SKUSA: Superkarts! USA announce new Midwest Region

SUPERKARTS! USA ANNOUNCES NEW MIDWEST REGION Organization expands with formation of Central States Challenge ST. LOUIS, MO (May 15, 2008) - In their ongoing effort to make available solid regional karting programs across the United States, ...

SUPERKARTS! USA ANNOUNCES NEW MIDWEST REGION
Organization expands with formation of Central States Challenge

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 15, 2008) - In their ongoing effort to make available solid regional karting programs across the United States, Superkarts! USA has announced the addition of the new SKUSA Central States Challenge. Working with the Central States Super Series, the new SKUSA region will cover Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and other surrounding states.

The Central States Super Series was created three years ago, led by PG Racing owner Greg Yocom. The Texas transplant felt that the area was lacking a solid regional program that did not require extensive travel time and costs. During the past three seasons, with the help of race director Aaron Likens and tech director Rick Freund, the series has built a strong Cadet program alongside their popular shifter and TaG classes.

"We have been building this region from scratch, and could not be happier to be partnering with Tom Kutscher and SKUSA to bring back what used to be a great regional program," states Yocom. "Our racers are loyal, and we want to provide the best program we can offer. Working with SKUSA will bring it to the next level. We look forward to the future of what really could be the beginning of a karting growth explosion in the area."

The SKUSA Central States Challenge will offer nine of the organization's race classes, based on the ProKart Challenge South program: S1 for the up-and-coming shifter drivers in the area; G1 and G2 for the older shifter kart pilots in the area -- split on racing experience; S3 Heavy, S4 Light, and S4 Heavy for the stock moto packages that are gaining momentum in the region; TaG Senior and TaG Master for the Touch-and-Go machines, and the S5 Junior division, which was introduced last season. Local option classes, including TaG Cadet, TaG Junior and Kid Karts will likely be added, as well. "We have been discussing this for a while," shares Kutscher, "and I can't wait to see what Greg is going to do with this new region. I've known him for a long time, and I know that he's a motivated guy." Kutscher will be on site for the series debut in June to answer any questions and lend his support.

As with most SKUSA regions, an outstanding prize package will be offered, including an all expense paid trip to compete at the Granja Viana 500 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, racing alongside Formula 1 and IRL superstars, courtesy of MG Tires Brazil. Trip includes airfare, hotel, transportation, and all race expenses -- a $10,000 value. All Central States Challenge racers are eligible if they are 18 or over, have competed in all six of the series events, and are present at the series banquet for the drawing. Entries to the SuperNationals, class championship trophies, championship jackets and more will be awarded at the year-end award ceremonies.

The race dates of the 2008 SKUSA Central States Challenge are as follows:

June 7-8            St.Louis                        Pevely, MO

June 28-29 61 Kartway Delmar, IA
July 19-20 TNT Raceways Taylor, MO
August 9-10 61 Kartway Delmar, IA
Sept. 27-28 I-70 Speedway Kansas City, MO
Oct. 25-26 St. Louis Pevely, MO

-credit: www.superkartsusa.com.

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