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Returning to the RIO All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, BirelART North America and their BirelART and Ricciardo Kart chassis dealers have one common goal this week: to win races. Set to take on the more than 500 entrants at arguably the biggest and most competitive karting event around, 31 BirelART North America drivers will have their eyes on obtaining SuperNats glory.

“Our dealer network has really banded together to focus on our common goal to win here in Las Vegas,” notes PSL Karting / BirelART North America’s Dominic Labrecque. “The SKUSA SuperNationals are the ultimate test in driver and equipment. The temporary track is tough and the competition is the fierce, but for the few who come out on top, winning is everything here. It is the ultimate victory and we are clearly focused on netting the best results possible.”

With 31 drivers spread among eight classes, BirelART North America will be well represented in the 2018 edition of the SuperNationals. Already crowned the SKUSA Pro Tour champion, his third in a row, PSL Karting’s Ryan Norberg will have his sights firmly set on the win in the headline X30 Senior division. Finishing eighth and fifth in his last two SuperNats runs, Norberg will hope to come away the victor in 2018. Prime Powerteam’s Ryan MacDermid has a Pro Tour victory under his belt this year and is fresh off his ROK the RIO win just two weeks ago from the same RIO venue. With the chance to double up his Vegas victories, this young Canadian will be hot on track.

In the X30 Junior division, Prime Powerteam’s Mackenzie Clark finished seventh in the Pro Tour points and will be one to watch in Sin City. PSL Karting’s Thomas Nepveu will look to add to his Mini Swift SuperNats win from two years ago, knowing all too well how sweet victory is in Las Vegas. Finishing ninth in this year’s Pro Tour standings, the young Canadian’s international experience will be put to the test as he vies for the top step of the junior blocks.

PSL Karting and BirelART Factory driver Marijin Kremers will look to put his BirelART chassis in first place in the elite KZ class. Placing sixth in his SuperNationals debut, Kremers is a top contender after enjoying a superb season to date in 2018.

In the Masters divisions, Phil Giebler Racing’s Jess Peterson will look to move up from his third place finish in the overall X30 Masters Pro Tour points to nab the SuperNats win for Ricciardo Kart. PGR Teammate Vatche Tatikian will also be one to watch in the class. Master Shifter pilots Jordon Musser of 3G Kart Racing / PSL Karting and Ryan Kinnear of Phil Giebler Racing finished 1-2 in Pro Tour points and hope to up the ante at the RIO.



13Logan ChambersPKS Kart SuppliesRicciardo



120Dane IdelsonPSL Karting /Idelson RacingRicciardo
148Esteban PolitBirel ART
199Aden RudolphPSL Karting / SpeedsportzBirel ART
144Jesus Vasquez, Jr.PKS Kart SuppliesRicciardo



791Cooper BecklinPSL Karting / Go Kart HeroBirel ART
765Mackenzie ClarkPrime Power TeamBirel ART
724Thomas NepveuPSL KartingBirel ART
725Maguet SachaPSL Karting / MGTBirel ART



574Juan Manuel BascoPSL KartingBirel ART
570Keith HarlessSpeedSportz / PSL KartingBirel ART
3Jess PetersonPhil Giebler RacingRicciardo
554Robert DrenkPhil Giebler RacingRicciardo
529Michael PatriziPSL Karting / PatrizicorseRicciardo
581Vatche TatikianPhil Giebler RacingRicciardo



691Cooper BecklinPSL KartingBirel ART
970Jared BellSpeedsportzBirel ART
957Bryce BerryNevada KartsportBirel ART



2Ryan KinnearPhil Giebler RacingRicciardo
1Jordon Musser3G Kart Racing / PSL KartingBirel ART
415Ben SchermerhornPSL KartingBirel ART
Alexis Costa3G Kart Racing / PSL KartingBirel ART



305Valentino FritschPSL Karting / KSWBirel ART
316Ryan MacDermidPrime Power TeamBirel ART
1Ryan NorbergPSL KartingBirel ART
369Jake DrewPhil Giebler RacingRicciardo



5Marijin KremersPSL KartingBirel ART
17Troy LoeskowPSL Karting / PatrizicorseRicciardo
10Xingran TangPrime Power TeamBirel ART
14Filip Ioan UgranPrime Power TeamBirel ART
69Robert Heck, Jr.Phil Giebler RacingRicciardo


“I would like to wish all of our drivers the best of luck while in Las Vegas,” continues Labrecque. “While our focus is on wins, we always need to think ahead while we continue to add to our network of dealers. With so many of us present at the RIO, it always makes for a great opportunity to begin new relationships. I am happy to discuss details with anyone interested. We are also looking towards 2019 and if any drivers are interested in being part of our team of official drivers, its good time to come meet myself and Ronni Sala from BirelART Italy.”

BirelART North America drivers will hit the track tomorrow for official practice with qualifying and heat races on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. After heat race and last chance qualifier results, Super Sunday is one of the biggest karting days of the year, as champions of SuperNationals 22 will be crowned.

For more information on the PSL Karting/ BirelART North America Race Team, and how to join them for your 2019 racing program, please contact

BirelART North America (PSL Karting) is the National Importer and Distributor of BirelART products and accessories, including Ricciardo Kart, Kubica Kart and Freeline accessories. Visit to find a retailer near you. Follow our racing team and product updates via our social media @pslkartingofficial.

Photos: BirelART North America

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