SKUSA: Fontana Winternationals finale preview

SKUSA WINTERNATIONALS FINALE SET FOR CALSPEED Fontana facility to host first annual 'Stock Moto Winter Shootout' FONTANA, CA (March 4, 2008) -- The inaugural Superkarts! USA WinterNational Championship Series will cap its three-weekend season...

SKUSA WINTERNATIONALS FINALE SET FOR CALSPEED
Fontana facility to host first annual 'Stock Moto Winter Shootout'

FONTANA, CA (March 4, 2008) -- The inaugural Superkarts! USA WinterNational Championship Series will cap its three-weekend season on March 7-9 at CalSpeed Kart Track in Fontana, California, bringing the program back to the beautiful venue that is located just outside the walls of the newly-renamed Auto Club Speedway. The title fight for the series' six classes will come down to this final battle and the points crown is still up for grabs in all categories. The event will also feature the first annual 'SKUSA Stock Moto Winter Shootout' as the organization will be calling on all Stock Moto drivers to trek in for this special event. The category will take up the headline position on the schedule as the feature race each day. As the undisputed leader in Stock Moto karting, SKUSA is excited about this special event and will be working to establish it as an annual festival of the category.

This debut season of the SKUSA WinterNational Championship Series has been a challenging one for those who have supported the program, battling the inclement weather that has wreaked havoc on the West Coast this winter. The threat of rain and high winds caused the re-scheduling of the opening weekend at CalSpeed back in January, and the team preserved through the replacement date, enjoying great racing during a windy Sunday the following weekend. Moving to the normally sunny city of San Diego for the second round, rain hit again on Sunday, providing for another trying day of competition. This series finale is expected to enjoy clear skies and warm weather, so the paddock should be packed.

"We've had a tough season getting our winter series underway and Mother Nature certainly owes us one here," commented SKUSA owner and President Tom Kutscher. "However, with the new Pro Kart Challenge season right around the corner, we'll be running this CalSpeed event on the same layout that we'll be using for the PKC opener on March 29, so it should be a cool tune-up for our summer customers. We're working to develop this last WinterNational race as the 'Stock Moto Winter Shootout', so I want to see the Stock Moto drivers from the West Coast come on in and try their stuff against our guys, because I think they're the best in the business. Our racing has been awesome and if we can draw in some of the big guns from NorCal, Arizona, Colorado and Utah, we'll be in for a kick-butt battle."

The CalSpeed facility is primed and ready for the SKUSA as the track management is working diligently to upgrade their venue. Already considered one of the finest kart tracks in the Southwest, CalSpeed has begun a $60,000 improvement program that launched with repair to the track surface. Several bumps have been ground down by an experienced track repair company and the resulting surface has provided a much more enjoyable experience. This has also lent itself to higher speeds and a new outright track record will likely be set by a SKUSA star this coming weekend. Lastly, eKartingNews.com's Rob Howden will once again be making the trek west, set to provide the play-by-play race call from trackside. Adding to the program with Howden's talents, Kutscher is completely focused on putting an exclamation point on the end of the organization's first annual WinterNational Championship Series.

-credit: skusa

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