“Success has motivated OGP to make program bigger and better”

Ocala, Florida – May 23, 2012 – Announcing their ‘Pit Stop’ program just over two months ago, Ocala Gran Prix has seen nothing but success in the effort to aid Tony Kart customers improve kart handling, speed and decrease lap time. Launching at the second round of the Florida Karting Championship Series (FKCS) and continuing at the North Florida Rotax Max Challenge (NFRMC) program, multiple drivers and families have taken advice from national level tuners and former karting champions.

“The program has had nothing but success in the first few weeks and all my guys have worked hard together to complete any work that is thrown their direction,” expressed Ocala Gran Prix’s Jorge Arellano. “Continuing to aid Tony Kart customers with kart setup, repair, maintenance and driver coaching, we would like to welcome any Tony Kart customer to visit our tent on any given race weekend and receive free advice.”

While the program took a little time to get off the ground, more and more competitors are seen wheeling their karts to OGP’s Pit Stop program. From complete kart rebuilds to simple advice, all customers leave smiling and with their money in their pockets.

Arellano continued, “Our program is completely free. No Tony Kart customer will be refused and you will not receive a bill for these services.”

Helping privateer drivers improve their race craft, competitors are urged to bring their My-Chron data to Ocala Gran Prix’s data center and receive a free analysis from multi-time karting champion Gary Carlton. With some driver coaching and reading off the data, a team of tuners can determine what changes are needed to make your Tony Kart better. Springing into action, the program becomes full circle when the work is completed quickly and professionally to ensure limited track time is missed.

“When Jorge brought this idea to the table, we all thought that not many people would take advantage of this,” expressed Team Manager Nate Grindell. “Every time I turn around, there is another happy customer leaving the tent. It is all about making frustrated families happy and help grow the sport.”

The Ocala Gran Prix Pit Stop program’s next event will be the Florida Karting Championship Series event at the new Orlando Kart Center May 25 – 27 weekend.