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TPKC bridges the gap between club racing and the National arena. If you want to develop racecraft and become a top US driver while climbing the SKUSA ladder, TPKC provides the best of competition to accomplish your racing goals.

Make history at AKC's first-ever competition karting event - TPKC Round 4 July 13-15, 2017.

TRACK

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TRACK MAP FinalAmarillo Kart Circuit - Click to enlarge

 

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275 FM 2373
Panhandle, Texas 

https://www.facebook.com/AmarilloKartCircuit/

Reminder: This is a private track and is not open to the public.

LODGING & AIRLINES

Many Hotels are available just 10 miles from the track heading West into Amarillo.

Host Hotels

La Quinta Mid City Amarillo
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9305 East Interstate 40, Amarillo,  TX
Phone: (806) 335-9572

30 Double Rooms Available
Arrival Date: 7/9/2017 or later
Departure Date:  7/17/2017

Rate: Two Bed Room w/Micro & Fridge: $129.00 per night + tax - Minimum of 3 night stay

Reservation method: Contact the hotel directly or our Group Desk at 1-800-642-4239, Option 1 and ask for the special rate for Texas ProKart Challenge.  Reservations must be made no later than 6/26/2017 in order to guarantee this special rate.

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
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1740 Airport Blvd Amarillo, TX 79118
Phone: 806-322-6777

20 Double Rooms Available
Arrival Date: 7/12/2017
Departure Date:  7/17/2017

Rate: $139.00 per night + tax

Reservation method: Call hotel directly 806-322-6777 and ask for the Texas ProKart Room Rate

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Amarillo Airport 866-264-5744
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites East Amarillo 866-272-4856
  • Super 8 Amarillo 866-272-4856
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Amarillo Mid City 866-809-3504
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Amarillo East 866-279-5332

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  • American Airlines
  • Southwest
  • United Airlines

SCHEDULE

Official Practice - 8am to 5pm - Thursday, July 13 - $75
Official Practice - 8am to 5pm - Friday, July 14 - $75
Race Day - 8am to 5pm - Saturday, July 15
Track Play Day - 9am to 5pm - Sunday, July 16 - $25

PIT PARKING

12 x 40 Pit Spaces will be available.
Generators will be necessary as there is no power vailable.
More details about submitting a PIT PARKING REQUEST coming soon.

 

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.

TPKC 01 R3 X30 JuniorEthan Arndt became the third different winner in X30 Junior (Photo: Carolyn Wiley)The third different winner was crowned in the Trackside Karting Services X30 Junior with Ethan Arndt taking his first victory of the season. Arndt, who entered as the championship leader with two runner-up finishes, swept the action in Round Three over a competitive 12-driver field. Arndt set fast time in qualifying (39.720) over Maxwell Waithman and Jak Crawford. Arndt and Crawford went 1-2 in both heat races, as Ethan led all 14 laps in both motos. He continued the momentum into the Final, leading all 20 laps for the victory while recording the fast laps of the race. Crawford slipped back on the opening circuit, but regained the second spot to stand alongside Arndt on the podium. Cash Tiner completed the podium in third with Waithman fourth and Emilano Richards in fifth.

TPKC 01 R3 S2Graig Alvarez scored his first series victory in the S2 division (Photo: Carolyn Wiley)

TPKC 01 R3 S3Diego Villafani celebrating his first trip to the Texas PKC podium in S3 Novice (Photo: Carolyn Wiley)The Dallas Karting Complex & Core Karting Stock Honda race group featured all four categories - S1, S2, S3, S4 - with all four winners earning their first main event victories of 2017. S1 Pro was won by Austin Wilkins, who drove uncontested. The S2 Semi-Pro category was busy with action throughout the day. Nick Brueckner made his class debut, setting the fast lap in qualifying. Jordon Musser stepped up in the opening heat, moving past Brueckner and Blair Hosie to score the win. Musser led the majority of Heat #2 until Graig Alvarez Jr. slipped by and reached the checkered flag first. Alvarez carried the momentum into the Final, leading all 20 laps to earn his first series victory. Musser settled for second with SKUSA Pro Tour winner Riley Dickinson in third. Hosie and Andretta Young completed the top-five.

TPKC 01 R3 X30 MasterThree straight trips to the top of the podium for Miguel Mier in X30 Master (Photo: Carolyn Wiley)Diego Villafani became a first-time winner at the Texas ProKart Challenge, sweeping the action in the S3 Novice division. Villafani bested Andrew Kleinheinz and Reilly Cann for the victory. Nathan Stewart earned his first trip to the top step of the podium in S4 Master, winning over Juan David Gomez. X30 Master point leader Miguel Mier won his third straight, outrunning Barry Peel.

2016 Mindshift Financial Mini Swift champion Branyon Tiner returned to the top step of the podium for the first time since July 2016. Tiner fought his way forward in the first half of the day after qualifying ninth, with fast time going to Davis Cunningham. Tiner was able to reach the second spot by the end of Heat #1, with Cunningham leading all 12 laps. Cunningham led the first four circuits in Heat #2 until contact put him on TPKC 01 R3 Mini SwiftDefending Mini Swift champion Branyon Tiner scored his first victory of 2017 (Photo: Carolyn Wiley)the sidelines. That put Tiner in a battle for the win with Aden Rudolph, as Branyon took the win. Rudolph, however, was penalized to finish behind Cunningham, classified 20th. Tiner led the first 12 laps of the Final until Noah Baker put on a fight. They went back and forth for the lead, with Tiner able to get away in the closing laps for the victory. Baker settled for second with Arti Flores placing third. Chase Gardner and Alex Stanfield rounded out the top-five. Nearly the entire 20-kart field were within three tenths for their fast lap during the main event, with quick time going to Cunningham.

Nuclear Imaging Micro Swift point leader Cooper Shipman set the pace TPKC 01 R3 Micro SwiftTanner Garvin with his second victory in Micro Swift (Photo: Carolyn Wiley)early in Katy, scoring the fast lap in qualifying by just 61 thousandths of a second before leading all 12 laps of the opening heat. Tanner Garvin stepped up in Heat #2, as the two battled for the win with Garvin coming across the line first. From the pole position, Garvin led all 16 laps to record his second victory of the season. Shipman beat out Miles Hewitt for the runner-up spot with Ivanna Richards in fourth and Joseph Moss in fifth.

The Texas ProKart Challenge returns to action on July 13-15 at a new facility. The Amarillo Kart Circuit will welcome the TPKC 01 R3 S4Nathan Stewart became a first-time Texas PKC winner in S4 Master (Photo: Carolyn Wiley)series, hosting its first-ever competition karting event. The facility, located just east of Amarillo, Texas, will be a new and exciting addition to the Texas PKC program, with competitors from around the southwestern states making the journey to be part of history. July 13-14 will be official practice days with July 15 serving as Race Day. Make sure to watch the series website texasprokartchallenge.com for exciting event details forthcoming, as well as Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • 15.3.1 Driver Age Criteria
  • 20.2.3.4 Weights
  • 20.3.4.3 Starter Batteries for Swift/X30 Engines
  • 20.3.4.12 Spark Plug Caps for Swift/X30 Engines
  • 30.2.9.4 Tech Inspections
  • 30.3.5.16 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.”

Effective immediately, IAME USA East and West are pleased to announce the 2017 IAME Trade In Program. This trade in program was formed as an effort to stabilize North American karting and to shore up a depreciating marketplace. Program details are as follows:

  • Competitors will be able to trade in their ROTAX engines for new IAME product for a special limited time price as follows:
    • $800.00 USD for Micro and Mini Swift plus shipping and applicable taxes.
    • 1,200.00 USD for X30 Junior and Senior plus shipping and applicable taxes.
  • Each racer who participates in the trade-in will also receive one free set of MG or Evinco tires, courtesy of MG Tires Brazil.
  • All Rotax EVO engines and Rotax non-EVO engines with lettered cylinders are eligible for trade in. Engines traded must be solid, running engines and all components must be traded with kit including but not limited to engine, carb, fuel pump, electronics/wiring, battery, exhaust, hoses, radiator, etc. Rotax engine passport must also be included.
  • IAME USA East and IAME USA West have always made dealers a top priority and will be included in this program. Please include your IAME dealer’s name in the trade-in form to make sure your dealer gets credit for your trade.
  • Kart shops and race teams with multiple engines will be allowed. IAME USA reserves the right to limit the number of engines traded if need. Please contact IAME USA East or IAME USA West directly regarding multiple engine trade ins.
  • The IAME Trade In Program Form along with trade in procedures, instructions, and additional details can be found at www.iameusaeast.com  or www.iameusawest.com under Tech Docs / IAME Trade In Program.

The IAME family together with the MG Tires leadership, have banded together to create unmatched support for North American stakeholders. “Much is made about our involvement with the national programs,” explained MG’s Gianfranco Ventre. “But we realize the local shops and clubs represent our core customer. It’s very important for us to support these entities during this time of transition in the sport. We are very pleased to be able to offer support from MG Tires as part of this program.”

In addition to the IAME trade in program, IAME USA would like to remind all current and future IAME racers that the announced engine freeze on specifications for both the Swift and X30 packages has been reaffirmed for many years to come. This rules freeze, since inception in 2013, has played a substantial role in the success of the IAME platform in North America the last four years with only minor changes being made to further enhance the IAME program.

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.

Texas ProKart Challenge welcomes back Nuclear Imaging Systems and Dallas Karting Complex as Presenting Sponsors for the 2017 season. In addition, TPKC welcomes MPH Racing to the series list of Presenting Sponsors.

NIS 3D LogoNIS offers hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practices a full range of quality products and services for different types of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging procedures. They provide you with the service, expertise and variety of customized options to suit your individual practice needs so that you can ensure you have a top performing nuclear department. Nuclear Imaging Services has been providing its products and services to the nuclear medicine community for the past fifteen years since 2002.

mphMPH Racing team was created in 2007. Maximilian (Max) Pierce Hewitt is Senior driver, and Miles Preston Hewitt is currently a Cadet driver. MPH Racing is building champions for life on and off the track!

DKC is leading the way in building awareness and enthusiasm by premiering the first true go-kart track in the state of Texas. The idea is not only to offer residents a fun recreational sport but also offer devoted fans an avenue for actually competing in North Texas. DKC offers a 25 acre racing facility hosting a 0.8 mile long race track that dallas karting complex logo 300boasts 17 impressively sharp turns to keep the adrenalin moving! Located in Caddo Mills, Texas.

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SKUSA Number Panels

SKUSA classes require SKUSA number panels.

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View the Race Number Panels page for more info.