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14Oct 2015

The Top Kart chassis triumph at the Rotax Max Challenge Asia Championship category MicroMax placing their own drivers in the first four places.
The success is replicated at the  Malaysia Championship with TOP KART ASIA pilots in the top three.
Drivers: Akmal Mohammad Ashibli (Indonesia) Asia Champion MicroMax and vice champion Rava Mahup (Indonesia). At the Rotax Max Challenge Malaysian Championship, always MicroMax category, champion  Afiq Hairul, vice champion Oscar Ng.

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22Sep 2015

Domain of the Top-Kart racers in the Norwegian Cup 2015.

In the MINI class absolute winner Petter Bjornstad, class JR60 Top-Kart pilots win the first-place podium with Jonas Rod and third place with Jonas B.Helgevold.

Even in KFJ class the supremacy of Top-Kart pilots is achieved by winning the first place by Tobias Nyberg and the second place with Guro Majormoen.

18Sep 2014

September 18, 2014 – Indianapolis, IN – The 2014 season is coming to a close, but that isn’t stopping up and coming sportsman driver Jason Welage from aspiring to get the most out of the current season and prepping for 2015. Jason and the Welage family will be joining Top Kart USA for the remainder of the 2014 season. He will be making his debut with the team this weekend at the RoboPong event and the final WKA Manufacture’s Cup event to finalize the 2014 season with much anticipated testing before the beginning of the 2015 season.

Jason currently sits in second position in Cadet and third in the Yamaha Sportsman category in the WKA Manufacturer’s Cup championship.

“I would like to thank the entire McLaughlin family for this opportunity,” commented Jason’s father Greg Welage. “We are all very excited to be a part of the Top Kart USA team and our focus is to win championships moving forward! We can’t wait to get started. Roll Blue!”

Jason Welage added, “I loved the kart the first time in the seat, it’s AMAZING! Bring on RoboPong.”

“We are excited to have Jason and the Welage family on board the Top Kart chassis for the remainder of the 2014 season getting a great head start into 2015, stated Blake Diester of Top Kart USA. They are a hard working family looking to get Jason the up front action that he deserves and have chosen the right support team to help them reach their goals.”

18Sep 2014

Top Kart USA continued making a strong presence in the United States Pro Kart Series at last weekend’s exciting stop at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. Across seven classes, the Top Kart drivers finished with a slew of top-tens, strong finishes, and made claimed the championship titles in Yamaha Junior and TaG Junior. All in all, it was yet another successful weekend for the ever-growing, championship winning Top Kart USA squad.

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In the Leopard 125 Pro division, Phil DeLaO was ready to fight in the strong field that showed up to New Castle this past weekend. After a strong battle, DeLaO finished fifth in Saturday’s event. His luck didn’t follow him through to Sunday, however, finishing 25th. Calvin Stewart’s weekend didn’t start out on top, getting disqualified in Saturday’s race, but he pulled through with a 16th place finish on Sunday.

Giovanni Bromante pulled out a solid top-ten finish in Mini ROK Saturday, finishing in the seventh position. His teammate Pauly Massimino wanted a taste of Bromante’s finish on Sunday, but the two ended up battling it out for 15th and 16th. Bromante continued to push for a podium and succeeded in doing so in Yamaha Cadet on Saturday, turning out a fifth place finish. Just missing a podium fight, Bromante finished eighth Sunday. His teammate Massimino fought hard in the Cadet group as well, but finished just inside the top-20 consecutively.

he Yamaha Senior Pro driver Killian Keaveny was not taking “no” for an answer all weekend, pulling out a sixth and seventh in both finals, respectively. Dakota Pesek subscribed to the same drive throughout the weekend, but came out with a solid tenth Saturday but fell to an 11th place spot on Sunday’s final. With the weekend’s results, Pesek claimed third in the overall Yamaha Senior points championship.

Top Kart USA’s talented Yamaha Junior class was ready to make a championship statement in USPKS’s final series installment. Zach Holden came ready to defend his champion status, securing a second consecutive Yamaha Junior class championship with his fifth and third place finishes in New Castle. David Malukas wasn’t far behind with a seventh place finish on Sunday, and battled his teammate, Holden all the way through to the finish Sunday, taking second place. Sheldon Mills also finished strong on Saturday with ninth; however Sunday didn’t prove to be as lucky for him, finishing just outside the top-ten.

Owen Mahle could practically taste that first place victory but ended up finishing third on Saturday. Ready for another chance at victory, Mahle fought hard and ended the day in the eighth position.

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The team’s success continued in the junior categories in Leopard Junior. David Malukas put a stamp on his championship campaign by going 1-1 on the weekend and claiming the TaG Junior championship title. Malukas was fast straight of the hauler and now looks to finish out the season with more race wins and the SKUSA Pro Tour title in Las Vegas this November. Both Zach Holden and Abby McLaughlin had up and down weekends in the category. On Saturday Holden had a DNF, but rebounded with a strong third place podium finish on Sunday. McLaughlin finished 11th on Saturday, but DNF’d on Sunday.

“We are very pleased with the results that the team has been able to accomplish this season in USPKS,” stated Top Kart USA’s Blake Deister. “All of our hard work and efforts have paid off. Next year will be an even bigger and brighter year, as we look to bring an even bigger showing along with a number of race wins and podium finishes. Top Kart has walked away with a total of 12 wins in the eight race series, which is more than any other constructor in the organization.”

Top Kart USA is now booking arrive and drive opportunities as well as tent and transportation services to the SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals. Contact the Top Kart USA offices for details.

30Jul 2014

With a short trip to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PittRace) in Wampum, Pennsylvania, Top Kart USA would enter a handful of drivers in the fifth and sixth rounds of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS). With already a stout resume with their 2014 results, the Indianapolis based team would add more victories and podiums as they enter into the second half of the 2014 karting season.

“Though our results speak for themselves, we had a win that was taken away in post tech,” explained Bill McLaughlin. “Due to the fact that it was a non performance enhancing item, the USPKS reversed the decision and awarded us the victory that we deserved as well as reinstated all the competitors that were deemed illegal with the same issue. This is a great call by USPKS as they look to make sure their customers remain happy.”

Competing in the Yamaha Pro division, Dakota Pesek continued his string of podium results as he was once again at the front of the field. Taking the main event victory on Saturday, the talented competitor proved it was no fluke by returning Sunday to cross the line in second. Killean Keaveny would also add a pair of top ten results with seventh and sixth place finishes.

Top Kart USA would enter three drivers in the Yamaha Junior division and come home with a pair of victories. Saturday Zach Holden would stand atop the blocks while David Malukas found his way to the front of the field on Sunday after a disappointing DNF in Saturday’s competition. Holden would also add a sixth place result Sunday while Sheldon Mills would narrowly miss the top ten with an 11th place result.

Pauly Massimino and Giovanni Bromante would enter the Vortex Mini Rok class and have mixed results. Massimino would back up his 11th place run on Saturday with a seventh place finish Sunday while Bromante would finish 12th and 11th respectively. Bromante would also see action behind the wheel of his Yamaha powered Top Kart and after finishing in the fourth position, was removed from the results for a non performance enhancing rear bumper rule.

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Owen Mahle would be the lone entry in the Yamaha Rookie class and would stand on the podium on Saturday. Coming home with a third place finish, Mahle was hoping to improve two more positions on Sunday but would fail to complete the full race distance.

 In the ever-competitive TaG Junior field, controversy would rule the day on Sunday after multiple top ten finishes on Saturday. Holden and Malukas would finish ninth and tenth respectively to complete the first official event day however on Sunday, several Top Kart drivers would be in the top five. With Malukas out early, Holden stole the show as weather moved into the area and secured a dominant victory in wet and tricky conditions. However, post race the top five drivers would be excluded from the results for not having an over flow bottle on their radiator.

Though non-performance enhancing, the rule is in the book and was initially enforced. With outrage from competitors, families and teams, the United States Pro Kart Series reversed the technical disqualifications on Wednesday July 30th, reinstating Holden as the winner and adding to Top Kart USA’s weekend total.

Abby McLaughlin would also be at the front of the TaG Junior field and would take the point during Saturday’s main event. Settling into second and pacing with the leader, McLaughlin and, with the first and third place competitors began to draw away from the field. However, on lap three, McLaughlin and the leader were taken out by a blatant maneuver by the third place competitor.