CENTRAL STATES CHALLENGE TO MAKE FIRST VISIT TO NEW CASTLE MOTORSPORTS PARK Series travels near racing capital of the world for second round of 2009 season ST. LOUIS, MO (May 21, 2009) -- Following the inaugural event at the Gateway...
CENTRAL STATES CHALLENGE TO MAKE FIRST VISIT TO NEW CASTLE MOTORSPORTS
Series travels near racing capital of the world for second round of 2009 season
ST. LOUIS, MO (May 21, 2009) -- Following the inaugural event at the Gateway International Raceway for the AMB i.t. Central States Challenge, the Superkarts! USA regional program will add another new facility to its roster as the series travels to the New Castle Motorsports Park for the first time over Memorial Day weekend - May 23-24. The 1-mile circuit East of downtown Indianapolis has become one of the top facilities in the karting ranks in its short six year history. With a record breaking 97 entries gathered at the opener outside St. Louis, the first trip to New Castle should be just as successful.
"New Castle Motorsports Park is one of the top karting tracks in the United States and as the series strives to increase the level of competition for our karters," commented Central States Challenge coordinator Pam Freund. "Our mission is to test their skills on the top tracks in the Midwest, that must include the NCMP. We also hope to expose more racers to our program that may not be familiar with our series and the Indianapolis area has a ton of karters looking to race against the best and that is what our mission is."
Drivers in the S1 and TaG Senior categories will be looking to catch Gateway double winner Derek Crockett. He along with Junior driver Kevin Donahue - winner of the S5 Junior and TaG Junior features - were the most successful drivers of the opening weekend. The S3 category, won by defending class champion Matt Zeis, is expected to see high numbers once again with a strong Stock Moto presence at the New Castle circuit along with the Yamaha Junior and Yamaha Rookie divisions. The IAME Challenge class is also expected to see an increase in entries, all chasing Gateway winner Justin Vancil.
The Central States Challenge takes pride in their laid-back but competitive program with plenty of time on the track and off the track fun. The event officially kicks off Saturday morning with six hours of practice followed by qualifying. The 'Superlap' session, where drivers will try to better their best lap from qualifying, will take place directly after. Racing action takes place Sunday with the Prefinals set for 11:30 and the main events to start at 2pm.
For all the details on the 2009 season and other information you need to know to become part of the SKUSA Central States Challenge, visit www.centralstateschallenge.com. The series would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in 2009; AMB i.t., MG Tires, Car Car Motorsports, Crockett's Mobile Car Wash, Russell Karting, and Unique Heating and Cooling.