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2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment ROK Cup USA Program Presented by MG Tires Kicks Off with Huge Success
Thursday, 22 January 2015 21:04

Florida Winter Tour

Big names, large grids and perfect weather in Homestead for inaugural ROK Cup USA weekend

In the very south of the state of Florida, MAXSpeed Entertainment kicked off their first event as the new owners of the Florida Winter Tour on January 17-18, 2015. Hosting round one of the new Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment ROK Cup USA weekend presented by MG Tires at Homestead Karting, set in the shadow of the Homestead-Miami Speedway, over 150 racers from around the world competed in seven different categories. The event featured an all-star lineup of drivers in the headline ROK Shifter class that included former Formula 1 drivers Rubens Barrichello and Nelson Piquet Jr. along with an excellent turnout of drivers in the remaining six categories.

Under sunny skies and near perfect weather, the event ran smooth from start to finish. The challenging permanent circuit on the parking lot grounds of the Homestead facility pushes drivers to their limits and provides excellent racing for those watching trackside and online.

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Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces 2015 Sponsors
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 21:35

Florida Winter Tour

ROK and Rotax weekends see support from the karting community; Masters Grand Finals ticket added to award package

After the acquisition of the Florida Winter Tour by MAXSpeed Entertainment and the announcement of the support of Cold Stone Creamery and MG Tires, support for the popular series continues to abound.  With the kick off of the 2015 season and the inaugural running of the ROK Cup USA weekend just days away, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce additional sponsors and supporters.

“We are proud to announce our 2015 partners. The continued support of so many companies within our industry is so important to the success of our program,” offered MAXSpeed Entertainment’s Garett Potter. “We know putting on a great show would not be possible without them. On behalf of the entire MAXSpeed family, I want to welcome our 2015 partners.”

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2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Discounted Registration to Close January 2nd
Monday, 29 December 2014 20:59

Florida Winter Tour

Be sure to take advantage of ROK and Rotax discounts

With the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour fast approaching, the registration for the highly anticipated international series continue to rise. With a record breaking opening day and an onslaught of registrations coming in on a daily basis, MAXSpeed Entertainment is reminding all teams and competitors to take advantage of discounted registration fees for all three events.

“The 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour is fast approaching record numbers,” explained Garett Potter. “I believe the changes to include just the ROK and Rotax programs were in the best interest for the sport of karting, teams, competitors and the series. I am confident that 2015 will be a great season!”

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Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award Taken Over By Mike Maurini and Will Continue at the 2015 Florida Winter Tour
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:04

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Bill Wright’s award tradition to continue under new series management

With the group of people at the MAXSpeed Entertainment taking over the reigns of the Florida Winter Tour, employees were thrust into action immediately to organize, plan and make changes to one of the largest and most competitive series in North American karting. With the addition of the ROK Cup USA program and the evolution of the Rotax MAX Challenge weekend, few items were over looked as the planning continued throughout the last quarter of this year.

“One of the awards that I wanted to see continue under the new management of the series was the Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award that had been a sought after prize in the Florida Winter Tour for the past three seasons,” explained Mike Maurini, owner of Race Tech Development, Koene USA and great friend of the late Dan Wheldon. “Being proactive, I made a few phone calls and offered my hand to help rekindle the award for the 2015 Florida Winter Tour. I know it means a lot to Bill Wright, several members of the karting community and myself, and with the help of Richard Boisclair from MAXSpeed Entertainment, he agreed that I would be the perfect successor to manage the award.”

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Has Record Breaking Day in Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Registration
Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:49

Florida Winter Tour

ROK and Rotax weekends stacked with talent and competition; reminder Homestead hotel blocks will soon expire

Just over one month from today, the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment will embark on a new tradition, as it will be the first time in its existence that the FWT will be without legendary promoter Bill Wright. Taken over by MAXSpeed Entertainment earlier this year, the Florida based crew has been hard at work finalizing all the details for the 2015 edition of the series. Opening registration on December 1, entries began to flood in, as records were broken during the first day of registration.

“We had a tremendous amount of entries come in during the opening day,” explained MAXSpeed Entertainment’s Garett Potter. “We were expecting the numbers to be good but they were overwhelming by the close of the first day. With a record number of pre-entries for the opening day ever, more than 90% off all entrants registered for both the ROK and Rotax weekends of competition.”

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Registration Now Open for the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment
Monday, 01 December 2014 16:34

Florida Winter Tour

Register starting today and take advantage of big savings

With the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment fast approaching, today is the day many competitors have been patiently waiting for, as registration is now open for all classes and for all three event weekends.

Competitors can take advantage of big incentives offered by MAXSpeed Entertainment, as registering for both race weekends will offer savings of up to $450.  Those registering for all six events weekends (ROK and Rotax) will receive a $175 discount for each ($350 total) along with a $100 cash back bonus at the final round if all six weekends are completed.  Those registering for only the three ROK or Rotax weekends will receive a $175 discount as well. 

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