Miguel Lopez 2015 S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto class champion Raul Guzman 2015 S5 Junior Stock Moto class champion Jak Crawford 2015 TaG Cadet class champion Riley Dickinson 2014 Rotax Mini Max class champion LanceLehrman 2014 Rotax DD2 Masters class champion Luke Waller 2014 taG Senior class champion


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TPKC 05 EstepTrenton Estep came out of Dallas with two wins in the S1/S2 Stock Moto division
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Caddo Mills, Texas facility produces another exciting weekend for Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge traveling series

KATY, TX (July 16, 2015) – Another step in the championship chases of the 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series - presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West - was completed over the July 10-12 weekend with Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge Rotax Max Challenge competitors taking part at the Dallas Karting Complex facility in Caddo Mills, Texas. The strong regional traveling program hosted another talented field of drivers, completing the fifth and sixth rounds of the championship schedule to further define those who will have the opportunity to claim the 2015 series titles in October.

The Champion Racing S1/S2 Stock Moto category welcomed new faces to the front of the field. Miguel Lopez made his 2015 series debut, earning fast time in the Saturday qualifying session. Lopez’s time at the front was short-lived, with Senior rookie Trenton Estep taking over the top spot and winning his first heat race. From the pole position, Estep led all 14 laps to secure his first feature victory. Nathan Adds ran runner-up with Jake French climbing up from last to third after issues in the heat race. Chris Jennings and Austin Wilkins completed the top-five. French came back to lead the field in qualifying on Sunday for his third fast time honor of the season. Estep, who started second, edged out the elder French for the opening heat win. French returned the favor in Heat #2, besting Estep in the second eight lap event. Adds joined the fight at the front during the Final, leading the majority of the 14-lap race. On the final circuit, Estep stole the top spot and reached the checkered flag first for his second victory of the weekend. Adds held off French for the runner-up, with Wilkins and Jennings once again in the top-five.

TPKC 05 FordConnor Ford (#377) and Thomas Beaudoin (#396) split the wins in Rotax Senior
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Championship contenders Connor Ford and Thomas Beaudoin split the victories in the Motorsports Development Group Rotax Senior division. Ford set the pace to begin Saturday’s round of action, posting fast lap in qualifying and winning the heat race. At the halfway point of the main event, Ford retired with a mechanical issue. That handed the lead and the victory to Beaudoin for his second of the season. Brett Mitchell and Gabe Bargas completed the podium with Jose Ruiz and Rett Thomas running fourth and fifth. Ford rebounded on Sunday to sweep the day, leading from qualifying, through the two heat races and the feature. Ford drove to a four-second advantage over Beaudoin in the main event, with Bargas once again in third. Mitchell ran to fourth with Thomas in fifth.

TPKC 05 OsborneAustin Osborne continued his win streak in the TaG Senior category
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Austin Osborne continued his domination in the TaG Senior division, winning both days. Nick Martin has been the lead challenger all season, earning the pole position honors in qualifying after Osborne was penalized two positions for a rear track width violation. That was the only blemish on Osborne’s record for the weekend. He drove to the heat win and then led all 14 laps for his fifth victory of the season. Veteran Jim Russell Jr. ran runner-up in his series debut, with Austin Kaszuba in third. Nick Martin and Dylan Towne completed the top-five. Osborne was perfect on Sunday, leading the entire way. Securing fast time in qualifying, Osborne led all eight laps in the two heat races. Martin got the jump to being the feature race, only to see Osborne assume the top position on lap two, leading the remainder of the race to keep his perfect feature record on the season. Greg Alvarez pushed Martin back to third with Russell fourth and Kaszuba fifth.

TPKC 05 LewisRyan C. Lewis doubled up in the Rotax Junior division in Dallas (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)Also continuing his feature win streak to six in the Chase Racing Rotax Junior category was Ryan C. Lewis. Lead challenger Riley Dickinson fought early, securing fast time in qualifying and winning the heat race. Lewis took over the top spot on lap two of the main event, and led the remainder of the race for his fifth victory of the season. Dickinson settled for second with Lawson Nagel completing the podium. Nathan Ratton and Austin Eder rounded out the top-five. The two went back and forth throughout Sunday. Dickinson edged out for the fast lap in qualifying. Lewis got the first heat race, with TPKC 05 SciontiEnzo Scionti scores his first win of the series in TaG Cadet on Saturday (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)Dickinson coming out the winner in the second heat. Much like Saturday’s main event, Lewis took the lead from Dickinson on lap two, going on to the victory. Dickinson ended up with his second runner-up finish of the season, with Nagel on the podium. Ratton and Brooke Hammond were fourth and fifth.

The Leading Edge of Texas TaG Cadet class welcomed two new winners on the season, bringing the total up to five different drivers in 2015. Enzo Scionti added his name to the list of winners, earning victory on Saturday. The day began with Scionti fourth in qualifying behind three drivers separated by just 45 thousandths, led by Destin Shields with Chase Gardner and Vittorio Catino Newcomer to the series Vittorio Catino wins TaG Cadet on Sunday (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)Vittorio Catino wins TaG Cadet on Sunday (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)making his first series start. Scionti emerged as the winner in the opening heat race, holding off Juan Pablo Cepeda at the line. The Final was led mostly by Scionti, with Shields lead a few laps and keeping the pressure on until the checkered flag. Scionti scored the victory by 1.5 seconds over Shields with Gardner in third. Cepeda was fourth with Logan Stretch in fifth. Shields and Scionti appeared to be the top contenders on Sunday, as Shield set the fast time in qualifying and Scionti won both heat races. Catino was right there throughout the day, and it became a three-driver fight in the main event. Scionti and Catino exchanged the lead numerous times with Shields waiting in the wings. Catino took over the point with two laps remaining, and held on to the checkered flag for his first victory. Scionti drove to second with Shields third. Stretch and Alex Stanfield made up the top-five.

TPKC 05 LeonNoel Jesus Leon came away with both feature victories in the Micro Max class
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Championship leader Noel Jesus Leon added two wins in the Texas Barge Rotax Micro Max division to his credit following the Dallas weekend. Leon found himself trailing Branyon Tiner to begin Saturday, missing out on the pole position in qualifying by 29 thousandths and the heat race win by 75 thousandths. Tiner led the majority of circuits in the 12-lap main event, with Leon trying to work past for the top position. It finally worked on the last circuit, with Leon able to secure the spot and earn the victory. Juan Pablo Cepeda slipped past Tiner for the second position. Caiden Mitchell and Enzo Scionti completed the top-five. Leon began Sunday on top, posting fast time in qualifying. He would get shuffled back to fourth in the opening heat with Cepeda landing the race win. Tiner reached the checkered flag first in Heat #2, but was penalized one position thus handing the win to Leon. The battle in the feature was between Cepeda and Leon. Cepeda led the majority of the race, before Leon secured the top spot on the final circuit to earn his second victory of the weekend. Cepeda ended up runner-up with Tiner a close third. Scionti and John Burke finished fourth and fifth.

TPKC 05 EngbersonAndrew Engberson swept the S5 Junior Stock Moto action (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)Andrew Engberson got back to winning in the AIM S5 Junior Stock Moto division, sweeping the weekend. Engberson led from qualifying to the final lap both days, beating out Austin Jeffries and Blair Hosie on Saturday with Broch Evans and Jacob Boubel making up the podium on Sunday. TaG Master saw Rick Baribeault double up on the weekend, earning his fourth and fifth victories of the season. Erich Polack broke up the sweep on Saturday with the heat race win, and came out of Sunday’s qualifying with the fast time. Lance Lehrman completed his third straight weekend sweep of 2015 in the Kart Racing Solutions Rotax DD2 Masters class. This time, he was joined TPKC 05 WarwasBrandin Warwas scored his first series victory on Saturday in TaG Cadet (Photo Dreams Captured Photography)by Conard Park and Philip Stoelman on the podium each day.

The Texas Barge Rotax Mini Max category was split between Brandon Warwas and Marcelo Garcia. The two were at the top of the order all weekend, with Garcia setting the pace early Saturday with fast time in qualifying and the heat race win. Cash Tiner got the jump on both, and led the first half of the feature race. Warwas took over the point on lap seven, and drove on to his first victory of the season. Garcia crossed the line second, but was removed from the results for carburetor infraction in tech. That promoted TPKC 05 GarciaMarcello Garcia wins his third podium of the season in TaG Cadet (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)Alejandro Jaramillo to second with Tiner in third. Garcia bounced back Sunday to sweep the day. At the end of the day, Garcia drove to a five-second margin of victory for his third of the season. Warwas and Jaramillo joined him on the podium.

Tyler Orum and Matt Stretch split the victories in the TaG Junior division, each earning their first of the season. Orum swept Saturday’s round, with Stretch and Cooper Heffley completing the podium. Sunday was a sweep from Stretch, as Orum ran runner-up with Heffley in third. Jordon Musser made his Dallas Karting Complex Rotax DD2 class debut with victory on TPKC 05 OrumTyler Orum sweeps the TaG Junior class on Saturday (Photo Dreams Captured Photography)Saturday. Musser outran David Edwards and Yann Watts for the win. Sunday was Edwards earning his first victory of the season as Watts ran second with Musser in the third position. Juan David Gomez and Rod Clinard split the top step of the podium in the SwedeTech Racing Engines S4 Master Stock Moto division. Gomez took the victory, his first of the season, on Saturday, with Clinard adding a second victory for 2015 on Sunday. The series will take time TPKC 05 MStretchMatt Stretch tops the podium in TaG Junior on Sunday (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)off to let SKUSA racers take part in the upcoming SummerNationals in Indiana next weekend, while Rotax competitors are gearing up for the US Rotax Grand Nationals in South Carolina the first weekend of August. The Texas ProKart Challenge returns to action on October 2-4 at the challenging Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in Norman, Oklahoma. Updates on registration and other information regarding the 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series - presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West is available at texasprokartchallenge.com and on Facebook.

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Here is the preliminary schedule for Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2015 Texas ProKart Challenge Series at North Texas Karters, July 10th - 12th, 2015

Thursday July 9th
8:00 AM Big rig move-in
9:00 AM General move-in
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration Open
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Tire Desk Open

Friday July 10th
6:30 AM Gates open
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM Tire Desk Open
8:00 AM Practice starts

Saturday July 11th
6:30 AM Gates open
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Tire Desk Open
7:30 AM Warm-up sessions
9:00 AM Drivers Meeting
9:40 AM Qualifying sessions begin

Sunday July 12th

6:30 AM Gates open
6:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Tire Desk Open
7:30 AM Warm-up sessions
9:00 AM Qualifying sessions begin

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TPKC 04 Jake FrenchJake French takes overthe S1/S2 championship lead with victory in Round Four
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rounds three and four contested at north texas kartway for Skusa regional and us rotax max challenge
KATY, TX (June 26, 2015) – The 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series - presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West - held its second event of the season at the North Texas Kartway on June 12-14. The Denton, Texas facility is among the most challenging courses in the United States, and the 1/2-mile circuit kept drivers and mechanics on their toes all weekend. The Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge Rotax Max Challenge competitors contested the event during the daylight hours for the first time in series history after night-time main events were held in the three previous seasons. The championship chases are more defined now at the halfway point of the season, with a handful of drivers placing themselves into contention

Jordan Musser and Jake French dominated the opening event in Champion Racing S1/S2 Stock Moto, and continued in Denton. French was the driver to beat throughout the third round action. Qualifying first, French drove to the win in each of the heat races. Musser got the jump on French, who fell back to seventh in the opening circuit. The S1 driver fought his way forward to reach the second spot by lap nine. From there, he inched his way closer to Musser, coming up a half-second short with the former S4 Pro Tour champion taking his second victory of the year. Cody Jolly grabbed the third step on the podium with Nathan Adds and Austin Wilkins making up the top-five. French earned maximum points on Sunday with a sweep from qualifying to the main event. Leading all 16 laps, French won by 3.5 seconds over Wilkins with Adds in third. Musser suffered mechanical issues in the heat races, having to come from the back in the Final and reached fourth, just missing out on the podium by inches at the line. Harry Gottsacker filled out the top-five drivers.

TPKC 04 Connor FordWith two wins in Denton, Conner Ford retains the Rotax Senior point lead (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net) Connor Ford nearly completed the weekend sweep in Motorsports Development Group Rotax Senior division. Ford’s only blemish on the results was qualifying on Sunday. Saturday was a sweep, as he set the fast lap in qualifying and won both heat races. Thomas Beaudoin was able to reach the checkered flag first in the main event, but was moved back to the second position, handing the win to Ford. Spencer DeLeon ran to the third position. Sunday began with two-time race winner Gabe Bargas laying down the fast lap in qualifying. Ford came back in the heat races to score the wins, and then won the feature by over a second ahead of Beaudoin with DeLeon once again in third.

Logan Stretch made his 2015 debut in the Leading Edge of Texas TaG Cadet class that welcomed 15 drivers, nearly pulling off the weekend sweep. Stretch saw his perfect score disrupted in Saturday’s Heat #2 after qualifying on pole position and winning Heat #1. Crossing the line first, Stretch was penalized one position for an infraction. The Final was not decided until the final circuit, with Juan Pablo Cepeda challenging. Stretch took the lead on the last lap, holding on for the victory by just a tenth of a second over Cepeda. Heat #2 winner Enzo Scionti took the final step on the podium with Liam Flanagan and Chase Gardner completing the top-five. Stretch led the way to the main event, qualifying first and winning both heat races. Scionti challenged early on in the Final, until Stretch secured the point and pulled out to a 2.7-second advantage at the checkered flag. Scionti held off Dylan Hajicek for third with Alex Standfield fourth and Flanagan fifth.

TPKC 04 Logan StretchLogan Stretch doubled up in hios TaG Cadet series debut for 2015
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A number of drivers were in the hunt in the Texas Barge Rotax Micro Max division, featuring Noel Jesus Leon and Enzo Scionti taking the victories. Vittorio Catino set the pace in qualifying on Saturday, but Branyon Tiner took the opening heat win. Caiden Mitchell was the third different driver to land at the top, winning the second heat race. Mitchell led all 12 laps to cross the line first, but was penalized one position for an infraction. That promoted Noel Jesus Leon to the top of the podium, dropping Mitchell to the second step as Branyon Tiner ended up third. Scionti started Sunday as the top driver in qualifying, with again the heat races going to two different drivers, Tiner and Leon. Tiner and Scionti emerged as the lead duo, with Scionti able to edge out Tiner at the line to earn his first victory of the season. Leon drove to third, with Catino and Mitchell making up the top-five.

It is now four straight for Austin Osborne in the TaG Senior division after sweeping the entire weekend in Denton. Osborne led from qualifying to the checkered flag of the Final each day, earning maximum points toward the championship chase. Nick Martin ran second on Saturday with Graig Alvarez third in his 2015 series debut. Osborne ran away with the action on Sunday, pulling out to a five-second advantage in the 16-lap feature over Austin Kazuba. Alvarez was a close third with Martin placing fourth.

TPKC 04 Alejandro JaramilloAlejandro Jaramillo earned the victories in both Mini Max feature races
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Alejandro Jaramillo controlled the weekend in the Texas Barge Rotax Mini Max category, winning both feature races. Jaramillo landed his first pole position of the season, and won the opening heat race on Saturday. Double Katy winner Marcelo Garcia slipped by for the win in Heat #2, but Jaramillo responded in the main event. Garcis retired early, opening the door for Jaramillo to score the victory. Maxwell Waithman and Cash Tiner completed the podium. Garcia came back Sunday to steal the pole position in qualifying, with Waithman off by just 34 thousandths. Jaramillo was back in fourth, but fought his way to the front in Heat #1. He defended the top spot in Heat #2, and fought off a late challenge from Garcia for his second victory of the weekend. Waithman recorded another podium finish, this time in third over Tiner.

The AIM S5 Junior Stock Moto division welcomed two new winners - Ryan Patrick Lewis and Jake Bien - each making their first 2015 series start. Point leader Andrew Engberson led the way for much of the day with Ryan Patrick Lewis tailing him. In the final. Lewis made a last lap pass work, reaching the checkered flag first. Engberson settled for second with Broch Evans third for his first podium finish of 2015. Sunday was very similar, as Engberson was the driver to beat. Qualifying first, he won both heat races to land the pole position for the main event. Lewis trailed the Round Two winner throughout the day. On the final circuit, contact was made between the two with Lewis getting the brunt of it, and unable to continue. Engberson went on to cross the line first, but was scored behind Lewis. That promoted Bien to the top of the podium, with Austin Jeffries into second and Evans third.

TPKC 04 Austin OsborneAustin Osborne extended his win streak to four in TaG Senior
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Another driver named Lewis shined in the Chase Racing Rotax Junior category, with Ryan C Lewis extending his win streak to four. Lawson Nagel opened up the day as the top qualifier, going on to win the opening heat race. Lewis got the better of him in Heat #2, and the duo fought back and forth for the victory in the main event. Riley Dickinson made it a three driver battle, with Lewis edging out Nagel for the win by 62 thousandths at the line. Nagel qualified first once again when Sunday’s round of racing, with Dickinson the driver to beat once racing started. After winning the two heat races, Dickinson started the main event on the pole position. Lewis overcame troubles in the heat races to climb his way forward. My lap seven of the 12-lap event, Lewis was into the lead and drove away to a four-second advantage for his fourth straight victory. Miguel Ruiz slipped into the second spot, pushing Dickinson back to third.

Paige Evans scored both victories in the TaG Junior division. Max Stephens was the top qualifier for Saturday’s round with Tyler Orum winning Heat #2. Evans was the opening heat winner and went on to score the feature victory. Stephens placed second with Orum in third. Sunday, Stephens was again the best driver on the clock in qualifying, but Evans responded to lead the remainder of the day. Stephens was runner-up once again, with Cooper Heffley into the third spot. TaG Master saw Round One winner Ric Baribeault add two more victories to his 2015 total. Erich Polack won both heat races on Saturday, but Baribeault had the edge in the feature. Polack ran second to Baribeault on Sunday as well.

Harry Gottsacker add two more wins to bring his total to four in the Dallas Karting Complex Rotax DD2 class. Former Team USA member Nathan Mauel kept the pressure on all day, but was only able to score a heat win on Saturday with Gottsacker showing the way in the remaining on track sessions. Lance Lehrman was uncontested in Kart Racing Solutions Rotax DD2 Masters. Alexis Costa and Rod Clinard, making his first start of 2015, went back and forth in the SwedeTech Racing Engines S4 Master Stock Moto division. Clinard led the majority of Saturday, before Costa stole the feature race win. Clinard completed the sweep on Sunday, earning his first main event victory of the season.

The series is right back into action on July 10-12 as the program visits the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas. Registration is currently open at the series website with the $50 discount in effect for those drivers who enter before midnight on July 5. Additional updates on the 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series - presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West is available at texasprokartchallenge.com and be sure to find Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook.
Discounted Pre-Registration (Save $50) is now OPEN for the Burger King® Texas ProKart - Texas Barge Rotax Max Challenge, Rounds 5 & 6, July 10th - 12th at Dallas Karting Complex, just east of Dallas, TX.  Don't miss the chance to race at Dallas' premier kart track!

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