Miguel Lopez 2015 S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto class championRaul Guzman 2015 S5 Junior Stock Moto class championJak Crawford 2015 TaG Cadet class championRiley Dickinson 2014 Rotax Mini Max class championLanceLehrman 2014 Rotax DD2 Masters class championLuke Waller 2014 taG Senior class champion

IAME Mini Swift 60

The IAME Mini Swift is now the spec engine for the TaG Cadet category in the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge competition - FREE TRADE IN PROGRAM/ $995 ENGINES AVAILABLE!

With the successful introduction of the New IAME Mini Swift TaG Cadet engine with over 40 entries at the recent California ProKart Challenge event, the Texas ProKart Challenge is pleased to announce an incredible trade-in program to make sure that the new focus does not have a negative financial effect on our core group of customers. The Mini Swift, which is a 60cc air-cooled engine that utilizes a centrifugal dry clutch with an electric starter and a Tillotson carburetor, is now the future of SKUSA TaG Cadet racing.

To make this transition seamless and to remove any financial outlay, Superkarts! USA and the Texas ProKart Challenge will be offering two levels of product acquisition to its core racing families. First off, TPKC is offering a special direct trade-in program for the TPKC competitors who competed in either all three SKUSA Pro Tour or all of the Texas ProKart Challenge events in 2014. These preferred customers will have the option of turning-in their fully-operational Mini Rok engines for a free IAME Mini Swift. Should they have two Mini Rok engines, they are eligible to receive two free IAME power plants. If these core racers wish to keep their Mini Rok engines, they will be first in line to take part in the second level of the program, which will have engines to be sold at $995 each. Additionally, any family that commits to running the entire 2015 Texas ProKart Challenge will have the opportunity to purchase a Mini Swift at the $995 price point. These will be available at one per customer. Throughout the remainder of the 2015 season, a complete IAME Mini Swift package will then be available for $1495 to help launch the new program. In addition, for drivers wishing to run only the Pro Tour and/or the SuperNationals with a rental program, a number of IAME dealers will have Mini Swift rental programs available.

If you are interested in participating in this fantastic program, please contact either Dave Pauly at dpauly@texasprokartchallenge.com or IAME USA West directly at , so that the trade can be set-up with their local IAME dealer.

The clock is ticking toward the Texas ProKart Challenge season opener, April 10th – 12th, at Gulf Coast Kartway in Katy, TX, so don’t delay! -

The following informational update regarding clutches –  affects the TaG Junior, TaG Senior and TaG Master classes only.

A number of questions have arisen regarding the clutch configurations on the X30 engines. Here is updated information.

  • Original X30 engines came with a pull-type clutch with a drum with holes in it.
  • A second generation push-type clutch has been supplied since late 2013. This clutch is also the replacement for original MY09 clutches when used with starter gear PN: X30125831.
  • A new generation drum assembly with no holes and an optional O-ring and shorter bearing utilizing the same push-type clutch is now available. This drum is also a replacement for MY09 clutch drums.

These changes minimize the chance of chain lubrication contaminating the friction surfaces, which could result in a penalty. We encourage the use of the latest drum and O-ring/bearing combination for this reason.

We have been reviewing our fuel policy for some time, and we appreciate the input many of you have given us. We have discussed this issue with numerous racers, engine builders and kart teams across the country, and appreciate everyone's candor and input. As a result of that input, we have decided to implement the following changes to our 2015 Spec Fuel program, effective immediately:

  • Drivers in the Stock Honda classes may now choose either VP MS98 or VP C12 as the spec fuel for their use at SKUSA events
  • All other classes will continue to use VP MS98 as the exclusive spec fuel at SKUSA events
  • Motul 2T Grand Prix will continue to be the spec oil for SKUSA events.

Additionally, as a test for the next two California Regional PKC events (Willow Springs and Buttonwillow), SKUSA/PKC will not be selling/providing any fuel. SKUSA/PKC will continue to sell/provide the Motul spec oil in 1 liter bottles for purchase at all events (as well as welcome racers to bring their own, as long as it is spec).

We hope that these program adjustments will be a welcome and successful transition for our racers as well as the kart shops and teams that support our program – especially as fuel is available thru most of these organizations. We also encourage racers to begin making arrangements now to acquire the necessary fuel for their next PKC-CA event.

One very important fuel restriction here will be:

Only sealed 5-gallon cans of fuel will be allowed to be brought into each PKC event described above. DUE TO LOCAL FIRE ORDINANCES and insurance restrictions, no 55-gallon drums will be allowed to be brought in.

Other SKUSA Regions may elect to continue to provide fuel at their events, so please consult their posted rules or inquire prior to those events.

SKUSA will continue to be the exclusive supplier of the fuel at the 2015 Pro Tour and SuperNationals events, and no fuel will be allowed to be brought into these events by the competitors or outside sources.

TPKC @ Gulf Coast Karters in 2014

Official SKUSA regional program and US Rotax Max Challenge program will offer four weekend events for 2015!

The Texas ProKart - Burger King® Rotax Max Challenge, presented by 3G Kart Racing/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex/Chase Racing, hosted four solid events in 2014 with a 19% increase in Kart Count over the 2013. The Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge regional series is now gearing up for another successful year, officially announcing their 2015 schedule. The four-weekend, eight-race championship will take our racers to two Nationally recognized karting circuits, along with the two most prominent Texas circuits to fill out the forth year of the series.

In an effort to minimize travel for our competitors, our 2014 Series Champions will be recognized at an awards dinner to be held Friday Evening April 10th

Rounds 1 & 2 will kick off the year, as the Texas ProKart - Burger King® Rotax Max Challenge program opens up 2015 at Gulf Coast Kartway in Houston on April 10 - 12, in Katy, Texas. Rounds 3 & 4 will see the return of day time racing at North Texas Kartway in Denton, Texas on June 12 -14th. The series returns to Dallas Karting Complex the weekend of July 10 - 12th and finishes up at the famed Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in Norman, Oklahoma October 2 - 4th.

2014 Awards Dinner - April 10th: Katy, TX

  • Race One and Two - April 10 - 12: Gulf Coast Kartway, Katy Texas
  • Race Three and Four - June 12 - 14: North Texas Kartway, Denton Texas
  • Race Five and Six - July 10 - 12: Dallas Karting Complex, Caddo Mills, Texas
  • Race Seven and Eight - Oct 2 - 4: Oklahoma Motorsports Complex, Norman, Oklahoma

More Details on the 2015 series will follow shortly with Registration going live March 1st!

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Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge regional program ends 2014 in Katy, Texas

Katy, TX October 9, 2014 – The 2014 season came to a close for the Texas ProKart Challenge as the series hosted the finale weekend on October 3-5 at the Gulf Coast Kartway. The series - presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys - traveled to the Katy, Texas facility to close out the eight-race championship program with the final two rounds. Drivers of the Burger King® Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA regional series decided this year's champions and who gets part of the $40,000 prize package for 2014. The weekend in Katy saw a number of round sweeps, along with a few first-time winners on the year.

Read more: Texas ProKart Challenge Closes Season at Gulf Coast Kartway

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