Evinco Tire Selected as Official Sprint Spec Tire for IKF
New program launches partnership with Superkarts! USA to grow and stabilize the sport
The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Superkarts! USA and Evinco Tires. For 2016 and 2017, the Evinco product line has been selected as the official spec tire of the IKF for the Sprint program.
“We are looking forward to working with Superkarts! USA and Evinco with our Sprint program for the next two years and we have high hopes for a positive and beneficial result for our members and drivers, Superkarts! USA, and the IKF,” stated Roger Miller, IKF President. “It’s been a pleasure working with Tom Kutscher and discussing the future of the sport on the West Coast and we’re excited at the opportunities that have been offered to fuel stability and growth within the IKF program. There’s a great deal of passion amongst us all and our shared focus is on growing the sport.”
“I’m excited to work with the IKF with a focus on stabilizing karting in the US, and especially here in California and on the West Coast,” added Kutscher, SKUSA President. “The launch of Evinco was motivated to provide stability for Superkarts! USA and bringing the IKF into the fold will only extend this positive effect further. We’re really fuelled by our wish to grow the sport on all levels, and supporting the IKF is part of that plan.”
The new spec Evinco tires will be required for all IKF Sprint class from January 1 onward. Class-specific tire selections are being completed and will be announced shortly based on the following available tire models:
Evinco Blue: 4.5/10.0-5 Slick
Evinco Blue: 6.0/11.0-5 Slick
Evinco Red: 4.5/10.0-5 Slick
Evinco Red: 7.1/11.0-5 Slick
The IKF elected to implement tire spec regulations in an effort to curb kart racing expenses, to foster a competitive balance in the sport, and to put greater emphasis on the driving skills of the participants.
The IKF has been a governing body for the sport of karting since 1957. Headquartered in Ontario, California, IKF currently publishes rules for speedway, sprint, and road racing kart platforms. There are 13 IKF regions that span across the United States and Canada.
For more information on the Evinco tire program, contact Superkarts! USA at their office (951-491-0808) or via email – firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the International Kart Federation, please visit www.ikfkarting.com.