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Leesmann and Koyen Emerge from SKUSA SummerNationals Sunday Battles
Tuesday, 20 July 2010 13:57
After enjoying three days of beautiful sunny skies and mid-80s temperatures, Shawano, WI’s USA International Raceway was hit with rain and wind on Saturday evening, and this precipitation continued into the Sunday morning qualifying sessions for the inaugural Superkarts! USA SummerNationals. The morning rains did not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants, as once the storm cell cleared the area, the MG slicks were back on and the hard racing continued. A pair of new weekend winners was crowned at the end of the day, as Fritz Leesmann recovered from a tough Saturday to outrun Alex Speed for the S1 win, while TJ Koyen was masterful in his Sunday performance as he topped a strong TaG Senior grid to score the victory.

The S1 Pro Stock Moto class took center stage on Sunday as the feature race of the day, and being positioned as the final class in the rotation presented them with a drying track during qualifying. The racing surface was starting to clear up, but wet weather rubber was still necessary. Aluminos’ Fritz Leesmann (CRG) struggled on Saturday, but regrouped overnight and came out swinging, laying down the fastest lap of the wet session with a 1:21.477. NASCAR star and Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray impressed in the tough conditions by posting the second quickest lap, out-pacing Syar Motorsports’ Nick LeDuc (Energy) and the STA Racing duo of Alex Speed (GP) and Jason Toft (GP). Richard Petty Motorsports driver AJ Allmendinger qualified eighth, but he knew that he had competitive pace in the dry thanks to his solid third place finish on Saturday.
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Speed and Giebler Score During SummerNationals Opening Day
Sunday, 18 July 2010 01:00
With perfect weather blanketing an incredible facility, the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals enjoyed great head-to-head racing and some amazing finishes in the opening day of action at USA International Raceway in Shawano, WI. In the feature category of the day – TaG Senior – veteran Phil Giebler emerged for a huge battle to take the win, while in the S1 Pro Stock Moto class, Alex Speed made the most of his return to SKUSA competition with a dominant victory over a star-studded field.

Saturday’s race schedule was capped by an incredible battle in the TaG Senior class, as Pro Tour point leader Phil Giebler (FA Kart) positioned himself throughout the day for the shot at another win. That said, National Kart Supply’s Mark Vielgut (Corsa) dropped the gauntlet early as he grabbed the pole position in qualifying. The combination of the asphalt construction and the specific cornering requirements of the track have made it very apparent the spec MG tires have a 1-2 lap sweet spot during qualifying, and the drivers have adjusted their strategies to address this unique situation. Vielgut was strong out of the box during the timed session, but in contrast to the tire expectations, he would take three laps to hit his mark, posting a 1:13.048 that would give him the pole for the first of two heat races. California driver Adrian Starrantino (CRG) would sit second after the timed run, coming in ahead of Benny Moon (Kosmic), who traveled up to Shawano with good friend AJ Allmendinger. Moon is driving one of Allmendinger’s TaG karts, and has been very impressive. Giebler was fourth, right ahead of veteran Jamie Sieracki (Merlin).
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SummerNats Pre-Entry Closed
Tuesday, 06 July 2010 09:45
Pre-Entry for the Pro Tour SummerNationals is now CLOSED. You will be able to sign-up at the track starting at NOON on Thursday, July 15th, subject to availability in your class. Please call the SKUSA office IMMEDIATELY to reserve your race tires and spec fuel, as extra supplies will be LIMITED for purchase at the track: 951-491-0808.
 
SummerNats Pre-Entry - Open One More Day!
Sunday, 04 July 2010 11:51
Due to feedback from customers we have decided to leave the SummerNats Pre-Entry open for one more day because of the holiday weekend.  Enjoy the 4th!!!
 
SKUSA SummerNationals Line Up Continues to Develop
Sunday, 04 July 2010 09:58
The first annual Superkarts! USA SummerNationals is promising to provide an early look at the on-track battles that the organization will likely see at its SuperNationals in November. The SKUSA staff will be heading for USA International Raceway in Shawano, WI in just about two weeks (June 16-18) and they are thrilled that the SummerNationals is expected to see a solid influx of local drivers for the race, pitting them up against the top drivers from their own ProKart Challenge, Mountain and the Central States regional programs. Add in the confirmed participation of NASCAR stars Jamie McMurray and AJ Allmendinger, and this race could be a solid pre-cursor of things to come in Las Vegas. SKUSA has an assortment of plans in place to make the SummerNationals an enjoyable experience for everyone who treks to Shawano to join in on the party.

“We’d love to officially welcome everyone to come and join us in Shawano for the SummerNationals,” offers Tom Kutscher, SKUSA President. “There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on in karting right now and as I am watching it unfold, I can remember exactly why we started our ProKart Challenge program in 2005. Karting should be about having fun, and that’s what we try to offer our customers when they come race with us. We had a great time at Infineon in April during the SpringNationals, and our approach to the SummerNats is no different. It’s going to be a fun summer vacation! We’ll do a little golfing, enjoy some BBQ with our karting friends, new and old, and we’ll get the chance to hit a great racetrack for some hardcore competition. That’s what the Pro Tour is all about!”
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