September 24, 2009 - Franklin Sponosrs Kart Expo

Kart Expo, the oldest and largest kart racing trade and consumer show in North America, announced a new title sponsor today with the signing of Franklin Motorsports of New Berlin, Wisconsin. The Franklin Motorsports logo and name will be added to the well-known Kart Expo logo and the official name of the show will become Franklin Motorsports Presents Kart Expo.

Darrell Sitarz, Kart Expo Director said, "I am extremely pleased and excited that Franklin Motorsports has come onboard as title sponsor of Kart Expo. Franklin Motorsports, a staple in karting for years, has long been an important part of the sport both here in the Midwest and throughout the country. I am also happy that George (Sieracki) recognizes the need for the karting industry to have an identity of its own by supporting this showcase for the sport which is recognized as the premiere kart show in the world.”

The Kart Expo is entering its 18th season as the foremost kart racing exposition having relocated to the popular DuPage Expo Center across the street from Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. The show will be held February 27-28, 2010. Kart Expo has attracted more than 50,000 attendees over the past decade making it the largest show of its kind in the United States.

Franklin Motorsports is located in New Berlin, Wisconsin and is a leader in the karting industry with over 50 years of combined karting experience. They are the exclusive importer of Merlin Karts as well as the largest dealer of the brand's chassis and parts. Franklin Motorsports offers a large on-line product selection through their successful web-catalogue and also participates with support at key track events. The company recently opened their new showroom and shop facility in New Berlin, WI just west of Milwaukee.

Jamie Sieracki of Franklin Motorsports said," Kart Expo has always signified the start of the kart racing season for Franklin and the entire industry. Franklin Motorsports has made some significant strides in the last few years and we felt that titling the Kart Expo helps to underscore that growth and keeps it moving forward."

The official new name of the expo will be Franklin Motorsports presents Kart Expo and will be held for the second year at the DuPage Expo Center in St. Charles, Illinois just west of Chicago. The show continues as the established leader in providing a centralized location for all manufacturer's and distributors of kart racing products and services. For those companies wishing to exhibit they may contact Darrell Sitarz, Director at 630.653.7368.

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