Trackmagic, Gidley Invited To Granja Viana 500

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go-kart_press_release.jpgTrackmagic Racing Karts has added Ricky and Jordan Taylor to join Oswaldo Negri along with Trackmagic factory driver Memo Gidley, to complete its driver lineup in the prestigious Granja Viana 500, a 12-hour charity kart race set for December 5 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Trackmagic factory driver, IndyCar and Sportscar standout Memo Gidley, will lead the team at the Granja Viana 500 in December.


go-kart_press_release.jpgTrackmagic Racing Karts has added Ricky and Jordan Taylor to join
Oswaldo Negri along with Trackmagic factory driver Memo Gidley, to
complete its driver lineup in the prestigious Granja Viana 500, a
12-hour charity kart race set for December 5 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Trackmagic factory driver, IndyCar and Sportscar standout Memo Gidley, will lead the team at the Granja Viana 500 in December.

The race annually attracts some of racing’s biggest names from Formula
One, the IndyCar Series, NASCAR, Grand Am, and other forms of
Motorsports. This is the first time that an American karting
manufacturer has been invited to participate in the event at the
circuit, owned by former IndyCar Series driver Felipe Giaffone and his
family.

The Taylor brothers will join Negri and Gidley on the Trackmagic team,
giving the team an all Grand Am lineup of GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car
Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Daytona Prototype drivers.
Two-time Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Wayne Taylor will also be on hand,
as well as National Kart News editor as the teams test and reserve
driver.

The race is televised live in Brazil and is hosted by Formula One
driver Rubens Barichello and IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan.
Drivers who compete annually include Felipe

Massa – making his return from near-fatal injuries suffered in the
Hungarian Grand Prix, Juan Pablo Montoya, Rafa Matos and Dan Wheldon.
Multi-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher is also
rumored to be competing.

The Trackmagic team will travel to Brazil on Nov. 31 with sponsorship
in part from Shock Doctor and Gatorz Eyewear. The race begins at 1 p.m.
on Dec. 5, when 70 teams will compete for 500 miles, 644 laps on the
Granja Viana circuit.

“This is one of the biggest, if not THE biggest, events in karting, a
true endurance test, and a great opportunity to show the strength of
some of our products and drivers, including the new Memo Gidley
Signature Line or parts, due to launch January 2010,” Mike Pickman,
President of Trackmagic said. “I also think the Trackmagic team will
represent the United States quite well in the 500; we’ll be real proud
to waive the Stars and Stripes on the podium! We are excited to have
Oswaldo driving with us, and as the official importer of Kart Mini into
the U.S., it shows how competitors can work together to further karting
in the United States."