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MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels Class and Event Sponsors
Thursday, 14 January 2016 16:56


Continued support from the karting industry and beyond

Following the announcements of corporate sponsors Sofina Foods Inc. as title sponsor and Fikse Wheels as presenting sponsor for all 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events, as well as Motorsport.com as Official Digital Media Partner, the largest karting race promotion company in the world is pleased to announce additional supporters for their 2016 racing program. With the first event on the calendar fast approaching, as drivers will take to the Homestead Karting facility this week for the opening round of the 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels, support continues to abound for the bourgeoning program.

“We are happy to have many of our sponsors continue their support of our program in 2016,” explains MAXSpeed Entertainment’s Race Promotion Director Garett Potter. “We also have several new companies on board this year; both new and retuning sponsors really emphasize the foundation MAXSpeed has created. With support from inside and outside the karting industry, our list of sponsors and partners is truly incredible and we cannot thank them enough for their partnership.”

Motorsport.com and Emerson Fittipaldi Announce 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment Karting Series Contingency and Driver of the Year Programs
Thursday, 14 January 2016 09:37

Emerson Fittipaldi

Motorsport.com today announced plans for two incentive-based driver contingency programs in support of its content partnership with 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment karting events.

Motorsport.com will host both the “Motorsport.com MAXSpeed Award” and “Motorsport.com Emerson Fittipaldi Driver of the Year Award” in recognition of individual performances throughout the race season.

“Karting is the base; the best road to Formula 1, NASCAR, etc. It is the way all great champions start, and it’s important to me to see the sport of karting continue to grow,” said two-time Formula 1 champion Emerson Fittipaldi. “Having Motorsport.com and MAXSpeed come together seems like a natural fit to help achieve that goal. To see young drivers follow their dreams is a pleasure, and I am proud to be associated with, and have my name on the Driver of the Year Award.”

Pro Drivers Including Nelson Piquet Jr. and Robert Wickens to Contest 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels
Monday, 11 January 2016 12:13

2015 FWT Piquet and Barrichello

Motorsports stars to see action in Homestead events

The start of the 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment karting season is now just days away, as the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels will take to the Homestead Karting facility on the grounds of the hallowed Homestead-Miami Speedway starting January 14. Several pro drivers and stars in the upper echelons of motorsport are set to contest the Homestead rounds, joining Formula 1 and IndyCar star Rubens Barrichello.

Motorsport star Nelson Piquet Jr. will be on track for both the ROK Cup USA and Rotax MAX Challenge weekends in Homestead, contesting the very same classes as Barrichello, ROK Shifter Senior and Rotax DD2 MAX, setting up what is sure to be some epic racing. Piquet Jr.’s racing resume presents a wide range of accomplishments, in both open wheel and stock cars. The son of three-time Formula 1 World Champion Nelson Piquet, Piquet Jr. himself contested F1 as an official test driver before being promoted to the Reneault team. The Brazilian has also seen action in several NASCAR series, and is the inaugural champion of the FIA Formula E World Championship. Also a current Red Bull Global RallyCross star, Piquet Jr. placed fourth in the 2015 Supercar championship standings an the strength of one race win and several podium results.

Motorsport.com Becomes “Official Digital Media Partner” to 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment Karting Serie
Thursday, 07 January 2016 09:00

Motorsport.com/MAXSpeed EntertainmentFurthering its position as the most-viewed motor sports digital media platform in the world, Motorsport.com today announced a strategic content partnership with MAXSpeed Entertainment, the largest karting race promotion company in the world.

Under the partnership, Motorsport.com will become the “Official Digital Media Partner” for all 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events, including the 2016 Sofina Foods-branded Florida Winter Tour, US Open series and the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals. Motorsport.com will supply comprehensive karting news, long-form karting features, race results, and photos.

Fikse Wheels Announced as Presenting Sponsor for All 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment Promoted Events
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 19:58

Fikse WheelsCustom wheel manufacturer to support MAXSpeed’s karting programs

MAXSpeed Entertainment, the largest karting race promotion company in the world, is pleased to announce Fikse Wheels as Presenting Sponsor of all MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted events in 2016 including the Florida Winter Tour, US Open, and United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals, joining Sofina Foods as Title Sponsor.

Designing, engineering and manufacturing custom wheels for both track and street, Fikse Wheels represents the pinnacle of high performance wheels. Their design process leads the industry with rigorous real-world testing and certification to the highest global standards. An ongoing commitment to research and a vigorous motorsports program drive continuous improvement in the Fikse Wheels methods, materials, and processes.

Attention to engineering fundamentals also tends to produce the most visually pleasing wheels. This is the anchor of Fikse’s design approach. Rather than reacting to the fashion of the moment, Fikse develops classic design themes that will be as pleasing years from now as they are the day the wheels are mounted.

Rubens Barrichello and Sons Enter 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Powered By MAXSpeed Entertai
Wednesday, 06 January 2016 08:46

Rubens BarrichelloFormula 1 and IndyCar star returns to the popular winter karting series

Formula 1 and IndyCar star Rubens Barrichello will again return to his karting roots and contest the 2016 Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment. Confirmed for both the ROK Cup USA and Rotax weekends for the Homestead rounds, the popular Brazilian driver will team with the potent Ocala Gran Prix squad in ROK Shifter and Rotax DD2 MAX. Barrichello’s sons Eduardo and Fernando have also confirmed participation in Homestead, with the trio certain to be a threat in their respective classes.

“We welcome Rubens back to the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour. He is a great supporter of karting and an avid fan of the winter series,” explained MAXSpeed Entertainment’s Garett Potter. “Rubens showed well at the 2015 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal and is eager to compete during both the ROK and Rotax weekends of competition.”

“The Florida Winter Tour is a great place to race and provides the perfect setting for me to do what I love, spend time with my boys and compete at a high level,” said Barrichello. “I could not be happier to once again be with Ocala Gran Prix and have all three of us aboard Tony Kart chassis.”

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