In 2014, the DRT Racing team will support one of America’s growing touring programs—the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS). The four-event championship series travels throughout the eastern half of the United States, holding its events at some of North America’s most well-known karting circuits.
DRT is set on competing for race wins and championships in 2014, boasting a very talented three-driver line-up that will take to the track aboard the successful DR Racing Kart. Representing the DRT Racing team in a very stout Leopard 125 Pro class will be Arie Ouimet and Carter Fartuch, while Team Manager Brian Fisher will compete in the Parilla 125 Challenge.
2014 will mark Ouimet’s first year competing in the USPKS after the series held its inaugural season in last year. The 23-year old has been karting since he was nine, and has the accomplishments of an obviously seasoned pilot. As the 2008 United States Rotax Grand National champion and a two-time US KF2 champion, Ouimet has the skills behind the wheel and incredible racecraft. Adding Ouimet’s name to the Leopard Pro category, teamed with DRT Racing and the DR Racing Kart, places him as an early championship contender in the headline class.
Ouimet has been working over the past few seasons with rising star Carter Fartuch. The Pennsylvania native has been positioned alongside DRT Racing brass over the off-season, working directly with DR Racing Kart’s Danilo Rossi, testing and preparing for a full assault in 2014. Fartuch has been a natural in the seat of his DR Kart. Fartuch honed his skills running indoor karts before moving to competition karts for the first time in 2010. The 2013 F-Series Gearup Challenge F355 champion will also be making his first start in the USPKS at the series opener in April.
At the forefront of the success that DRT Racing and the DR Racing Kart is enjoying here in the United States is team manager Brian Fisher. Normally found at the front of the S4 Master Stock Moto fields or banging gears on the country’s fastest road racing circuits, the ‘Fish’ will add single-speed TaG racing to his on-track action as he contests the USPKS program. Fisher is a threat each and every time he hits the track, having racking up an estimated 100 feature wins over his career and earning 10 championships across several series. Most recently, Fisher was a double winner at the SKUSA SummerNationals and the vice-champion in the S4 Master Stock Moto category on the SKUSA Pro Tour.
Fisher also delivers the power to DRT Racing team karts, along with many other drivers across the country, as the accomplished engine builder has put Fisher Racing Engines among the nation’s top service centers. Fisher will complete the trio of DRT Racing team drivers who are making their first appearance with the USPKS, as he looks to bring home another championship in the fiercely competitive Parilla Challenge category.
“The United States Pro Kart Series gained high praises last year, and we are excited to be part of the program in 2014,” stated DRT Racing owner Don Guilbeault. “We are familiar with all four facilities on the schedule, especially the opener at the GoPro Motorplex. During a weeklong test session last October, DR Racing Kart’s Danilo Rossi helped us test five new chassis models in preparation for the 2014 season. So far, we’ve gained strong results on the shifter kart side of our program, and now, we look to continue that success with the TaG models in the USPKS.”
In addition to the USPKS program, DRT Racing is preparing another strong assault on the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour and other major events as well. DRT Racing has two locations along the East Coast, the original shop is located in Hudson, New Hampshire and the warehouse, engine development and race team in Bluff City, Tennessee. For more information, or to be part of the growing DR Racing Kart chassis dealer network, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 423-538-3838 or find them on Facebook.