DIAMOND BAR, CA
- CART 'Stars of Tomorrow' founder Bryan Herta announced today
that eRacingvision has acquired a majority interest in the
race series. "I am very pleased to have eRacingvision join me
in continuing to build on the successes of the Stars program,"
Herta said. "This is our third year of operation, and a
critical one in realizing our vision of facilitating a clear,
affordable national championship and ladder system."
"From the outset, one of our goals has been to offer PR and
marketing services to top-level motorsports organizations."
added eRacingvision's Glenn Holland. "The opportunity to join
the CART Stars program is one we relish and for which we are
fully prepared. We truly believe karting has immense,
unrealized potential and we aim to continue to raise that bar
in the future."
ERV's Brian Stiver commented, "This will be a very exciting
time for Stars and the karting community in general. Along
with the affiliation with Championship Auto Racing Teams, we
have some excellent sponsorship developments in the works.
Furthermore, it is one of our highest priorities to make the
Stars of Tomorrow National race at Buffalo Bill's into a
massively successful event."
Stars co-founder Hollis Brown has left the organization to
pursue other opportunities in karting. "I want to thank Hollis
for his help in bringing the Stars of Tomorrow program to the
level it is today. I wish him he very best of luck in his
future endeavors," said Herta.
One issue on the agenda for the new ownership team is to
initiate discussions with Superkarts! USA on series
cooperation and possible unification. "One doesn't have to
look very far to see what division does to racing," said
Holland. "It is a top priority for us to re-open dialogue with
SKUSA in order to find common ground and effect real
Herta added, "I have had several discussions with Bobby Rahal
and (SKUSA CEO) Jim Murley on this matter. Unification is a
compelling goal, and we are interested in these possibilities
with SKUSA as well as other organizations."
One potential envoy in any discussions is Bobby Rahal. Rahal's
team has provided the Champ Car tests that are the ultimate
reward for the Stars winners the last few years. "I am very
happy to hear that 'Stars' has the team of eRacingvision
behind it," stated Rahal during Tuesday's practice sessions
for the Indianapolis 500. "I believe it's imperative that
Stars and SKUSA come together in a way that ensures the
growing success of karting in North America. I am happy to do
whatever I can to help in that area."
The CART 'Stars of Tomorrow' karting series is the official
first level in CART's driver development system. Specifically
designed as a driver development series, Stars focuses on
recognizing the skills of the drivers rather than the
technology development within the machines, using FIA/CIK
international standards. The Stars program consists of several
regional race series, plus three national and one grand
national events. More information can be found at
eRacingvision is a sister company to Ekartingnews.com, the
largest media channel for karting, and eRacingoutlet, a racing
products distributor and online store. eRacingvision focuses
on multimedia public relations, marketing, promotion, and
design. Its clients include the North American Karting
Association, Team Rahal, Miller Brewing, and drivers such as
A.J. Allmendinger, Colin Fleming, Matt Jaskol, and Scott
Speed. More information can be found at
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