Contact: Tom Kutscher - Superkarts! USA - Photos available upon request

Contact: Tom Kutscher - Superkarts! USA - [email protected]
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Photos available upon request
SKUSA SUPERNATIONALS XVIII TO BE TELEVISED PRIMETIME ON CBS SPORTS
NETWORK VIA TORQUE.TV
Karting to be part of broadcast lineup for new motorsports and automotive channel
TEMECULA, CA (November 5, 2014) – Superkarts! USA has today announced that the upcoming
SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII will be televised on major primetime network television via CBS
Sports Network. The move comes as a result of a new partnership with motorsports specific
upstart, Torque.tv
Torque.tv is the new production venture from Roger Werner, the visionary who founded
Speedvision (and later SPEED Channel). The network will serve as a motorsports specific
destination for racing and automotive enthusiasts worldwide. The network’s business model will
combine both a revolutionary on demand subscription package with traditional primetime network
television broadcasts. Both mediums will combine to provide an all-inclusive destination for
viewers on a myriad of devices, including TV, mobile, and tablet.
The deal is one of great pride for SKUSA CEO Tom Kutscher. “We’ve been approached many,
many times about putting karting on TV. It’s something I’ve been very eager to do, but I’ve been
adamant it be the right fit. With the sport in a very pivotal growth stage, it was important to me
that the end product show karting in the appropriate light. I am very pleased to say we’ve finally
found the right match in Torque.tv and the CBS Sports Network.”
CBS Sports Network currently reaches 53 million subscribers with a mix of amateur, college, and
professional sports. The network is perhaps best known for its marquee coverage of PGA golf
events, but will be looking to mark its entrance into the world of motorsport via Torque.tv’s
offerings.
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The 18 round of the SKUSA SuperNationals will be filmed and aired with the goal of extending
the partnership into 2015 and beyond for subsequent ProTour seasons. The SuperNationals
episodes will air on primetime television in the Spring as well as be available anytime on-demand
through Torque.tv directly.
“This is a significant step forward for SKUSA and karting as a whole,” offered Tom Kutscher. “The
venture is not cheap to undertake but the juice is worth the squeeze. I really believe when I say
karting is one of the most exciting sports on Earth, or I wouldn’t be doing this. I am excited to see
it finally shown in the right setting, on the right network, with the right distribution.”
Torque.tv will also be the destination for other exciting forms of racing including popular series
like British Touring Car, DTM, the Blancpain GT Series, and more. Roger Werner and the
Torque.tv network as a whole recognize the importance of karting to the overall ecosystem of
motorsports and are committed to helping build awareness. Both Torque.tv and SKUSA are
committed to growing the relationship in future years with the upcoming SuperNationals serving
as the partnership’s launch pad.
“The number one question we probably get in the SKUSA offices are people asking about
destinations to watch the action,” Tom Kutscher summarized. “It’s fair to say we’ve delivered in
spades and now millions of households worldwide will get to see the show that is, the
SuperNationals.”
For more information on anything related to Superkarts! USA, please visit their website –
www.superkartsusa.com – or call the SKUSA head office at 951-491-0808.
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About Superkarts! USA:
Established in 1995, Superkarts! USA is dedicated to shifterkart and TaG racing, and is the
leader in the field, currently promoting six regional racing series. Racing programs are currently
running in California, Canada, Colorado, Hawaii, Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and
Washington, in cooperation and support from official tire supplier MG Tires. In 2014, the
organization will be promoting the fifth edition of the SKUSA Pro Tour, all leading up to the annual
SKUSA SuperNationals – the biggest kart race in the world – held every November in Las Vegas,
NV. For more information on SKUSA, please visit www.superkartsusa.com
About Torque.TV
Brought to you by the team that created the original Speedvision network, Torque.TV is North
America’s premier destination for motorsports and performance automotive lifestyle video
content. Torque.TV’s exclusive programming includes racing events, reviews and road tests of
the latest and greatest new cars and parts, historical documentaries and lifestyle programming.
Torque.TV is available at home and on smart TVs, PCs, and all mobile devices - www.torque.tv/
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