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Aug 29

2016 SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

posted by Mark Coats on Aug 29, 2015

The 2016 sponsor packages will be available in the next 30 days.
If you would like to get involved with the United States Pro Karting Series, please get ahold of Mark @ mcoats.uspks@gmail.com.
Naturally our current sponsors have the first priority of renewing their support. We thank all of our sponsoring shops and engine builders for their support. Without you we could not give back to the racers like we do.

Aug 29

NCMP WRAPUP - CHAMPIONS BANQUET

posted by Mark Coats on Aug 29, 2015

Thank you to all of our racers, shops and engine builders for making the 3rd season of the USPKS another successful year. Without you & the entire USPKS Staff this would not have been possible.
The 2015 Champions Banquet was help at the Racers Grill. The USPKS picked up the tab for the chicken dinner prepared & served by the Racers Grill Staff. All total we gave out over $50,000.00 in merchandise & awards.
PLEASE, fill out all necessary forms and certificates and get them turned in by the deadlines. It is your responsibility to get everything turned in on time. Once the certificates expire, they cannot be used.
The CHAMPIONS RINGS have all been turned in and ordered. The suit forms and jackets need turned in ASAP, so they can be ordered.
Thank you again to all who supported the United States Pro Karting Series. We are in the process of updating the schedule, since other series can't seam to stay off of our dates. We respect & appreciate you the racers, the shops and engine builders. We realize you cannot race 3 to 5 weekends in a row, so as I said before, for the betterment of the sport, we will do what's best and adjust our schedule.
Have a safe and happy off season.

Jul 29

SCHEDULE REVISIONS

posted by Mark Coats on Jul 29, 2015

We as a series are always trying to do what is best for the sport of karting. When we released our 2016 schedule on July 7, 2015, we were unaware that another series had already secured a date in July.
I was attempting to spread our dates out, so its not such a financial burden on our racers and our shops. Scheduling dates on top of each other and around each other are not good for anyone. Everyone looses when series do not cooperate. The tracks, shops, engine builders, racers & yes the series looses. This is why I am redoing our schedule, its for the betterment of out sport. Hopefully the other series will follow.

The revised 2016 USPKS schedule is as follows:
February 26-28, 2016 - TBA - Florida
June 17-19, 2016 - US Air Raceway - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 8-10, 2016 - MRP - North Liberty, Indiana
September 2-4, 2016 - NCMP - New Castle, Indiana

The tracks are determined off of our surveys.
Thank you for your understanding & cooperation.
Mark

Jul 07

2016 Schedule & Class Structure

posted by Mark Coats on Jul 07, 2015

We are pleased to announce the 2016 United States Pro Karting Series Class Structure & Schedule. The only track that has been finalized is Shawano Wisconsin. Our opening race will be in Florida in February and the track will be announced once our racers fill out the track survey & we crunch the information. As far as engines and class structure, our racers have spoken and we have listened. We have worked closely with VORTEX & IAME to bring you the engine packages and classes that you have ask for.

2016 USPKS Schedule
February 26-28, 2016 ??, Florida
June 17-19, 2016 - US Air Raceway - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 8-10, 2016 - MRP - North Liberty, Indiana
September 2-4, 2016 - NCMP - New Castle, Indiana

2016 USPKS Class Structure
Yamaha 100 Cadet
Yamaha 100 Junior
Yamaha 100 Senior
Micro-ROK
Mini-ROK
IAME Junior - TBA
IAME Senior - TBA
VORTEX Direct Drive Senior PRO - 18 & up ** Rules & Engine to be announced after MRP.

The Vortex Direct Drive class will be the Premier Class in the USPKS to run 4 Events with 1 "WINNER" per Event. This new format will be exciting for our racers. As a series, we feel it is important to listen to our customers and to work closely with our shops & sponsors to bring the best package to our racers.

Jun 25

ROUGH DRIVING & LACK OF RESPECT

posted by Mark Coats on Jun 25, 2015

The rough driving and the lack of respect by the racers appear to be an epidemic in all
forms of karting.
The big question is how do we stop it?
In my opinion there are several factors contributing to the problem.
To me the parents, tuners & driving coaches need to stop telling their drivers to get to the
front regardless what it takes. This is dangerous and as we saw this past weekend. There
were 5 red flags and that is 5 to many. There were 4 alone in the sportsman classes!!
As a series we want to let you race, but apparently the drivers feel that they have a 75%
chance of getting away with aggressive driving and just running over the kart in front of
them. Ladies & Gentlemen this type of racing HAS TO STOP & I MEAN NOW. Thank God
that Luca & Preston were not seriously hurt.
As a series it is my "Team’s" responsibility to provide a fair & safe racing environment. We
do not drive the go-karts & we do not coach the drivers. We want you to have a fun
experience with both of our series.
As far as the fairness goes, we are doing more tech than all of the other karting series in the
USA. We have stepped our game up with more qualified tech officials & have invested in
more equipment for teching tires, engines and fuel. If you have not noticed, we have
streamlined our registration system as well.
The next issue is safety. None of my officials take this lightly; it's our number one concern.
Starting at the next event at MRP, we will be implementing a video system recording all of
the starts. We will have more of our "TEAM’S EYES" watching the races. If you take
someone out on the start, guess what, you will finish behind them. All penalties will be made
public. This will be done by a ticket at the scales and announced over the PA. Hopefully we
do not need a penalty box like they have in hockey. I personally will watch every race along
with the RD and series director Rick Fulks.
There is no excuse for people having their karts totaled on the race track. NONE!
Our "TEAM" will be meeting before the next events and will have the new penalty
procedures in writing for everyone. We do take this seriously. We will get this under control.
If we have to send drivers home, so be it.
I hope that the drivers, parents, coaches, team owners & kart shops talk this over and
realize that I will put a stop to this. There are a lot of guys who race clean and we are not
pointing fingers at you.
For 2016 the "PRO CLASS" will be by invitation only and or a licensing system. If you want
to run the new "DVS" Pro class in 2016 and want to get your license, I suggest you start
driving like a Pro.
Please share this with everyone you race with.
Mark Coats
CEO USPKS, Inc.
CEO Route 66 Sprint Series, Inc.

Apr 16

NEW CONTACT INFORMATION

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.