NORMAN, OK – Following a busy two weeks hosting the Rotax Max Challenge USA Grand Nationals, the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex is preparing to host another two straight weekends of top level karting in North America. The ‘Race of America’ is set for October 2-4, where some of America’s top talent from both coasts is expected to converge on the 7/10-mile circuit. The race is anticipated as a warm up for the Championship Karting International (CKI) Grand Championships race held the following weekend at the OMC course.
“The month of September, we really concentrated our efforts on providing the best facility for the Rotax Max Challenge USA Grand Nationals,” stated Rodney Berryhill of the OMC facility. “With that event concluded as a success, hosting nearly 200 racers, we are turning our attention on the next three weeks for those looking to attend our Race of America and the CKI finale. The Race of America gives those across the country a chance to race against the top drivers in different categories without the pressure of a series championship on the line. I expect a solid amount of drivers from the Oklahoma and Texas area here over the first weekend of October and many more from surrounding states.”
The event will be a double-header weekend with a full day of Friday practice available for all competitors with two separate days of racing on Saturday and Sunday. The classes offered will be a mixture of four organizations in America - CKI, TAGUSA, Rotax Max Challenge, and Superkarts! USA. Four CKI classes will be the KZ2, KF2, KF3, and Cadet. The TAGUSA classes include are Senior, Masters, 4-Stroke, Junior, Cadet 1 and Cadet 2. The Rotax classes will be similar to the Grand Nationals, minus a DD2 division (Senior, Masters, Junior, Mini Max, Micro Max). Stock Moto (S3) will be the lone SKUSA division offered. Similar classes with less than five entries will be combined to ensure proper amount of track time is given to all groups.
“We want this event to be open to nearly everyone,” continued Berryhill. “We feel our track here is without a doubt the most challenging circuit in America. What better way to enjoy it with a big event welcoming everyone to OMC.”
Competitors still have until Sunday, September 27 to turn in their pre-entry in order to save $15 per day in entry costs per class. Friday’s practice day will cost only $50 per driver with driver and spectator pit passes for $20 that is good for all three days. Aside from the Mojo spec tire for the Rotax divisions, Bridgestone will be the spec tire for the remaining classes. For more information about tires, classes, or anything regarding the Race of Americas, contact the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex at 405.579.2777 or e-mail via firstname.lastname@example.org Also, visit them online at their new website, www.oklahomamotorsportscomplex.com