SKUSA: Hawaii Region announced

Superkarts! USA Announces NEW SKUSA Hawaii Region Organization expands to the Hawaiian Islands with newest region KAHULUI ,HAWAII (May 28, 2008) - It has been a busy few months at the home office of Superkarts! USA, with three regional...

Superkarts! USA Announces NEW SKUSA Hawaii Region
Organization expands to the Hawaiian Islands with newest region

KAHULUI ,HAWAII (May 28, 2008) - It has been a busy few months at the home office of Superkarts! USA, with three regional programs currently in competition, one about to start its 2008 season, and now the announcement of the organization moving to the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Working with the Maui GoKart Association, the newest SKUSA region - SKUSA Hawaii - has been created to help build an already-growing sport on the island.

The Maui GoKart Association will now be known as the Maui Kart Challenge. They currently have over 50 members and they are constantly bringing on more. The club runs at the Maui Raceway Park karting circuit, a half-mile course with two long straights, boasting nine turns equipped with CIK-style curbing and a full lighting system for night racing during the warm summer months. They currently offer 2-cycle and 4-cycle classes for Junior and Senior classes, in addition to TaG and shifter classes.

"We are looking to help build our shifter and TaG divisions, and partnering with SKUSA is the key," stated Art Gumpfer, president of the new Maui Kart Challenge and SKUSA Hawaii. "We feel a need to promote and move ahead with the TaG-style classes, and who better to help our shifter program as well than SKUSA? We have a strong contingent in the TaG division, so we are putting our efforts into building the shifter classes. There are quite a few shifter karts that have been sitting in garages and ready to come back with our partnership with SKUSA."

"Maui has a really great regional program, and it was important we found a way to preserve that," adds SKUSA President Tom Kutscher. "So together, we came up with a great way to have a SKUSA region in their neck of the woods while retaining their existing successful format in the process. Their TaG and Shifter classes will run under the SKUSA banner and rulebook, which is a fantastic introduction for the racers as to how SKUSA runs and operates."

The Maui Kart Challenge will offer the basic SKUSA class structure for their shifters with S1, G1, S3, S4, S5 Jr, and K1 (for the 80cc Shifters), and then TaG Juniors, Seniors and Masters for the TaG racers.

The Maui Kart Challenge 2008 schedule is as follows:
June 7
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 5-6 - State Championships

A new website is currently in production, and when up-and -running will be positioned at www.mauikartingclub.com. For more information 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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