Prime Powerteam will be looking for race wins and championships in literally all classes this season.
A strong start to the year for Prime Powerteam included a podium appearance at the Florida Winter Tour and the Hamilton, Ontario based race team is hungry to continue the momentum when the Canadian season gets underway in only a few weeks.
Featuring a full lineup of drivers spread across all Briggs and Rotax categories will see a strong showing of BirelART karts powered by Prime at all major events in 2017 including the Canadian National Championship, Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge, Vega Cup, US Open and SKUSA SuperNationals.
An off-season switch to BirelART brought a fresh look for Prime Powerteam and a handful of new team drivers for 2017 that have joined the Red Army.
Never in my life as a team owner or manager have I felt so confident heading into a racing season. With incredibly strong driver lineups, and technical partnerships with BirelART, Ogden Engines (Rotax) and Pro Racing Engines (Briggs) we have all the key elements in place for a record season.
– Prime Powerteam Manager
ROTAX TEAM LINEUP: HUNGRY FOR TOP RESULTS
In Rotax DD2 the team will be led by Ethan Simioni and Justin Luik. Both are competing in the second season of DD2 and will be championship contenders. Simioni enjoyed a very successful FWT where he ended off the tour with a third place finish in both the race and the championship. Making his DD2 debut, Randy Tang will join the duo this season.
Rotax Senior will see Justin Ovejero alongside new recruit Cole Hooton. After strong seasons in 2016, both have the speed and potential to be consistently be in position for the podium in 2017.
In the refreshed Rotax Mini-Max category, Prime has five drivers that look to dominate the podium. Marcello Paniccia and Adam Moor are experienced young guns while Frankie Esposito, Connor Pritiko and Lorenzo Morsillo look to make their mark as they tackle the category for the first time.
Rounding out the Rotax classes, MacKenzie Clark and Zachary Vanier will compete in Rotax Junior. Clark graduates from Mini-Max while Vanier is new to the team after taking home the Briggs Junior Canadian Championship in 2016. A full time effort in Rotax this year should see Vanier on the podium.