With the karting season in full swing and the date set for the Lone Star Grand Prix at the Speedsportz Racing Park, additional details are coming together regarding events that will happen over the much anticipated event weekend. Along with the minimum $30,000 purse, event officials are pleased to confirm the addition of a Mechanic Tire Mounting Challenge, the addition of Hot Pits during qualifying, the Triple Crown as well as some unique Texas branded awards for winners.
Set to take place as a night race over the September 2nd and 3rd weekend, the prestigious event is continuing to add partners and programs to make it a festival type atmosphere. With at least $30,000 in cash and awards for on track results thanks to Ferguson Truck Center, who has returned as the presenting partner, the new off track activities are growing.
“We are going to have a Mechanic Tire Mounting Challenge that will be free to enter, but $500 to win,” explained Alan Rudolph. “A huge thanks to RTD Media for stepping up to the plate as they will also offer $250 of RTD cash do be used on any of their services. Can your driver be the quickest on the track and you be the quickest off it? I am sure the trash talking will begin soon.”
With the Triple Crown style race format still coming together, final details will be announced soon but racers will have something special to be competing for in Texas.
“Let’s just say we went shopping for Texas style cowboy hats,” expressed Jessica Rudolph. “Much like the Formula One event in Austin, we want to make the Lone Star Grand Prix an exclusive style event. Don’t be surprised if you see cowboy hats or something else the resembles Texas given away to our winners.”
Alan Rudolph added, “I have always been a fan of Supercross, and I got the idea from one of their most recent events. While we have yet to finalize all the minor details, Lone Star Grand Prix competitors can expect to compete in three main events in which they will all earn points towards the weekend total with the highest point-getter being deemed the champion.”
For both the KA100 Junior and Senior classes, the Lone Star Grand Prix will feature “Hot Pits” for qualifying. With a longer session that will allow drivers to pit and make changes, try a different setup, find a drafting partner or just wait until late in the session to lay down a lap, the format will feature drama filled and intense qualifying sessions.
Ironing out all the details, Speedsportz Racing Park invites the karting community for ideas and suggestions to help make the Lone Star Grand Prix one of the biggest karting events in North America.
For more information on the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy, Lone Star Grand Prix, and Speedsportz Racing Park, please contact Jessica Rudolph via email to Jessica@SpeedsportzTX.com.