SKUSA: Hawaii: Maui round two preview

MAUI KART CHALLENGE SET FOR ROUND TWO Superkarts! USA Hawaii regional series building off of successful opening round KAHULUI, HAWAII (July 10, 2008) - The Superkarts! USA Hawaii Region will host the second round of the new Maui Kart...

MAUI KART CHALLENGE SET FOR ROUND TWO
Superkarts! USA Hawaii regional series building off of successful opening round

KAHULUI, HAWAII (July 10, 2008) - The Superkarts! USA Hawaii Region will host the second round of the new Maui Kart Challenge this coming weekend at the Maui Motorsports Park Puunene Kart Track. The July 12 event is scheduled to include a full day of action with the finals to commence under the lights around the 1/2-mile circuit.

The first Superkarts! USA regional program to be run outside the continental United States debuted on June 7 as a new era of karting on the Islands begins to take shape, building the excitement through the year to set the foundation for the future. With the new partnership with SKUSA, the Maui Kart Challenge directors are hard at work to help bring the organization's popular structure to the islands.

"We are focusing on getting the Honda Stock Moto class on the track," stated Art Gumpfer, Maui Kart Challenge President. "With today's dollar exchange rate, it seems logical to run the stock moto engines in the shifter classes. The announcement of the SuperNationals at the Rio has created a buzz here on the Islands and for the first time our drivers have felt and realized the feeling of belonging to something big - a sanctioning body as great as SKUSA."

At the opening round, the TaG Senior class boasted 12 entries with Troy Goldberg taking the inaugural win. S1 was a close finish at the line as Hugh England edged Steve Eggers by just 0.1-seconds to the checkered flag. K1 - SKUSA's 80cc shifter division - is alive and well in Hawaii and was paced by Gordon Reis as he swept the day's action. Alec Gumpfer was the lone TaG Junior driver, although he gained important experience running with the TaG Senior group all night.

One new upgrade for the Maui Kart Challenge competitors is the use of the AMB timing system. The opening round was the first event run by the series using the system and with the bugs worked out, the series will use it for the remainder of the events and will be uploading the full results to the popular Mylaps.com site for all to view.

Classes set to do battle for Round #2 will include S1, S3, K1, TaG Senior, TaG Junior and possibly TaG Masters. The track will open at 3pm local time. The series website - www.mauikartingclub.com - is now up-and-running with all the information you need to become part of the Maui Kart Challenge program and to follow the series throughout the year. For more details regarding the Maui Kart Challenge, contact Art Gumpfer at 808-216-3514 or the karting office at 808-873-8363.

-credit: skusa

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