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TPKC 02 R4Photo: Carolyn Wiley

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
(Photo: Carolyn Wiley)
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.

Read more: Amarillo Kart Circuit Makes Debut with Texas ProKart Challenge

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30.3.1. TIRES

30.3.1.1. Spec: Tires (including rains) are spec for all classes. Spec tires are required during all practice sessions but do not have to be purchased from TPKC. Race tires must be purchased from TPKC and are a part of the competitor’s registration.

CADET Evinco Blue “H” 10x4.60-5

JUNIORS, SENIORS, SHIFTERS  Evinco Red “M”
                                                        Fronts 10x4.60-5
                                                        Rears 11x7.10-5

30.3.1.2. Marking:
Tires will be marked, scanned or sequestered after qualifying. In regional events; competitors must race all heats, LCQ’s, pre-finals, and features/finalson the same tires used to qualify. In National events, additional sets of tires may beallowed at the Race Director’s discretion. Likewise, some classes may require the sametires to be used for more than one competition day. Unmarked or improperly markedtires at the end of any race session will result in a disqualification.

30.3.1.3. Replacement:
A "one-for-one" tire replacement of a tire that has been damaged during racing may be approved by the Tech Director, Race Director, or TireDesk Manager. Tire(s) replaced without the proper approval will result in adisqualification. Replacement tire will have a measured tread depth equal to or lessthan the measured tread depth of the tire being replaced.


30.3.1.4. Rain Race:
The decision to declare a race a rain race is at the discretion of the Race Director.

30.3.1.4.1. When rain conditions are declared for a race, it is the racer’s option to choose rains or slicks. Rain tires are only optional to use when it has been declared a rain race. The number of sets will be at the Race Director’s discretion.

For TPKC events, competitor’s are responsible for bringing their own SPEC rain tires.TPKC does not sell SPEC rain tires.

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.

Read more: Exciting Event for Texas ProKart Challenge in Katy

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.”

Read more: IAME USA Announces Trade In Program to Further Unify North American Karting

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.

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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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