Sponsored Drivers

From sponsoring many series around the United States to sponsoring drivers, we do our best to give back to the sport we love. Check out our 2024 sponsored drivers. Since karting is the stepping stone to being a professional race car driver, look out… one day you might see them in your favorite pro racing series.

In the past years our Acceleration drivers were able to bring home hundreds of podium finishes, ROK the RIO and SuperNationals victories, and championships in local, regional, and national series. We are looking forward to each of our driver’s journey in 2024 and are excited to be a part of it.


Chase Hand

Wilton, CA

  • 2018: All Star Karting Junior I 206 Champion
  • 2018: All Star Karting Mini Swift Champion
  • 2019: All Star Karting II 206 Champion
  • 2019: KPX Championship 2nd Place
  • 2021: SKUSA Winter Series KA100 Jr Champion
  • 2021: ROK Winter Tour 100cc Jr Champion
  • 2021: USPKS Championship KA100 Jr 3rd Place
  • 2022: USPKS Championship KA100 Sr 5th Place
  • 2023: Challenge of the Americas karting race winner
  • 2023: 7 wins and 15 podiums in 20 races

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing
  • Arai Helmets
  • Corby Concepts
  • GearWrench Tools
  • GFC
  • Joey Hand Racing, LLC
  • Kart Sport NA (Vantage Karting Group)
  • RLV
  • Sinister Diesel
  • Sparco
  • Strive Motorsports
  • Swedetech

Favorite Quote

  • “If you have everything under control you’re not going fast enough.” -Mario Andretti

Chase Riddering

Menifee, CA

  • 2023: Tri-C SoCal Chill Challenge 2nd Place
  • 2023: T4 Race to the Nations Cup Kid Kart Champion
  • 2023: Tri-C Karters Kid Kart Championship 2nd Place

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing
  • Burgeson’s Home Services
  • Force Demolition Inc
  • Environmental Regulatory Compliance LLC
  • Toyota of Redlands Motorsports
  • JRC Real Estate Investments
  • Apache Rental Group
  • Race Factory
  • Croc Promotion US

Favorite Quote

  • “The winner ain’t the one with the fastest car, it’s the one that refuses to lose.” – Dale Earnhardt

Daniel Ramirez

Orange, CA

  • 2022: Tri-C Karters Championship TaG Micro 3rd Place
  • 2023: Tri-C Karters Championship TaG Mini Champion
  • 2023: SKUSA ProKart Challenge Mini Swift 6th Place

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing
  • Speed Ventures
  • Rolotech Car Wraps
  • SuperSpeed Bearings

Favorite Quote

  • “It’s OK to make mistakes but learn from them if you want to be successful.”

Hudson Hidalgo

Burbank, CA

  • 2020: LAKC Kid Kart Novice Champion
  • 2021: LAKC Kid Kart Expert Championship 2nd Place
  • 2021: AMP Karting Invitational Kid Kart 3rd Place
  • 2022: California Nights LO206 Cadet Championship 3rd Place
  • 2022: Driver on discovery+ original “Baby Drivers”
  • 2023: Tri-C Karters Championship TaG Mini Champion
  • 2023: SKUSA ProKart Challenge Mini Swift 6th Place
  • 2023: AMP Winter Championship LO206 Cadet 4th Place
  • 2023: Tri-C Karters Championship Micro Swift 5th Place
  • 2023: Tillotson Nations Cup Valencia Spain Junior – Top Finisher in Class for USA – 19th/38
  • 2023: KGV Copa De Kart Granja Viana, São Paulo, Brazil Round 7 – 6th
  • 2023: SoCal Chill Challenge Championship Tag Micro 2nd Place

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing
  • Sanner Race Engines
  • Eurozone

Favorite Quote

  • “You win some, Lose some, and wreck some.”
    -Dale Earnhardt

Keegan Ellsworth

Cherry Valley, CA

  • 2018: Pacific Association of Karting Honda Kid Kart A Series Champion
  • 2019: Los Angeles Kart Club Honda Kid Kart Expert 2nd Place
  • 2019: Set 5 Honda Kid Kart track records at Cal Speed Kart Facility
  • 2021: Tri-C Micro Swift Championship 3rd Place
  • 2022: Top ten in every SKUSA California ProKart Challenge Mini Swift Race
  • 2023: SKUSA Pro Kart Mini Swift Round Two 3rd Place

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing
  • Tom Bell Chevrolet

Favorite Quote

  •  “You must always strive to be the best, but you must never believe that you are.”  – Juan Manuel Fangio

Malcolm Mancias

Las Vegas, NV

  • 2022: Participated in both Los Angeles Kart Club and Tri-C races and was able to podium 4 times in just a handful of kid kart races
  • 2023: Completed first season of Micro racing and even raced in Melbourne, Australia!

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing

Favorite Quote

  • “Winners never quit.”

Nixon Ellsworth

Cherry Valley, CA

  • 2018: Pacific Association of Karting Honda Kid Kart A Series Championship 2nd Place
  • 2018: Los Angeles Kart Club Honda Kid Kart Novice 2nd Place
  • 2019: Los Angeles Kart Club Honda Kid Kart Expert 3rd Place
  • 2021: Los Angeles Kart Club Micro Swift Championship 3rd Place
  • 2022: SKUSA Protour Round 3 top 10 in Mini Swift Class
  • 2022: SKUSA California ProKart Mini Swift Championship 2nd Place
  • 2023: SKUSA Pro Kart Mini Swift Round Two 4th Place

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing
  • Tom Bell Chevrolet

Favorite Quote

  • “If you no longer go for a gap that exists, you are no longer a racing driver.” -Aryton Senna

Paul Hart Jr.

Cortlandt Manor, NY

  • 2016: Oakland Valley Racepark Kid Kart Champion
  • 2017: Oakland Valley Racepark Kid Kart Champion
  • 2017: Northeast Super Series Kid Kart Champion
  • 2017: New York State Kid Kart Champion
  • 2018: Oakland Valley Racepark Micro Swift Champion
  • 2019: Oakland Valley Racepark Mini Swift Championship 2nd Place
  • 2020: Oakland Valley Racepark Mini Swift Championship 3rd Place
  • 2021: SMACS Spartan Series Mini Swift Champion
  • 2021: New York State Mini Swift Champion
  • 2021: Oakland Valley Racepark Mini Swift Champion
  • 2022: New York State Championship TAG Junior 2nd Place
  • 2023: Cup Karts North America Junior 3rd in Northeast
  • 2023: SMACS Spartan Series Junior TAG Champion
  • 2023: New York State Champion Junior TAG
  • 2023: OVRP Open 206 Champion
  • 2023: OVRP Junior TAG Champion

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing
  • The Black Dog
  • Pit Posse
  • Motul USA
  • OGIO
  • GoPro
  • PKT Axles
  • EVS Sports

Favorite Quote

  • “Go to the max and then try to go a little more!”

Sebastian Matyjaszczyk

Las Vegas, NV

  • 2022: Los Angeles Kart Club Kid Kart Novice Championship 5th Place
  • 2023: Tri-C Karters Kid Kart Champion
  • 2023: Los Angeles Kart Club Kid Kart Champion

Sponsors

  • Acceleration Kart Racing

Favorite Quote

  • ”Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but do it like you love it.” – Cus D’Amato