Tyler won his first national final as a kart racer--the 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Grand Nationals held at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina.
Just a few months ago, Tyler Wettengel (Kart Republic) broke his arm in a race at the GoPro facility. Back and healthy, Wettengel drove great throughout the day to end as the winner in the KA100 Junior class. Brooke Nachtmann (Tony Kart) was the top qualifier, however, Wettengel won both heat races. Wettengel jumped out to the lead in the Final, with Donald Whorton II (FA Kart) jumping on his bumper. The two ran 1-2 with Whorton waiting until the end to make the move. Wettengel responded, and held off Whorton at the line by 93 thousandths of a second.