Fikse Wheels Confirmed as Title Sponsor of Superkarts! USA Pro Tour
Custom wheel manufacturer partners with televised karting series for the Fikse Pro Tour
The 2015 edition of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour will be a major step into the future for the growing organization and karting, in general. SKUSA recently announced another record-breaking prize package for the new season, eclipsing the $150,000 mark, and they’ve made a massive investment in primetime television coverage of all three events on the calendar – the SpringNationals, SummerNationals, and SuperNationals XIX – working with CBS Sports Network following the success of the 2014 SKUSA SuperNationals filming. Now, SKUSA is thrilled to announce Fikse Wheels as the title sponsor of the 2015 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour.
“Partnering with a high-quality product manufacturer from outside the karting industry is a milestone for Superkarts! USA and the sport of karting,” enthused Tom Kutscher, Superkarts! USA President. “We’re excited to help Fikse promote their products and build awareness for their line of custom wheels to the karting community and beyond. Our decision to think outside the box and invest heavily in the TV package provides us with a powerful vehicle to present Fikse to a massive pool of potential buyers through our primetime schedule slots on the CBS Sports Network. The TV adds a great deal of horsepower to our program. This is just really exciting for all of us.”
Fikse Wheels is a North American company that has been designing, engineering and manufacturing wheels since 1992. Based in Langley, British Columbia, Fikse Wheels provide an unmatched advantage on the track and street: lightweight components, superior strength and stiffness, combined with ease of serviceability make Fikse Wheels the choice of champions and enthusiasts alike. Fikse has supplied teams in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series, Grand American Koni Challenge, American Le Mans, Speed World Challenge, the FIA Sports Car Series, and others around the world. They were part of the race-winning entries at Daytona in 2004, 2006 and 2007. They are also the spec wheel on the new HPD-powered Formula Lites open wheel car and provide wheels for the LAP Motorsports Mini Cooper team in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
“At Fikse Wheels, we are passionate about all forms of motorsport,” said Daryle Redlin, Fikse President. “Over the years, we have supported many levels of racing and when we had the opportunity to work with Superkarts! USA on the 2015 Pro Tour, we took advantage of it. This partnership allows us to showcase our products to a whole new group of racers as well as the entire CBS Sports Network. As racers develop their skills and enter into the higher levels of the motorsports, Fikse Wheels will be there to support all of their high performance wheel needs.”
Fikse will be presented extensively at all of the 2015 Pro Tour venues and will also be front and center on all seven of this year’s CBS Sports Network coverage shows.
The 2015 Fikse Pro Tour begins next weekend with the sixth annual SpringNationals, set at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona (May 1-3). Competitors will begin the championship chase, which leads them to the SummerNationals, scheduled for July 24-26 at the New Castle Motorsports Park, located just east of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. The season wraps up with the 19th edition of the SKUSA SuperNationals, moving to its new location at the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 18-22.
For more info on anything related to Superkarts! USA, please visit the website – www.superkartsusa.com – or call the SKUSA head office at 951-491-0808.