Mazda Road to Indy Partners with SKUSA Central States Challenge
Written By: WaltersWebDesign.com
SKUSA Central States Challenge is please to announce they are one of the 6 regional "grassroots" series in partnership with the Mazda Road to Indy. The chosen representative of the series will be entered to compete in a judging panel of both on track skills as well as off track professionalism. The Mazda Road to Indy Scouting Combine will be held on Nov. 28-30 at Andersen Race Park in Palmetto, Florida, and will give a top driver from grassroots racing series the opportunity to test a USF2000 car. One driver will be selected and given an entry to race in the St. Petersburg rounds of the USF2000 National Championship in 2012.
“The Mazda Road to Indy’s goal is to develop formula car drivers, and forming a link to karting is essential in achieving that,” said Jason Penix, manager of grassroots marketing for INDYCAR. “Karting plays such an important role in the career of a young driver, and the Scouting Combine will give someone the chance to make the step into cars. Hopefully, we will find several young drivers ready to make the Mazda Road to Indy their next racing home.”
Shifter drivers age 15 and over will be eligible to be chosen as a representative for the SKUSA Central States Challenge in the program. In order to be eligible, drivers will have to race all five Central States Series events. Details have not yet been worked out on how exactly the SKUSA Central States Challenge will choose it's representive, however they have confirmed it will be a driver from a shifter class and the driver doesn't necessarily have to be a class champion.
SKUSA Central States Challenge would like to thank all of their 2011 partners. These include; Crockett Motorsports, Margay, MGtires, K1RaceGear.com, Mates Concrete, Ostrom Painting and Sandblasting, Unique Heating and Cooling, RLR Riverlake Racing, Nado Alley Silk Screen and Embroidery and WaltersWebDesign.com
For more information on SKUSA Central States Challenge please visit www.CentralStatesKarting.com