EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – IAME Preview

Five IAME categories set to continue championship chases - led by Eves, Wang, Edgar, LaRoque and Denny

(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

SKUSA Pro Tour 2016-logoThe seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues with the running of the SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility is welcoming 248 pre-entries in nine categories, just a little bit more than the SpringNationals in May to once again set another record for entries outside the SuperNationals. Along with the number of racers, the number of laps are going up as well with 10-lap heat races and 20-lap main events each day for the headline divisions, 18-lap Finals for Master and Junior categories, with reduced laps for Mini and Micro competitors.

Television cameras will be rolling throughout the weekend with the CBS Sports Network and MotorTrendOnDemand coverage continues for the second straight year for Superkarts! USA, helping to promote the many drivers in attendance and spread the word about the sport of karting in general. This weekend is Round Three and Four of the SKUSA Pro Tour championship program, with well over $150,000 in cash and prizes set to be distributed throughout the year, all leading up to the 20th running of the SKUSA SuperNationals this November in Las Vegas.

New Castle Motorsports Park was constructed in 2003, opening up in 2004, quickly becoming a instant favorite within the industry. The 1-mile course provides a bit of everything, including long straights, tight corners, elevation changes and plenty of passing opportunities. Indiana was the longtime home of Superkarts! USA in its early years, coming back to the ‘Hoosier State’ for the first time with the current form of the Pro Tour last year. Another return signifies the prestige and excellence track owner Mark Dismore and the entire staff provided to the Superkarts! USA racers. Last year also introduced the new finish line, at the end of the long-pond straight, providing multiple photos finishes. 2016 is sure to do the same with the record number of competitors.

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Nash Motorsportz / CRG Nordam X30 Senior

Braden Eves is riding the momentum into the SummerNationals (Photo: EKN)

Braden Eves is riding the momentum into the SummerNationals (Photo: EKN)

A total of 44 drivers are set to contest the 2016 SKUSA SummerNationals, with the category selling out prior to the entry deadline. Last year, Superkarts! USA opened up the division past the 44-kart limit, welcoming 59 drivers and conducting round-robin heat races. With the time schedule already maxed out, there was no room to keep that same format, otherwise, there would have been as many this year as there was in 2015.

Entering the weekend, all eyes are on the red hot Braden Eves. The Ohio driver for Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development secured his first major victory as a Senior driver at the SpringNationals, helping to boost him to the top position in the championship. Eves followed that up with his first at the USPKS program in May, and last weekend, won a total of four main events in Senior competition at the WKA event. The Kosmic driver leads the standings by 65 points over Florida driver Ryan Norberg. It looked to be an event sweep for the Tony Kart pilot following his dominance Saturday for the victory. Sunday was playing out the same until contact early on in the Final sent him off and out of the race. Eves certainly has the advantage going into New Castle, but 42 other drivers may have a say in who leaves New Castle as winners and the championship leader.

Four other drivers stood on the podium in Phoenix for the SpringNationals, including 2014 champion Jake Craig. The eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings #1 driver was second in Round Two aboard the Praga, however, has since parted ways with the operation. Craig will return back to the OTK chassis group this weekend in New Castle under his own tent, focus on winning. New Birel ART driver Kyle Kirkwood is one spot ahead of Craig in the championship chase, with a highlight of third in the Saturday main event. The PSL Karting pilot is returning back to single-speed action having moved over to shifter for the recent US Open, scoring the race win. The top rookies in the category have already landed on the podium in 2016. Zach Holden (Koene USA / Tony Kart) was runner-up in Round One with 2015 SKUSA Pro Tour Junior champ Brandon Lemke (Franklin Motorsports / Merlin) placing third at Round Two. Each have victories outside SKUSA competition this year, with Lemke just ahead in the championship chase and each needing to cut into the lead held by Eves and Norberg.

Defending champion Louie Pagano (2 Wild Karting / Tony Kart) is currently 13th in the championship chase after difficult SpringNationals. New Castle has not been kind to the Californian, as his worse two performance in the five rounds of 2015. Former EKN Driver Rankings #1 driver Brandon Jarsocrak has not captured the magic has he experienced when the 2016 season began back in Daytona. The KartSport North America / Praga driver is hoping to bounce back this weekend at the SummerNationals to help put him in championship contention as his two podium finishes did last year.

New CompKart driver Austin Garrison is making his 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour debut at the SummerNationals. There is a chance the Florida native could jump in and double up in the win column, similar to what we saw with Jesus Rios Jr. a year ago. Garrison will be among the top contenders this weekend, as he was last weekend at the WKA event. Watch for the Nash Motorsportz / CRG duo of Brenden Baker and Christian Brooks, Italian Matteo Vigano (Top Kart), double duty driver Billy Musgrave (MRC / Praga) and 2010 Rotax Grand Nationals winner Stepanova Nekeel (RPM / Tony Kart) – right here at New Castle.

Provisional X30 Senior Entry List

No. Driver Team Chassis Engine Builder State Country
316t Brenden Baker Nash Motorsportz CRG Tru Tech Racing Engines TX USA
251n Julia Boos Kaos Karting Kosmic Woltjer Racing Engines PA USA
111j Aaron Bromberek DRT Racing DR IL USA
344c Christian Brooks Nash Motorsportz CRG Precision Works Racing Engines CA USA
81j Joseph Budzinski Precision Karting Technologies (PKT) Tony Kart MI USA
212n Dario Cangialosi Mike Doty Racing Tony Kart Woltjer Racing Engines NJ USA
06s Alex Cognac Mach 1 USA / Roo Motorsports Mach 1 Woltjer Racing Engines NC USA
N2 Jake Craig Jake Craig Racing OTK Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
10n Jacob Donald Kartsport North America Praga Comet Racing Engines PA USA
115y Colby DuBato PKS Kart Supplies Tony Kart P1 Racing Engines CA USA
310z Kyle Dupell Phil Giebler Racing (PGR) Ricciardo Tru Tech Racing Engines OR USA
41j Braden Eves Motorsports Driver Development (MDD) Kosmic Allison Racing Engines OH USA
129f Austin Garrison J3 Competition CompKart FL USA
151c Nicky Hays Phil Giebler Racing (PGR) Ricciardo Kart Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
333t Max Hewitt J3 Competition CompKart Allison Racing Engines TX USA
222j Zach Holden Team Koene USA Tony Kart Comet Racing Engines IN USA
32t David Ilavia J3 Competition CompKart Woltjer Racing Engines TX USA
099x Charlie Jafari Nash Motorsportz CRG Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
108n Brandon Jarsocrak KartSport North America Praga Woltjer Racing Engines PA USA
11j David Kalb Jr. Comet Kart Sales Tony Kart Comet Racing Engines OH USA
055h Alexander Kardashian Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Allison Racing Engines MN USA
09f Kyle Kirkwood PSL Karting BirelART Woltjer Racing Engines FL USA
14y Worawong Komarakul CRG-SoCal / Empire Karts CRG P1 Racing Engines CA THA
68j TJ Koyen Innovative Performance Exprit Innovative Performance WI USA
1 Brandon Lemke Franklin Motorsports Merlin Woltjer Racing Engines WI USA
56j Abby McLaughlin Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Woltjer Racing Engines IN USA
004f Calvin Ming Kartsport North America FA Kart FL GUY
322c Billy Musgrave Musgrave Racing Company (MRC) Praga Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
22z Stepanova Nekeel Ryan Perry Motorsport (RPM) Tony Kart Tru Tech Racing Engines WA USA
348f Ryan Norberg Orlando Kart Center (OKC) Tony Kart Allison Racing Engines FL USA
N1 Louie Pagano 2Wild Karting Tony Kart Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
831y Joey Paonessa Team iKart iKart Tru Tech Racing Engines NV USA
15n Ryan Raffa Tony Kart Woltjer Racing Engines PA USA
83c Nick Ramirez Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart P1 Racing Engines CA USA
399r Kellen Ritter Rolison Performance Group (RPG) Kosmic P1 Racing Engines BC CAN
152e James Russell Russell Karting Specialties Parolin Russell Karting Specialties MO USA
9s Scott Saunders Mach 1 USA / Roo Motorsports Mach 1 Tru Tech Racing Engines NC USA
106c Anthony Sawyer Nash Motorsportz Tony Kart Precision Works Racing Engines CA USA
318a Kingsley So Formula Works / J3 Competition CompKart Tru Tech Racing Engines HKG
55j Lane Vacala Trackside Karting Services CompKart Woltjer Racing Engines IL USA
038a Luke van Herwaarde Mach 1 USA / Roo Motorsports Mach 1 Tru Tech Racing Engines AUS
74a Matteo Vigano Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart P1 Racing Engines ITA
198j Jonathan Yobbagy Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart OH USA
273s Bradley Zilisch Team Felon Tony Kart Allison Racing Engines NC USA


Parolin Racing Kart X30 Master

Derek Wang holds the championship lead in X30 Master (Photo: EKN)

Derek Wang holds the championship lead in X30 Master (Photo: EKN)

The top five in the championship chase left Phoenix within 110 points of each other, with a diverse lineup of drivers in the hunt that weekend. Eduardo Dieter (Italkart) was fast in the dry and wet, winning the opening round at the SpringNationals. Veteran and Franklin Motorsports owner Jamie Sieracki (Merlin) improved throughout the weekend, leading the way at the end of Round Two for his first Pro Tour victory. Both however trail Derek Wang and John Crow in the championship chase. Wang (FA Kart) is a multi-time Team USA driver, and among the top at the Rotax Grand Finals last year in Portugal. The BBR Karting driver’s two podium finishes in Phoenix have him 30 points ahead of ‘The Crow Show’. Crow (MRC / Praga) was third Saturday, slipping back to fifth in Sunday’s main after showing the way in qualifying and the two heat races. Just outside in fifth is defending champion Nick Tucker (RPG / Tony Kart). His best finish at the SpringNationals, where he won both in 2014, was fourth, looking to improve on that in New Castle.

The story Sunday in Phoenix was the drive by Jim Russell Jr. The 2013 SuperNationals winner took over the Russell Karting Specialties / Parolin ride for Scott Falcone after wrecking Saturday. Coming from the tail of the field in the heat races, Russell ended up runner-up. Russell is back for the whole weekend in New Castle, with a shot at putting himself into championship contention with a good outing. Two-time SKUSA Pro Tour champion Ethan Wilson (PGR / FA Kart) is back, making his 2016 series debut. Wilson finished third in both main events last year at the SummerNationals. Also making his series debut is Dallas Karting Complex co-owner Mike Jones. Another big roster of SodiKart drivers making the trek with the team to Indiana, the 2016 Challenge of the Americas champion is putting the helmet back on to battle the stout field at New Castle.

Provisional X30 Master Entry List

No. Driver Team Chassis Engine Builder State Country
011f Mario Barrios BBR Karting Gillard Black Racing Engines FL PER
79g Stephen Boyer Trinity Karting Group Tony Kart KY USA
37k Kurtis Breeding VemmeKart / Extreme Karting Vemme Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
5n Kim Carapellatti Checkered Motorsports PCR Adkins Speed Center NY USA
43n Scot Carapellatti Carapellatti Racing Formula K Adkins Speed Center NY USA
31c John Crow Musgrave Racing Company (MRC) Praga Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
86c Erik Jackson Mike Manning Karting (MMK) MMK Mike Manning Karting (MMK) CA USA
64t Mike Jones Dallas Karting Complex (DKC) / SodiKart USA SodiKart Dallas Karting Complex TX USA
38n Pete Maletto Chris Rock Motorsports Swiss Hutless Comet Racing Engines NJ USA
23k Kevin Manning Mike Manning Karting (MMK) MMK Mike Manning Karting (MMK) CA USA
82j Laurentiu Mardan Kartcraft Tony Kart Woltjer Racing Engines IL ROM
497j Paul Meise Trinity Karting Group Tony Kart Comet Racing Engines OH USA
121f Rodrigo Ospina Team Montoya BirelART FL COL
6j Roman Padans Franklin Motorsports Merlin Franklin Motorsports WI LVA
05n Phil Pignataro Mike Manning Karting (MMK) MMK Mike Manning Karting (MMK) NY USA
21e Jim Russell Jr. Russell Karting Specialties Parolin Russell Karting Specialties MO USA
3a Cristian Saa AM Racing Exprit AM Racing Engines ARG
16j Jamie Sieracki Franklin Motorsports Merlin Franklin Motorsports WI USA
55k Jonathan Silva VemmeKart / Extreme Karting Vemme Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
N1 Nick Tucker Rolison Performance Group (RPG) Tony Kart Woltjer Racing Engines NC USA
328j Cristian Vomir M Power Racing FA Kart P1 Racing Engines IL ROM
888z Derek Wang BBR Karting FA Kart Tru Tech Racing Engines WA USA
49y Ethan Wilson Phil Giebler Racing (PGR) FA Kart Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA


Pure Karting X30 Junior

British driver Jonny Edgar is the driver to beat in X30 Junior (Photo: EKN)

British driver Jonny Edgar is the driver to beat in X30 Junior (Photo: EKN)

British driver Jonny Edgar (Kosmic) did not find himself on top of the podium at the SpringNationals, but walked away from Phoenix as the championship leader. Two heat race wins on Sunday was his highlight of the weekend, placing third the same day in his Junior debut. His championship lead grew just prior to the event with the withdraw of Round One winner Lance Fenderson, moving his focus away for karting at the moment. That has positioned Round Two winner Dante Yu (CompKart) as the top challenger to Edgar. The gap is now 43 points between the two, with Edgar a winner at New Castle last year in Cadet and Yu landing on the podium this past weekend for the WKA event.

With the program returning to the New Castle, featuring 40 pre-entered drivers, many of the east coast drivers are among the favorites going into the event. The Merlin chassis will be those toward the front, including Franklin Motorsports drivers Alex Bertagnoli and Sam Mayer who have wins at the New Castle facility already this season at USPKS competition. Nicholas d’Orlando drove to two victories at the WKA event this past weekend, quickly putting the CompKart driver among the challengers for the SummerNats. Six different drivers stood on the podium in Phoenix for the SpringNationals, including Jagger Jones, Oliver Calvo and Tomas Mejia. Jones (RPM / Tony Kart) is coming back from another trip to Europe, competing in the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy with a 20th place finish in Portugal. PKS drivers Calvo (Top Kart) and Mejia (Tony Kart) stood on the podium in Round One, sitting sixth and seventh in the championship chase entering New Castle.

Provisional X30 Junior Entry List

No. Driver Team Chassis Engine Builder State Country
202g Jacob Abel Motorsports Driver Development (MDD) Kosmic Allison Racing Engines KY USA
04j Alex Bertagnoli Franklin Motorsports Merlin Woltjer Racing Engines IL USA
30nz Josh Bethune Kartsport North America FA Kart NZL
28b Trey Brown Nash Motorsportz CRG Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
91j Elliott Budzinski Precision Karting Technologies (PKT) Tony Kart MI USA
136x Logan Calderwood Calderwood Racing Tony Kart Woltjer Racing Engines AZ USA
12y Oliver Calvo PKS Kart Supplies Top Kart P1 Racing Engines CA USA
231j Michael Cruz FA Kart Allison Racing Engines IN USA
25c Joseph Daniele Ryan Perry Motorsport (RPM) Tony Kart Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
77j Stephen Dial Franklin Motorsports Merlin Woltjer Racing Engines IL USA
015n Nicholas d'Orlando J3 Competition CompKart J3 Competition NY USA
082j Jack Dorsey Kartcraft Tony Kart Allison Racing Engines IN USA
81u Payton Durrant Team Koene USA Tony Kart Allison Racing Engines UT USA
221x Zoey Edenholm Team Koene USA Tony Kart Woltjer Racing Engines AZ USA
142a Jonny Edgar Team Benik Kart Benik Woltjer Racing Engines GBR
228n Tyler Ferris Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Adkins Speed Center NJ USA
157f Tyler Gonzalez Team Koene USA Tony Kart FL USA
2o Cooper Heffley Champion Racing Intrepid Woltjer Racing Engines OK USA
777f Colt Hensley 2Wild Karting Tony Kart Tru Tech Racing Engines FL USA
18t Alejandro Jaramillo Team Koene USA Tony Kart P1 Racing Engines TX USA
98x Jagger Jones Ryan Perry Motorsport (RPM) Tony Kart Woltjer Racing Engines AZ USA
027y Jared Korth PKS Kart Supplies Tony Kart P1 Racing Engines CA USA
02j Maks Kowalski Franklin Motorsports Merlin Woltjer Racing Engines IL USA
278a Arthur Leist Rolison Performance Group (RPG) Kosmic Woltjer Racing Engines BRA
8s Pauly Massimino Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Woltjer Racing Engines NC USA
122j Sam Mayer Franklin Motorsports Merlin Franklin Motorsports WI USA
50y Tomas Mejia PKS Kart Supplies Tony Kart P1 Racing Engines CA USA
830s Brooke Nachtmann CNCPE Motorsports Tony Kart Allison Racing Engines NC USA
262j Sam Paley Team Tecno Kart Tecno Kart OH USA
7h Max Peichel Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Woltjer Racing Engines MN USA
42t Preston Perlmutter 2Wild Karting Tony Kart Tru Tech Racing Engines TX USA
211z Edward Portz Rolison Performance Group (RPG) Kosmic P1 Racing Engines OR USA
017c Ryan Schartau Nash Motorsportz CRG Tru Tech Racing Engines CA USA
016x Tanner Smith Ryan Perry Motorsport (RPM) Tony Kart CA USA
54a Lester So Formula Works / J3 Competition CompKart Tru Tech Racing Engines HKG
214n Dylan Tavella Iron Rock Motorsports Tony Kart Woltjer Racing Engines NY USA
188z Austin Torgerson Ruthless Karting Kosmic P1 Racing Engines OR USA
44x Dante Yu J3 Competition Compkart P1 Racing Engines CA USA
82a Dick Yu Formula Works / J3 Competition Compkart Tru Tech Racing Engines HKG
88a Matias Zagazeta BBR Karting Gillard BBR Race Engine Development PER


Top Kart USA Mini Swift

Diego LaRoque left the SpringNationals as the point leader in Mini Swift (Photo: EKN)

Diego LaRoque left the SpringNationals as the point leader in Mini Swift (Photo: EKN)

The Mini Swift was really anyone’s for the taking and once again with over 30 drivers, there is no clear cut favorite entering the New Castle weekend. At the top of the championship is Arizona driver Diego LaRoque. His Round One sweep and third place finish Sunday at his home track for the SpringNationals put the Benik driver to the P1 position of the standings. The gap is 65 points over Merlin driver Kyle Thome. The Wisconsin native stood on the podium both days in Arizona, but has struggled to return to the steps in recent events. Tyler Maxson led the Benik crew in Phoenix with his first major victory Sunday at the SpringNationals, placing him third in the championship chase. Jace Jones switched over to the Benik frame and the RPM driver came away from his home track fourth in the championship thanks to a runner-up result in Round One.

Benik has a stranglehold on the field, with 38% of the field entered to compete on the frame. Among the Benik contingent is one of the hottest drivers – Reece Gold. Four victories in six races at the USPKS, and earning both wins at the recent WKA event at New Castle, the Florida driver could be the one to beat in his 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour debut. Kaden Wharff carries the flag for local drivers with the Top Kart driver the only Indiana resident competing in the category. The category has doubled at the Texas ProKart Challenge program, reaching the 20-driver mark at its recent event in Katy. Championship leaders Branyon Tiner (Tony Kart) and Caiden Mitchell (SodiKart) make their 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour debut this weekend.

Provisional Mini Swift Entry List

No. Driver Team Chassis Engine Builder State Country
81g Caleb Bacon Russell Karting Specialties Parolin Allison Racing Engines TN USA
5d Joey Brienza Nash Motorsportz Benik P1 Racing Engines CO USA
011n Madison Campeau Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart P1 Racing Engines PA USA
108c Jace Denmark-Gessel Pure Karting Tony Kart P1 Racing Engines AZ USA
48f James Egozi Team Koene USA Benik FL USA
18j Riley Erickson Motorsports Driver Development (MDD) Top Kart Allison Racing Engines OH USA
02n Connor Ferris Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Woltjer Racing Engines NJ USA
122f Jeremy Fletcher Ocala Gran Prix (OGP) Benik Allison Racing Engines FL USA
3t Chase Gardner Motorsports Driver Development (MDD) Praga Woltjer Racing Engines TX USA
05a Patrick Gillett Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Woltjer Racing Engines PAN
112f Elio Giovane Team Benik Kart Benik FL ITA
455f Reece Gold Team Benik Kart Benik AM Racing Engines FL USA
44s Devin Gomez Team Benik Kart Benik Woltjer Racing Engines NC USA
12t Ayrton Hernandez Team Koene USA Tony Kart P1 Racing Engines TX USA
198x Jace Jones Ryan Perry Motorsport (RPM) Benik Woltjer Racing Engines AZ USA
56x Diego LaRoque Team Benik Kart Benik KDS Racing Engines AZ USA
28s Gray Leadbetter Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Woltjer Racing Engines NC USA
044a Zane Maloney Kartsport North America Praga Woltjer Racing Engines FL BRB
888n Luca Mars Team Benik Kart Benik Allison Racing Engines PA USA
74s Tyler Maxson Team Benik Kart Benik Woltjer Racing Engines GA USA
441f Jordan Menge Team Benik Kart Benik FL USA
17t Caiden Mitchell Dallas Karting Complex (DKC) / SodiKart USA SodiKart Woltjer Racing Engines TX USA
158f Sebastian Montoya Team Montoya BirelART FL USA
124r Thomas Nepveu PSL Karting BirelART Allison Racing Engines QC CAN
41z Josh Pierson Rolison Performance Group (RPG) Energy P1 Racing Engines OR USA
10z Jonathon Portz Rolison Performance Group (RPG) Energy Woltjer Racing Engines OR USA
007n Annie Rhule Checkered Motorsports PCR Woltjer Racing Engines PA USA
66f Kyffin Simpson Kartsport North America OK1 Woltjer Racing Engines FL BRB
08j Nicholas Terlecki BirelART Woltjer Racing Engines IL USA
36j Kyle Thome Franklin Motorsports Merlin Woltjer Racing Engines WI USA
69t Branyon Tiner Brash Racing Tony Kart TX USA
123f Santiago Trisini Team Benik Kart Benik FL VEN
141j Kaden Wharff Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Allison Racing Engines IN USA
73c Anthony Willis Team Benik Kart Benik Phil Carlson Racing Engines AZ USA


Benik Kart Micro Swift

Oliver Denny is one of two British drivers pacing the Micro Swift category (Photo: EKN)

Oliver Denny is one of two British drivers pacing the Micro Swift category (Photo: EKN)

The SpringNationals was the SKUSA Pro Tour debut for the Micro Swift category, and its popularity continues to grow with the division reaching 30 drivers for the SummerNationals with nearly a 1/3 from outside the United States. Phoenix was dominated by two Benik drivers – Oliver Denny and Brandon Carr. Each British driver took a victory with Denny securing the most points over the weekend to lead the championship chase by 45 points. West coast drivers Kai Sorensen (Praga) and Frankie Mossman (Benik) each stood on the podium alongside the Brits, sitting third and fourth in the championship chase. Among the east coast talent that have success at the New Castle facility include Brent Crews (Energy) and Elliot Cox (Benik). Crews has five of the six wins at the USPKS, including two in Indiana while Cox calls the facility home, winning there last weekend at WKA.

Provisional Micro Swift Entry List

No. Driver Team Chassis Engine Builder State Country
7m Ian Aguilera GP VCI Mexico GP Fisher Racing Engines MEX
217y Piers Aspiras PKS Kart Supplies Ricciardo P1 Racing Engines CA USA
97f Paul Bocuse Team Felon Tony Kart Allison Racing Engines FL USA
63x Tuesday Calderwood Calderwood Racing Benik Woltjer Racing Engines AZ USA
16a Brandon Carr Team Benik Kart Benik Woltjer Racing Engines GBR
33m Jesse Carrasquedo Jr. GP VCI Mexico GP Fisher Racing Engines MEX
22c Mathias Coito Mad Old Nut Racing Mad – Croc P1 Racing Engines CA USA
5f Miguel Costa MC Racing BirelART Allison Racing Engines FL USA
151j Elliot Cox Team Benik Kart Benik Allison Racing Engines IN USA
37n Paige Crawford Iron Rock Motorsports Tony Kart Allison Racing Engines NY USA
11s Brent Crews Team Felon Energy Woltjer Racing Engines NC USA
3n Sofia D'Arrigo Checkered Motorsports PCR Allison Racing Engines PA USA
43a Oliver Denny Team Benik Kart Benik Woltjer Racing Engines GBR
8s Danny Dyszelski Motorsports Driver Development (MDD) Energy Ogden Motorsport SC USA
07f Emmo Fittipaldi GP VCI Mexico GP Fisher Racing Engines FL BRA
44s Caleb Gafrarar Russell Karting Specialties Parolin Woltjer Racing Engines NC USA
021j Aryton Grim Team CRP Top Kart Allison Racing Engines OH USA
124a Sebastian Guerra Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Woltjer Racing Engines PAN
717t Miles Hewitt J3 Competition CompKart Allison Racing Engines TX USA
18y Cooper Hunt Team iKart iKart Pinzini Racing Engines CA USA
67n Ben Maier Fast Kart Supply Top Kart Allison Racing Engines MD USA
70a Calem Maloney Kartsport North America OK1 Woltjer Racing Engines FL BRB
98j Ryker Mattes Team Koene USA Tony Kart Team Koene USA IL USA
722j Christian Miles Praga North America Praga IL USA
777c Frankie Mossman Nash Motorsportz Benik Precision Works Racing Engines CA USA
09a Sebastian Ng Top Kart USA / Grand Products Top Kart Woltjer Racing Engines PAN
80f Alex Powell Kartsport North America BirelART Legree Motorsports FL USA
18a Rodrigo Sanchez BBR Karting Kosmic Black Racing Engines PER
15y Kai Sorensen Leading Edge Motorsports (LEM) Praga Woltjer Racing Engines CA USA
48s Eli Trull Karting Coach Fullerton Allison Racing Engines NC USA

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