Top Kart USA is excited to announce their schedule and team plans for the upcoming 2018 race season. 2017 was a great season for the Indiana-based squad, which included the unveiling of their newest chassis, the 2017 Twister, which earned many wins, podiums, and championships throughout the course of the season. The team is already looking forward to what the new season will have in store, kicking off in just a few weeks.
“What a great 2017 season Top Kart USA and all of the Top Kart pilots have had,” Blake Deister comments. “Many race event podiums, wins, and championship titles were earned this season across various racing series. We had expected great results to come this year from our dedication and efforts in developing the 2017 Twister chassis line, but it was very pleasing to see just how well the season played out. On a regular basis, we were able to prove we had a superior go-kart chassis over the OTK and many other top brands in the industry.”
Top Kart USA will take a slightly different approach for their 2018 race schedule compared to past seasons. The team’s focus has always been on the national circuits, racing around the country and making their mark at the top level, winning titles across major racing series over the last decade. Next season, they will support their dealer network at the national level events allowing them to gain even more exposure, which will allow them to give a greater focus to the racers at the grassroots level of karting, right in their own back yard.
The team’s 2018 schedule contains an even spread of national and regional events, listed below.
WKA MANUFACTURERS CUP (NATIONAL):
Round 1 Manufacturers / Winter Cup – Daytona Beach, FL – December 27-30
Round 2 Manufacturers Cup – Mooresville, NC – March 23-25
Round 4 Manufacturers Cup – New Castle, IN – July 13-15
SUPERKARTS USA WINTER SERIES (NATIONAL):
Round 1 – Homestead, FL – January 12-14
Round 2 – Ocala, FL – February 9-11
SUPERKARTS USA PRO TOUR (NATIONAL):
Round 3 SKUSA Summer Nationals – New Castle, IN – August 10-12
SKUSA Super Nationals – Las Vegas, NV – November 16-18
ROUTE 66 SPRINT SERIES (REGIONAL):
Round 1 Route 66 Sprint Series – New Castle, IN – April 27-29
Round 2 Route 66 Sprint Series – Elkhart Lake, WI – June 29-July 1
Round 3 Route 66 Sprint Series – North Liberty, IN – July 20-22
Round 4 Route 66 Sprint Series – Norway, IL – August 17-19
Round 5 Route 66 Sprint Series – Dousman, WI – September 7-9
Round 6 Route 66 Sprint Series – Springfield, IL – October 5-7
Top Kart USA will also include the local New Castle Motorsports Park KRA series into their schedule as well. There is not a set schedule for the KRA events yet, but the team plans to attend all of the races that do not conflict with events already on their schedule.
At all events Top Kart USA attends locally, regionally, and nationally, they will provide the following services for current and potential customers: arrive and drive (chassis only and complete with engine packages); tent program, including tuning services, data sharing, and video and data reviewing; driver development at race event or private sessions; mechanic services, chassis maintenance and preparation, transportation, and chassis storage. Top Kart USA will also have the following packages available at all events:
– Platinum Level Arrive and Drive Package – includes Chassis, Engine, Dedicated Tuner, Coaching, and Data Analysis.
– Gold Level Arrive and Drive Package – includes Chassis, Engine, Coaching, Data Analysis, and Tuning Support.
– Silver Level Arrive and Drive Package – includes Chassis, Coaching, Data Analysis, and Tuning Support.
– Elite Tent Program Package – includes Tent Space, Coaching, Data Analysis, and Tuning Support.
– Transport Program Package – includes transportation of equipment to and from event.
The Top Kart USA squad is looking forward to kicking off their 2018 season in just a few short weeks at Round One of the WKA (World Karting Association) Manufacturers / Winter Cup, December 27-30th, at Daytona International Raceway.
About Top Kart USA – Top Kart USA is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a distributor for the Top Kart product line. Housing a national level race team and competing in the World Karting Association and SuperKarts! USA programs as well as throughout the regional level in the Midwest, Top Kart USA is continuing to evolve and develop Top Kart dealerships throughout the United States. Supported by Top Kart importer Grand Products, Top Kart USA is owned and operated by McLaughlin Motorsports.