EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 25 – Preview Series – KA100 Senior

Fourth different winner to be decided in category featuring stacked driver roster

eKartingNews.com is proud to present our Preview Series for the SKUSA SuperNationals 25. Leading up to the on-track action of the silver anniversary edition of the marquee SKUSA event, EKN will preview each of the 10 categories that will compete on the temporary circuit located outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from November 16-20.

Trackside coverage is set to begin on Tuesday, November 15 as we set up our SuperNationals 25 home, roaming the Rio grounds with Paddock Insider and social media content while attending the 2022 SKUSA Pro Tour Awards Presentation ceremony that evening. Our coverage continues into Wednesday as karts hit the track for the first time. EKN Live begins on Thursday, November 17 as qualifying is conducted for both the morning classes and the afternoon divisions. Listen LIVE to the heat races throughout Friday, November 18 and into Situation Saturday, November 19, including the four Last Chance Qualifiers held on the day. That sets everything up for SuperSunday, with the main events for SuperNationals 25 audio streamed live on eKartingNews.com/live.

Complete coverage of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 25 can be found at the EKN EVENT PAGE.

KA100 Senior

Nick Terlecki is the only podium finisher from last year’s SuperNationals returning for SuperNats 25 (Photo: EKN)

The KA100 Senior division – featuring 74 entries – is set for its fourth edition at the SKUSA SuperNationals, and it will also welcome a fourth different winner. None of the three former victors will be competing at SuperNationals 25, including defending winner Brandon Lemke. Inaugural winner Steven Barros was ‘one-and-done’, Pauly Massimino is competing in X30 Senior only, and Lemke has elected not to defend his victory from 2021.

In fact, the top-10 will look a lot different this year with only three drivers returning from last year’s finishing order. The lone podium finisher coming back is Nicholas Terlecki (Franklin / Exprit), who placed third in his Senior debut at the SuperNationals. Double SummerNationals winner Oliver Calvo (SCR / Redspeed) finished eighth in his second year in the category a year ago. Those wins put Calvo fifth in the SKUSA Pro Tour championship chase. Caleb Shrader (RPG / Kosmic) finished ninth at SuperNationals 24 in his Senior debut and has been among the top 100cc drivers all season long in 2022 finishing fourth in the SKUSA Pro Tour standings.

SKUSA Pro Tour champion Jeremy Fletcher looks to add to his two wins from last year’s SuperNationals (Photo: EKN)

Two drivers have really stood out among the others in 100cc competition. Jeremy Fletcher ended his Junior career with a double-win SuperNationals last year, taking the victory in both KA100 and X30. Fletcher (RPM / Tony Kart) went on to claim three wins at the SKUSA Pro Tour to score the championship in his rookie season, while also placing third in USPKS standings with one win. Alex Stanfield was the driver to claim the title along the eastern half of the country, winning twice in the eight rounds while finishing second to Fletcher in the SKUSA standings. Stanfield (GWR / Tony Kart) placed 18th in his KA100 Senior debut at last year’s SuperNationals.

Fletcher leads a solid rookie crop of drivers that will be making their first start at the SuperNationals. Four drivers finished top-10 in KA100 Junior a year ago, including Chase Hand (RPG / Kosmic), Elliot Cox (MPG / Kart Republic), Parker DeLong (RPM / Tony Kart) and Aden Rudolph (PSL / Birel ART). Ayden Ingratta (SCR / CRG) is making his move up to the Senior ranks for SuperNationals 25, after placing fifth in X30 Junior a year ago. Christian Miles (MDR / LN Racing Kart) – who was top-10 in X30 Junior last year – made the jump up to Senior at the USPKS finale to KA100 Senior. Miles, who was named the Trackhouse Karting Career Advancement Award during the IAME USA Grand National Championship, won in his Senior debut at New Castle, adding a third-place result the following day.

Alex Stanfield comes in to the SuperNationals as the USPKS champion in KA100 Senior (Photo: EKN)

The list of possible podium contenders is long. We begin with some of the former winners in the field. While Brent Crews and Connor Zilisch have not been in the kart much for 2022, they are both possible favorites in the field. Crews (SCR / CRG) is a two-time SuperNationals winner with victory in Mini (2018) and KA100 Junior (2019). A DNF last year in KA100 Senior was followed up by a top-10 in Pro Shifter. He is coming off a Rookie of the Year campaign in the Trans Am Series. Zilisch (LateApex / Tony Kart) is also making his second start in KA100 Senior, coming just corners away from a possible victory last year while nearly landing on the podium in X30 Senior. It would have added to his Mini Swift win in 2017. Zilisch competed in both the MX-5 Cup series and Trans Am Series in 2022.

Chase Jones (MPG / Kart Republic) is fresh off victory at the ROK Vegas event in 100cc competition and is set to make his second start at the SuperNationals in KA100 Senior. Frankie Mossman (Benik / CRG) earned the championship at the California ProKart Challenge program in 2022. Top driver from the Route 66 Sprint Series is Austin Jurs (Franklin / Redspeed), who finished second behind Lemke in the series standings for 2022 and will make his SuperNats debut as a Senior driver. The Texas Sprint Racing Series featured record numbers all season with Stanfield earning the championship. Behind him was Peyton Phillips (Supertune / Tony Kart). Don’t count out Blake Nash (Nash / EOS), or Cedrik Lupien (RPG / Kosmic), who ended up third in the SKUSA Pro Tour standings, Aiden Levy (Alonso Kart), Rotax US Trophy Final winner Oliver Hodgson (CompKart), the Bayliff brothers of Gavin and Finnegan at Trinity Karting Group on the Kart Republic, along with Jake French (PSL / Birel ART). The former SKUSA Pro Tour champion is pulling double duty, making his first start in KA100 Senior along with vying for that elusive victory in the Pro Shifter division. Hours prior to posting this preview, French announced this will be his final event, and taking a step back from the driver’s seat following the SuperNationals. It will be a final chapter in an amazing career that span’s roughly two decades.

SuperNationals Stats

0 – Former KA100 Senior winners in the field

4 – Former SuperNationals winner in the field

8 – Different countries represented in field

12 – Drivers from outside of the USA

Provisional KA100 Senior Entry List

No. Driver Team Chassis Hometown Nation
914 Aiva Anagnostiadis Kosmic AU
963 G3 Argyros Speed Concepts Racing CRG Newport Beach CA US
949 Finnegan Bayliff Trinity Karting Group Kart Republic Batavia OH US
964 Gavin Bayliff Trinity Karting Group Kart Republic Batavia OH US
939 Cadan Bell Point Karting Kosmic Breckenridge CO US
920 Jai Brown Lennox Racing Birel ART AU
994 John Burke Supertune USA Tony Kart Carrollton TX US
975 Oliver Calvo Speed Concepts Racing Redspeed Stockton CA US
926 Josh Campbell Ryan Perry Motorsport Tony Kart Gilbert AZ US
943 Gia Cicero Rolison Performance Group Tony Kart Pound Ridge NY US
930 Diego Contecha Orsolon Racing Kart Republic CO
981 Elliot Cox MPG Motorsports Will Power Kart Indianapolis IN US
996 Brent Crews Speed Concepts Racing CRG Denver NC US
928 Adrian Cruz CRD Exprit Fort Worth TX US
958 Alexander Dal Bon LFB Racing Tony Kart Orlando FL US
997 Parker Delong Ryan Perry Motorsport Tony Kart Glendale AZ US
955 Nickolay Doukhov Trinity Karting Group Kart Republic Mason OH US
962 Aaron Farhadi Alex Keyes Racing Tony Kart Las Vegas NV US
942 Alex Feldstein Franklin Motorsports Merlin Madison WI US
974 Matias Fernandez SLA Kart Racing Ternengo Kart Orlando FL AR
918 Connor Ferris Team Ferris Racing Kart Republic Hackettstown NJ US
901 Jeremy Fletcher Gary Willis Racing Tony Kart St. Cloud FL US
969 Anthony Freese West Coast Motorsports / PSL Birel ART Salinas CA US
960 Jake French PSL Karting Birel ART Sanger TX US
925 Brian Garcia T1D Racers Kosmic Pembroke Pines FL US
967 Liam Gerges Parolin AU
927 Chase Hand Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Wilton CA US
945 Oliver Hodgson CompKart CompKart Phoenix AZ GB
935 Dane Idelson PSL Karting Birel ART Pacific Palisades CA US
954 Ayden Ingratta Speed Concepts Racing CRG CA
905 Zhanbin Jia Tony Kart Glen Head NY CN
922 Chase Jones Race Factory / MPG Motorsports Kart Republic Monrovia IN US
931 Austin Jurs Franklin Motorsports Redspeed Union IL US
993 Alexander Kardashian AMK Race Products EOS St. Paul MN US
978 Hunter Kelly SpeedSense Motorsports Redspeed Elk Grove CA US
995 Ethan Lampe HRT / MDG Karting Kosmic Hollister CA US
934 Cameron Laws Trinity Karting Group Kart Republic AU
990 Aiden Levy Alonso Kart Charlotte NC US
951 Nazareno Lopez Cesaratto PSL Karting Birel ART AR
966 Rowe Luckinbill Nash Motorsportz EOS Woodland Hills CA US
903 Cedrik Lupien Rolison Performance Group Kosmic CA
911 Christopher Martin GWR OTK Daly City CA US
953 Jackson Menchu PKS Tony Kart Fresno CA US
968 Zak Meyer Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Sherwood OR US
983 Christian Miles Mike Doty Racing Kosmic Paloma IL US
970 Frankie Mossman Team Benik Tony Kart Newport Beach CA US
904 Blake Nash Nash Motorsportz EOS Riverside CA US
952 Randy Nelson Taylyn Development Mooresville NC US
982 Andy Nish Msquared Karting Kosmic Centerville UT US
980 Terrin Odom Ryan Perry Motorsport Tony Kart Pittsboro NC US
986 Rehn Palmquist Nash Motorsportz OTK Newport Beach CA US
973 Riley Pegram Trinity Karting Group Kart Republic Hebron OH US
909 Ryan Persing Nash Motorsportz EOS Morgan Hill CA US
910 Peyton Phillips Supertune USA Tony Kart Austin TX US
956 Oscar Priest Rolison Performance Group Kosmic AU
989 Brett Revetta Sanner Racing Tony Kart El Cajon CA US
959 Kieran Rogers Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Mercer Island WA US
913 Noah Rosser MottazSport Kart Republic Bradenton FL US
979 Aden Rudolph PSL Karting Birel ART New Caney TX US
984 Gracian Rzedzian TecnoKart USA Tecno Kart Bloomingdale IL US
906 Luke Sawyer Arrow Arrow AU
921 Caleb Shrader Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Tigard OR US
929 Alex Siragusa GFC GFC Anaheim CA US
902 Alex Stanfield GWR Tony Kart Argyle TX US
923 Tomass Stolcermanis Nash Motorsportz Energy LV
948 Lucas Szabo Ryan Perry Motorsport LN Racing Kart Ridgewood NY US
998 Nicholas Terlecki Franklin Motorsports Exprit Gilberts IL US
987 Charlotte Traynor Mike Doty Racing Tony Kart Indian Hills CO US
940 Travis Varney Forward Direction Motorsports CompKart Highlands Ranch CO US
932 Ryan Vincent Nash Motorsportz EOS San Diego CA US
936 Henry Wheeler MPG Motorsports Kart Republic Chagrin Falls OH US
991 Dylan Wilkins Nash Motorsportz OTK Rocklin CA US
992 Haopeng Zhang Supertune USA Tony Kart Kalamazoo MI US
971 Connor Zilisch Late Apex Kartworks Tony Kart Mooresville NC US

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