EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 26 – Preview Series – KA100 Junior

Miller attempting to defend win against largest ever single-speed Junior field in 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.

KA100 Junior

Steven Miller will fly Nash Motorsportz blue to defend his KA100 Junior victory (Photo: EKN)

Introduced to the SKUSA SuperNationals in 2018, the KA100 Junior division has set a new record for the event. Single-speed Junior racing began at the SuperNationals with JICA in 2005, won by Connor De Phillippi who is tied for the most wins at the event with four. Junior racing took off in 2008 when TaG Junior began. Since then, only twice did the class reach or surpass the 80-driver mark. For 2023, KA100 Junior will welcome a record setting 85 drivers competing for a chance to become the next SuperSunday winner in the history books.

Already in that list is last year’s winner Steven Miller in a wild SuperSunday main event. Miller crossed the line second but ruled the victor following penalties, thus unable to enjoy the podium ceremony at the top step. The Florida driver comes in as the SKUSA Pro Tour champion thanks to two victories at the WinterNationals and finishing third in USPKS championship standings. He spent most of the season with Chad Dokken Racing / Kart Republic before the recent move to Nash Motorsportz / EOS. Miller comes in with momentum, finishing on the podium at the ROK Cup Superfinal and winning at ROK Vegas.

Enzo Vidmontiene is one of three SuperNationals winners in the field (Photo: EKN)

The only other podium finisher returning from last year is Brazilian Augustus Toniolo (Rolison Performance Group / Kosmic). He finished fifth in his SuperNationals debut. Toniolo is a former SKUSA Winter Series race winner in Cadet competition, and has been racing in Europe all season, returning to the USA to secure victory at ROK Vegas in the ROK Junior division. Other top-10 finishers from a year ago include SummerNationals race winner Diego Ardiles (Rolison Performance Group / Kosmic), 2021 SuperNationals Mini Swift winner Enzo Vidmontiene (MottazSport / Kart Republic), and Christian Cameron (Keyes Racing / Tony Kart).

In total, five drivers won over the 2023 SKUSA Pro Tour in the KA100 Junior division, all competing at this year’s SuperNationals. Truly Adams (Troy Adams Coaching / Factory Kart) and Isaac Malcuit (MMR / Kart Republic) each earned their first SKUSA Pro Tour victory in the class, and each will make their SuperNationals debut in the class. Keagan Kaminski (Formula Works / GFC), Alex Mercado (Speed Concepts Racing / Redspeed), Victor De Alencar (Nash Motorsportz / EOS), USPKS race winner Oliver Wheldon (JC Karting / Kosmic), Turner Brown (Speed Concepts Racing / Redspeed) and Shea Aldrich (Ryan Perry Motorsport / Tony Kart) finished out the 2023 season in the top-10 of the SKUSA Pro Tour standings – all in this year’s field.

Challenge of the Americas champion Nixx Eggleston is among the contenders in the large field (Photo: EKN)

The depth of the largest KA100 Junior field in SuperNationals history is deep, including a number of stars from the USPKS program in 2023. Diego Guiot (Supertune USA / Tony Kart) finished second in the series championship, ahead of Miller. Austin Olds (MPG Motorsports / Kart Republic) finished fourth, making his final career start in Junior competition. Payton Westcott (Nash Motorsportz / EOS) is among the many female drivers in the field. Westcott ended up sixth in the USPKS standings.

Among the other contenders to watch include Landon Skinner (PSL Karting / Birel ART), Jackson Wolny (Rolison Performance Group / Kosmic), Tillotson T4 Nations Cup race winner Chase Buscaglia (GWR / Gillard), and Challenge of the Americas champion Nixx Eggleston (Ruthless Karting / Exprit).

A total of 26 drivers in the field are from outside the United States. A solid contingent of Canadians are in the field including Jensen Burnett (Chad Dokken Racing / Kart Republic), Ty Fisher (Racelab / TB Kart) and Nathan Dupuis (Speed Concepts Racing / Redspeed). Both Burnett and Fisher are making their first starts in the class, along with Max Weiland (Magik Kart USA), Johnie Stamps (Team Kart Nick / CRG), and Jackson Gibson (Ruthless Karting / OTK). Gibson is one of three former SuperNationals winners in the field. The 2022 Micro Swift victor is making the big jump to KA100 Junior for the first time after running Mini Swift all season long.

SuperNats Stats

1 – KA100 Junior SuperNationals winner in the field

3 – Former SuperNationals winners in the field

9 – Different countries represented in the field

26 – Drivers from outside of the USA

85 – Record number of drivers registered for class

Provisional Entry List – KA100 Junior

No. Driver Team Chassis Hometown Nation
848 Truly Adams Troy Adams Coaching Factory Kart Riverside CA US
858 Shea Aldrich Ryan Perry Motorsport Tony Kart Orange CA US
878 Max Altman SpeedSense Motorsports Exprit American Canyon CA US
886 Indy Andersen Trinity Karting Group Kart Republic Indianapolis IN US
832 Remi Andreatos Piquet Sports America Sodi Kart Demarest NJ US
805 John Antonino Tesoro Raceworx CRG Bakersfield CA US
897 Diego Ardiles Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Doral FL CR
847 Renzo Barbuy PSL Karting Birel ART AR
861 Bernardo Bernoldi Nash Motorsportz Tony Kart Newport Coast CA DE
865 Bristol Borneman Pole Position Motorsports Parolin Ramona CA US
807 Jack Bowdish GFC Karting GFC Battle Ground WA US
868 Turner Brown Speed Concepts Racing Redspeed Alamo CA US
876 Jensen Burnett Chad Dokken Racing Kart Republic CA
852 Chase Buscaglia GWR Tony Kart Bradenton FL US
829 Christian Cameron Keyes Racing Tony Kart Sonoma CA US
890 Kaylee Countryman CompKart CompKart Chandler AZ US
877 Victor De Alencar Nash Motorsportz Tony Kart Windermere FL US
860 Salvador della Vecchia Chad Dokken Racing Kart Republic Doral FL US
844 Mayer Deonarine Racing Edge Motorsports Kosmic CA
822 Federico Diaz PSL Karting Birel ART AR
875 Acen Dramaliev Tecno Kart USA Tecno Kart Lincolnwood IL US
857 Mason Duchesne Croc Promotion Peoria AZ US
889 Nathan Dupuis Speed Concepts Racing Redspeed CA
828 Nixx Eggleston Ruthless Karting Exprit Scottsdale AZ US
862 Archer Eversman Forward Direction Motorsports CompKart Henderson CO US
809 Cash Felber Ruthless Karting Exprit Bath OH US
874 Roman Felber Ruthless Karting Exprit Bath OH US
831 Paityn Feyen Ruthless Karting Exprit Johnstown CO US
837 Ty Fisher Speed Concepts Racing TB Kart Scottsdale AZ CA
826 Beckett Friesen Arcane Motorsports CRG Omaha NE CA
850 Sebastian Garzon Orsolon Racing Tony Kart CO
833 Jakub Gasparovic Croc Promotion Croc Promotion SK
811 Chace Gassiot-Lee Speed Concepts Racing Redspeed Sunrise FL US
873 Jackson Gibson Ruthless Karting OTK Lake Oswego OR US
893 Jackson Glendenning Nash Motorsportz EOS Culver City CA US
830 Patricio Gonzalez Supertune USA Tony Kart MX
821 Matias Gonzalez Supertune USA Tony Kart Vail CO MX
814 Alexander Gonzalez Nash Motorsportz OTK Pomona CA US
840 Diego Guiot Supertune USA Tony Kart Shenandoah TX US
849 Davis Henry Hi5 Performance Redspeed Wichita KS US
851 Javier Herrera Orsolon Racing Tony Kart MX
894 Cameron Hill Sigra Race Development Kosmic Wilsonville OR US
804 Zoquan Holbrook SpeedSense Motorsports Exprit American Canyon CA US
827 Alexander Jacoby U-Race Tony Kart Washington DC US
806 Walter Jenkins IV T1D Racers OTK Homestead FL US
816 Jayden Johnson Precision Karting Team Kosmic Norco CA US
834 Keagan Kaminski GFC Karting / Formula Works GFC San Dimas CA US
835 Ariv KB Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Portland OR US
872 Iain Kim EOS Irvine CA US
859 Jan Philipp Krull HRI Mexico Tony Kart MX
853 Antoine Lemieux Racing Edge Motorsports Tony Kart CA
855 Frederique Lemieux Racing Edge Motorsports Tony Kart CA
895 Lucas Lesmes PSL Karting Birel ART AU
808 Toby Lien Team BBR Falcon Kart CA
842 Xander Malatesta Ruthless Karting Phoenix AZ US
879 Isaac Malcuit MMR Kart Republic Strasburg OH US
846 Jose Martinez Orsolon Racing Tony Kart US
864 Diego Mendeztorres HRI Mexico Tony Kart MX
887 Alex Mercado Speed Concepts Racing Tony Kart Washington UT US
884 Christian Meyer Chad Dokken Racing Kart Republic Seminole FL US
801 Steven Miller Nash Motorsportz EOS Tierra Verde FL US
867 Casey Moyer SpeedSense Motorsports Exprit Brentwood CA US
892 Brodie Norris Rolison Performance Group Kosmic AU
813 Austin Olds MPG Motorsports Kart Republic Terre Haute IN US
838 Juan Jose Paramo HRI Mexico Tony Kart MX
870 Arnaud Sabourin Rolison Performance Group Kosmic CA
820 Levi Sanghera Energy CA
825 Thiago Santillan SLA Racing Sodi Kart Miami FL US
881 Emma Kate Scarbrough Chad Dokken Racing Kart Republic Peachtree City GA US
882 Lillian Scarbrough Chad Dokken Racing Kart Republic Peachtree City GA US
863 Tyren Scott Precision Works CRG San Diego CA US
819 Landon Skinner PSL Karting Birel ART Scurry TX US
812 Charlie Smith Nash Motorsportz OTK Corona del Mar CA US
824 Jenson Sofronas Nash Motorsportz Tony Kart Villa Park CA US
854 Johnie Stamps Team Kart Nick CRG Riverside CA US
815 Augustus Toniolo Rolison Performance Group Kosmic BR
839 Oliver Trejo HRI Mexico Tony Kart MX
817 Alexander Vanchev Zanella Racing Tony Kart Coral Springs FL US
885 Enzo Vidmontiene MottazSport Kart Republic Saint Cloud FL US
871 Christopher Wakefield Piquet Sports America Sodi Kart Boca Raton FL US
823 Mason Walters Mike Doty Racing OTK Catawba NC US
818 Max Weiland Checkered Motorsports Magik Kart Westlake OH US
898 Payton Westcott Nash Motorsportz OTK Laguna Beach CA US
810 Oliver Wheldon JC Karting Kosmic Coral Gables FL US
896 Jackson Wolny Rolison Performance Group Kosmic Glen Ellyn IL US

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