• TPKC Round 1 at SpeedSportz Racing Park News


    TPKC is requiring all participants at Speedsportz Racing Park to use SMS messaging for the event. Be prepared and sign up now! Text @texaspro to 81010 or to 484-577-2439


    Pit Spaces are available through the TPKC Round 1 online registration or payable at the event. Spaces are first come, first served , 50' long by 12' wide and $25 each. A pit map will be sent out next week showing the location of our Sponsor's pit areas. Feel free to park any where except in those designated areas or your pit will be relocated. Thank you!

    There is no power available in the pits so generators will be necessary. All should make note of the Generator rule in the SKUSA rulebook Generators:

    SRPpits2018Click to enlarge SRP Pit Map

    FOOD & Fare

    Food Trucks onsite for the event
    Friohana Shaved Ice: Friday & Saturday
    The Lunch Bag Breakfast & Lunch: Friday & Sunday
    Cajun Made Foods: Saturday only
    Southern Slider Co: Friday & Sunday

    Watch our TPKC Facebook page next week for menus!


    tpkc round 1 2018

    Registration for Round 1 of the 2018 running of the Texas ProKart Challenge March 24th - 25th at SpeedSportz, Houston, TX is now open!

    Reminder: The Series Loyalty Program is still available, but you must purchase the SLP before you register for Round 1. The SLP covers all 6 race entry fees ($900) and driver bands ($120) for only $750.00 AND SLP racers will have first pick at their 2018 series #. http://msreg.com/2018SLP

    Online registration - http://msreg.com/tpkc1

    hotel info for tpkc round 1 @ Speedsportz racing park march 24th- 25th, 2018

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    Courtyard by Marriott Houston Kingwood
    130 Northpark Plaza Drive
    Kingwood, TX 77339

    When making reservations, follow these steps:

    1. Call the hotel directly, 281-973-1790.
    2. Group name: SpeedSportz
    3. $109/night


    airbox tpkc 2018TEch update for shifter karts

    (silencers) are mandatory for all S1, S2, S3, S4 and S4SM shifter karts on track at anytime (practice and race days) at the facility. The Airbox must be in stock form with NO MODIFICATIONS to the box or the inlet tubes. Airboxes may have up to 3 inlet tubes, each not to exceed 29mm +- 1mm inside diameter and 95mm minimum length.

    Approved airboxes are limited to these pictured.

    These airboxes can be purchased at your local Kart Shop.






  • Superkarts! USA Texas ProKart Challenge Set For Exciting 2018 Season

    Four events, guaranteed SuperSunday spots and three SuperNationals tickets in store for the SKUSA regional program in Lone Star State

    ROYSE CITY, TX (February 16, 2018) – The 2018 season marks the seventh year of the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge. After six seasons of both SKUSA and Rotax competition, last year was one of adjustment, and the series streamlined their program around the Superkarts! USA platform with a pure center on the IAME and Honda categories. The move to align under the SKUSA banner helped bring together many of the same national officials you see at the SKUSA Pro Tour working at the Texas PKC program, both on and off the track to provide the most professional and fair regional program in the United States. Add in taking racers to the best facilities that the Lone Star State has to offer. The upcoming championship features the same focus with a calculated adjustment to six rounds of racing over four weekends, again featuring some of the top drivers in the country.

    The 2018 season is welcoming three strong companies to support the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge program. Texas Barge of Freeport, Texas is back as a title sponsor with the Texas PKC, continuing their partnership with the program as a longtime series supporter. New for 2018 is TES Home Solar out of Liberty, Texas. Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas is another tenured supporter of the series, continuing as a presenting sponsor. The SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge would like to thank Rick Tiner, Brian Tatom, Kevin Adds, Mike Jones and everyone associated with these great businesses in their support of karting and the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge.

    Driver Rankings Jake French kart 300x2002017 SKUSA Pro Tour S1 champion Jake French (Photo: EKN)The SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge is well known for making champions and preparing drivers to climb the ladder to compete at the top level of the sport. Texas PKC drivers earned three SKUSA Pro Tour titles in 2017 (Jake French, Riley Dickinson, and Jordon Musser), along with three victories at the SKUSA SuperNationals 21 in Las Vegas (Jak Crawford, Mike Jones, and Ryan Kinnear). The high level of competition should be a draw to all drivers, as racing against the best is the ideal way to improve.

    “We are extremely excited about the 2018 season,” stated Gina French of the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge. “The quality of drivers continues to grow within our series and they are then able to branch out and earn success on the national level. Not only are they earning victories and championships, our drivers were among the best in the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings to end the 2017 season. We enjoyed so much momentum throughout last season and we’re really optimistic that this year will be the biggest in the history of the series. We look forward to seeing everyone at Speedsportz at the end of March!”

    Transitioning to the new season, the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge will run a unique six-round championship over the course of four events that has been designed to limit missed school and work days. The opening event of the series will be held at Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney and will feature a two-day, one-round event over Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will feature practice ahead of wheel-to-wheel racing on Sunday. The series will then move to a doubleheader special - running Thursday, Friday, Saturday night - in early June at the North Texas Karters facility. In July, teams head back to the Amarillo Kart Circuit in west Texas for another doubleheader weekend. This doubleheader race is going to be massive and could become an unofficial showdown between drivers from the different SKUSA ProKart Challenge regional series. The sixth and final round is scheduled for September at the Dallas Karting Complex, again running with Saturday practice and Sunday racing. To celebrate the 2018 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge, the series is hosting the Year End Celebration at the Circuit of The Americas in October with a full day of exciting activities followed by a social hour and championship award presentations.

    “Our goal with the 2018 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge is to provide the most racing possible while at the same time helping to keep costs down for the competitors,” continued French. “Our single-race and double-race weekend formats allow students to stay in school and for parents not to have to take an extra day of vacation to drive to the racetrack. We’re excited that the four facilities we will be at this year all have a uniqueness about them. Speedsportz is our new gem here in Texas, while the night race at Denton will bring many back to their roots in the sport. Amarillo is amazing and we expect racers from the west coast and east coast to come down for the doubleheader. Then we close it out in style at DKC, which has hosted its share of major national events. Our awards banquet this year will be like no other in the country. It will be a day Texas PKC competitors and families won’t forget at the prestigious Formula 1 facility COTA.”

    SKUSA TPKC Team 300x200The Texas ProKart Challenge team with Gina French (SKUSA shirt) (Photo: TPKC)SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge is bringing in the official voice of Superkarts! USA for the 2018 season. eKartingNews.com owner/publisher Rob Howden will provide the play-by-play at all four events, streaming his race call through the EKN Live page of the website, which will then be archived for airing on the EKN Radio Network. Howden’s attendance will bring a strong media presence for the series, with constant promotion of the Texas PKC program through the EKN social media network as well as the weekend race reports that will be published.

    One unique aspect for the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge is the SuperNationals prize package for the 2018 champions. Champions in the X30 Senior, X30 Junior, X30 Master and Mini Swift classes all receive guaranteed SuperSunday starting positions at the 2018 SKUSA SuperNationals 22. The Texas PKC will also offer three entry tickets to the 2018 SuperNationals, valued at $1,100 each including entry and tires, to three unique groups of champions; Cadet, IAME and Shifter.

    SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge is providing the opportunity for competitors to take advantage of the 2018 Series Loyalty Program (SLP). The SLP covers all six entry fees ($900) and driver pit passes ($120) at a reduced combined price of $750. All SLP competitors will also have the unique advantage of selecting their series race number first. All 2018 SLP competitors will be entered into a drawing for a free SLP in 2019. Congratulations to X30 Junior competitor Travis Wiley, who was selected as the winner for the 2018 SLP drawing and will earn a free SLP for this season. The SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge SLP is available for purchase until March 23 at msreg.com/2018SLP

    cota karting2018 SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge Schedule:

    Round 1: March 24-25 - Speedsportz Racing Park - New Caney, TX
    Rounds 2 & 3: June 7-9 - North Texas Karters - Denton, TX
    Rounds 4 & 5: July 20-22 - Amarillo Kart Circuit - Amarillo, Texas
    Round 6: September 22-23 - Dallas Karting Complex - Caddo Mills, TX
    Year End Celebration: October 27 - Circuit of The Americas - Austin, TX

    Make sure to watch the series website - texasprokartchallenge.com - for more information on the 2018 program, and to keep connected to the series, make sure to follow the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Preliminary Schedule Round 1 @ NOLA

    Preliminary Schedule
    Wednesday Feb 22    
    Move-in begins 9am  
    Thursday Feb 23    
    *NOLA run track practice     8am-5pm    Cost $75
    Friday February 24    
    TPKC event practice sessions      8am-5pm  
    2016 TPKC Awards Ceremony At end of day  
    Saturday February 25    
    TPKC Round 1 8am-5pm  
    Sunday February 26    
    *NOLA run track practice  8am-11am Cost $60

    *These practice sessions run by NOLA will be on the TPKC/SKUSA Pro Tour track configuration

    2016 Awards Ceremony Friday February 24
    Our 2016 Champions will be honored at the NOLA Speed Shop, Friday evening at the conclusion of practice day. No charge for admission, everyone is invited.
    Cash bar and softdrinks provided.

    Champs, please come dressed appropriately in your suit with helmet.
  • New Spec Engine for TaG Cadet - IAME Mini Swift 60 Trade In Program

    IAME Mini Swift 60

    The IAME Mini Swift is now the spec engine for the TaG Cadet category in the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge competition - FREE TRADE IN PROGRAM/ $995 ENGINES AVAILABLE!

    With the successful introduction of the New IAME Mini Swift TaG Cadet engine with over 40 entries at the recent California ProKart Challenge event, the Texas ProKart Challenge is pleased to announce an incredible trade-in program to make sure that the new focus does not have a negative financial effect on our core group of customers. The Mini Swift, which is a 60cc air-cooled engine that utilizes a centrifugal dry clutch with an electric starter and a Tillotson carburetor, is now the future of SKUSA TaG Cadet racing.

    To make this transition seamless and to remove any financial outlay, Superkarts! USA and the Texas ProKart Challenge will be offering two levels of product acquisition to its core racing families. First off, TPKC is offering a special direct trade-in program for the TPKC competitors who competed in either all three SKUSA Pro Tour or all of the Texas ProKart Challenge events in 2014. These preferred customers will have the option of turning-in their fully-operational Mini Rok engines for a free IAME Mini Swift. Should they have two Mini Rok engines, they are eligible to receive two free IAME power plants. If these core racers wish to keep their Mini Rok engines, they will be first in line to take part in the second level of the program, which will have engines to be sold at $995 each. Additionally, any family that commits to running the entire 2015 Texas ProKart Challenge will have the opportunity to purchase a Mini Swift at the $995 price point. These will be available at one per customer. Throughout the remainder of the 2015 season, a complete IAME Mini Swift package will then be available for $1495 to help launch the new program. In addition, for drivers wishing to run only the Pro Tour and/or the SuperNationals with a rental program, a number of IAME dealers will have Mini Swift rental programs available.

    If you are interested in participating in this fantastic program, please contact either Dave Pauly at dpauly@texasprokartchallenge.com or IAME USA West directly at , so that the trade can be set-up with their local IAME dealer.

    The clock is ticking toward the Texas ProKart Challenge season opener, April 10th – 12th, at Gulf Coast Kartway in Katy, TX, so don’t delay! -

  • IAME X30/MY09 Clutch Information Update

    The following informational update regarding clutches –  affects the TaG Junior, TaG Senior and TaG Master classes only.

    A number of questions have arisen regarding the clutch configurations on the X30 engines. Here is updated information.

    • Original X30 engines came with a pull-type clutch with a drum with holes in it.
    • A second generation push-type clutch has been supplied since late 2013. This clutch is also the replacement for original MY09 clutches when used with starter gear PN: X30125831.
    • A new generation drum assembly with no holes and an optional O-ring and shorter bearing utilizing the same push-type clutch is now available. This drum is also a replacement for MY09 clutch drums.

    These changes minimize the chance of chain lubrication contaminating the friction surfaces, which could result in a penalty. We encourage the use of the latest drum and O-ring/bearing combination for this reason.

  • New SKUSA/ProKart Challenge Regional Series Rules Regarding Spec Fuel as Announced 2/7/15 in PKC-CA Driver's Meeting

    We have been reviewing our fuel policy for some time, and we appreciate the input many of you have given us. We have discussed this issue with numerous racers, engine builders and kart teams across the country, and appreciate everyone's candor and input. As a result of that input, we have decided to implement the following changes to our 2015 Spec Fuel program, effective immediately:

    • Drivers in the Stock Honda classes may now choose either VP MS98 or VP C12 as the spec fuel for their use at SKUSA events
    • All other classes will continue to use VP MS98 as the exclusive spec fuel at SKUSA events
    • Motul 2T Grand Prix will continue to be the spec oil for SKUSA events.
  • Dreams Captured Photography Prize Drawings

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    Make a purchase of $45 or more with Dreams Captured Photography to be entered to win an Arai SK6 race helmet. Runner up prizes include $150 DKC Kart Shop gift card and a voucher for a fee Ribtect vest!

    Visit the website or email  for more information. www.dreamscaptured.net

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Releases 2013 Schedule

    texas prokart challenge 2013The Texas ProKart Challenge, presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys, provided the Lone Star state with its lone regional program in 2012, forming a relationship with Superkarts! USA and the US Rotax Max Challenge. The new series saw outstanding participation numbers and strong support from the industry that included awards totaling over $15,000. Now for 2013, the program is moving forward and expanding to a five event schedule, featuring a double race format, including tracks in Oklahoma and Louisiana.

    "I'm really excited about what we are going to offer for the 2013 Texas ProKart Challenge," commented series administrator Dave Pauly. "The expansion of our series into Oklahoma and New Orleans will not only take the series to another level, but bring in more racers into our series. We were happy to provide a number of prizes last year, including six entries to the Rotax Grand Nationals through our Burger King® Rotax Max Challenge program and the SuperNationals from our SKUSA classes where many of our racers performed well at both events. Our mission in 2013 is to provide more racing and more rewards for more value."

    The 2013 Texas ProKart Challenge is set for a return to two facilities, welcoming three additional tracks for the new season. The year will start out at the new Dallas Karting Complex, located just 45 minutes from the downtown area, for the first weekend in May. Stop number two on the first weekend of June is a return to the Gulf Coast Karters facility outside of Houston. The final weekend in June will take the series back to the North Texas Karters circuit, located north of the Dallas area. That event will feature night racing, something no other regional karting program offers.

    The series will take the month of July off, ending the season with two events out of Texas. Stop four is set for the challenging Oklahoma Motorsports Complex, just south of Oklahoma City, an established circuit within the karting industry. The series finale will send drivers and teams to the new NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans. This year, the facility is hosting the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals in November, in addition to the Pan American Challenge event a week after the TPKC finale weekend. It should serve as a great testing weekend for Rotax drivers that will compete for the final few tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals.

    2013 Texas ProKart Challenge Schedule
    May 3-5: Dallas Karting Complex - Caddo Mills, Texas
    May 31-June 2: Gulf Coast Karters - Katy, Texas
    June 27-29: North Texas Karters - Denton, Texas (Night Racing)
    August 16-18: Oklahoma Motorsports Complex - Norman, Oklahoma
    October 4-6: NOLA Motorsports Park - Avondale, Louisiana

    Texas ProKart ChallengeThe class structure for the Texas ProKart Challenge will be similar to that offered during the 2012 season, with a mix of SKUSA Stock Moto and TaG classes, as well as Rotax Max categories under the Burger King® Rotax Max Challenge program. The shifter kart line-up will include the S1 Pro, S2 Semi-Pro, and S3 Novice categories, as well as the S4 Master and S5 Junior Stock Moto classes. TaG classes will include Senior, Junior, Master and Cadet. SKUSA classes will utilize the standard MG-SK White 'SKUSA' tire, allowing competitors to race throughout the year on the same tires they will be racing at the SKUSA Pro Tour and SuperNationals in November. Rotax racers competing as part of the Burger King® Rotax Max Challenge program will have the choice of Micro Max, Mini Max, Junior Max, Senior Max, Masters Max, DD2 and DD2 Masters. Those classes will follow US Rotax Max Challenge class structure and compete on MOJO tires.

    The Texas ProKart Challenge will have strong fields once again in 2013 for shifterkart, TaG, and Rotax competition

    Superkarts! USA racers within the Texas ProKart Challenge will have the opportunity to be part of the preferred registration program for the SuperNationals this year, as well as the guaranteed starting spot for the main event on SuperSunday at the SuperNationals. Racers who take part in the full Texas ProKart Challenge will be offered the exclusive opportunity to enter the SKUSA SuperNationals event before registration opens to the public. Those drivers who earn a TPKC series championship will also earn a spot in the feature race in Las Vegas, no matter where their heat race and LCQ results place them (class must average five racers for the year in order to receive SuperSunday ticket).

    "2012 was a great first season for the Texas ProKart Challenge. Dave Pauly and his staff did an excellent job promoting regional racing in the state of Texas, and their expansion this year will only help the sport grow in the area," added Tom Kutscher of Superkarts! USA. "A number of talented drivers come from the Texas ProKart Challenge to the SKUSA Pro Tour and the SuperNationals, so if you can be successful there, you may measure up well against the rest of the country. I look forward to seeing many of them in Tucson come April and wish everyone the best of luck once the season starts in May."

    The Rotax classes will run as an official United States Rotax Max Challenge program, under the title of Burger King® Rotax Max Challenge series, allowing the racers to qualify directly for the 2013 Rotax Grand Nationals in August in North Carolina. These events will also count as 'punches' for the Pan-American Challenge event as well.

    Returning again for 2013 will be the Texas ProKart Challenge 'Series Loyalty Program'. In an effort to keep the costs of regional racing down, the series is offering pre-entry discounts. Racers who register for the entire series in advance will receive one free race entry free. Other incentives will be announced in the coming weeks, in addition to full registration details, as pre-entry begins April 1 for the opening event at Dallas Karting Complex.

    For updates as the 2013 Texas ProKart Challenge season draws closer, be sure to visit www.texasprokartchallenge.com and 'Like' them at www.Facebook.com/texaspkc

  • TAG Cadet 2013 Rule Change

    Please note that SKUSA Superkarts! USA has changed the age rule for the TAG Cadet Class from 9-12 to 8-12 for 2013.

    Download the 2013 SKUSA Rulebook 608K pdf

  • Driver Prizes - Paid Entries to SKUSA SuperNationals & Rotax Grand Nationals!

    A portion of your entry fee goes into a points fund. The class champions in the SKUSA classes will win a paid entry to the SKUSA SuperNationals XVI at the Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, November 14-18, 2012. Likewise the class champions in the Rotax classes will win a paid entry to the US Rotax Grand Nationals at Michiana Raceway park in Southbend, IN, August 7-11, 2012. (Minimum class entry count required.)

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Discounts

    In an effort to keep the cost of regional racing down the Texas ProKart Challenge is offering the following discounts:

    • Series Loyalty Discount - Register in advance for the entire series and get one race entry free. With the discount entry fees for each race are only $66 - and that includes the driver pass!
    • 1st Class Entry Only $80 - Includes driver pass!
    • 2nd Class Entry Only $50. So go ahead and enter in that 2nd class and see if you can win a free entry to the 2012 US Rotax Grand Nationals at MRP Raceway in August and also the SKUSA Supernationals XVI in Las Vegas in November!

    Save money and race with the pros - Texas ProKart Challenge Series!

  • 2012 Rotax Max Grand Nationals

    burger king challenge logoTexas ProKart Challenge Series is home to the Burger King RMax Challenge Series an official qualifing series to participate in the 2012 US Rotax Max Grand Nationals.

    The site of 2012 US Rotax Max Grand Nationals is Michiana Raceway Park, August 7th - 11th, 2012 in South Bend, IN

    michiana-raceway-park-logoThe 2012 Grand Nationals structure will be the same as in the past.  It will be required to have a minimum of 4 "punches" to participate in the 2012 Grand National Event.  These punches will be awarded after participating in RMCUS series races only. The event will award the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place drivers in the Junior Max, Senior Max, DD2 and DD2 Masters a ticket to the 2012 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals.

  • SuperKarts! USA Adds Texas ProKart Challenge to Regional Line-Up

    SKUSA logoIt’s been a number of years since an official Superkarts! USA event has been run in Texas, but this will change during the 2012 season as the SKUSA National Office is thrilled to announce the formation of an official regional program in the Lone Star State. The organization has long enjoyed strong participation from the Texas karting community, especially at the annual SuperNationals, making this a huge step towards further developing their growing regional platform. The new Texas ProKart Challenge will consist of three double-race weekends, running with the Gulf Coast Karters in Katy, Grandsport Speedway in Houston, and the North Texas Karters in Denton. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the recent confirmation of SKUSA’s renewed involvement in the Pacific Northwest, and sets the stage for an exciting season in 2012.