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EKN Trackside: 2024 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals – Sunday Report
Monday, 11 March 2024 06:25

Matheus Morgatt led through only the final corners to secure his first SKUSA Pro Tour Pro Shifter victory (Photo: EKN)

What began as a wet and cloudy day at the Orlando Kart Center for the final day of action at the 2024 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals, the Sunday activities were greeted with warm weather and sunshine once qualifying began for the in the morning hours. The Orlando, Florida facility was wet for the opening warm-up sessions with the track drying just as the time sessions began. Those and the Prefinal runs were contested along with the Round Two main events for the Semi-Pro divisions while the Pro Show categories settled their WinterNationals with 25-lap main events at the end of the day.

The last main event of the day was the PSL Karting Pro Shifter Final, featuring 26 pilots from all over the world seeking to become the first Pro Show winner in SKUSA Pro Tour history. Prefinal winner Danny Formal (RPG / Kosmic) launched from the with Marijn Kremers (RPG / Kosmic) slotting in behind. Top contender Kyle Wick (GFC Karting) was third until he dropped to third behind a charging Matheus Morgatto (PSL / Birel ART) on lap four. Wick retired just after, suffering a mechanical issue. Morgatto – who finished the Prefinal in fourth but a penalty for contact dropped him down the order of the grid – quickly worked past Kremers for second. A few laps later, Kremers was under attack from Jacob Gulick (GFC Karting) and Kiwi Jay Urwin (PSL / Birel ART). They exited turn five with Kremers trying to hold the outside on Gulick when the two made contact, sending Kremers into the wall and out of the race with a broken front end. Urwin slipped past both to hold the third position. The action up front remained unchanged until the closing laps when Morgatto was able to close in late. On the final circuit, Formal went defensive into the turn 10 hairpin at the end of the straightaway. A slight bobble out of the corner brought on slight bumper to bumper contact, and when Formal’s power reignited it darted him to the left of the track and nearly off course. This allowed Morgatto to power away, but not before Formal dove in deep in turn 13, making hard contact with the rear bumper of Morgatto. The contact nearly sent Formal upside down, as Morgatto powered away to reach the checkered flag first for his first SKUSA Pro Tour victory in shifterkart competition. Formal continued on to second with Urwin bagging his first major podium in SKUSA competition. Gulick held onto fourth with Giorgrio Carrara (Inter MS / Kart Republic) making it five different countries represented in the top-five (Brazil – Costa Rica – New Zealand – USA – Italy).
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EKN Trackside: 2024 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals – Saturday Report
Sunday, 10 March 2024 10:21

Finnegan Bayliff secured his first SKUSA Pro Tour victory in KA100 Senior (Photo: EKN)

A warm and sunny day kicked off the 2024 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals at the Orlando Kart Center. Saturday’s racing featured a full round of racing for the Semi-Pro categories while a new era began for the two Pro divisions with Qualifying, Super Pole and Prefinal sessions took place during the evening hours in Orlando, Florida. The highlight of the day was the KA100 Senior main event where Finnegan Bayliff won in a dramatic finish with the Trinity Karting Group driver securing his first career SKUSA Pro Tour victory.

The Sodi Racing USA KA100 Senior category began with rookie Steven Miller (Nash / EOS) leading the 40-driver field in the timed qualifying session with a 56.115 lap time, beating out Collin Lloyd (Inter MS / Kart Republic) and Stephen Eisert (Sodi Racing USA). The Prefinal was a precursor to what we would get in the main event with Lloyd winning on the last lap over Miller and Peyton Phillips (RPM / Tony Kart). The final was two drivers up front after the red flag for Mario Barrios on the opening lap and early shuffling on the restart. Lloyd and Fernando Leque (Supertune USA / Tony Kart) were nose to tail and able to get away from the rest of the field, including Finnegan Bayliff (Trinity / Kart Republic) in third. Once the top two began shuffling for the spot, this brought Bayliff and others back into the mix. As they made their way through the two hairpins at the start of the lap, Phillips moved up to second on the bumper of Lloyd. Entering the sweeper, Phillips made contact with Lloyd’s bumper, sending both sideways. Lloyd pushed to the outside while Phillips was in the middle of the track. Bayliff slipped by both as Luque slammed into Phillips. This allowed Bayliff to lead the final lap, securing his first SKUSA Pro Tour victory. Cameron Weinberg (CDR / Kart Republic) made his way through nearly the entire field after starting 35th due to a Prefinal incident. He was sitting fifth when all this was happening, and was able to knife through the wreck to finish second as Eli Warren (Redspeed) crossed the line in third. A pushback bumper penalty dropped him off the podium, putting James Overbeck (BJR-MDR / Tony Kart) into third after pulling off a 360 degree spin in the air earlier during the race. Kane Martin (Nash / EOS) completed the top-five.
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EKN Trackside: 2024 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals – Preview
Friday, 08 March 2024 08:15

Two-time defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Marijn Kremers making his OTK debut in the USA with RPG

The 2024 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals marks the 15th season of the organizations premier championship program. The March 8-10 event is scheduled for the Orlando Kart Center in Orlando, Florida. Part of the new Pro Tour format is the separation of two Pro categories and the seven Semi-Pro divisions that will battle over the three days.

The second visit to the Orlando Kart Center for the SKUSA WinterNationals will feature two rounds of racing for the Semi-Pro classes and one round for the new Pro Show. The Semi-Pro will compete in Round One action on Saturday with qualifying, Prefinal and Final with Round Two contested on Sunday with the same format. The new Pro Show has the X30 and Shifter divisions held out until the end of the day where they will run a Qualifying and Super Pole session before running their Prefinal races. The main events will then be held at the end of the day on Sunday, crowning the weekend winners. Read full story on eKartingNews.com
 
Rulebook Update
Thursday, 22 February 2024 08:58
The following is currently in effect and will be added to the Rulebook in the next revision.

Brand Compliance Of Parts
Due to an active indefinite suspension of Mark Zartarian of High Rev Racing Engines, until such time as that suspension is lifted, no engines produced/manufactured by, serviced or otherwise maintained by High Rev Racing Engines shall be used at any SKUSA sanctioned event.

 
EKN Trackside: 2024 Superkarts! USA Winter Series – AMR2 – Sunday Report
Monday, 12 February 2024 00:00

Brandon Carr became the fourth different winner in X30 Senior (Photo: EKN)

The final round of the 2024 Superkarts! USA Winter Series was completed on Sunday at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires. The second of two weekends to open up the season for the organization wrapped up its time at the Homestead, Florida facility, welcoming over 200 entries in the nine categories. Weather was perfect until the main events began with a quick rain shower hitting the circuit to dampen things up for the first four race groups before the dry line was formed enough to put back on dry tries. The action on the day helped to decide this year’s champions in a best three of four format with most coming down to the final laps.

The X30 Senior presented by SpeedLab Racing Engines saw the aggression amp up with drivers knowing this was their final shot at a victory, or to further increase their chances of landing on the championship podium. Steven Miller (AM / Exprit) found speed overnight to claim the top spot in qualifying with a 47.672. He cleared Saturday winner Donovan Bonilla (RPG / Kosmic) by just 28 thousandths. Bonilla however was the quickest driver in the Prefinal, working his way up to the point and taking the victory by over a half second ahead of Miller. The start of the Final however cost Bonilla a chance at the championship as contact sent him around in turn two, dropping him outside the top-20. The scramble allowed for Canadian Thomas Nepveu (Trinity / Kart Republic) along with teammate Brandon Carr (Trinity / Kart Republic) and Round Two winner Alessandro de Tullio (Inter MS / Kart Republic) to run 1-2-3. They locked together and got away from the fight that was for fourth. Nepveu led the majority of the race until de Tullio took over the point on lap 17. He led until Carr grabbed the spot coming to the white flag. A defensive line into the first turn pushed him wide and de Tullio got a run on the inside. Nepveu got a run on both, and pushed Carr ahead just enough to clear de Tullio into the second turn from the outside. As Carr jumped back into the lead, de Tullio and Nepveu fought for position, allowing Round One winner Ryan Norberg (RPG / Kosmic) and Dalton Hanes (Piquet / Sodi Kart) to close in. Carr took the advantage and held on through the final corners to secure his first Senior victory. De Tullio held on for second over Nepveu with Norberg and Hanes trailing at the line. Bonilla worked his way up to 12th, but it was not enough as de Tullio would be crowned champion with Norberg third on the championship podium.
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