The upcoming Super Karts! USA Supernationals XIII event in Las Vegas, Nev. (Nov. 18-22), will feature some of the world's greatest drivers battling it out in high-performance karts – including Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher, F1 competitors Sebastian Buemi and Nelson Piquet Jr., and a host of national and international karters – and we are pleased to announce that K1 Speed will be taking part as well! At K1 Speed, we are dedicated to the sport of karting and could not miss the largest kart racing event in the country; needless to say we are looking forward to the festivities!
Tony Kart / Red Bull / K1 Speed-sponsored driver Gustavo Menezes will be in Las Vegas to defend his wins at the Supernationals in 2003 and 2004, and will be entering a kart in both the KF2 and TaG Senior classes. This will be Gustavo's first race in the TaG Senior class after competing in the Junior and Cadet divisions over the last six years, but he is excited and up to the challenge. After a season of racing in Europe in the WSK International Series and the CIK-FIA European Championship in the KF3 division, Gustavo has had the opportunity to further develop his skills and is looking forward to putting them to the test this coming weekend in Vegas! We wish Gustavo Menezes the best of luck and expect that he'll perform brilliantly in his Italian 125cc sprint kart.
K1 Speed will also be competing in a favorite event of the SKUSA Supernationals, the famous Machismo 500 endurance race. In 2008, K1 Speed co-owner Boris Said competed in the endurance race along with Alex Tagliani and Joey Hand. This year, K1 Speed will be represented by a team of K1 Race Gear employees and two of our most loyal customers. The team of four will tackle the grueling 500 lap, overnight race and attempt to put Team K1 Speed / K1 Race Gear on the podium! The Machismo 500 race takes place on the same track that Michael Schumacher and the world's greatest karters will be competing on, and is a test of willpower, skill and mettle. Our team of four will be driving open-wheel karts with 390cc Honda 4-stroke engines for 500 laps around the .75-mile track and will surely have their skills and stamina put to the test! We wish our team the best and thank two of our most valued customers for taking part!
If you are a karting enthusiast, we highly recommend you head out to Las Vegas this weekend, as the Supernationals XIII is sure to be one of the biggest and most exciting kart racing events in the country! We can't wait and look forward to seeing the top drivers in action!