Only a couple weeks away, the excitement of this year's SKUSA Supernations XV at the Rio Hotel and Casino is much greater than any other National go-kart race Remo has competed in. Last year's highly attended race saw Remo place 6th in a 84 kart Tag Senior Stacked field, New this year Remo has been preparing and getting himself ready to compete in the Highlight Class of the weekend in KZ2 (SuperPro).
Remo has been training and working hard for the chance to be ready to move into the top category of Nation Series Kart Racing, Mentor and Team Manager of Italian Motors Racing has put Remo up to the task for Remo to show well for the Nationwide known team. In recent years the team has had great success with David Jurca in the SuperPro category showing that the equipment is very competitive and should put Remo in great position to produce a strong result. Remo stepped into a shifter kart in 2009 and since then has shown how strong he can be having not lost a Gold Cup Region 6 shifter kart main event dating back to June of 2010.
"I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to be racing in the most highlighted event of the weekend, I will be giving it my all and it will not be an easy task racing against some of the most talented drivers in the world," stated Remo. In past years the KZ2 Category is full of very talented drivers from all around the world who have all won major races or championships. Lately Remo has been testing and working hard at Sumas International Motorsports Academy to help as much as he can to prepare the whole team for this year's Supernationals.
Remo will be hitting the track in Las Vegas on November 16th and will be working closely once again will old wrench Jorge Coleman who both work very well together, last placing 5th in the CKI championship in 2009. Also with Remo will be Coach Michael Valiante, Team Owner Claudio Valiante, an IAME team mechanic, Joe Ruscitt, and the whole Italian Motors Team supporting success for Remo. He will be piloting a 2012 Italkart chassis and IAME powered motor next to veteran team mate Don McGregor who will both be working closely throughout the week.
Remo would like to also thank his sponsors: Italian Motors, Cioffis Meat and Deli, Burgers Etc., Petrol Eyewear, Bill & Walters Garage, Van Burn Construction Group, Poor Italian Restaurant and Polen Designs. Without their Support none of this would be possible.
BURNABY, BC: (October 19, 2011) Cioffi's Deli together with Burgers Etc. BBQ House are working to help local 17-year-old, Remo Ruscitti, realize his dream of becoming a professional race car driver.
Remo Ruscitti, currently a senior at Notre Dame Regional Secondary, started racing go-carts at the tender age of 8 and became one of the Top 5 North American Go-Kart Drivers (Stars of Karting), years before being able to obtain his official driver's license. Aspiring to eventually race Formula cars, Ruscitti first must prove himself in the Grand Am Series. With 12 races per year at a significant cost to attend, he is always seeking out sponsors and fundraisers wherever he can.
Until the end of November, Burgers Etc. BBQ House, with the assistance of their butcher, Cioffi's Deli, will donate $1 from every burger sold to help raise funds for Remo. $2 raffle tickets for a meat platter will also be sold at the restaurant to raise additional funds. Donations can also be made through Ruscitti's Paypal account via his website.
"Burnaby Heights is a great community to live and work in, and we believe that the community will come together to help this amazing 17 year-old realize his dreams," says Mary Levesque, Director of Administration at Burgers Etc. BBQ House.
Burgers Etc. BBQ House is located at 4091 Hastings Street, Burnaby. For more information, contact Calvin/Mary Levesque at 604.299.8959 or Joe/Remo Ruscitti at 778.990.4457
With an unfortunate result in round one of the Skip Barber Nationals, Remo regroups with an impressive qualifying run in Round two. Remo came out focused and ready in the twenty five minute qualifying session and held pole position for the first half of the session and qualified forth overall showing some great lap times. Driving hard but calm and calculating in this very intense and competitive field, Remo traded positions many times as he worked the draft and brought the car home with a top ten victory. Remo finished 7th in Sebring and takes home much new experiences which he will take to VIR at the end of April.
"Sebring was very much a learning experience I had a great time the whole week it was tons of fun and the Staff at Skip Barber made me feel very welcomed. I felt my second race was much better and i drove a much smarter race but i also felt that with that I may have been a little too smart and calm as after watching my video i could have made many more passes with a little more confidence and I feel very strong about the next race to go much better."
2011 Skip Barber National Series Schedule (December 20th, 2010)
Rounds 1 & 2: March 16-18 at the 12hrs of Sebring with ALMS
Rounds 3 & 4: April 29-May 1 at Virginia International Raceway
Rounds 5 & 6: May 27-30 at Lime Rock Park with Grand Am
Rounds 7 & 8: July 1-3 at Road America
Rounds 9 & 10: July 21-23 at Road Atlanta
Rounds 11 & 12: Sept 16-18 at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course with Grand Am
Rounds 13 & 14: Oct 6-8 at Lime Rock Park
VANCOUVER, CANADA (November 24th, 2010) - North America is currently home to many kart racing series, of many different levels, and still produces some of the top drivers in the world. However, once a year, the final event on every karter’s calendar is the SKUSA Supernationals.
The Super Karts USA (SKUSA) series has been around for over a decade now, and while running a normal multi-race championship during the season, the series also hosts a grand final event in Las Vegas, NV at the end of each year. This event has always been big, bringing in the best of the best as far as karters go, and also playing host to some of the most well known names in Motorsports. Last year, 3 Formula 1 drivers competed in the event, including seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher; which brought the world’s media to the race. The Supernationals is a week long event that filters through the best drivers in the country. In the end, to simply finish the final is an accomplishment of its own.
Remo was coming off one of his best seasons yet, clinching his club and regional championships, and headed in to Las Vegas more confident then ever, and knew he had a package in place to have a strong finish. Racing under the Italian Motors tent, Ruscitti looked strong right out of the gate; posting top ten times in almost all of the practices. Working closely with his team-mates Michael Valiante (Grand-Am Daytona Prototype Driver) and Andre Nicastro (Eventual winner of the Supernationals) Remo looked to have what it takes to finish near the front.
In qualifying, it was Ruscitti’s time to shine; bolting on the new tires, and getting ready to post what would be his best lap of the week. Heading out on to the track, Remo spent a few laps looking for some room, and making sure he had some clear track. After about a lap, it was time to go, and Remo posted a very strong lap. Matching it again, Ruscitti pulled in to the pits, and ended up having a time good enough for 3rd place, impressing his fellow competitors.
Up next were the heat races, to narrow down the field to just 35 karts. Remo starting on pole for the first one, and in the top 5 for the remaining two, was able to finish top five in every heat, securing him a solid 3rd place starting position for the final event on ‘Super Sunday’.
The final event saw the Italkart squad starting 1-2-3, with Remo being on the inside of row two, behind his team mate Nicastro. The green flag flew and it was time to go racing! Remo tucked in on corner one, holding on to his third place, and the top three drivers began to break away. However, once they started passing, the group behind were able to catch up. This made things interesting for Remo, as he was the tail of the lead back. Holding off some of the best drivers in the country, while still managing to post fast lap times, Ruscitti showed his colors, managing to stay inside the top ten. In the end, it was Nicastro taking the win, Valiante third, and Remo finishing in an incredible sixth spot.
“I am very happy with this result,” stated Remo, ”and I feel like I drove smart. Obviously we would have liked to be on the podium, but considering the caliber of drivers here, I think to be inside the top ten is a great accomplishment. We had a strong season this year, and this was a great way to cap it off. I want to thank everyone who made it possible, and can’t wait to be back next year!”
Although the racing season has now come to a close, Remo will be working hard to get a jump on 2011. Set to compete in the Skip Barber National Series Shoot-Out next week in Monterrey, CA Ruscitti will look to impress the judges hoping for a chance to race in the National Series next year. Also, this winter will see Remo continuing to work on his physical fitness, and of course staying sharp in the kart.
Ruscitti Motorsports would like to thank: Italian Motors, Italkart, Roll Like Thunder, Petrol Eyewear, MDH Media, Van-Burn Construction Group, and Cioffi’s Meat and Deli
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