By Karting1 ~ November 29th, 2009. Filed under: Kart Racing News, Karting Podcast.
Listen to what the stars at the Supernats had to say to our roving reporter Alan Dove about how tough it is for F1 and Indy drivers to step up to racing karts against the best!
In this MEGA Podcast Alan speaks to:
1. Sebastien Buemi -F1 driver for Torro Rosso racing an Intrepid in Super Pro KZ2 class
2. Dan Wheldon – Indy Car Champion and Indy 500 winer racig in TaG
3. Gary Catt – Works factory Tony Kart driver racing in Super Pro KZ2
4. David Fore – Works CRG driver and multiple world karting champion racing Super ProKZ2
5. Peter De Bruijn – 1980 karting world champion and winner again in 2005 as team manager
6. Danillo Rossi – 1997 karting world champion with own range of DR karts
7. Gary Carlton – The USA’s man in europe, works CRG driver
8. Dave Sera – Top Aussie racer famous for monster lock ups
9. Michelle Bumgarner – Raced worldwide at highest levels
10. Jake Dennis – Top Bristish KF3 Racing Steps racer
F1 star Sebastien Beumi wasn’t over-joyed with his performance in Vegas but enjoyed the challenge. However the Intrepid team went home with a 1-2-3 finish with Bas Lammers taking home the $10,000 prize. If you are looking for an Intrepid dealer in the UK head over to Griffin Racing at www.griffinracing.org.uk.
Dan Wheldon was again calling karting the ‘purest form of motorsport’. How right he is! Dan is always very keen to give back to karting, and describes the efforts he went to in order to make this event. Dan Wheldon had a lot of his UK karting success mounted on Wright Karts. See for yourself at www.wrightkarts.com where you’ll find Dan Wheldon and JB racing for Wright
Gary Catt was impressed by the pace of his F1 rivals in Super Pro, and is still getting to grips with the KZ kart himself having been brought up exclusively on direct drive. Gary races for the Tony Kart works team, the choice of Michael Schumacher – For more on Tony Karts check out the Strawberry racing website www.strawberryracing.co.uk
Davide Fore is probably the most respected kart driver currently racing, rates the Supernats as maybe the second most important race of the year for KZ karting - and is currently a works CRG driver. CRG have been a dominant force in world karting this year, and for UK competitors interested in CRG go to JJR Motorsport’s website www.jjrmotorsport.com
Peter De Bruijn, World Champion driver in his own time and winner of the World Champs with his driver Oli Oakes running the PDB Gillards. Peter Explains how his focus is still on making Gillard karts among the best in the world. For the latest Gillard karts in the UK go to the Kart Parts UK website www.kartpartsuk.com
Another karting legend Danillo Rossi talks about how the presence of the F1 drivers, and their performance relative to the current crop of karters shows how professional our sport is.
Gary Carlton had a disappointing meeting overall despite an impressive comeback drive in the final. Gary is America’s representative in Europe and is leading the ascendance of American drivers reputation worldwide.
David Sera, a top class Australian karter is at the Supernats to show off the Arrow range of karts. Everyone will recognise David from the lock up videos that we picked up – he even gives us some lock up tips!
Michelle Bumgarner has raced all over the world including at top level European level and has ventured into open wheel and tin top car racing, and featured in one of our own very first special features.
Flying the flag for the Brits abroad Jake Dennis dominated the Junior Tag category and really enjoyed the Junior TaG machines.