Heading to Las Vegas for SuperNationals 22, VemmeKart USA and VemmeKart branded drivers are ready for another tremendous Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) run. Entering nine drivers across three IAME and Honda powered divisions, VemmeKart drivers will represent Argentina, Peru, Canada and the United States.
“We are really looking forward to getting back to Las Vegas,” explained Andy Gernand. “2018 has been a year of growth for the drivers, brand and our team, and we look forward to continuing that positive momentum in Sin City. The SuperNationals is the biggest event of the year and it would mean so much to all of us to walk away from that race with a win.”
Texan Jacob Loomis and Hungarian driver Phillippe Denes will enter the X30 Senior category as they throw their names into the mix and make their return to karting from the car racing world. Loomis competed in the F4 United States program in 2018 while Denes has raced all over the world with much success. Loomis has raced and tested with VemmeKart USA over the previous couple of months, picking up multiple local and regional level victories as he looks to get back in karting shape for Las Vegas.
Elliot Cox and Chase Gardner will sport VemmeKart USA Gold in IAME Mini Swift, and they will be joined by fellow VemmeKart driver Ethan Thorne from Peru. Cox, who has been a threat in regional level racing claiming a huge number of podium results and race wins since making the switch to VemmeKart, hopes that his quest for Vegas glory does not come up short. Gardner, who claimed multiple wins in the Texas Pro Kart Challenge program, is looking to better his top-twenty performance from the 2017 event and help put VemmeKart on top in Mini Swift.
Four X30 Masters drivers racing aboard the VemmeKart brand are Nick DeGraf and Eric Jackson, representing the United States, and Guido Elustondo and Javier Fernandez, who will make the trek from Argentina. Bryan Stauffer will be the lone VemmeKart entrant from Canada, as he will enter the Master Shifter category.
Gernand continued, “We are leaving tomorrow from Indianapolis to make the long drive to Las Vegas and can’t wait to get there and race alongside fellow VemmeKart drivers in a fun, yet competitive environment. A huge thank you goes to Vince Mandarino for supplying tent space and trackside support for this talented and tough team of drivers.”
For more information on VemmeKart USA, the VemmeKart USA Race Team or the VemmeKart product line, please contact Andy Gernand at 765.620.7727. For more information via e-mail, please contact VemmeKart USA at Info@VemmeKartUSA.com. VemmeKart USA can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VemmeKartUSA or on Instagram by searching @VemmeKartUSA.
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