MRS: Mountain Region series round one Pikes Peak preview

First of four weekends set for inaugural season in Colorado LOVELAND, CO (May 4, 2010) - A new era is set to begin for karting in the state of Colorado and the surrounding regions. The new Superkarts! USA Mountain Region Series will make its...

First of four weekends set for inaugural season in Colorado

LOVELAND, CO (May 4, 2010) - A new era is set to begin for karting in the state of Colorado and the surrounding regions. The new Superkarts! USA Mountain Region Series will make its debut on May 7-8 at the Pikes Peak International Raceway in Fountain, Colorado, bringing the SKUSA 'attitude' back to this hot bed of karting. The event will be the first-ever kart race held at the 13-year old motorsports venue, which will make Pikes Peak's amazing facilities available to the karting community. Outside the confines of the oval, a 9/10-mile temporary circuit on a smooth 12-acre parking surface will be utilized for the opening weekend of the SKUSA Mountain Region Series.

The series and the event will be guided by a number of veterans within the sport. The track layout has been designed by Rocky Mountain Kartworks' AJ Noud, a seasoned shoe behind the wheel, not to mention a former SuperNationals race winner. On-track activities will be overseen by race director Curt Kistler, who also has a strong karting resume, and he will be working with the newly formed Pikes Peak Kart Racing Club to man the corners, scales and other key positions. Angie MacEwen will operate the timing & scoring duties, as she has for a number of SKUSA SuperNationals, the new Pro Tour and other Colorado regional events. Superkarts! USA Technical Advisor John Motley will handle the technical inspections for the event, keeping everyone on the safe and fair line. SKUSA Director of Operations Stan Bryniarski will also be on-hand to assist the SKUSA Mountain Region crew with on-track duties. To round out the special attendees, Superkarts! USA CEO Tom Kutscher will be trackside to provide support for the new region while handing out the podium awards at the end of the racing action.

"I'm very excited to be heading to Colorado next weekend to begin the new SKUSA Mountain Region," stated Kutscher. "We have had a number of supporters at the SKUSA SuperNationals from the state and most recently at the SKUSA Pro Tour debut. It's time we return the favor by offering the type of regional racing that we provide in other sections of the country to the Rocky Mountain area."

The event will kick-off on Friday, May 7 with a full day of practice. From sun-up to sun-down, 10-minute sessions will take place for the categories competing on the weekend. Following the on-track action, the series will host a SKUSA-style tri-tip barbeque with free beverages, thanks to the series supporters. Saturday will be race day with practice, qualifying, two heat races and the main event for the eight categories competing. The categories offered will mirror that of the Superkarts! USA class structure; S2 (Semi-Pro Stock Moto), S3 (Novice Stock Moto), S4 (Masters Stock Moto), S5 (Junior Stock Moto), TaG Senior, TaG Master, TaG Junior, and a local option Cadet category.

A unique viewing option will be available for the event as the Pikes Peak facility will be opening up the spotter's deck on the main grandstands for race viewing. A short elevator ride to the summit of the 12-story building will offer a first of its kind viewing option of a kart race. Sure to be taking photos from the viewing deck will be Mitch Bowers of Imagewerx.us, named the official photographer of the SKUSA Mountain Region Series Round 1 event.

-source: www.skusamountainregion.com

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