Aussies Invade Vegas

This year’s Superkarts! USA SuperNationals event will have a distinctly Australian flavour with 35 drivers from ‘Down Under’ making the trip to Las Vegas in America for this weekend’s event.

Held on a temporary circuit adjacent to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, this year’s 22nd running of the SuperNationals has attracted more than 500 entries from no less than 33 countries.

Australia has two drivers defending the crowns they won in 2017 with Queenslander Kris Walton returning in the X30 Masters class while Sydney-sider Joshua Car, who is this year based in America competing in the US Formula 4 Series, will defend his X30 Senior title.

Kris Walton leading Kip Foster on his way to victory in the 2017 SKUSA SuperNationals (Pic: Coopers Photography)

Western Australian Kip Foster has been a front-runner at the event for numerous years and is a two-time winner. He and Walton are among seven Australians on the X30 Masters entry list.

Car will also have six fellow Australians in his X30 Senior field, including 17-time Australian Champion David Sera who is making a return in 2018.

Former Australian Champions Joshua Fife and Troy Loeskow are two of four Australian drivers lining up against the best KZ drivers. They will be joined on the grid by Kye Cavedon and Jac Preston.

This weekend’s event sees the IAME KA100 engine make its SuperkartsUSA! debut with the KA100 Junior and Senior classes taking to the circuit. Five drivers will be flying the Aussie flag for the Junior drivers while New South Wales driver Oscar Priest and Western Australians Scott Foster and Jake Sawyer will line up in the Senior ranks.

Australian Cadet 9 Champion Lewis Francis will lead the charge for the three Australian youngsters in the Micro Swift class while Aiva Anagostiadis is expected to do the same in Mini Swift.

Queenslander Jason Faint has proved to be a contender in the Master Shifter class over the past few years having started on the front row of the final previously, he will again chase the elusive winner’s trophy this weekend.

James Wharton, who has spent the past seven weeks competing in Europe, will complete double duties lining up in both the X30 and KA100 Junior classes.


Practice for the event begins tonight (Australian time), a full schedule can be found by clicking HERE.

2018 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals – Australian competitors

#17 Troy Loeskow
#43 Jac Preston
#70 Joshua Fife
#80 Kye Cavedon

Master Shifter
#422 Jason Faint

X30 Senior
#310 Cameron Longmore
#314 Leigh Nicolaou
#321 Reece Cohen
#333 Justin Francis
#341 Jordi Marcon
#395 Joshua Car
#396 David Sera

X30 Master
#502 Scott Saunders
#503 Wagner Cardoso
#520 Kip Foster
#523 Barbara Anagnostiadis
#526 Jason Burns
#529 Michael Patrizi
#568 Kris Walton

KA100 Senior
#904 Scott Foster
#930 Oscar Priest
#996 Jake Sawyer

X30 Junior
#707 Jaiden Pope
#711 Jonathon Marcusson
#713 James Wharton
#749 Luke Pink
#751 Angus Wallace

KA100 Junior
#600 Ben Taylor
#613 James Wharton
#616 Coady Gorringe
#696 Luke Sawyer

Mini Swift
#119 Jake Santalucia
#142 Aiva Anagnostiadis

Micro Swift
#49 Kristian Janev
#83 Lewis Francis
#96 Peter Bouzinelos