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Will close Tues, July 7 at 11:59 PM

Round 4/5 - Santa Maria July 10-12, 2020
Santa Maria Kart Track
End of South Blosser Road
Santa Maria, CA 93456
smka.org
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Located on the Santa Maria Airport Property (Directions)

Please follow current CDC Guidelines on Social Distancing and Face Coverings

Event Bulletin

  • All Attendees must be aware of the AIRPORT PROPERTY rules and SMKA policies posted on the Pit Spots and Venue Info page.
  • Those Attending Must Qualify As One Of The Following: Official PKC Or SMKA Staff Member // Driver (Racer) // Team Principal/Mechanic/Pit Crew // Engine Builder/Authorized Vendor For Parts (Repair Or Replacement) // Parent/Legal Guardian For Minor Drivers
 
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 Important News

EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 23 – Preview Series – G1 / G2
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:33

One spot on the checklist for the four-time SKUSA champion Jordon Musser remains void – the SuperNationals (Photo: EKN)

Shifterkart racing for Master-aged drivers has been part of the SuperNationals dating back to the 2000 edition when the G1 category provided a place for those competing with modified moto powerplants at the X-Plex facility, which was located south of the Las Vegas Strip. In 2006, outside Sam Boyd Stadium, the Stock Moto version of the category was introduced. Then, in 2016, a Super Master division for S4 became the third different class for the elder drivers of the sport. 2019 marks the debut of the IAME SSE engine into the SuperNationals, and the class name G1 returns to the event for the first time since 2011. The G2 category for drivers 45-years-of-age and older is replacing the S4 Super Master division, also utilizing the 175cc powerplant.

The first full season of the IAME SSE engine package in competition under the SKUSA banner has been about exposure and growth. The transition from the Stock Moto powerplant to the 175cc monster has been received with mixed reviews by competitors. Those who have made the move are in love with the power and torque that the new engine provides. Read full story on eKartingNews.com
 
EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 23 – Preview Series – KA100 Senior
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:31

Among the top contenders is inaugural KA100 Senior Pro Tour champion Austin Osborne (Photo: EKN)

The 2018 edition of the SKUSA SuperNationals welcomed the inaugural 100cc category for Senior drivers. A number of the sport’s top drivers from the 1990s and 2000s developed their skills using the 100cc engine platform, running from Cadet through Junior and into their Senior careers. The IAME KA100 engine has brought back the basics, and the scenario of drivers and their chassis trying to out perform the others. We saw that last year at the KA100 Senior debut at the SuperNationals and throughout the 2019 season as the SKUSA Pro Tour welcomed the category to the national program.

Inaugural SuperNationals winner Steven Barros is ‘one and done’, having sold his winning package from last year and will not be returning for 2019. While the ‘dark horse’ selection from a year ago will be absent, this opens the door for another driver to claim the second ever KA100 Senior victory at the SuperNationals. A quartet of drivers led the way all season at the SKUSA Pro Tour. The title chase went down to the wire between these four, and it would not decided until after the final checkered flag. Texan Austin Osborne, despite having two main event DNFs for a flat tire over the six Finals, edged out the competition to become the inaugural series champion. Osborne (IRM / Tony Kart) won twice – one each at the WinterNats and SummerNats – and finished third in his two other finishes. Austin finished the 2018 SuperNats in eighth. Read full story on eKartingNews.com
 
EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 23 – Preview Series – X30 Junior
Tuesday, 12 November 2019 10:29

2019 SKUSA Pro Tour champion Freddie Slater set to make his first start at SuperNats in X30 Junior (Photo: EKN)

The 2008 SuperNationals brought the event back to the RIO for the first time since 2003. It also welcomed the return of multiple Junior classes to the event, after S5 Junior Stock Honda was the only Junior category offered in 2007. In fact, in 2006, the SuperNats’ class line-up was adult classes only, offering no options for drivers under the age of 15. The introduction of TaG Junior attracted 48 drivers and since then, the category has been among the largest classes at the SuperNationals. The event has also been part of the racing resume for some very famous drivers, including current Formula One pilots George Russell (2011) and Lance Stroll (2012). 2015 Junior world karting champion Logan Sargeant – the only American to win that title – won at the SuperNationals in this category in 2014 and raced this season in the FIA Formula 3 Championship. In fact, all 11 of the previous winners have moved on to race in cars, including last year’s victor Jeremy Fairbairn. This opens the door for a new name to be etched in the record books as the X30 Junior winner. Read full story on eKartingNews.com
 
EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 23 – Preview Series – KA100 Junior
Friday, 08 November 2019 09:04

James Wharton looks to defend his victory from 2018 (Photo: On Track Promotions – otp.ca)

The KA100 Junior category made its debut at the SKUSA SuperNationals last year, and its growth across North America continued throughout the 2019 season. A total of 30 drivers took part on the SKUSA Pro Tour, with many more competing in regional and club level programs utilizing the IAME engine – which was originally manufactured for the Australian market. This year’s class is sold out, far eclipsing the total of 35 from a year ago.

Ironically, the inaugural winner at the SuperNationals for KA100 Junior came from Australia. James Wharton made the long trek to beat out the competition for the 2018 victory in the category. Wharton (Parolin) has been competing in Europe this season, and unfortunately recorded a DNF at the FIA Karting World Championship following a top-10 finish in the European Championship. Read full story on eKartingNews.com
 
EKN Exclusive: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 23 – Preview Series – Mini Swift
Friday, 08 November 2019 09:02

SKUSA Pro Tour champion Kai Sorensen aims to add a SuperNats win to his already solid 2019 season (Photo: EKN)

It was nine years ago that a young Patricio O’Ward crossed the finish line to claim the first-ever TaG Cadet victory at the SKUSA SuperNationals, held that year outside the Rio as it is again in 2019. Fast forward to today, and the two-time SuperNats winner has become the face of the Arrow McLaren SP team on the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series. In 2011, Florida native Logan Sargeant drove to his first of two SuperNationals victories, and then later became the first USA driver to win the Junior world karting championship in 2015. All the previous nine winners have propelled their careers in karting into the many levels of motorsports, spring-boarding off victory at the SuperNationals. This year’s Mini Swift field is no different, with a herd of young drivers hungry and eager to climb the ranks in racing. Read full story on eKartingNews.com
 


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