With the first event back at the now closed Ocala Gran Prix facility in March, the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) will be back in action this weekend. Taking place at the New Castle Motorsports Park facility in Spiceland, Indiana, Supertune, a leading Tony Kart race program within the United States, will be looking to earn race wins and podium results as the 2021 season continues to roll on.
“Our six-driver lineup makes up seven entries, five of them which come from the junior categories alone,” explained Supertune’s Ben Cruttenden. “We had a good test at New Castle this past weekend and should be at the front of the field, but we can never underestimate the competition of the USPKS program and will be pushing hard from the very first practice session.”
Three of the Supertune and Tony Kart entries will come from the KA100 Junior class as Fernando Luque, Noah Baker and team newcomer Mason Walters will look to work their way towards the front of the field. Baker will be the only driver of the Supertune contingent pulling double duty as he will also compete in X30 Pro Junior as he runs alongside Jorge Ortiz, as both drivers have scored podiums or race wins in national competition this season.
Perennial frontrunner, 2021 race winner, and Mini Swift driver Diego Ardiles will look to carry his momentum from a solid first quarter of the season into New Castle as he does battle in the Mini Swift division while Alex Zhang will return to the seat in X30 Pro at a track that he is familiar with.
Official race action starts on Saturday but Supertune drivers will be on track Thursday in preparation for a winning weekend. Stay tuned to the Supertune social media pages for news, information, photos and results from the event weekend.
For more information on Supertune, race team opportunities in 2021, OTK product sales, or engine and dyno services, please contact Ben Cruttenden at 317.900.3141 or via email to Ben@Supertune.us.
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