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 Important News

Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix to Host California ProKart Challenge Finale
Saturday, 20 September 2014 11:26

The city streets of Lancaster will be busy with action on September 27-28 when the California ProKart Challenge completes the 2014 season (Photo: dromophotos.com)

The final weekend of racing for Superkarts! USA’s California ProKart Challenge is quickly approaching. September 26-28 will mark the championship finale weekend for the series, taking place at the sixth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. The city of Lancaster, California – roughly an hour north of the Los Angeles metropolitan area – will welcome racers and teams from all across the country. This will be the fourth straight year for the California PKC program at this venue – working directly with the city to make this a fun event for both those on the track and the many spectators expected throughout the weekend at this city-wide street festival.

The final weekend of the California ProKart Challenge is run differently than the proceeding events of the 2014 season. The first five rounds of this season have offered single race days, including a full day of unofficial practice on Friday. The sixth and final round of competition in Lancaster will be a two-day event. Practice sessions, qualifying, and the first heat race will be contested on Saturday. The second heat, along with the feature races, will be held on Sunday. The format ensures maximum track time for all competitors, as well as ensuring a fun two-day festival for spectators to enjoy.
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Rule Clarifications and Upcoming Rule Changes: Honda cylinders, SKUSA TAG classes and IAME/X30
Friday, 19 September 2014 17:54

Honda Cylinders:

Many of the previous complaints regarding the 01/02 cylinders have subsided – as builders, tuners, and drivers have learned to deal with the differences in these cylinders. At this time, SKUSA is not planning on making any changes to the current rule structure for these engines/cylinders.

SKUSA TAG classes:

  • TAG Junior: This class will continue to be a Leopard engine only thru 2015. For 2016, the class will become an X30 engine only.
  • TAG Senior and TaG Master: Effective October 18, 2014 (30 days from this notice), the X30 engine weight will be reduced to 365 lbs in TaG Senior and 392 lbs in TaG Master. This will be the final weight adjustment for 2014.
    • A new X30 PDF published on the SKUSA website today, September 19, reflects the addition of carbon fiber reeds, along with a change of the minimum reed thickness to .010”. Only IAME reeds are allowed.
    • For 2015, both the Leopard and X30 engines will be allowed, and drivers will be able to switch between both engines without penalty. As previously announced, both the ROK TT and Motori 7 will be removed from the list of allowable engines in the SKUSA program starting in 2015.
    • For 2016, only the X30 engine will be allowed in these 2 classes.

Additional X30 information:

  • All X30 engines used in SKUSA competition must be purchased from an Authorized IAME USA Dealer. IAME USA is developing an Identity Card that will be supplied with each new engine, as well as making them available for engines previously purchased in North America. This should not cause any problems for legitimately-purchased USA engines, and will allow IAME USA and its customers to conform to the stringent EPA regulations regarding off-road competition engines.
  • Pricing on replacement parts for the Triton carburetors has reached an unacceptable level. IAME USA will be announcing a program that will replace all Triton carburetors on qualifying engines with a Tillotson carburetor at no cost to the competitor.
  • Both the new ID card and carburetor will be announced when available – targeted for the beginning of 2015 from your local IAME USA dealer.
 
Three TaG Classes are Sold Out for SuperNationals 18! Stock Honda classes are rockin’! Pit Spot Reservations can be submitted starting October 1st
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:10


In case you haven’t been paying attention, SKUSA opened up online registration for the Supernats on August 14th, and the 3 classes of TaG Cadet, TaG Senior and TaG Master have been SOLD OUT for a few weeks now! That means we already have 44 TaG Masters, 88 TaG Cadets and 88 TaG Seniors registered. The classes of KZ2, S1, S2, S4, S5 and TaG Junior are still open but also filling up, most of them already over the 60% mark of reaching their class cap.

If you have a driver that would like to be put on the wait list for a sold out class, please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the driver’s name, desired class, and the contact info (phone and email) that we should use if an opening becomes available.

The tentative event schedule for Supernats 18 has been posted, the RIO hotel room block info, and the class info, including the cap for each category, has also been posted.

SKUSA will post the PIT SPOT RESERVATIONS information and begin taking requests on October 1st. Watch for that! Requests for sponsorship information or to rent a booth on vendor row, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

See you in Vegas in two months!
 
Successful First Event in Lake Elsinore for California ProKart Challenge
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 10:29

Over 120 racers took part in the first ever California ProKart Challenge event on a temporary circuit in Lake Elsinore, California (Photo: dromophotos.com)

The California ProKart Challenge hosted the first of its two temporary circuit events to close out the 2014 championship series on September 5-6 in Lake Elsinore, California. Held in a large parking lot of the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium, the fifth round of the Superkarts! USA regional program experienced extremely warm weather, and even hotter racing. The course laid out by the series was a replica of the circuit set for the SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII in November outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Over 120 drivers competed at the first-time venue, providing an exciting day of clean racing on a fast track for the nine categories.

“I can’t thank our hard-working SKUSA staff enough – and of course all of our teams and racers – for a perfect first event at Lake Elsinore,” stated Superkarts! USA’s CEO Tom Kutscher. “This was our second-straight temporary circuit, and despite a repeat of hot California weather, our competitors kept the racing safe, fast and fun to watch all day long. The people of Lake Elsinore were great, and we look forward to the upcoming Streets of Lancaster in just two weeks, along with the SuperNationals in November.”
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Are you ready for the Streets Of Lancaster Grand Prix?
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 12:34
The PKC/SKUSA home office is as crazy as ever, preparing for the 6th Annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix! Hope you're all planning to be a part of it -- Round 6 of the 2014 PKC California championship series will be held in just 2 ½ weeks, September 27-28. Event details are posted now, including the Tentative Event Schedule. The online store is also open now for pre-entries, pit spot reservations, overnight camping, everything you need – Host hotel info will be posted shortly. Please review these event details and the schedule carefully – especially regarding move-in and practice.

See you in Lancaster!
 


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