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|Purses And Prizes - Pro Tour 2013|
The prize structure for the 2013 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour will be as extravagant as ever -- and will again focus on both an attractive cash purse and extra incentives to motivate drivers to support the program by running both double-race events heading into the SuperNationals. The following list details the current Pro Tour prize package:
Per Race Prize MoneyPrize money will be paid to the S1 and TaG Senior classes at the SpringNationals and SummerNationals, awarding $1750 per class to the top three drivers in the overall point standings, cumulatively, for the weekend. The total prize money paid per weekend will be $3500. The following is the cash payout for both S1 and TaG Senior:
1st - $1000
SKUSA President Tom Kutscher will present the prize money to the drivers during the Sunday afternoon podium presentations.
For the SuperNationals – the final round of the Pro Tour – the purse for TaG Sr. and S1 will be increased to $15,000 per class. The following is the payout for both S1 and TaG Senior:
Pro Tour Points FundA championship points fund will be accumulated from race-to-race, and additional cash awards will be distributed to the top-three in the final point standings at the end of the year for both S1 and TaG Senior. A driver’s accumulated points from all five Pro Tour events will determine the final standings – after eliminating the lowest points race (ONE DROP). The breakdown of the points fund for the top five in S1 and TaG Senior is as follows:
1st - $3000
SKUSA National Number PlatesSKUSA brought back the prestigious National Number Plate program starting in 2010, providing special number plates to the top-three drivers in the final championship points in all eight classes. Drivers must run their respective national number plates during all SKUSA Pro Tour events if they wish to be eligible for event prize money and points. The National Number Plate program will continue in 2013, and the top-three from each class will be awarded their plates at the end of the season. National Number Plates are only run if the driver remains in the same class in which he or she won the plate.
SKUSA Circle of Champions ProgramOne of the most popular of prizes in the SKUSA Pro Tour is the ‘Circle of Champions’ program. SKUSA will again be providing the 2013 Pro Tour point champions in all classes with special sponsorship for the 2014 racing season. The Pro Tour champions will be provided with complimentary entries, race tires, fuel and oil for the 2014 Pro Tour, including the SuperNationals. This package is worth approximately $2,800 to each champion, while the entire package adds more than $25,000 to the overall prize fund. These sponsored SKUSA ‘Circle of Champions’ drivers will be required to wear the national #1 plate.
Guaranteed SuperNationals Main Event Starting PositionSKUSA will again be including a very lucrative benefit to the top drivers in Pro Tour points heading into the 2013 SuperNationals. In any of the classes that will opened to 80 entries for this year’s SuperNats (such as S4, TaG Cadet and TaG Senior, for example) the top three drivers in Pro Tour points after the SummerNationals will be rewarded with guaranteed starting positions in the main event on SuperSunday. Should they not make the main following the heat races or the Last Chance Qualifier, they will start at the tail of the grid from 41st to 43th in the order of where they sit in the Pro Tour points.
TaG Cadet Mini Rok Awards ProgramAgain for 2013, the TaG Cadet class champion will be awarded a partially-supported trip to the 2014 ROK Cup International Final. This support package includes the event entry fee, a complete and new (OTK) chassis with engine to use for the race, tires for the race, one set of practice tires, fuel, and hotel stay for the driver (four nights). Airfare is not included.
Priority SuperNationals Entry ProgramAgain in 2013 is a way for Pro Tour participants to secure an entry for the SuperNationals ahead of their competitors -- and before their class fills up! This new bonus is definitely an extra incentive for all drivers to participate in this year’s Pro Tour. The exact details are still coming together, but anyone running the Pro Tour this year will have an opportunity to register before the general public. These drivers will be part of SKUSA’s ‘Preferred Entry Program’, which has been designed to provide SKUSA racers will a guaranteed opportunity to attend the event as a participant.
Honda Racing/HPD Prizes for Stock Honda ChampsHonda Performance Development is again offering a lucrative HPD SKUSA Pro Tour Championship contingency for 2013. This program will award $1600 total to the top-three drivers in each of the Stock Moto categories -- S1, S2, S4 and S5 -- at the end of the season. The Pro Tour champions in these classes will win $750, and second and third will receive $500 and $350, respectively. All Stock Honda drivers must be a registered member of Honda Racing Line (a free membership) to qualify, and it only requires a one-time sign-up. Click HERE to sign up online, HERE to get full program details, and HERE to download the end-of-year claim form. A sign-up form will also be available on-site at each of the 2013 Pro Tour races.
|Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2013 11:37|