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Stock Moto Master Class Tops 60 for SKUSA SuperNationals XIV
Wednesday, 25 August 2010 08:19
It would be hard to argue the fact that this has been a tough year for the sport of karting. The economic issues that are facing the country have affected karting’s participation numbers all over the nation, which makes the current excitement surrounding the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals a potentially positive cap to the 2010 season. SKUSA is thrilled to announce that the continuing growth of the S4 Stock Moto Master category has demanded its expansion to a pair of race groups for this year’s SuperNationals, which will be held on the grounds of the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 17-21. After confirming that the S4 class had reached its 40-entry capacity back on August 10, SKUSA stated that it would begin adding new potential entrants to a waiting list. The response was rapid, as this list topped more than 20 drivers within a week. SKUSA will now be capping the S4 class at a maximum of 80 entries, and the current entry total in S4 is now over 60 entries (as wait listers were notified first). Furthermore, based on the fact that both TaG Senior and TaG Junior are expected to reach their capacity limits next, there will likely be no other class caps extended for this event, due to race day time constraints.

“It’s hard to express how great it is to see that so many ‘veteran’ drivers are excited about SKUSA and the S4 program,” admits Tom Kutscher, SKUSA president. “The moto shifter class was where I started with Superkarts! USA when I was racing, and I’m thrilled to see a full field for the SuperNationals. The big numbers are simply proving the quality and attraction of the Stock Moto program. I think this is also a little preview of what we’re going to see on the SKUSA Pro Tour circuit in 2011. The Tour is going to be big next year – and the S4 grid is going to be packed!”
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Schoombee and Giebler Clinch ProKart Challenge South Championships
Tuesday, 24 August 2010 13:07
The 2010 season for the Superkarts! USA ProKart Challenge South program wrapped up over the August 13-14 weekend in Santa Maria as part of the PKC West Coast Shootout event. All ten categories of the Southern California regional series took part at a North versus South event, pitting the top drivers from each area against one another. Aside from the bragging rights to be earned, the South drivers were competing for class championships, contesting the sixth and final round of the year.

The headline S1 Pro Stock Moto category came down to the final laps of the season. Clinton Schoombee entered the finale as the point leader, with a slim 55-point advantage over Tommy Thompson – while Brad Dunford sat back in third. Things turned for the worse for Thompson’s charge for the title in the opening moments of qualifying. Thompson was making his initial laps in the timed session when he ran across an oil slick and went off course. The session was stopped; however, the damage had been done to Thompson’s machine, forcing him to miss the remainder of the session and the opening heat race. Dunford out-qualified Schoombee to sit third and fourth in the order. The two ran in the top-five in the opening moto while Schoombee ran into trouble himself on the final lap, experiencing a shattered front brake rotor to put him on the sidelines. In the main event, Dunford was primed for a podium finish until spinning while looking to overtake for the second position, falling out of contention. Thompson and Schoombee, however, both drove from the tail of the field to place fourth and fifth as Schoombee earned enough points on the day to claim his first series championship. Thompson would end up second, back 75 markers – with Dunford holding onto third.
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West Coast Shootout on Santa Maria News
Friday, 20 August 2010 14:07

 
Speed and Kelley Claim First PKC West Coast Shootout Victories
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 08:14
After the success of the inaugural Superkarts! USA ProKart Challenge West Coast Shootout in 2009, the concept of bringing together the best drivers from the North and South regional programs again proved worthy with an even bigger driver roster and fiercer competition this year. The Santa Maria Karting Association Kart Track played host to the second annual ‘North vs. South’ title fight – set as the final round of the six-race South championship chase while counting toward round five for the North. With 120 drivers from all over the west, the beautiful coastal weather greeted a packed paddock that was buzzing with excitement as drivers went head-to-head against their regional counterparts. In the end, the South would prevail over the North in the final tally, thanks to performances like Bobby Kelley in TaG Senior – and despite the efforts of those like NorCal star and former national champion Alex Speed – claiming the S1 Pro Stock Moto victory.

The driver lineup in the S1 category mirrored the roster of the SKUSA Pro Tour, with all three series leaders on hand. While Clinton Schoombee and Fritz Leesmann were looking to help control their fate in the regional championships, Alex Speed had nothing to lose as he continues to prepare for the upcoming SKUSA SuperNationals. The qualifying session for the headline category was ended after just one-minute on the clock, due to oil on the track. It would be one minute too late, as it collected championship contenders Jason Toft and Tommy Thompson, ending their session with kart damage into the barriers. After the clean-up, the remaining drivers were allowed a second qualifying session, and jostled the pole position back and forth until Speed claimed the spot with a 46.669. Leesmann was a close second, as Brad Dunford slid into third ahead of Schoombee. The top four were separated by just eight-hundredths.
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Central States Challenge Heads to Kansas City for Round Six
Friday, 13 August 2010 01:00
The 2010 season is nearing the end, thus attention is turning to the crucial moments in the remaining events of the Superkarts! USA Central States Challenge (SCSC). The sixth round of the seven race series will take place at the new Precision Karting Center in Kansas City, Missouri on August 21-22. The facility is a 54-acre complex designed for transportation, public safety and student driver training. Karting has been taking place at the location since the end of 2009 with a local series running each month throughout 2010. With the combination of the local talent and the regional competitors of the Central States Challenge, the upcoming event is sure to witness great racing over the two days.

“We are excited to be heading to Kansas City for round six of the series,” stated Pam Freund of the SKUSA Central States Challenge. “Our racers are coming off a busy month in July with our double header at USA International Raceway and the SKUSA SummerNationals the following weekend. This time off has charged them up for the final stretch when we crown our champions next month.”
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