Egozi to see action in Rotax, ROK and IAME powered classes.
As one of the youngest drivers on the national circuit, eight year-old James Egozi is set to join Team Koene USA, one of the largest and most successful karting programs in North America. Looking to elevate his program to the next level, Egozi will join the Indianapolis, Indiana based squad for his first event at the upcoming Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP) before continuing his quest for race wins and podium results in multiple different series.
"James is one of the young drivers that is on the edge of a breakthrough and with the help and support of Team Koene USA, he will be a fixture at the front of the field for years to come," explained Team Principal Mike Maurini. "We are excited to have him in our program for the remainder of the 2016 season and onwards into 2017."
Starting his tenure with Team Koene USA at the SKUSA SummerNationals in the IAME Mini Swift class, Egozi will also see competition at the upcoming United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals in Rotax Micro MAX before closing out his season at the US Open and SKUSA SuperNationals, both in Las Vegas, Nevada. The young Egozi will also see action in select ROK Cup USA events as he begins his preparations for a strong 2017 race season.
Maurini continued, "James is taking advantage of our elite level arrive and drive program and will work with Team Koene USA personnel on all levels. Koene USA will provide tuning and driver coaching duties while Koene Racing/Koene Engines will take over the preparation of race engines. James will continue to utilize the BENIK chassis while working with the Koene USA staff and assisting in the further development of the Tony Kart 950 chassis later this year."
"I appreciate all the guys at Team BENIK for their support in James at the start of his national racing career. They were instrumental in getting James exposed to this level of karting and have taught him the necessities to compete at the front of the field," explained Robert Egozi, father of James. "We are looking forward to our new venture with Team Koene USA and can't wait to get started. We have watched their program from afar and really enjoy their perception and professionalism. With their expressed interest in James, I am confident this will be a great program for him and look forward to a long term partnership."