The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) is busy preparing to take on the big track at New Castle Motorsports Park for the Hoosier State GP. USPKS racers will head to the heart of Indiana, and the longest track on the circuit, in just a few weeks. We will be rolling into town on July 27th to setup for a weekend of racing that will see some of the best sprint racers in the country take on each other, and the blistering speeds of NCMP.
The Championship point leaders after the NCMP event, in X30 Pro, X30 Junior, and Mini Swift (X30 Mini*), will earn a ticket to their respective classes at the IAME International Final in LeMans France. The prize package includes the race entry fee, race tires, engine/chassis rental, mechanic, and support for the event. The IIF is very close to our final event of the season, so to allow the winners more time to prepare, we are awarding the seats to the point leaders after 3 events.
Brett Crews already locked in his entry-only ticket to Mini Swift by being the overall weekend winner at Round 2 in Pittsburgh. If Crews goes on to be the points leader after NCMP (secures the full ride ticket), then the seat will revert to the overall weekend winner at Event #3 at NCMP. If the Points leader is also the weekend winner at NCMP, then the seat will go to whoever finishes 2nd overall at Event #3. This is the first year for Mini Swift at the IIF, so these spots are very coveted. Adding to the prestige, there are a total of only 34 seats available worldwide, and USPKS competitors get a crack at 2 of them. This also means that this year’s IIF Mini Swift winner will be the inaugural champion. (*The IIF utilizes the X30 Mini package for this age category.)
These four drivers will also become part of the Team IAME USA 2017.
The Hoosier State GP at NCMP also marks the third step toward securing those guaranteed starting spots on SuperSunday during the 2017 Edition of the SKUSA SuperNationals. The Champion in each of the five USPKS IAME based classes that also participate in the SuperNationals, will receive a paid entry, race tires, race fuel, AND a guaranteed starting spot in the main event on Super Sunday. The USPKS Inaugural Champion in the KA100 Sr class will get their choice of an entry to X30 Sr or X30 Masters at the SuperNationals. The SKUSA SuperNationals is unquestionably the biggest and most prestigious karting event in North America, and the possibility of earning a guaranteed starting spot to the biggest stage in the karting world makes this package extremely valuable. (Drivers who confirm a ticket to the IIF in LeMans are not eligible for the SKUSA prize package.)
In addition to these fantastic race opportunities, USPKS class champions and top finishers in all the IAME classes will receive IAME engines or parts packages.
Registration for the Hoosier State GP is now open on the Series website (www.www.uspks.com) and will remain open until the week prior to the event. USPKS is working with SKUSA to use the same track layout as they will be using the week after our event. This will ensure that our supporters have every advantage possible if they choose to compete the following week. It will also ensure that our normally great competition, will be even better.
Ekartingnews Live will be broadcasting Tim Koyen’s weekend race call and EKN’s David Cole will provide live updates from the track. Visit www.ekartingnews.com/live to tune in.