Solo Kart USA is happy to announce a major addition, not only to the chassis brand’s dealer network, but also to its driver roster. Checkered Motorsports of Girard, Ohio has signed on as a new Solo Kart dealer to focus on expansion to the midwest region of the United States. Along with the dealership program, a combined effort has brought Andrew Bujdoso back to his home state and family operation to pilot a Solo Kart SKS2 shifterkart chassis for the remainder of the 2019 season.
“Anyone who knows Csaba, Robbie, and Andrew Bujdoso know how much love and passion these guys have for the sport of kart racing,” stated Adam Pettit of Solo Kart USA. “Any opportunity we have to partner with such genuine good-hearted people that have the same ambition and drive as we do for the sport, we’re going jump on it.”
Checkered Motorsports is a premier racing team owned and operated by Csaba Bujdoso, that began with his children Robbie and Andrew Bujdoso racing under that banner. Both Robbie and Andrew gained major victories and championships, and have become respectable figures within the karting industry. Checkered Motorsports has serviced a number of chassis brands during its tenure, and adds the growing Solo Kart program to its station.
Csaba Bujdoso of Checkered Motorsports added, "We are excited for the opportunity to not only build the Solo Kart brand, but continue to deliver a winning tradition. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Adam Pettit and Salvo Sparacio of Solo Kart personally, and know that their drive and commitment is second to none. We look forward to the upcoming years."
Checkered Motorsports’ addition of the Solo Kart brand coincides with the return of Andrew Bujdoso back to the operation after working with another race team for the past several months. Andrew Bujdoso is the current Superkarts! USA Pro Tour Pro Shifter point leader, having scored a win at the WinterNationals in California and the recent SpringNationals in Utah. The series concludes in August with the SKUSA SummerNationals scheduled for the New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana.
“I’m super stoked to be a part of a growing program,” commented Andrew Bujdoso. “It’s great to be back under two teams that I can now call home. Both entities have had their fair share of success, and I’m happy to be keeping the Solo Kart colors up front for the rest of 2019!"
Andrew Bujdoso is set to make his debut aboard the Solo Kart this weekend at the Gearup F Series event at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. Joining Bujdoso on the Solo Kart brand is Annie Rhule and Frankie Iadevaia in the Junior class, along with Solo Kart USA principals Adam Pettit and Salvo Sparacio in Senior competition. Factory driver Jesus Rios Jr. is missing the weekend, however, is set to join Bujdoso at the SummerNationals where the Florida driver won twice in 2015
Pettit continued, “First, to team up with Checkered Motorsports as a new Solo Kart distributor is a true pleasure. To top it off having Andrew Bujdoso make a move and commit to Solo Kart and Checkered Motorsports for a joint support effort is icing on the cake. We will be utilizing all resources available to support Andrew and Checkered Motorsports to make sure we are fully prepared going into the SKUSA SummerNationals and coming out with the #1 plate! I couldn’t be more excited!"
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