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Round 1 - Buttonwillow Feb 29 - Mar 1, 2020
Buttonwillow Raceway Park
24551 Lerdo Highway
Buttonwillow, CA 93206
(661) 764-5333
buttonwillowraceway.com
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California ProKart Challenge

Second Half of California ProKart Challenge On the Horizon
Friday, 29 June 2018 11:04

California ProKart Challenge returns to the Santa Maria Kart Track on July 6-7 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)

A month after resuming the 2018 season, the California ProKart Challenge returns back to action to begin the second half of the year with the fourth event in the six-round championship program. The Santa Maria Kart Track will host the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program on July 6-7. A regular stop for the California PKC program, the 7/10-mile circuit is located near the Pacific Ocean on at the Santa Maria Airport. Championship hunts are in full chase-mode, with the 12 IAME and Honda categories gearing up for another exciting weekend of racing.

No one has been able to stop Billy Musgrave in the Mad Old Nut S1 Pro Stock Honda class at the California ProKart Challenge. The current #1 driver in the eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA has been perfect through the first half of the season. Last year’s Santa Maria event triggered a three race runner-up string for Musgrave, with Matias Podboj scoring the victory a year ago. Podboj is the top challenger in the championship chase at this point. Jake Drew has positioned himself as the driver to beat in the Phil Giebler Racing X30 Senior title chase. Drew leads by 28 points over Joseph Daniele and holds the advantage in the win column, earning a Round Two victory while Daniele has a best finish of runner up at Round One. Canadian Samuel Lupien and 2017 California PKC Junior champion Trey Brown remain in the hunt.
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Big Numbers and Exciting Racing for California ProKart Challenge at CalSpeed
Thursday, 07 June 2018 13:29

(Photo: DromoPhotos.com)

The 2018 season for the California ProKart Challenge resumed on June 1-2 as the program visited the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. After taking the months of April and May off for the SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals, racers from all over the western half of the United States converged on the ‘Grande’ circuit that sits just outside the Auto Club Speedway facility, where many of the southern California karters call home. The total number of racers reached the 150 mark, as the series met the halfway point of the championship chase by putting Round Three into the books.
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Happy Memorial Day! Don’t miss Tonight’s Pre-Entry Cutoff for the California ProKart Challenge at CalSpeed!
Monday, 28 May 2018 09:54
Tonight at midnight PDT, Monday May 28, is the cutoff to pre-register for this weekend’s PKC Championship round #3 at CalSpeed in Fontana, CA. Registration and SKUSA memberships can be handled at https://www.motorsportreg.com/orgs/skusa. All event details are posted at http://www.superkartsusa.com/regional/california-pkc.html Save on the walk-up entry fee and do it now!

Move-in starts Thursday 5/31 at 11am. Hope to see you there!
 
Prokart Challenge Returns to Calspeed Karting at Auto Club Speedway For Round 3 of The 2018 Season June 1-2
Friday, 25 May 2018 10:40

Local favorite Billy Musgrave leads the S1/S2 field at last years Calspeed event. (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)

After a small hiatus for national competition, Superkarts! USA’s flagship regional program, the CaliforniaProKart Challenge, returns to action at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana for Round 3 of the 2018 championship on June 1-2. The popular venue also plays host to the Los Angeles Kart Club (LAKC) and is among a favorite of local competitors, thanks in part to its proximity and wide variety of configurations.
 
While the 2018 championship is only two races in, some early season favorites look poised to make their bid for the regional title. National #2 Billy Musgravecontinues to be the man to beat in the Mad Old Nut / Mad Croc USA Pro S1 category. The MRC factory pilot has not put a wheel wrong since his SuperNationals 21 victory. But Matias Podboj and Brian Keck continue to give chase and will no doubt look to upset the PKC points leader. Musgrave runs well at the paved CalSpeed circuit, so the two will have their work cut out for them.
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Musgrave and Drew Tame Streets of Willow During California ProKart Challenge Weekend
Friday, 06 April 2018 13:28

Billy Musgrave scored his second straight victory in S1 for 2018 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)

The California ProKart Challenge allowed its racers to stretch out their karting machines for the second round of the 2018 season. On March 30-31, the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program visited the Streets of Willow course at the Willow Springs International Raceway facility in Rosamond, California. The 1.6-mile course – with a reduced layout for X30 Junior and Swift drivers – took racers away from the normal karting track and onto a road course, reaching the highest speeds of the season. The 12 categories were put together into four race groups on the day, sticking with the same qualifying, two heats, and main event format. A number of classes were swept on the day, while others went down to the wire.

All six Stock Honda categories took to the Streets of Willow circuit in a combined race group throughout the day, putting 50 karts on track to make every session a busy one. At the front of the field all day was Billy Musgrave. The four-time series champion and SuperNationals 21 victor swept the Mad Old Nut S1 Pro Stock Honda class, but it was not easy. Musgrave cleared the entire race group by half a second with a 1:15.311-lap time, ahead of S1 rookie Rory van der Steur and Josh Lane, making his return to the California PKC. It was Brian Keck that put the pressure on Musgrave in Heat #1, stealing the lead for four laps until Billy retook the position and the win. Heat #2 saw van der Steur leading four laps before Musgrave resumed the spot – right before a red flag and restart cut the session short. Musgrave and van der Steur were able to get away from everyone in the 14-lap Final, making it a duel for the victory. Rory led the majority of the race, with Musgrave leading the final two circuits. At the line, the two were separated by 76 thousandths of a second at roughly 80mph. Lane was on the podium in third to cap off his return to the seat, while Matias Podboj and Peter Abba completed the top-five.
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