Colorado Karting Tour Announces Schedule, Venues for 2017
Denver, CO, November 23, 2016
The Colorado Karting Tour announced today that the racing schedule for 2017 has been finalized. Following an outstanding 2016 season, CKT will return to many of the same venues for the 2017 season. In addition, an endurance race and possible dirt racing, both non points series and events, may be incorporated into the racing season. For 2017, The Colorado Karting Tour will have the following dates:
Ryan Rudolph Named Performance Division Lead for Podium Karting & Events
DENVER, CO, October 19, 2016
Podium Karting & Events Centennial, industry leaders in outdoor karting and entertainment, today announced the addition of Ryan Rudolph as the Performance Team lead for the region. Ryan comes with a wealth of experience within the karting industry, seeing successes both in the kart and managing a team.
‚ÄúWe are excited to add Ryan Rudolph to our Performance Division,‚ÄĚ said Greg Welch, General Manager of Podium Centennial. ‚ÄúAs a Skusa Summernationals winner and Supernationals podium finisher, he will bring a wealth of experience to an already robust team. The Performance Division is already Denver's premier kart shop, and we look forward to continued success and growth under Ryan's leadership."
"I am honored to join the Podium Karting and Events team. One of my main goals is to transform the Performance Division from a strong kart shop into a powerhouse national race team,‚ÄĚ shared Ryan Rudolph. ‚ÄúThe base program here is already the best in the region, and I look forward to taking it a step further."
To learn more about the Centennial location or the performance team, please contact Greg Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Podium Karting & Events, owned by Summit Motorsports Management, is focused on creating high-end go-kart racing experiences indoors and out. Podium Centennial, opened in June 2016, is the area‚Äôs premiere outdoor karting venue, formerly known as The Track at Centennial. Development plans include the construction of a main building including a customer service area, bar/restaurant, conference space and a kart pro shop in the next 12-24 months.
CKT‚Äôs 2016 Season Finale Set to Race While Raising Awareness for Type 1 Diabetes Research
Denver, CO, September 5, 2016
The Colorado Karting Tour will take to the track on September 11 for Round 8 of the 2016 season, at Podium Karting and Events in Centennial, Colorado. CKT has decided to partner with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for this event, to raise awareness for an illness that is being diagnosed in children and young adults at a growing rate.
For many racers, the final event of the season marks the culmination of months of effort, preparation, and racing across the state of Colorado. With championships across CKT‚Äôs 8 classes up for grabs, Round 8 will be an exciting and appropriate finale to a season that has demonstrated outstanding racing, sportsmanship, and fun throughout 2016. CKT‚Äôs final race will also mark an effort to further JDRF‚Äôs mission to seek solutions and to type 1 diabetes.
The JDRF is the leading global organization currently funding Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Usually diagnosed in children and young adults, only 5% of people with diabetes have this form of the disease. T1D afflicts the body does by preventing the production of insulin, a hormone needed to transfer glucose into a useful form to promote growth and health. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments, even young children can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy lives. In keeping with JDRF‚Äôs grassroots model of connecting people within communities to focus on research for this disease, CKT has arranged for JDRF to be present at Podium on Sunday for race day, to engage with the karting community.
Phoenix-based Event Set to Draw Large Fields from Across Southwest
Phoenix, Arizona, August 24, 2016
For immediate release:
The 2016 4-Cycle Super Showdown Early Preregistration will open September 10, 2016, and will be held at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association‚Äôs (PKRA) track located in Phoenix, Arizona.
The dates for this year‚Äôs event areThursday, October 20th (Move in). Friday, October 21st will host practice (gates will open by 7AM). Racing will be Saturday and Sunday, October 22nd and 23rd.
The two changes that were made to the race format last year that had to do with the grid line up will be used again this year. For heat one the first 10 driversto preregister for each class will be randomly place on the front 5 rows. All others will be placed behind them based on when they register. All other heats(from heat 2 on)will be lined up based on total accumulated points with the highest points on pole to the lowest points in the back.But then the front half of the lineup will be inverted. So if there are 20 entries, P1 becomes P10, P2 becomes P9, P3 to P8, P4 to P7,P5 to P6, P6 to P5, P7 to P4, P8 to P3,P9 to P2 and P10 gets pole. All class will be inverted based on this year‚Äôs program.
Showdown Racing, the promoter of the Super Showdown has opened the event to all Briggs and Stratton classes. Last year there were entries in the LO206 Jr1 (Cadet) Class, LO206 Sr. Class, World Formula Jr2 Class, World Formula Medium Class and the World Formula Master Class. We have heard of interest in some running the LO206 Jr 2 class and the LO206 Master class. We also expect an influx of entries in the LO206 Sr. as well as the JR1 class, which was the largest class with 22 entries last year at the Super Showdown.
We would like to have input from drivers or other interested parties about which tire or tires should be used at this year‚Äôs Super Showdown. We have found that it is best to start on a new set of tires for this event which will be up to 90 laps of racing. What are your thoughts about having the tires added to the cost of entry and picking them up at the event? Any input onfuel?
Colorado Karting Tour to Race at Podium Karting August 7th; Podium Karting & Events Centennial to open July 30th CKT Announces Return to Popular Venue
Denver, CO July 28, 2016
In an effort to continue to provide the best competitive environment for the Colorado karting community, the Colorado Karting Tour is proud to announce that competitive racing will return to Podium Karting & Events on Sunday, August 7, for Round 6 of the 2016 season. Formerly known as ‚ÄėThe Track‚Äô at Centennial, the challenging Podium course will provide an excellent venue for CKT‚Äôs experienced and developing racers, respectively.
While CKT had originally slated the Pikes Peak International Raceway as the venue for the 6th round of the championship season, careful review of both facilities lead officials to determine that Podium Karting would best provide a facility conducive to creating a safe and competitive environment for racers. Of particular concern to officials were several concrete walls at the PPIR facility that were difficult or impossible to move, which were deemed to be too close to the racing surface for a kart race application.
If you have additional questions or constructive comments about the Colorado Karting Tour, please reach out to us at: email@example.com
In conjunction with CKT's official announcement of a change of venue for Round 6, Podium Karting has released a statement regarding their official opening, which has been stated as July 30, 2016, at 10AM for their very first 'Test and Tune'. This statement can be viewed in full at: http://blog.unserkarting.com/blog/press ... e=facebook
(Edit 8AM 7/30/2016): Here is the full Podium Press Release:
Podium Karting & Events Centennial open to public on 7/30 ‚ÄúTest and Tune‚ÄĚ options for kart owners begin Saturday
Denver, CO, July 28, 2016 ‚Äď Summit Motorsports Management, owners and operators of Podium Karting & Events Centennial, announce the opening of the PK&E Centennial track for kart owners starting this Saturday, July 30, 2016.
Existing as Colorado‚Äôs premier outdoor karting track, PK&E Centennial will begin servicing customers who are interested in the ‚ÄúTest and Tune‚ÄĚ option ‚Äď racers can bring their own kart to the track for a nominal fee, or can purchase as 2016 season pass, valid through December 31, 2016.
PK&E Centennial is also pleased to announce the partnership with Colorado Karting Tour (CKT) for Round 6 of the 2016 season. While CKT had originally slated the Pikes Peak International Raceway as the venue for the 6th round of the championship season, careful review of both facilities lead officials to determine that Podium Karting would best provide a facility conducive to creating a safe and competitive environment for racers.
Additionally, PK&E Centennial will be incorporating a Weekly Racing Series, starting August 11, 2016. More details about this and upcoming races can be found on the Podium Karting Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/podiumkarting.
Plans are currently in place to bring in karts for rental racing early in 2017. Development plans include the construction of a main building including a customer service area, bar/restaurant, conference space and a kart pro shop in the next 12-24 months.
Summit Motorsports Management (SMM) is focused on creating high-end go-kart racing experiences across the country. Its flagship location is Unser Karting and Events, Denver's best indoor go-kart racing, featuring high-end karts on a thrilling track in addition to meeting spaces, a game room and full-service bar and restaurant. Learn more about Unser Karting by visiting the website, http://www.unserkarting.com.
SMM has multiple business units ‚Äď rental kart operations, corporate event and conferences, bar and restaurant, performance racing team and shop, and sports and training operations. For more information or interviews, please contact Jaime Palmucci, Marketing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the new Podium Karting, please contact the General Manager of Podium Karting, Greg Welch at email@example.com or by calling (720) 484-4410.