|November 14, 2007 News
|EKN Trackside: SKUSA SuperNationals XI Preview - Part 2
The next five days will represent ‘SuperNats Week’ here at EKN, as the Superkarts! USA’s 11th edition of the MG Tires SuperNationals XI Presented by Mazda is set to take place at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Following five long days of racing from November 14-18, a total of 10 class winners will add their names to the history books after standing on the top step of the victory lane podium.
To begin EKN’s unparalleled coverage of the biggest karting event of the year, we will look at the provisional entry list of all ten classes, highlighting selected drivers who will be the names to watch during the week. Today we look at the final five classes - including the headliner - SuperPro. Our Trackside Live coverage will begin Thursday morning.
On-track action begins Wednesday morning with a full day of practice. Thursday is when the talk ends and the action begins with qualifying. Friday will be two heat races per class with Saturday hosting the final heat and the Last Chance Qualifiers before the main events on Sunday. For a detailed schedule, click HERE. To discuss the entry list and watch updates throughout the weekend, please visit the Official Discussion Thread.
| Gary Carlton will defend his SuperPro title against an International field|
(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Looking at the 44 pilots on the AiM Sports/MyChron 4 SuperPro entry list, it resembles a roll call for a karting Top Gun program - featuring ‘the best of the best’. The top American shifter drivers will be in attendance, competing against the reigning world champions and others from overseas - all racing for the $10,000 first place prize.
Leading the American fleet is defending SuperNationals champion and reigning national champion Gary Carlton. On US soil, Carlton has been nearly unstoppable, earning six-straight wins on the national circuit, a total of nine on the year to defend his 2006 title. The Californian traveled to Europe as well, scoring podium finishes but ran into bad luck in other events. In the ’06 SuperPro main event, Carlton outpaced his then teammate and former national champion Alex Speed. The duo was the class of the field, pushing the limits on their CRGs to stretch out to a large margin for a 1-2 finish. This year, Speed will return on a Birel, the chassis he won his two national titles with.
Joining the two former champions is a long list of the top shifter pilots in the country and former SuperNationals winners. Looking at the EKN Driver Rankings for ICC, nine of the top ten drivers will be in Vegas. Just one step behind Carlton all year has been fellow CRG driver Fritz Leesmann. The NorCal star will look to move up that one extra step to take home the $10k and become a SuperNats winner. All five podium finishers from 2006 will be in attendance, including former SuperNats Junior winner Matt Jaskol. The Las Vegas native won the competitive K2 division in 1998 but has yet to return to the SuperNats winner circle since. The last two seasons, Jaskol has been fast - raking in track records across the country but has yet to give Top Kart its first big shifter kart win.
Former winners will make their return again in 2007, looking for a second victory. Star Mazda Championship drivers Ron White and Lorenzo Mandarino both experienced the joy of Super Sunday, White in 2002 and Mandarino in 2005 - both on CRGs. White returns aboard a GP machine while Mandarino has switched from that to Intrepid. 2003 saw the Cinderella Story with Wesley Boswell taking the emotional victory. Sitting out most of the 2007 season, Boswell will be back behind the wheel this week, aboard the same Tony Kart that he won the ’07 edition of the KartSport Grand Prix.
A few drivers from the upper open wheel ranks will also be in Vegas, making returns to the karting ranks. 2007 Champ Car Atlantic Champion Raphael Matos has plenty of karting experience from his home country in Brazil will be racing SuperPro aboard a Birel. 2004 SKUSA Pro Moto Tour champion Alan Sciuto - now a Champ Car Atlantic owner/driver - will be back to claim the one title that he lost just two corners from the finish, piloting a GP machine this week. Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year Phil Giebler will be back in the karting paddock as a driver, running a Sodi Kart for his own California shop - G-Phactory.
Other notable names to watch during the week include the strategic David Jurca (Italkart), the very fast Jordy Vorrath (Intrepid) along with temp circuit masters Alan Rudolph (First Kart) - the two-time defending Rock Island Grand Prix King of the Streets winner - and former King of the Streets winner Kyle Wiegand (Top Kart).
| World Champion Marco Ardigo will lead the international contingent in Vegas|
The SuperNationals will also be welcoming a handful of international pilots thank in part to the track receiving the CIK-FIA approval and listing on the International Calendar, many of which bring World and European championships with them. Reigning CIK-FIA World Karting Champion Marco Ardigo will be in attendance. Though he normally pilots a single speed engine, earning the KF1 European and World Cup titles also in 2007, the Tony Kart pilot was runner up at the KZ1 (formerly known as Super ICC) World Cup event in September as well.
Four-time World Karting Champion Davide Fore and 1994 king Alessandro Manetti will make it three world champions in Vegas. Fore, a long-time Tony Kart pilot, switched to Maranello before the beginning of the season and will be flying their colors at the SuperNats. Manetti, who is the reigning KZ1 European Champion with multiple championships and victories over the last 27 years in karting - will be running with Intrepid.
Factory CRG driver and KZ1 World Cup champion Jonathan Thonon will join the international contingent. Thonon was runner-up to Manetti in the KZ1 European Championship this past season. Alessandro Piccini will join Fore under the Maranello banner in Vegas, still running at the top level in Europe at the young age of 43.
Other international drivers include 2003 Formula A European Champion Bas Lammers (Top Kart), 2006 SuperNats podium finisher Gian Cavaciuti (GP) along with Frenchman Mathias Gellepe (Energy) and Jeremy Iglesia (Intrepid).
SuperPro Provisional Entry List
|2||Tad Funakoshi||Trackmagic/TM||Galt, CA||20|
|6||Raphael Matos||Birel/TM||Hallandale, FL||26|
|9||Jan Velez-Walter||Intrepid/TM||Puerto Rico||21|
|15||Lorenzo Mandarino||Intrepid/TM||Burnaby, BC||21|
|17||Joe White II||CRG/Maxter||Discovery Bay, CA||32|
|32||Alan Sciuto||GP/Maxter||Orange, CA||19|
|51||Marco Ardigo||Tony Kart/Vortex||Italy||24|
|53||Danilo Dirani||Tony Kart/Vortex||Brazil||24|
|84||Wesley Boswell||Tony Kart/TM||San Leandro, CA||23|
|92||David Jurca||Italkart/TM||Vancouver, BC||22|
|98||Mitch Cobb||Italkart/TM||Edwards, CO||17|
|101||Tom Cadieux||CRG/Maxter||Trois-Rivieres, QC||21|
|119||Ryan Yop||SodiKart/TM||Salinas, CA||20|
|125||Alan Rudolph||First Kart/TM||Phoenix, AZ||66|
|127||Josh Schreiber||Intrepid/TM||Mount Joy, PA||25|
|147||Jordy Vorrath||Intrepid/TM||Norman, OK||24|
|148||Richard Benitez||Kosmic/TM||Carolina, ||15|
|151||Gary Carlton||CRG/Maxter||Riverside, CA||21|
|197||Clayton Snow||Energy/TM||Napa, CA||21|
|210||James Kennedy||SodiKart/TM||Escondido, CA||16|
|231||Bas Lammers||Top Kart/TM||Netherlands||22|
|235||Jake Rosenzweig||CRG/Maxter||Trois-Rivieres, QC||18|
|100t||Garrett Boone||Birel/TM||Houston, TX||18|
|107c||Nick Halen||Birel/Maxter||Carson City, NV||21|
|123y||Jon Allen||GP/TM||Burlingame, CA||21|
|161y||Fritz Leesman||CRG/TM||Elk Grove, CA||21|
|194f||Hayden Duerson||Italkart/TM||St. Petersburg, FL||15|
|21z||Ben Petter||Italkart/TM||Bellevue, WA||25|
|25u||Mike Beeny||PTK/Maxter||Sandy, UT||28|
|26w||Phil Giebler||SodiKart/TM||Huntington Beach, CA||27|
|28t||Cody Jolly||CRG/Maxter||Houston, TX||16|
|41y||Alex Speed||Birel/TM||Manteca, CA||22|
|5y||Matt Jaskol||Top Kart/TM||Las Vegas, NV||23|
|71y||Ron White||GP/TM||Sonoma, CA||27|
|86j||Kyle Wiegand||Top Kart/TM||Bargersville, IN||21|
| Connor De Phillippi moves to S1 after winning three SuperNationals titles in the last two years|
In the early years of SKUSA, the S1 class was the top level of the organization, with now shifter kart heroes Alex Barron, Darren Elliott, Memo Gidley and Scott Speed all earning SuperNationals victories in the class. As the organization expanded, the SuperPro class was introduced, leaving the S1 division as a semi-pro level group. Since then, the class winners have gone on to do bigger and better things, including Alex Speed, Tad Funakoshi, and Indy Pro Series winner Logan Gomez. This year is no different with many rising stars on the KartSport Magazine S1 entry list in hopes of a SuperNationals victory.
2006 winner James Kennedy stepped up one more level, running the SuperPro division this year, leaving last year’s runner-up Slava Prikhodko the chance to lead the S1 field. Prikhodko - one of the top pilots at the ProKart Challenge - battled Kennedy last year for the class win, coming up just short. This year, the GP driver is hoping to make that extra step up to the number one spot.
Besides karting veteran Michael Valiante, only one other driver has three SuperNationals victories on his CV, 15-year old Connor De Phillippi. In 2005, the Californian won both Junior races - JICA and 80cc Junior - before stepping up to the Senior ranks at the age of 14 in S3, where he would go on to take his third Vegas win in two years. Moving up to S1, the CRG pilot will look to become the all-time SuperNationals winner with a possible fourth victory this week.
They will be joined by a host of Stars of Karting pilots making their first SuperNationals start in S1, including Andrew Zimmer (Italkart), JICA front runner David Ostella (CRG), Intrepid drivers Garrett Napier and Jess Peterson, and Canadian Max Riddle (CRG). S1 also has an international feel to it with four drivers from outside North America competing - New Zealanders Daniel Bray (GP) and Ryan Grant (GP), Iago Rego (Energy) from Spain, and Bermuda’s Scott Barnes (WildKart). Rounding out the field will be some of the best regional shifter pilots across the country, all vying for the S1 SuperNationals title.
Along with the SuperNationals winner title, the winner of the S1 class will be awarded a fully funded trip to compete in the Granja 500 kart race at the Kartodromo Internacional in Cotia, Brazil as a member of the United States team. There, they will compete against some of the top racing stars in the world, including Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello, Tony Kanaan, Dan Wheldon, and others.
S1 Provisional Entry List
|3||Matthew Treglia||Arrow/TM||Lancaster, CA||33|
|8||Garrett Napier||Intrepid/TM||Plano, TX||20|
|16||David Ostella||CRG/TM||Maple, ON||16|
|17||Michael DiMeo||CRG/TM||Richmond Hill, ON||16|
|18||Derek Tillett||CRG/TM||Elk Grove, CA||16|
|29||Cy Schumacher||Kosmic/Vortex||Cornelius, NC||32|
|55||Ben Schermerhorn||CRG/Maxter||Highlands Ranch, CO||20|
|64||Ryan Grant||GP/TM||New Zealand||23|
|66||Max Riddle||CRG/Maxter||Trois-Rivieres, QC||17|
|71||Don McGregor||Italkart/TM||Langley, BC||25|
|206||Aaron Neliton||SodiKart/TM||Tigard, OR||22|
|00x||Connor De Phillippi||CRG/Maxter||San Clemente, CA||15|
|121c||Dairek Lewis||Tony Kart/TM||Garden Grove, CA||17|
|124u||Tyler Bennett||Tony Kart/TM||Farmington, UT||18|
|13x||Imran Husain||GP/TM||Santa Monica, CA||41|
|150y||Jess Peterson||Intrepid/TM||Sparks, NV||20|
|166x||Jimmy McNeil||Top Kart/Pavesi||Visalia, CA||34|
|193z||Andrew Zimmer||Italkart/TM||Spokane, WA||16|
|19x||Joey Barros||Top Kart/Maxter||Redlands, CA||19|
|1c||Slava Prikhodko||GP/TM||Studio City, CA||18|
|1x||Josh Lyon||SodiKart/TM||Scottsdale, AZ||20|
|20t||Hunter Gemmer||Intrepid/TM||Willis, TX||19|
|21j||Joe Sturm||WildKart/Pavesi||Neenah, WI||42|
|25x||Arie Luyendyk Jr.||FA Kart/TM||Phoenix, AZ||26|
|2nz||Daniel Bray||GP/TM||New Zealand||20|
|46j||Brad Roudebush||Zanardi/TM||Noblesville, IN||37|
|46x||Craig Caringella||Tony Kart/TM||Foothill Ranch, CA||30|
|51e||Derek Crockett||Wild Kart/TM||Cahokia, IL||20|
|55y||Cody Hodgson||Tony Kart/Maxter||Ceres, CA||16|
|79c||John Chott||GP/TM||Westminster, CA||28|
|81b||Bud Grossenbacher||Energy/TM||Glendale, AZ||15|
|911c||Tim Wyatt||Birel/TM||Los Angeles, CA||45|
| Darren Elliott will return to defend his G1 title|
In 2000, the SKUSA organization developed the G-category for the older and more experienced drivers, many who raced on the weekends just looking to have fun and make it to work Monday morning. With the years gone bye, many of the top shifter pilots in the past have gotten up there in age, making the G1 division even more competitive.
The high level of competition continues with six of the top ten finishers from 2006 returning this year, including defending race winner Darren Elliott. The 1998 main event winner returned to the historic event after hanging up the karting helmet prior to the 2005 edition. The comeback was capitalized with a G1 victory and the $5,000 first place check. Quietly, Elliott will return in the familiar CRG colors, having not run any type of karting events during the year to defend his G1 crown and add a record-tying third SuperNats victory.
Last year’s main event pole sitter and 2004 winner Bonnier Moulton knows just how hard it is to earn a second SuperNats victory. Involved in a last lap accident in 2005, Moulton was unable to find the same speed as Elliott last year. The PTK pilot will be returning, focused on earning the second Vegas win.
The reigning Florida Winter Tour Master Shifter champion Kelly Baker will also be in Vegas as well. In 2006, Baker finished sixth. Looking to improve on that, Baker ran some national events aboard an Italkart during the year to prep for this week.
Former G1 winner Eduardo Martins and Andre Martins, both aboard Tony Karts, will be drivers to watch along with last year front runners Nick Firestone (Tony Kart), PP Mastro (KRT), and Steve Ferrario (Arrow).
G1 Provisional Entry List
|0||Daryl Choby||Birel/TM||Scottsdale, AZ||40|
|4||Andre Martins||Tony Kart/Vortex||Brazil||42|
|5||Eduardo Martins||Tony Kart/Vortex||Brazil||42|
|7||Aaron Sherman||GP/TM||Denver, CO||36|
|8||Guilherme Jacob||Tony Kart/Vortex||Brazil||40|
|13||John Cerini||GP/TM||Sonoma, CA||35|
|15||John Kwong||PTK/Pavesi||Calgary, AB||40|
|19||Steve Cameron||Italkart/TM||Sonoma, CA||47|
|27||Pedro Antonio Serrano||Tony Kart/TM||Brazil||50|
|37||Paul Hunter||CRG/TM||Dundas, ON||43|
|52||Roberto Islas||Birel/Honda||Naucalpan, MX||41|
|57||Jorge Borelli||Tony Kart/Vortex||Brazil||42|
|60||Craig Duerson||Italkart/TM||St. Petersburg, FL||44|
|63||JP Cadoux||MBA/TM||San Rafael, CA||44|
|71||Darren Elliott||CRG/Maxter||Canyon Country, CA||42|
|93||Paul Walker||CRG/Maxter||Trois-Rivieres, QC||39|
|211||Sam Walls||GP/TM||Longmont, CO||44|
|172c||Troy Butts||CRG/TM||Garden Grove, CA||35|
|17j||Voytek Burdzy||Merlin/Pavesi||Schiller Park, IL||36|
|18b||Robert Marks||Top Kart/Pavesi||Visalia, CA||46|
|1c||PP Mastro||KRT/TM||Bakersfield, CA||44|
|21j||Joe Sturm||WildKart/Pavesi||Neenah, WI||42|
|22t||John Giannette||Birel/Honda||Spring, TX||42|
|24d||Michael Adcock||CRG/Honda||Grand Junction, CO||44|
|25j||Kurt Mathewson||CRG/Maxter||Indianapolis, IN||49|
|28t||Jim Mueller||CRG/Honda||Pflugerville, TX||43|
|2x||Joe Powers||Arrow/TM||San Luis Obispo, CA||42|
|31d||Stacey Cook||CRG/Honda||Grand Junction, CO||44|
|32f||Doug Cox||Birel/TM||Coral Gables, FL||37|
|3d||David Conyers||GP/Pavesi||Golden, CO||55|
|45t||Todd Vandermolen||Intrepid/Honda||League City, TX||53|
|45z||Craig Sender||Intrepid/TM||Kent, WA||46|
|48y||John Lewis||Tony Kart/Maxter||Emerald Hills, CA||38|
|49c||Bonnier Moulton||PTK/Maxter||Irvine, CA||42|
|49y||Ethan Wilson||Tony Kart/TM||Campbell, CA||38|
|4z||Kelly Baker||Italkart/TM||Bellevue, WA||41|
|6c||Nick Firestone||Tony Kart/TM||Scottsdale, AZ||41|
|77y||Craig Corwin||MBA/TM||Novato, CA||46|
|88m||Ron Tamba||MBA/TM||Windsor, CA||41|
|8d||Patrick Koentges||GP/Pavesi||Wheat Ridge, CO||49|
|91k||Wally Wright||Arrow/TM||Tarzana, CA||49|
|93c||Steve Ferrario||Arrow/TM||San Luis Obispo, CA||42|
|9y||Jim Kidd||Italkart/TM||Campbell, CA||39|
| Young Brendan Langlois was runner-up in 2006, looking to move up one spot on the TaG Senior podium|
(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Aside from the SuperPro events, the Mazda/Mothers Polish TaG Senior division is one class the paddock will line the fences for all week. Nearly 80 drivers will be competing for the 40 spots available in Sunday’s main event, which is sure to be as exciting as the 2006 edition was.
Looking at the entry list, it’s filled with all types of drivers, young, old, SuperNats rookies, SuperNats veterans. Last year’s event winner Daniel Morad - now a Red Bull Junior Driver and Formula BMW USA champion - will not return to defend his crown, leaving the race wide open for anyone to step up this week. Runner-up last year was his First Kart teammate Brendan Langlois. One of the youngest drivers in the field last year, the Canadian had an impressive week, coming across the line just behind his teammate. Langlois will back again, looking to add his name to the SuperNationals history books.
Leading up to the main event in '06, the class was owned by Joel Miller. Earning the top qualifying spot and sweeping his heat races, Miller started the main event from the pole position, only to be knocked out in the opening corners. Concentrating on the Skip Barber National series in 2007, where he earned the series championship and a full Star Mazda Championship ride for 2008, the Tony Kart pilot will attempt to earn his second SuperNationals victory, having won the K3 class in 1999.
The EKN Driver Rankings has only number one spot, and in TaG, that belongs to Canadian Devon Sandeen. The Intrepid driver earned the national championship this past season after placing second the year before. Sandeen did not compete in the SuperNationals last year, but expect him to adapt to the Sam Boyd Stadium facility quickly.
| Indy 500 winner Buddy Rice will headline the list of professional drivers set to battle at the SuperNationals|
(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Behind Sandeen on the national scene were a handful of drivers picking up wins on the year, capable of doing the same in Vegas. Conor Daly (Top Kart) was the divisional champion, earning one victory and numerous top five finishes. Chris Scribner will switch from Tony Kart to Top Kart for the SuperNats in search of a win. Joey Licata Jr. (Biesee) came onto the national scene late but was able to score a victory in his debut along with top five finishes the rest of the season. Joey Wimsett (Intrepid) came on strong during the year, scoring a victory at the national series finale. Colin Katzakian (Intrepid) and Adam Johnson (Top Kart) each score two wins on the year with Sodi Kart driver Nicky Freytag winning early in the season.
With no ICA class, a number of drivers will change over to a TaG engine for the weekend, including Brandon Adkins (Birel), Johnny Johnson (Kosmic), Pat Iannucci (Sodi Kart), Victor Cabrera (Kosmic), and Chris Wehrheim (Top Kart).
With an average age of 21 for the field, it’s a very young pool of talented drivers. The youngest in the field are just 14 years of age - Branden Underwood (Top Kart), Garrison Masters (CRG), Donny St. Ours (Biesse) and Andrick Zeen (Sodi Kart).
The class will also welcome 2004 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Rice. The Phoenix, AZ native has a strong karting background and owns a kart shop running a Tony Kart on the week.
Along with the S1 victor, the winner of the TaG Senior class will be awarded a fully funded trip to compete in the Granja 500 kart race at the Kartodromo Internacional in Cotia, Brazil as a member of the United States team. There, they will compete against some of the top racing stars in the world, including Felipe Massa, Rubens Barrichello, Tony Kanaan, Dan Wheldon, and others. Last year, race winner Daniel Morad was unable to attend, giving Brendan Langlois a chance to race in Brazil for a memorable trip.
TaG Senior Provisional Entry List
|2||Cameron Pringle||CRG/Parilla||Burlingame, CA||15|
|4||Brendan Langlois||First Kart/Parilla||Kamloops, BC||15|
|5||Zach Beard||First Kart/Parilla||Avon, IN||17|
|6||Joel Miller||Tony Kart/Rok TT||Hesperia, CA||19|
|7||Brandon Adkins||Birel/Parilla||Port Washington, OH||22|
|8||Buddy Rice||Tony Kart/Rok TT||Peoria, AZ||31|
|9||Derek Wagner||First Kart/Parilla||Chaska, MN||17|
|12||Brody Goble||Birel/Parilla||Surrey, BC||17|
|13||Brian Jacobsen||MMK/Motori 7||Rosamond, CA||33|
|15||Michael Hogg||Italkart/Parilla||North Vancouver, BC||16|
|19||Branden Underwood||Top Kart/Parilla||Henderson, NV||14|
|21||Chris Perreault||Intrepid/Parilla||Campbell River, BC||30|
|22||Conor Daly||Top Kart/Parilla||Noblesville, IN||16|
|23||Christopher Alexander||Intrepid/Parilla||Clayton, CA||16|
|24||Johnny Johnson||Kosmic/Rok TT||Marshallton, IA||21|
|28||Cy Schumacher||Kosmic/Rok TT||Cornelius, NC||32|
|32||Zach Dericco||GP/Parilla||Reno, NV||18|
|42||Andy Lee||FA Kart/Parilla||Tempe, AZ||25|
|43||John Zartarian||KRT/Parilla||Carlsbad, CA||20|
|50||Ben Searcy||Intrepid/Parilla||Tuscaloosa, AL||18|
|52||Bobby Oergel||Tony Kart/Parilla||Fresno, CA||34|
|56||Chris Carmody||CRG/Parilla||Santa Clarita, CA||23|
|63||Garrison Masters||CRG/Parilla||Thousand Oaks, CA||14|
|67||Mike Botelho||Arrow/Parilla||Sparks, NV||27|
|121||Zachary Yates||Birel/Parilla||Austin, TX||16|
|218||Pat Iannucci||SodiKart/Parilla||Westbury, NY||21|
|222||Victor Cabrera||Kosmic/Rok TT||Puerto Rico||15|
|320||David Zippie||Birel/Parilla||Aurora, CO||16|
|417||Chris Scribner||Top Kart/Parilla||Loomis, CA||24|
|419||Kristina Hoffbeck||CRG/Rok TT||Kamloops, BC||17|
|423||Caleb Hallman||Intrepid/Parilla||Edmond, OK||16|
|428||Amber Friedberg||GP/Parilla||Riverbank, CA||19|
|457||Robert Stout||Top Kart/Parilla||Brownsburg, IN||15|
|00x||Michael Jimenez||Intrepid/Parilla||Glendale, AZ||16|
|04x||Ian Pierce||RBI/Motori 7||Chandler, AZ||27|
|06r||Enrico Menotti||CRG/Parilla||Toronto, ON||15|
|11j||Cole Mathewson||CRG/Parilla||Indianapolis, IN||18|
|14d||Dale Kistler-Collins||GP/Motori 7||Thornton, CO||17|
|16s||Chris Wehrheim||Top Kart/Parilla||Norcross, GA||22|
|17c||Joey Licata Jr.||Biesse/Parilla||Van Nuys, CA||16|
|17d||Gunter Desanti||Arrow/Motori 7||Colorado Springs, CO||57|
|18y||Neil Alberico||Top Kart/Parilla||Monte Sereno, CA||15|
|19y||Brett Buckwalter||CRG/Parilla||Petaluma, CA||25|
|1c||Howie Idelson||CRG/Motori 7||Pacific Palisades, CA||39|
|22b||Donny St. Ours||Biesse/Parilla||Upland, CA||14|
|22z||Stepanova Nekeel||Italkart/Parilla||Seattle, WA||15|
|23x||AJ Whisler||First Kart/Parilla||Phoenix, AZ||28|
|24k||Kyle Hathcox||Birel/Parilla||Phoenix, AZ||15|
|24x||Harley Owen||Margay/Parilla||Phoenix, AZ||16|
|26z||Nic Pederson||Birel/Parilla||Portland, OR||26|
|27z||Joey Wimsett||Intrepid/Parilla||Beavercreek, OR||16|
|29t||Jared O'Malley||Birel/Parilla||Austin, TX||32|
|29x||Airel Jimenez||MMK/Motori 7||Canyon Country, CA||16|
|2r||Devon Sandeen||Intrepid/Parilla||Chilliwack, BC||25|
|2z||Russell Francis||Birel/Parilla||Salem, OR||25|
|31y||Tyler Wamre||Arrow/Parilla||Reno, NV||15|
|32r||Kyle Shields||CRG/Rok TT||Regina, SK||17|
|33c||Grant Hebner||Tony Kart/Parilla||Fallbrook, CA||19|
|37z||Ben Naemura||Birel/Parilla||Portland, OR||16|
|408y||Will Martindale||CRG/Parilla||Vacaville, CA||24|
|40x||Adam Zeen||SodiKart/Parilla||Huntington Beach, CA||16|
|413y||Cody Diede||Intrepid/Parilla||Lodi, CA||20|
|417y||Colin Katzakian||Intrepid/Parilla||Lodi, CA||23|
|423e||Adam Johnson||Top Kart/Parilla||Marshallton, IA||21|
|432x||Nicky Freytag||SodiKart/Parilla||Paradise Valley, AZ||16|
|441y||Troy Diede||Intrepid/Parilla||Lodi, CA||19|
|5c||Ryon Beachner||Tony Kart/Parilla||Lake Forest, CA||15|
|67x||Andrick Zeen||SodiKart/Parilla||Huntington Beach, CA||14|
|71c||Rocky Moran Jr.||Tony Kart/Parilla||Coto de Caza, CA||27|
|76j||Matthew Codalata||Margay/Parilla||Danville, IN||20|
|7y||Dusty Davis||Maranello/Parilla||Las Vegas, NV||15|
|90x||Justin Miller||Birel/Parilla||Scottsdale, AZ||17|
|93y||Jared Woolf||Intrepid/Parilla||Manteca, CA||17|
|97x||Robin Stonesifer||First Kart/Parilla||Adelanto, CA||19|
|98x||Jason LaVeque||Birel/Parilla||Scottsdale, AZ||22|
Much like the Rotax Masters, the Big O Tires/Anaheim TaG Masters division also features some of the heavier and older drivers in the karting world. Still, the class puts on a great show with a lot of respect to one another out on the racing surface.
Defending class champion Travis Irving and the former class winners are not included in the provisional entry list, allowing a new name to be included in the history books. Last year’s runner-up Mark Drennan (Intrepid) will be returning, looking to earn the victory. He will be joined by two Canadians who always put on a great show in Vegas, Mel Snow (Birel) and Wayne Enright (Italkart).
A few other drivers will be doing double duty, running both the TaG Masters and Rotax Masters, including Jerry Henderson (MMK), Kurt Fisher (Italkart), Jim Keesling (Birel), Erik Jackson (Arrow), and Ian Thomas (Birel).
Entry List Not Available