Rotax Stars & Stripes Launched in USA
Erie, PA, January 9, 2019 – Starting off the 2019 season with a fully relaunched state of Rotax racing in the United States, J3 Competition have unveiled their concept for key events under the branding of ‘Stars & Stripes’. As the northern USA distributor for BRP-Rotax karting product lines, J3 Competition will work on the development of the sport and the core customer base at the local and regional levels with the efforts to also improve the club level of karting in America. With this founding emphasis, the Stars & Stripes events will represent the pinnacle of Rotax racing in the northern region whereby awarding RMC Grand Finals tickets to the national event winners.
The new program will host two national events in 2019 with the first event taking place on the cusp of summer in the western part of USA, which will be branded the Stars & Stripes ‘Trophy’. The second event which will take over as the re-branded USRMC Nationals, now Stars & Stripes ‘Open’ which will be held at Pittsburgh International Raceway during the first week of August.
“With a strong focus on our aim of growth in the sport we are equally excited about hosting two events that will offer a positive and professional experience for competitors as well as being able to award valuable Grand Finals tickets. Since its inception of the one-make concept and its origination of the Grand Finals approach the Rotax program has been a true pioneer not only in power-sports but in karting as well and we are thankful to get back to this original premise and have some great competition across northern USA.” – J3 management
Both events will utilize official Rotax international regulations providing a very consistent and proven platform. Additionally, both Stars & Stripes events will utilize the new proven MoJo tire program (D2 | D5 compounds) which will offer the complete concept of the Rotax Challenge. All additional pertinent information regarding not only the two Stars & Stripes events, but Rotax racing in the northern USA will be available through the J3 Competition website, for now a few important details regarding the national Stars and Stripes events follow:
Lottery Engine Program (Entrant responsible for Accessory Kit)
Grand Finals Tickets (International)
Limited MoJo Practice & Race Tires
Friday-Sunday Racing (No Additional Weekly Practice)
Micro/Mini | Jr Max | Sr Max | Masters Max | DD2
International Drivers Welcomed