What does Florida’s “smallest” traveling series, the Desoto Champ Kart Series have in common with some of the south’s top short track drivers like Colt James (Troutman, NC), Drew Brannon (Miami, FL), Jimmy Lang (Bluffton, SC), Blake Lehr (Waxaw, NC), Landon Cassill (Fairfax, IA), Brandon Johnson (Longwood, FL), Jeff Choquette (Huntersville, NC), Justin Larson (Clearwater, FL), Jeremy Gerstner (Wesley Chapel, FL), Chad Pierce (Orlando, FL), Casey Caudill (Deland, FL), Dustin Dunn (Jupiter, FL), Jessica Murphy (Groveland, FL), Brian Blum (Margate, FL), Stephen Nasse (Pinellas Park, FL), and Ross Chastain (Fort Myers, FL)?
And what do all have in common with Short Track Legend Butch Miller of Coopersville, Michigan? Butch has 2 career Nationwide Series Wins and 1 Craftsman Truck Wins. Miller is also a three-time ASA National Champion (tied for second-most in ASA with Winston Cup driver Mark Martin), ranks third on the all-time ASA wins list (50), first on the all-time poles list (51) and second on the all-time laps led list (over 10,000). He’s also a member of the Michigan Motorsports Hall of Fame.
All will be IN THE HOUSE at the 3/8 mile low-banked paved oval of Charlotte County Motorsports Park in Punta Gorda FL on Saturday night, March 14!
You can view footage that a fan shot from the grandstands during a 2008 DCKS feature at Desoto Super Speedway at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L081tcdmF9k&fmt=18
If the Desoto Champ Kart Series feature winner on March 14 has VEGA TIRES (any compound) on both the right front and right rear, and has a VEGA TIRES decal on his/her kart, he/she will win one free VEGA TIRE (800)!! This is in addition to the cash payout, trophy and other contingencies that the feature winner will also get for that night!! A racer may use any left side tires that he/she wants, and still collect the award. When you call http://www.TSRacing.com for your next order, please thank Raymond and/or Tod for their support!
2009 Overall Track Series Sponsors:
VEGA Tires from http://www.TSRacing.com, and
COMPETITION Karting, Inc. in Welcome, NC
2009 Florida Triple Crown Sponsors:
Cutting Edge Kart Shop at http://www.cuttingedgekartshop.com
COMPETITION Karting, Inc. in Welcome, NC,
Moon Power South, Donnie Lewis at 386-938-2434 ,
TS Racing Engines at http://www.TSRacing.com,
HEAT RACING of Brandon, Florida,
J. Hite Exterminating at http://www.hiteexterminating.com,
VEGA Tires from http://www.TSRacing.com,
PBS Sales and Service of Tampa at http://www.pbssalesandservice.com,
5 STAR MOTORSPORTS at http://www.5starmotorsports.net,
TERROR GRAFIX at
Tara Henderson (terrorgrafix) on Myspace (click on ‘Pics’)
Thanks very much to all of the sponsors for their support of the Desoto Champ Kart Series!
In 2008, eighty-one different drivers raced at least one Desoto Champ Kart Series event! The highest field of the year had 35 entries, while five other races had 24 or more entries! And, even though the economy impacted all of Florida’s racing, the Desoto Champ Kart Series was one of the few racing series that continued to grow during 2008.
Stars: Think this is just a “go kart” series…?? In 2008, 2-time Defending TBARA Sprint Car Series champion Troy Decaire participated twice (finishing second and third), along with 2008 FASCAR Advanced Auto Parts Pro Truck 2nd Place points finisher Barry Bartlett (finished seventh), 2008 DSS Late Model Points Champion Dustin Chisholm (WIN), 2008 DSS Late Model Feature Winner Raymond Folwell, and ASA and United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series driver JR “The Machine” Garcia (finished seventh)!
And, 2008 Desoto Super Speedway Late Model Points Champion Dustin Chisholm has already confirmed that he will be IN THE HOUSE at Charlotte County Motorsports Park on March 14, attempting to claim his third career DCKS win!
For 2009, two more car racers have already announced their plans to run some races with the Desoto Champ Kart Series!
Former Open Wheel Modified Standout Timmy Moore of Clearwater made his debut at Desoto Super Speedway on Feb. 21, finishing 9th (out of 18 entries). Look for Timmy to be a contender at CCMP, as he is driving a TEAM KART to Dustin Chisholm!
Also, Steven Darvalics, who won the 2008 Charity Truckers 200 in Orlando Speedworld recently announced he will race a champ kart in 2009 with the series! Look for Steven to make his debut in the coming races!
This series races for cash payouts at every event (for at least the top five drivers), along with trophies and contingency prizes. In addition, a year-end points fund is maintained. In 2008, the series awarded over $3,000 in prizes and contingencies from it’s year-end points funds!
And, the series will end the 2009 season with a bang! Both the Friday night (Dec. 4) and Saturday night (Dec. 5) shows at Orlando Speedworld will each pay a guaranteed $500 Cash to the winner (no minimum entries required)!
Even if you don’t own a champ kart, don’t know anyone, or are alone, please feel welcomed to join the Desoto Champ Kart Series drivers and crew in the pits! This is one of the friendliest group of racers anywhere.
If you have any questions, please contact series director, Phil Harp at 727-510-5401. Phil and the series also welcomes any additional sponsors for this, or any other DeSoto Champ Kart event. Lap leader awards, door prizes and contingency awards are all welcomed by the racers in this series! Even the smallest of prizes (e.g. T-Shirt, gas card, gift card, bottles of racing oil, etc.) are appreciated by this group, and often are contested for as much, if not more, than the cash purse.
Series Website: http://www.desotochampkartseries.com
The Desoto Champ Kart Series?.. The series which proves that size doesn’t matter!