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 Registration now open for fifth season of Superkarts! USA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge program set to begin May 20-22

Regional racing in the sport of karting continues to grow across North America. Among the leaders in the promotion and success of programs includes the Texas ProKart Challenge. Beginning in 2012, the Texas PKC brought together the current and future stars of Superkarts! USA and Rotax Max Challenge competition, battling at the top facilities in the Lone Star State and Oklahoma. The program was launched by kart shop owner and businessman Dave Pauly, assembling a strong group of officials and crew members to provide the largest events each season for the southern region of the United States. The series now takes new ownership under the guidance of Mark and Gina French, with the new era of the Texas ProKart Challenge set to begin in 2016.

“Our mission is to provide a quality traveling race series with the ultimate fairness and customer service you can find anywhere, all while providing a fun atmosphere and strong competition,” stated new Texas ProKart Challenge co-owner and series director Gina French.

Texas Barge & Boat logoAmong the first duties was securing the title sponsor for the 2016 season. Texas Barge & Boat Inc. has been among the top supporters of the series for the past few seasons, and has signed on as the title name for the Rotax Max Challenge portion of the series this year. The Texas Barge & Boat Rotax Max Challenge program gives racers ‘punches’ toward competing at the annual United States Rotax Grand Nationals – set this year for August 3-6 in Sonoma, California – and an opportunity to earn a ticket to compete at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ – the 2016 Rotax Grand Finals set for Italy this October. Five divisions of the US Rotax Max Challenge will be provided at the Texas PKC throughout the season (Senior, Masters, Junior, Mini, and Micro).

The Texas ProKart Challenge is among the first programs to help expand Superkarts! USA competition back east after its debut of the SKUSA Pro Tour in 2010. Texas PKC is once again serving as one of the leading SKUSA regional programs, offering eight of the organizations Stock Moto and IAME categories. S1 Pro, S2 Semi-Pro and S4 Master are the shifterkart divisions with the X30 Senior, X30 Master, X30 Junior with Mini Swift and Micro Swift completing out the TaG section of the series. Texas PKC competitors who enter and compete in the first three events are eligible to take part in theSKUSA SuperNationals Priority Pre-Entry Program  for the 20th annual event scheduled for November in Las Vegas.

Four facilities, covering the Houston to Dallas to Oklahoma corridor, fill out the 2016 schedule for the Texas ProKart Challenge for 2016. In just a month away, the series opens up with the first two rounds of the eight-race championship at the North Texas Kartway, home of the North Texas Karters. The opening weekend will feature a complimentary kick-off dinner during the weekend, welcoming all the competitors to the new era of the Texas ProKart Challenge.

Three weeks later, competitors head north to the famous Oklahoma Motorsports Complex, among the most challenging circuits in North America. Teams head south to the Houston area in July for the final chance to earn US Rotax Max Challenge punches and tune-up for the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals, traveling to the Gulf Coast Kartway. The 2016 Texas PKC finale will be a three-night spectacular, racing under the lights at the popular Dallas Karting Complex.

Registration for the opening rounds of the Texas ProKart Challenge is available online at the series website until Sunday, May 15 at midnight. Additional updates are available and be sure to find Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Any companies interested in sponsoring or supporting the 2016 program are encouraged to contact Mark French via .

2016 Texas ProKart Challenge Schedule

May 20-22: North Texas Kartways – Denton, Texas
June 10-12: Oklahoma Motorsports Complex – Norman, Oklahoma
July 8-10: Gulf Coast Kartway – Katy, Texas
August 18-20: Dallas Karting Complex – Caddo Mills, Texas

2016 Texas ProKart Challenge Class Roster

Rotax Micro Max
Rotax Mini Max
Rotax Junior
Rotax Senior
Rotax Masters

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Micro Swift
Mini Swift
X30 Junior
X30 Senior
X30 Master
S1 Pro Stock Moto
S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto
S4 Master Stock Moto

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texas barge logo 250   texas barge rmax logo 200Texas ProKart Challenge Series is pleased to announce that Texas Barge & Boat is returning in 2016 as the title sponsor for the Texas Barge & Boat RMax Challenge Series.

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.

The Rotax Max Challenge series provide racers with worlwide spec engine, spec tires and rules. Join the Texas Barge RMax Challeneg Series to see how you rate with the best drivers in the US. Participation  in the Texas Barge RMax Challenge seriesand qualifes you  to attend the US Rotax Grand Nationals which will be held at Simway Performance Driving Center in Sonoma, CA August 3-6, 2016 and earn an opportunity to win a ticket to the Rotax World Finals the "Olympics of Karting".

nuclear imaging services LogoTexas ProKart Challenge is excited to announce Nuclear Imaging Systems as a "Presenting" Sponsor and Micro Swift class sponsor!  NIS offers hospitals, outpatient clinics, and private practices a full range of quality products and services for different types of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging procedures. They provide you with the service, expertise and variety of customized options to suit your individual practice needs so that you can ensure you have a top performing nuclear department. Nuclear Imaging Services has been providing its products and services to the nuclear medicine community for the past fifteen years since 2002.

champion racing logoReturning for the 2016 season as the S2 Class Sponsor, we are pleased to add Champion Racing to our sponsor list. Champion Racing provides track support at all the Texas ProKart Challenge series races, the SKUSA Pro Tour, US Open Series and the Florida WInter Tour. In 2016 Champion Racing will have Jarred Campbell and Nick Neri in S1 Pro Moto. In S2 Harry Gottsacker will be under the Champion Racing tent. Ryan Kinnear will be racing in Master Stock Moto. Tim Meyer will be racing in TaG Master and Bryce Cornet and Michael Bartholomew will be representing Champion Racing in Tag Senior. 3G Kart Racing will be joining forces with Intrepid and Champion Racing in 2016 with Jordon Musser in Master Stock Moto and Garrett Boone in S2 Stock Moto. Join the winning team of Champion Racing in 2016 and let the combined experience of Rodney & Brett Berryhill & Jordy Vorrath put you on the podium in 2016!

Be sure to check with our sponsors for your karting and imaging systems needs. Anyone interested in being a sponsor with Texas ProKart Challenge Series in 2016 can contact Mark French at 

Drivers in the X30 classes are advised to review the updated X30 Supplementary Rules posted on the SKUSA Rulebook page regarding revised technical specifications. Both spark plug and radiator rules are being updated to reflect input from engine builders, tuners and our racers. These changes will take effect in 30 days.

John Motley
SKUSA National Tech Director

After discussion with a number of engine builders and tuners across the country, Superkarts! USA has decided that VP C12 will be the exclusive spec fuel for all SKUSA classes, starting with races scheduled at least 30 days from today. This change will help stabilize pricing and reduce inventory challenges for our competitors as well as our karting industry partners.

The Pro Tour SpringNationals in Arizona on April 29-May 1 will be the first national SKUSA race to implement this change. As for each SKUSA regional series: the California ProKart Challenge will implement this change starting with the June 3-4 event at Simraceway, the Texas ProKart Challenge will kick it off at their first event on May 20-22 at North Texas Kartway, the Can-Am Karting Challenge will effect the change on their same kick off weekend May 20-22, and the Maui PKC will follow suit two races from now on May 21.

For the SKUSA classes at LAKC, the change will take place starting with their May 15 championship race.

Additional information will be posted on the corresponding websites shortly.

John Motley
SKUSA National Tech Director

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