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Round 5 - Santa Maria Sept 10-11, 2022
Santa Maria Kart Track
End of South Blosser Road
Santa Maria, CA 93456
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Located on the Santa Maria Airport Property (Directions)
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California ProKart Challenge

Double-Round Weekend in Fontana on the Docket for California ProKart Challenge
Friday, 17 June 2022 13:25

The California ProKart Challenge returns to action for the lone double-header weekend set for June 24-26 at the
CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana (Photo: Spencer Russell - photosbysmr)

In just one week, the California ProKart Challenge returns to action and hosts the lone double-round weekend of the season. Competitors from all over the west coast will converge on the CalSpeed Karting Center facility in Fontana, California during the June 24-26 weekend for Rounds Three and Four of the Superkarts! USA regional program. The ‘Sportivo’ layout of 0.656 miles in the clockwise direction will be the selected circuit at one of the most popular venues on the schedule this year. A full day of practice on Friday will be followed by two separate rounds of competition on Saturday and Sunday, taking the championship program into the second half of the season.

Two runner-up finishes have Ethan Lampe at the top of the championship standings in the HRT Driver Development KA100 Senior class. Lampe holds a 200-point advantage over Luis Perez, with Timothy Carel in the third spot. Both races were won by one-round drivers Frankie Mossman and Blake Nash, who are back in 13th and 12th respectively in the standings thus far. Keagan Kaminski has been the most consistent over the opening two rounds in the Nash Motorsportz KA100 Junior class. Kaminski has a third and fourth-place finish in the two events at Buttonwillow and holds a 20-point advantage over recent SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals winner Charlie Smith, with Alex Mercado in third. Round One winner William Rasmussen sits fourth with Round Two victor Jesus Vasquez Jr. back in eighth.
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Round Two Contested for California ProKart Challenge
Friday, 20 May 2022 16:57

KA100 Senior podium with Blake Nash as the winner (Photo: SKUSA)

The California ProKart Challenge completed the second round of the 2022 season over the May 14-15 weekend at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. It was the second straight event at the central California facility, with the opening event contested there in April. This time it would be in the clockwise direction around the 7/10-mile circuit. Another chunk of the $70,000 prize package for this season was awarded following the two days of action at Buttonwillow – with all but two drivers earning their first wins of the series this year.
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Return to Buttonwillow for Second Event of 2022 California ProKart Challenge
Monday, 09 May 2022 08:42

California ProKart Challenge returns to the Buttonwillow Raceway Park for Round Two of the 2022 season on May 14-15 (Photo: Spencer Russell - photosbysmr)

The racing season is underway for the California ProKart Challenge with a quick turnaround to host the second event of the 2022 season. On the May 14-15 weekend, the Superkarts! USA regional series returns to the Buttonwillow Raceway Park, site of the opening round last month. The Buttonwillow, California facility will welcome back the racers, this time taking to the 7/10-mile circuit in the clockwise direction. Portions of the $70,000 prize package for the season were handed out last month at the opener, with more to be presented at the popular podium ceremony following the Round Two action as drivers push forward in their championship chases.

Frankie Mossman came away with the Round One victory in the HRT Driver Development KA100 Senior division, but it is Ethan Lampe that leads the championship after one race. Lampe was top qualifier and won the Prefinal, only to finish second to Mossman. Add in the fast lap bonus and Lampe holds a 20-point advantage going into Round Two over Mossman. Third-place finisher Jackson Menchu is third, 60 points out of first. It was a near perfect score for William Rasmussen in the Nash Motorsportz KA100 Junior class. Sweeping the action, he only missed out on the fast lap bonus to leave Round One with a 40-point gap over fast time driver and runner-up Alex Mercado – with third-place finisher Keagan Kaminski sitting third, back by only 10 points more. It was a perfect score for Brian Phillipsen in Round One of the Mike Manning Karting KA100 Master class. Phillipsen holds a 50-point lead over Tim Meyer, with Ronnie Swaim in third going into the second event.
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California ProKart Challenge Opens 2022 at Buttonwillow
Friday, 29 April 2022 15:57

(Photo: Spencer Russell - photosbysmr)

The 2022 season for the California ProKart Challenge program began over the April 23-24 weekend at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Round 1 for the Superkarts! USA regional series featured some new faces and picture-perfect weather at the Buttonwillow, California facility. Practice and qualifying took place on Saturday, with the Prefinal and Final races conducted on Sunday. Karters were able to begin the run toward the year-end championship and take home a portion of the $70,000 prize package that will be handed out over the course of the season. The popular podium ceremony and raffles concluded the opening round with even more product and prizes doled out to the competitors on the weekend.
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California ProKart Challenge Readies for 18th Season
Saturday, 16 April 2022 11:48

The California ProKart Challenge is set to get the green flag on the April 23-24 weekend at the
Buttonwillow Raceway Park (Photo: Mad Moose Media)

The 2022 California ProKart Challenge is set to begin on the April 23-24 weekend at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The 18th season of the program kicks off at the Buttonwillow, California facility, welcoming the Superkarts! USA regional competitors for the opening round of the six-round championship.

The Buttonwillow Raceway Park has been a consistent destination for the California ProKart Challenge, largely due to its central location between NorCal and SoCal. The opening round this year is slated for the national circuit in the counter-clockwise direction, including the popular ‘Spa’ and ‘Le Mans’ section that produce exciting finishes.

This year’s series format will again be a ‘Best 5 of 6 races’, with competitors having the ability to drop one round towards their year-end points total. Following the upcoming season opener, the California ProKart Challenge returns to Buttonwillow on May 14-15 for Round Two in the ‘clockwise’ direction. June welcomes the lone ‘double-header’ weekend, with two rounds contested over the June 24-26 weekend at the CalSpeed Karting facility. The series will take off July and August before visiting the historic Santa Maria Karting Association facility on September 10-11 for Round Five. The final round is a return to CalSpeed on October 1-2. The single-round weekends will feature a full day of practice plus qualifying on Saturday, with Prefinal and Final action contested on Sunday.
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