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Evinco Tire Selected As Official Sprint Spec Tire For IKF
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 10:54


The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Superkarts! USA and Evinco Tires. For 2016 and 2017, the Evinco product line has been selected as the official spec tire of the IKF for the Sprint program.

“We are looking forward to working with Superkarts! USA and Evinco with our Sprint program for the next two years and we have high hopes for a positive and beneficial result for our members and drivers, Superkarts! USA, and the IKF,” stated Roger Miller, IKF President. “It’s been a pleasure working with Tom Kutscher and discussing the future of the sport on the West Coast and we’re excited at the opportunities that have been offered to fuel stability and growth within the IKF program. There’s a great deal of passion amongst us all and our shared focus is on growing the sport.”
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Superkarts! USA Announces 2016 Racing Schedules and Class Updates
Monday, 07 December 2015 11:04

With the Superkarts! USA competition season now completed after the running of the much-anticipated SuperNationals XIX at the Las Vegas Convention Center in late November, SKUSA’s staff is now totally focused on putting the finishing touches on the upcoming 2016 season. The sport’s leading program is excited to confirm the dates and locations for the 2016 Fikse Wheels Pro Tour, as well as the dates for the various ProKart Challenge series running in California, Texas/Oklahoma and the Pacific Northwest. SKUSA’s overall class structure continues to evolve, as does the entire foundation, coming on the heels of the recently announced introduction of the new Evinco spec tire program.

The 2016 schedule of the Fikse Wheels Pro Tour is a carbon copy of the 2015 program, as SKUSA aims to produce date equity and consistency. The seventh edition of the SpringNationals will take racers back to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility as the month turns over from April to May. Announced at the 2015 race, the SummerNationals will also return to the popular New Castle Motorsports Park facility in late July. The 2016 program concludes in Las Vegas once again, as SuperNationals XX returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 20th anniversary of this great event. The following is the official Pro Tour calendar:
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IAME X30/MY09 Clutch Information Update
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 21:08
Please click HERE for an informational update regarding clutches – which affects the TaG Junior, TaG Senior and TaG Master classes only. 
 
EKN One-on-One: Tom Kutscher – Superkarts! USA
Monday, 29 December 2014 11:02

Superkarts! USA's Tom Kutscher (Photo: EKN)

After a long season of race promotion and ground breaking organizational efforts, you’d think that Superkarts! USA’s Tom Kutscher would be setting up for a relaxing off-season, taking a little time off before SKUSA’s California ProKart Challenge regional series fires up again in early February. But for the head of the sport’s leading shifter and TaG program, nothing could be further from the truth, as his company is currently in the middle of an important period of evolution. This progression is focused on improving stability while fueling growth, which has seen Superkarts! USA make some aggressive and calculated moves over the past 18 months. In the last year and a half, they made the decision to move away from the multiple-engine TaG program that was part of their foundation, trimming away the engines that were not utilized in any large numbers (Motori and Rok). They also elected to remove the Rotax FR125, whose continuing technical development caused issues and required investment in testing to maintain equality in TaG racing. The end result is that SKUSA will move into 2015 focused on a single supplier of engines for their ‘TaG’ categories, which is a current trend in our sport. Three different models of IAME products will power the single-speed side of the SKUSA equation, with the X30 and Leopards being legal for TaG Senior and TaG Master in 2015. The TaG Junior classes will stick with the Leopard-only approach for one more year, and as recently announced, an ambitious trade-in program will put all of SKUSA’s TaG Cadet drivers on the IAME Mini Swift air-cooled engine for 2015.
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Superkarts! USA Committed to Future of Stock Honda Classes
Friday, 12 December 2014 12:21

The Stock Honda CR125 engine package will remain as the absolute foundation of the Superkarts! USA program for years to come

A new focus on a single manufacturer for their TaG program has provided Superkarts! USA with some much needed long-term stability, and this is only amplified when paired with the organization’s continued support and dedication to the Stock Moto shifterkart program that utilizes the Honda CR125 engine package. It is impossible to argue that SKUSA is not the leader in the category, as they continue to position the formula has a key segment of their operation. That said, SKUSA’s increased partnership with the IAME product line has brought about speculation that the Italian manufacturer’s gearbox engine could become a replacement for Stock Honda program in SKUSA’s shifterkart categories. SKUSA wishes that it be known that this is by no means the case. SKUSA remains fully committed to the Stock Honda program and they see many years of working closely with Honda and HPD.
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