Registration Opens for 2014 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at Midnight Tonight
Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix expected to welcome largest Pro Tour field yet
In just over 30 days, the city of Modesto will welcome Superkarts! USA and the karting community for the second stop of the 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour national series. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix will play host to the 2014 SummerNationals on August 1-3, taking part in the downtown city streets. The SKUSA SpringNationals was another record-breaking event, held at the Dallas Karting Complex in May. Even greater numbers are expected for the SummerNationals, with the city of Modesto set to provide an atmosphere never seen before at a street race or Pro Tour event.
“The anticipation grows each day as we prepare for this year’s SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix,” stated Superkarts! USA President Tom Kutscher. “For months now, we have been holding meetings and conducting site visits to make sure that everything is in place for what we expect to be the largest event for the SKUSA Pro Tour ever – outside of the SuperNationals. The City of Modesto has gone beyond our wildest dreams as a partner to help make this an unbelievable event for karters and for the general public to attend. It’s great for the sport to have a city like this get behind karting. With what we have in the works, including racing under the lights as the sun sets, this event will truly blow you away.”
Racers planning to compete at this year’s SummerNationals are encouraged to secure their position right away in one of the eight Superkarts! USA categories, as online registration opens to the public at midnight tonight (PDT) at the SKUSA Store. Each of the eight classes will have a cap of 40 drivers, with classes such as TaG Senior, TaG Cadet, S2 Semi-Pro, and S4 Master Stock Moto expected to reach that number the quickest as the August 1-3 event draws near. The SummerNationals priority pre-entry program (PPEP) closed this past Monday, June 23, with an impressive number of entrants already confirmed. However, space is still available in all eight categories. The deadline for the SummerNationals pre-entry process is midnight on Sunday, July 27. Registration must be completed online with a credit card, and the driver’s race entry fees – including race tires and at least one order of fuel/oil – have to be purchased at the time of registration. A SKUSA membership/racing license is also mandatory to register and to participate at the SummerNationals.
Information regarding pricing, the track map, a tentative weekend schedule, and host hotels has been posted on the SummerNationals event page posted here . Currently, all three of the initial host hotels have SOLD OUT of their blocks of rooms at the special SKUSA rate, but may have rooms still available at their normal rates. A fourth host hotel is currently being sourced out and information will be posted on the SKUSA HOTEL page shortly. No overnight camping or RVs will be allowed at this event, due to space limitations and security concerns. Pit space reservations, tent rentals and SKUSA class sponsorship opportunities will be made available next week.
The City of Modesto has set up a website – www.modestogp.com – dedicated to the event. Spectators and competitors can enjoy learning more about the city, along with the numerous events they have planned to take place in conjunction with the race. A map timetable has also been created to help show how the downtown area will transform into a grand prix facility, along with the location of vendors and other activities that will be available trackside.
For more information on anything related to Superkarts! USA, please visit their website – www.superkartsusa.com – or call the SKUSA head office at 951-491-0808.