EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 26 – Preview Series – Micro Swift
Full field of young drivers looking to add their name to history book in Las Vegas
eKartingNews.com is proud to present our Preview Series for the SKUSA SuperNationals 26. Leading up to the on-track action of the 2023 edition of the marquee SKUSA event, EKN will preview each of the nine categories that will compete on the temporary circuit located outside the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas from November 8-12.
Trackside coverage is set to begin on Tuesday, November 7 as the EKN crew sets up our SuperNationals 26 home, roaming the LVMS grounds with Paddock Insider and social media content. Coverage continues into Wednesday as karts hit the track for the first time. EKN Live begins on Thursday, November 9 as qualifying is conducted for both the morning classes and the afternoon divisions. Listen LIVE to the heat races throughout Friday, November 10 and into Situation Saturday, November 11, including the five Last Chance Qualifiers held on the day. That sets everything up for SuperSunday, with the main events for SuperNationals 26 audio streamed live on eKartingNews.com/live and eKartingNews.com/radio.
Complete coverage of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 26 can be found at the EKN EVENT PAGE.
A total of six different drivers have won the six different times the Micro Swift category has been offered at the SKUSA SuperNationals. The class made its debut in 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, welcoming four different winners from different countries – Brazil, Great Britian, USA and Australia. The last two call the United States home with Keelan Harvick and Jackson Gibson. Defending winner Gibson has graduated from the Micro class, providing the opportunity for a seventh different winner to write their name into the history books on SuperSunday.
The 2023 season has been a year of growth for the youngest category on the national scene, and this year’s field is big once again at 44 drivers set to compete. Nine of the top-10 finishers in this year’s SKUSA Pro Tour standings are in the field, including series champion Maxwell Macha (SLA Racing / Sodi Kart). Macha won twice over the six rounds in 2023, landing on the podium five times. He will be among the 33 drivers in the field making their SuperNationals debut. Winning three times with four podiums on the SKUSA Pro Tour was Mexican driver Juan Diego Garciarce (Orsolon Racing / Parolin). He is among the 11 drivers who were in the field last year, recording a DNF at SuperNationals 25. Josh Bergman (Piquet Sports / Sodi Kart) joined them on the championship podium in the third position. His best performance was victory in Utah at the SpringNationals.
Top drivers in 2023 SKUSA Pro Tour also included Liam Nachawati (Parolin USA), Grayson Walcott (Pole Position Motorsports / Parolin), Zayne Burgess (Sodi Racing USA), Isaac Payn (MottazSport / Parolin), Drew Jensen (Sanner Racing / Parolin) and Pasha Ali (Sodi Racing USA). Among them with SuperNationals experience are Ali, Payn and Nachawati – all with DNF results a year ago.
The only podium finisher returning from last year is Parker Ives (Nitro Kart). It was a record setting season for Ives at the United States Pro Kart Series, winning four of the five main events on the season to nearly earn a perfect score on the year. He will be among the favorites entering the weekend. Other notables to keep watch on include recent IKF Sprint GrandNationals winner Kade Kaspar (Trackside Karting Service / GFC), CKNA Grand Nationals winner Conner Lypka (CompKart), and US Trophy Final runner-up Cam Becker (FDM / CompKart). Also to watch are the 19 drivers from outside the USA, many of them making their first start at the SuperNationals and trying to become the fourth different international driver to win Micro Swift.
0 – Former winners in the field
6 – Different winners at SuperNationals in this category
10 – Different countries represented in the field
19 – Drivers from outside of the USA
33 – First time SuperNationals competitors
Provisional Entry List – Micro Swift
|42||Pasha Ali||Sodi Racing USA||Sodi Kart||Trophy Club TX||US|
|72||Mikha Barroukh||Pole Position Motorsports||Parolin||Miami Beach FL||US|
|30||Lucca Becerril||Orsolon Racing||Parolin||MX|
|26||Cam Becker||Forward Direction Motorsports||CompKart||Highlands Ranch CO||US|
|3||Josh Bergman||Piquet Sports America||Sodi Kart||North Miami FL||US|
|96||Viyaan Bhindi||DMG||GFC||Monroe WA||US|
|98||Byron Borneman||Pole Position Motorsports||Parolin||Ramona CA||US|
|47||Mattis Brageot||Sodi Racing USA||Birel ART||FR|
|54||Zayne Burgess||Sodi Racing USA||Sodi Kart||Ft. Lauderdale FL||US|
|14||Tony Cachafeiro||Fusion Motorsport||Birel ART||AD|
|90||Efrain Alejandro Campos Urdaneta||Orsolon Racing||Parolin||VE|
|52||Rafael Canas||Rolison Performance Group||Kosmic||Doral FL||CR|
|16||Samuel Chaverri||PSL Karting||Birel ART||CR|
|11||Vicente da Silva||Orsolon Racing||Parlolin||BR|
|46||Alfie Davidson||Fusion Motorsport||Birel ART||GB|
|34||Jayden Francisco||Ryan Perry Motorsport||Parolin||CA|
|18||Mateo Garcia||Sodi Kart||MX|
|2||Juan Diego Garciarce||Orsolon Racing||Parolin||MX|
|27||Ayax Capitan Garduno||Orsolon Racing||Parolin||MX|
|31||Wynn Godschalk||Team Benik||Benik Kart||AN|
|48||Parker Ives||Nitro Kart||Nitro Kart||Davidson NC||US|
|56||Drew Jensen||Sanner Racing||Parolin||Upland CA||US|
|91||Cameron Johnson||Team FMS||Merlin||Milwaukee WI||US|
|20||Kade Kaspar||Trackside Karting Service||GFC||New Braunfels TX||US|
|71||Collins King||Adams Coaching||VLR||Redlands CA||US|
|13||Cooper Lorenzo Lopez||Parolin USA||Parolin||Hollywood FL||US|
|88||Conner Lypka||CompKart||CompKart||Gilbert AZ||US|
|1||Maxwell Macha||SLA Racing||Sodi Kart||Fort Myers FL||US|
|15||Alvaro Medeiros||Orsolon Racing||Parolin||BR|
|80||Liam Nachawati||Parolin USA||Parolin||Dallas TX||US|
|24||Mauro Nario||Orsolon Racing||Tony kart||MX|
|23||Brandon Ng||Catalyst Driver Development||Italkart||Richmond BC||CA|
|25||Dante Ortega Garcia||Orsolon Racing||Parolin||MX|
|77||Isaac Payn||MottazSport||Parolin||Highlands Ranch CO||US|
|28||Lawrence Peremen||Mike Doty Racing||LN Racing Kart||Fort Lee NJ||US|
|84||Nathan Ramirez||GFC Karting / Formula Works||GFC||Oceanside CA||US|
|55||Paxton Romero||Forward Direction Motorsports||CompKart||Centennial CO||US|
|19||Iver Spence||Parolin USA||Parolin||NZ|
|29||Brody Stoffle||Piquet Sports America||Sodi Kart||Katy TX||US|
|67||Lucas Tarango||Ruthless Karting||Nitro Kart||Glendale AZ||US|
|32||Grayson Walcott||Pole Position Motorsports||Parolin||Barrington IL||US|
|33||Dutch Westbrook||KRS||Tony Kart||Fort Worth TX||US|
|63||Harry Williams||Fusion Motorsport||Birel ART||GB|