S1 Pro Stock Moto champion Jarred Campbell (Photo: dromophotos.com)
The California ProKart Challenge completed its 11th season at the end of September, celebrating another successful season of shifterkart and TaG competition featuring some of the best racers in the western half of the United States. The flagship Superkarts! USA regional program completed its six-event series at the recent Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix on September 26-27. The 2015 California PKC featured over 300 competitors on the season, up nearly 30% from a year ago. Taking on six distinct circuits, 11 drivers rose up above the rest to claim the 2015 California ProKart Challenge championships.
Vemme Kart/Extreme Karting S1 Pro Stock Moto rookie Jarred Campbell led the championship from start to finish, earning his first title as a Senior driver. Campbell opened up the season with two victories, adding a third in Round Five after two straight runner-up finishes to secure the top spot in the standings. Two-time defending champion Billy Musgrave could only muster two podium finishes in six rounds of racing, placing second in the championship chase. Matias Podboj matched his same results as 2014, finishing the year in the third position in the point standings with a best finish of runner-up in Round Two.
Matt Hamilton celebrating his S1 Pro Stock Moto victory at Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix (Photo: EKN)
It was another memorable finish to the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix Sunday, as the event hosted the main events in front of another excited crowd of spectators that lined the track in the southern California city. Nearly 150 competitors wrapped up the California ProKart Challenge finale event in what is the fast street race in the west. Eight race groups, featuring 10 class winners celebrated on the BLVD podium ceremonies following the on-track action. Nothing was more exciting then headline category with New Zealand driver Matt Hamilton making the long journey to compete with the NorCal-based Aluminos squad, beating out the former S1 Pro Stock Moto winners to claim the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix victory. Read full story on eKartingNews.com
Day one of the 2015 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix went into the books on Saturday as nearly 150 competitors took part in the opening on-track sessions for the seventh annual event in Southern California. Eight race groups took on the challenging street circuit for two rounds of practice, qualifying and the first round of heat races to set the stage for Sunday’s events. The weather was hot, much like it has been for the previous additions of the SOLGP program, nearly reaching triple digits. The racing on track was clean for the majority of the day, with the few run-ins with the barriers from time to time. The headline S1/S2 race group is shaping up to be a great battle going into Sunday, as is the rest of the categories here to close out the California ProKart Challenge championship season. Read full story on eKartingNews.com
Pre-entries are still ROLLIN’ in steadily at the SKUSA offices for SuperNationals 19, and drivers and teams can now submit their requests for a pit spot. All information has been posted, including the pit/venue map and how to rent a tent. Please read all directions carefully before submitting your pit spot reservation – incomplete requests will be rejected. NOTE: An early bird discount on tents is again being offered by Source 1, so it’s a good time to finalize your team and get those plans and your pit layout locked in!