Las Vegas, NV – The SKUSA SuperNationals have come and gone, and another group of SwedeTech customers have added their name to the exclusive list of “SuperNationals Winner”. Derek Crockett (S2), Jimmy McNeil (S4), Daniel Langon (S5), and Joao Ricardo Queiroz Vieira (Tag Jr.) were all first time winners.
Alex Speed (S1) has been participating at the SuperNationals since 1998, with main event victories in 2000 (Jr. 80), 2001 (what was then called S1, is now the S2 class), and now in 2010 (S1).
Other SwedeTech customers did a fantastic job in the headline S1 class with Indy Dontje finishing third, Jason Toft in fourth, and Mike Beeney secured the fifth podium position.
With Derek Crockett sweeping qualifying, the heats and the main event, a few other SwedeTech drivers were driving hard to secure their place in the S2 record books. Cody Diede had a strong performance to finish third. Cameron Eggers was consistent all week long and came home with a well deserved fourth.
The S4 class had a bizarre series of events as the race had a few red flags due to heavy wind gusts moving the temporary course. At the end, SKUSA went Nascar style, and flew a green, white, checkered to end the main. Jimmy McNeil crossed the line first with an excellent performance by Eddie Olpin to finish second. Eduardo Pena rounded out the top five.
After the S5 qualifying session, Daniel Langon controlled the class from the front of the field. Langon almost pulled off a sweep of the class, but was spoiled by the second place finisher, Kiel Spaulding, who won one heat race after starting 30th.
The SuperNationals also served as the last leg of the 2010 SKUSA Pro Tour. After missing the first two rounds, Alex Speed had multiple wins to secure the runner up spot in the S1 Pro Tour Championship. STA teammate, Jason Toft, finished only five points away from a third place place.
Derek Crockett secured the S2 #1 plate after sweeping the SuperNationals and winning multiple events on the Pro Tour. Matt Alcorn finish second after a heartbreaking mechanical failure on the white flag lap at the SuperNationals. Cody Diede was consistent all year long, and earned the #4 plate.
By Dominating the S5 SuperNationals, Daniel Langon traveled back to NorCal with a SuperNationals victory and the Pro Tour #1 plate.
Eduardo Martins continues to show up at various big events in the G1 class. This year, he will add the #2 plate to his collection. And from Team Visalia, Darrell Tunnell will have the national #6 on his kart for 2011.
Team STA’s Jr. Tag driver, Austin Thomas, has been a regular at the Infineon karting center for a few years. This was the first time he would participate in a full national series. For his efforts, Austin earned the national #4.
Now that the SuperNationals and SKUSA Pro Tour are in the books, it is time to take a small breather and look forward to an exciting 2011 Season. For some winter reading, visit www.superkartsusa.com/national/skusa-supernationals/about.html . This will give you an over view of the 14 year history of the SKUSA SuperNationals.
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