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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:


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: 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.

Read more: Wilkins, Vacala, and Mitchell Amoung Double Winners in Katy for Texas ProKart Challenge

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Cash purse set up for two Briggs categories set to join class roster for July 8-10 event
SACHSE, TX (June 24, 2016) – The Texas ProKart Challenge is at the halfway point of the 2016 season, with two events recorded and two more race weekends on the horizon. The next stop is scheduled for July 8-10 at the Gulf Coast Kartways in Katy, Texas with Round Five and Six contested toward the series championship. It will be a unique weekend for the series as the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs will be joined by two Briggs & Stratton 206 categories - racing for a cash purse each day.

“This is an effort to bring in the many club and local racers in the Houston and Dallas areas to experience racing at the Texas ProKart Challenge,” stated Texas PKC Series Director Gina French. “The grassroots movement across the country is the Briggs & Stratton 206 classes, and we want to give these racers a chance to take in the sites and sounds of top-level regional racing. In just a few weeks, the North Texas Karters will be hosting the IKF 4-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals, and this is a perfect opportunity for those racers looking to be part of that event to get experience on the spec-Evinco tire, and to be part of our family atmosphere at the Texas ProKart Challenge.”

Briggs 206 Senior (360lbs.) and Briggs 206 Heavy (390lbs.) will be offered over the weekend for drivers 16-years and older under IKF rules. One set of Evinco Blue tires are required (4.5/10.0-5 and 6.0/11.0-5) to be utilized both days, as well as the spec 93-octane race fuel, which must be purchased from the Texas ProKart Challenge. Race entry for the two days is $250, which includes pit pass for the driver and one mechanic, with Friday practice an additional $60. Eight entries are required for each class to pay out the cash purse, and increases depending on the number of drivers entered.

For the rest of the Texas ProKart Challenge, the focus is on the championship chase with two full rounds scheduled for the Katy weekend. Jordon Musser and Austin Wilkins are the top two challengers in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto division. Musser has two wins to Wilkins opening round triumph, giving him 70 points more when factoring in the qualifying and heat race points. Just 85 points separate four drivers in the X30 Senior division. Round three winner Lane Vacala holds point lead by 10 markers over two-time winner Nathan Adds. Round one winner Max Hewitt is in third with two-time podium finisher Nick Martin close in fourth. Brett Mitchell has two wins on the year in Rotax Senior, holding a sizable lead over Miguel Mier and Kirby Spraggins. Jake French and Rod Clinard are on top of the championship standings in S1 and S4 Stock Moto.

Maxwell Waithman recorded three-straight victories in Rotax Junior, carrying a 200-point advantage into Katy in the standings. Brandin Warwas and Round Four winner Cade McKee are the top challengers. Recent race winner Taylor Zander holds the lead in X30 Junior ahead of Preston Perlmutter and Cooper Heffley. Mini Swift has Caiden Mitchell still leading the standings after his Round One victory. Branyon Tiner finds himself just 63 points behind with Chase Gardner sitting third. Noah Baker has yet to finish outside the top-two in all on-track sessions over the first four rounds in Micro Swift. That kind of consistency puts him 220 points ahead of two-time winner Juan Pablo Cepeda and Miles Preston Hewitt.

Pre-registration at the Texas ProKart Challenge provides racers the opportunity to save money, and entry remains open until Sunday, July 3 before prices increase. Competitors can register at the series website and be sure to find Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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.
LO206 Senior and Heavy has been added to TPKC Rounds 5 & 6 at GCKI  with a guaranteed cash podium!

1st Place - $200
2nd Place - $150
3rd Place - $100

More entries = More money to win (Minimum 8 entries)

Senior 16+, 360lbs, 1 set Evinco Blues (use both days)
Heavy 16+, 390lbs, 1 set Evinco Blues (use both days)

Registration Fee Includes:
Friday Practice $60
Race Entry $250 ($125 Sat / $125 Sun and includes insurance bands for driver & mechanic)
1 Set Evinco Blues $230
5 Gallons 93 $75

(Spec fuel & tires must be purchased from TPKC)

EIGHT entries required to make each class. Must pre-register by Sunday. July 3, 2016. Racers may choose to enter both classes. Utilizing IKF rules package.
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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.

Read more: Changing Weather Tests Texas ProKart Challenge Drivers in Oklahoma

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