Solo Kart USA Adds Trey Brown and Jake Heavlow for SKUSA SummerNationals
SKUSA National #3 plateholder to make debut with team in New Castle
Solo Kart USA has confirmed two new drivers in the X30 Senior class for this weekend’s SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana. SKUSA Pro Tour National #3 plateholder Trey Brown and former WKA champion Jake Heavlow will be under the team tent for the coming two weekends of tripleheader action. Unfortunately, due to the strict European travel ban, the team could not get their factory driver Louie Westover into the US for the race but they do plan to continue their partnership with Westover and will see him back in the country with Solo Kart once travel restrictions are lifted. Also in the Solo Kart USA racing lineup for the SKUSA SummerNationals are team principals Adam Pettit and Salvo Sparacio, both running in the X30 Masters class.
“We’re obviously disappointed to say the least that Louie isn’t able to get here for the race but there’s nothing we can do about it,” offered Pettit. “On the other hand, we have two senior drivers who are no strangers to winning. With Jake having multiple WKA karting championships under his belt and Trey coming out with the national #3 Pro tour plate from 2019, we’re feeling extremely positive going in to New Castle. We’ve done our homework, put in the time in development, and I think we have proven the Solo Kart SK2 chassis can compete to win at the highest level. We’re ready!”
Brown is certainly ready to get back into the fight for race wins on the SKUSA program. The 17-year-old California has been on-track this year competing in the SKUSA California ProKart Challenge in KA100 Senior and the California ROK Championship in 100cc Senior. On the 2019 SKUSA Pro Tour, Brown was incredibly consistent, posting five top-six finishes over the six races with a high finish of third at the SpringNationals at the Utah Motorsports Campus.
“I feel tremendously blessed to have been given this opportunity to race with Solo Kart USA,” added the Californian. “I am looking forward to the experience and to race on one of my favorite tracks on the SKUSA calendar and hope to make Solo Kart USA proud and take home some wins!”
Heavlow is equally as enthusiastic to join the team at Solo Kart USA this weekend. The 22-year-old from Galena, Maryland is a multi-time WKA Gold Cup champion and has vast experience at venues all over the US. Heavlow joined the Solo Kart USA squad earlier this year at the F Series opener at the New York Race Complex and came away with a win and a runner-up finish in the Formula TaG class.
“I am super excited to get after it at the SKUSA SummerNats in New Castle as a driver for Solo Kart USA,” Heavlow confirmed. “Adam and Sal are great guys and they have developed a phenomenal chassis in Solo Kart and I want to see it on top where it belongs!”
The double-weekend SKUSA SummerNationals kicks off tomorrow at NCMP with a day of practice ahead of three full days of competition on the SKUSA SuperMile layout.