Hot off the heels of his third place finish at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in the Rotax Senior division, Montreal’s Zachary Claman DeMelo spent some extra time in Europe, testing different formula cars and preparing for the next step in his racing career.
But with the season not kicking off until the spring of 2015 DeMelo wanted one last shot in a go-kart, seeking a Florida Winter Tour Rotax crown and breaking the news with CKN, he will sign off his karting career under the same brand that he started with seven seasons ago, SH Racing.
While his programme with Goodwood Kartways/Intrepid was stellar, dominating in Canada in 2014 and making his presence known around the world, DeMelo sought out some change for his farewell tour and that is where he came back home to SH Racing (known as SH Karting when he began there).
DeMelo will pilot an FA Kart in Rotax Senior division powered by AV Performance, seeking the Rotax championship that has eluded him over the years. He does have an FWT title from 2014 in the TaG Senior division, but lady luck has kept him from winning the title in the Rotax categories.
The FWT kicks off at Homestead Karting in January and runs through to the end of March.
Zachary Claman DeMelo:
“I am very excited to join SH Racing for the FWT! It will be a change from Intrepid and I can’t thank Intrepid, Goodwood Kartways, HRS and my mechanic Croc enough for what they have done for me, but I am very excited to end my karting career with the team I started it with, hopefully we can go out with a win!”