SKUSA: Sierra Region readies for Tour 2K

MORGAN HILL, CA - With the new racing season upon us, what a better way to kick-off the 2000 season than with a race at the beach. The first round of the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Sierra Regional 2K Tour gets set to start their engines to what...

MORGAN HILL, CA - With the new racing season upon us, what a better way to kick-off the 2000 season than with a race at the beach. The first round of the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Sierra Regional 2K Tour gets set to start their engines to what will be another growth year. And quite frankly, who could resist the $15,000 in prize money!

The series is a regional program built on SKUSA's successful national level professional racing program for 125cc and 80cc shifterkarts, the formula currently understood by racing insiders to be the final step of karting in the motorsports ladder.

The Sierra Regional 2K Tour season will begin this weekend (Mar. 17-19) in Oceano, CA for the 4th annual Central Coast Grand Prix. The event is held at the Oceano Airport located just one block from the Pacific Ocean that will play as the backdrop for some fantastic shifter kart racing. With an teams from up and down the western seaboard and as far east as Nebraska congregating in Oceano for the opening race of the series, what a better way to kick start a season. Over $15,000 in prize money is available with $3,000 going to the winner of SKUSA's premier class, Formula S1. Each of the other Pro classes will vide for over $1,200 in awards and prize money.

A race of this magnitude has ever been part of the Superkarts! USA Regional program, but Sierra Regional Director Jeff Deskins found it necessary to include races like the Central Coast Grand Prix to ensure SKUSA's presence is felt on the west coast. With this being Round #1 of the SKUSA Sierra Regional 2K Tour and an open money race, points will available for the Sierra Regional competitors. The SKUSA Mobile Operations Center will be on hand for support with SKUSA's VP Jim Murley in attendance to help pump up the SKUSA West Coast effort.

Aside from the awesome 125cc Pro Shifter racing, this event will also feature live entertainment, a racer's BBQ, food vendors, equipment exhibitors, and an exciting festival atmosphere. The first rate facilities at the track will include running water, restrooms, telephones, on-site first aid with ambulance, and camping with showers and laundry. Shade will be limited though; so you'll have to bring your own.

The remainder of the 2K Tour will consist of five races in Northern California with every competitor gathering regional points for the year end championship. At the end of six-race schedule, the teams head to a yet to be determined location to crown the "Shifter King of California". This event will be held outside of the SKUSA Mission and Sierra Regional Championships and will be a winner take all event.

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