WKA: IRL SoK: Team Top Kart USA Utah preview

Team Top Kart USA: Stars of Karting Utah Preview Bensalem, PA (April 21, 2008) - Coming off a stellar opening round of the Stars of Karting East opener in Ocala, FL, Team Top Kart USA looks to improve on its performance and move into the top...

Team Top Kart USA: Stars of Karting Utah Preview

Bensalem, PA (April 21, 2008) - Coming off a stellar opening round of the Stars of Karting East opener in Ocala, FL, Team Top Kart USA looks to improve on its performance and move into the top sport in the constructor standings. Last season at the Utah round the team took home three victories. Brendan Phinny came home with double victories in JICA while Tyler Thomas grabbed a win in Cadet.

Sweeping the podium in final two at Ocala, Chris Wehrheim, Chris Scribner, and Niel Alberico will be competing in TaG at Miller Motorsports Park. Joining the three drivers will be Neil McCoy who is one of the top drivers in the West. McCoy will be pulling iron man duties, as he will be competing in the Stars Spec ICC category with the support of Glenn Araki and PKS.

Tyler Thomas, Taylor Miinch, Brendan Phinny, and Pierce Baldus will be running the entire Stars schedule. New to the team is Artie Carpenter from the team's dealer Kartsport NW. Artie will be competing a full West schedule with Kartel. Taylor Miinch just finished a very successful test this past weekend turning some of the fastest laps of the test. Look for him to rebound after a disappointing start to the season in Ocala.

Team Top Kart USA has always fielded some of the top Cadet drivers in North America and 2008 in no different. Luis Tyrrell and Carter Williams will be returning to the team after successful 2007 seasons. New to Team Top Kart USA are Mason Chelootz, Garret Grist, Zane Smith, Colton Herta, and Davey Manthei. Currently Grist sits third in points in the East after two strong top five results in his debut with the team.

"We have assembled our best team yet," commented Team Manager Chris Wehrheim. "The Kartel Motorsports crew Joey Hand, Les Hand, and Erik Bartolero are the best in the business and they have really taken the team and the drivers to the next level. We also have Glenn Araki from PKS and Steven Barros from Empire providing support from our entire network. In every category we have drivers capable of winning and we plan to do so."

For more information on Team Top Kart USA please visit www.grandproducts.com. Also check out Kartel Motorsports at www.kartelmotorsports.com.

-credit: ttkusa

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Series Kart
Drivers Chris Wehrheim , Joey Hand , Colton Herta , Tyler Thomas
Teams Williams