• EKN Trackside: 2018 Texas ProKart Challenge – Amarillo Report

    TPKC 2018 Amarillo(Photo: Ken Johnson - studio52.us)

     French sweeps S1, while Musgrave doubles in X30 Senior in extreme heat

    The Texas ProKart Challenge made its second trek to West Texas last weekend and the racing was exciting from start to finish on the challenging 12-turn Amarillo Kart Circuit. Dallas Karting Complex lead pilot Jake French notched both wins in the S1 Pro Stock Honda class, topping the combined shifter field in the program that included the likes of Billy Musgrave, Hunter Pickett and Christian Bird. As EKN’s #1 ranked shifter driver, Musgrave battled French in the gearbox events, but he also competed in the X30 Senior class and came away with a pair of impressive victories over the top single-speed karters in Texas. A total of six race groups took to the track over the weekend, and other drivers earning the sweep included Max Hewitt (S2), Nathan Stewart (S4) and Branyon Tiner (X30 Junior).

    The event presented the fourth and fifth rounds of the six-race Texas PKC series, and was only the second organized competition event at the Amarillo Kart Circuit, which was built by local surgeon Thane Morgan. The driver feedback on the track was extremely positive. The track is truly the West Texas’ version of the ‘Field of Dreams’, and the arrival of the TPKC certainly plays to the famous line – ‘if you build it, they will come’.

    TPKC 2018 Amarillo Jake French 768x512Jake French dominated the shifterkart race group all weekend (Photo: Ken Johnson – studio52.us)Unfortunately, the TPKC date coinciding with the tail end of a record-setting heat wave in Amarillo, pushing the series staff, the drivers and the teams with 100+ degree temps all weekend. The first half of the days were run in the 90s, but the temp topped out later in the day at 103 or 104 degrees. Thankfully, the winds of West Texas helped to offset the heat, making it bearable, albeit hot. Copious amounts of water, paired with man-made shade in the form of EZUps and umbrellas, kept everyone in shape for racing and spectating.

  • Amarillo Kart Circuit Makes Debut with Texas ProKart Challenge

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

    P1 Promotions made sure everyone who attended the Amarillo Kart Circuit enjoyed the weekend, on and off the track. A complimentary dinner, sponsored by Paintmor was provided for those in attendance Friday evening. That was followed by rides aboard the Superkarts! USA two-seater kart with SKUSA Pro Tour S1 point leader Jake French at the wheel. A full opening ceremony was conducted before the racing action began, including a color guard and driver parade. The racing around the replica of the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Park circuit was among the best all season, with drivers giving two thumbs up for the layout. Texas PKC continues to provide unique awards, with the ‘Amarillo Boot’ trophy given out to the top-three drivers in each category along with a TPKC cowboy hat for the winner.
  • Schedule For TPKC Round 4 @ Amarillo Kart Circuit

  • Wilkins, Vacala, and Mitchell Amoung Double Winners in Katy for Texas ProKart Challenge

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    TPKC 05 R3 WilkinsAustin Wilkins put himself into the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto championship lead with two wins in Katy (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)


    Another successful event for Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge program, welcoming Briggs 206 racers for first time

    SACHSE, TX (July 15, 2016) – It was another hot Lone Star State weekend at the Gulf Coast Kartways for the third stop of the Texas ProKart Challenge. The Katy, Texas facility welcomed a number of competitors from the region to compete in the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs over the July 8-10 weekend. It was the first event on the calendar to avoid rain conditions, with clear blue skies setting the stage for the fifth and sixth rounds of the championship chases - many preparing for the upcoming SKUSA SummerNationals and the US Rotax Grand Nationals. Officials provided another professionally-run event, including snow cone awards for the top drivers and their mechanics in Friday’s final practice session.

    TPKC 05 R3 VacalaLane Vacala showed the way all weekend in X30 Senior (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)Austin Wilkins was nearly unstoppable the headline Stock Moto race group, presented by Champion Racing and Uncle Hal Gottspeed Racing. Wilkins swept the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto division on Saturday, keeping pace with S1 Pro Stock Moto driver Jake French. Wilkins went wire-to-wire on the day, earning a 12-second advantage after 16 laps. Championship leader Jordon Musser drove to second ahead of Vincent Cosard. Andretta Young and Taylor Ross completed the top-five. Musser was able to break up the perfect weekend, awarded the pole position in qualifying on Sunday after Wilkins was penalized for impeding another driver during the session. Wilkins was among a group of drivers that committed the penalty, and all were penalized by the Texas PKC officials. Austin fought back to win both heat races and the main event for his third victory on the season. Musser kept it close, just a few tenths behind at the checkered flag. Casey Ross improved to the third step on the podium, ahead of Young and Cosard. French ran uncontested in the S1 division, as did Tamer Hassan in the S4 Master Stock Moto class. Blair Hosie and Riley Dickinson split the wins in the S3 Novice Stock Moto. Hosie took the win on Saturday with Dickinson the main event victory on Sunday as Kyle Polack finished third behind both each day.

  • Familiar Names Top of Podium at Dallas Karting Complex for Texas ProKart Challenge


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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
    (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
    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.

  • SKUSA Supernationals Priority Pre-Entry Program Opens July 16th


    Loyal SKUSA competitors receive first dibs into entering Pro Tour finale in Las Vegas

    SKUSA-logo-150TEMECULA, CA (July 14, 2014) - In just over 120 days, the 18th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals will take place outside the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drivers from all over the world will battle on the temporary circuit, with the Vegas Stripe glowing in the background. Superkarts! USA is now giving those loyal members of the organization the first chance to secure their spot at the November 19-23 event.

  • 2013 US Rotax Grand Nationals - Event Bulletin

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    Texas ProKart Challenge Series Rotax drivers please read the following 2013 US Rotax Grand Nationals Event Bulletin:

    Hello Rotaxians,

    mooreseville motorplex aerial trackGoPro Motorplex @ Mooresville, NC - Click to enlargeThe time is approaching the big event; the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals are just around the corner.  We are excited once again to organize this prestigious event and to see many of the United States Rotax drivers from all over the country compete for their national class title.

    We wanted to communicate with you today about some new information regarding the 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals.

    • The events supplemental regulations have been posted online.  You can find them on the 2013 US Rotax Grand National page.   Please read these rules over carefully as they explain many event details.
    • We have also updated the 2013 Grand National General Information document that is located on the Grand National page and we suggest you spend the time to read this document over.

    Remember that online registration is open and will be shut down after the 21st of July.  So please register today at:  2013 US Rotax Grand National Online Registration.

    Please read the Grand National Technical Information document to help you understand a few procedures during the event.

    We also wanted to explain the parking schedule in more detail.  Friday, July 26th, 2013 will be official move in for USRMC Grand National Sponsors only.  After the sponsors have found their parking spot for the week and are settled inn, we will allow large truck and trailers to move into place.  On Saturday and Sunday the track will be closed to Grand National competitors, except for the use of rental karts.  These days are designated move in days for all competitors.  If you cannot move in until later in the week, no problem we will assist you when you arrive.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the event, please do not hesitate to call our office. 

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Battles Heat and Night Racing Conditions at North Texas Kartway

    Unique Thursday through Saturday event completed rounds five and six of the 2013 season

    KATY, TX (July 6, 2013) – It was a special three-day event at the North Texas Kartway in Denton, Texas for the Texas ProKart Challenge regional series - presented by 3G

    Miguel Lopez and Ryan Kinnear - S2 Semi-Pro Stock MotoMiguel Lopez (13) and Ryan Kinnear (3) were the top
    two drivers of the weekend in S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto
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    Kart Racing/Burger King®/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex. From June 27-29, the evening air was filled with fuel and tire smell with sparks flying as the karts navigated the challenging course for rounds five and six of the 2013 season. The Superkarts! USA and Burger King Rotax Max Challenge regional program held its first ever event under the Texas sunset and NTK lights, much to the delight of the many competitors that took part in the event. Despite the change in time and weather conditions, reaching above the 100 degree mark both days, many of the same names were standing on the podium each night of competition.

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Wraps Up 2012 Program in Denton

    The Texas ProKart Challenge (TPKC) presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King™/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys completed its inaugural season with the third and final stop of the 2012 calendar at the North Texas Kartway in Denton, Texas. Over the June 29-July 1 weekend, the six-round championship series completed with the final two rounds of competition held at the challenging 1/2-mile course. Championships for the United States Rotax Max Challenge / Superkarts! USA regional classes were on the line with a number of titles going down to the wire. Some of the big winners on the weekend were Jordon Musser, Chris Jennings, Patricio O’Ward, Jesse Woodyard, and Ryan C. Lewis.