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Superkarts! USA regional program holds inaugural event at amazing Northern Texas circuit
TPKC 02 R4 X30 SeniorBrett Mitchell earned his third victory in the X30 Senior division
(Photo: Carolyn Wiley)
ROCKWALL, TX (July 20, 2017) – The Texas ProKart Challenge found a gem in the panhandle area of Texas. The gem is the Amarillo Kart Circuit, sitting alongside the busy Interstate-40, waiting for karters to find it. P1 Promotions, who direct the Superkarts! USA regional program, did just that and added a trip for the 2017 championship schedule. Months of preparation to make the facility ready for the top drivers in the southwest to converge at AKC culminated on July 14-15 as the Texas PKC program hosted the fourth round of the title chase.

P1 Promotions made sure everyone who attended the Amarillo Kart Circuit enjoyed the weekend, on and off the track. A complimentary dinner, sponsored by Paintmor was provided for those in attendance Friday evening. That was followed by rides aboard the Superkarts! USA two-seater kart with SKUSA Pro Tour S1 point leader Jake French at the wheel. A full opening ceremony was conducted before the racing action began, including a color guard and driver parade. The racing around the replica of the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park circuit was among the best all season, with drivers giving two thumbs up for the layout. Texas PKC continues to provide unique awards, with the ‘Amarillo Boot’ trophy given out to the top-three drivers in each category along with a TPKC cowboy hat for the winner.

“It was great to finally host the event and see that all of the hard work paid off,” stated Gina French of the Texas ProKart Challenge. “I can’t thank our staff, all the racers and teams who made the trip here to enjoy what we think will become a great track to attend each year. Our dinner Friday was a success with everyone in attendance. The racing was hands-down the best racing we have seen all year. The two-seater was a blast, and it further helped cement the fact that I do not want to race. This side of the track is just fine for me. A big thank you to Billy Musgrave and Robert Heck for making the two-seater possible!. Overall, it was a thrill to be able to bring our program here to Amarillo and I hope to make this a must-event for everyone in the southwest.”

TPKC 02 R4 X30 JuniorEthan Arndt earned a second straight victory in X30 Junior
(Photo: Carolyn Wiley)
Brett Mitchell is on a roll entering the second half of the Texas PKC season in the MPH Racing Team X30 Senior division. Mitchell recorded his second straight event sweep, earning a third straight feature win to help increase his championship lead. Mitchell cleared the field by three tenths of a second in qualifying over Colorado driver Greg Welch. It was a wire-to-wire day for Mitchell, leading all 12 laps in both heat races before securing the main event victory by holding the lead for 16 laps. Max Hewitt drove up to second with Peyton Long placing third, each earning their second trip to the podium on the season. Nathan Ratton and top championship contender John Berry completed the top-five.

Backing up his win in Round Three was Ethan Arndt in the Trackside Karting Services X30 Junior category. Arndt did not sweep the day in Amarillo as he did in Katy last month, starting out 71 thousandths short of the fast time in qualifying to Jett Morton. The opening heat race went to Morton after he led all 12 laps while Arndt dropped to third behind Adrian Cruz. The three each took a turn at the point in the second heat, with Arndt able to secure the position late and score the win. Morton jumped out to the lead on the opening circuit of the main event. Issues dropped him out of contention, allowing Arndt to take over the lead. From there, Arndt led the remainder of the 16-lap race to score his second straight victory. Maxwell Waithman drove to second as Travis Wiley earned his first podium of the season in third. Cruz dropped to fourth and Tyler Orum finished fifth.

TPKC 02 R4 S4Nathan Stewart celebrates his first Texas PKC victory in the S4 Master division
(Photo: Carolyn Wiley)
Nineteen shifter karts made up the Dallas Karting Complex / Core Karting Stock Honda race group featuring four categories - S1, S2, S3, S4. The championship chase tightened up in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Honda division thanks to the event sweep by Nathan Adds. The Round One winner was left off the podium in Katy, bouncing back with his first sweep of the year. Adds posted the fast lap in qualifying 59.487 to set the first official track record in competition. Championship leader Riley Dickinson was second in the order, however, retired on lap five of the opening heat race. That put Andretta Young into the lead challenger position. Adds led all 12 laps of the first heat and did the same in Heat #2. Young was sitting second until she lost her rear bumper. Dickinson was charging through the race group and finished the heat in the second spot at the checkered flag. The duo ran 1-2 throughout the main event, with Adds the only driver to maintain below the 1-minute lap barrier, establishing a six-second advantage for the victory. Young bounced back to end up third ahead of California driver Robert Heck Jr. and Blair Hosie. The S1 Pro Stock Honda class featured two drivers from Colorado facing off with Christian Bird sweeping the day over Cory Milne.

TPKC 02 R4 S3Diego Villafani came through with the win in S3 Novice
(Photo: Carolyn Wiley)
The S3 Novice Stock Honda division welcomed its largest field of the year with seven drivers. Championship leader Diego Villafani was able to record his second straight victory. Reilly Cann set the pace throughout the day, posting fast time in qualifying and winning in class for both heat races. After slipping back at the start, Cann drove back up to the lead after Villafani led for five circuits. Cann showed the way until retiring on the final circuit, handing the lead and the victory to Villafani. Dylan Towne placed runner-up with Cann classified third in class. Nathan Stewart scored a second straight victory in the S4 Master Stock Honda class. SKUSA Pro Tour winner Rod Clinard led throughout the day with fast time in qualifying and finishing first in the two motos. Stewart took over the lead on lap five of the main event, never looking back to win by over two seconds. Juan David Gomez finished third. X30 Master point leader Miguel Mier extended his championship lead with a fourth straight victory, recording an event sweep ahead of Thane Morgan and Steve Ratton.

TPKC 02 R4 MiniJack Jeffers swept the action in Mini Swift
(Photo: Carolyn Wiley)
Jack Jeffers scored his third victory of the season, sweeping the Mindshift Financial Mini Swift category for the first time this year. Jeffries scored maximum points, but the battle was not easy. Qualifying was decided 34 thousandths of a second with Jeffers edging out John Burke for fast time. The two ran 1-2 throughout the 10-lap opening heat race while Jeffers ran away from the P2 battle for the win in Heat #2. Aden Rudolph joined Jeffers and Burke at the front, with the trio getting away from the field to decide the victor. Jeffers led throughout the race with Rudolph making a last lap pass attempt. Jeffers was able to fight him off, and reach the checkered flag first. Burke slipped past Rudolph to take the runner-up spot on the podium. Chase Gardner and McKenzy Cresswell made up the top-five.

TPKC 02 R4 MicroGabby Selden earned her first trip to the top step of the podium in Micro Swift
(Photo: Carolyn Wiley)
Nuclear Imaging Micro Swift championship leader Cooper Shipman appeared to be the driver to beat all day. Shipman posted fast time in qualifying and led all the laps in Heat #1. Gabby Selden jumped up into the lead at the start of Heat #2, relinquishing the position to Shipman after two circuits as he went on to score the win. Selden recovered from starting in the back for the Final due to a disqualification after Heat #2, moving up the order and into the lead by lap four. Shipman remained on the bumper of Selden for the remainder of the race, unable to complete a pass for the lead. Selden scored her first series victory as Shipman settled for second with Joseph Moss a close third.

TPKC 02 R4 S2Luke Lange stands for Nathan Adds victory on the S1 Pro podium
(Photo: Carolyn Wiley)
Additional awards were handed out during the podium ceremonies. The Texas ProKart Challenge High-Five Award was given to two drivers for their performance on the track. S2 driver Andretta Young battled her way back from a meatball flag in Heat #2, making some insane passes along the way to finish third overall in the race group. One of the passes was a great move at turn 10, slipping past two drivers at one time. The second High-Five went to Micro Swift driver Gabby Seldon. Along with her smart driving all day, she bounced back from a disqualification in Heat #2 to drive her way to the front of the field, scoring her first series victory by never giving up.

The Texas ProKart Challenge is off for the month of August with the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals taking place at the New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana. The series returns to action on September 16-17 at the famed North Texas Kartway in Denton, Texas. Make sure to watch the series website texasprokartchallenge.com for event details forthcoming, as well as Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook and Instagram.

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30.3.1. TIRES Spec: Tires (including rains) are spec for all classes. Spec tires are required during all practice sessions but do not have to be purchased from TPKC. Race tires must be purchased from TPKC and are a part of the competitor’s registration.

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                                                        Rears 11x7.10-5 Marking:
Tires will be marked, scanned or sequestered after qualifying. In regional events; competitors must race all heats, LCQ’s, pre-finals, and features/finalson the same tires used to qualify. In National events, additional sets of tires may beallowed at the Race Director’s discretion. Likewise, some classes may require the sametires to be used for more than one competition day. Unmarked or improperly markedtires at the end of any race session will result in a disqualification. Replacement:
A "one-for-one" tire replacement of a tire that has been damaged during racing may be approved by the Tech Director, Race Director, or TireDesk Manager. Tire(s) replaced without the proper approval will result in adisqualification. Replacement tire will have a measured tread depth equal to or lessthan the measured tread depth of the tire being replaced. Rain Race:
The decision to declare a race a rain race is at the discretion of the Race Director. When rain conditions are declared for a race, it is the racer’s option to choose rains or slicks. Rain tires are only optional to use when it has been declared a rain race. The number of sets will be at the Race Director’s discretion.

For TPKC events, competitor’s are responsible for bringing their own SPEC rain tires.TPKC does not sell SPEC rain tires.

TPKC 01 R3 X30 SeniorBrett Mitchell is the driver on top of the X30 Senior this season with his second victory of 2017 (Photo: Carolyn Wiley)

Superkarts! USA regional program reaches halfway point with Round Three completed at Gulf Coast Kartway

SACHSE, TX (June 14, 2017) – The Texas ProKart Challenge reached the halfway point of the 2017 season with Round Three contested at the Gulf Coast Kartway on June 10-11. The Katy, Texas facility welcomed Superkarts! USA IAME and Stock Honda racers to the 7/10-mile course. Five drivers were able to lead the entire distance of the event to complete round sweeps, including two championship leaders.

Brett Mitchell won his second straight in the MPH Racing Team X30 Senior division, featuring 13 drivers. A winner in Round Two, Mitchell entered as the championship leader, delivering with the sweep in Katy. Mitchell set the fast time in qualifying, edging out Jake French by 79 thousandths of a second. Mitchell led all 14 laps of Heat #1, before fighting with French in Heat #2 to come away with the race win. Getting away at the green flag, Mitchell drove away to lead wire-to-wire in the 20-lap Final, stretching out to a four-second margin for the victory. French was runner-up with Max Hewitt beating out Austin Wilkins for the final step of the podium. Jeffery Collins drove to fifth in his first event of 2017.

Read more: Exciting Event for Texas ProKart Challenge in Katy

See the updated SKUSA Rulebook. The latest round of updates and clarifications include:

  • 15.3.1 Driver Age Criteria
  • Weights
  • Starter Batteries for Swift/X30 Engines
  • Spark Plug Caps for Swift/X30 Engines
  • Tech Inspections
  • Investigation Flag
iame IAME USA (East and West) have collaborated with IAME S.P.A., MG Tires, and related parties to bring stability to the North American karting marketplace.

“It’s no secret,” remarked Eric Jones of IAME USA East. “Many karting engine manufacturers and race promotion entities have either closed up shop or created an unsustainable business model. Our goal was to address this head on, in every way imaginable. Economics aside, the IAME platform also represents a truly universal competition medium. There are literally dozens of clubs, series, and championships a customer can race using the very same product.”

Throughout the last couple weeks, principles of IAME USA, IAME SPA, MG Tires Brazil, and other key constituents have convened to outline a concrete structure in the North American continent. One that is stable, secure, and most of all economically sound.

“We’re excited to introduce a viable trade in program for every karter in America,” remarked IAME USA West Principal Tom Kutscher. “We believe heavily in the IAME product and we know it will succeed in serving the North American karting consumer for decades to come.”

Read more: IAME USA Announces Trade In Program to Further Unify North American Karting

Our Customers have Spoken!

Is school more important that go kart racing?

ABSOLUTELY and TPKC is going to make it easier for our school-age racers to join us for the 2017 season. Below is the revised 2017 schedule.

  • Round 2 Dallas Karting Complex Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, April 2
  • Round 3 Gulf Coast Kartway Saturday, June 10 - Sunday, June 11*
  • Round 4 Amarillo Kart Circuit Friday, July 14 - Saturday, July 15*
  • Round 5 North Texas Karters Saturday, September 16 - Sunday, September 17
  • Round 6 SpeedSportz Saturday, October 14 - Sunday, October 15

*Please note, only the dates scheduled during the school year have been changed.

Contact Gina French at or 214.402.7484 if you have any questions.

texas barge logo 250Texas ProKart Challenge Series is pleased to announce Texas Barge & Boat with the addition of Brash Racing will be the series Title Sponsors for the 2017 season. Texas Boat & Barge is located in Freeport, Texas and performs important maintenance and repairs that keeps Texas' boats and barges ship-shape and sea-worthy.

logo.brashracingBrash Racing is the story of two brothers, Cash and Branyon Tiner sharing the same passion of go kart racing, working hard and getting better at every track, every race and every day!

It is with great appreciation that we welcome Texas Barge and Brash Racing as the Title Sponsors of the 2017 Texas Prokart Challenge Series.

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