EKN EXCLUSIVE: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 26 Confirmed for November 8-12
Three-year deal signed for Las Vegas Motor Speedway
The SKUSA SuperNationals 26 is set for the Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
The future of the iconic Superkarts! USA SuperNationals has been confirmed for the immediate future, as EKN has learned from the organization owner Tom Kutscher that he’s signed a three-year agreement for the event to be held on the grounds of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway through 2025. This year’s race – SKUSA SuperNationals 26 – will take place on November 8-12, one week ahead of the Formula 1 event in Las Vegas.
“As an organization, we are so excited and expecting another year of amazing international participation at SKUSA SuperNationals 26,” stated Tom Kutscher of Superkarts! USA. “After tireless months of negotiations, back and forth with multiple venues, finding enough asphalt to race, all while F1 is in town was a massive task for everyone involved.”
In 2021, SKUSA was forced to move the 24th running of the SKUSA SuperNationals from the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway at the last minute, but this year, the adjustment was required by the debut of the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix. The Las Vegas Strip will be transformed into an F1 festival for their November 18-20 event, and the explosion of hotel room costs and demand put SKUSA in a place where a date and venue move was the only option.
“We obviously wanted the event on the strip, but the introduction of Formula 1 meant the properties downtown always prioritize the bigger event. We know how much everyone loves racing on the strip, as do we, and there were no suitable venues big enough to host the race during the dates we could make work. We worked like crazy in 2021 to make the SuperNationals a memorable race given the short notice and untimely venue switch. This year, with plenty of time, we can add to what makes this race so special and put forth an effort into making Las Vegas Motor Speedway the new home of the race for the foreseeable future.”
EKN will have more regarding the details surrounding the SKUSA Supernationals 26 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Host hotel information will be released next week on a first come, first serve basis. Registration for the 26th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals will open on June 28 at Noon PDT.