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.
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.
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).
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.
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
|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|