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Team News: Vemme Kart is Victorious at SKUSA SummerNationals

Christian Schureman scored an S2 victory at the SKUSA SummerNationals (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Christian Schureman scored an S2 victory at the SKUSA SummerNationals
(Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)

CHILLIWACK, B.C. (July 25, 2012) - Continuing to gain momentum in the North American karting marketplace, Vemme Kart was back in action this past weekend at the SuperKarts! USA Pro Tour in Tooele, Utah. Taking place at the ultra-challenging Miller Motorsports Park facility, Vemme Kart once again stood on the top step of the podium in the S2 division, as the three event series is now in the homestretch with the prestigious SuperNationals in Las Vegas, Nev., its only remaining event.

Working with European KZ chassis tuner Darko Orcic, Christian Schureman turned some heads with his outstanding on track performance. Qualifying in the ninth position on Saturday, Schureman progressed through the heats, earning fifth and fourth place results. Passing three karts through the first turn of the final, Schureman went on to lead 20 laps to reach the checkered flag first. After taking the victory in Saturday's wheel-to-wheel action, Schureman then looked to double up on Sunday after qualifying his Vemme chassis in the fifth position. With strong heat race results, both in the second position, Schureman was forced to start the main event at the tail of the S2 field due to being one pound underweight after the second heat race.

"The weight issue after the second heat race was no fault of Schureman or his tuner," expressed Vemme Kart designer Vince Mandarino. "With the crazy weather and drastic changes in wind and temperature, the scale was up and down in accuracy as multiple drivers were disqualified for weight violations."

Starting from the tail of the field, Schureman drove like a seasoned veteran as he worked his way forward. Showing that he had the speed to dominate the weekend, the talented driver crossed the stripe in the 11th position, narrowly missing another top-10 result.

Fellow Vemme Kart pilot Chris Perrault saw see action in the S4 shifter category, as he battled the weekend elements. Progressing through the test day and the pair of race days, Perrault scored some good results for the Vemme chassis line as they look to come to the forefront of North American karting.

Kale Kunicki was Vemme Kart's lone entry in the TaG Junior division and immediately started the weekend behind the eight ball. Having never driven the Miller Motorsports Park track and missing the majority of Friday morning's practice sessions, Kunicki struggled to come to terms with the high grip situations that the Utah facility presented. A front-runner in club level Rotax competition, Kale eventually began to show his speed in Sunday afternoon's main event. A great driver with a lot of natural talent, Kunicki can and will be a front-runner on the Vemme Kart in events to come.

The Vemme Kart chassis research and development department is hard at work both in Italy and North American tracks. With ongoing development strategies and by using different materials to address the need for the current tire compounds, Vemme Kart is looking to make the perfect kart for all racing applications.

"We are very pleased with the current KZ chassis, a special design developed for the SKUSA MG tire compound. With more chassis to come, we look to have the competitive advantage in both low and high horsepower applications in future events. If you are looking to try Vemme Kart, please contact your local dealer or distributor to arrange a free test."

Created in 2006, Vemme Kart is based on the principles of high technology and quality. The careful choice of materials guarantees the highest standards of construction and constant quality that results in high levels of performance and safety. With a clear vision, modern design and a streamlined organization, Vemme Kart is dedicated to the development of their chassis line to assure their customers can obtain the highest levels of achievement. Checkered Flag Racing of Chilliwack, British Columbia is the Canadian importer of the Vemme Kart chassis line, and can be reached at 604.792.5242 or online at http://www.gokarts.org. Extreme Karting, Inc. of Anaheim, California handles the US importer duties, and can be reached at 714.630.3655 or online at http://www.extreme-karting.com

For more information on Vemme Kart, including information on importer and dealer opportunities, please visit http://www.vemmekart.it
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