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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 texasprokartchallenge.com 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.

cade mckee omcCade McKee took the top step of the podium for the first time in Rotax Junior (Photo: TPKC)Maxwell Waithman extended his win streak to three while Cade McKee became a first time series winner in the Texas Barge sponsored Rotax Junior. Waithman went perfect Saturday, leading all on-track sessions en route to a 2.3-second victory. McKee drove to second with Brandin Warwas joining them on the podium. Marcelo Garcia and Maxwell Stephens finished the top-five. The wet weather changed the order out front with Garcia holding the advantage after qualifying. McKee fought forward to take the win in the Prefinal and remained out-front to claim his first series victory. Warwas was second with Cash Tiner in third. Waithman was one spot off the podium with Kaden Grey in fifth. Matt Stretch added a third victory in the X30 Junior division. Stretch won the Saturday main event over Taylor Zander and Preston Perlmutter. Sunday, Zander took control to bet out Cooper Heffley and Perlmutter.

Brett Mitchell nearly had a sweep on the weekend in Rotax Senior, presented by Dallas Karting Complex. Leading from qualifying to the last checkered flag on Saturday, Mitchell took his second victory of the season by nearly six seconds ahead of Thomas Beaudoin with Marcellus Dukes finished third. Brett had things in control once again on Sunday in the wet, leading qualifying and winning the heat race. Mitchell was leading in the Final until the halfway point when he went off-track, and dropped to the tail of the race group. This allowed Dukes to take over the lead and score his first series nathan adds omcNathan Adds added a second victory on the year in X30 Senior (Photo: TPKC)victory. Miguel Mier drove to second with Mitchell up to third. The X30 Senior field battled close once again over the two days with Lane Vacala taking home his first win of the year and Nathan Adds recording a second of 2016. Vacala was able to hold off a charging Nick Martin and Adds on Saturday after top qualifier and heat race winner Max Hewitt retired early. Hewitt was quickest early on Sunday, only to see Adds take the lead and the victory with James Russell slipping up to second. David Scherotter ran uncontested in the X30 Master category.

Both Noah Baker and Juan Pablo Cepeda earned their second victory of the season in the Nuclear Imaging Services-sponsored IAME Micro Swift class over the weekend. Baker emerged as the winner on Saturday after battling with Cepeda throughout the day. The fight continued until the final few feet on the final lap of the main event, as Baker edged out Cepeda by 11 thousandths of a second. Miles Preston Hewitt won the battle for third. Sunday was all Cepeda from qualifying to the final checkered flag, earning a 16-second victory over Baker with Hewitt once again in third.

A new award will be handed out each weekend at the Texas ProKart Challenge called the ‘HI-5’. The series officials and staff on-hand are watching for great sportsmanship - on and off the track - exciting passes, awesome finishes, fast laps or something exemplary that is worthy of a ‘high-five’. The inaugural recipient of the ‘HI-5’ award went to Noah Baker for his maneuvers in the Micro Swift main event victory on Saturday.

The Texas PKC resumes in just a few weeks as the programs travels back to the Lone Star State to Katy, Texas and the Gulf Coast Kartways on July 8-10 with special events set to join the program over the weekend. Registration is open at the series website texasprokartchallenge.com and be sure to find Texas ProKart Challenge on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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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.

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