SuperKarts USA Announces Schedule For 2014 Pro Tour
Dates confirmed in May, August and November – exciting venues to
be released soon
TEMECULA, CA (August 22, 2013) – Superkarts! USA is excited to
formally announce the schedule for the 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour. The
program will once again feature three major events – the
SpringNationals in May, the SummerNationals in August and the
season-ending SuperNationals on its traditional November weekend
ahead of Thanksgiving. This new schedule has been developed
after extensive efforts to avoid conflict with other racing
series, and the staff at SKUSA is very motivated for the new
season – thanks to some very exciting opportunities that have
fallen into place.
SKUSA’s flagship ProKart Challenge series, which is based in
California, works closely with the other large series in the
state, and has chosen to race on the first weekend of every
month. The Pro Tour will follow this formula for 2014, and the
first two races have been scheduled for the first weekends of
May and August.
The opening round of the Pro Tour – the SpringNationals – will
take place on the May 2-4 weekend, moving into the month of May
this year after the first four editions were run in April.
SKUSA’s focus on cooperation with other Southwestern US programs
led to the move, as the month of April is jam-packed with both
racing events and special holidays. SKUSA was dedicated to
taking into consideration the need to avoid conflict with
partners like the Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC) and
the previous-announced finale of the Challenge of the Americas,
which needed to be moved to the opening weekend of April to
avoid another conflict. In addition, April is home to a major
California motorsports event – the Long Beach Grand Prix – as
well as the Easter Weekend. With May 2-4 being open, and in line
with SKUSA’s regional PKC program of running on the first
weekend of the month, the date seemed to fall nicely into place.
This year’s SummerNationals will slide down the schedule out of
its traditional July date, as well. The race will be run on the
August 1-3 weekend, maintaining the opening weekend format. An
exciting new venue is in the works for this important race,
which sets up the run to the SKUSA SuperNationals in November.
The SuperNationals has a very strong connection with its host –
the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino – and the partnership has once
again locked in the weekend before Thanksgiving, as has been the
case since the event’s return to the venue.For 2014, this puts
the world’s biggest karting event on November 19-23.
“We have some really exciting stuff in the works for next year’s
Pro Tour, and I can’t wait to release the news,” offered Tom
Kutscher, SKUSA President. “Even though we’re now continuing our
preparations for the 2013 SuperNationals and the wrap up of our
PKC regional series, I’ve needed to focus on getting the 2014
Pro Tour schedule announced so that our drivers and teams can
lock in their own schedules. It’s a chore – a frustrating one at
times – trying to fit races onto the calendar knowing that
others are doing the same. We’re lucky to be working with great
people at the LAKC, who are awesome partners here in California.
In discussing dates with them, all while working around Long
Beach and Easter, I really like the new May date for the
SpringNationals. It brings some comfortable consistency to our
The SummerNationals was the biggest move for Kutscher, as July’s
schedule is always tough – and the new venue that is in the
final planning stages required the August date.
“The move of the SummerNationals to the first weekend in August
maintains our schedule consistency, although much of the
motivation for the adjustment came from the exciting new venue
we’ll be visiting for this race,” Kutscher continues. “We’re
working on something really special for the Superkarts! USA
family and once it’s ready to drop, we’ll let everyone know.
It’s going to be great! Stay tuned!”
The following is the confirmed schedule for the 2014 Superkarts!
USA Pro Tour:
May 2-4 - SpringNationals
August 1-3 - SummerNationals
November 19-23 - SuperNationals
For more information on anything related to Superkarts! USA,
please visit our website – www.superkartsusa.com – or call the
SKUSA head office at 951-491-0808.