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07/17/2018

IKF Confirms New Dates and Location for 2018 Two and Four Cycle GrandNationals

The International Kart Federation today confirmed the long awaited news of a make-up event after the original 2018 IKF GrandNationals in North Texas was canceled. The new event heads west to California, in partnership with the successful KPX Karting Championship and their ‘Super Regional’ race on September 08-09 at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

“The cancellation took everyone by surprise, including us” remarked interim IKF partner Tom Kutscher. “Upon hearing the news, we knew right away we had to find a promotional partner that could take on the event with very little notice. Enter KPX Karting Championship.”

The KPX Karting Championship was established from day one to promote affordable and competitive championship kart racing at the grassroots level. It’s the perfect fit for the IKF culture and their renewed commitment to amateur kart racing in North America. KPX’s relationship with the Central California Kart Racing Association and the healthy support for IKF class formats on the west coast, made the decision a logical choice for all parties.

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07/10/2018

2018 4 Cycle Speedway Grand Nationals Schedule

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06/15/2018

North Texas Karters Elects To Withdraw From Hosting The 2 And 4 Cycle Ikf Sprint Grand Nationals

In an unfortunate and abrupt chain of events, the International Kart Federation has learned the North Texas Karters club and track contracted to host the 2018 IKF Sprint Grand Nationals has elected to pass and forgo the opportunity. Per their most recent emergency board meeting, effectively immediately, the IKF Grand Nationals event scheduled for 27-30 June, 2018 is canceled. All entries collected will be refunded immediately by NTK and the event will be assessed and rescheduled to a different venue, at a later date.

“Canceling is something we just don’t do,” explained interim IKF stakeholder and SKUSA owner Tom Kutscher. “While this isn’t a SKUSA event, it’s no secret our companies our aligned philosophically based on the recent press highlighting our joint efforts. I’m truly empathetic to the racers, their travel plans, and the weight of this decision by the North Texas Karters. In 20+ years of doing SKUSA, we’ve never canceled an event in this manner, ever. I’m as shocked and disappointed as anyone to learn of their decision.”

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05/11/2018

International Kart Federation Announces Early Steps for Future


The International Kart Federation is the world’s longest standing karting organization, with over sixty years of racing in its history. Having recently joined forces with Superkarts! USA, the new partnership is slowly taking shape to begin the next chapter in the IKF’s long and fabled story.

Superkarts! USA has been working tirelessly with the IKF to close down their previous operations and simultaneously create new local and regional programs that continue to serve by introducing the sport to new drivers. “This all materialized incredibly quickly,” said SKUSA principal Tom Kutscher. “The opportunity for unification came in the midst of our regular SKUSA competition programs, so my staff and I have been working double duty to manage the IKF coming into the fold.”

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04/11/2018

Rule Update

721.11 : Head Gasket 

a. Unaltered B&S part #555723 is the only head gasket allowed.

b. Minimum thickness allowed is .047". Measurement must  be performed using a micrometer. Readings are taken from inside the cylinder hole of the gasket closest to the combustion chamber (see diagram). Four measurements are to be taken in the four defined quadrants with 3 meeting the minimum thickness of .047”.

 

04/06/2018

2018 SKUSA / IKF Grand National Entry Forms are now available.

2 and 4 Stroke Sprint Grand National Entry Form

2 Cycle Speedway Grand National Entry Form

4 Cycle Speedway Grand National Entry Form

 

04/06/2018

The April 2018 IKF Board Meeting Minutes are now available.

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04/03/2018

Notice of Recall: Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon and Ruian Dongjinlong.

To All Racers, Sanctioning Body Officials, Equipment Wholesalers and Retailers,
Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon and Ruian Dongjinlong have been found to be non-compliant with SFI Specification 16.1. All camlock type Driver Restraint Assemblies Manufactured and Certified to SFI Specification 16.1 by Ruian Dragon and Ruian Dongjinlong must be immediately be removed from service and returned to Ruian Dongjinlong.

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01/23/2018

Superkarts! USA Unites With International Kart Federation

New partnership focused on stabilizing IKF program and preserving history

TEMECULA, CA (January 23, 2018) – Superkarts! USA is pleased to announce the ground-breaking confirmation that they are uniting with the International Kart Federation and will merge the historic national organization with the SKUSA family. SKUSA owner Tom Kutscher has been in talks with IKF management for some time, and the continuing evolution of the sport has paved the way for this new partnership. The IKF currently sanctions over 50 clubs, three regional series and four Grand Nationals in the United States and Canada. All effort will be made to keep business as usual, with the added horsepower of the Superkarts! USA staff aiding in future growth and stability. Current sanctioning will continue for 2018 as SKUSA evaluates any new approaches for the future. Memberships, track sanctioning and plans for Grand National events for 2018 will continue uninterrupted and further information will be made available soon.

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