Team News: Top Kart USA to Send Large Contingent of Drivers to WKA Manufacturers Cup
Top Kart also collects 2012 Manufacturers Cup trophy during Friday night banquet
Starting the 2013 season off in fine form at the annual World Karting Association (WKA) Daytona KartWeek in late December, the Top Kart USA crew is now set to descend on the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina for round two of the program. Bringing a large contingent of twenty-two drivers to the event that will see action in more than fifty different entries, Top Kart supported drivers will look to once again stand on the top step of the podium and continue their winning ways.
“Working with Grand Products has really helped explode the Top Kart brand on the WKA Karting scene,” explained Top Kart USA’s Billy McLaughlin. “With their 2012 success with only a few drivers, we knew the kart and the material that Top Kart presents to their drivers is top quality. Couple that with the support that Grand Products, Top Kart USA and all the team tuners provide the drivers, the success and professionalism in the program is second to none.”
Grand Products Mike Tetreault continued, “The partnership between Top Kart USA and Grand Products is working out just as we had planned. With great trackside support and a full supply of karts, accessories and apparel available at the track, Top Kart is quickly becoming the most recognizable and largest operations in the paddock.”
With the on track action commencing Friday, April 5th for unofficial practice, wheel-to-wheel competition will begin Saturday morning for the first of two separate race days. A complete list of the Top Kart USA drivers can be found below:
Patrick Olsen- Yamaha Senior and Komet Pro
Chase Jones – Yamaha Senior and Parilla
Mason Chelootz- TaG and Parilla Only
Tommy Anderson – TaG and Parilla Only
Garrett Johnston – TaG and Parilla Only
Jake Johnston – TaG and Parilla Only
Mark Boos – TaG and Parilla Only
Steve Schiewer – TaG Masters
John Ferris – TaG Masters
Scott Ferris – TaG Masters
Abby McLaughlin – Yamaha Junior
Alex Kardashian- Yamaha Junior
Julia Boos – Yamaha Junior and KPP Junior
Emerson Reed – Yamaha Junior and KPP Junior
Ryan Raffa – Yamaha Junior and KPP Junior
Kevin Keavey – Yamaha Junior and KPP Junior
Zach Holden – Komet Sportsman, Cadet Junior Sportsman and Yamaha Sportsman
Lance Fenderson – Cadet Junior Sportsman and Yamaha Sportsman
Eli Fox – Rookie Sportsman
Andrew Bische – Rookie Sportsman
Tyler Ferris – Rookie Sportsman
Conner Ferris- Rookie Sportsman
Following the end of practice on Friday, the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup will hold their annual awards banquet. Honoring their 2012 champions, four Top Kart drivers will receive championship-winning trophies from their 2012 efforts including Mason Chelootz, Tommy Anderson, Scott Ferris and Zach Holden. The annual Manufacturer’s Cup award will also be given out this evening and the 2012 recipient will be Top Kart for their 22 main event wins.
For more information on McLaughlin Motorsports, Top Kart USA and opportunities to join their World Karting Association Manufacturer’s Cup program, please contact their offices at 317.858.8888 or visit them online at http://www.TopKartUSA.net
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About Top Kart USA – Top Kart USA is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a distributor for the Top Kart product line. Housing a national level race team and competing in the World Karting Association and SuperKarts! USA programs as well as throughout the regional level in the Midwest, Top Kart USA is continuing to evolve and develop Top Kart dealerships throughout the United States. Supported by Top Kart importer Grand Products, Top Kart USA is owned and operated by McLaughlin Motorsports.