Double-Round Weekend Ahead for California ProKart Challenge
Two rounds of racing set for Superkarts! USA regional championship program at historic Adams Motorsports Park on August 18-20
California ProKart Challenge returns to the famous Adams Motorsports Park for the first time since 2015 (Photo: Superkarts! USA)
The second half of 2023 California ProKart Challenge is set to begin over the August 18-20 weekend. Competitors will head to the historic Adams Motorsports Park to contest Rounds Four and Five of this year’s championship program in a three-day, double- round weekend. The Riverside, California facility is one of the country’s oldest karting circuits since opening in 1959, welcoming the Superkarts! USA regional program multiple times during its 19 seasons.
The second half of the championship chase begins in Adams, featuring a number of tight point standings heading into the next two rounds. Texas driver and two-time winner John Burke remains at the top of the HRT Driver Development KA100 Senior standings. His lead is only 10 points ahead of three-time podium finisher Ethan Lampe with two-time top qualifier Kane Martin a close third, 67 points out of first. Keagan Kaminski has three wins in the first three rounds to lead the standings in the SpeedSense Motorsports KA100 Junior division. Two-time top qualifier Shea Aldrich is second, back by 154 points with Payton Westcott sitting third in the chase.
Multi-time series champion Billy Musgrave has himself at the top of the Factory Karts Pro Shifter standings thanks to two wins over the first three rounds. Round One winner Keawn Tandon is second, back by 130 points with Liam Jones sitting in third. Ronnie Swaim has four wins in six main events in 2023 and leads two championships heading into Adams. He holds a 136-point lead in the Empire Karts X30 Master category over Tony Rossetti, with Robert Switzler holding third. Two of his wins came in the Nash Motorsportz KA100 Master class, where he leads the championship ahead of Matthew Ostiguy and Craig Vasquez.
The two winners on the season in the SuperSpeed Bearings Mini Swift class are at the top of the standings at the halfway point. Round Two winner Matthew Cagle has three straight podium finishes to lead the standings by 80 points over two-time race winner McLaren Carroll. Braydon Wagner finished third at the last event behind the top two and trails them by 156 points heading into Adams. Two straight wins to close out the first half of the season has Drew Jensen at the top of the P1 Racing Engines Micro Swift standings. He leads by 105 points over three-time podium finisher Byron Borneman, with Round One winner Aidan Go sitting third in the championship chase.
The weekend at the Adams Motorsports Park will feature three days of action. Five rounds of practice will be offered on Friday, August 18. Saturday will host Round Four of racing, including warm-up, qualifying, Pre-Final and Final. Sunday is a duplicate format to contest Round Five of the California ProKart Challenge. Classes for X30 Senior and X30 Junior are available on the weekend, along with Open Shifter for Senior and Master drivers.
Race Pre-Entry remains open for the double-round weekend for the 2023 California ProKart Challenge program until the online registration deadline of Tuesday, August 15 at 11:59pm PST. As always, a 2023 SKUSA membership is mandatory to register and compete. Complete race and venue information, along with a tentative weekend schedule, can be found at the PKC Event Page. Reserved pit spots and camping reservations are highly recommended prior to the pre-entry cutoff and can also be found online.