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Star Studded Competitor's List Builds for Performance Karting Super National in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas, November 14, 2010: The 14th annual Super National produced by race series organizer SuperKart USA always seems to attract top drivers from around the world. Like the perfect storm, the combination of racing in the shadows of the high rise mega resorts of Las Vegas, the professional event management and the level of competitor skills seems to bring out the best of the best. Breaking their record with more than 485 registered competitor,s the Super National has become a “must attend” event for one of the widest ranges of driver ages and skill levels. From fourteen year old regional champions running the Junior Stock Moto class to Indy 500 winner Dan Weldon from England who is returning to the program for the third straight year to run in the top Pro level class.

The event will have something for the thousands of spectators to see. With karting often overlooked as being the racing foundation for more than 95% of the world’s top professional drivers, everyone from Danica Patrick to the Busch brothers got their first taste of motorsport competition behind the wheel of a performance go kart. During last year’s Super National, seven-time Formula 1 World Champion Michael Schumacher came out of retirement to get behind the wheel of a kart. While Michael has since returned to the Formula 1 circuit he relied on karting as an important tool for him to remain both in shape and sharp behind the wheel. Joining Weldon this year, Indy driver Raphael Matos will be part of a Brazilian contingent that includes Grand Am and 24-hour Daytona racer Oswaldo Negri Jr. The roster includes competitors from Canada, US, Mexico, Germany, England, Italy, France, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Aruba, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Brazil.

Filling the parking lot at the mega-resort Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, the Super National takes this large slab of asphalt and turns it into an international motorsport competition environment filled with over-the-top team haulers, massive tent mechanical and hospitality structures and major brand sponsors like Honda, Mothers Car Polish, Oakley and most of the top kart manufacturers from around the world. With performance karting being an integral part of the world’s motorsport competitive ladder system, this grassroots level, open wheel format, actually has a tremendous following in more than 70 countries around the globe. The US performance karting market includes sprint, dirt oval, road racing, and the fastest growing segment, indoor competition. The combination of all of these formats puts more than 1 million enthusiasts behind the wheel of performance oriented go karts annually.

Performance Karting offers spectators a unique chance to view a majority of the track from many different vantage points and like last year, the SKUSA organization will provide ample bleacher seating where everyone can follow the action all week long. Enthusiasts can follow the practice and preliminary heats from Wednesday through Friday with the special event pass for $55.00 or individual Saturday and Sunday race-day passes for $20.00. As the leading trade association for the performance Karting Industry, Kart Industry Council will have a member showcase and hospitality pavilion set along vendor row with a viewing patio of the track. As part of the association’s extreme makeover campaign, we will be talking to manufacturers, distributors, importers, dealers and track owners about the association’s new educational direction and consumer marketing campaign.

The SKUSA Super National will start on Wednesday, November 17th with daily practice and heat elimination running through Friday. The finals for all of the classes will take place on both Saturday and Sunday.

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