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  • TPKC Rounds 3 & 4 @ GCKI Detailed Schedule

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  • Schedule for the Gulf Coast Karters Event

    Here is the preliminary schedule for the TPKC Gulf Coast Karters event May 31st - June 2nd

    Thursday May 30th

    • 8:00 AM Big rig move-in
    • 9:00 AM General move-in
    • 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration and tire/fuel desk open

    Track is closed to practice on Thursday

    Friday May 31

    • 6:30 AM Gates open
    • 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration and tire/fuel desk open
    • 7:45 AM Drivers Meeting
    • 8:30 AM Practice starts

    Saturday June 1

    • 6:30 AM Gates open
    • 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and tire/fuel desk open
    • 7:30 AM Warm-up sessions
    • 9:00 AM Drivers Meeting
    • 9:40 AM Qualifying sessions begin

    Sunday June 2

    • 6:30 AM Gates open
    • 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and tire/fuel desk open
    • 7:30 AM Warm-up sessions
    • 9:00 AM Qualifying sessions begin

    The detailed schedule will be released soon.

  • New SKUSA Rules Effective 3/9/13

    Just a reminder of a new SKUSA rule effective 3/9/13, DO NOT CHANGE THE CYLINDER GROUP you use during the race season or you will loose your points to date! Engine Repair or Replacement:
    Stock Honda Classes: The basis for the Stock Honda classes is reliability, affordability and reasonable cost of maintenance. The engine builder and tuner must work towards this goal. After qualifying, any repair of controlled components must be approved and recorded in advance by the Technical Director or staff. Approval must be received prior to disturbing the seal/paint. If approved, a 10-position starting penalty will be assessed in the next competition session. If less than 10 entries in the class, the competitor will start at the back. Note: Repairs are defined as replacing any non-functioning or damaged component including gaskets, seals and O-rings. It is the intent of the Stock Honda class to not allow changes from one cylinder group ('97-'99 early or '00-'02 late) to the other during a series. Should a competitor wish to change cylinder group from one event to the next in the same series, the following restrictions will be in place:

    • All points earned up to and including the race where the cylinder group changed will be forfeited.
    • All events leading up to and including the race where  the cylinder group changed may not be used as a 'drop' for series points.
    • You will not be allowed to change back to a previous cylinder group.

    20.2.6. Tires/Wheels
    Bar codes may not be defaced or removed. If defaced, disqualification or other penalties may be asessed.


    See SKUSA rulebook here http://www.superkartsusa.com/rulebook.html

  • Pitspot Reservation Information for GCKI Race

    You can reserve the pit space you need now by following these instructions – and by encouraging your fellow drivers to get pre-registered for the event as soon as possible.

    If you know EXACTLY how much space you will need for your pit spot, please fax – or email – a complete drawing/request to the TPKC office ASAP – and by May 24th at the latest. The fax number is 832-932-1451, email is , and what to include on your drawing/request is described below. Emails will be replied to with confirmation upon receipt.)

    The price for pit spots will again be just $20.00 for a 10'W X 40'D. $15.00 for a 10' X 30', $10.00 for a 10' X 20'. The paddock area will be mostly made up of spots that are 10'W x 40'D and a few 10'W x 20'D, so your drawing should reflect multiples of these areas.

    Here are the items to include on your pit request drawing:
    •Full layout – with dimensions in feet – of your total pit area. PLEASE BE EXACT, AND DO NOT REQUEST MORE SPACE THAN YOU TRULY NEED. You will likely not be able to add space when you arrive.
    •Include where tents will go, trailers, E-Z ups, VIP area, etc.
    •Include space for trailer tongue and doors, and room for loading/unloading.
    •Include a team name and a list of the drivers that will be pitting in the spot. NOTE: All drivers MUST be registered for the race before we will confirm your pit spot.
    •Include your name and best daytime contact info (phone and email).Tell us whether or not you'll be renting a tent, bringing your own, or both.

    NO RV or passenger vehicles will be allowed in the pits.

    We will be in touch to confirm each pit reservation submitted, and will secure payment with you, when we have you placed on the pit map. NOTE: The event/class sponsors will receive priority pit spot placement, so all other pit spots will be confirmed after the sponsors have been assigned to/located on the pit map.

    RV Reservations Needed
    RV parking/camping on-site for this event will be available for a flat $50.00 per vehicle starting Thursday, May 30th. If you are planning to camp in an RV at this event, please email or fax the size of the space you will need, your approximate arrival date/time, which driver or team you are affiliated with, and your best daytime contact info to the SKUSA office, so that we may make parking and payment arrangements with you directly. Parking for overnight camping is limited, and RVs will most likely be parked separate from the general pit area.

    Pit move-in will begin on Thursday morning, May 30th and must be complete by end of day, as the event starts Friday morning, May 31st at 7:45 am with a mandatory driver's meeting. (Big rigs may park starting at 8am on Thursday; general parking starts at 9am. No move-in will be allowed on Wednesday.)
    Move out will begin after the Finals on Sunday evening. All trailers will need to be out of the pits by end of day Monday, June 3rd.

  • Rounds 3 & 4 - Registration & Hotel Info

    Online registration for Texas ProKart Challenge Series Rounds 3 and 4 at Gulf Coast Karters May 30th - June 2nd is now open! Series Loyalty Members - don't forget to purchase your fuel, oil & tires.

    It is Graduation Weekend in Katy May 31st through June 2nd!

    Please book your hotel reservation ASAP to guarantee the TPKC rate of $85 while rooms are stil available. Be sure to ask for a room in the "TPKC room block"so the series gets credit for the reservation.

    LaQuinta Inn Suites Brookshire
    LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Brookshire

    721 FM 1489
    Brookshire, TX 77423
    Phone: 1-281-375-8888

    Ask for the $85 TPKC rate! 
    Must book before ASAP for $85 TPKC rate!

    $85 night King (2 persons)
    $85 night Dbl/Dbl (3 persons)
    King Suite upgrade only $10 extra a night!

  • Texas ProKart Challenge Opens Season at Dallas Karting Complex

    A full weekend of racing kicks off the series with a double round event in Caddo Mills, TX.

    S5 Junior Stock MotoA solid 15 drivers made up the S5 Junior Stock Moto field at the opening Weekend of the Texas ProKart Challenge
    (Photo: dreamscaptured.net )
    Caddo Mills, TX  The opening weekend of the Texas ProKart Challenge regional series - presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King ®/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex - was a successful start to the 2013 season. A series combining the categories of the Superkarts! USA and United States Rotax Max Challenge organizations into one premier regional program visited the Dallas Karting Complex on May 3-5 for the opening two rounds of championship chase. Over 100 drivers battled the very young facility, setting up for what will be an exciting year with races planed for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

    "€œThis was a great way to open up the season", stated Texas ProKart Challenge administrator Dave Pauly. €œWe increased our entry numbers well over 40% of what we had at our opening weekend last year, with a number of classes welcome new drivers to the series. Our only issue on the weekend was a few red flag incidents that put us off schedule, so we had to adjust our timeline. That will be remedied for our next event at Gulf Coast Kartways. I can'€™t thank Kevin Adds and Mike Jones enough for their efforts and promotion of our opening rounds, and look forward to four more great events as the season progresses."

    S2 Semi-Pro Stock MotoMiguel Lopez doubled up in the S2 Stock Moto division
    (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
    A number of the racers on hand contested the opening rounds of the SKUSA Pro Tour season, finding success at the SpringNationals. Many of those same racers who secured victories and podium finishes took part in the opening rounds of the Texas ProKart Challenge. Miguel Lopez and Jordon Musser set the tone of the season in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto and the S4 Master Stock Moto. Lopez dominated the 14-driver field in the first round of action to sweep the on-track action and earn maximum points available. SKUSA SpringNationals winner Garrett Boone was second with Ryan Kinnear in third. Cody Freeman found speed overnight and was the top qualifier in the morning. After some shuffling in the opening lap, Zach Herrin began the heat race with the lead but was tracked down by Lopez in just three laps. He would take over the top spot and score the win. Herrin fought back and lead more in the main event, keeping Lopez honest until he retired on lap 13. This gave Lopez a clean run to his second victory of the weekend. Kinnear was the runner-up with Freeman an impressive third. Musser was perfect throughout the weekend as he showed the way in S4 each and every session. Milton Rivera ran second to Musser in both main events as Russell Blink was third on Saturday and Graig Alvarez filled the position on Sunday.

    The largest class of the weekend was the S5 Junior Stock Moto category, welcoming a strong roster of 15 drivers as the class continues to spread across the country. Derek Scott Jr. was the quickest driver in the opening round qualifying session, but it was Patricio O'€™Ward that led the field the remainder of the day. O'€™Ward edged out Scott in both heat races, leading to a flag-to-flag victory in the main event. Scott retired on lap three, allowing Nathan Adds to advance to second with Raul Guzman placing third. Adds picked up the pace Sunday as he swept the day’s action. Securing the pole position in qualifying, Adds led all 10 laps of the heat race. The intensity picked up for the main event, as both Scott and O’Ward challenged the home track driver. A total of six lead changes took place in the 18-lap event, with the victory coming down to a photo finish as Adds edged out Scott by just 0.001 seconds. Guzman was able to slide past O’Ward for the third step of the podium.

    S4 Master Stock MotoS4 Master Stock Moto was dominated by jordan Musser all weekend
    (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
    TaG Cadet is another category gaining ground throughout the United States, thanks in part to the Vortex Mini Rok engine program Superkarts! USA provided for the regional series in 2013. A solid 13 drivers took on the opening rounds of the Texas PKC with Nicholas Brueckner earning the victory both days. Brueckner was the top qualifier for Saturday’s round of action, but was unable to complete a lap in the opening heat race, allowing Emiliano Richards to earn the win. Brueckner came back in heat two, going from last to first in 10 laps to edged out Richards for the win and pole position in the main event. During the 16-lap event, Brueckner was joined by Max Hewitt as they ran nose to tail the entire distance. On the final lap, Hewitt was able to reach the checkered flag first, but officials penalized him one position, giving the victory to Brueckner. Richards ran alone in the third position. Hewitt put Saturday’s action behind him and started out on top in round two qualifying. He backed it up by edging out Brueckner for the win in the heat race. The main event would be Brueckner playing the chess game correctly, as Hewitt led the first 15 laps before Brueckner secured the lead and the victory on the last lap. Hewitt settled for second with Richards moved to third after a penalty was given to Luis Alfonso Perez Pena, dropping him to fourth. Austin Osborne was the top driver in TaG Junior, besting Rodrigo Rejon. Wyatt Maness and Brian LaBarbera split the victories in TaG Senior. Maness swept round one, and was in the process of duplicating that in round two but retired after just two laps. That gave LaBarbera the victory. Paul Jones and Patrick Roth each took home a victory in TaG Master. Jones held off Roth and Jesus Robles on Saturday as Roth edged out Jones and Mike Maness on Sunday.

    The Burger King Rotax Max Challenge program within the Texas ProKart Challenge program welcomed a number of Rotax racers from the region, earning their first punches toward the Rotax Grand Nationals later in the year. Mini Max was the largest class of the group, welcoming 11 drivers. Luis Alfonso Perez Pena appeared to be the driver to beat early on, as he was the top qualifier for round one. He continued his run out front, winning both heat races and was in contention during the main event. Parker Chase and Max Hewitt gave chase the entire time, with Hewitt holding the lead for a few laps. On the final circuit, it was Chase who came through the final few corners with the lead and took the checkered flag for the victory. Pena settled for second with Hewitt third. Sunday was all Nicholas Brueckner, as he scored his third victory of the weekend. Brueckner was top driver in qualifying, the heat race and outran Pena and Chase in the 16-lap main event.

    Rotax DD2Alex Tartaglia and Nathan Mauel split the DD2 victories
    (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
    Rotax Senior saw 10 drivers take on the DKC circuit for two rounds of racing with Chaz Nagel and Logan Bearden the winners on the weekend. Bearden was the quickest driver to begin round one, as he led the field in qualifying and the two heat races. Out to a lead in the main event, Bearden retired after just seven laps. This handed the lead to Alex Tartaglia but on lap 14, Chaz Nagel took over the lead and scored the victory. Tartaglia settled for second with Conner Clay in third. Bearden returned with the same torrid pace, sweeping the day’s action. The shortened main event saw Bearden win by over five seconds ahead of Nagel and Tartaglia.

    Micro Max was another class featuring two different winners. Ethan Arndt was the top driver in the qualifying session, only to see Maxwell Waithman come from third on the grid to win the first heat, repeating the feat in heat two. Waithman appeared to have control of the field until a charging Emiliano Richards charged through the field and take over the lead on lap eight. Richards would lead the remaining laps to secure the victory with Waithman trailing. Hannah Greenmeier would complete the podium. Day two, Waithman was the top driver in every on-track session to earn maximum points. The main event went down to the wire with Richards leading most of the race before Waithman took control and led at the checkered flag. Richards finished second with Arndt in the third position.

    A total of 12 DD2 machines contested the opening rounds of the series, featuring five in DD2 and seven in DD2 Masters. Alex Tartaglia swept the action on Saturday, earning maximum points as he bested multi-time Team USA member Nathan Mauel and CJ Cramm. On Sunday, Cramm was the top qualifier, only to see Tartaglia score the heat race win. The main event however was Mauel’s turn at the point. Tartaglia led the first 13 laps until he retired, handing the lead and victory to Mauel. Cramm finished second with David Edwards in third. In DD2 Masters, the eKartingNews.com US Rotax Driver Rankings number one driver Dan Lubin swept Saturday'€™s action with Lance Lehrman doing the same on Sunday. Darrel Hinshaw and Lehrman completed the podium behind Lubin, while Mike Wherley was the only other entry to finish the main event on Sunday.

    Rotax Mini MaxNicholas Brueckner earned three victories on the weekend, including Mini Max on Sunday
    (Photo:Visit www.DreamsCaptured.net website)
    Two drivers showed the way in the Rotax Junior category with Nathan Adds and Jesse Woodyard standing atop the podium on the weekend. Woodyard was the top qualifier for Saturday's action, but relinquished the top spot to Adds in heat one. They went 1-2 again in heat two, with Adds holding the advantage, matching the results for the main event. Woodyard ran second to Adds with Thomas Beaudoin completing the podium. Adds continued to show the way on Sunday, recording fast lap in qualifying and earning the heat one win. In the main event, Adds would be able to complete just one lap, retiring with a mechanical issue. This left Woodyard with a clean run out front to the checkered flag with Collin Russell second and Beaudoin in third. Rotax Masters completed the weekend with David Pergande and Dean Boyd earning victories.

    The Texas ProKart Challenge would like to thank the following partners for their support toward the 2013 season: 3G Kart Racing, Burger King ®, Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys, Dallas Karting Complex, Chase Racing, Champion Racing/Intrepid Kart Technology, Pole Position/DR Racing Kart, SwedeTech Racing Engines, J&T Racing, BIG Insurance Group, and Enertech Resources. The next two rounds of the Texas ProKart Challenge will take the teams and drivers to the Gulf Coast Kartways in Katy, Texas on May 31-June 2. Visit www.texasprokartchallenge.com and "€˜Like" them at Facebook.com/texaspkc to keep track on the updates for rounds three and four.

    About Texas ProKart Challenge:

    The Texas ProKart Challenge, presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King ®/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex, brings Superkarts! USA and United States Rotax Max Challenge racing to the southeast area of the country. For 2013, the series will include five double-race weekends - three in Texas, one in Oklahoma, and the final in New Orleans. The TPKC will include 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 Burger King ® Rotax Max Challenge series, providing racers with the punches necessary to qualify for the U.S. Rotax Grand Nationals and the Pan American Challenge.

  • Live Timing, Commentary & Chat From DKC

    The  opening rounds of the Texas ProKart Challenge Series race at Dallas Karting Complex will be have live timing, scoring, commentary & chat.

    See the Live Timing page to follow the action in Texas!

  • Complimentary Primo's Tex-Max Grille Dinner Friday Night

    Sodi Kart GoRotax Maxspeed logosAttention Texas ProKart Challenge Racers, Crew and Spectators!

    TPKC is pleased to announce Sodi Kart USA and MaxSpeed/GoRotax will be sponsoring a complimentary dinner following Friday’s final practice session.  Racers, crew and spectators will enjoy catered Texmex from Primos! 

    The Team Endurance Race will follow dinner and other family friendly activities will be going on well into the evening.

    Primos Tex-Mex Grille logo

    TPKC is very pleased with the outstanding support we’re receiving from all of our sponsors.  A special thanks goes out to Sodi Kart USA and MaxSpeed/GoRotax for hosting the dinner. 

    We would also like to thank Kevin Ads, Mike Jones and the entire DKC staff for their tremendous support of our 2013 series opener!