The purpose of the Superkarts! USA Licensing Program is to provide a standardized ladder of driver development within the organization. The following document details each license level, its requirements and the classes that are eligible to the holder of each respective license.
The A License is reserved for SKUSA’s most accomplished drivers. This license is required for any driver wishing to compete in the S1 category. Competitors will be required to complete an application form that will include an area where the driver will present results, performance highlights and a career overview, which the SKUSA staff will use to determine license eligibility. Only drivers with an A license are permitted in S1. KZ drivers require an A or B license.
Required for: S1 and KZ
The B License is the primary license for all experienced adult drivers in Superkarts! USA. To be eligible for a B license, one must have at least two years of prior experience in the sport. Competitors new to SKUSA must complete an application form detailing past experience to be considered for a B license instead of a C license.
Required for: S2, S4, X30 Senior, X30 Master, and KZ
The C license is presented to anyone new to karting within the Superkarts! USA community. For drivers who are new to shifterkart competition, this license will make them eligible for the S3 (Novice Stock Moto) category. Should they wish to advance to the S2 (Semi-pro Stock Moto) or S4 (Master Stock Moto) classes, they will need to show proficiency on the racetrack and then apply for an upgrade to a B license.
Required for: Novice drivers in S3, S4, X30 Senior, and X30 Master
All Junior drivers will receive a D License when joining SKUSA. Any Junior driver wishing to graduate into a Senior class (Stock Moto or X30 Senior) will automatically qualify for a C License, which will make them eligible for S3 (Novice Stock Moto) or X30 Senior. Should a driver wish to graduate into S2, they will need to apply for a B License.
Required for: S5, X30 Junior, Mini Swift, and Micro Swift
Membership and License Application
You can apply for (or renew) your membership and license by dowloading, printing and completing the pdf file below or by using the Online Application in our store.
All SKUSA Pro Tour* and ProKart Challenge Regional racers must have an annual SKUSA membership to compete. The cost is $100/year and includes many great benefits, including
Cost and Benefits
Ability to earn series championship points
A nationally-reserved race number for the year – good throughout the entire SKUSA organization nationwide
Eligibility for event purses and prizes
SKUSA memberships are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase, or if renewed prior to expiration, for 12 months from the date of that expiration. Membership benefits cease at expiration, so be careful not to let your membership lapse.
*The SuperNationals are part of the National SKUSA Pro Tour, but also operate as a stand-alone race event. A one-event membership will be offered at time of Supernats Registration and can be purchased in lieu of an Annual SKUSA membership.
Race Number Reservations
Number availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and is only guaranteed with a SKUSA membership. All reserved numbers will have a regional designator (letter). This letter must be included on all 4 of your kart number panels. For more information on race numbers and letter designators, click on the box above for the SERIES that will be your first SKUSA race, then click on the link under the MENU on the left side of your screen for information on RACE NUMBERS or RACE NUMBER PANELS.
2016 Number Reservations
If the driver is less than 18 years old, you must fax a copy of his/her birth certificate to (951) 491-0809 (or email it to
) at the time of submittal of your SKUSA membership/licensing application or first SKUSA race entry. Be sure to check the Classes section of this site or sections 15.3 and 20.1.2 of the SKUSA Rulebook for minimum age requirements of each class.