It has just been announced that Callum Bradshaw will compete in this year’s SKUSA Pro Tour with the CRG Nordam Team. After an impressive SKUSA Winter Seires debut earlier this year, where Callum finished 2nd in the championship, he has been selected by the CRG Factory to be a representative in the series and ultimately bring home the trophy! Success would see Callum qualify for the IAME International Final and have the chance to win big prizes at the Supernationals later this year.
The SKUSA Pro Tour takes place over three weekends with the championship being broken up into three events. First up is the Winternationals which will take place next weekend (2nd – 4th March) at the Nola Motorsports Park, the track where Callum began his SKUSA Winter Series campaign. Exactly two months later Callum will head to the Simraceway Karting Center located 45 miles north of San Francisco in California. Last up will be rounds five and six at the New Castle Motorsports Park for the Summernationals. Located in Indiana it has long been the host of the conclusion of the Pro Tour and should hopefully be where Callum seals the title on August 12th!
Each event is separated into two rounds with one taking place on both Saturday and Sunday. This means the championships will consist of six rounds in total, giving drivers plenty of chances to score points. If successful Callum will automatically qualify for the IAME International Final, an event he has finished 2nd at twice in the last three years.
However, there is a lot of racing to do between now and then. Being CRG’s lead representative at the SKUSA Pro Tour comes as a real honour for Callum. It is a championship that has always been short of British drivers, so not only will he be flying the CRG flag, but also the British one too!
Since the series inaugurated in 2010 there has been 14 American winners across all classes and just four champions from separate nations which include British driver, Jordan Lennox-Lamb who won the S1 class in 2014 representing CRG. So, Callum has big shoes to fill and will be hoping to follow in the shoes of the Brit who now runs his own race team.
To win the event it’s likely Callum will be facing other factory drivers along with America’s best talents. The US as a nation have a strong pedigree in karting so the task will be far from easy, as he learnt at the Winter Series. But the aim is quite simple, bring home the championship! The first weekend of the tour unfortunately clashes with round two of the WSK Super Master Series at South Garda where Callum was sitting 12th in the championship. With no dropped scores, it means his chances of a good overall finish are slim, but with two rounds remaining there is still time to achieve good results as he prepares for the more important CIK-FIA World and European Championships!
On the announcement Callum commented: “It was great to hear that CRG wanted me to compete in the SKUSA Pro Tour. I am looking forward to competing there as I raced in the winter series with good results. I will be doing everything I can to win the championship!”
Euan Jeffery, commercial manager, from CRG Nordam commented: “With Callum’s impressive form during the winter series we were eager to get him back out here so he can continue to promote the CRG brand in USA and are confident he can achieve the top step this time.”
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