SKUSA: JRCS: SKUSA, Russell School start program

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Superkarts! USA is proud to announce the initiation of a new program that will bring the world-renowned Jim Russell Racing Drivers School into the SKUSA family. This new relationship will initially focus its introduction on the ...

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Superkarts! USA is proud to announce the initiation of a new program that will bring the world-renowned Jim Russell Racing Drivers School into the SKUSA family. This new relationship will initially focus its introduction on the upcoming SKUSA SuperNationals -- the largest and most prestigious event on the North American shifterkart calendar. Held annually as the organization's season finale, the SuperNationals will make its fourth consecutive trip to the Las Vegas Karting Center on the November 10-12 weekend and on this occasion, the Jim Russell Racing School will be front and center in the SKUSA Victory Zone at the end of the weekend.

In SKUSA racing, the Formula S1 class represents the 'cream of the crop' -- the absolute pinnacle of shifterkart racing. The winner of the FS1 class at the past three SuperNats reads like a who's who in the sport, counting Alex Barron ('97), Darren Elliott ('98) and Memo Gidley ('99) as the heroes of the day. The stakes have gone up significantly for this year's event, as along with the record prize money offered to the winner, this year's victor will also receive a potentially lucrative invitation to the Jim Russell Graduate Run-Off held in December at the famed Sears Point Raceway.

After completing a free three-day Techniques of Racing course at the end of November, the SuperNationals winner will then immediately head to the Run-Off program which will give this driver the opportunity of winning a full season of USAC Formula Russell competition. Backed by Champ Car Magazine, the Runoff consists of a pair of practice days before heading into three days of evaluation. Each driver will be on-track during one of these days in an effort to show their stuff in front of a panel of expert judges. The top drivers from this evaluation will be invited to Sunday's all-expenses paid shootout for the top prize. It will be a much sought-after award and has significantly raised the value of the win in the sport's single most important Formula S1 race.

While practice fills the week from Monday to Wednesday, the first official day of the 2000 SuperNationals is Friday with additional practice and qualifying. Time trials will continue Saturday morning with heat races and selected finals completing the day. SuperSunday will hit with the Last Chance events and then it's off to the headline A Mains. All the action can be followed throughout the weekend on SKUSA's website (www.skusaonline.com) -- where the sport is covered like never before.

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