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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".

 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).

Read more: Texas ProKart Challenge Gearing For Exciting 2016 Season

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

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 

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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