Article by: SuperKarts! USA
The 14th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals in Las Vegas is gearing up to be the largest field in the history of the great event, as entries continue to pour into SKUSA’s offices. With the Stock Moto categories enjoying amazing numbers, the TaG classes have made the biggest moves over the past couple of weeks as TaG Master and TaG Cadet have already sold out with over six weeks still to go. Likewise, the interest in the TaG Junior class has not let up and will enjoy a full field of competitors for the November 17-21 event – as after hitting its initial target of 40 entries a surge in the additions to the wait list has prompted SKUSA to open the class maximum up to 80 drivers. This will be the largest Junior race of the year and should not be missed.
“We couldn’t be happier with the excitement that is being generated in our TaG classes, and especially our new TaG Cadet class, which will have a full field of 40 drivers,” offered SKUSA President Tom Kutscher. “This class will be a foundation of our program heading into the future, as it represents a young driver’s first opportunity to become part of the SKUSA family. The continuing arrival of wait list confirmations for the TaG Junior class follows this trend as we are enjoying great participation from the sport’s youngest pilots. I was happy with 40 Juniors, but the wait list kept growing, so we made the decision to use up the final spot on the daily schedule to expand the class to 80 entries.”
With TaG Junior now closing in on 80 drivers, the TaG Master and TaG Cadet fields are set. Both categories have reached their 40-kart limits, with TaG Cadet being the biggest surprise. After being launched by SKUSA at the start of the year as part of the Pro Tour, there has been massive interest in the class. Kutscher has confirmed the class for the Pro Tour in 2011, so it is expected that many families are taking the opportunity to become familiar with the motor package ahead of next year’s Pro Tour schedule. The class utilizes the Vortex MiniRok powerplant, and Vortex has stepped up to offer a supported ride at the 2011 Rok Cup International Finals for this year’s class champion. Likewise, the title winner of next year’s SKUSA Pro Tour will win the ride for the 2012 edition of the world championship race.
As entries continue to pour in, the available discounted hotel room block at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino is likewise almost sold out, so anyone wishing to enjoy the benefits of staying just steps away from the track should act fast. SKUSA has even negotiated a new deal with the Rio to lower the hotel’s flat ‘incidental fee’ from $50 per night per room to $50 per week, easing the financial burden on their racers and guests. SKUSA had already negotiated special discounted rates for the weekday and weekend stays, with the rate average coming in at $81 per night. The group discount code when booking a room is ‘SRNATS0’, but the easiest way to get set up is through the www.superkartsusa.com website. Simply head to the SuperNationals section of the site and select the ‘Hotel and Accommodations’ option in the Menu.