Gentlemen, start your engines!
The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands has set the Inaugural Budweiser Go Kart Championship for April 6, 2013 at the Mariana Seaside Circuit.
The following cash prizes will be awarded: $2,000 for 1st place, $1,000 for 2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place.
Food vendors are invited to join the fundraising food fair at the grounds on race day. Food vendor registration is free, but twenty percent commission of all food sales will be contributed to the HANMI Charity Fund. For $20, food vendors will also be able to join the 1st Annual Angus Beef BBQ Sandwich Contest, which will award $200 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place.
To register as a food vendor, contact Takahiro Omori at firstname.lastname@example.org or William Renato at email@example.com or call Mariana Resort & Spa at 1.670.322.0770.
The event will also feature the 1st Annual Delta Fly Away Raffle feature a round trip ticket to any Delta Air Lines destination. Raffle tickets will be sold at the grounds for only $1.
Teams of four racers (three men and one woman) and a pit manager can now register for $250/team. A valid driver's license is required. The team captain must also attend a mandatory orientation meeting on April 5, 2013.
On race day, the track will be open for practice at 8:30am, with the opening ceremony scheduled for 10am. In a single-elimination format, the first qualifying round will begin at 10:30am, followed by consolation matches and then the second qualifying round. The final round will pit the top four teams against each other.
For race registration forms or to become a race sponsor, contact Lito Pardulan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989.1956, or contact Mamoru Watanabe at email@example.com or 1.60.287.7143.
This year's sponsors also include Mobil, DFS Galleria, Triple J Five Start Wholesale Foods, Coca-Cola, Foremost, Japan Saipan Travel Association, and Tasi Tours. (HANMI)