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PR: PSL Atlantic set to contest Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres


PR: PSL Atlantic set to contest Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres

One of Canada’s powerhouse karting operations will make the trek from their home province of Fredericton, New Brunswick to take part in the final round of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) and the fifth round of the Coupe de Quebec programs. PSL Atlantic will enter a host of drivers across a variety of different racing categories at the famed Le Monaco of Trois Rivieres, the street race of all street races.

A pair of American pilots will travel north of the border for the annual event, as Rotax Grand Finals Team USA members Fritz Leesmann and Alan Rudolph will look to reign supreme in Canada. The duo will compete against some of Canada’s best in the Intercontinental C (ICC) shifter division before trading their six speed gearbox powered karts in for 125cc Rotax powerplants for Sunday’s ECKC competition.

Both champions in the shifter kart ranks, Leesmann and Rudolph will join a host of other gearbox pilots in one of Canada’s premier races as they will battle tooth and nail to stand atop the podium in Saturday’s Coupe de Quebec ICC category. Sunday will see a much different approach to the event, as Leesmann will join the impressive talent in the Rotax Senior field while Rudolph will see action in the Rotax DD2 category as the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship closes out their 2012 season.

“Both Alan and Fritz already have invitations to be part of Team USA through their championships at the Florida Winter Tour and Gatorz Challenge of the Americas, and will travel to Portugal later this year at the Rotax Grand Finals,” explained PSL Atlantic’s Mike Dobbelsteyn. “The Monaco of Three Rivers event allows for some extra seat time against a high level of competition and we will look to score some more race wins.”

Joining Leesmann and Rudolph on the track will be Keegan Dobbelsteyn, who is making his comeback in Quebec in the four-cycle senior category. Accompanying Leesmann in the Rotax Senior class will be Alex VanSnick and Nathan Kelly, as the duo will look to battle hard at the front of the field. Young Sarah McKay will be the lone PSL Atlantic pilot in the junior ranks as she will do battle in four-cycle junior and Rotax Junior around the challenging street circuit.

Dobbelsteyn continued, “This event is something that we have been looking forward to. It gets better with each passing year as the organizers do a great job both with the on track competition and the atmosphere around the paddock. We are looking forward to taking home some race wins.”

Enjoying no time off after their street racing weekend, PSL Atlantic will travel south to the Jet Karting facility at Michiana Raceway Park for participation in the United States Rotax Grand Nationals. With the annual event making a stop on the east coast, a pair of veteran karters will look to secure national championships, as Alan Rudolph and Fritz Leesmann will again carry the PSL Atlantic flag. With a spot already secured on Team USA in the Rotax DD2 Masters field, Rudolph will look to hone his skills and compete against some of the best drivers in the over 32 years of age category to take the national title. Leesmann, who is a member of Team USA through his Rotax DD2 title in the west coast Gatorz program, will look to become the national champion in the Rotax Senior field, as he will battle hard with some of America’s best drivers.

For more information on PSL Atlantic or to inquire on team driver opportunities with the PSL Atlantic team, please call Mike Dobbelsteyn at 506-458-9357 or email

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