Coast to coast the karting silly season is in full effect as teams shuffle drivers in anticipation of the upcoming season. For most Canadian teams, they will travel south for the winter to compete in off-season championships where the weather is still warm.
PSL West (formerly CRGWest.ca) is looking to bounce back from a disastrous season in 2014 and they have announced the addition of veteran pilot Matt Jaskol to their roster for the Challenge of the Americas. Jaskol, a native of Las Vegas, Nevada is no stranger to the karting scene and recently competed in the SKUSA SuperNationals with PSL West, but COTA will be his first time racing in a Rotax DD2 powered machine.
Matt has established himself as one of North Americas top racing drivers by racing in formula cars and shifter karts over an illustrious career. Just a few short weeks ago PSL West team owner Danny Kacic and Matt Jaskol put together a program for Matt to race in the S1 Shifter class at the 2014 SuperNationals in Las Vegas. Matt’s speed at the SuperNats was very impressive, topping the charts in Friday practice and qualifying fourth in time trials. Not bad for a guy who spends most of his time in cars these days, working and instructing at Dream Racing, Las Vegas.
Even though Matt has spent most of his life racing cars around the world, he has always had a passion for karting.
In 2015, Matt has decided to get back into doing a full competitive season of karting, rather than just the odd ‘one-off’ race.
“Matt is one of the nicest and most humble guys I have ever met in this sport. We really enjoyed working together in Vegas last month and I am honored to have him join Team PSL West in 2015,” exclaims PSL West team owner Danny Kacic.
The Challenge of the Americas kicks off in Phoenix, Arizona in early January.