SKUSA: SCSC: Springfield round three preview

CENTRAL STATES CHALLENGE TRAVELS TO MID-STATE KART CLUB CIRCUIT Third new venue for series' next stop of 2009 season ST. LOUIS, MO (June 3, 2009) -- The last five weeks has been busy for the growing AMB i.t. Central States Challenge (SCSC) as...

CENTRAL STATES CHALLENGE TRAVELS TO MID-STATE KART CLUB CIRCUIT
Third new venue for series' next stop of 2009 season

ST. LOUIS, MO (June 3, 2009) -- The last five weeks has been busy for the growing AMB i.t. Central States Challenge (SCSC) as the program readies for the third event of the 2009 season. After a long journey east of Indianapolis over Memorial Day weekend, the series will travel to the Mid-State Kart Club facility, just outside Springfield, Illinois. The 1/2-mile circuit is closer to the core group of racers in the SCSC however it will be the first time the series will visit the circuit.

Along with the regular SCSC classes, the Yamaha divisions will be run once again with the addition of a Yamaha Senior category. The Yamaha classes at the Mid-State Kart Club are among the most popular groups each week and the SCSC is glad to introduce the fun and competitive style of regional racing to that group of racers. Another addition on the weekend will be the local clone engine class.

The TaG Masters drivers will also have a contingency program, directed by Margay Racing Products. Drivers who are interested have a chance to enter two different programs at $10 each. One pool will be a 'consistency' pool where the driver with the most consistent lap times wins the cash purse. The second pool will be a 'fast lap' pool where driver's will be asked to fill out a form (following qualifying but before the prefinal) with their prediction for their fastest lap of the final. The driver who most accurately predicts their fast lap wins the cash purse (all official times per AMB timing system).

"The Central States Challenge would like to thank Keith Freber and Margay Racing Products for adding the special pool for the TaG Masters drivers," stated series coordinator Pam Freund. "This program goes along with our focus of providing great racing but a lot of fun and excitement on and off the track. I'm sure we'll have plenty of extra bench racing Saturday night around the campfires."

The point championship are just now beginning to take shape as the series will reach its halfway point following the Mid-State Kart Club event. Derek Crockett shows the way in three standings - S1, S3, and TaG Senior but is sure to fill the pressure this weekend. TaG Masters sees two drivers locked up at the top with Brit Phillips and Jim Donahue in a tie heading into Springfield. Rick Freund finds himself in the driver's seat in S4 however the rest of the field is close, including round two winner Jack Kloeber. Luke Johnson and Kevin Donahue lead the S5 and TaG Junior divisions while Kyle Donahue holds strong in TaG 60.

To pre register for the event or to find out 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, PG Racing, Russell Karting, and Unique Heating and Cooling.

-credit: skusa

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