AKRA is pleased to announce a fourth race for the inaugural American Sprint Cup Series “Northern Tour” that will take place July 1-3 at Michiana Raceway Park near South Bend, Indiana.
This MRP event now brings the Northern Tour to four races, joining the June 3-5 season opener at Genesee Valley Kart Club (Avon, NY); round three July 29-31 at Thompson Kart Raceway (Thompson, OH) and the season closer August 26-28 at Nicholson Speedway in Chestertown, MD.
Target Distributing of South Bend, IN, has stepped up to title sponsor the AKRA MRP event, which will be coined the “Northern Tour” Round Two presented by Target Distributing.
AKRA wishes to thank longtime sprint and enduro racer and kart shop owner Jerry Cole for his efforts in solidifying support from Target, S&M Kart Supply, Michigan Kart Supply and other soon To Be Announced sponsors. These sponsors have made it possible for AKRA to travel to South Bend during our first American Sprint Cup season, adding more excitement to an already action-packed Northern Tour that will visit some historic sprint karting venues in 2016.
The addition of a fourth Northern Tour event does not change the eligibility rule for an AKRA Grand National Championship, which will be awarded to the best eligible finisher in each class’s feature event October 21-23 at 103rd Street in Jacksonville, FL.
A competitor still only needs to enter and compete in three regional events to become eligible for a Grand National Championship. This would include any three of the seven (3 South and 4 North) regional races being offered.