October 9th 2007 - Accident Puts Remo out for most of season.
Due to an ironic accident in Indianapolis, where Remo was trying to avoid a collision, his Kart flipped which resulted in a broken collar bone and two broken ribs.
Remo tried to return 4 weeks later in Utah at Miller Motorsports. He practiced on Friday's five sessions where he came in with top 10s most of the session and qualified 6th on Saturday morning, however reoccurring rib pains forced him to retire for the weekend.
On doctors recommendation he was ordered to take the month off and the Ruscitti's took advantage and spent the month of August in Italy Visiting great places like Marenello. Remo drove and visited many tracks while in Italy and enjoyed driving a Fiat 500 around on his makeup track on open road in the country.
We then took the chance in early September in getting into a Kart again in Moran. Remo had the full package and was very fast but again the physical track just took a toll on his ribs and put him out.
Remo would like to thank everyone this season for all the kind words and support through this tough season and would like everyone to know that he really gave his best to get back into the Kart, but is now forced to end his season for good until next March.
Remo will be testing very hard this winter in order to make up what he lost in the 2007 season.
Remo's goal for 2008 is to bring home a Championship home for himself and Italian Motors.
April 30th 2007 - Race of Americas (EAST + WEST)
Remo Robbed of TOP 10 (Stars of Karting)
Remo robbed of a TOP 10 finish in Oklahoma Stars of Karting event.
Remo produced fast times all weekend, with top 10 times in all 5 practice session.
Remo was second fastest on Race day morning practice and produced a 5th place win in Sunday mornings elimination Heat Race in his debut in a full size Kart.
In the main event Remo was running in 7th place after starting in 20th and was running very strong with only 6 laps to go failure to his clutch forced Remo to retire the race. Remo hoping for better luck in May, in New Castle Motorsports, Indianapolis.
April 23rd 2007 - Florida Report - 3 TOP 10's in Florida
Remo ends the Florida Tour with three TOP 10 finishes.
The experience in a full size kart was like no other. Remo continues to prove that he is a top 10 competitor and looking forward to running in the Stars Of Karting circuit in 2007.
February 22nd 2007 - Florida Report
The best group performance came in BTK/Arrow Racing Karts JICA where four Canucks finished in the top ten. In a talent-laden field where pole was claimed by 0.055 seconds and being off by a tenth put you fourth, Michael Grenier, David Ostella, Remo Ruscitti and Brendan Langlois each had the Maple Leaf at the sharp end of the grid
Ostella went from eighth to fourth before settling in sixth, while Ruscitti began his day's work with Italian Motors taking eight spots on the first lap and three more coming in to wind up on the outside of row four.
Ruscitti was one spot back as he capped his day's work in sixth while Langlois was a big mover in the main event in going from 20th to eighth, a strong recovery to be sure.
Saturday brought Remo in as the 4th fastest in Race with only two races in his new JICA Kart with 30 karts on the grid.
On Sunday Remo was out with the first group for qualifying and set the fastest lap in the rain and was on pole P1.
Once the second group was lead out the sun appeared and the track dried out quickly as the second group came in with faster times with only two laps to go in qualifying.
This put Remo in 12th position for the heat and held is ground for the start of the Main, which Remo was parked at the first turn and took a DNF.
This was a great weekend for Remo as he proves again that he is as fast as anyone on the field and brings much confidence for his Rookie start in a full size Kart, and looking forward to the Stars Of Karting circuit in April.
January 16th 2007 - Remo goes to Florida.
A pair of Western Canadian drivers carrying very different experience levels will be among a handful of Canucks in BTK/Arrow Racing Karts JICA.
At the other end of the spectrum, Remo Ruscitti will be making the trip from Vancouver and his first JICA starts for Italian Motors. Ruscitti starred at the Stars Cadet Grand-National in the lots at Woodbine last season as he set the mark for Canadians in taking a thrilling pole position with ekn's Rob Howden making the call. The talented youngster took fifth Sunday, and will be looking to maintain his season ending momentum as his 2007 season opens in Florida.