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  • TPKC Round 4 @ Amarillo Kart Circuit July 14 & 15, 2017

    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.

    Registration is open - https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/texas-prokart-challenge-round-4-amarillo-kart-circuit-012790

    Pre-Registration closes at midnight Saturday, July 8

    Walk-Up Registration will be available beginning Wednesday, July 12 at 2pm

    Track

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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

    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 - Offer extended to July7th!

    • 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

    Preliminary Schedule

    Wednesday, July 12
    Big Rig & Pit Move In 9am - 8pm
    Registration 2pm - 6pm
    Tire/Fuel/Oil Desk 3pm - 6pm

    Thursday, July 13
    Gates Open 7am
    Registration 7:30am - 5pm
    Tire/Fuel/Oil Desk 7:30am - 5pm
    DRIVERS MEETING 8am
    Practice Sessions 8:30am - 5:00pm

    Friday, July 14
    Gates Open 7am
    Registration 7:30am - 4pm
    Tire/Fuel/Oil Desk 7:30am - 2:30pm
    DRIVER'S MEETING 8am
    Practice Sessions 8:30am - 5pm
    Complimentary dinner 6pm - Provided by PaintMor Painters & P1 Promotions!

    Saturday, July 15
    Gates Open 7am
    Registration 8am - 9am
    Warm-Up 8:30am
    DRIVER'S MEETING 9:25am
    OPENING CEREMONY 10am
    Qualify & Race 10:40am - 5:30pm

    Sunday Funday, July 16
    Open Practice 9am - 5pm

    Sunday Funday!

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    Sunday July 16th Amarillo kart circiut will be open 9am to 5pm

    • NO SPEC engine or tire required.
    • Drivers must provide their own asphalt race kart in safe, working condition.
    • Drivers are required to wear the appropriate safety gear; suit, gloves, chest protector (12 & younger), neck brace (16 & younger) and helmet.

      This will be a “controlled practice”.  Sessions will be organized by age group and/or engine type.  Cost for the day is $25 per driver.   Pay at the track, cash only.  This money will be put back into AKC for future events.  If you have any questions contact, Gina French at

     Pit Parking

    Send your request to: - Subject line: TPKC Pit Parking AKC

    SPACES AVAILABLE:

    • 10 x 40 pit space - $50 each
    • 10 x 80 pit space - $100 each

    NOTE: Bring your generator as power is not available.

    Pit fee’s will be collected during the event.

    Include the following in your email to

    • Dimensions needed ____ X ____
    • Pit drawing w/ measurements, if possible.
    • The name of each registered racer pitting with you.
    • A contact phone number.

    Priority is given in order requests are received, so don’t wait! 

    Complimentary Dinner - Friday at 6pm!

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    Join us Friday for a Comlimentary Dinner provided by P1 Promotions & Paintmor Painters!

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  • Texas ProKart Challenge to Offer Briggs 206 Classes at Gulf Coast Kartways

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    Cash purse set up for two Briggs categories set to join class roster for July 8-10 event
    SACHSE, TX (June 24, 2016) – The Texas ProKart Challenge is at the halfway point of the 2016 season, with two events recorded and two more race weekends on the horizon. The next stop is scheduled for July 8-10 at the Gulf Coast Kartways in Katy, Texas with Round Five and Six contested toward the series championship. It will be a unique weekend for the series as the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs will be joined by two Briggs & Stratton 206 categories - racing for a cash purse each day.

    “This is an effort to bring in the many club and local racers in the Houston and Dallas areas to experience racing at the Texas ProKart Challenge,” stated Texas PKC Series Director Gina French. “The grassroots movement across the country is the Briggs & Stratton 206 classes, and we want to give these racers a chance to take in the sites and sounds of top-level regional racing. In just a few weeks, the North Texas Karters will be hosting the IKF 4-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals, and this is a perfect opportunity for those racers looking to be part of that event to get experience on the spec-Evinco tire, and to be part of our family atmosphere at the Texas ProKart Challenge.”

    Briggs 206 Senior (360lbs.) and Briggs 206 Heavy (390lbs.) will be offered over the weekend for drivers 16-years and older under IKF rules. One set of Evinco Blue tires are required (4.5/10.0-5 and 6.0/11.0-5) to be utilized both days, as well as the spec 93-octane race fuel, which must be purchased from the Texas ProKart Challenge. Race entry for the two days is $250, which includes pit pass for the driver and one mechanic, with Friday practice an additional $60. Eight entries are required for each class to pay out the cash purse, and increases depending on the number of drivers entered.

    For the rest of the Texas ProKart Challenge, the focus is on the championship chase with two full rounds scheduled for the Katy weekend. Jordon Musser and Austin Wilkins are the top two challengers in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto division. Musser has two wins to Wilkins opening round triumph, giving him 70 points more when factoring in the qualifying and heat race points. Just 85 points separate four drivers in the X30 Senior division. Round three winner Lane Vacala holds point lead by 10 markers over two-time winner Nathan Adds. Round one winner Max Hewitt is in third with two-time podium finisher Nick Martin close in fourth. Brett Mitchell has two wins on the year in Rotax Senior, holding a sizable lead over Miguel Mier and Kirby Spraggins. Jake French and Rod Clinard are on top of the championship standings in S1 and S4 Stock Moto.

    Maxwell Waithman recorded three-straight victories in Rotax Junior, carrying a 200-point advantage into Katy in the standings. Brandin Warwas and Round Four winner Cade McKee are the top challengers. Recent race winner Taylor Zander holds the lead in X30 Junior ahead of Preston Perlmutter and Cooper Heffley. Mini Swift has Caiden Mitchell still leading the standings after his Round One victory. Branyon Tiner finds himself just 63 points behind with Chase Gardner sitting third. Noah Baker has yet to finish outside the top-two in all on-track sessions over the first four rounds in Micro Swift. That kind of consistency puts him 220 points ahead of two-time winner Juan Pablo Cepeda and Miles Preston Hewitt.

    Pre-registration at the Texas ProKart Challenge provides racers the opportunity to save money, and entry remains open until Sunday, July 3 before prices increase. Competitors can register at the series website texasprokartchallenge.com and be sure to find Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    About the Texas ProKart Challenge:

    The Texas ProKart Challenge - presented by P1 Promotions and Texas Barge & Boat - brings Superkarts! USA and United States Rotax Max Challenge racing to the southern area of the country. For 2016, the series will include four double-race weekends - three in Texas, one in Oklahoma. The P1 Promotions Texas PKC includes all the benefits of the SKUSA regional program - giving class champions a chance to earn a secured spot at the popular SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas. The series is also the Texas Barge & Boat Rotax Max Challenge, providing racers with the punches necessary to qualify for the U.S. Rotax Grand Nationals.
  • LO206 Added to TPKC Rounds 5 & 6 at GCKI - Guaranteed Cash Podium!

    LO206 Senior and Heavy has been added to TPKC Rounds 5 & 6 at GCKI  with a guaranteed cash podium!

    1st Place - $200
    2nd Place - $150
    3rd Place - $100

    More entries = More money to win (Minimum 8 entries)

    Senior 16+, 360lbs, 1 set Evinco Blues (use both days)
    Heavy 16+, 390lbs, 1 set Evinco Blues (use both days)

    Registration Fee Includes:
    Friday Practice $60
    Race Entry $250 ($125 Sat / $125 Sun and includes insurance bands for driver & mechanic)
    1 Set Evinco Blues $230
    5 Gallons 93 $75

    (Spec fuel & tires must be purchased from TPKC)

    EIGHT entries required to make each class. Must pre-register by Sunday. July 3, 2016. Racers may choose to enter both classes. Utilizing IKF rules package.
  • Changing Weather Tests Texas ProKart Challenge Drivers in Oklahoma

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    Dry and wet conditions for Superkarts! USA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors at Oklahoma Motorsports Complex
    harry gottsacker omcHarry Gottsacker picked up his first series victory in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto division (Photo: Oklahoma Motorsports Complex)SACHSE, TX (June 15, 2016) – The 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge program traveled into Sooner nation with the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex hosting Round Three and Four on June 10-12. Considered among the most challenging courses in North America, the Norman, Oklahoma circuit welcomed the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs as the chase toward the series championships continued. Friday and Saturday provided perfect racing weather while Sunday brought in the familiar rain weather accustom to major events at OKC. The wet weather mixed up the results in some categories with a number of new winners and repeat victors highlighting the weekend.

    The headline Stock Moto race group, presented by Champion Racing and Uncle Hal Gottspeed Racing, was led all weekend by the S1 Pro Stock Moto drivers. Jake French was challenged on the weekend by Florida driver Nick Neri. French swept the opening round on Saturday with Neri fighting back Sunday. Nick set fast time in qualifying and won the heat race, only to see French fight his way back to point and earn a fourth straight victory. Harry Gottsacker notched his first series victory in the S2 Semi-Pro division while point leader Jordon Musser added a second on the year. Round One winner Austin Wilkins was in control throughout Saturday through qualifying and the two heat races. Wilkins led wire-to-wire in class, until a two-position penalty for too wide in the rear width took the win away. That handed the victory to Gottsacker and moved Musser up to second and Wilkins down to third. Andretta Young and Greg Alvarez completed the top-five. Musser went undefeated collin queen omcColin Queen swept the weekend in IAME Mini Swift in his 2016 series debut (Photo: TPKC)Sunday, leading the class in all on-track sessions for his second victory in 2016. Wilkins drove to second with Young improving to third ahead of Casey Ross and Nathan Mauel. Rod Clinard and Venkat Reddy each took home a victory in the S4 Master Stock Moto division.

    Colin Queen made a return to Texas ProKart Challenge competition with a sweeping performance of the IAME Mini Swift division, presented by Mind Shift Financial. Queen led every on-track session, in the dry and in the wet, against the largest field of the event with 17 drivers. Saturday, Colin never relinquished the lead position, pacing every single circuit of the two eight-lap heat races and the 12-lap main event. He stretched out to a four-second advantage for the victory ahead of Aden Rudolph and Chase Gardner. Denton winners Branyon Tiner and Caiden Mitchell completed the top-five. Despite the wet weather, Sunday was the same with Queen ruling over the field in qualifying, the heat race, and Final. The advantage was 14 seconds in the feature with Mitchell and Gardner joining him on the podium while Alex Stanfield and Adrian Cruz finished fourth and fifth.
  • Free Ice Cream Social After Friday Practice

    After practice on Friday night, P1 promotions is sponsoring free ice cream!  It's our way of saying thank you for being a part of the 2016 Texas prokart challenge series.

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  • Meet Mindshift Financial the Mini Swift Class Sponsor

    MSF Full Color Full Logo1Texas Prokart Challenge Series is proud to welcome Chris Gardner and Mindshift Financial as the 2016 Mini Swift class sponsor!

    Mind Shift Financial was formed for the sole purpose of educating and empowering clients to create their own generational wealth by becoming their own family bank. Chris Gardner has worked in the financial sector for over 15 years and previously owned an insurance company. Upon his own personal discovery which led to a major financial transformation, Chris sold his insurance company and founded Mind Shift Financial. Mind Shift Financial has walked everyone from multimillionaires to college students through this amazing process.

    Visit the MIndshift Financial website for more information http://mindshiftfinancial.com

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Completes First Half of 2015 Season

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    TPKC 04 Jake FrenchJake French takes overthe S1/S2 championship lead with victory in Round Four
    (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)


    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.
  • Preliminary Schedule Rounds 3 & 4 @ North Texas Karters

    Here is the preliminary schedule for Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2015 Texas ProKart Challenge Series at North Texas Karters, June 12th - 14th, 2015

    Thursday June 11th
    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 June 12th
    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 June 13th
    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 June 14th

    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

     

    TPKC DAY RACING RETURNS TO NTK! Check out the last TPKC Shifter DAY Race Here!

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Readies for North Texas Kartway

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    TEXAS PROKART CHALLENGE READIES FOR NORTH TEXAS KARTWAY

    KATY, TX (June 11, 2015) – One of the largest regional karting programs is set to return back to action this weekend when the 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series - presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West - visits the North Texas Kartway on June 12-14. Home of the North Texas Karters in Denton, Texas, the tight and challenging 1/2-mile course provides another exciting venue for the Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors as they take on the third and fourth rounds of the 10-race championship chase. The event will be held under daylight conditions for the first time in series history after a run of night-time main events in the three previous seasons.

  • SKUSA Competitor Bulletin Re: X3O Weight Change/Modesto Host Hotels/RM PKC Pre-Reg Deadline

    SKUSA COMPETITOR BULLETIN: IAME X30 WEIGHT ADJUSTED FOR TAG SENIOR AND TAG MASTER

    Five pounds removed in both categories, into effect in 30 days

    iame x30 engineIAME X30 engine - Click to enlargeTEMECULA, CA (June 16, 2014) - Superkarts! USA would like to announce the reduction of the minimum weight for those competitors utilizing the IAME X30 engine in TaG Senior and TaG Master. After considerable evaluation, testing, and input from our competitors, it has been decided to adjust the weights to the following:

    TaG Senior: 370 lbs
    TaG Master: 400 lbs

    As per SKUSA rules, these weights will take effect 30 days from this posting – with July 17, 2014 as the day the new weight structure begins. Superkarts! USA intends to continue monitoring the relative competitiveness and will make additional adjustments as necessary.

  • Please Observe the 10mph Speed Limit on NTK Access Road

    Attention Texas ProKart Challenge racers: The access road, Memory Lane, leading to NTK from the I35 service road is a dusty gravel road. Adjacent to the road is North Star Dragway who will be hosting a drag race in the afternoon and evening on Saturday June 29th. There will be a lot of traffic along that road this weekend. Please observe the 10 MPH speed limit on Memory Lane this weekend  to keep the dust to a minimum so our drag racing neighbors will have plenty of grip on their track. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!

  • TPKC Rounds 5 & 6 @ North Texas Karters Schedule - Updated

    Here is the updated schedule for TPKC Rounds 5 & 6 at North Texas Karters. Please note that on Thursday the Rotax Mini Max group will practice after the S2/S3/S4 shifter group to eliminate a  schedule conflict for a racer racing in both S5 & Rotax Mini Max.

    Thursday June 27th Practice Schedule
    Friday and Saturday Race Day Schedules

    Thursday June 27th - Move-in and Check-in  
    8:00 AM Big Rig Parking
    9:00 AM General Parking
    12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration Open
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Tire/Fuel Desk Open 

     
    Thursday June 27th
    Practice Day
    Friday June 28th
    Round #5
    Saturday June 29th
    Round #6

    8:00 AM Gates Open
    12:00 PM - 6 PM Registration Open
    2:00 PM - 6 PM Tire/Fuel Desk


    3:15 PM Mandatory Drivers Mtg

    Practice 1 - 8 Minute Sessions
    4:00 PM Rotax Jr.
    4:10 PM Tag Cadet
    4:20 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    4:30 PM Rotax Micro Max
    4:40 PM S5 Shifters/DD2/DD2 Mstr
    4:50 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters
    5:00 PM Rotax Mini Max

    Practice 2 - 8 Minute Sessions
    5:10 PM Rotax Jr.
    5:20 PM Tag Cadet
    5:30 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    5:40 PM Rotax Micro Max
    5:50 PM S5 Shifters/DD2/DD2 Mstr
    6:00 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters
    6:10 PM Rotax Mini Max

    Practice 3 - 8 Minute Sessions
    6:20 PM Rotax Jr.
    6:30 PM Tag Cadet
    6:40 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    6:50 PM Rotax Micro Max
    7:00 PM S5 Shifters/DD2/DD2 Mstr
    7:10 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters
    7:20 PM Rotax Mini Max

    30 Minute Break

    Practice 4 - Transponders Mandatory
    8:00 PM Rotax Jr.
    8:10 PM Tag Cadet
    8:20 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    8:30 PM Rotax Micro Max
    8:40 PM S5 Shifters/DD2/DD2 Mstr
    8:50 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters
    9:00 PM Rotax Mini Max

    Practice 5 - Transponders Mandatory
    9:10 PM Rotax Jr.
    9:20 PM Tag Cadet
    9:30 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    9:40 PM Rotax Micro Max
    9:50 PM S5 Shifters/DD2/DD2 Mstr
    10:00 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters
    10:10 PM Rotax Mini Max

    8:00 AM Gates Open
    12:00 PM - 2 PM Registration Open
    12:00 PM - 2 PM Tire/Fuel Desk

     

    2:15 PM Mandatory Drivers Mtg


    Warm-ups - 7 Min  Transponders Mandatory

    3:00 PM Rotax Jr.
    3:10 PM Tag Cadet
    3:20 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    3:30 PM Rotax Micro Max
    3:40 PM S5 Shifters
    3:50 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    4:00 PM Rotax Mini Max
    4:10 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters


    Qualifying 6 Minute Sessions

    4:20 PM Rotax Jr.
    4:28 PM Tag Cadet
    4:36 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    4:44 PM Rotax Micro Max
    4:52 PM S5 Shifters
    5:00 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    5:08 PM Rotax Mini Max
    5:16 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

    Heat 1 10 Laps (8 Laps Cadet & Jr.)

    5:30 PM Rotax Jr.
    5:40 PM Tag Cadet
    5:50 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    6:00 PM Rotax Micro Max
    6:10 PM S5 Shifters
    6:20 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    6:30 PM Rotax Mini Max
    6:40 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

    20 Minute Break

    Heat 2 10 Laps (8 Laps Cadet & Jr.)
    7:10 PM Rotax Jr.
    7:20 PM Tag Cadet
    7:30 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    7:40 PM Rotax Micro Max
    7:50 PM S5 Shifters
    8:00 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    8:10 PM Rotax Mini Max
    8:20 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

    Main Events 16 Laps (12 Laps Cadet and Jr.)
    8:30 PM Rotax Jr.
    8:45 PM Tag Cadet
    9:00 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    9:15 PM Rotax Micro Max
    9:30 PM S5 Shifters
    9:45 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    10:00 PM Rotax Mini Max
    10:15 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

    8:00 AM Gates Open
    12:00 PM - 2 PM Registration Open
    12:00 PM - 2 PM Tire/Fuel Desk

     


    Warm-ups - 7 Min  Transponders Mandatory
    3:00 PM Rotax Jr.
    3:10 PM Tag Cadet
    3:20 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    3:30 PM Rotax Micro Max
    3:40 PM S5 Shifters
    3:50 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    4:00 PM Rotax Mini Max
    4:10 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

    Qualifying 6 Minute Sessions
    4:20 PM Rotax Jr.
    4:28 PM Tag Cadet
    4:36 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    4:44 PM Rotax Micro Max
    4:52 PM S5 Shifters
    5:00 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    5:08 PM Rotax Mini Max
    5:16 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

    Heat 1 10 Laps (8 Laps Cadet & Jr.)

    5:30 PM Rotax Jr.
    5:40 PM Tag Cadet
    5:50 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    6:00 PM Rotax Micro Max
    6:10 PM S5 Shifters
    6:20 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    6:30 PM Rotax Mini Max
    6:40 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

    20 Minute Break

    Heat 2 10 Laps (8 Laps Cadet & Jr.)
    7:10 PM Rotax Jr.
    7:20 PM Tag Cadet
    7:30 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    7:40 PM Rotax Micro Max
    7:50 PM S5 Shifters
    8:00 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    8:10 PM Rotax Mini Max
    8:20 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

    Main Events 16 Laps (12 Laps Cadet and Jr.)
    8:30 PM Rotax Jr.
    8:45 PM Tag Cadet
    9:00 PM Tag Jr/Tag/Rotax Sr & Mstr
    9:15 PM Rotax Micro Max
    9:30 PM S5 Shifters
    9:45 PM Rotax DD2 / DD2 Masters
    10:00 PM Rotax Mini Max
    10:15 PM S2 / S3 / S4 Shifters

  • Online Registration Closes at Midnight June 20th

    Texas ProKart Challenge Series Rounds 5 and 6 wil be hosted at North Texas Kartway in Denton, TX Thursday June 27th, through Saturday June 29th.  The races will be held at night under the stadium lighting. Thursday June 27th will be paid practice. Round 5 will be on Friday June 28th and Round 6 will be on Saturday June 29th.

    The online registration is now open. Click HERE to register online.  Please note that tires, fuel, oil and transponders have been separated from the race entry sales item to simplify the book keeping and reporting, so don't foget to add fuel, oil and tires to your orders. Save money and pre-register, online registration is $95 per race day, trackside registration is $135. Online registration will close at midnight June 20th.

    North Texas Karters Hotel Info

    Holiday Inn Expres & Suites Denton is holding rooms till June 20th - Book your hotel room now & ask for the TPKC rate!

    Both hotels are just minutes from the track, just south on I35. Visit the Hotel page to view the map and get directions to the hotels.

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Denton

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denton
    4485 North I-35
    Denton, TX 76207
    Phone: 1-940-808-0600
    Ask for the TPKC rate

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    La Quinta Inn & Suites Denton
    4465 North I-35
    Denton, Texas 76207, USA
    Phone: 1 940-808-0444
    Ask for the TPKC rate

    If you have questions about hotel rooms or online registration please email   or call 972-462-8393 or 214-468-1901.

    North Texas Karters Club Race Saturday June 22nd

    Everyone is welcome to attend the NTK club race Saturday night June 22nd. Racing starts at 6pm. Racers can practice at any time on Saturday before the race. Non member entry fee is $40 plus $9 for a driver pit pass. There will also be a vintage kart exhibition at the race. More information is available on the NTK website at www.ntkarters.com

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Rounds 3 & 4 @ GCKI Photos

    dreams captured photography logoHere are some more awesome photographs courtesy of Dreams Captured Photography from the Texas ProKart Challenge Rounds 3 & 4 at Gulf Coast Karters in Katy, TX May 31st - June 2nd. To purchase high resolution copies and view more photos of your favorite TPKC driver contact Dreams Captured Photography or call them at 214-435-1785


  • Texas ProKart Challenge Rounds 1 & 2 @ DKC Photos

    dreams captured photography logoHere are some photographs courtesy of Dreams Captured Photography from the Texas ProKart Challenge Rounds 1 & 2 at Dallas Karting Complex May 3rd - 5th. To purchase high resolution copies and view more photos of your favorite TPKC driver contact Dreams Captured Photography or call them at 214-435-1785

     

  • Exciting Racing from Beginning to End at Texas ProKart Challenge Gulf Coast Kartway Event

    Garrett Boone S2Garrett Boone scored his first S2 victory of the series
    (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
    The Texas ProKart Challenge regional series - presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex held round three and four this past weekend (May 31-June 2) at the Gulf Coast Kartway in Katy, Texas. The 7/10-mile course - located just outside the metropolitan Houston area - welcomed racers within the United States Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA to take on the tight and challenging course as they fight for a piece of the roughly $25,000 in prizes set to be awarded at the end of the season. Competitors were welcomed to a dry track all day Saturday for round three, but began Sunday on a wet track before it eventually dried out for the remainder of the day.

    The racing action in the Pole Position/DR Kart S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto and SwedeTech S4 Master Stock Moto divisions were action packed, with a number of top contenders from the SKUSA Pro Tour program on site. Jerry Rhodes laid down a stellar lap to earn the S2 pole position to begin round three. Miguel Lopez entered the fray in heat one, moving up to the top spot, only to see Ryan Kinnear taking over the lead in heat two. Garrett Boone became the top challenger in the main event, but Kinnear was able to power away in the 16-lap battle to earn a three-second victory. Boone settled for second with Lopez rounding out the podium. Kinnear began Sunday where he left off the previous round, at the top with the fast lap in the wet qualifying session. He and Boone ran in the top two in the heat race, with Boone sliding through for the win. Boone was able to keep Kinnear behind him in the main event, leading all 16 laps for the victory with Rhodes ending up third.

    Chris Jennings S4Chris Jennings scored double wins in the S4 Masters category (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)Chris Jennings was able to earn two victories in the S4 division, ending the streak of Jordon Musser. Qualifying saw Musser taking the bonus points, but Jennings struck back in heat one with the win. Musser came away in the top spot in heat two, only to be run over at the start of the main event by an S2 competitor. This gave Jennings a clear run to victory number one over Mark Reid and Jean Michel Gaston. Jennings went wire-to-wire on Sunday as he led the class throughout the day. Musser ran second on the day until the main event when he took over the lead. Jennings stalked him the entire time and set up a last lap pass to secure the victory. Musser had to settle for second with Reid in third.

    In total, ten drivers were able to secure a double victory weekend. Veteran Mike Jones took on the young guns in the DD2 category with success. Jones outran championship contenders Alex Tartaglia and Nathan Mauel both days, while Lance Lehrman ran uncontested in the Dallas Karting Complex DD2 Masters class. The J&T Racing S5 Junior Stock Moto division saw Raul Guzman as the early leader until Jesse Woodyard came through with the second heat win and scored the main event victory. Guzman ran second with point leader Nathan Adds behind him in third. Woodyard swept the action on Sunday while Adds and Guzman swapped positions on the podium. Woodyard was among the challengers in the Champion Racing/Intrepid Rotax Junior category, earning the two heat wins Saturday. Top qualifier Trenton Estep however scored the victory, edging out Austin Osborne with Woodyard in third. On Sunday, Estep was the top qualifier once again, as Woodyard followed suit in claiming the win in the heat race. The two were the top drivers in the main event, with Estep earning a near four-second advantage at the checkered flag with Osborne placing third behind Woodyard. Osborne would be victorious in the Champion Racing/Intrepid TaG Junior class, pacing Rodrigo Rejon both days.

    Mike Jones Rotax DD2Mike Jones bested the DD2 field both days
    (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
    Illinois driver David Malukas made a guest appearance in the Enertech/Chase Racing Mini Max division, leaving for home with both first place trophies. Round two winner Nicholas Brueckner was the top qualifier, earning the win in heat one. Malukas was able to squeak past the Texan in heat two, leading all 12 laps of the feature. Brueckner ran a close second with Max Hewitt in third. On Sunday, Hewitt navigated the rain better than the rest of the 11 driver field to score the pole position, while Brueckner raced his way to the win in the heat race. The main event however proved to be Malukas' once again, as he edged out Brueckner for his second victory of the weekend while Hewitt duplicated Saturday's podium finish. TaG Master saw Jesus Robles earn a double win weekend. Championship leader Patrick Roth was second on Saturday with Paul Jones third, with the drivers switching positions on Sunday. Rotax Masters had championship leader David Pergande extend his point lead with two wins on the weekend over Steven Clark.

    TaG Cadet welcomed another solid group of drivers in the category reaching a total of 14, including one driver from New York - round one winner Dylan Tavella. Championship leader Nicholas Brueckner began the weekend as the driver to beat, but was run down by Tavella in the opening heat race. Tavella came to grips with the Katy circuit quickly and lead the way the remainder of the day for the victory. Luis Alfonso Perez Pena ran second with Brueckner third. On Sunday, Emiliano Richards swept the day for his first victory on the season. Pena ran second once again with Max Hewitt a close third in the main event. Richards did earn another victory on the weekend, with his second coming in the Micro Max class. Richards was able to cross the line first over top qualifier Maxwell Waithman with heat two winner Ethan Arndt in third. Sunday, Richards began the day at the top of the time charts, and carried it over into the heat race. Sunday's main event however belonged to Waithman, taking over the lead with three laps to go from Richards. Marcello Garcia was third, earning his first podium of the season.

    Trenton Estep Rotax JuniorTrenton Estep came away with the main event victories in Rotax Junior (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)Seven drivers contested the TaG Senior category on the weekend. Point leader Wyatt Maness was the victor on Saturday, as he drove to a two-second advantage over Scott Boone with Michael Bartholomew in third. Sunday's action saw Brian LaBarbera earn the first place hardware, as Boone and Bartholomew ran second and third ahead of Maness. Alex Tartaglia was able to secure his first victory of the season in the Rotax Senior class on Saturday. Tartaglia bested Connor Clay and Ronnie Price. Sunday saw Logan Bearden join the fight for one day, earning his second win of the season as Tartaglia ran second and Price once again in third.

    Multiple prizes were handed out during the awards ceremonies on the weekend. Honda Performance Development/HPD provided top end kits to the fastest qualifiers in the S2 and S5 categories. Jorge Galvin won a free entry for the upcoming round at NTK for traveling the farthest distance - over 1,700 miles - from Cancun, Mexico, edging out New York driver Tavella by just 100 miles. Raul Guzman and CJ Cramm also won free race entries to the next Texas PKC event. Max Hewitt, Emiliano Richards and Nathan Mauel each won a set of tires, MG Tires for Hewitt and Richards while Mojo rubber for Mauel.

    It will be just a short three weeks before the Texas ProKart Challenge returns back to action. The North Texas Kartway - home of the North Texas Karters organization - will be the site of rounds five and six on a special Thursday, June 27 to Saturday, June 29. Racing will take place Friday and Saturday night with practice held on Thursday. Events will be held under the lights, providing one of the only regional programs to compete in the evening on the season. Visit http://www.texasprokartchallenge.com and find them at Facebook.com/texaspkc to keep track on the updates as the 2013 season rages on.

  • SKUSA Rule Book Updates and Clarifications

    Please see the latest copy of the 2013 SKUSA Rulebook for the following rule updates and clarifications:

    • 10.4.2.8 Chest Protectors (drivers under 13)
    • 10.5.6.3 Protest Fees
    • 20.3.1.9.1 Engine Sealing
    • 20.3.1.9.3 Engine Repair or Replacement (TaG Classes)
    • 20.3.4.6 Rotax Engines (USRMC Rules)
    • 20.3.4.9 TaG Engine Specifications (Crankcases)

    Please note that at this time SKUSA is NOT changing the rule regarding one allowable engine change per series for the TaG Senior and TaG Master classes. It is strictly the penalty for additional engines changes that needed clarification.

  • SKUSA Announces Rule Change Regarding Weights for Rotax Engines in Tag Senior and Tag Master

    Texas ProKart Challenge TaG Senior and TaG Masters racers please note the announcement of the following rule change to the TaG Senior and TaG Masters classes effective June 5th, 2013.

    "Over the years, SKUSA has taken pride in the fairness and parity of their rules, especially as they apply to allowing multiple engine brands in their TaG Senior and TaG Master classes. And, as many of these drivers have witnessed over the last few racing seasons, there have been advancements in the Rotax program that have caused a disparity that needs to be addressed.

    To this end, a team of racing experts was chosen to spend two days at the Grand Junction, Colorado kart track to evaluate the relative performance of Rotax vs. its main competitor, Leopard. The results of this testing have initiated the following SKUSA rule change, effective immediately:

    As of June 5, 2013, the minimum weight for competitors with a Rotax engine in TaG Senior is increased to 375 pounds, and in TaG Master is increased to 395 pounds.

    As SKUSA rule changes require a 30-day written notice to competitors prior to taking effect, this announcement serves to offer as much notice as possible to allow all TaG driver testing programs to reflect these changes prior to the next few rounds of SKUSA competition, specifically for the Pro Tour national series and the Rocky Mountain PKC regional series.

    Any decision to adjust a rule in the middle of a season is a major one, and although SKUSA feels it is a correct and necessary one at this time, it has not been taken lightly. After all of the discussion, due diligence and this recent track testing, the results will surely be fairer and more competitive racing."

    Read the SKUSA announcement HERE.

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Rounds 5 & 6 @ North Texas Karters

    Texas ProKart Challenge Series Rounds 5 and 6 wil be hosted at North Texas Kartway in Denton, TX Thursday June 27th, through Saturday June 29th.  The races will be held at night under the stadium lighting. Thursday June 27th will be paid practice. Round 5 will be on Friday June 28th and Round 6 will be on Saturday June 29th.

    The online registration is now open. Click HERE to register online.  Please note that tires, fuel, oil and transponders have been separated from the race entry sales item to simplify the book keeping and reporting, so don't foget to add fuel, oil and tires to your orders. Save money and pre-register, online registration is $95 per race day, trackside registration is $135. Online registration will close at midnight June 20th.

    North Texas Karters Hotel Info

    Both hotels are just minutes from the track, just south on I35. Visit the Hotel page to view the map and get directions to the hotels.

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Denton

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denton

    4485 North I-35
    Denton, TX 76207
    Phone: 1-940-808-0600
    Ask for the TPKC rate
                    
    La Quinta Inn Suites Denton
    La Quinta Inn & Suites Denton
    4465 North I-35
    Denton, Texas 76207, USA
    Phone: 1 940-808-0444
    Ask for the TPKC rate

    If  you have questions about hotel rooms or online registration please email   or call 972-462-8393 or 214-468-1901.

    North Texas Karters Club Race Saturday June 22nd

    Everyone is welcome to attend the NTK club race Saturday night June 22nd. Racing starts at 6pm. Racers can practice at any time on Saturday before the race. Non member entry fee is $40 plus $9 for a driver pit pass. There will also be a vintage kart exhibition at the race. More information is available on the NTK wesbite at www.ntkarters.com

  • Rotax Technical Bulletin - 2013 Carb Regulations

    Texas ProKart Challenge Rotax racers - please note that the Rotax Technical Bulletin regarding 9.2.6 Carburetor Regulation is in effective for Texas ProKart Challenge Rounds 5 & 6 at North Texas Karters. See the regulation below:

    2013 USRMC Technical Regulations:  Can be found on the link below: All USRMC series will mandate the new 2013 Carburetor regulations found in section 9.2.6 Carburetor Regulations

    Download the Rotax Technical Bulletin here http://www.gorotax.com/images/downloads/2013-USRMC-RMCGF-Technical-Regulations.pdf

  • NTK Saturday June 30th Race Schedule


    SUNDAY - RACE DAY ROUND 6, JULY 1, 2012
    Gates & Registration Open 7:00 am
    Warm Ups - 7 min Sessions
    7:30 am - TaG Cadet
    7:40 am - TaG(Jr.) and Rotax (Jr.)
    7:50 am - TaG/Rotax Sr. and TaG       Masters, DD2
    8:00 am - Rotax Mini, Micro
    8:10 am - Shifters (S3 and S5)
    8:20 am - Shifters (S1, S2, and S4)

    Qualifying - 8 min session
    NO HOT PIT
    8:40 am - TaG Cadet
    8:50 am - TaG(Jr.) and Rotax (Jr.)
    9:00 am - TaG/Rotax Sr. and TaG Masters, DD2
    9:10 am - Rotax Micro
    9:20 am - Rotax Mini
    9:30 am - Shifters (S3 and S5)
    9:40 am - Shifters (S1, S2, and S4)

    Heat 1 - 10 Laps
    10:00 am - TaG Cadet
    10:12 am - TaG(Jr.) and Rotax (Jr.)
    10:24 am - TaG/Rotax Sr. and TaG Masters, DD2
    10:36 am - Rotax Micro
    10:48 am - Rotax Mini
    11:00 am - Shifters (S3 and S5)
    11:12 am - Shifters (S1, S2, and S4)

    Lunch Break

    Heat 2 - 10 Laps
    12:20 pm - TaG Cadet
    12:32 pm - TaG(Jr.) and Rotax (Jr.)
    12:44 pm - TaG/Rotax Sr. and TaG Masters, DD2
    12:56 pm - Rotax Micro
    1:08 pm - Rotax Mini
    1:20 pm - Shifters (S3 and S5)
    1:32 pm - Shifters (S1, S2, and S4)

    Break

    Main Events - 16 Laps
    2:00 pm - Tag Cadet
    2:15 pm - Tag (Jr.) and Rotax (Jr.)
    2:30 pm -  S5TaG/Rotax Sr.,Masters,          and DD2
    2:45 pm - Rotax Micro
    3:00 pm - Rotax Mini
    3:15 pm -  Shifters (S3 and S5)
    3:30 pm - Shifters (S1, S2, and S4)

    TRACK CLOSED

  • Holiday Inn Express Sold Out - La Quinta Has Rooms

    The Holiday Inn & Suites Express is sold out but the La Quinta Inn & Suites next door has plenty of rooms.  They quoted a rate of $89 for a Single King & $99 for a double. I will call the manager in the morning to see if we can get a group rate for a block of rooms. 

    This hotel is just minutes from the track on I35

    la Quinta Inn & Suites
    1-940-808-0444
    4465 Interstate 35,
    Denton, TX &6207

  • Online Registration for NTK Extended

    Online registration for the TPKC North Texas Karters event has been extended until Wednesday June 27th with an increase in race entry fee to $90.

  • North Texas Karters Event Details

    Holiday-Inn-Express-Hotel-Suites-DENTON 1Host Hotel & Free Rooms!
    The North Texas Karters host hotel is the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Denton which is located just a few minutes south of the track on I35 South. Call 1-940-808-0600 ask for the North Texas Karters rate Standard King & Double Queen $89, Executive King & Double Queen $109. Holiday Inn & Suites has given us four free room certificates, we will be giving away 2 free room certificates at each drivers meeting on both Saturday & Sunday. All racers staying at the Holiday Inn & Suites Denton will have thier names entered into the drawing for the free hotel room certificates.

    Pit Spot Rules
    The spots are limited to 40 feet deep. All chase cars will have to be parked at the end of pit runner in the field. Tow vehicles and trailers where there are large tent setups may be parked lengthwise, but not to exceed the 40' line markers that will be painted on the ground. We need to keep access for emergency vehicles clear. If you have a tent service please advise tent erectors to stay off the pit runner concrete at least five feet for driving in their stakes so as not to interupt underground wiring. All electrical outlets are 15 amp rating, so no air conditioners can be run off the pit runner outlets. If you need multiple pit spaces together email John Ray Pit space reservations will be cut off on 22 June and will be posted in or at the window in the gatehouse as well as marked on the pit runner.  After Friday June 22nd all spots are first come first take, and one spot per entry only, extra cars must be parked in the field at the end of the pit runner. The 10' X 40' per entry pit space will be enforced to ensure pit space for everyone.

    Thursday Move-In & Check-In, June 28th, 2012     
    TRACK CLOSED TO ALL
    Big Rig (Title Sponsors): Starting @ 8:00 am
    General: Starting @ 9 am

     

    Friday Practice Day, June 29th, 2012
    7am - Gate & Reg Open 
    8am-6pmTire/Fuel Desk Open 
    12-6 Pre-Tech
    10-7 Practice sessions
    TRACK CLOSED

    Championship Points
    The best of 5 out of 6 races will determine the series class champions, one race will count as a drop.

  • GrandSport Speedway Photos

    The Texas ProKart Challenge Series is gaining momentum with a total of 159 entries at Grandsport Speedway for the 3rd and 4th rounds. The largest class were the shifters with 35 entries. The series picked up a couple of local option classes, the Yamaha KT100 and Chondas and looks forward to seeing more entries in those classes. Several racers traveled from Louisiana and we look forward to seeing them again at North Texas Karters in Denton.

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Produces Solid Racing at Grandsport Speedway

    Grandsport Speedway hosted its first ever regional karting event as the growing Texas ProKart Challenge (TPKC) presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King™/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys visited the facility on June 1-3. The open 1.3-mile course in Hitchcock, Texas provided a very fast course for the series to contend rounds three and four of the six event championship program. The weekend was co-promoted by 3G and Gulf Coast Karters, who moved most of their barriers, PA system, and timing and scoring equipment across town to properly host the event. Over 80 entries contested the three-day event under the Superkarts! USA and United States Rotax Max Challenge regional banners, providing some exciting racing that kept people on the pit wall throughout the day.

  • Online Registration Now Open for NTK Event June 29 - July 1

    north texas kartway logoOnline registration is now open for the final rounds of the Texas ProKart Challenge Series hosted at North Texas Karters June 29 - July 1. You can register on the website www.texasprokartchallenge.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/texaspkc Online registration closes  Sunday June 24th at midnight. The series has been gaining in momentum with 162 entries at the Grandsport Speedway event and another large turnout anticipated for the NTK event.

  • Live Timing From Grandsport Speedway

    CLASS RUNNING ORDER:
    TaG Cadet
    All TaG and Rotax
    Yamaha & Chonda
    Rotax Mini and Micro
    All Shifters

    SCHEDULE

    Saturday June 2nd, 2012 Sunday June 2nd, 2012 
    7amRegistration open 7amRegistration open
    7:30Warm Ups   7:30Warm Ups
    8:40Mandatory Driver Meeting8:30Qualifying
    9:15Qualifying9:30Heat 1
    10:30Heat 1Break
    Lunch11:15Heat 2
    12:45Heat 2Lunch
    Break1:30Main Event
    2:30Main Event

    View the complete event schedule

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