Crown of Karting Event to be Held in FanZone During MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships

First annual PRD Pan-American Karting event part of championship weekend activities

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (Aug.  20, 2013) – Auto Club Speedway officials announced that the first annual PRD Pan-American Crown of Karting event will be added to the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships scheduled at Auto Club Speedway, October 18-19.

Race fans attending the MAVTV 500 weekend can also watch the inaugural PRD Pan-American Crown of Karting event as the track will weave its way into the Auto Club Speedway FanZone area.  Approximately six tenths of a mile long, this track will be constructed exclusively for the PRD Pan-American Crown go-karting event.

Tickets for practice and qualifying for the go-karting and INDYCAR qualifying on Friday, October 18 are as low as $20.  Tickets for Saturday, October 19 start at $30 and are good for both the PRD Pan-American Crown of Karting event and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships.  Children 12 and under are free all weekend when accompanied by a paid adult in the general admission sections.

The PRD Pan-Am Crown will feature world class drivers, of all ages, from Canada, Mexico, South America and the United States. These drivers will be competing in the following six high performance high horsepower classes.

ENGINE

CLASS

AGE

Honda Performance Development 50cc

Mini Cadet

5 - 7

Pro Racing Design 125cc Controlled Tag Rules

Cadet

8 - 12

Pro Racing Design 125cc Controlled Tag Rules

Junior

12 - 15

Pro Racing Design 125cc Controlled Tag Rules

Semi Professional

16

Pro Racing Design 125cc Controlled Tag Rules

Professional

16

Pro Racing Design 125cc Controlled Tag Rules

Grand Masters

35

A maximum of 36 qualified drivers will be accepted in each class.  The top 3 finishers in each class will receive awards.  Additionally, special awards will be presented to Honda Mini and PRD Cadet.  Cash prizes totaling $12,000.00 will also be awarded to PRD Junior, PRD Semi Pro, PRD Pro and PRD Grand Masters Pro.

For information or to buy tickets to the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championship Weekend, which includes the PRD Pan-American Crown of Karting event,  call 800-944-RACE (7223), log on to www.autoclubspeedway.com or visit the Auto Club Speedway ticket office. 

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About Auto Club Speedway:  Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, California, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend in March and the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships Finale weekend in October.  The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the INDYCAR and NASCAR circuits.  The Speedway is also home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com .  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.



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