After speaking with several AKRA Northern Tour racers and teams, AKRA has determined the best route for the remainder of the 2017 Vega USA American Sprint Cup Series is to make the switch to the Vega VAH Red compound tire beginning with the series’ next event, Round 2 of the Northern Tour presented by Boon & Sons June 9-11 at Genesee Valley Kart Club in Avon, NY.
The Vega Red compound will be the spec tire beginning at Avon and for the duration of the 2017 season for all classes except TaG Junior, TaG Senior and TaG Masters, which utilize AKRA’s “limited” open tire policy.
As always, competitors may attend Friday practice at Avon and practice on any tire brand or compound they wish. Beginning with Saturday morning qualifying, competitors must be on the Vega VAH Red tire. The tires will be marked as karts exit the track after making their Saturday qualifying run and these will be the tires mandated for the remainder of the racing weekend in each class.
The switch from the Vega FH Blue to the Vega VAH Red brings the AKRA sprint series in line with other Vega spec tire series and tracks already running the Vega Red with a tire that was developed specifically for the Briggs LO206 platform, which have grown to become AKRA’s best-attended divisions.
If you have new Vega FH Blue tires still in the wrapper, now is the last chance to take advantage of TS Racing / Vega USA’s exchange program. Ship your new Vega Blue tires to TS Racing at 123 W Seminole Ave; Bushnell, FL 33513. If you have questions, contact TS Racing at 352-793-9600. TS will accept new Blue tires toward the exchange until Friday, May 5. If you’re just reading this announcement, contact TS to make arrangements for not meeting the May 5 deadline.