Here is the preliminary schedule for Rounds 7 and 8 of the 2015 Texas ProKart Challenge Series at Oklahoma Motorsports Complex, October 2nd - 4th, 2015
Thursday October 1st
Friday October 2nd
Saturday October 3rd
KATY, TX (July 16, 2015) – Another step in the championship chases of the 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series - presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West - was completed over the July 10-12 weekend with Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge Rotax Max Challenge competitors taking part at the Dallas Karting Complex facility in Caddo Mills, Texas. The strong regional traveling program hosted another talented field of drivers, completing the fifth and sixth rounds of the championship schedule to further define those who will have the opportunity to claim the 2015 series titles in October.
The Champion Racing S1/S2 Stock Moto category welcomed new faces to the front of the field. Miguel Lopez made his 2015 series debut, earning fast time in the Saturday qualifying session. Lopez’s time at the front was short-lived, with Senior rookie Trenton Estep taking over the top spot and winning his first heat race. From the pole position, Estep led all 14 laps to secure his first feature victory. Nathan Adds ran runner-up with Jake French climbing up from last to third after issues in the heat race. Chris Jennings and Austin Wilkins completed the top-five. French came back to lead the field in qualifying on Sunday for his third fast time honor of the season. Estep, who started second, edged out the elder French for the opening heat win. French returned the favor in Heat #2, besting Estep in the second eight lap event. Adds joined the fight at the front during the Final, leading the majority of the 14-lap race. On the final circuit, Estep stole the top spot and reached the checkered flag first for his second victory of the weekend. Adds held off French for the runner-up, with Wilkins and Jennings once again in the top-five.
Championship contenders Connor Ford and Thomas Beaudoin split the victories in the Motorsports Development Group Rotax Senior division. Ford set the pace to begin Saturday’s round of action, posting fast lap in qualifying and winning the heat race. At the halfway point of the main event, Ford retired with a mechanical issue. That handed the lead and the victory to Beaudoin for his second of the season. Brett Mitchell and Gabe Bargas completed the podium with Jose Ruiz and Rett Thomas running fourth and fifth. Ford rebounded on Sunday to sweep the day, leading from qualifying, through the two heat races and the feature. Ford drove to a four-second advantage over Beaudoin in the main event, with Bargas once again in third. Mitchell ran to fourth with Thomas in fifth.
Jake French takes overthe S1/S2 championship lead with victory in Round Four