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Thursday, 27 February 2014 08:55



Friday, March 21 is the final day for nominations for the 2014 Dan Wheldon / FWT Karting Ambassador Award.

This award is presented annually to the FWT participant who best represents karting with a fiercely competitive spirit, a helpful and positive attitude and a professional image.

Dan Wheldon Trophy


The purpose of this award is two-fold. First, to honor the memory of Dan Wheldon, secondly to inspire others to be aware of and adopt the personal attributes that made Dan an outstanding father, racer and friend, and a strong and positive image for the karting community.


The wording of the award is simple but specific. With so many potentially deserving recipients it has to be.

Dan Wheldon Family ManYou will note that eligibility for the award requires the nominee to be an FWT PARTICIPANT.  FKP's Bill Wright: "I've said since day one that we are only as good as the people racing with us. Although drivers are the most visible part of the winning equation, success in karting requires all of us; drivers, parents, tuners, mechanics, coaches, team managers, business owners, importers, track owners and yes, even event promoters. "

IMG 5885 518Nominations must be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  . Nominations should include the reasons the nominee is deserving of the award. Nominees will be evaluated by the Formula Kart Productions staff based on their merits relative to the criteria for the award.

The 2014 award will be presented during the lunch break on Sunday March 23rd during the FWT RMC. The award recipient will have their name engraved on a plaque and placed on a perpetual trophy that will be displayed at FWT events. In addition, they will receive a framed certificate and a copy of the Michael Voorhees photo book "Dan Wheldon Lion Heart", created by Michael and Dan for Dan's parents and fans.

Jim JuniorAlan Rudolph

Former Award Recipients include

Jim Russell Jr in 2012


Alan Rudolph in 2013.

 Nominations must be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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