MR: Colorado vs Utah event added for 2010

COLORADO VERSUS UTAH EVENT SCHEDULED TO COMPLETE 2010 SKUSA MOUNTAIN REGION SEASON Inaugural 'Border War' set for October 17 at Grand Junction Motor Speedway DENVER, CO (September 30, 2010) - There have been numerous battles between the two...

COLORADO VERSUS UTAH EVENT SCHEDULED TO COMPLETE 2010 SKUSA MOUNTAIN REGION SEASON
Inaugural 'Border War' set for October 17 at Grand Junction Motor Speedway

DENVER, CO (September 30, 2010) - There have been numerous battles between the two states over the years with drivers like Olpin, Beeny, Schmitke, Anderson and Moulton from Utah. The Colorado drivers included names like Walls, Noud, Ray, Schermerhorn, Kistler, Snider, and Elliott just to name a few. Bench racing has already begun and thus, the 2010 Colorado vs. Utah 'Border War' is on.

The event is set to go down on October 17 at the famed Grand Junction Motorsports Park. This will be an all-out battle between the two Rocky Mountain area states to find out who has what it takes to bring home the hardware. A special traveling trophy will be built to honor the winning state in this epic event. Points will be accumulated for each state by counting their top three finishers for each class. The state with the most points will earn the 'Border War' trophy and bragging rights will follow over the following 12 months until the next edition is contested, scheduled for Utah at the end of the 2011 season. This race will also serve as the final point's race for the SKUSA Mountain Region.

The Cook family is looking forward to hosting the inaugural event at their track, "This is going to be fun and bring back some great memories of years past," stated Stacey Cook of Grand Junction Motor Speedway.

On hand will be several organizations, consisting of Superkarts! USA Mountain Region, Grand Junction Club racers, Miller Motorsports Park Club racers, Pikes Peak Kart Racing Club racers. Saturday, October 16 will consist of move-in and controlled practice until dark, at which time the Cook family will be hosting a BBQ dinner with a local band providing the entertainment. Sunday, October 17 will host morning practice, qualifying, heat races and main events followed by the important traveling trophy presentations. Race direction will be handled by the SKUSA MR team as they promise to get everyone on the road by 4:30-5:00pm Sunday evening.

All SKUSA classes (S2, S4, S5, TaG Senior, TaG Master, TaG Junior, TaG Cadet) will be offered by the rules and tech will be delivered by the book. MG Yellows will be the spec tire for all SKUSA classes along with VP fuel. All other club classes will be run by their local club rules with tires to be decided by each club. Grand Junction Motor Speedway has a large supply of fuel, oil and tires on hand for those who are coming and want to keep their load light. There will be a 'Geezer Class' for 60+ year-old drivers running for a special trophy organized by local driver Butler Cox.

"This is something we have been talking about all year," states AJ Noud of Rocky Mountain Kartworks. "I can't wait to find out who has what it takes to win the Border War. This also gives my drivers one last chance to get their 'A' game dialed in before we head off to Vegas for the SuperNationals. I am really excited this race has come together in short notice and we finally get to race in Grand Junction this year. Utah has always had a group of very fast and talented drivers over the years, and they are not to be taken lightly."

SKUSA MR Race Director Curt Kistler is pleased to finally get the opportunity to run an event at Grand Junction this season, "This was a very difficult year to say the least. We had scheduling issues, date changes, and the passing of Tabor Duncan was a major loss within our Colorado karting community. We are now happy to be moving forward to close out the season and finally put the Border War event together. Following this event, we can look forward to many more in the future and also begin putting together a solid 2011 program for the SKUSA Mountain Region. I hope all the competitors are ready to rumble."

-source: skusa

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