Street Kart Racing has teamed up with SKUSA to launch the Virtual Supernats, “Virtual Las Vegas” following the real-world event being cancelled due to Covid. The live in-game event starts on November 29th and will last for six days. During this time, players will be able to race against one another or against the AI.
Discussing the in-game event, Ross Jones from Fat Cigar Productions said: “Street Kart Racing has a passionate fan base that lives and breathes the world of racing. Covid has caused havoc with the racing calendars all over the world, and when the main American kart racing event of the year was postponed we wanted to help."
They added: “We’ve recreated the Las Vegas race track with that glorious backdrop from the Supernats in 2019 and designed an event that racers can take part in from 50 mph Cadet Karts to 70 mph X30 karts.”
Meanwhile, SKUSA's Tom Kutscher said: “It’s no secret what a challenge COVID-19 has played with the 2020 karting calendar. We’re still gutted to have to postpone the 24th edition in the light of the pandemic.”
They added: "That said, it’s incredibly cool to see something like Street Kart Racing making a digital version of the event. Their game is incredibly popular in the SKUSA paddock and will surely be a small way racers can pass the time while waiting for the real thing next fall.”
Street Kart Racing – Simulator is available now over on the App Store. It's a premium game that costs $4.99 and also has additional in-app purchases.