Florida Winter Tour Releases Tentative 2014 Information
From Bill Wright/Formula Kart Productions
WHY DO I RELEASE THIS TENTATIVE INFORMATION EACH YEAR ON AUGUST 31?
The purpose of this TENTATIVE release of information is to allow participants to comment prior to the release of the OFFICIAL information no later than October 1.
If there are conflicts or issues that I am not aware of this is the time for those issues to be addressed. BUT…….you must notify me of your concerns for me to address them prior to the release of OFFICIAL info no later than October 1.
Please contact Bill Wright with any concerns, comments or questions firstname.lastname@example.org .
WHAT IS THE FWT?
The FWT consists of two separate double-race-weekend programs run on back-to-back event weekends each January, February and March.
1. The FWT Invitational Formula Kart Racing program featuring TaG, Shifter and Briggs LO206* classes.
2. The FWT Invitational Rotax Max Challenge program featuring Rotax classes.
FWT is owned and operated exclusively by Bill Wright / Formula Kart Productions (FKP)
FKP reserves the right to restrict participation in either of the Invitational FWT programs at its sole discretion.
The FWT IRMC is promoted by FKP with permission from BRP/Rotax. The Rotax Grand Finals awards for the FWT IRMC are provided by BRP/Rotax.
The FWT IRMC is not officially affiliated with any single Rotax Max Distributor. Competitors in the FWT are not required to be members of a Rotax distributors licensing program.
Participation in the FWT requires the driver to present a current FIA/CIK National or International license or a temporary WKA membership.
The tracks used in the FWT are not CIK homologated. The tracks used in the FWT are approved by either the World Karting Association or the National Karting Alliance.
TENTATIVE 2014 FWT FORMULA KART RACING PROGRAM
I intend to run the same format as 2013. Three double-race-weekends. One drop race-day.
Each race day will consist of; qualifying, a heat race with the start order based on qualifying times, a second heat race with the start inverted from the qualifying times, and a final with the start order based on the points scored in the heat races. The winner of the final will be the daily winner. Cadet will run both heat races based on qualifying order.
Points from the heat races and the final will count toward the FWT Formula Kart Racing Drivers Points Championship. Points from the final will count toward the FWT Manufacturers Championship and the FWT Nations Cup.
Briggs LO206 Senior*
Briggs LO206 Junior*
Briggs LO206 Masters*
January 10-12 Palm Beach or Homestead
February 7-9 Homestead or Orlando
March 14-16 Orlando or Ocala
*The Briggs classes are currently confirmed for the March Formula Kart rounds only.
*The Briggs classes are under review for inclusion in all three Formula Kart event weekends. If you would like to race the Briggs classes in all three 2014 FWT Formula Kart event weekends it is imperative that you contact me directly at email@example.com .
*See a video about the affordable/sealed/spec Briggs LO206 here
TENTATIVE 2014 FWT ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE PROGRAM
I intend to run a new format for 2014*. Three double-race-weekends. One drop race-day.
Friday qualifying. A single ten-minute qualifying session for Sunday followed by a single ten-minute qualifying session for Saturday. This is the same qualifying format as 2013.
Each race day will consist of; a pre-final(s)* and a final.
*If a class has more than the maximum number of karts allowed to start a race (number according to the length of the track, according to the event organizer) the class will be separated based on qualifying times, and two pre-finals will be run, with the top X drivers from each pre-final transferring to the final.
Points from the pre-final and final will count towards the Points Championship. Points from the final will count toward the Manufacturers Championship and the Nations Cup.
TENTATIVE DATES AND VENUES
January 15-19 Palm Beach or Homestead
February 12-16 Homestead or Orlando
March 19-23 Orlando or Ocala
Thank you for your interest in the 16th Annual Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour.
Please contact me with any concerns, comments or questions.
Bill Wright / Exclusive owner and promoter of the FWT / firstname.lastname@example.org