SKUSA: Leading Edge Motorsports SuperNationals preview

LEADING EDGE MOTORSPORTS -- SKUSA SUPERNATIONALS PREVIEW Northern California-based kart shop focused on season-ending event in Las Vegas LODI, CA (November 12, 2007) -- Leading Edge Motorsports' Greg Bell will be heading to the Superkarts!...

LEADING EDGE MOTORSPORTS -- SKUSA SUPERNATIONALS PREVIEW
Northern California-based kart shop focused on season-ending event in Las Vegas

LODI, CA (November 12, 2007) -- Leading Edge Motorsports' Greg Bell will be heading to the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals for the 11th straight year this coming weekend, having attended every edition in the race's long and storied history. The knowledgeable race engineer and Lodi, CA shop owner will be bringing a substantial group of drivers to Las Vegas on November 14-18 for this prestigious event, putting competitors on-track in LEM-supported karts in five different classes. After a successful season of competition in the U.S. and Europe, Bell will be looking to cap the 2007 campaign on a high note.

Over the last 11 years, Bell has been continually developing his reputation as one of the most knowledgeable engineers in karting. Working closely with Intrepid chassis importer Champion Racing, the growth of Bell's LEM Trackside Support Program has been positive with both teams and individual drivers benefiting from his knowledge base. In the popular TaG class, which will likely see 80 drivers attempting to qualify for the 40 grid spots available in the SuperNationals main event, Bell will put six LEM-supported drivers into competition, including three from the Diede Racing squad, an LEM works team. Two time Stars of Karting race winner Colin Katzakian will be joined by Troy and Cody Diede in their black Diede Racing Intrepids, while Jared Woolf, Joey Wimsett and Chris Alexander will all pair with Bell while working out of the Champion Racing tent.

In the headline SuperPro class, former SuperNationals winner Lorenzo Mandarino ('05) will carry the Leading Edge flag, looking to score the $10,000 first place prize. In the semi-pro Formula S1 class, Jess Peterson will be shifting gears in his effort to make the podium while former SKUSA 80cc national champion Bryan Eady and event rookie Christina McKnight are primed for competition in the Formula S3 Stock Moto Light class.

"I feel that this year, with the new Intrepid chassis and the driver talent we're bringing into this event, we have as good a chance as the Europeans to win at this year's SuperNats," offered Bell, who was awarded with eKartingNews.com's prestigious Tuner of the Year and Team of the Year honors in 2006. "We have been hard at work on the dyno building some good power and refining our already strong S3 and TaG packages and I expect excellent results out of our racers."

-credit: lem

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