EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 24 – Preview Series – KA100 Junior

Third different winner to be crowned on SuperSunday for category

eKartingNews.com, the Official Media Partner of Superkarts! USA, is proud to present our Preview Series for the SKUSA SuperNationals 24. Leading up to the on-track action of the 24th edition of the marquee SKUSA event, EKN will preview each of the nine categories over six days that will compete on the temporary circuit located just outside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from December 1-5.

Trackside coverage is set to begin on Tuesday, November 30 as we set up our SuperNationals 24 home, roaming the LVMS grounds with Paddock Insider and social media content. Our coverage continues into Wednesday as karts hit the track for the first time. EKN Live begins on Thursday, December 2 as qualifying is conducted for both the morning classes and the afternoon divisions. Listen LIVE to the heat races throughout Friday, December 3 and into Situation Saturday, December 4, including the three Last Chance Qualifiers held on the day. That sets everything up for SuperSunday, with the main events for SuperNationals 24 streamed live on eKartingNews.com/live.

Complete coverage of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 24 can be found at the EKN EVENT PAGE.

KA100 Junior

Noah Baker comes in as the top driver from the SKUSA Pro Tour in 2021 (Photo: On Track Promotions – otp.ca)

The KA100 Junior class was introduced at the SuperNationals in 2018, producing two amazing races on SuperSunday. The previous winners include Ferrari Driver Academy pilot James Wharton from Australia who will be racing Italian F4 in 2022, and 2019 victor Brent Crews – already moved to Senior level racing this season. This makes the 2021 field unique with no former SuperNationals winner in the field, including the lower levels, for the sold-out 46-driver field.

Three different drivers won in 2021 at the SKUSA Pro Tour, including series champion Carson Morgan three times in six rounds, who is moving up to the Senior level ranks at SuperNationals 24. Noah Baker (Supertune / Tony Kart) doubled up at the WinterNationals in the win column, however, ended up as vice-champion despite never returning to the podium. Austin Jurs (FMS / Redspeed) is the other winner on the season, taking his first SKUSA Pro Tour triumph at the SpringNationals. Jurs ended up P3 in the final standings, adding a Route 66 Sprint Series title to his 2021 CV. The Illinois driver finished on the podium at the SuperNationals in 2019, placing third in Mini.

USPKS Champion Jeremy Fletcher leads the east coast contingent vying for SuperNats victory (Photo: EKN)

The United States Pro Kart Series had 82 different drivers compete in their KA100 Junior championship, won by Jeremy Fletcher (TF / Tony Kart) – the driver in the class with the most SuperNationals career starts at four. Fletcher won the opening two rounds and held on to the very end to claim the championship. He fought off Sebastian Wheldon (JC / Kosmic) and Chase Hand (RPG / Kosmic) in the final championship chase. Wheldon is set to make his first SuperNationals start. The son of late IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon last made a start at the 2010 edition of the SuperNationals. Wheldon had one victory in the six USPKS rounds and did not compete in the full SKUSA Pro Tour. Hand grabbed his first USPKS victory at New Castle, just missing on a SKUSA Pro Tour podium multiple times. He did kick off the season strong, winning both the Florida Winter Tour and SKUSA Winter Series titles in 100cc competition.

Momentum is always key when heading into the SuperNationals, and Jesus Vasquez Jr. (Nash / EOS) has that on his side. The California driver won four-straight to secure the California ProKart Challenge title and won the recent ROK Vegas event. That race was won on-track by Ayden Ingratta, who was dropped down to third after a penalty. Ingratta (SCR / Redspeed) went on to win the Junior ROK main event later in the day last month. The Canadian is the vice-champion in the USPKS X30 Junior division, and among the 14 drivers going double duty at SuperNationals by also racing in X30 Junior. That also includes Fletcher, Hand, Wheldon, Baker, Parker DeLong (RPM / Tony Kart), and G3 Argyros (SCR / Redspeed).

California ProKart Challenge champion Jesus Vasquez Jr. is among the top west coast drivers in the field (Photo: Spencer Russell – PhotosBySMR)

This year’s field is full of KA100 Junior rookies at the SuperNationals, with only one driver who competed in the class in 2019. Danny Dyszelski (Magik Kart USA) finished 34th in his rookie run two years ago, coming off his first victory at the USPKS program at the series finale. SuperNats rookies to watch include Alexander Gonzalez (Nash / EOS), Cole Kleck (Arcane / Tony Kart), Texas Sprint Racing Series champion Helio Meza (IRM / Tony Kart), and James Overbeck (Team Nitro Kart / Tony Kart) just to name a few.

SuperNationals Stats

0 – Former winners in the field

1 – Drivers who raced in class at SuperNationals

6 – Different countries represented in field

6 – Competitors from outside of the USA

14 – Drivers racing both KA100 Junior and X30 Junior

Provisional KA100 Junior Entry List

No. Driver Team Chassis Hometown Nation
843 Jamel Abougoush Kartplex TB Kart Peachland BC CA
818 Demitrius Aleman Top Kart Tehachapi CA US
863 G3 Argyros Speed Factory Redspeed Newport Beach CA US
802 Noah Baker Supertune USA Tony Kart Pinehurst TX US
819 Christian Cameron Alex Keyes Racing Tony Kart Sonoma CA US
813 Logan Chambers Yesnick Racing Fullerton Bakersfield CA US
867 Elliot Cox MPG Motorsports/Will Power Kart WPK Indianapolis IN US
829 Parker DeLong Ryan Perry Motorsport Tony Kart Glendale AZ US
876 Ava Dobson Franklin Motorsports Merlin Brookfield WI US
858 Brayden Domingue Core Karting Redspeed Duson LA US
888 Danny Dyszelski Magik Kart USA Magik Charlotte NC US
853 George Feghali Mike Doty Racing Kosmic North Andover MA US
856 Jeremy Fletcher Team Felon Tony Kart St. Cloud FL US
804 Valentino Garbarino SpeedSense Motorsports Kosmic Martinez CA US
844 Alexander Gonzalez Nash Motorsportz EOS Pomona CA US
822 Chase Hand Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Wilton CA US
868 Salim Hanna Team Montoya Tony Kart CO
805 Ayden Ingratta Speed Concepts Racing Redspeed CA
803 Austin Jurs Franklin Motorsports Redspeed Union IL US
887 Iain Kim Speed Factory Redspeed Irvine CA US
889 Cole Kleck Arcane Motorsports Tony Kart San Antonio TX US
896 Jan Philipp Kroll GFC GFC DE
878 Alex Mercado Alex Mercado Racing Tony Kart Washington UT US
827 Helio Meza Iron Rock Motorsports Tony Kart Spring TX US
826 Steven Miller CDR Tony Kart Tierra Verde FL US
837 Casey Moyer Leading Edge Motorsports Kosmic Brentwood CA US
821 Cooper O'Clair J3 Competition CompKart Phoenix AZ US
848 James Overbeck Team Nitro Kart Tony Kart Cincinnati OH US
810 Ivanna Richards HRI Mexico Parolin MX
855 Anthony Rivera Team Ferris Kart Republic Columbia MD US
817 Brayden Robertson Crosslink Competition Exprit McGregor TX US
879 Aden Rudolph Crosslink Competition Exprit New Caney TX US
830 Sathvik Sarathy Parolin USA Parolin Parkland FL US
828 Emma Kate Scarbrough Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Peachtree City GA US
890 Jack Schrady Nevada Kartsport Ricciardo Truckee CA US
807 Hudson Schwartz Arlington VA US
814 Cooper Shipman Iron Rock Motorsports Tony Kart Austin TX US
851 Lydia Small Ryan Perry Motorsport Tony Kart Glendale AZ US
882 Cameron Smith Phil Giebler Racing Ricciardo Valencia CA US
854 Charlie Smith Nash Motorsportz Tony Kart Corona del Mar CA US
881 Nicholas Stouffer Crosslink Competition Exprit Tyler TX US
816 Jessynta Taylor Ron White Racing CRG Nevada City CA US
833 Max Taylor Full Tilt Racing Exprit Hoboken NJ US
870 Jesus Vasquez, Jr. Nash Motorsportz EOS Rancho Cucamonga CA US
886 Joao Vergara Orsolon Racing Tony Kart BR
898 Sebastian Wheldon JC Karting Kosmic St. Petersburg FL US

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