Tillotson Racing is pleased to announce its partnership with the American Kart Racing Association that will approve the Tillotson 212RS engine to race in AKRA competition in 2023.
As a part of the new program, the 212RS will race in the same divisions with the Briggs LO206 in next year’s AKRA / Hoosier Kartsport National Road Race Series and Tillotson engine rules will be included in the 2023 AKRA Tech Manual for speedway dirt oval 4-cycle racing. The Tillotson 212RS will also be approved to race alongside the LO206 in sprint races that follow the AKRA rules.
RLV Tuned Exhaust Products is joining the program with development of a spec pipe for the 212RS package, and RLV will serve as a primary distribution center for the 212RS engine, along with Kart Rising on the East Coast.
The 212RS was tested at AKRA Road Race events this past season, impressing AKRA CEO Bill McCutcheon.
“We’re very excited about the addition of the Tillotson 212RS and what the engine package will bring to our AKRA programs,” McCutcheon stated. “It’s an excellent engine that will give our teams an additional option for their racing programs. We’re working to announce the rules package in the coming months, and we’ll make any adjustments necessary throughout the season to provide racers with a level playing field in these divisions. We’re also pleased to have RLV on board as a primary supporter and distribution center. The new 212RS spec pipe will be released soon.”
Tillotson President, Charles Demirjian, added “We are thrilled to be part of this program with a goal of expanding the racing field. We have worked closely with both the AKRA and RLV to make the package the ideal addition to the category. Our 212RS has gone through extensive testing to ensure it offers the right horsepower and performance levels. Our goal continues to be to broaden participation in motorsports and we are confident this engine will be a welcome addition.”
The 2023 AKRA / Hoosier Kartsport National Road Race Series opens May 5-7 with the Woodbridge Kart Club at the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR). For information on the series, visit AKRA’s official website at akraracing.com.