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EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 25 – Preview Series – Pro Shifter
Friday, 11 November 2022 18:44

Shifterkart racing was the basis of the Superkarts! USA organization when it began in the 1990s. The thrill and speed of six-gear machines an inch off the ground drew the attention gearheads across the country. The growth eventually led to a gathering in Las Vegas that would become the SKUSA SuperNationals.

From the opening event in 1997, history was made with three classes competing, all around the gearbox engine platform. The legendary status was established with Alex Barron the first name etched in history. Darren Elliott, Memo Gidley and Scott Speed joined as the four founding winners of the SuperNationals in the headline division of S1. The shifterkart craze expanded, bringing on the need for a SuperPro category to take the spotlight. Ron White, Wesley Boswell, Jason Bowles, Lorenzo Mandarino and Gary Carlton became the next names on the list as the top North American shifterkart drivers of their time. It was in 2007 with the welcoming of the factory drivers from Europe that opened the SuperNationals to the international stage. Marco Ardigo, Jonathan Thonon, Bas Lammers and Anthony Abbasse were the new stars of the show. Read full story on eKartingNews.com