Phil Giebler Racing SuperNationals XIV preview

Phil Giebler Racing enters nine drivers in SKUSA SuperNationals Owner/driver Phil Giebler leads a nine-driver Phil Giebler Racing entry this week (Nov. 17-21) in the prestigious Superkarts! USA SuperNationals on the temporary course at the Rio...

Phil Giebler Racing enters nine drivers in SKUSA SuperNationals

Owner/driver Phil Giebler leads a nine-driver Phil Giebler Racing entry this week (Nov. 17-21) in the prestigious Superkarts! USA SuperNationals on the temporary course at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

Giebler, of Huntington Beach, Calif., has a commanding lead in TaG Senior going into the third and final round of the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour championship. The 2007 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year has three victories and a third place in the four main events this year.

Giebler will have three teammates TaG Senior in Lloyd Mack, of Beaumont, Calif., Shawn Cricca, of Simi Valley, Calif., and Jess Peterson, of Sparks, Nev. The class has 84 entries including 2005 Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon, Grand-Am Daytona Prototype sports car drivers Michael Valiante and Oswaldo Negri, Indy Lights driver Joel Miller and international karting stars Gustavo Menezes of California and Emanuele Pagani of Italy.

Mason Daughters, of Polo, Mo., and Juan Diego Maldonado, of Bogota, Colombia, are entered in TaG Junior, Noah Grey, of Dana Point, Calif., and Tate Holleran, of Denver, are in TaG Cadet and Steve Wiener, of Chula Vista, Calif., is in TaG Master.

Grey and Holleran are in contention for the TaG Cadet championship. They each have a main event win this season and are in a close battle with leader Colton Herta, son of former IndyCar driver Bryan Herta.

There are 57 entries in TaG Junior, 45 in TaG Master and 41 in TaG Cadet.

"All of our drivers will be facing the deepest and fastest competition of the season," Giebler said. "We're up to the challenge. Qualifying will be very important because it establishes your starting position for the heat races and points accumulated in the heat races will determine where you start in the main.

"We only have one main event in the SuperNationals and with 40 karts in them, you need a decent starting position to do well. We have a strong team and great equipment and we expect to have good results. It would be a tremendous accomplishment for any of our drivers to stand on the podium in a field that is virtually a 'who's who' of American karting."

Phil Giebler Racing, based in Orange, Calif., uses FA Karts powered by 125cc water-cooled Vortex Racing engines built by Daniel Patino's D-Power Engines, of Huntington Beach, Calif., in TaG Senior, TaG Junior and TaG Master. Grey and Holleran also have FA Karts and are powered by 60cc Vortex MiniRok engines. The entire PGR team will race on MG Tires.

-source: phil giebler racing

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Series Kart
Drivers Bryan Herta , Michael Valiante , Dan Wheldon , Phil Giebler , Joel Miller , Colton Herta