Opening Weekend Nearing for 2014 Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge
First two rounds of season set for Grand Junction Motor Speedway over Memorial Weekend
The 2014 karting season is in full swing, with some regional programs well underway and others just opening up their schedules this month. Superkarts! USA’s Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge gets rolling next weekend (May 23-25), as the series begins their year at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway in Grand Junction, Colorado for the first two rounds of their six-race championship. The site of two former SKUSA SummerNationals events will welcome Superkarts! USA racers once again, as well as United States Rotax Max Challenge and local option drivers, providing for an open format to allow any and all competitors to enjoy the facility, along with the popular and challenging regional program.
This year’s schedule was carefully selected to avoid conflicts with other racing programs in the area as well as on the national level, with racers able to compete in six rounds of competition over three separate weekends for a championship chase. The Memorial Weekend event will take place on the same layout as the 2013 SKUSA SummerNationals, running the Grand Junction Motor Speedway in the clockwise direction. The Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge has helped to produce some of the top talent at the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour level, including the last two S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto Pro Tour champions (Sabré Cook and Christian Schureman) along with the reigning TaG Master champion (Scott Falcone).
The Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge offers the full class roster of the Superkarts! USA program, including the S1, S2, S3, S4, and S5 Stock Moto ladder system, along with all four TaG divisions (Senior, Master, Junior, and Cadet). Those racing in the SKUSA divisions at the first four rounds of the Rocky Mountain PKC program will qualify for the SuperNationals Priority Pre-Entry Program. At the end of the season, class champions earn the guaranteed SuperSunday grid positions for the Las Vegas event in November (class must average five racers for the year in order to receive SuperSunday ticket).
In addition to the SKUSA program, the weekend’s race schedule will include two rounds of the CRG-USA Colorado Rotax Series, as part of the United States Rotax Max Challenge program. Each day of the Rocky Mountain PKC event will offer racing for all seven of the USRMC classes, providing the chance for drivers to earn punches toward qualifying for the Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals, which will be held the third week of July in Tooele, Utah.
Providing even more opportunity, the Rocky Mountain PKC program has opened the door to bring in the growing Briggs & Stratton LO206 engine. A Senior, Master and Junior class has been established for 2014, with racers able to enjoy a discounted entry fee of $120 for both days. No membership will be required for these categories, with the tire rule open.
The Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge recently signed CRG-USA as the title sponsor. This year, the program will be known as the Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge powered by CRG-USA. Other companies such as Billet Performance Karting and Woodsource have signed on as class sponsors for 2014, with other opportunities still open. Anyone interested in supporting the program are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pre-registration deadline for the Rocky Mountain PKC event at GJMS is set for midnight (Mountain Standard Time) on Monday, May 19 with competitors able to take advantage of the early registration discount, available at the SKUSA Rocky Mountain Store. For more event details – like Friday’s practice day and the full weekend’s schedule – be sure to visit the RM PKC section of the Superkarts! USA website or follow them on Facebook.