CKI (Championship Karting International) released their 2010 schedule earlier today. It's funny that they release their 2010 schedule this early, as most series are still finalizing plans with their 2009 hosts.
The announcement is likely a new record for the earliest release of a schedule. That said, their motivation for doing so is quite obvious. Entry numbers have been dismal all year (regardless of the sanction or series), so CKI is stepping up and "setting a date" for competitors. It only makes sense that the earlier the schedule is released, the more likely people are to mark their calendars for the following season. Let's hope their methodology works.
The CKI crew has done a nice job running their program thus far into the season. Without further ado, here is their 2010 schedule:
March 26-28 Grand Prix of Florida--Palm Beach International Raceway
July 23-25 Grand Prix of New Jersey--NJMP
May 14-16 Grand Prix of Reno--Grand Sierra Resort
Sept. 10-12 Grand Prix of Colorado--Grand Junction Motor Speedway
June 18-20 Grand Prix of New Castle--NCMP
Oct. 22-24 CKI Grand Championship--Location (TBA)
The only issue with this schedule right now, as far as I can tell, is that a few of the hosting states (mentioned above) might feel bad about having their name left out of the event title... (Sorry Indiana and Nevada).