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Karter Redlin primed and ready

Aldergrove’s Jordan Redlin is set to compete at multiple different series throughout the 2013 season. - On Track Promotions photo OTP.ca
Aldergrove’s Jordan Redlin is set to compete at multiple different series throughout the 2013 season.
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Jordan Redlin is an Aldergrove Community Secondary student working his way through the racing ranks, and is currently racing karts.

"I have been racing karts for seven years. Karting is a larger sport than most people realize, and a large part of my life," says Redlin.

"The sport is slightly smaller in western Canada but big in eastern Canada and the United States. Karting is very big in several countries in Europe."

Redlin is currently competing in a championship in the southern United States. This three-race series, called “The Challenge Of The Americas” awards a paid ticket for each class to represent their country in the Rotax World Finals of karting. It is scheduled to take place this year in November at Nola Motorsports Park, New Orleans, Louisiana.

This event was previously held in Portugal, and is an annual event. Last year 313 drivers from around the world were given the opportunity to represent their country. Redlin is working hard to be able to have the opportunity to represent Canada at this event in 2013.

Redlin says, "I am hoping to raise the funds required to continue my campaign. So far I am fortunate to have two local companies, Fikse Wheels and Kodiak Aerospace, that have given me some financial support."

After progressing nicely through the 2012 racing season and with one race under his belt in 2013, Canadian pilot Jordan Redlin is ready to take on multiple different series in the next calendar year. With plans to take on the rest of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour, SKUSA SuperNationals and several other events throughout the United States and Canada, Redlin looks to make major strides this season and become a threat for victories at each and every event.

Competing aboard a Zanardi Kart with tuning support from True North Motorsports Factory Team principals Kevin Loster and Darko Orcic, Redlin will also receive driver coaching from WSK Euro and Masters Series KZ2 pilot Phillip Orcic in multiple events in 2013.

“Jordan has worked hard in the past year to hone his skills and improve his race craft,” says Kevin Loster. “In 2013 we will continue to work with Jordan in these areas as well as look to challenge for race wins and podium results as we move forward.”

Already competing at the opening round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, Redlin would score a 12th place result on Saturday and improve his finishing position on Sunday to run inside the top 10. With a talent-laden field of more than 40 competitors, the Zanardi Kart driver currently sits ninth in the overall point standings and will look to make a run forward in the remaining two weekends of competition.

It was a great year for the up-and-coming driver as he ended his campaign ranked in the eKartingNews.ca top 25 Rotax Junior drivers throughout all of Canada. On the strength of some decent results at the 2012 Challenge of the Americas and an impressive second place finish in the Western Canadian Championship Rotax Junior point standings, Redlin will look to carry the momentum forward into this racing season.

Darko Orcic says, “I have really enjoyed having the opportunity to work with Jordan and his father. They are great people and we get along really well. Motorsports is always challenging at every level and Kevin, Phillip and myself are here to make it easier for them. We are looking forward to the rest of the season together.”

Jordan’s next on track action will be in a few weeks time, as he will travel back to Arizona to compete in rounds three and four of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas.

For more information on Jordan Redlin, contact Daryle Redlin at 604-835-6900 or email at jordan@kodiakracingwheels.com or phone 604-856-7311,

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