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The power of Penske and New Garden headed for super nuts

After Thanksgiving and waking up from the turkey coma, Team Penske’s Will Power and Josef Newgarden have some fun as their NTT IndyCar Series teammates head to Las Vegas for next week’s Super National Cart event. Note that it can be a little daunting.

The world-famous gathering brings together the hottest young Carters, and some of the sport’s biggest stars, with seven-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher in the 2009 edition, are in numerous classes and age groups. I am participating in.

SuperNational is nothing new to Power, which is IndyCar’s most active cart and also sells its own cart line. New Garden, on the other hand, prepares for many surprises in fiercely competitive events.

“I’m very excited to go to Las Vegas, and I’ve never been to Super Nuts,” two IndyCar Champions told RACER. “I’ve always heard about it, but I haven’t participated in a professional kart race. I think you’ll call it in 7 or 8 years. Maybe longer. So I’m Charlotte’s We had a warm-up race on the GoPro Motorplex, and it was a bit of a wake-up call.

“I was testing in Mid-Ohio last Thursday, so it appeared late, so I appeared on Friday morning and didn’t realize how much advantage they had, and I was really shocked by its huge size. It’s a lot of fun. It really rekindled my enthusiasm for going kart racing and doing it well, and it’s not as much as Will Power to experience that enthusiasm right now. “

Power and New Garden will be thrown among young lions hoping to reach IndyCar or Formula 1 in the coming years.

“I did Super Nuts in the Masters class over the age of 30 in 2019, so this year I’m going to be a senior in the X30 Pro class, which is 80 Carter,” Power said. “We’re over 15 years old, mostly kids aged 15, and we’re on the next level. Some kart world champions are going to race. The best people in the world run this event. Both of us are going to have a tough time. There is no doubt. “

The presence of the Indy500 winner and IndyCar champion in power, and the IndyCar double title winner in the New Garden, humble Penske drivers has given Carter a rising reputation in the field. You can drive aggressively because you only raise it. New Garden isn’t fully prepared to admit the fact that the beatdown is approaching, but is ready to accept whatever fate comes during the December 1-5 contest.

“Well, we were competitors. We love racing and Will has been deeply involved in the kart community over the last few years. We really want to go there and have a good time. But I know Will is serious about winning, “said New Garden.

“If you do, it’s like I’m tagging with him. He’s really working on all the work, and hopefully I’ll celebrate with him in some way. It’s a big challenge. It’s certainly been away from that day for years and you just can’t go back to any day of the week in the hope of winning. Something.

“And if I were a smarter driver, I would definitely have spent more test time before attending this Supernats event! A whopping three days in the car under the belt before coming to Vegas! I’m going to spend it. So it’s a difficult order to dive into this competitive field and expect to know the best results. I’m Will training for it and I really want to win But I’m a racing driver and I want to be successful. I think this year is a year of more learning and exploration. Returning to next season, this time If it doesn’t work, it may work a little better. “ The power of Penske and New Garden headed for super nuts

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