--Ten Speed Demons From Across the US Battled it Out for the Title at Dallas Karting Complex, Thirteen Year Old Victor Moves On To the Red Bull Kart Fight World Championship --
DALLAS, TX – November 17, 2012 – As the sun rose over Texas, speed enthusiasts made their way down to Dallas Karting Complex for the 2012 Red Bull Kart Fight National Championship. Thousands of amateur kart drivers, from all over the country, submitted times at local qualifying complexes, but only the ten fastest kart drivers in the United States had the chance to duke it out for the national title.
After competing in a 45 minute Endurance Race, and two 25-lap Sprint Races, Jonathan Horgas, 22, took 3rd place, while Sebastian Guerramodragon, a.k.a. “The Dragon,” 20, whipped through the course taking 2nd place. But it was 13 year old driver, Jesse Woodyard, from McCloud, OK who rose above the rest, setting kart complex record times.
“I was a little bit nervous going into the races, but I just told myself to go out there and do my best,” Woodyard said. “I downed a Red Bull right before the last race because Red Bull picks me up and helps me focus on the track.”
In addition to holding the title of Red Bull Kart Fight National Champion, Woodyard received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Formula 1Grand Prix Race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX from Red Bull’s hospitality suite and an invitation to race in the Red Bull Kart Fight World Finals in Italy where he will defend the red, white, and blue.
“I’m so ready to go compete in Italy,” Woodyard said. “I’m really excited to get on that track; I like the way Red Bull Kart Fight World Champion sounds.”
While Horgas, Guerramodragon and the other competitors may not have been crowned national champions like Woodyard, none of the finalists went home empty handed. The nine Red Bull Kart Fight National Championship finalists received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the Formula 1 Grand Prix Race at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX.
“Even though I wanted to win, of course, it doesn’t really matter, I just love racing,” said 5th place finalist Kasey Cook, 21. “I’m just happy I got to come to Texas, compete at the nice Dallas Karting Complex, and I get to go to my first Formula 1 race tomorrow. Huge thanks to Red Bull!”
The event was the first ever Red Bull Kart Fight USA Championship, with the first global event taking place in December later this year.
For more information visit www.redbullusa.com/kartfight. A selection of high-resolution event photos can be downloaded at www.redbullcontentpool.com.