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Will close May 14 at 11:59 PM

Round 3 - Santa Maria May 18-19, 2024
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End of South Blosser Road
Santa Maria, CA 93456
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springnationals - Rounds 3&4 June 14-16, 2024
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of Cincinnati 

2848 US Route 50
Batavia, Ohio 45103
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 Important News

SpringNationals Live Coverage
Friday, 16 April 2010 12:13
Make sure to tune into www.ekartingnews.com/live for live audio and scoring coverage of the Pro Tour SpringNationals.  You will also find the official discussion thread on the EKN forums there as well where you can find up to the minute race results.

EKN will start broadcasting audio near the start of Practice 5 at aproximately 1:30pm PST.
 
Important Pro Tour Deadlines Approaching!
Monday, 05 April 2010 20:13
Host Hotel -- Special Pricing Cutoff is THIS Friday, April 9, at midnight!
The Embassy Suites in San Rafael, CA is our host hotel for the first Pro Tour race weekend at Infineon April 16-18, and they have worked out some GREAT rates starting Wednesday night, 4/14! The current special pricing -- which applies to the next 25 rooms booked -- is just $109 for single or double occupancy!  Click here for more details and to reserve your rooms today! Don't stay anywhere else -- this is where Thursday check-in registration -- and all of the parties -- will be!

Pre-Entry Cutoff to Race is THIS Sunday, April 11th at midnight!
Don't miss out on the first race weekend of the new SKUSA Pro Tour! Pre-registration is open now online -- and must be done with a credit or debit card. The cutoff to pre-register is this Sunday, April 11th, at midnight. Anyone wanting to register after that will have to sign-up on Thursday 2-7:30pm at the Embassy Suites or Friday morning at the track, with $150 added as the at-event registration fee! Save some money! Pre-register today!

 
Pro Tour Tire Update for TaG Cadet: Entries Only Need 1 Set of Race Tires
Wednesday, 31 March 2010 09:38
Due to the durability of the MG-HZ tires and in the interest of additional savings to our newest racers, SKUSA will only require ProTour competitors in the TaG Cadet class to purchase 1 set of race tires for each 2-race weekend. As entries received to date have included 2 sets of tires, SKUSA is willing to pre-ship one set for practice at no charge -- up until the week of the event. Call the SKUSA head office at 951-491-0808 with additional questions or to order your practice tires shipped.
 
Abba and Kelley Claim Their First Wins at ProKart Challenge South
Tuesday, 30 March 2010 08:44
The competition continues to heat up in the sixth year of the ProKart Challenge South program, as the third round of the 2010 season completed at the Grange Motor Circuit last weekend. The Apple Valley, California facility saw a number of first time winners, which continues to be the trend on the year, thanks in part to the strong contingent of drivers competing in the series. That trend shows in the headline classes, as the S1 and TaG Senior categories have seen three different winners in each of the three features – this month seeing Peter Abba and Bobby Kelley taking the checkered flag.

The journey to his first PKC S1 victory was a battle for Abba. In qualifying, point leader Tommy Thompson was the quickest – as his 52.126 lap was just 0.028-seconds better than round two winner Clinton Schoombee. Abba was fourth in the order behind Brad Dunford, and they would start the first heat from row two. Schoombee grabbed the holeshot as Thompson fell back to third in the order behind Dunford. Abba, however, would not complete more than a lap as he encountered mechanical issues. Schoombee led most of the way, until a charging Thompson took over the point and led the final two laps for the win in Heat 1. Thompson and Schoombee would again run 1-2 in the second heat, as Thompson stretched out to a five-second advantage – with Jimmy McNeil moving up to the third spot and Abba going off track after a racing incident in lap 2. The field would shuffle up in the opening lap of the feature, as Schoombee had an off-track excursion. His trip dropped him to fifth, while Abba acquired the point ahead of Thompson and Dunford. Abba posted some fast laps early and would gain a solid distance over the fight for second to score the victory. Thompson held off Dunford for second to earn his second straight podium finish, securing his point lead. With Schoombee fourth and McNeil fifth, the fight remains very tight with three rounds down, and three rounds to go.
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Pro Tour TaG Engine Updates from SKUSA Tech Dept
Monday, 29 March 2010 13:39
Sonik engines in SKUSA Pro-Tour
Since the 2009 SuperNats, we continue to see very few Sonik engines in SKUSA regional competition.  In fact, during the first four races of the ProKart North and South series we have only had one entry with this engine.  Due to this continued lack of performance data, we have chosen to not permit the Sonik engine in the Pro-Tour. We encourage all SKUSA competitors to continue to use Sonik’s in our Regional programs to allow us to further evaluate its performance.
 
Leopard MY09 engines
We also have had almost the same situation with this engine in terms of participation.  Initial evaluation indicates a need to retain the option to adjust weights. We will continue to monitor the performance of the MY09 and reserve the option to add weight as needed. As is frequently the case with different engines, it appears to have a slight advantage at some tracks and have comparable performance at others.

 


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