We are also excited to offer class cash for our PRD drivers this season. All four of our PRD classes will be eligible for these payouts: 1st - $125, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $75 and 4th - $50. One PRD class will randomly be chosen to receive the cash each month. In addition to the monthly cash for PRD drivers we also have set aside cash for the year end Awards Banquet. The top four drivers in each of the four PRD classes will be awarded the following payout: 1st - $200, 2nd – 150, 3rd - $100 and 4th - $75.
The Open 125 Shifter drivers will be eligible for prize money this season with payout as follows: 1st - $200, 2nd - $100 and 3rd – FREE Entry. We will be giving this out at EVERY one of our 9 races this season in the Open 125 class! Note: Instead of trophies, LAKC will offer at each race in 2013, only cash to the Open 125 drivers. Race day trophies will be awarded to the top 3 places in all other classes.
SuperKarts! USA has announced a special prize to our S-4 class drivers. They will award the 2013 class champion a free entry to the SuperNats XVII at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. The SuperNats is the largest and most prestigious event in Karting worldwide and attracts top drivers from all the major professional series including NASCAR and Formula 1. LAKC’s own Billy Musgrave dominated and won the S-2 category at the 2012 SuperNats.
Group 4 and 5
LAKC will be giving away two sets of tires at every driver’s meeting. One set of MG tires will be awarded to pre-registered racers in the SKUSA classes (TaG Cadet, TaG, S-2, S-4, Magnum) and 1 set of Bridgestone YLC’s will be given away to a racer in the IKF bases classes (KPV-1, PRD-1, PRD2, KPV-2, PRD Senior and PRD Grand Master). Kid Karts and the classes using the specially priced YKC’s are not included in this program. Please remember that you must be a member and pre-registered online for each race with www.LAKC.MotorSportReg.com to qualify for the tire giveaways. Anyone having trouble using MotorSportsReg.com can contact Jarrod Bradley at 626.831.1212 for assistance.
Bridgestone Tire Program for 2013. In an exclusive deal with Bridgestone, LAKC has secured discounted pricing on the YKC tires used in four of our 2013 classes (Junior 1, PRD Senior Pilot, Rotax Senior Pilot and Rotax Grand Masters) The pricing will be $155 per tire set with $25 being given back to your favorite LAKC Sponsor. Tire sets can be purchased online via our registration site www.lakc.motorsportreg.com.
Note: Tires will NOT be available for purchase at the track.
PRD Programs for LAKC in 2013
PRD-USA and Los Angeles Karting Championship are proud to announce the 2013 PRD Pan-Am Crown race. This inaugural event is open to PRD drivers from North America, South America and the Caribbean. The event will feature all PRD classes including PRD 1, PRD 2, PRD Senior, PRD Masters as well as the PRD Senior Pilot class. Full event details will be posted to the LAKC web site at http://www.lakc.org just as soon as they have been finalized.
In addition to the PRD Pan-Am Crown, PRD-USA is pleased to partner with LAKC with a special PRD-Junior 1 driver program. All 2013 LAKC Members that participate in that class will receive a FREE entry to the first four races of the 2013 LAKC season. The top five points leaders at the end of the season in that class will also earn a free entry into the PRD Pan-Am Crown held later in the season.
Another exciting opportunity is the announcement of an incredible engine package deal offered by PRD-International. All 2013 LAKC Members will be able to purchase a complete PRD Fireball engine package for $1299.99 + Tax with a $300 rebate given to them after they complete (4) PRD races with LAKC in the 2013 season. That means the total cost for a complete engine package for the 2013 LAKC season will be only $999.99 This is a very special limited time offer that will only be available until February 22nd 2013.
Please contact RLV/PRD-USA for all the engine package details:
LAKC Adds TaG Cadet Vortex Mini Rok 60 Program for 2013
The 2013 season is shaping up to be very exciting for members of the Los Angeles Karting Championship, which runs once a month at the CalSpeed Karting facility at Fontana, California’s Auto Club Speedway. A new working partnership with Superkarts! USA has resulted in an LAKC event schedule that is free of conflicts with the organization’s traveling California ProKart Challenge series, and it has also brought new continuity and structure to the LAKC’s Shifter and TaG classes. The evolution of the class line-up brings with it the debut of an exciting new class to LAKC, TaG Cadet, which will provide the series’ Cadet drivers with the opportunity to run the Vortex Mini Rok engine.
Working in cooperation with Vortex, the LAKC is proud to announce the inception of the Mini Rok engine-powered TaG Cadet class into the largest series in California, the Los Angeles Karting Championship. After many years of success in the US market and abroad, the introduction of the Vortex Mini Rok to LAKC will allow kids, ages 8-12 years to run an incredible engine that has been designed specifically for Cadet-sized karts. The addition of the TaG Cadet class also brings LAKC further into consistency with SKUSA, which positions the category as the first rung of their TaG development ladder. This also gives LAKC’s young drivers the chance to run in the biggest karting event in the United States, the SKUSA SuperNationals, as the TaG Cadet enjoyed a huge following at the event.
HPD and LAKC Introduce Honda Kid Kart class
The Los Angeles Karting Championship and Honda Performance Development are teaming up to introduce the Honda Kid Kart class to the west coast. Several organizations in the east are also working introducing the class which promises to expand and add to the Comer 51 Kid Karts now in use. The Honda GX50 engine is factory sealed and will provide our young competitors with a super reliable package with no special tuning allowed other than carburetor jetting. John Motley of Race Kart Engineering has put a dozen GX50’s on the dyno and he reports that the engines are incredibly consistent both from engine to engine as well as from day to day. John expects the engine to provide more than 1000 hours of use without major service other than valve lash adjustment. HPD has prepared complete engine packages ready to mount on Kid Kart chassis with a clutch, throttle linkage hardware, motor mount, and chain guard all included. Just bolt it on your chassis, connect the throttle cable, add oil and fuel, and go.
The GX50 will be run under official HPD rules which will be posted to the LAKC web site in the near future. In an effort to get this new Honda class off the ground, HPD will provide 10 engines to LAKC members for the discounted price of $599 and, in addition to that, HPD will pay your race entry fees for the entire 8 race Honda Kid Kart series in 2013. This works out to a total savings of $680. The Honda Championship series starts with the second race of the LAKC season in March and runs to the season finale in October. Everyone is welcome to get familiar with the engine and enter the demonstration race at our first event of the season on February 24th. The engine packages will be available starting on January 30th. Greg Jackson has the complete details and can be contacted at (562) 420-1494. The retail price of the package will be $799 and only 10 engine packages are available at this one time price of $599. This deal is offered on a first-come-first-served basis to LAKC members only.