Just one week away – 48th Annual California State Karting Championships (CSKC), presented by APM Racing on June 17-19 in Fontana, California at CalSpeed Karting. Additional support in the way of sponsorship is coming from MG Tires and Motul Lubricants, Courtney Concepts, Full Throttle Karting, Musgrave Racing Company, Outsource Utility Contractor Corp, CRG So Cal/Empire Karts, and Autodromo.
One very special award will be handed out during the event from Tri-C Karters – The Jerry Henderson Sportsmanship Award – given in memory of a truly great sportsman. It will be awarded to one person who best exemplifies the ideals of sportsmanship on and off the track by showing respect for the sport and other drivers, integrity, fair play and an indomitable spirit. All participants will have the opportunity to nominate one person they feel represents the best of karting over the course of the weekend. We will honor this person at the Sunday podium presentations.
Every class champion will be awarded a custom engraved watch. The Official Timepiece of the 2016 California State Karting Championships is the Autodromo Veloce. Autodromo was founded by Bradley Price, ‘an industrial designer who set out to create unique products that express the spirit of motoring.’ The Veloce watch is an homage to 1960’s Italian racing cars with subtle details that bring the simple days of racing back to life.
Custom trophies, designed by J&M Trophy of Redlands, will be awarded for first, second and third place.Adding a little more incentive, the winners of both the TaG Senior and KPV4 Senior will each take home $1000 cash. 1st and 2nd place in both Jr.1 Comer and TaG Mini classes will each take home $350 and $150 respectively.
A new tradition for this year, a top qualifier award – The Grizzly – will also be given out in each class.
A Southern California icon, In-n-Out Burger, will again be at the official practice day on Friday June 17. All official practice day participants and three day pit pass purchasers will receive a free lunch on Friday.
The excitement of the race day will be extended with the Saturday Night Slowdown – free for all drivers, pit crew and spectators. The Slowdown begins one hour after the conclusion of Saturday racing. Make-your-own ice cream sundaes, a little music and a mobile video gaming truck courtesy of New Age Gaming Experience of Redlands will be on tap for both kids and adults.
Another exciting addition this year: Kart Racer TV will be filming the weekend’s events. Utilizing four on-track cameras and onboard footage, the final produced film will show each Main Event race in its entirety with dual live color commentary provided by Tim “Chappy” Chapman and J.R. Ybarra. The video production will also include driver and class sponsor interviews and podium presentations. The final full high definition videos will be available free for everyone to watch on the world’s most watched network – YouTube! This will be a unique opportunity for drivers and sponsors to be a part of a true television style production.
Every first class entry gets one free reserved pit spot (additional spots are $50 each) and free overnight camping on Friday and Saturday nights.
Race day format will include:
Friday – Official Practice Day
Saturday – Warm-up Session, Qualifying (Green/White/Checker), Two (12 lap) Heat Races
Sunday – Warm-up Sessions, 16 lap Pre-Main, 22 lap Main Event, Podium Presentation