June 30, 2005 / Richmond, CA - LeMans Karting, an indoor karting facility located in Fremont, California, has signed on to become the Official Indoor Karting Center of the Hankook United States Touring Car Championship (USTCC). LeMans Karting is the premier European-style indoor karting facility in Northern California and uses U.K. built high performance karts with 270cc engines. Under the terms of the agreement LeMans Karting will also be providing prizes for the teams. The LeMans Karting-Fremont Driver's Tune-Up Award will consist of three $200 gift certificates that will be given out to the three slowest eligible drivers in each of the remaining West Coast USTCC races.
"Additional practice and seat time are the keys for driver improvement, but who can afford that?" said Rick Gaan, President of LeMans Karting. "Our goal is to offer a cost-effective and convenient way for USTCC drivers to tune-up in between races" continued Gaan.
"LeMans Karting is a great facility for everyone from the total beginner on up to the professional driver who wants to improve his times and overall racing skills. We are proud to have LeMans Karting as part of our family", added Ali Arsham, Series Coordinator for USTCC.
LeMans Karting will also be hosting the
annual dinner and awards banquet for the USTCC teams at
the end of the season. "Banquets are usually boring
affairs but in true USTCC spirit, we wanted a different
approach." commented Arsham. Dinner and awards will
start about 8 PM and run until 11 PM. Then from 11 PM
until 2 AM, the USTCC drivers, officials and crew members
will take it to the track in a private duel to crown a
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