EKN Trackside: 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals – Preview

Nearly 200 drivers set to compete at GoPro Motorplex for seven national titles

GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina

GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina

Rotax Grand Nationals logoThis is the week United States ‘Rotaxians’ dream about for nearly 364 days of the year. The 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals officially gets underway July 31 as the four-day event is contested at the new GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. Drivers in seven Rotax Max Challenge categories will be competing for a chance to claim a national championship.

The GoPro Motorplex was opened in October 2012, and has become a pristine center for karting in North America. Located in the heart of NASCAR country, the facility is growing the sport and in its inaugural season, hosting major events including the US Rotax Grand Nationals. The circuit at the GoPro facility is based on the famous Kartdromo Parma in Italy. At 7/10-mile, Justin Marks and his entire team developed a course that provides for some great racing and challenges the drivers.

Competitors began traveling to the Mooresville area over the weekend, setting up for unofficial practice held Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday begins the official practice for the nearly 200 competitors, setting the stage for the remaining three days. Qualifying and the first round of heat races are held on Thursday. Friday is the final two rounds of heat races to set the stage for Championship Saturday. The final day will host a Prefinal, which will provide the lineup for the main events.

On the line, aside from national titles, will be tickets to the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals, held in the United States for the first time. In November, the top Rotaxians from around the world will converge on the NOLAMotorsportsPark facility in New Orleans, Louisiana. The top two drivers in the Senior Max, DD2, DD2 Masters and Junior Max categories will be awarded spots at the event, while the top Masters Max pilot will earn a ticket as well. The top-three drivers in Mini Max and Micro Max will be provided a spot to compete at the event, as part of the North American invitational event.

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SENIOR MAX

Nick Neri will attempt for his second Senior title, fourth overall (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)

Nick Neri will attempt for his second Senior title, fourth overall
(Photo: Ken Johnson – Studio52.us)

The 2012 edition of the US Rotax Grand Nationals saw a dominant performance by Daniel Formal in South Bend. With his absence to the Senior Max roster, the title is up for grabs once again. The last two winners before Formal lead a 36-driver field battling for the crown.

2011 winner Nick Neri (Tony Kart) returns, seeking his second in the Senior category, and fourth overall to tie Jordon Musser’s record of four. The Ocala Gran Prix driver missed out on Team USA and the Rotax Grand Finals, placing fourth in South Bend, and redemption is on his mind. Neri is also the EKN Driver Diary feature for the event, with updates directly from the Florida driver each night in the EKN Event Page. 2010 champ Stepanova Nekeel (FA Kart) bought the chassis at the event, found the sweet-spot and avoided trouble to score the big victory. He finished fifth behind Neri last year, missing out on his chance at a return to the Rotax Grand Finals.

Next to Formal on the podium were Sam Beasley and Andrew Palmer. Beasley is a three-time runner-up, from year’s 2010 to 2012. Each time, he’s come just short of winning. A move to the Ocala Gran Prix operation, piloting a Tony Kart could be the change needed to put the Ohio driver on the top step. Palmer (Kosmic) drove a stellar race to edge out Neri for the final podium position. Numerous tests and a victory at the Rotax Summer Shootout puts Palmer on the short list of top contenders. Among the young guns making their first Senior start is 2012 Team USA member Oliver Askew (Tony Kart). The Florida driver showed his talents against the Florida Winter Tour competition, and looks to transfer that to the Rotax Grand Nationals for his first title.

Senior Max Provisional Entry List

No. Last Name First Name Chassis Team City State
322 Aiken Porter Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Alpharetta Georgia
338 Askew Oliver Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
306 Bearden Logan Haase Mike Doty Racing Leander Texas
304 Beasley Sam Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
300 Criscione Joe ART GP ART GP West Linn Oregon
342 Dignan Derek FA Kart Kartsport Rochester Hills Michigan
358 Doll Jeremy Tony Kart ChiChi Racing West Creek New Jersey
Donald Jacob Arrow Kartsport NA Jeannette Pennsylvania
326 Fernandez Alejandro Energy Buddy Rice Karting San Bernardino California
359 Finlayson Elliot Birel Jet Karting Yorkville Illinois
314 Hayden Ann Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Cape Coral Florida
316 Healey Morgan Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
333 Howard Jay Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Carmel Indiana
332 Jordan Austin Tony Kart Speed Energy of Florida Seminole Florida
384 Kotyk Jonathan Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
320 Landi Nick Tony Kart CHIC Racing Old Bridge New Jersey
364 Losito Nick Tony Kart Ultra Pro Kart Sales Charlotte North Carolina
309 Mc Cusker John Haase Mike Doty Racing Glen Head New York
317 Mehan Evan Tony Kart Jay Howard Motorsport Deerfield Beach Florida
319 Mutagaana Ayrton CRG Drive19 Motorsports Freedom Pennsylvania
328 Myers AJ Tony Kart Palm Harbor Florida
396 Nagel Chaz Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Azle Texas
302 Nekeel Stepanova FA Kart Seattle Washington
388 Neri Nicholas Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
323 Owen Will FA Kart Kartsport North America Castle Rock Colorado
325 Pagano Daley FA Kart Privateer East Hampton New York
327 Pagano Louie Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Camarillo California
355 Pagano Michael FA Kart Privateer East Hampton New York
321 Palmer Andrew Kosmic J3 Competition Chicago Illinois
301 Ralston Jr Roger FA Kart Ralston Motorsport Boca Raton Florida
361 Roeper Dan Orsolon / BN Racing Delray Beach Florida
366 Roth Thomas CRG Rolison Performance Group Old Lyme Connecticut
331 Selbach Lee Birel JAM Motorsports Charlotte North Carolina
318 Stross Dustin Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix N Fort Myers Florida
329 Tesoro Dominic AM Racing Kart Chase Racing Plant City Florida
311 Watson Sam FA Kart Belmont North Carolina

DD2/DD2 MASTERS

Alan Rudolph returns to defend his DD2 Masters title (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)

Alan Rudolph returns to defend his DD2 Masters title
(Photo: Ken Johnson – Studio52.us)

Among the eight registered in DD2, all but one will be making their first start in the category which will lead to a new Grand Nationals champion. The one driver making his return, and has been close multiple times before is Nathan Mauel (CRG). The Oklahoma driver is among the original ‘Rotaxians’ in the United States, having been a member of Team USA five times, but never a victor at the Grand Nationals. One driver familiar with that achievement is defending Senior Max champion Daniel Formal (Kosmic). He is one of two drivers to win at three different categories (Mini Max, Junior Max, Senior Max), and is attempting to be the first to win at all four levels, and tie Jordon Musser with four total US Rotax Grand Nationals victories. They will be chased by a swarm of Sodi Kart entries, all from the LoneStarState. Alex Tartaglia is a three-time Texas ProKart Challenge winner this season, and will be joined under the Dallas Karting Complex stable by Sean Owens and Michael Ilavia with CJ Cramm rounding out the Texans. Evan Polisky is second in the EKN Rotax Driver Rankings thus far on the season, coming out of the F1 New Jersey USRMC, and will make his first Grand Nationals start in DD2.

The DD2 Masters division is also full of veterans, looking to make a return to Team USA. 2012 champion Alan Rudolph (CRG) is set to defend his crown, already locked in on Team USA with his championship at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. Last year’s runner-up Rene Martinelli (CRG) and fourth place finisher John Crow (Kosmic) were Rudolph’s teammate last year in Portugal, representing the United States at the Rotax Grand Finals. They would much like to duplicate that, with either a podium finish or a victory. Mike Jones (Sodi Kart) made his DD2 debut last year, only to retire after two laps. Back for redemption, the Texan will be a factor all weekend. Another contender, switching from Masters to DD2 Masters is Paul Bonilla (Arrow). A multi-time podium finisher at the Grand Nationals, Bonilla could be one of the two drivers to earn a spot on Team USA. Current EKN US Rotax Driver Rankings number one driver Lance Lehrman (Sodi Kart) will make his Grand Nationals debut.

DD2 Provisional Entry List

No. Last Name First Name Chassis Team City State
464 Carey Mitch CRG Directlink Team Parker Colorado
444 Cramm CJ Sodi Kart Kart Nation Spring Texas
437 Formal Daniel Kosmic Advanced Karting / 37 Racing Engines Orlando Florida
403 Ilavia Michael Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Houston Texas
416 Mauel Nathan CRG PSL Karting Broken Arrow Oklahoma
420 Owens Sean Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Richardson Texas
472 Polisky Evan Intrepid Polisky Racing Beverly Massachusetts
410 Tartaglia Alex Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Colleyville Texas

DD2 Masters Provisional Entry List

No. Last Name First Name Chassis Team City State
520 Bonilla Paul Arrow Full Throttle Karting Cypress California
556 Carey Jim Zanardi Directlink Team Parker Colorado
531 Crow John Kosmic Anaheim California
504 Jones Mike Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Sachse Texas
526 Lehrman Lance Sodi Kart Woodpecker Motorsports Mesquite Texas
500 Martinelli Rene CRG PSL Karting Tampa Florida
518 Park Conrad CRG Dallas Karting Complex Corinth Texas
577 Rudolph Alan CRG PSL Atlantic Gilbert Arizona

JUNIOR MAX

Jamaican Thomas Issa is looking to add a US Rotax title to his CV (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)

Jamaican Thomas Issa is looking to add a US Rotax title to his CV
(Photo: Ken Johnson – Studio52.us)

The largest group of the 2013 US Rotax Grand Nationals is the Junior Max with 53 drivers. With recent and former winners moved on, this year will crown a new champion in the category. Three of the top-five from last year return, all gunning for the first step of the podium. Thomas Issa (Kosmic) was solid a year ago in South Bend to place runner-up, representing Jamaica at the Rotax Grand Finals. This winter, Issa already gained a spot at this year’s event in New Orleans with the Florida Winter Tour championship. Placing fourth a year ago, Juan Manuel Correa (Tony Kart) earned a spot on Team USA, and made it count by placing 22nd in Portugal. Fellow Floridian Austin Garrison (Tony Kart) placed fifth a year ago, a returns for a better finish in 2013.

Among the list of contenders includes Ocala Gran Prix driver Ashley Rogero (Tony Kart). The 2012 Pan Am Challenge champion has been racing part of the season in Senior categories, outside of the USRMC, and faired well. Back in May, she won $5,000 at the GoPro Be a HERO Karting Challenge in Mooresville, beating out a talented field. Antoni Ptak (Birel) and Jack Weprin (FA Kart) have been competing overseas at the Rotax Euro Challenge, and will take their experiences to good work this week.

Six of the top-10 in the EKN US Rotax Driver Rankings will be onsite in Mooresville for the Grand Nationals. Number one driver McKay Snow (Kosmic) is part of the stellar Junior roster that the Rolison Performance Group is fielding. The Utah driver is joined by Challenge of the Americas title winner Blaine Rocha, provisional Can-Am Karting Challenge champion, each who has a ticket locked for the Rotax Grand Finals. Colorado driver Grant Copple, EKN’s May 2013 GoRotax.com Driver of the Month award winner, rounds out the team’s Junior drivers.

Two former champions are in the field, that is Mini Max title winners. 2011 winner Christian Brooks (ART GP) is making his return to the US Rotax Grand Nationals, for his first start in the Junior Max category. Jordan Perry (Tony Kart) won at New Castle, Indiana, and is also back at the nationals after a year away.

Junior Max Provisional Entry List

No. Last Name First Name Chassis Team City State
218 Acklam Chase FA Kart Kartsport Indian Trail North Carolina
201 Auriemma Benjamin Tony Kart Orsolon Racing Aventura Florida
230 Bellanger Olivier Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Sarasota Florida
244 Bilyy Michael Tony Kart Canton Georgia
206 Brockman Spencer Haase MDR Westport Connecticut
233 Brooks Christian ART GP Nash Motorsports Santa Clarita California
221 Carneiro Bruno Kosmic Rodizio Grill / Legree Motorsports Riverton Utah
261 Cavkusic Armin FA Kart Chicago Illinois
226 Copple Grant Kosmic Gambler Motorsports Golden Colorado
208 Cordova Jared Birel High Velocity Racing Waterford Virginia
268 Correa Juan Manuel Tony Kart V Motorsports Miami Florida
216 De Boever Quentin Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Melbourne Florida
271 DeFrancesco Devlin Tony Kart DFR Fort Lauderdale Florida
298 Denes Phillippe ART GP ART USA Carmel California
231 Essma Joey Birel JAM Motorsports Browns Summit North Carolina
200 Estep Trenton Tony Kart HR Racing San Antonio Texas
211 Forteza Luis Jose Kosmic J3 Competition Dorado Puerto Rico
292 Garrison Austin Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
213 Glasson Cole Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Corinth Texas
248 Goldfarb Mitch Birel Jam Motorsports Weddington North Carolina
224 Grey Noah Kosmic Phil Giebler Dana Point California
238 Hancock Zachary Tony Kart Sarasota Florida
232 Ilavia David Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Houston Texas
294 Issa Thomas Kosmic J3 Competition Fort Lauderdale Florida
234 Jevens Connor Birel Just DriveIt Simpsonville South Carolina
297 Jordan Tyler Tony Kart Speed Energy of Florida Seminole Florida
228 Kirkwood Kyle Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
242 Lockwood Brian Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Tallahassee Florida
207 Mc Carthy Michael Birel Anderson Racing Clearwater Florida
220 Mc Cusker Austin Haase Mike Doty Racing Glen Head New York
229 Mc Ginty Mason Birel Wheaton Illinois
299 Megennis Robert Birel McAleer Motorsports Amawalk New York
210 Munoz Christian Tony Kart V Motorsport Deerfield Beach Florida
288 Perry Jordan Tony Kart P1 Racing / Keane Racing Miami Florida
251 Preston Jake FA Kart Phil Giebler Racer Renton Washington
225 Prevost Enzo Trackmagic Jet Connection Novato California
267 Ptak Antoni Birel Andersen Racing Team Palmetto Florida
282 Reichelt Gavin CRG PSL Karting Rhinebeck New York
209 Rocha Blaine Kosmic Rolison Performance Group Oakdale California
270 Rogero Ashley Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
223 Ruocco Nolan Haase Mike Doty Racing Newfield New York
203 Selliken Luke Kosmic Rolison Performance Group Porltand Oregon
214 Smith Brian Birel White Nose Simpsonville South Carolina
263 Snow McKay Kosmic Rolison Performance Group Pleasant Grove Utah
205 Sobel Derek James Tony Kart Team Koene USA Naples Florida
212 Solarczyk Matt Birel High Velocity Racing / MRP Ashburn Virginia
219 Sullivan Alex Arrow Charlotte North Carolina
222 Tams Adam Birel MRP Motorsport Huntley Illinois
287 Thomas Matthew Tony Kart TNT Racing Miami Florida
280 Tyler Ethan Kosmic J3 Competition River Forest Illinois
277 Versteeg Austin Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Salt Lake City Utah
217 Weprin Jack FA Kart SLV Motorsports Chappaqua New York
273 Zilisch Bradley Birel Carolina Motorsports Park Matthews North Carolina

MASTERS MAX

Veteran Andy Seesemann is the lone former champion in Masters Max (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)

Veteran Andy Seesemann is the lone former champion in Masters Max
(Photo: Ken Johnson – Studio52.us)

The 2013 Masters Max action will possible crown a new champion, with no current returning champions in the field. Despite that fact, six of the top-10 from last year are set to contend for the championship. Runner-up last year, Andy Seesemann (Arrow) will continue his streak of competing at every US Rotax Grand Nationals, and the Full Throttl Karting owner/driver hopes for a second title to add to his 2004 achievement. Diego Pelosi (FA Kart) was third in 2012, and certainly has shown the speed to be a contender. The Californian was a double winner at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas.

Chris McGinley (Kosmic) is the highest ranked EKN US Rotax Driver Rankings driver competing at the Nationals, entering second. The New Jersey driver finished eighth last year, behind Bobby Greene (Maranello) and Rob Maier (Tony Kart) who are also returning. Utah driver Justin Peck (Tony Kart) earned his first major victory of his career at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. Another driver to watch will be Tyler Brooks (Tony Kart), another double winner at the Challenge program out west.

Adding some flavor to the event, motorsports driver Max Papis (Tony Kart) will be competing in the category. A Mooresville resident and frequent customer at the GoPro Motorplex, the Italian may have the slight advantage on the field this week.

Masters Max Provisional Entry List

No. Last Name First Name Chassis Team City State
623 Auriemma Michael Tony Kart Orsolon Racing Aventura Florida
610 Boyd Dean Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Double Oak Texas
627 Brooks Tyler Tony Kart Ryan Perry Motorsport Riverside California
600 Brown Jerry Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Saint Cloud Florida
675 Clyde Jeffrey Arrow Marlton New Jersey
637 Costa Raul Tony Kart Legree Motorsports Miami Florida
685 Greene Bobby Maranello SKLTN Fernandina Beach Florida
620 Leslie Jason Kosmic J3 Competition Greenville South Carolina
629 Maier Rob Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Oakland Florida
671 Mc Ginley Chris Kosmic Sewell New Jersey
677 Papis Max Tony Kart Orsolon Racing Mooresville North Carolina
625 Patton George Arrow Full Throttle Karting Anaheim California
649 Peck Justin Tony Kart Msquared Sandy Utah
622 Pelosi Diego FA Kart Ryan Perry San Diego California
608 Pergande David Arrox Full Throttle Karting Katy Texas
614 Pettit Adam DR Kart DRT Racing Mullica Hill New Jersey
628 Roberts Scott Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Winter Park Florida
604 Sampson Randy Arrow Custom Air Brown Summit North Carolina
651 Seesemann Andy Arrow Full Throttle Karting Orange California
611 Sparacio Antonio Tony Kart Shamong NJ
612 Sparacio Salvatore CRG Shamong NJ
617 Zamora Jacob Arrow Full Throttle Karting Manhattan Beach California

MINI MAX

Oregon driver Sting Ray Robb has his sites on the Mini Max title (Photo: Sean Buur - Can-Am Karting Challenge)

Oregon driver Sting Ray Robb has his sites on the Mini Max title
(Photo: Sean Buur – Can-Am Karting Challenge)

A solid 34 drivers fill out the Mini Max entry list for this year’s US Rotax Grand Nationals. 2012 champion Anthony Gangi Jr. will not defend his title this year, leaving the top spot on the podium open to any one of the drivers making the trek to Mooresville. The only returning podium finisher who will be in North Carolina, looking for the number one position, is Mathias Ramirez (Tony Kart). Second last year, the Florida driver faired well this winter placing third in the Florida Winter Tour.

Those drivers who looked great this winter included Sting Ray Robb and Nick Brueckner. Robb (Tony Kart) was the Rotax Challenge of the Americas champion with Brueckner (Birel) – the 2012 Micro Max US champion – besting the Florida Winter Tour fields.

Mini Max Provisional Entry List

No. Last Name First Name Chassis Team City State
100 Benyahia Michael Tecno Tecno Kart Racing Team Doral Florida
108 Boutot Devin Tony Kart Dad and Mom Naples Florida
124 Brooks Jason Kosmic Chasing Jason Racing Boynton Beach Florida
162 Brown Braden Tony Kart GT7 Marvin North Carolina
174 Brueckner Nick Birel MRP Motorsport / Birel America Hockley Texas
199 Chase Parker CRG Chase Racing New Braunfels Texas
156 Chick Theo Kosmic J3 Competition Fairfax Virginia
129 Dawlett Pierce GP G.P. Austin Texas
115 d'Orlando Michael Tony Kart Team Koene USA Hartsdale New Mexico
172 Fittipaldi da Cruz Enzo Kosmic V Motorsports Davidson North Carolina
188 Frederick KRex Kosmic J3 Competition Potomac Maryland
111 Groenstein Sean CRG Rolison Performance Group Jackson Wyoming
122 Hewitt Max AM Racing Kart AM Engines Houston Texas
142 Hunt Blake Arrow Mooresville North Carolina
180 Jaramillo Alejandro Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex / Sodi Dallas Texas
155 Keel Aiden Birel Anderson Racing Plant City Florida
148 Lamberth Joseph Birel JAM Motorsports Statesville North Carolina
141 Lyda Emory Top Kart Concord North Carolina
140 Miller Jack Birel Jack William Motorsport Westfield Indiana
195 Nagel Lawson Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Azle Texas
127 Owens Collin Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Frisco Texas
189 Rafailov David CRG PSL Karting Aurora Colorado
151 Ramirez Mathias Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Ocala Florida
131 Robb Sting Ray Tony Kart Rolison Performance Group Boise Idaho
101 Schwab Wyatt Haase LumiCases Lincoln University Pennsylvania
139 Sirgany Joshua CRG PSL Karting Pembroke Pines Florida
170 Sirgany Justin AM Racing Kart AM Engines Racing Team Miami Florida
130 Skiba Dhyllan Tony Kart Jayna RaceWorks Leesburg Virginia
104 Stretch Matthew Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Arlington Texas
121 Stuart Kollin Birel MRP at Palm Beach Parkland Florida
118 Tetlow Pierce CRG Team Tetlow Racing Landenberg Pennsylvania
117 Tisdale Sam Birel JAM Motorsports Mayesville South Carolina
184 Varner Philip CRG Largo Florida
191 Verhagen Neil FA Kart Kartsport NA Ridgefield Connecticut

MICRO MAX

Payton Durrant has been successful out west, and travels east in search of a Micro Max title (Photo: Sean Buur - Go Racing Magazine)

Payton Durrant has been successful out west, and travels east in search of a Micro Max title
(Photo: Sean Buur – Go Racing Magazine)

It will be some familiar names in contention for the Micro Max title. Many of the top drivers from a year ago are returning, while it’s expected to be a battle all week long. It could be a battle of West vs. East between the two Rotax Challenge of the Americas and Florida Winter Tour champions. Utah driver Payton Durrant (Birel) won four of the six races out west, while Giovanni Bromante (Top Kart) scored four podium finishes to win the title in Florida. Other drivers to watch include SKUSA SummerNationals double winner Dylan Tavella (Tony Kart), Harry Coulton (Birel), Filip Niemkiewicz (Energy), Nicholas d’Orlando (Tony Kart) and Alex Verhagen (FA Kart).

Micro Max Provisional Entry List

No. Last Name First Name Chassis Team City State
49 Arndt Ethan Tony Kart Iron Rock Motorsports Leander Texas
77 Bromante Giovanni Top Kart Mc Gualin Motorsports Locust Valley New York
3 Carmenate Derek CRG TNT Miramar Florida
78 Coulton Harry Birel Homestead and PBIR Lakeland Florida
80 Deukmedjian Arias AM Racing Kart Deuk Spine Racing Merritt Island Florida
15 d'Orlando Nicholas Tony Kart Team Koene USA Hartsdale New York
81 Durrant Payton Birel MRP Motorsport Lehi Utah
55 Gold Reece Tony Kart Ticket Clinic Racing Miami Florida
57 Gonzalez Tyler AM Racing Kart AM Engines Saint Cloud Florida
8 Greenemeier Hannah Arrow Kartsport Parker Colorado
13 Heffner Jordan Tony Kart Ocala Gran Prix Bradenton Florida
56 LaRoque Diego Birel BBR Karting / Black Racing Engines Laveen Arizona
88 Massimino Pauly FA Kart AM Engine Indian Trail North Carolina
27 Maxson Tyler Kosmic AM Engines Lawrencevile Georgia
42 Montoya Sebastian Birel MRP at Palm Beach Miami Florida
7 Morales David Tony Kart Euro Motor Sport Fort Lauderdale Florida
10 Niemkiewicz Filip Energy Buddy Rice Karting Breckenridge Colorado
18 Palomino Kai Kosmic Miami Florida
99 Pierson Josh Kosmic Neliton Racing Concepts Wilsonville Oregon
95 Porrata Humberto Birel C TRAC Racing Wellington Florida
52 Robusto Isabella Birel JAM Fort Mill South Carolina
54 Robusto William Birel JAM Fort Mill South Carolina
98 Stretch Logan Sodi Kart Dallas Karting Complex Arlington Texas
14 Tavella Dylan Tony Kart GT-7 Massapequa New York
1 Tekampe Dante Arrow Kartsport North America Sherrills Ford North Carolina
93 Verhagen Alex Arrow Kartsport NA Ridgefield Connecticut
92 Waithman Maxwell Kosmic Iron Rock Motorsport Katy Texas
32 White Justin Birel Kartworkz Hunlock Creek Pennsylvania
72 Zilisch Connor Arrow Matthews North Carolina

5 thoughts on “EKN Trackside: 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals – Preview

  1. Good Luck to all our NorCal friends competeing and of course to Austin Versteeg too…

  2. Rob is this entry list revised? Can Howard race now? Was Louie cleared too as well?

    • Matt…David and I are both currently en route to Charlotte (I’m actually waiting for him at the airport), so we haven’t hit the track yet. That said, it appears that Pagano will not be racing. I would expect that Howard may run into the same issue. We’ll get the full scoop once we get to the track this afternoon. Stay tuned for a full update.

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