United States Rally Kart Association Premiere Event Fast Approaching
The brand new, not-to-miss US Open of Dirt is coming soon, and registration is open
With the addition of new sponsors and escalating support from registrants, the United States Rally Kart Association (USRKA) is gearing up for their first event. September 13th will mark the first ever US Open of Dirt, a race to truly tell the best from the rest in asphalt sprint karting. Drivers will use their regular karts and engines and will compete on a road course format, with a bit of a twist…on dirt.
Registration for this exciting event is now open, and will be offering LO206, Yamaha Senior, Yamaha Junior, TaG Senior and TaG Junior classes at the US 41 Speedway in Lake Village, Indiana. The event has now also partnered with Bridgestone Tires, which will be available for purchase next to registration. Tires will be required to be purchased at the race in order to keep the playing field level.
With support from big sponsors, throughout each class and for the event as a whole, the US Open of Dirt is promising a very serious production. The race will be drawing many drivers from throughout the racing industry, including IndyCar drivers and top karting teams. This event is not one to miss out on, and will surely provide the competition and fun it promises for years to come.
“The total purse for the first ever US Open Of Dirt is a guaranteed $5000 over five classes,” explained Chris Wheeler. “If pre-entries hit fifty competitors or more, the total purse will be raised to a cool $10K and pay the top three in each class. Also, the highest finishing TaG Senior driver that is in the top three in World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup, United States Pro Kart Series or SuperKarts! USA programs point standings will earn an additional $1000. We are encouraging all competitors to pre-register to ensure we can increase the purse amount as well as pre-entrants will receive two laps in single kart qualifying while trackside entries will only receive one hot lap.”
With a website now complete, www.USOpenOfDirt.com, teams and competitors can visit the event online, gather information and register for the inaugural event. Please also follow United States Rally Kart Association on Twitter at @RallyKartUSA and the US Open of Dirt event at @US_Open_Dirt. The US Open of Dirt can also be found on Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/USOpenofDirt as well as on Instagram at @usopenofdirt. The US Open of Dirt is continuing to compile event and class sponsors. Any interested party is asked to contact them through the ‘Contact” link on the www.USOpenOfDirt.com website.