SKUSA Announce 2016 Schedule & Classes

  9 December 2015

Now the Superkarts! USA competition season is complete, the organisation has confirm dates and locations for the 2016 Fikse Wheels Pro Tour, as well as the dates for the various ProKart Challenge series running in California, Texas/Oklahoma and the Pacific Northwest.

SKUSA aims to "produce date equity and consistency" with their series, so the 2016 schedule of the Fikse Wheels Pro Tour is a carbon copy of the 2015 program.

  • April 29-May 1 - SpringNationals - Phoenix, AZ
  • July 22-24 - SummerNationals - New Castle, IN
  • November 16-20 - SuperNationals - Las Vegas, NV

“It’s not easy finding venues that can hold over 230 drivers and their transport vehicles these days, so our options become limited due to the success of the Pro Tour, but that’s a great problem to have,” offered Tom Kutscher, SKUSA President.

The 2016 SKUSA class structure will see an evolution as well, to better represent the evolving levels of participation and the continued development of Superkarts! USA’s internal ladder system. 

The TaG Cadet category will have a few modifications, including the new name of ‘Mini Swift.’ A new ‘Micro Swift’ category will be added, and will be offered in the California ProKart Challenge series in place of the TaG Cadet Rookie class.  This category will be open to drivers between the ages of 7 and 9 years of age and will use the IAME Mini Swift engine with an exhaust restrictor to limit performance.  Unlike the TaG Cadet Rookie class, this will now be a fully stand-alone class in both the ProKart Challenge and the Pro Tour series. In addition, the SKUSA classes of TaG Junior, TaG Senior and TaG Master will now be renamed to follow their spec engine program.  SKUSA will now offer X30 Junior, X30 Senior, and X30 Master.

2016 Pro Tour Class Structure:
S1 Pro Stock Moto: 15 years of age and older
S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto: 15 years of age and older
S4 Master Stock Moto: 30 years of age and older
Micro Swift: 7-9 years of age
Mini Swift: 9-13 years of age
X30 Junior: 12-15 years of age
X30 Senior: 15 years of age and older
X30 Master: 30 years of age and older

SKUSA also confirmed their regional programs for 2016:

2016 California ProKart Challenge:
February 5-6: Buttonwillow Raceway Park – Buttonwillow, CA
March 4-5: Willow Springs International Motorsports Park – Rosamond, CA
April 1-2: Monterey Bay Karters Track – Monterey, CA
June 3-4: Simraceway Performance Karting Center – Sonoma, CA
August 26-27: Santa Maria Kart Track – Santa Maria, CA
September 24-25: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Lancaster, CA

2016 Texas ProKart Challenge:
April 9-10: Oklahoma Motorsports Park – Norman, OK
May 15-14: Gulf Coast Karters – Katy, TX
June 11-12: North Texas Karters – Denton, TX
July 9-10: Dallas Karting Complex – Caddo Mills, TX
August 18-20: Championship Weekend – location TBA

2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge:
May 20-22: Round 1 & 2
July 8-10: Round 3 & 4
September 9-11: Round 5 (finale weekend)

Local option classes for these PKC regional programs – like S3 Novice Stock Moto, S5 Junior Stock Moto, and S4 Super Master Stock Moto – will be offered where demand dictates.



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