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Las Vegas Strip Is Home to the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 21 Circuit
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:19

The SKUSA SuperNationals 21 circuit is set for November 15-19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

The Superkarts! USA SuperNationals has 20 years of history surrounding the bright lights of Las Vegas – from the ‘X-Plex’ to the Rio to Sam Boyd Stadium to the lots outside the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. The LVCC ‘Gold’ lot was home to the SuperNationals in 2015 and 2016. 2017 brings new racing turf as the event moves to the LVCC ‘Diamond’ lot, directly adjacent to the Westgate. The shift to the 1.25 million square foot space offers the opportunity for SKUSA to create a new track layout for the 21st running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, set for November 15-19. One of the main features is that portions of the track are now directly next to the famous Las Vegas Strip.

This year, Superkarts! USA expanded the group of experienced karters tasked with designing the new layout outside the LVCC/Westgate to three. Last year’s track designers Howie Idelson and Bonnier Moulton were joined by 2003 SuperNationals winner Wesley Boswell. The 33-year-old from California first raced the SuperNats in 2001, and has been either a driver or mechanic in the years since. Boswell has become one of the most respected driver coaches within the industry, helping drivers throughout North America and at some of the largest international events in the world. Idelson and Moulton are the lone two drivers in SuperNationals history to compete at all 20 events. Idelson earned numerous victories and championships over the decades of karting, including competing in 12 different countries – while playing integral roles in multiple brands within the business. Moulton is a three-time SuperNationals winner in addition to being a key figure in the industry, having penned the initial layout of the now gone Black Rock Raceway in Utah.
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SKUSA Rulebook Updates as of October 16, 2017
Written by John Motley - National Tech Director   
Monday, 16 October 2017 20:01
The latest round of updates and clarifications to the SKUSA Rulebook effective immediately and which apply for SuperNationals 21 include:

10.4.2.10. Driver Equipment – New rule regarding hair outside of helmet
10.5.6.5. Technical Protests
20.2.2. Number Plate Rules – In effect now, but pending revisions prior to 1/1/18
20.2.3.4. Weights – Penalties for loss on track
20.2.6.4. Wheels – Penalties for loss on track
20.2.7.11. Air Filters – Not required for declared rain races
20.3.1.2. Engines Standards/All Classes – New spark plug specs
20.3.2.10. Transmission for Shifter Classes – New rule regarding drain plug
20.3.3.7. KZ Engines – New spark plug specs
20.3.4.6. Exhaust Restrictor for X30 Jr – In effect now, but changing 1/1/18
20.3.4.9. Pistons, Wrist Pins, and Piston Rings
30.2.9.3.3. Monetary fines for driving onto scales
30.2.9.3.5. Contact with others at scales
30.2.9.3.6. Remaining with your kart at scales
KZ Supplementary Rules 
 
Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix to Host California ProKart Challenge
Friday, 22 September 2017 14:10

The Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix is set for September 30-October 1, welcoming racers from all over North America and the world (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)

The 2017 season is reaching the final stretch as the calendar readies for a turn over to October. That signals the return to the city streets for the California ProKart Challenge as the annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix hosts the final round of the 2017 championship. Since 2012, the city of Lancaster has welcomed the Superkarts! USA flagship program and its many racers from around the world to take part in what has now become the largest street race in western North America.

The southern California city of Lancaster hosts a three-day festival – September 29-October 1 – centered around the street race, providing charity and local celebrities a chance to get behind the wheel of concession karts on the very same circuit hundreds of karters will compete on. The California PKC competitors contest Round Six of the championship program over a special Saturday/Sunday format for the majority of the categories. New last year, the S1/S2 and X30 Senior main events were moved to Saturday night under the lights, contested between the charity and celebrity main events, in front of large crowds surrounding the BLVD district.
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Superkarts! USA Crowns 2017 Pro Tour Champions
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 17:07

X30 Senior champion Ryan Norberg (Photo: On Track Promotions – otp.ca)

The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour completed in August with the third and final event of the championship series wrapping up in New Castle, Indiana. The new format for the 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour welcomed a change in the championship chase, featuring three events and six rounds of competition, deciding who would be crowned the title winners in the nine categories. Those drivers who finished in the top-tier of their respective categories and others who found success on the year are able to enjoy a portion of the more than $100,000 prize package for the 2017 season.
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Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser Set for Dallas Karting Complex This Weekend
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:50

Dallas Karting Complex is set to host a 'Texas Strong' fundraiser event this weekend

The United States has been hit over the past few weeks by a number of weather related disasters. The first was Hurricane Harvey, which reached the Texas ocean shores along the Gulf of Mexico on August 25. The amount of rain brought on by the storm caused massive flooding for the Houston area and the city continues to bounce back during what is expected to be a long cleanup and rebuilding process.

Dallas Karting Complex, nearly 300 miles north of the Houston, is doing its part to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. A FREE, two-day karting event will be held on September 16-17 to help raise funds with all proceeds going towards ‘Texas Strong’ relief effort. All entries are free along with spectators, with registration providing the opportunity to donate to the ‘Texas Strong’ relief effort through MotorsportsReg.com. At-track registration/donation will also be permitted.
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