The North American importer of the PCR chassis line is set to contest in the 13th annual Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals taking place at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. With drivers entered in TaG Junior, S3 and KF2, Overdrive Motorsports will look to bring SuperNats glory home north of the border.
Competing in KF2 will be senior front runner and Rotax standout Tyler Wheeler. The Canadian pilot has years of experience in competition by racing at the Rotax Max World Finals on three different occasions as well as multiple race wins and championships in Western Canada. This will be Wheeler’s first battle in a KF2 machine but multiple days of testing with tuner Joey Guyon has seen the talented pilot get up to speed quickly. Wheeler will battle with some of the world’s best 100cc pilots as he looks to run at the pointy end of the field.
Overdrive Motorsports will enter two drivers in the TaG Junior divisions as Emily Maddison and Austin King are set to battle with 64 other competitors. Maddison has been tearing up the junior ranks in Calgary by claiming the past two Calgary Kart Racing Clubs Rotax Junior championships and becoming the first female to win a championship in club history. With great success on her Rotax package, Maddison will work with tuner Clayton Snow and look to carry the momentum over to the Leopard package.
2009 saw Canadian pilot Austin King enjoy his first year of regional competition. King travelled to both the Gatorz Challenge of the Americas as well as the Western Canadian Championships where he scored his strongest results of the year. With two podiums and a third place result in the title chase, King will look to battle in the front half of the TaG Junior field in Sin City as he work’s with Ontario’s Kyle Herder.
Overdrive Motorsports’ final competitor will be Jake Thompson, who last saw SuperNationals action back in 2005. Thompson, who was the ’04 Intercontinental C Canadian National Champion, has been honing his skills behind the wheel of a race car as he claimed the fifth position in the Volkswagon Jetta TDI championship scoring two wins. Thompson is no stranger to the sport of karting as the former Intercontinental C and Rotax front runner will do battle in the S3 division below the shadows of the Rio. Thompson will work with former karter Joel Peterson in their search for a SuperNationals podium.
“This year the odkarts.com factory team has entered its top drivers along with up-coming talent,” stated Overdrive Motorsports’ Joey Guyon. “We are all excited and well prepared for battle - the atmosphere will be electric!"
For more information on Overdrive Motorsports, please contact Joey Guyon at 403.270.0160 or via e-mail to info@OverdriveKarts.com or visit them online at www.OverdriveKarts.com