RUSSELL/KART: Russell ups support for Karting

RUSSELL/KART: Russell ups support for Karting

Post by pr.. » Sun, 10 Jun 2001 22:27:47

DIAMOND BAR, CA? (June 7, 2001) - Jim Russell Racing Drivers School and
Ekartingnews are proud to announce that the Jim Russell Racing Drivers
School has become the Official Racing School of Ekartingnews.com.

"Ekartingnews.com is the premier karting website for results and for
what's happening in this dynamic segment of motorsports," said Kjell
Kallman, Director of Sales and Marketing for Jim Russell.? "This is a
great opportunity to continue to build our relationship with drivers
participating in all levels of karting and we look forward to working
with Ekn on some fun and interesting projects."

Brian Stiver, Vice President of Business Development for Ekartingnews,
was obviously e***d about the new relationship. "Through their
schools, race series, karting programs, and scholarship programs, Jim
Russell Racing Drivers School commitment to the karting community is
well-known.? We are eager to join with Jim Russell through promotions,
sponsorship, and giveaways in boosting the skills of karters and the
visibility of karting."

Russell will be the featured sponsor on Ekartingnews' Driver Profile
section, which currently carries over 300 drivers from North America
and overseas.? "Ekartingnews has a unique connection with the karters
through their Driver Profile section.? We are proud to be able to
support a portion of the website with such high driver interest and
value to the sport.", said Kallman.

Founded in 1957 by British racing champion Jim Russell, the Jim Russell
Racing Drivers School teaches the fine art of motor racing to people
from all walks of life. Thousands of motoring enthusiasts graduate each
year from Jim Russell Racing Schools, taking with them the experience
of a lifetime. With locations worldwide, Russell's list of graduates
include champions in almost every form of auto racing. World class
drivers such as Jacques Villeneuve, Jimmy Vasser, Memo Gidley, Casey
Mears and many more have all passed through the Russell halls on their
way to successful careers in the sport.? Recent graduates from the
karting ranks include Scott Speed, Phil Carlson, Landon Yee, David
Mayhew, Robbie Mott, and Cory Turner.? Located at Sears Point Raceway,
just north of San Francisco in the heart of the beautiful Sonoma Wine
Country, Jim Russell offers dozens of exciting racing and driving
courses for men and women of all ages, individually tailored for novices
through experienced race drivers.? Russell also offers industry leading
defensive driving programs and corporate driving adventures. Jim Russell
Racing Drivers School can be contacted through their new website,

800-733-0345.

Ekartingnews.com is the premier karting news and information source.
Providing comprehensive karting information, including up to date
news, features, technical articles, driver profiles, event coverage
and results, Ekartingnews.com details karting action regionally,
nationally and internationally.  Karting is a world-wide entry level
motorsports class with participants ranging from local weekend racers to
internationally-recognized drivers who will be tomorrow's racing stars.?
Top level racers who started in karting include Michael Schumacher, Juan
Montoya, Kenny Brack, Gil de Ferran, Mika Hakkinen, Paul Tracy, Max
Papis, Ricky Rudd, Kevin Harvick, Sam Hornish, Jr., and Sarah Fisher.

-Russell

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