USPKS Confirms Post-COVID 2020 Season and Weekend Cash Purse
With the first event of the 2020 season being delayed by 4 months, and the karting landscape changing worldwide, the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) presented by MG Tires and IAME USA East, had to make some changes to the initially announced prize packages. With tickets to the 2020 IAME International Final off the table, an adjustment needed to be made to one of the prize package’s centerpieces. The newly finalized prize packages are below. Rest assured, the bar-setting cash prizes for X30 are still in-tact.
For the 2020 season, the X30 Pro weekend purse has been nearly doubled and expanded to include the top-five. The cash prize to the weekend winner is now $5000, $2500 to second, $1250 to third, $750 to fourth, and $500 to fifth place. The X30 Pro Junior class weekend purse has also been increased. The weekend winner receives $2500, second takes $1500, third grabs $750, and fourth place is handed $500. This overall weekend purse of just over $15,000 will be shared by nine drivers, making USPKS one of richest paying sprint kart series in the USA. And, all nine of those prize winning drivers will also receive a set of tires courtesy of MG Tires.
What has become a staple with the United States Pro Kart Series is the year-end awards. The 2020 championship will feature many of the same great IAME prize packages as in 2019, including the IAME International Final tickets (2021 version or CASH), IAME engines, and IAME rebuild kits. Plus, the USPKS Winner’s Circle packages, MG Tires, and tons more stuff from other series sponsors along the way.
One of the great benefits of the United States Pro Kart Series is the amount of track time and the shorter days compared to other programs. The series features seven of the best IAME classes, without needing to spend all day and night at the track while getting all the laps you can handle. And don’t forget about the free Friday night cookout at every event.
2020 United States Pro Kart Series Schedule
July 16-19: New Castle Motorsports Park – New Castle, Indiana
September 3-6: CTECH Mfg Motorplex at Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
October 15-18: GoPro Motorplex – Mooresville, North Carolina
2020 United States Pro Kart Series Class Structure
X30 Pro Junior
More information on the USPKS can be found by visiting the series website at www.uspks.com or by contacting Series Director Mark Coats at (217)652-6275 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.