Busy Weekend on Tap for Karting in the United States
ProKart Challenge programs go crazy, Route 66 kicks off season
The start of May means one thing, Spring is officially here and racing is underway across the United States. After what was a crazy month of April regarding weather, karters all around the country can venture out to the garage to spend the time working on their machines for the upcoming race. This weekend, a number of events are schedule to take place and racers still have time to get their karts ready for an exciting weekend at the race track.
California ProKart Challenge
The third round of the SKUSA regional program is set for the historic Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside. After two record-breaking events to start out the year, another large turnout is expected this weekend as the series finishes out the first half of its season. Rumor is there will be a special guest entry in the TaG Master series, a familiar name not yet seen on the California coast. For event details visit the following link (http://www.superkartsusa.com/regional/california-pkc/event-calendar/round-3-2013.html)
Texas ProKart Challenge
Things are always bigger in Lone Star state, and the Texas ProKart Challenge is no different. The series is set to begin its sophomore season with two rounds of racing at the popular Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas. The entry list for this weekend continues to grow as the event draws closer (view athttp://www.texasprokartchallenge.com). Sodi Kart USA along with MAXSpeed/GoRotax.com will be sponsoring a complimentary dinner following Friday’s final practice session.
Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge
Racers are beginning to come together in the Rocky Mountain region, as the 2012 season saw a growth of racers take part in the SKUSA regional program. Things look positive once again for 2013, with more racers, tracks and shops planning to support the Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge. The opening two rounds of the year are set for the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah – site of the 2012 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals. While some are battling blizzard conditions working through the mountains to arrive in the Salt Lake City area, the weather for the weekend is forecasted to be in the high 60’s and possible higher. Head to the following link for more information (http://www.superkartsusa.com/regional/rocky-mountain-pkc.html).
Route 66 Sprint Series
One of the most popular regional programs in the Great Lakes area in 2012 was the Route 66 Sprint Series. Strong competition, challenging tracks, a basic class structure and a large season-ending banquet prize package, racers are expected to flock to the New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana for the opening weekend of the 2013 season. Coming off a successful opening weekend for the United States Pro Kart Series in Mooresville, NC, series promoter is expecting everyone to dry out this weekend in New Castle. One of the highlights on the weekend is the Jim Russell Memorial Leopard race Saturday night. A $2,000 cash purse provided by Route 66 Sprint Series and Russell Karting Specialties is up for grabs, including $750 to the winner and $100 to fast time. Everyone who competes will be entered into a Bridgestone tire drawing, thanks to Margay Racing. For more information, load the following link (http://www.newcastlemotorsportspark.com/files/russellkart2013.pdf).
Florida Karting Championship Series
Racing happens 12 months out of the year in the state of Florida, but for the Florida Karting Championship Series, it’s a six-month period of intense racing across the Orange state. This weekend, the RaceComplex in Ft. Myers is the site of round three for the FKCS program. A full list of 2-cycle, 4-cycle, Rotax, TaG, Rok Cup USA and shifterkart classes will contest the new facility. Visit them at http://www.flwkasprintseries.com for more information on this weekend’s activities.
A number of other regional and club events will be taking place. We encourage EKN readers to visit the Series/Club/Event Information section of the forums to find an event near you.