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Supernationals

Final Day to Reserve Rio Rooms for Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 13:35


In just five weeks time, the sound of kart engines humming, the smell of race fuel, and the amazing view of the Las Vegas Strip will provide the incredible atmosphere for those attending at Superkarts! USA’s SuperNationals XVIII. The world’s largest karting event will take place just outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the ninth time, welcoming drivers from all across the globe. In total, nine main events will take place on SuperSunday to decide this year’s event winners and the 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour champions.

SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo“My task list is definitely focused on nothing but the SuperNationals for the next 30 days,” commented SKUSA’s CEO Tom Kutscher. “It has been a busy 2014 season, and I am really looking forward to the excitement that the SuperNationals brings. I love watching the best drivers from all over the world come to Las Vegas and put on a phenomenal show, no matter what the class. We will again have $10,000 checks up for grabs in our three headline categories, and many more prizes that will be announced before the race week begins. This year may not be the biggest because we’re running just nine classes, but it’s going to be the best yet.”
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SUPERNATIONALS 18: PIT SPOT RESERVATIONS now being accepted!
Friday, 03 October 2014 19:50
Hope all of our drivers are getting registered and preparing for this year’s SuperNationals 18! Click HERE for the information, pricing and directions on submitting a pit spot request for Supernats 18. You CANNOT purchase these spots thru the ONLINE STORE, as each pit spot is custom-built to the driver/team specifications -- and billed AFTER placed on our pit map. Click HERE to register to race or purchase additional race items, like practice tires, membership, or hot pit passes. NOTE: Spectator passes and fuel/oil will be sold on site throughout the event, so no need to purchase them now!

See you in Vegas!
 
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!
 
SuperNationals 18 in Las Vegas, Nov 19-23 -- Online Registration is now open!
Thursday, 14 August 2014 20:56

It's time to register for the biggest race of the year! Click here to register online now. All classes are OPEN at this time -- but WILL be marked SOLD OUT as soon as each one reaches it's class cap of either 44 or 88 confirmed entries. For more information on this historic event, click here and choose from the various SUPERNATS MENU links. Anyone wanting to get on a wait list once a class is sold out will need to send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Pit spot reservations will begin in late September, so please await further information before submitting your pit spot request. Click here to make your room reservations NOW at the Rio!
 


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