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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.

cade mckee omcCade McKee took the top step of the podium for the first time in Rotax Junior (Photo: TPKC)Maxwell Waithman extended his win streak to three while Cade McKee became a first time series winner in the Texas Barge sponsored Rotax Junior. Waithman went perfect Saturday, leading all on-track sessions en route to a 2.3-second victory. McKee drove to second with Brandin Warwas joining them on the podium. Marcelo Garcia and Maxwell Stephens finished the top-five. The wet weather changed the order out front with Garcia holding the advantage after qualifying. McKee fought forward to take the win in the Prefinal and remained out-front to claim his first series victory. Warwas was second with Cash Tiner in third. Waithman was one spot off the podium with Kaden Grey in fifth. Matt Stretch added a third victory in the X30 Junior division. Stretch won the Saturday main event over Taylor Zander and Preston Perlmutter. Sunday, Zander took control to bet out Cooper Heffley and Perlmutter.

Brett Mitchell nearly had a sweep on the weekend in Rotax Senior, presented by Dallas Karting Complex. Leading from qualifying to the last checkered flag on Saturday, Mitchell took his second victory of the season by nearly six seconds ahead of Thomas Beaudoin with Marcellus Dukes finished third. Brett had things in control once again on Sunday in the wet, leading qualifying and winning the heat race. Mitchell was leading in the Final until the halfway point when he went off-track, and dropped to the tail of the race group. This allowed Dukes to take over the lead and score his first series nathan adds omcNathan Adds added a second victory on the year in X30 Senior (Photo: TPKC)victory. Miguel Mier drove to second with Mitchell up to third. The X30 Senior field battled close once again over the two days with Lane Vacala taking home his first win of the year and Nathan Adds recording a second of 2016. Vacala was able to hold off a charging Nick Martin and Adds on Saturday after top qualifier and heat race winner Max Hewitt retired early. Hewitt was quickest early on Sunday, only to see Adds take the lead and the victory with James Russell slipping up to second. David Scherotter ran uncontested in the X30 Master category.

Both Noah Baker and Juan Pablo Cepeda earned their second victory of the season in the Nuclear Imaging Services-sponsored IAME Micro Swift class over the weekend. Baker emerged as the winner on Saturday after battling with Cepeda throughout the day. The fight continued until the final few feet on the final lap of the main event, as Baker edged out Cepeda by 11 thousandths of a second. Miles Preston Hewitt won the battle for third. Sunday was all Cepeda from qualifying to the final checkered flag, earning a 16-second victory over Baker with Hewitt once again in third.

A new award will be handed out each weekend at the Texas ProKart Challenge called the ‘HI-5’. The series officials and staff on-hand are watching for great sportsmanship - on and off the track - exciting passes, awesome finishes, fast laps or something exemplary that is worthy of a ‘high-five’. The inaugural recipient of the ‘HI-5’ award went to Noah Baker for his maneuvers in the Micro Swift main event victory on Saturday.

The Texas PKC resumes in just a few weeks as the programs travels back to the Lone Star State to Katy, Texas and the Gulf Coast Kartways on July 8-10 with special events set to join the program over the weekend. Registration is open at the series website texasprokartchallenge.com and be sure to find Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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.

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

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Superkarts! USA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors kick off fifth season of program at North Texas Kartways
The 2016 season is underway for the Texas ProKart Challenge, hosting the opening event of year at the North Texas Karters facility. The Denton, Texas circuit welcomed racers of the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs to begin their championship chases. Racers battled around the 1/2-mile course in six race groups, featuring qualifying, two heat races and a final for each round following a full day of practice on Friday. Rain Saturday morning made things interesting prior to qualifying, but the weather turned around and was perfect for racing. The Friday night series kick-off dinner welcomed all the competitors, team members and racing families to begin the new era of the Texas ProKart Challenge, building a sense of community off-track in the hopes of making a positive impact on-track.

TPKC 02 R1 Jordon Musser 300x200Jordon Musser bested the S2 Semi-Pro field in both days of action (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)A few drivers earned perfect scores on the weekend to start off the 2016 Texas PKC season at the top. The weekend was a near sweep in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto category with Jordon Musser leading much of the weekend while Austin Wilkins stole one of the feature wins. Musser, a former S4 Pro Tour champion, set fast time in the overall qualifying session Saturday, including edging out S1 Pro Stock Moto driver Jake French by 35 thousandths of a second. French won the two heat races over Musser and was leading the main event until the bumper bolt broke, ending his race prematurely. This handed the overall lead to Austin Wilkins after Musser drove off-track earlier in the race. Wilkins led the remainder of the laps to score the victory over Lawson Nagel. Musser fought his way back up to the third position over Hannah Williams and Erin Sims. Both French and Musser bounced back Sunday. Musser set fast time once again in qualifying, with French advancing to the top position in both heat races with Jordon running second overall. They went 1-2 for the entire 20 laps of the Final, each earning the victory in their respective categories. Wilkins was second behind Musser with Nagel crossing in third. Colin Long and Williams completed the top-five. French swept the S1 division as the lone competitor, as did Rod Clinard in the S4 Master Stock Moto category.

TPKC 02 R1 Caiden Mitchell 300x200Caiden Mitchell swept the opening round of the new Mini Swift division (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)The largest category of the weekend was the new Mini Swift division, featuring 18 drivers. Saturday belonged to Caiden Mitchell while Sunday was a juggling act at the front until Branyon Tiner triumphed in the Final. Mitchell was untouchable for Round One, setting the pace in qualifying before leading each of the 12-lap heat races. Caiden led all 16 laps of the main event to a 4.9-second advantage for the victory. Tiner was second with John Burke completing the podium. Chase Gardner and Aden Rudolph finished fourth and fifth. Gardner set the tone Sunday as top qualifier, edging out Destin Shields for the fast time. Tiner worked by both in the opening heat for the win as Shields bounced back to P1 in Heat #2. Shields set the pace in the Final until spinning on lap nine, shuffling up the order at the front. Tiner took control of the lead and drove to a five-second victory. Ayrton Hernandez and Burke joined him on the podium with Gardner and Mitchell rounding out the top-five. Tiner had two more victories on the weekend, sweeping the two rounds in the Mini Max division. The advantage was 11 seconds in the first main event of the weekend, beating Kaden Gray and Tristen Hanway. Sunday was similar with the same order on the podium, featuring Tiner as the victor.

TPKC 02 R1 Branyon Tiner 300x200 Branyon Tiner won three times on the weekend, including two round sweeps in the Mini Max class (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)Rotax Junior featured 13 drivers, and all were chasing Maxwell Waithman. After securing fast time in qualifying, Waithman was shuffled back at the start of Heat #1. He rebounded to score the win and drove another win in Heat #2 before leading all 16 laps of the main event. Marcelo Garcia drove to second over Brandin Warwas. Alejandro Jaramillo and Cade McKee made up the top-five. Sunday was even better for Maxwell, as he led every single lap of competition and recorded the fast lap of the main event to earn a perfect score for Round Two. Jaramillo improved to second, with Cash Tiner beating out Warwas and Landen Wilkins for the third position of the podium.

Two different drivers swept the eight-driver Rotax Senior category with Brett Mitchell in control Saturday and Gabe Bargas at the top of the order on Sunday. Mitchell led all on-track sessions for Round One, pulling out to a 3.1-second advantage in the main event. Nathan Ratton and Miguel Mier joined him on the podium. Sunday was Bargas’ turn, setting the pace throughout the day, concluding with a 2.6-second margin of victory in the main event. Mitchell settled for the runner-up position with Thomas Beaudoin in the third spot.

TPKC 02 R1 Brett Mitchell 300x200Brett Mitchell kicked off the year with a sweep of Round One in Rotax Senior (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)The X30 Senior division saw two different winners as well, with Max Hewitt and Nathan Adds on the P1 step of the podium. Round One began with Lane Vacala at the front of the field with fast time in qualifying and the Heat #1 win. Hewitt took over the point at the halfway mark of Heat #2, going on to score the race win. Hewitt led all 20 laps of the main event, stretching out to a 4.3-second advantage over Vacala. Last year’s vice-champion Nick Martin completed the podium in third, making a return to the seat after six months. Adds found speed overnight and never relinquished the top spot in Round Two. Nathan set a blistering lap in qualifying and drove unchallenged to the heat race wins. Hewitt closed up in the Final, coming up just short as Adds took the checkered flag first. Vacala added another podium finish on the weekend in third.

Matt Stretch earned the victory both days in the X30 Junior class after a hard-fought two rounds of competition. Stretch set fast time in qualifying but came three laps short of the checkered flag in Heat #1, giving the win to Preston Perlmutter. Matt fought his way back to the front of the field in Heat #2, only to be disqualified for an ignition issue. He overcame the penalty, driving himself to the point and going on to earn the victory in Round One by four-seconds. Cooper Heffley ended up second with Perlmutter in third. Taylor Zander stepped up and was the quickest in qualifying to begin Sunday’s round of racing. Stretch retook the top spot in Heat #1, going on to win the second heat, and drove to a seven-second advantage in Final for the second victory. Zander beat out Perlmutter by just 39 thousandths of a second at the stripe.

TPKC 02 R1 Maxwell Waithman 300x200Rotax Junior was dominated by Maxwell Waithman all weekend (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)The new Micro Swift division made its Texas ProKart Challenge debut with a total of six drivers taking part, two of them holding the distinct pleasure of having their names in the history books as the first two winners. Juan Pablo Cepeda swept Round One to become the inaugural Texas ProKart Challenge Micro Swift winner. He edged out Noah Baker for the victory with Davis Cunningham placing third. Sunday was another fight between the top-two. Baker got the edge in qualifying while Cepeda won both heat races. They went back and forth for the lead in the 16-lap Final, with Cepeda reaching the checkered flag first by just under two tenths. Cepeda had the win taken away for no carburetor filter, giving Baker the top step of the podium. Gabby Selden was awarded second with Miles Preston Hewitt in third.

Next month, the program heads north to the famous Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in Norman, Oklahoma on June 10-12 with registration opening very soon. Additional updates are available texasprokartchallenge.com and be sure to find Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Acceleration Kart Racing has jumped in to support TPKC this season!

acceleration karting logo1Curtis Cooksey of Acceleration Kart Racing out of Las Vegas, NV has generously donated an abundance of gift certificates to be used at our 2016 podium presentations.

Acceleration helps kart racing grow and get the respect that it deserves. They understand there are many different levels of racing and each level has different needs. From the recreational racer to the future F-1 star. Acceleration has the parts and the knowledge to help their customers win races and have fun.

http://www.accelerationkarting.com/ AKR has everything you need for karting!

2016 is more exciting with the addition of Image 1 Helmet Paint.
image1 helmet logoaAt season end all class champions will be part of a drawing for a brain bucket updo!  


“Collaborate with Image1 to create a personalized paint scheme that will be hand applied to your helmet and includes your name on each side.” - Image 1 owner, Jeff Long

Thanks Jeff Long!  We appreciate your support!

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