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Leading Shifter Kart Pilot, Formal, Parts with DRT Racing

Costa Rican very grateful for his time at DR Kart importer, now looks for change with Sonoma looming.

Formal hits 80mph at Palm Beach Karting earlier this year at the Florida Winter Tour ROK Cup series.
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For the past three and a half years, DRT Racing and Danny Formal have had one of the strongest partnerships in North American karting. The two have collaborated on impressive victories in Las Vegas, as the two time defending SKUSA SuperNationals S1 champions, along with the 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour National Championship and numerous Florida Winter Tour victories.

With all of that success, however, we’ve received word that Formal and the DR Kart importer have parted ways. The Costa Rican had only strong praise for the New Hampshire organization. “I have nothing to say but wonderful things for Don [Guilbeault] and the rest of the DRT family,” said Formal. “This was my decision and I’m leaving with a heartfelt goodbye because these four season with DRT have been amazing and I am forever thankful.”

The reigning national champion says he is currently fielding offers from other teams, but has yet to decide on his future plans. Formal was one of the few fully sponsored drivers in the paddock, deservingly so, and we’re anxious to hear where he could land. The 21-year old has two thirds of his North American karting season left to defend his S1 National Championship and an important second round in California in less than three weeks, but Formal has assured us he will be in Sonoma.

Currently, Formal sits 12th in the points standings after a disqualification in the New Orleans round in March, and will most likely need to pick up at least one win at SpringNationals to have a fighting chance going into Indiana in August.

Formal also competes in his home country of Costa Rica in their national Touring Car Championship with car manufacturer Hyundai. He currently sits second in the championship.