Kiwi karters Daniel Bray and Matthew Hamilton are amongst the favourites in the S1 Pro Stock Moto class at the 20th15SKUSASuperNatsS1MattHamilton-1 (2).jpg annual Superkarts USA SuperNationals meeting in Las Vegas this weekend.

With top female driver Tiffany Chittenden and James Blair, the pair are part of a quartet of Kiwis contesting the meeting which starts today and ends on Sunday.

Bray, from Auckland, is a former SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour champion and heads into the meeting second in this season's S1 Pro Stock Moto class points standings behind  last year's SuperNationals class winner and current points leader Danny Formal from Costa Rica.

Christchurch driver Hamilton is a former S4 Masters class winner (2013) at the Las Vegas event, and earlier this year won the feature race at the big Streets of Lancaster street race meeting in California for a second time.

Both are contesting the S1 Pro Stock Moto class, Bray for the GP/VCI Mexico team, Hamilton for the California-based15SKUSASuperNatsKZ2DanielBray-3 (2).jpg Aluminos outfit.

Chittenden is also driving for the Aluminos squad, in her case in the S4 Masters class in which she finished the Final in 18th place at last year's event.

Blair is also driving for the Aluminos squad in the S2 class.

The annual five-day SuperNationals event is contested on a temporary circuit in the car park of the Las Vegas Convention Centre and is America's (and possibly the world's) biggest kart race meeting with over 500 entries over a number of gearbox-equipped and direct drive senior and junior classes.

Over the years the meeting has attracted some of the best kart - and car - racers in the world, including seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher, current F1 drivers Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen, and 2014 IndyCar champion Will Power.

This year's event is no different with current Force India F1 driver Sergio Perez from Mexico and 2016 Indianapolis 50015SKUSASuperNatsS4TiffanyChittenden-1 (2).jpg winner Alexander Rossi contesting the KZ class where they will come up against recently crowned 2016 CIK-FIA KZ class world champion, Paolo de Conto from Italy, and 2016 title runner-up, Frenchman Anthony Abbasse.


CAPTIONS: Kiwi karters Matthew Hamilton (#9NZ black helmet), Daniel Bray (#62) and Tiffany Chittenden (#9NZ green & pink helmet) in action at the 19th annual SKUSA SuperNationals kart race meeting in Las Vegas this time last year. Photo credit: Fast Company/Todd McCall


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