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07/20/11
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Magnus Racing unveils its Karting Invitational
Magnus Racing is proud to add a new chapter to the team’s illustrious history as it will host its first annual Magnus Racing Karting Invitational this Friday, July 23, at F1 New Jersey, part of the New Jersey Motorsports Park.

Drivers from throughout GRAND-AM have been invited to lock horns in equally-prepared arrive-and-drive karts on the 1.1-mile F1 New Jersey kart circuit. In order to keep things interesting and to ensure at least some drivers are not at 100% for Saturday’s American Red Cross 250, Magnus Racing will award cold hard cash* to the top three finishers in the Magnus Racing Karting Invitational. First place will win $1000, with second earning $500 and third place taking home $250.

To ensure some order, Magnus Racing is currently negotiating with GRAND-AM Competition Director Mark Raffauf to run the driver’s meeting.

“Hey, let’s be honest – for some drivers, they may earn more money at the Magnus Racing Karting Invitational than they can over an entire season,” said John Potter, owner of Magnus Racing, creator of Magnus Racing East, and promoter of the Magnus Racing Karting Invitational. “We have created a unique race that could rival anything on the GRAND-AM schedule as it takes away the driver’s ability blame their cars. So I’m looking forward to the new excuses that all the drivers will come up with at the Magnus Racing Karting Invitational.”

Currently scheduled to appear are GT drivers Craig Stanton, Andrew Davis, Leh Keen, Eric Curren, Emil Assentato and John Edwards, Daytona Prototype drivers Oswaldo Negri, Henri Richard and Matt Bell, and team owner Mike Shank with more drivers being added as they remember how little there is to do in New Jersey on a Friday evening. For extra fun, SPEED Channel reporters and broadcast announcers have all been invited to take part in the race as well.

The Magnus Racing Karting Invitational begins on Friday, July 23 at 4:30 PM. Fans of Magnus Racing can follow the team throughout the weekend on Facebook (facebook.com/magnusracing) and twitter (@magnusracing).

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