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January 23, 2013 News
SIMA Offers Race Packages to IAME X30 World Championships

Sumas International Motorsports Academy (SIMA) has announced it will be awarding IAME X30 World Championship race packages to four class champions.

Beginning this year with the SIMA Winter Series, and carrying through to the completion of the SIMA Summer Series, race participants in four classes will be accumulating combined points from the two series towards the awards packages.

The four classes generating points towards IAME X30 World Championship race packages are Tag Senior, Tag Masters, IAME Senior, and Shifter Senior.

Each of the four class champions will be awarded a race packages that include event registration, kart & engine package, as well as a mechanic for this year’s upcoming IAME X30 World event, which will be held in Lyon, France, on October 17-20.

The SIMA Winter Series commences on February 2, and features additional races on March 9, and March 30.

The SIMA Summer Series gets underway on May 4, has additional rounds on June 22, July 13, August 3, August 24, and September 21.

In its current format, The IAME X30 World Championships enters its sophomore year in 2013, having run its inaugural outing just one year ago at the Actua Circuit de Lyon in Lyon, France. Hosting 180 drivers, hailing from some 20 different countries in just its first running by any measure makes this event a clear success.

The track, Actua Circuit de Lyon, will once again host the event for 2013. This challenging French course possesses numerous passing zones, making for exciting racing throughout.

The city of Lyon lies midway between Marseille, and Paris. Making for a superb opportunity to make the trek to France a few days early, or perhaps even to stay a couple of days after the racing concludes to experience some of the amazing sights and sounds that make Paris one of the truly sought after destinations in the world.

For those that have raced, or even just practiced at SIMA, the facility is in a word is 'Pristine'. Just three years old, it is meticulously maintained. For those who haven’t been, the organizers are confident you’ll be impressed. The series racing is quite competitive, with very respectable class sizes. Events are one day affairs, held on Saturday’s, so as not to tie up the whole weekend. All the events are supported by café, parts, and service facilities.

You can call the Sumas International Motorsport Academy with questions, or go directly to their website http://www.simaracing.com

Any opportunity to compete in kart racing at the international level is a welcome one. Combining such an event with the possibility of spending a few extra days in France is rare indeed.

For the local Northwest racer who may have neither the time, nor the resources to participate in the various national events around the country, this may very well be the chance to see for yourself just what racing on the other side of the pond is all about.

So if you’re running an IAME package currently, the popular Rotax Int, or Stock Honda 125, 'Your ship may very well have just come in'.
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