Event Countdown

June 19–21

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US Air Motorsport Raceway Shawano, WI
May 10

Shawano Workers Needed

posted by Mark Coats on May 10, 2015

We are looking for responsible individuals over 16 to sell pit passes at the Shawano Event. This is a paid position. Please contact Mark Coats @ mcoats.uspks@gmail.com or call 217-652-6275.

May 10

AMB Transponders

posted by Mark Coats on May 10, 2015

Just a reminder that we only have a limited number of transponders to rent, 24 to be exact. The track at Shawano does not have any to rent.
Starting at Shawano we will have new AMB Transponders for sale with the bracket and charger for $350.00. To guarantee that you get one, we are putting them on our registration program. You can purchase them on line and we will have them at Shawano for you.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

May 10

Shawano - Trailer Parking

posted by Mark Coats on May 10, 2015

Attention Everyone - For trailer parking, you must fill out the reserved trailer parking form that is available under downloads to the right. This INCLUDES SPONSORS. Please do this ASAP, the last minute rush takes up way to much time. Please get your forms turned in by May 31.
The other change is, you will be charged as you park. This eliminates tracking everyone down once the event starts.
All big rigs must be ready to park Thursday morning. Please understand the pits are very tight and we can't hold front spots if you are not arriving until Friday.
We have had several ask if they can leave there trailers for the USPKS race from those attending the Route 66 Sprint Series race. We will work with you if you request it early and fill out the forms for both events.
Thank you for your understanding.

May 10

Shawano - Hotels

posted by Mark Coats on May 10, 2015

Just a reminder that the room blocks our normally released 30 days prior to the events. People are still telling me there are no rooms in Shawano.
If you do not ask for the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) room blocks, there are no rooms. I have the town blocked for our racers. The hotel clerks cannot read your minds. Remember ask for the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) room blocks. I suggest you do this ASAP.

May 07

ROK CUP USA Announces Long Term Agreement with United States Pro Kart Series

posted by Mark Coats on May 07, 2015

The ROK Cup USA and United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) are announcing a long-term agreement. This new partnership offers all entrants of the ROK Junior and ROK Senior classes the opportunity to use ROK Vortex engines at the USPKS starting at the next round in June at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Each part of this new venture is excited for this agreement and look forward to being able to provide a program that enhances the customer racing experience.

For the next three events for the 2015 USPKS racing schedule, the ROK Junior and ROK Senior classes will have the opportunity to compete using the ROK Vortex engine. Vortex engines are known for their consistency and quality, resulting in a competitive and safe racing atmosphere. The two categories will be contested separate from any of the original seven USPKS classes already competing, and they both will be featured on Friday and Saturday of each race weekend utilizing a unique format.

The all-included racing package, for only $ 4,900, is available for purchase from your local USPKS dealer, which includes a brand new Vortex engine (valued at $3,300), six sets of MG racing tires (valued at $1,320) and registration for the next three USPKS racing events (valued at $1,050). The total retail value for this unique all-inclusive package is $5,670 and offers each driver the chance to save over $770. Starting Thursday afternoon of each event, registered drivers will be also given the option to rent any Vortex engine from a Vortex dealer at $700 for the entire weekend.

Even more exciting is the opportunity for each driver to win cash and prizes. For each of the three events, the driver who earns the highest total in weekend combined points for each of the Junior ROK and Senior ROK categories, a cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded. Additionally the second place finishers will receive $500 and the third place finishers will be awarded $250 in cash. A total of $ 10,500 in cash will be paid out during the three weekends of competition

Drivers in the ROK Senior, ROK Junior and the already Mini ROK 60 Cadet category are competing to win a trip to Italy for the ROK Cup International Finals. The overall champions each receive a trip that includes the use of a brand new 2015 Tony Kart, a new Vortex engine, kart stand, tent fees, race registration, one set of tires, racing fuel and oil, along with a four-night hotel stay for the driver.


The ROK program is an engine made by an exclusive karting manufacturer Vortex, understands the importance of close tolerances and equality between products. Vortex has spent huge amount of resources to ensure that all engines are made to perform as close as possible. Vortex also manufacturers most components in-house and whatever it does not produce, it owns the tooling. Therefore, their commitment to the drivers is that their engines will remain unchanged for the next 10 years, just like the Mini ROK has not changed in the past 10 years.

Fit for a champion, this is an opportunity that a driver does not want to miss out on. A sign of great things to come, stay tuned during the 2015 season and the excitement to follow each event.

For more information about ROK CUP USA, please visit www.ROKCupUSA.com or call 407.575.6435.

Apr 28


posted by Mark Coats on Apr 28, 2015

I would like to thank everyone who attended the opening round of the USPKS Event. We had record entries and parking was tight, but with everyone's cooperation we made got thru the weekend and I just wanted to say thank you to all. This includes the racers, their families, sponsors, the track staff & management & the USPKS staff.
We are now focusing on Event #2 at Shawano Wisconsin in June. Hopefully we will see you there.
Thank you again,

Apr 16


posted by Mark Coats on Apr 16, 2015

If you have registration questions about the USPKS, please contact the following:
Registration & Scoring - Dan & Julie Green - dan.uspks@gmail.com
Technical - Rick Jump - jumpracing@yahoo.com
General Questions - Rick Fulks - rfrf1@comcast.net
General Questions - Mark Coats - mcoats.uspks@gmail.com
If you emailed any older email addresses and were ignored, we apologize.

Mar 24


posted by Mark Coats on Mar 24, 2015

THE MRP event sponsorship is still available.
The Event & Cookout sponsors are on the front of the Event T-Shirts that all drivers receive free. Drivers where these shirts at a lot of events. Great exposure for you and the series.

Oct 10


posted by Mark Coats on Oct 10, 2014

The last two seasons has seen the United States Pro Kart Series become the top summer series in the eastern half of the country. Welcoming drivers from all over the country, continuing its focus on more track time and more fun, the 2014 season was a huge success for the series. Planning continues for 2015, as the schedule for the third season is confirmed, setting up another four-event championship at some of the top circuits in the country.

“This past season was a big success, with the numbers growing compared to our inaugural season in 2013,” commented USPKS series owner Mark Coats. “We welcomed a number of new racers to the series, and crowned eight class champions for 2014 at the New Castle event. Next year is going to be another big step, as we want to make attending a United States Pro Kart Series an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Helping to make that a success is selecting four outstanding race tracks for 2015.”

The third season will begin as the previous two did, hosting the opening rounds of 2015 at the GoPro Motorplex. The North Carolina facility hosted its first national event in 2013, welcoming the inaugural USPKS event. A duplicate of the Kartdromo Parma in Italy, the 7/10-mile course provides a challenge at every turn. The new circuit to the USPKS program is another demanding course, the US AIR Motorsports Park. Formerly known as the ‘USA International Raceway’, the northern Wisconsin facility opened in 2004 and hosted a number of major karting events over the past decade. The 1.1-mile course is a roller coaster for karts, with multiple elevation changes.

The final two events of the season will keep the series in the state of Indiana. Stop three is a return to the Michiana Raceway Park. Located just outside the South Bend area, it is the second straight year the tough 7/10-mile course is part of the USPKS program. The New Castle Motorsports Park is scheduled to host the series finale for a second straight year. At 1-mile long, the course puts the drivers to the test, and allows the engines to stretch their legs with the two long straights.

2015 United States Pro Kart Series Schedule
April 24-26: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina
June 19-21: US AIR Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 31-August 2: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana
August 21-23: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

The Route 66 Sprint Series, the leading Midwest regional program, is also promoted by Mark Coats and welcomed a historic 2014 season. Record numbers throughout the year was seen in all categories, as the program will host a similar schedule for 2015. A five event, 10-round series is scheduled for the upcoming year, visiting five of the top facilities in the area.

2015 Route 66 Sprint Series
April 10-12: Mid-State Raceway - Springfield, Illinois
June 12-14: US AIR Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 17-19: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana
August 14-16: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana
September 11-13: Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park - Dousman, Wisconsin

Before the 2015 season planning can begin, the Route 66 Sprint Series will honor the champions and top performers of 2014. The season-end awards ceremony will take place October 11 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. There will be thousands of dollars in awards and prizes will be given away during the evening. Two Merlin chassis, one Tony Kart chassis, IAME Leopard, two Komet, three Yamaha and a Briggs LO206 engine will be part of the raffles. L&T Clutches, Sniper alignment gauges, Prisma tire gauges, six Leopard and KPV rebuild kits, AMB transponders, five $100 Comet Kart Sales gift certificates, over 60 boxes of chain, three KartLift stands and a KartWinch, eight Douglas Wheel & Tires rims, Beta Tools, over $10,000 in MG Tires and much more. A limited number of walkup tickets are available at the door for those that have not registered to attend, just email info@route66kartracing.com.