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 Important News

SKUSA Competitor Bulletin – SpringNationals Stock Moto Cylinder Declaration
Thursday, 10 April 2014 19:21


Rule exception granted for Pro Tour SpringNationals - Honda Cylinder Declaration

As many of our Stock Honda drivers have discovered, there has been an unfortunate disruption in the supply of ’01 cylinders. This has come at an exceptionally challenging time, with the Pro Tour SpringNationals just a few weeks away.

While it is expected to be a short-term problem, we are taking the following step to minimize its impact on our competitors attending this national event:

The SKUSA rule of needing to DECLARE a cylinder year and then NOT CHANGING it will not apply at this event. Cylinder declaration for this series will begin with the SummerNationals. All other rules regarding substitution remain in effect.

Note that this only applies to the SpringNationals event at this time. Also as a reminder, although SKUSA will continue to appreciate the value and merit of a forum ‘discussion’ of some racing topics, we prefer more direct communication — such as emails to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it — when racers have input regarding current policies and potential rule revisions.

We thank Honda and Honda Performance Development for their continuing support of SKUSA and their efforts to work through this challenge.
 
SKUSA Competition Bulletin: 2014 Pro Tour Priority Pre-Entry Program
Monday, 07 April 2014 16:34
Pro Tour SpringNationals competitors to receive priority entry for Modesto Grand Prix SummerNationals
Superkarts! USA is extremely pleased with the tremendous interest in the upcoming SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals on May 2-4, 2014 at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas. The entry numbers are expected to max out in several categories, and in keeping with the intent of the Priority Pre-Entry Program for the SuperNationals, SKUSA has elected to offer the SpringNationals participants the first opportunity to enter the Modesto Grand Prix SummerNationals. There is great interest in the northern California street race, but Superkarts! USA believes that it is imperative that those running for the full Pro Tour championship, shown by their participation in Texas, should be given the chance to run the full series through this additional priority entry program.

As such, all SpringNationals participants will be given special access to registration for the SummerNationals for at least a week before it is opened fully to the public. Additional information will be supplied at a later date.

Superkarts! USA to Provide Two Free Entries to SuperNationals XVIII at Susan Lowe Classic
It was announced during the California ProKart Challenge event at the Adams Motorsports Park this past weekend that Superkarts! USA will be providing two FREE entries to the SuperNationals in conjunction with the upcoming So-Cal Sprinters 2nd Annual Susan Lowe Classic memorial race. The April 19 event at Adams will see the SKUSA TaG Senior class winner earn one of the ‘free ride’ entries, which includes race tires, an order of fuel and oil, and a guaranteed starting spot on SuperSunday for the main event. An additional SuperNats entry, including race tires and an order of fuel and oil (class to be determined), will be auctioned off at the Adams event, and the money raised will be donated to the City of Hope in honor of Susan Lowe. More info will be posted shortly at www.so-calsprinters.com and at www.adamsmotorsportspark.com.

Retraction: Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge US Rotax Max Challenge ‘Punches’
In a press release on March 27, it was announced that drivers competing in the seven United States Rotax Max Challenge categories as part of the Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge can earn ‘punches’ toward the US Rotax Grand Nationals. This is the case only at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway events, as part of the CRG-USA Colorado Rotax Series. The May 24-25 and August 30-31 events are included as part of the Grand Junction-based USRMC. The May rounds will count at punches to the 2014 Grand Nationals and the August rounds will count towards 2015. The rounds at the SBR Motorsports Park in Calhan, Colorado on June 21-22 will not count as punches for the USRMC.
 
 
IAME Announces Two New Exclusive North American Importers
Monday, 07 April 2014 13:12

IAME Italy, a world leader in the production of karting engines since 1968, is excited to make a significant announcement in regards to its North American distribution chain. In an effort to consolidate IAME’s presence on the continent, a new importer partnership has been formed to advance the product line into the future, and they will work together to promote and support IAME in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The new companies – named IAME USA East and IAME USA West – will manage their respective halves of the country, and will raise the bar for dealers in terms of support, product availability and pricing.

“We are very happy to introduce our new North American importers, IAME USA East and West,” commented Felix Rovelli, who will quarterback the new program as IAME Italy’s representative. “The future is very bright for IAME, and particularly our X30, here in the United States and we strongly believe that both of our new importers will take IAME to new levels of participation and customer support.”
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IAME X30 Engine Update: Approved for SKUSA Competition starting 6/1/14
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 19:43


We have been evaluating this engine for some time. In addition to conducting our own independent research, we have been following the experience of other series.

Here are our findings – as well as our current plans – for this engine in SKUSA competition, as of today April 2, 2014:
  • While it is similar in performance to the existing Leopard and Leopard 09, its characteristics do favor some track configurations.
  • The crankshaft redesign and balancer shaft significantly improve reliability.
  • Lower rev limiter adds to improved reliability and lengthens rebuild time.
This engine has been approved for SKUSA competition effective June 1, 2014, for the TaG Senior and TaG Master classes only. At this time it is our intent to have the TaG Junior class remain a Leopard-only class through 2015. This helps provide a market to sell existing Leopard engines for Senior or Master drivers who want to switch to the X30. Initially the X30 engine will have a minimum weight 20 lbs. above the Leopard weights – thus the X30 will be at 375 lbs for TaG Senior and 405 lbs for TaG Master.

Please keep in mind that the SKUSA rules allow us to adjust weights at any time to balance competition.

Complete technical specifications will posted on the SKUSA website soon.
 
Number of Repeat Winners Highlight Round Three of California ProKart Challenge
Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:02

S2 rookie Jarred Campbell scored his second victory of the season, earning the overall win in the combined S1/S2 group (Photo: dromophotos.com)

The California ProKart Challenge is garnering record numbers in their first three events of the 2014 season. The Superkarts! USA regional program welcomed its largest event ever at the historic AdamsMotorsportsPark in its third trip to the Riverside, California facility with 133 racers. The filled paddock welcomed the typical beautiful California weather expected on race day, following a rain-soaked Round Two at Willow Springs. A number of drivers put themselves in a strong position for a run at the championship, with the second half of the season looming, earning another victory to their credit while a select few scored their first win of the year.
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