By: Formula Kart Productions/Florida Winter Tour
2014 marks the third year that Formula Kart Productions has awarded the Dan Wheldon / FWT Karting Ambassador Award to one very special FWT participant. This award is meant to honor Dan’s life and legacy in racing, and to recognize an FWT participant who embodies the same qualities that Dan brought to our sport and to life. These qualities include a fiercely competitive spirit, a helpful and positive attitude and a professional image.
This year’s Wheldon Award winner was none other than Ocala Gran Prix’s Jorge Arellano. To those that know Jorge well it was inevitable that his name would end up on this trophy. Jorge is easily one of the most generous people the sport has ever known. He has often extended his resources to people he barely knew, with no other expectations than they make the most of their opportunity. His OGP facility is among the best in North America, and serves as a model for other karting establishments.
As far as his competitive spirit, Jorge has many accolades and awards from his days in offshore powerboat racing. He is also a constant cheerleader for his world-class OGP team as he wears his heart on his sleeve pulling for their success. We would like to congratulate Jorge Arellano, the 2014 Dan Wheldon / FWT Karting Ambassador Award winner.