Oka, (Quebec, Canada) - January 5, 2022. Thomas Nepveu is eager to get back behind the wheel over the two coming weekend aboard top-level karts where he is aiming for podium results every time out. The new season, his 10th in karting, will be a reprise of his 2021 season, when he took part in 18 top-level SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) and ROK Cup USA (ROK) kart races even while changing support teams, kart manufacturer and engine supplier midway through the season.
“I'm super excited to get back to racing so quickly after our excellent result at the last race of the 2021 season and I expect that we will be competitive right from the start of the season. I know that the kart is quick at Homestead as that machine has already won there. We have some work to do for Pompano Beach to find one or two tenths of a second in order to move up to the lead pack and go for a solid top-5 finish or better. We know the kart will be good, we just need to work harder and find that extra speed in a very competitive field,” said the young professional driver ready to apply 2021’s lessons and learn new one in this coming season.
Thomas Nepveu and his Sporting Manager, Coy Arbour, worked hard in practice sessions and in races to make the team into a competitive entity in the latter part of the season after discovering the characteristics of their new Kart Republic machine and engines in the X30 Senior class, the most competitive one in top level kart racing in America. The team closed out the season on a promising note, as Thomas Nepveu won two qualifying Heat races and finished 5th in his last kart race of the season, against an entry of more than 80 kart in his class.
The young driver plans to participate in at least 11 kart races over the coming season, starting over the next two weekends with the SuperKarts! USA “Winter Series” in the X30 Senior class (January 8 to 10, two rounds - SKUSA) and followed with the ROK Cup USA “Florida Winter Tour” in the ROK Senior class (January 15 to 17). His program in the USF2000 series has already been announced separately.