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For years DD2 was always badged the premier category in Rotax competition, but everyone in the industry really knew that Senior Max had the more talented and deeper fields. With the growing popularity of Rotax worldwide, and more factory teams entering drivers, this can no longer be said. The final grid for Homestead is expected to be around 25-30 karts, which will make it the largest DD2 field ever in the Florida Winter Tour. The grid will be filled with factory drivers from Europe, professional race car drivers, and some of the top talent from North America.
Sodi Kart / Dallas Karting Complex
Dallas Karting Complex has four drivers entered in the DD2 category. Sodi Kart factory drivers Anthony Abbasse and recently signed Arnaud Kozlinksi will lead the team’s efforts in the category. Joining the two will be Nathan Adds and Jake French. Last season Adds showed some speed towards the end of the season, and with more seat time and help from his more experienced teammates we should see him move further up the standings.
Prime Motorsports / Maranello
This Canadian team may be small in size, but not in talent. Fred Woodley is returning to the team and after his fourth place finish at the Grand Finals he is looking to prove that it was no fluke. Joining Woodley will be DTM race winner Robert Wickens. Wickens may not spend a lot of time in a kart, but that wont stop him from showing his natural ability to wheel anything fast. Rounding out the DD2 team is former Prime driver Luke Chudleigh, who has been wheeling a Formula Renault in Europe.
I’m so excited to get back in the kart after the grand finals! Partially because I want to show that the result we got there wasn’t a fluke! The competition will be very tough, but I have some great teammates and an even better coach to help give me an edge.
— Fred Woodley