Japan Awaits: Could You Be Chosen from the US Trophy Series for the EXGEL Driver Exchange Program?

Erie, Pennsylvania, USA | February 14, 2024

Are you ready for more details about the EXGEL Driver Exchange Program? EXGEL Motorsport and J3 Competition (J3C) have joined forces to bring you an exciting opportunity that will be integrated into the Race Rotax 2024 US Trophy Series. This exclusive program will handpick three talented drivers – one each from the Mini MAX, Junior MAX, and Senior MAX categories – to represent the United States at a prestigious event in the MAX CHAMP series in Japan. Imagine yourself at the legendary Suzuka Circuit – Japan’s paradise for F1 and motorsports fans.

But that’s not all – from Japan, three top-ranked drivers will be selected in each category after four MAX Champ rounds, and will arrive at the New Castle Motorsports Park to compete in J3C’s Race Rotax US Trophy Final, scheduled for August 22-24, 2024.

(Alessandro Bressan)

Who is determining and selecting drivers? We’re pleased to have 1AIM’s Alessandro Bressan in the United States leading our scouting efforts. With a background in karting, GT, and prototype racing, Alessandro brings a wealth of experience to the table. His keen eye for talent and dedication to the sport make him the perfect choice for this important role.

On the Japanese side, we’re honored to have Ukyo Sasahara, a two-time Rotax Grand Finals winner, and Super GT GT500 standout, assisting as our scout. With his deep understanding of karting and a passion for nurturing young talent, Ukyo will play a pivotal role in identifying Japan’s brightest stars.

Here’s how it works for drivers from the US Trophy Series: competitors from the Mini, Junior, and Senior classes must participate in either the US Trophy West or US Trophy East Series and complete an application to be considered for the program. Alessandro will carefully review each application and select the most promising candidates to represent the US in Japan.

(Ukyo Sasahara)

On the Japanese side, Ukyo will scout for talented competitors who will have the chance to showcase their skills at the US Trophy Final. It’s a unique opportunity to experience karting at its finest on an international stage.

Don’t miss your chance to make karting history! In addition to the EXGEL Driver Exchange Program, there are RMC Grand Finals Tickets available to win at the US Trophy West Series – the US Trophy West kicks off very soon at PKRA in Arizona on February 23, 2024. Register for the US Trophy Series today at RaceRotax.com!

About J3 Competition:

J3 Competition is an American-based distribution and competition product resale company that focuses on the sector of high-performance kart racing. With tenure being recognized as a world leader in the development of the karting industry, J3 Competition is the proprietor of COMPKART, Competition University as well as the owner of Race Rotax.  In addition, J3 Competition is the United States distributor of BRP-Rotax products designed for kart racing including; Rotax, XPS lubricants, and MoJo tires just to name a few.  Contact: media@j3competition.com | +1 (814) 864-1846.

About EXGEL:

EXGEL is a leading manufacturer of medical anti-decubitus cushions in Japan. Established in 1969 as KAJI Corporation, EXGEL has designed, developed, and manufactured cutting-edge products utilizing EXGEL, one-of-a-kind material that KAJI originally developed, as well as passing the R&D skills and craftsmanship through generations. EXGEL now operates in various fields not to mention the motorsport field protecting the drivers from high g-force and impacts. EXGEL continues to explore new possibilities globally with endless passion. Contact: support_en@exgel.jp | +81-774-98-2633

About 1AIM:

1AIM is a multifaceted sports and media agency based in Los Angeles. They offer a range of services, including photography, video production, content creation, and social media management. With their experience in high-level motorsport competitions worldwide, they provide consulting and coaching services to professionals and teams, as well as assistance with the purchase of race cars, exotics, and classic vehicles globally. Additionally, they are the official distributor of the groundbreaking EXGEL technology in the American market. Driven by a deep passion for cars and the motoring world, their team aims to foster strong connections between individuals and companies. Contact: hello@one1aim.com | +1 (424) 278-4824


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