SuperNats XIX

260DAYS

Pro Tour

59DAYS

PKC California

3DAYS

PKC Texas

39DAYS

PKC Maui

11DAYS

Can-Am PKC

46DAYS

SKUSA Pro Tour

Superkarts! USA Announces 2015 Pro Tour Prize Package
Monday, 02 March 2015 11:43

If you were to look at the recent history of karting in North America, you would see that the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is the sport’s biggest success story in terms of national competition. A focus on steady growth and consistent improvement has resulted in the largest fields in recent memory, as over 230 racers took part in last year’s SpringNationals and SummerNationals. The season-ending SuperNationals has grown to monumental proportions with well over 500 drivers traveling to Las Vegas each November. In keeping with its dedication to constant evolution and improvement, Superkarts! USA is thrilled to announce that the assembled prize package for the 2015 Pro Tour season will exceed $150,000 in cash and awards.

“From the day that we launched the Pro Tour, our focus has always been on growing and improving the series so that we may one day have that professional series that karting has been looking for, something that we can market to mainstream motorsports fans to come out to see,” commented Tom Kutscher, Superkarts! USA CEO. “To that end, we’ve made some technical moves to level the playing field and lower overall costs, and we continue to cultivate partnerships with the industry to grow the prize package that we can offer to our racers. We’ve surpassed the $150,000 mark, but I’m aiming for $200,000 before we open the gates at the SpringNationals in May.”
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Information Update from SKUSA regarding TAG Senior, TAG Master and X30
Written by John Motley - National Technical Director   
Friday, 02 January 2015 16:05
As a result of our experience at the recent SuperNationals as well as additional testing, we are implementing the following changes to our TAG Senior and TAG Master Programs, effective immediately:
  • To improve the reliability of the X30 package, we are no longer allowing the carbon fiber reeds. The conventional reeds will have a minimum thickness of .012”
  • Minimum weights will be adjusted as follows:
    • Leopard: TaG Senior 365 lbs, TaG Master 405 lbs  
    • X30: TaG Senior 365 lbs, TaG Master 405 lbs
 
 
Superkarts! USA Honors 2014 Pro Tour Champions
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 18:43

S1 Pro Stock Moto champion Jordon Lennox (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

2014 was a record breaking season for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. During the fifth year of the national program, driver numbers reached an all-time high at both the SpringNationals and SummerNationals. Racers enjoyed the challenging Dallas Karting Complex facility in Caddo Mills, Texas, and took on the city streets of Modesto, California for the first street race incorporated into the Pro Tour calendar. The season wrapped up with SuperNationals XVIII, the last event to be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

SKUSA Superkarts! USA logoOver the course of the three events, Superkarts! USA welcomed 600 distinct drivers while handing out more than $100,000 in cash and prizes on the year. During the first two events of the Pro Tour, the headline categories (S1 and TaG Senior) competed for a $3,500 cash purse, a possible $30,000 purse at the SuperNationals, and a $12,000 championship purse. Honda Performance Development/HPD provided a $9,000 championship purse for the Stock Moto categories, and the TaG Cadet champion was given a ticket to the 2015 Rok Cup International Final. Each of the eight champions will be included in the 2015 SKUSA ‘Circle of Champions,’ earning a complimentary package for the Pro Tour that includes race entry fees, race tires, and race fuel/oil for all three events – valued overall at $24,000.
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Superkarts! USA Confirms 2015 Pro Tour Schedule
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 12:03
It is with great excitement that Superkarts! USA confirms the dates and locations for the 2015 SKUSA Pro Tour, which will be the sixth edition of what is now the largest national series in North America. More than 340 drivers participated in either the SpringNationals in May or the SummerNationals in August, and next year’s program promises to be even larger, as SKUSA is expanding the reach of its schedule to Indiana to quench the many requests of racers around the country. The 2015 SKUSA Pro Tour will begin with the SpringNationals at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in May and will then move east to the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana in late July for the SummerNationals. The series will be capped once again by the SuperNationals in November, which will move to the Las Vegas Convention Center for 2015, as was announced in late October.
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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.
 


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