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The 2018 TPKC championship battles are expected to be fierce across all categories.

The champions in the X30 Senior, X30 Junior, X30 Master and Mini Swift classes will all receive guaranteed SuperSunday starting positions for the 2018 SKUSA SuperNationals next fall. These passes are tremendously valuable considering the level of competition in Las Vegas.

Texas ProKart will also offer three entry tickets to the 2018 SuperNationals, drawing one champion from three unique class groupings. These tickets are valued at $1100 each and include entry fee and race tires!

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2018 Schedule & Venues

Round 1 - March 24-25 - Speedsportz Racing Park
Rounds 2 & 3 - June 7-9 - North Texas Kartway "Night Race"
Rounds 4 & 5 - July 20-22 - Amarillo Kart Circuit
Round 6 - September 22-23 - Dallas karting Complex
Year End Banquet - October - TBD

Class Structure 
  • TPKC will run the same classes as in 2017.
  • S1 and S2 will continue to be grouped together during practice and competition but scored separately. TPKC will not offer the newly proposed SKUSA Pro-Moto Class.
  • The engine spec section for X30 Junior has the following update: 125cc Electric Start 29mm Exhaust Manifold Part # X30125368A Effec 1/1/18 - 26mm
Rule Book updated as of 12/2/17

In preparation for our 2018 racing season, please review the latest round of SKUSA RULEBOOK updates and clarifications, including:

10.5.7. Appeals
20.2.2. Number Plates
20.2.6.5. Tire Pickup
20.3.2.6. Visible Light Check for CR125 Cylinders
30.2.3. No bump-drafting in Qualifying

New SKUSA Membership/Licensing Information 

Membership Term
Starting with the 2018 racing season, SKUSA Memberships are now only valid from January 1st through December 31st. The following outlines the steps required for us to make this transition. We will udpate this language once we are through the transition.

  • If your current expiration date is between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018, your 2018 Membership Renewal will only be $50.
  • If your current expiration date is between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, your 2018 Membership Renewal will be free.
  • There is a very small group of members left with expiration dates before Jan 1 2018, please select the $100 renewal option.

In order to take advantage of this offer, SKUSA members MUST submit an online renewal during the renewal periods described below.

  • The transitional renewal period for members will be December 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018.
  • The transitional late renewal period will be February 1, 2018 through February 15, 2018. Late renewals will cost $125.
  • Renewals after February 15, 2018 will be treated as new memberships. New memberships will be $150.
The SuperNationals are part of the National SKUSA Pro Tour, but also operates as a stand-alone race event. A one-event membership will again be offered at time of Supernats Registration and can be purchased in lieu of an Annual SKUSA membership.
New NUMBERS

CIK Kart Numbers
Starting in 2018, SKUSA will be standardizing to CIK number specifications. This means solid yellow number panels and solid black numbers for all classes.

SKUSA National Champions - may choose to run #1,2 or 3 in your regional class utilizing the same solid yellow number panels and solid black number requirement.
2017 TPKC Champions - may choose to run #1,2 or 3 in your regional class utilizing the reverse: a solid black number panel and a solid yellow number following the same size requirements as stated in the rule book. NOTE: These number panels will only be allowed within the 2018 TPKC Series.


No more letter designators.

Please refer to SKUSA Rule 20.2.2 for the dimensional specifics.

IAME Classes Shifter Classes
Micro Swift - 10-99
Mini Swift - 100-299 (200-299 reserved for overflow)
X30 Junior - 700-799
X30 Senior - 300-499 (400-499 reserved for overflow)        
X30 Master - 500-599

S1 - 100-199
S2 - 200-299
S3 - 300-399
S4 - 400-499
S5 - 500-599 (Local Option)
S4SM - 600-699 (Local Option)

Reserved Numbers
There will no longer be reserved race numbers with your memberships. Each class will be assigned a block of numbers and when you enter your first race of the TPKC series you will pick from any available numbers in that pool. That will then be your “reserved” number for the rest of that series. NOTE: You are likely to have a different number in the Winter Series, PKC, ProTour and SuperNat's so first come, first serve.
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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.

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