Dealy are organizing the race and soliciting participants from high schools throughout Fairfield, CT and Westchester, NY. The race will take place on June 14th at 7:00 pm at Grand Prix New York, 333 North Bedford Road in Mt. Kisco, NY.

As many as 20 teams of 2 to 5 drivers will race to complete the most laps in the allotted time, competing for prizes which include seats in the Skip Barber Teen Safety and Survival School. Entry fees of $100 per team are fully tax deductible, and all proceeds go directly to Project Yellow Light, thanks to Grand Prix New York and generous sponsors 12 Beverage, Birdie's Auto Spa, The Coughlin Group, Fresh Green Light Driving School, Skip Barber Racing School, Rand Insurance, and U.S. Pavement.

“Project Yellow Light’s mission to encourage young people to stop driving distracted is immensely important, and Grand Prix is the perfect venue to help raise awareness and support,” said GPNY Vice President Nat Mundy.

To sign up to race, or for more information, contact Ben Albano at benalbano@me.com or Beau Dealy at bdealy19@gmail.com.

About Grand Prix New York
Grand Prix New York Racing (GPNY) is the only large indoor racing, social entertainment, and corporate event venue in the New York City-metro area. Centrally located in the village of Mount Kisco New York, GPNY is a unique 118,000-square-foot facility that offers a quarter-mile-long, state-of-the-art racetrack for all ages; Spins Bowl (a 19-lane bowling center and special events services); Fuel restaurant and bar, with award-winning catering; an arcade, carnival room, banquet facility, conference rooms, and more. GPNY is actively involved in community outreach and fundraising efforts. Since its inception in 2008, GPNY has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities by hosting high-profile fundraising events. For more information about GPNY, visit their website at www.gpny.com.

About Project Yellow Light
Project Yellow Light is a scholarship competition designed to bring about change, in partnership with the Ad Council, Mazda, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and National Organizations for Youth Safety. Applicants have a clear mission: encourage peers to develop and embrace safe driving habits. For both the high school and college contests, the first-place winners receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000, second-place finishers receive $2,000, and third-place finishers receive $1,000. Project Yellow Light was founded in memory of Hunter Garner - a 16-year-old with a dry wit, wicked sense of humor, interesting creative mind, who loved music, running, and had lots of friends from all walks of life. Hunter died in a car crash on June 10, 2007 at the age of 16. For more information about Project Yellow Light, visit www.projectyellowlight.com.
Ace Karts - Melbourne - Australia Chooses Club Speed
Facility NewsClub Speed would like to welcome Ace Karts - Melbourne - Australia as our newest customer!

The New Club Speed Registration Kiosk allows for tighter Social Networking Integration, signing of waivers with your mouse, and a more stream-lined process for better throughput! We are constantly looking for ways to save you money and increase your bottom line.

Visit our Website @ www.clubspeed.com to see a few of the things you’re missing by using old or INFERIOR software.
OCTANE RACEWAY PHOENIX,AZ HOSTS 4TH ANNUAL FATHER’S DAY MAN BRUNCH
Facility NewsSwap the Hallmark Card for Race Results this Father’s Day!

WHO: America’s largest indoor kart racing venue, Octane Raceway welcomes all Dads.

WHAT: More than likely your dad was the one who put you back on your bike after you fell the first time. He let you sleep while he drove on long road trips. He bought your first tool set, which probably came in handy when the ‘Chief Mechanic’ had to fix something you broke. He taught you how to drive a car, and if you were lucky, it was a 5-speed. He was the ‘Title Sponsor’ for all your sports activities and your biggest fan.

Pay those memories forward by indulging dad with a little adventure this Father’s Day at Octane Raceway’s 4th Annual Man Brunch.

Bring the kids, friends and family for a very manly brunch. Breakfast favorites of eggs, bacon, sausage, waffles, hash browns, coffee and juice will be served.

Then it’s time to grab your helmet and race to the checkered flag. Will you be able to beat Dad’s lap time?

WHEN: This Father's Day, Sunday, June 16. Brunch is served at 9:00am with the first kart races of the day beginning at 9:30am. Racing continues all day until 8:00pm.

WHERE: Octane Raceway, 317 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034 (48th St. and Washington)
602-302-7223 | www.OctaneRaceway.com

COSTS: Brunch and one Kart Race is $24.95 per person. A Brunch-only option is available for $9.95.

Dad can eat and race for FREE with three or more paying guests. Man Brunch guests will receive member racing prices of 14.95 ALL DAY!

SIGN UP: Reservations are suggested for the Man Brunch and are available online at: http://bit.ly/JzQQFr or by calling 602.302.RACE.
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