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  • September 10, 2009
  • Lorenzo MandarinoPserra Racing is proud to announce the completion of a year one goal: to secure the Senior Rotax title in the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship. Pserra Racing combined veteran karting standout Lorenzo Mandarino to secure the top spot in the six race series, which fielded some of the deepest and largest grids in North America. Mandarino, along with tuner Nathan Brown, would take three race wins on the way to securing the overall title. Fellow Birel Senior Rotax pilot Michael Vincec would also visit the podium on two occasions in 2009 regional action.

    "Our team is becoming the best team in North America," comments Peter Serravalle, team principal of Pserra Racing. "The Birel chassis works amazing and with having great drivers we can really test our equipment for set ups and engine tuning."

    Pserra would also find success in the ultra competitive Junior Rotax class. Fielding some of the top drivers in the country, the BSRKC Rotax Junior class was a tough fight week in and week out. At the front of the pack was Pserra Racing junior standout and rising star Austin Milwain, who used his potent Birel chassis to take second in the overall point standings. Milwain would consistently top the time sheets taking a win in the final round at Kawartha Speedway in Rotax Junior as well as winning a Bear in the TaG Junior class at Shannonville.

    Austin MilwainThe Pserra Racing engines department also did their job in 2009, helping pace a number of drivers to top results in 2009. Pserra engine power would help Darren White take the 2009 BSRKC Rotax DD2 championship. Garret Grist would use Pserra power take the 2009 ASN Canada FIA Rotax Junior National Championship and take the 2009 BSRKC Rotax Junior title. All Pserra Racing engines are built in house, prepped and then dyno tuned for quality and performance. The engine group is constantly searching for more power and reliability from each and every engine.

    Pserra Racing recently returned from Sarno, Italy where the newest team member, 2008 Stars of Karting National ICC Champion Michael Vincec, would make a return visit to international competition. Serravalle and Vincec would join the Birel Factory team to contest the KZ1 class taking on the world's best six speed kart racers.

    "Coming back from the World Championship in Italy, the competition is amazing you could have the best driver, mechanic, chassis, or engine but if one of the pieces is missing you will be wondering why you didn’t make the final," ponders Serravalle. "Under the Birel tent the whole team was missing one of the major pieces and our weekend did not turn out the way we wanted it to, but we gained a lot of experience and working along with the Birel engineers we are bringing back some great experience."

    Michael VincecWith the 2009 Canadian karting scene winding down the Pserra Racing crew are reviewing plans for the balance of 2009 and looking to 2010. The team is focused on continuing to grow the Birel program and expand their engine program. A complete trackside support unit is complimented by a state of the art race shop and extensive show room.

    "I think the biggest thing people need at the track is customer support and that is where we shine the most,"" smiles Serravalle. "Focusing more and more on that part of the team will ensure even more success in future."

    The next on track event for the Pserra Racing crew will be the Super Karts! USA SuperNationals, being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. There is a very good possibility that the factory Birel team will be there under the Pserra Racing tent. Off track the Pserra Racing crew continue to put final touches on their new retail facility and engine shop with a Grand Opening scheduled for mid September. Pserra Racing's full range of products including Beta Tools, MyChron, Molecule, Birel and more will be showcased at the shop.

    Michael Vincec photo courtesy of: Chris Walker -