Taking on the 16th running of the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals last week in Las Vegas, Nevada, new Canadian Tony Kart importer Pserra Racing would excel on their new green machines. Two team drivers battled the world’s best on the temporary circuit set in the parking lot of the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, located just off the famous Las Vegas Strip. While they may not have hit the jackpot, both faired well in their respective classes and put Pserra at the forefront of the prestigious and competitive event. Young Antonio Serravalle would turn heads in the youngest class of the event, scoring a phenomenal second place podium finish against some stiff competition.
Up-and-coming karting standout Antonio Serravalle would take on 68 drivers in the racy TaG Cadet category and impress with his fast and consistent results. With impressive showings in European karting competition in 2012, Serravalle quickly became one of the drivers to beat in the international field. Friday’s official on track activity would see the ten-year-old start the weekend off with finesse as Serravalle would best the field by taking the coveted pole position. With the preferred starting position secured for the three-heat race flight format, Serravalle would be in great shape for the wheel-to-wheel racing action. A clean start to Friday’s first heat saw Serravalle get away with the lead, while things started to get racy behind him. Succumbing to pressure by lap four, the rising talent fought his way back and was challenging for the win on the last lap but had to settle for second at the stripe.
Saturday’s final two heats saw Serravalle miss out on the holeshot for heat two. Continually dicing for the top spot, Serravalle eventually fell back to finish a respectable fourth. The third and final heat saw Serravalle back with another second place result. Back on track the following day for Super Sunday and the TaG Cadet main event, Serravalle wasted little time getting himself into the lead. In an entertaining 15-lap final, Serravalle and a fellow competitor swapped spots for the lead lap after lap. With the SuperNats win coming down to the final lap, as Serravalle was enthralled in the ultimate battle with drivers going three wide at times, the Pserra pilot would just be nipped for the win at the checkered flag. Serravalle’s second place podium result at arguably one of the world’s toughest karting competitions was a great way to finish off his 2012 season and will give him momentum heading into 2013.
“Being at the top of the time charts all week and weekend long, I really couldn’t be prouder of Antonio’s performance in Las Vegas,” noted Pserra Racing owner and Antonio’s father, Peter Serravalle. “Add in the competitive international field and the fact that Antonio was one of the youngest drivers in competition, it really says something about his dedication and skill level. The 2013 season is just around the corner and I expect Antonio will to continue to grow and excel in his racing craft.”
Joining the Pserra Racing operation to battle the best shifter kart pilots from around the world in the headline KZ2 class was Dane Andreas Fasberg. Clocking 14th quick against the field of 33 drivers, Fasberg avoided the treacherous barriers and melees to score two tenths and a 14th place result in the three heats. A solid effort in Sunday’s main event saw the Italian resident score a respectable top-ten finish after crossing the stripe ninth.
Pserra Racing will now turn their attention to the 2013 Florida Winter Tour. With a full slate of European tuners, always-fast Pserra engines, the brand new line of 2013 Tony Karts in stock, as well as full hospitality under the team tent, Pserra Racing can take care of all your Florida Winter Tour needs. Pricing varies for different classes and events, so interested parties are asked to contact Pserra Racing for further details.
For more information on Antonio Serravalle, please visit www.antonioserravalle.com. For more information about Pserra Racing, the Pserra Racing team, the Tony Kart chassis line, Beta tools and OTK parts, as well as Pserra’s engine program and arrive and drive programs, please visit their website, www.pserraracing.com or contact them toll free at 1.877.880.6455.