Zack Meyer dominates FWT opener

January 19, 2011

Canadian GP Racing Karts driver Zack Meyer kicked off his 2011 karting season with a dominating performance at the opening round of the 2011 Florida Winter Tour at the Orlando Kart Center. Meyer, was quick from the opening session and ended the double race weekend with two poles, two pre-final wins and two final wins.

"It's a great way to start the year," Meyer said after Sunday's final. "We were fast right off the trailer. I have to thank Joe Launi for all his hard work on our GP Racing Karts program this winter at the Innisfil Indy - it really paid off this weekend."

On Saturday, Meyer dominated the KZ2 class, and repeated the performance again on Sunday with none other than Williams F1 driver Rubens Barrichello taking the runner up spot. "It was great to have a F1 driver - Barrichello - in the race today. I just had to keep pushing hard for the win."

Meyer will have to put the opening weekend behind him quickly as he now prepares to mount his GP Racing Kart Rotax DD2 to compete in the opening round of the FWT for the Rotax classes.

"This weekend will be as tough as the first round of the KZ2 class," Meyer said. "There are lots of good drivers in good equipment in DD2, but I am confident in my GP Racing Kart and Joe Launi to help me get to the front this weekend."