Created on Friday, 13 December 2013 15:42
Second year of Superkarts! USA and United States Rotax Max Challenge regional program sees great numbers and even better racing
S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto champion Ryan Kinnear (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
KATY, TX (December 13, 2013) – The Texas ProKart Challenge – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys/Dallas Karting Complex – ended its sophomore season the weekend of October 4-6 with the final two rounds contested in New Orleans at the astonishing NOLA Motorsports Park. The 2013 season saw impressive growth from their inaugural season in 2012. US Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA racers filled the paddock at the some of the best karting circuits the southern portion of the country as to offer for a challenging 10-race championship chase that spanned five months of the calendar. Hosting great racing and an even better time by racers and their families that attended, the Texas PKC awarded more than $27,000 throughout the season in awards and prizes.
The highlight prize of the season went to each champion. In nine classes that reached the qualifying entry numbers throughout the season, the Texas ProKart Challenge awarded the championship driver with a free entry to the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVII or the United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals, dependant on their class. Those in the SKUSA divisions will also earn a guaranteed starting spot on SuperSunday in Las Vegas this past November. With all the prizes, awards and prestige on the line, the racers of the Texas ProKart Challenge stepped up throughout the year to provide some of the best racing in North America.
S4 Master Stock Moto champion Chris Jennings
(Photo: dreamscaptured.net)Scotsman turned Texan Ryan Kinnear claimed the class championship in the Pole Position/DR Kart S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto division. Kinnear was always near the front throughout the 10 race season. After two podium finishes at the opening two rounds, Kinear scored his first win of the year in Katy at round three. Back-to-back wins at in Denton and Oklahoma along with a four more podium finishes, Kinnear locked up the S2 championship. Garrett Boone showcased his consistency throughout 2013 en route to the runner-up position in the point chase. Boone and Kinnear split weekends at Gulf Coast Karters in June and again at Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in August. During both weekends, the days that Boone was not the victor he ran a close second to Kinnear each time. Racing out of Tyler, Texas, Miguel Lopez secured third place on the championship podium. Lopez kicked 2013 off with a weekend as hot as a Texas summer at rounds one and two in Dallas. Lopez scored a perfect score on Saturday and came back to win the main event the following day. Lopez returned to the top step of the podium in late June at North Texas Karters and once again at the season finale in New Orleans.