Team News: Top Kart USA Leaves JET Karting with Four Grand National Eagles

Karting powerhouse claims four victories and ten pole positions in WKA Man Cup action

Emerson Reed scored a Grand National Eagle in Yamaha Junior  (Photo: New Concept Race Media)

Emerson Reed scored a Grand National Eagle in Yamaha Junior
(Photo: New Concept Race Media)

Again displaying a dominant effort in World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup action, Top Kart USA would leave the Jet Karting of MRP facility in South Bend, Indiana with a bevy of hardware during the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals. Claiming a staggering ten pole positions and earning an impressive four Grand National Eagle trophies, the 2012 Manufacturers Cup award winner once again was the team and chassis to beat while in Northern Indiana.

In Saturday’s action at the Jet Karting facility, Top Kart USA pilots would score six pole positions overall. Patrick Olsen started things off by clocking fast lap in Yamaha Senior, with Garrett Johnston taking top honors in the ultra-competitive TaG Senior 1 class. New Castle race winner Conner Ferris was then the fastest kart in Yamaha Rookie qualifying while Emerson Reed would establish himself as the driver to beat in Yamaha Junior. Multi-time race winner Scott Ferris was again top dog in the TaG Masters category with Patrick Olsen adding his second pole position on the day in the KPP Senior class to account for six total Top Kart USA drivers fastest in class.

Racing action on Saturday would see Emerson Reed utilize his lightning-quick kart to drive to victory in the Yamaha Junior class. Scoring the race win by six tenths, Reed earned a coveted Grand National Eagle with his effort. TaG Masters point leader Scott Ferris would again be the dominant force in racing action, claiming yet another victory in the class and adding Grand National Eagle trophy winner to his credits.

Saturday would also see female pilot Julia Boos make an outstanding run for the win in KPP Junior during a downpour in the day’s final. Settling for second once the checkered flag flew, Boos celebrated her podium result with her fellow Top Kart USA teammates.

Team drivers would add an additional four pole positions during Sunday’s action. Patrick Olsen would make it four fast times on the weekend after claiming top spot again in both Yamaha Senior and KPP Senior. Cadet standout Zach Holden was on top of the Yamaha Sportsman time sheets after his qualifying session with Alex Kardashian displaying a breakout performance with his quick time in KPP Junior to make it ten total poles for Top Kart USA.

Completing a successful run at the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals event, the team would garner two additional wins on Sunday to make it four total Grand National Eagles earned on the weekend. New Top Kart recruit Dakota Pesek would claim the victory in his first event with the team and chassis brand, and extend his points lead in Yamaha Senior. Scott Ferris again topped the blocks in TaG Masters, collecting two of the coveted Grand National Eagles while in South Bend.

“Although we had a countless amount of pole position qualifying times, lady luck just wasn’t on our side for the conclusion of all of the finals,” noted Top Kart USA’s Billy McLaughlin Jr. “Still, four Grand National Eagles is quite the accomplishment and shows the strength of our team and the Top Kart product. Congratulations to our drivers who were able to walk away with a trophy, or two! It is one that every karter wants in their trophy case.”

Top Kart USA will next see WKA action August 16-18 at the Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex in Waupum, Pennsylvania.The team also will take on the SKUSA SummerNationals in Grand Junction, Colorado July 19-21 with drivers Marc Boos, Mason Chelootz, Emerson Reed, and Austin Elliott. Arrive and drive packages are still available for remaining USPKS series and WKA Man Cup events, the SKUSA Pro Tour, SKUSA SuperNationals, and the Rock Island Grand Prix. Any interested parties are asked to contact Top Kart USA for further details.

For more information on McLaughlin Motorsports, Top Kart USA and opportunities to join their World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup and other programs, please contact their offices at 317.870.3122.

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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.

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