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Central States Challenge Gearing Up for Return to TNT Kartways
Friday, 03 June 2011 00:00
Round two of the 2011 Superkarts! USA Central States Challenge (SCSC) season is just around the corner as the program returns to the historic TNT Kartways in West Quincy, Missouri. The June 11-12 event marks the last series race before the second round of the SKUSA Pro Tour - the SummerNationals - in Colorado with a number of SCSC regulars using the weekend in Quincy to prepare for that trip while also shaping the championship hunt for the regional titles.
 
Built in 1961, TNT Kartways is one of the oldest karting circuits in North America with a rich history of the sports legends competing on its grounds. Just across the bridge over the Mississippi River sits Quincy, Illinois, the city that was host to the famous Grand Prix of Karting in South Park. The current track at TNT is at 4/10-mile, providing a challenging circuit for competitors. Friday, June 10 will be an optional practice day for competitors with the official event practice starting Saturday morning. Qualifying and the Prefinal will take place Saturday afternoon with warm-up and the Main Events scheduled for Sunday.
 
“The TNT Kartways is one of the storied facilities our series will visit in 2011,” commented Pam Freund of the SKUSA Central States Challenge. “The people and competitors in Quincy are the grassroots of our sport and we will welcome anyone looking to get a sample of racing with the Central States Challenge. The first event of the season was great. We made some new friends and reacquainted with old ones. In addition to providing the best shifterkart and TaG racing here in the area, that is our purpose and goal.”
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Ruch Leaves Anderson Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix as Big Winner
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 00:00
The Anderson Sertoma Club hosted the 17th annual Anderson Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix last weekend outside the Central Indiana city’s Mounds Mall. With their club owned Scribner Plastics, the Sertoma (SERvice-TO-MAnkind) Club hosted the Superkarts! USA Central States Challenge and Great Lakes Pro Series organizations among other racers from around the area for a two day karting event on a 1/4-mile temporary circuit. The two-day race weekend was split into two events. Saturday’s action held the official Anderson Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix event with racers and classes of all types. The day’s proceeds will be used to support the numerous charities the Sertoma Club supports. Sunday was a combined championship round for the SCSC and GLPS programs. A great time was had by those in attendance, including the racers and spectators who lined the fences. Saturday’s weather was perfect, until the final race when rain greeted the area and stayed through Sunday.
 
Seventeen shifters filed around the tight 1/4-mile course with five categories. Alex Conlin was the quickest driver on-track, scoring the win in 125 Shifter Pro. Joe Ruch outran Derek Crockett for the 125 Stock Moto victory with Cole Mathewson placing third. Joe Reed scored the win in 125 Junior Shifter over Jenna Grillo while Terry Riggins took the checkered flag in 125 Masters Shifter over Kyle Donahue. Colton Aldridge dominated the TaG Senior class, winning by 20-seconds over Chase Jones. Tim Bannon took the checkered flag in TaG Masters, lapping the entire field. Steve Knight claimed victory in the competitive Clone Light division with David Daughtery and Matt Browning completing the podium. Scott Hamble was the lone Clone Heavy competitor, placing third overall. Camden Donaldson drove away to victory in TaG Cadet while Austin Mayton edged out Ryan Joehl for second. Other winners include Kris Dickson (125 Master Stock Moto), Scott Parks (Yamaha Sr. Sportsman), Devin Lane (4-Cycle Sr.), Tony Peterson (Jr. Sportsman) and Cylie Starr (Kid Kart).
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Central States Challenge and Great Lakes Pro Series Gear Up for Anderson Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 00:00
This weekend marks the 17th annual Anderson Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix, hosted by the Anderson Sertoma Club. After partnering with the Great Lakes Pro Series (GLPS) for many years, the Superkarts! USA Central States Challenge (SCSC) will also partner with the annual event to further establish its significance in the sport. The Indiana-based GLPS program, hosting their third round of the season at the event, will join forces with the SCSC as they open up their 2011 season at the temporary circuit. The Indiana city, located just outside the Indianapolis area, will be the destination of many karters from the surrounding area while the historic month of May begins down the road at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for some of karting’s former stars.
 
The Anderson Sertoma Club has hosted the event in numerous locations throughout the city limits of Anderson, with this year’s temporary circuit to be constructed outside the Anderson Mounds Mall. The Sertoma Club has invested heavily in the event year after year, more so now by way of competitor safety, recently purchasing a second load of Scribner Plastics track barriers to bring their total to roughly 860 barriers to outline the course to be used for this year’s event and other karting events throughout the year.
 
The two day race weekend will be separated into two events. Saturday’s action will be a non-points event, run as the official event day for the Anderson Mayor’s Cup Grand Prix, welcoming racers of all forms of karting to race under the same banner. Classes range from Kid Karts to 125 shifterkarts with five of the 12 race groups competing for a cash purse. A full list of classes and entry form can be found in the forms section of the Great Lakes Pro Series website (www.glproseries.com). The day’s proceeds from the event will go to the Sertoma Club, who in turn distribute the money raised to put on the event to numerous charities throughout the area.
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SKUSA Partners with City of Lancaster to Promote Grand Prix
Monday, 09 May 2011 10:17
Superkarts! USA and the City of Lancaster, California are excited to officially announce their new partnership for the 2011 edition of the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. Effective immediately, the SKUSA staff will take over the administrative planning and on-track responsibilities for the event – and they will work together with the city to achieve the goal of growing the Grand Prix into the largest karting festival in California. The race is set for the October 7-9 weekend, giving karters in the Southwest the opportunity to rip through the streets of the southern California city during the third edition of this popular event.

As the leading professional karting organization in the country, Superkarts! USA promotes and manages the largest annual kart race in the nation – the SuperNationals in Las Vegas – and they are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to take the Streets of Lancaster event to the next level as well.
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SKUSA Partners with City of Lancaster to Promote Grand Prix
Monday, 09 May 2011 10:17
Superkarts! USA and the City of Lancaster, California are excited to officially announce their new partnership for the 2011 edition of the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. Effective immediately, the SKUSA staff will take over the administrative planning and on-track responsibilities for the event – and they will work together with the city to achieve the goal of growing the Grand Prix into the largest karting festival in California. The race is set for the October 7-9 weekend, giving karters in the Southwest the opportunity to rip through the streets of the southern California city during the third edition of this popular event.

As the leading professional karting organization in the country, Superkarts! USA promotes and manages the largest annual kart race in the nation – the SuperNationals in Las Vegas – and they are thrilled to have been given the opportunity to take the Streets of Lancaster event to the next level as well.
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