Checkered Motorsports Demonstrates Perseverance at SpringNationals

The SuperKarts! USA ProTour kicked off its seventh annual SpringNationals event this past weekend. There were over 250 registered drivers in attendance at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona.

Checkered Motorsports arrived after rigorous preparation and concentration. The team knew that the competition would be the toughest to date and that every driver was racing with one goal in mind, to get to the front and claim victory.

With 6 drivers representing the black and yellow chassis on track, the weekend brought many successes but also challenges.  Micro Swift driver, Sophia D’Arrigo, competed in a class of 27 drivers. Throughout the weekend, D’Arrigo fought to showcase her athleticism and improving pace. D’Arrigo left the weekend with more experience and readiness heading in to the 2016 events. As the 2015 Vice-champion, Giumarra had his eyes set to kick off the ProTour with a top finish. Unfortunately, due to several on track incidences throughout the weekend, Giumarra retired from the weekend early.

S4 driver, Jeffrey Neubert, competed in the SpringNationals event for the first time. During Round 1, Neubert quickly shuffled his way towards the front, finishing 18 in the main. Showing a lot of promise for more advancement in Round 2 during the heat events, Neubert was forced to retire early from the main event. As one of the latest drivers to enter S1, Robert Bujdoso showed a lot of ability throughout the weekend. Graduating from S2, R. Bujdoso qualified in Round 1 at 17th.  After working all day to continue to move towards the front, R. Bujdoso finished the main event on Saturday in the Top 5.  Although Round 2 on Sunday brought some on-track challenges for the S1 driver, Bujdoso is ready to not only repeat his Top 5 finish but advance to the top for the next ProTour event.

Checkered Motorsports was represented by two drivers in the S2 class. Andrew Bujdoso and Kyle Smith. Bujdoso ran in the top 3 for most of the events in Round 1. However, a DNF on Saturday’s main event, A. Bujdoso was persistent and demonstrated the speed of the PCR Mxk8 125 chassis.  Pilot A. Bujdoso, qualified in the third spot; however, in the 16 lap main event the second year S2 pilot would finish in the 8th position. S2 driver, Kyle Smith was showing what was looking to be a podium finish for the start of the 2016 ProTour. With just Friday under his belt, Smith took the track on Saturday for warm-ups and during was involved in an unexpected on-track incident that sent him and a track worker to the hospital. Although under serious observation, Smith’s is prognosis is very positive.  Checkered Motorsports would like to extend their support to his family. The team wishes him and the track worker involved a full, speedy recovery and send well wishes their way.

The drivers all learned a lot this past weekend, making consistent progress. Looking forward, the team considers their efforts a success and look forward to continuing to prepare for the remainder of the ProTour events.

Checkered Motorsports will be supporting the F-series GearUp Challenge, World Karting Association (WKA), United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) ProTour and the Pittsburgh International Race Complex events for the 2016 series. Transportation, arrive and drive opportunities, driver coaching and tech support/data analysis are available. For questions and dealer inquiries please contact

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About Checkered Motorsports

Checkered Motorsports was first formed in 2008 owned and operated by Csaba Bujdoso. As the official racing team and importer for PCR karts in addition to GreyHound Seats, they have proved themselves to be a high caliber racing team. Checkered Motorsports first encountered the PCR product line in 2009 and have gone to win countless championships.  Offering a variety of services from arrive and drive opportunities, kart rentals, and driving coaching; we understand the importance of effectively executing these duties/services. The team focuses to bring a family orientated atmosphere as well as maintaining unparalleled service to their customers.

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