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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Barnes Set to Compete SKUSA Nationals

The opening day of practice for Scott Barnes and other racers' first weekend of this year's all-encompassing SKUSA Pro Tour Summer Nationals is now done.

The 2020 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour has been delayed by five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What was set to begin in March in New Orleans saw only four rounds of practice completed for the start of the Winter Nationals before the government shut down the facility and sent everyone home for what was unknown at the time to be a stay-at-home order.

Hopes of the Spring Nationals in May at the Utah Motorsports Campus diminished as there was still the unknown about traveling and the stateís status for large gatherings.

Now into August, Superkarts! USA has condensed the six rounds of the Pro Tour into two weekends, with each pair of dates hosting three rounds of racing.

Master numbers have dropped significantly for the Summer Festival across the board. G1 has four drivers with Bermudaís Barnes (HMG / Intrepid) and Joe Ruch (Race Factory) set to do battle. G2 has SKUSA #2 Ken Schilling (Aluminos) up against SKUSA Winter Series champion Justin Peck (RPG / Kosmic) and SuperNationals winner Nathan Stewart (Full Gas / Birel ART). Only six drivers are slated to race in X30 Master with Scott Roberts (SCR / Tony Kart) the early favorite. Solo Kart USA drivers Adam Pettit and Salatore Sparacio hope to contend for victories along with California driver Jonathan Silva (CompKart). It is not a big turnout for the KA100 Master class with only three drivers on the entry list. Last yearís X30 Master champion Matt Johnson (Nash / FA Kart), former SKUSA champ Nick Tucker (Nitro) and Ron Jenkins (Nash / EOS) make up the roster.

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