Contrary to their team's name, there is little that is chaotic about how Team Chaos does things on the go-kart track.
Wyatt Reisnour, 14, of Jamestown, is the driver for Team Chaos -- a local go-kart team that has been invited to the 13th annual Maxxis Kart Racing national championships next month in South Carolina. Reisnour began go-kart racing around three-and a-half years ago. Reisnour's parents, Leslie and Philip Reisnour, supported their son's decision to race, wholeheartedly.
"We actually had friends who raced out here at Buffalo City Karting in Jamestown that got us kind of into (racing)," Leslie said. "Wyatt had a real talent for finding a good line and we started doing some bigger shows and he started to excel pretty fast at it."
The family has contributed time and resources to help Wyatt find success on the track. Philip built a go-kart track in the family's backyard for practice and serves as crew chief on race day. Leslie helps manage the team's social media, registration and sponsorship, while Wyatt's older brother, Logan, has become head mechanic for Team Chaos.
The family team has appeared at area tracks and has also competed in the Maxxis Midwest Series, where Reisnour competes as a Junior 3. The series includes five races at stops in Kansas, Missouri and South Dakota.
"We made our way to the Maxxis Midwest Series our first year and it's grown from there," Leslie said. "Now he's in the top-10 in the Maxxis Midwest."
After impressive finishes at the first events this season, Reisnour secured his spot at the national championships, scheduled to be held Oct. 11-13 at Thunder Valley Motorplex in Neeses, South Carolina. Reisnour said he has some big aspirations for Team Chaos going in, as he'll be competing against more than his typical 22-24 competitors.
"I'd like to get first place," Reisnour said. "It's going to be really fun or really bad.
"It'll kind of depend on how we do, I guess. This is by far the biggest one."
Team Chaos would like to thank family members Terry and Cheryl Davis and Wanda Reisnour for their support. Leslie added she is proud of her son for earning his way to compete against approximately 40 young drivers gunning for the national title.
"It's not something everybody gets to do," Leslie said. "It's something that out of Jamestown, North Dakota, has never happened, so it's kind of exciting that it is happening to (Wyatt) and he gets to experience it in his last year of racing."