“Wins, podiums and top fives at Homestead Karting”

Ft. Lauderdale, FL – January 19, 2015 – As the new year dawned upon the karting community, BENIK Kart was primed and ready for the upcoming Florida Winter Tour. Testing in both Rotax and ROK powered karts, the on track laps proved to be beneficial this past weekend as the Florida based team showed speed right off the box on Thursday morning.

With four drivers in the Vortex Mini ROK division, BENIK Kart was able to secure two pole positions, four heat race wins as well as a main event victory and a podium result to close the first weekend of competition.

“The BENIK boys proved that they are a threat for race wins and podium results,” explained BENIK Kart Team Manager Nick Mitchell. “Congratulations to Jonny Edgar on his almost perfect weekend and his current lead in the Florida Winter Tour championship chase.”

Claiming the pole position for both Saturday and Sunday’s wheel-to-wheel competition, Jonny Edgar would propel himself to four heat race wins over the two competition days. Falling just short in Saturday’s main event and crossing the stripe in second, Edgar rebounded Sunday taking the point with two laps remaining and held the position on the final lap before a red flag ended the event.

With Edgar finishing second on Saturday, BENIK Kart drivers would take up two of the three podium steps and three of the top-five positions with Derek Carmenate and Jeremy Fairbairn finishing third and fifth respectively. Lachlan DeFrancesco also showed speed to run at the front of the field but would run into some tough racing luck.

Mitchell continued, “We will be back on track this weekend with several drivers during the Rotax weekend of the Florida Winter Tour. We are pushing hard to carry the results and continue with our success.”

For more information on BENIK Kart, please contact Nick Mitchell or Ben Cruttenden via e-mail to or by phone at 754.206.4870. For all West Coast Sales, please contact Nash Motorsportz at 951.233.3431 or via email to or through their Facebook at BENIK Kart can also be found online at, Facebook at and Twitter at @kartBENIK.

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