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Apr 28

IAME USA EAST - GOPRO MOTORPLEX EVENT, UNDER THE LIGHTS?

posted by Mark Coats on Apr 28, 2016

We would like to your opinion on the July IAME USA East Event at the GoPro Motorplex.
If we can work out the details with the track and the city, would you be interested in practicing Thursday Afternoon and having the cookout Thursday evening and racing Friday & Saturday afternoon late then end under the lights? Go home Sunday.
Please let me know your thoughts at:
mcoats.uspks@gmail.com

Apr 26

NEW STATE OF THE ART FUEL TESTER - ROUTE 66 & USPKS

posted by Mark Coats on Apr 26, 2016

The Route 66 Sprint Series debuted the new State of the Art Fuel Tester this past weekend at NCMP. We used this weekend as a learning/testing weekend. The racers have asked for a fare & level playing field and we have stepped up our game. The old testing methods are now obsolete.
By the end of the weekend, we knew who bought fuel from the Series Fuel Supplier, who ran other brands of fuel, who bought fuel at their local gas station, who ran the FWT and who runs at the Badger Kart Club.
FYI - If you have run other series that uses other brands of fuel & oil, you might have contaminated the fuel tank on your kart, same with your fuel jug. When we ran SKUSA and our series, we had a separate fuel jug and fuel tank to be 100% positive that we we're legal.
This is your responsibility as a competitor to make sure that you are legal.

At the first USPKS Event in May, we will also be debuting a new State of the Art tire tester.

We are doing everything possible to level the playing field. If you have any question, please email the Series Tech Director.

Apr 13

FIKSE WHEELS UNITED STATES PRO KART SERIES PRIZE PACKAGE CONFIRMED FOR 2016 SEASON

posted by Mark Coats on Apr 13, 2016

The Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is scheduled to begin on May 13-15 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Series officials are putting together the final pieces for another successful year following a 2015 season that included another increase in participation. The fourth season of the USPKS is set to be better and bigger, including another stellar prize package that is reaching the $100,000 for 2016.

Cold hard cash has always been part of the prize package at the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series. Once again, the two headline Pro categories of the USPKS will race for a money purse each weekend. The IAME 125 Pro will battle for a $3,000 weekend purse, with the winner each day awarded $1,000 and second earning $500. Third place each day receives a new set of MG Tires. Should one driver win both main events in a single weekend, IAME USA East will award an additional $500. The Yamaha 100 Pro division has $1,500 toward the total points for the entire race weekend. That driver who earns the most points between the two rounds earns $1,000 with second place in points taking home $500. Third place will also receive a set of new MG Tires.

The Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series recognizes the top-five drivers in all eight categories, with each driver receiving a championship position trophy, a new set of MG Tires, and gift certificates that total $18,000. All eight championship drivers receive a customized ring and suit to commemorate their accomplishment for the 2016 season, while the eight vice-champions are awarded a special MG Tires jacket.

The champion in the IAME 125 Pro division also receives an all-expense paid trip to the Granja Viana 500 in Brazil courtesy of WR Motorsports. The annual 500-mile endurance event attracts the biggest names in motorsports from native Brazil and around the world. One air ticket round trip, transportation, four hotel nights, race entry, and part of the WR Motorsports team with everything included for the December event estimated at around $6,000.

Adding to the prizes shelled out during the year-end prize ceremony on September 11 is IAME USA East. Each of the four IAME class champions will receive a FREE IAME engine, with the Pro and Junior gifted a X30 powerplant and the Cadet and Rookie title winners handed a Swift engine, total nearing the $10,000 mark.

Each weekend, DeepSeat is providing $100 to the Hard Charger Award in the IAME 125 Pro division to the driver who advances the most positions in the main event each race day. At the season banquet, KartLift is also raffling off a customized pit box, one of the most sought-after prizes at the ceremony. Over $7,500 worth of gas grills courtesy of Weber, Napoleon, the Big Green Egg and Marx Fireplaces & Lighting. Additional certificates from Precision Karting Technologies, L&T Clutches, gas stations, along with sets of MG Tires and USPKS Event T-Shirts will be raffled and given away throughout the four weekends.

The prize package for the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series could not be possible without the many supporters and class sponsors:

IAME 125 Pro - Franklin Motorsports
IAME X30 Junior - Innovative Performance
IAME Swift Cadet - Allison Racing Engines
IAME Swift Rookie - Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development
Yamaha Pro - Comet Kart Sales
Yamaha Junior - Woltjer Racing Engines
Yamaha Cadet - Switch Racing Engines
Yamaha Rookie - QPS Employment Group

May 13-15: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana
Event Sponsor: Top Kart USA
Cookout Supporters: Benik Kart, L&T Clutches

June 17-19: US Air Motorsports Raceway - Shawano, Wisconsin
Event Sponsor: Praga North America
Cookout Supporters: KartLift, Red Line Synthetics

July 8-10: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina
Event Sponsor: IAME USA East
Cookout Supporter: Alfano

September 9-11: Pittsburgh International Race Complex - Wampum, Pennsylvania
Event Sponsor: Checkered Motorsports
Cookout Supporter: COMPKART

Registration remains open for the first event of 2016 at the New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana on May 13-15 - sponsored by Top Kart USA - by visiting the Registration section.

Apr 02

ATTENTION ENGINE BUILDERS & RACERS

posted by Mark Coats on Apr 02, 2016

The USPKS & Route 66 Series will be pumping down engines in tech for the first few races to gather data to determine what is an acceptable leak down. At this point we have not come up with acceptable numbers but we can assure all competitors that zero is totally un-acceptable.

Mar 14

FIKSE WHEELS NAMED TITLE SPONSOR FOR UNITED STATES PRO KART SERIES

posted by Mark Coats on Mar 14, 2016

The United States Pro Kart Series is preparing for the fourth season of competition after experiencing growth in each of the previous three seasons. Another four-event championship schedule at four distinct and popular North America karting circuits from the months of May to September. MG Tires is once again showing its support of the USPKS program, which is also welcoming an additional title sponsor in Fikse Wheels.



“It is very exciting to have Fikse Wheels on board with us for the 2016 season,” stated United States Pro Kart Series promoter Mark Coats. “The past three seasons have been memorable with the kind of growth, cooperation and great racing produced at the 12 events we have hosted. Moving forward, the addition of Fikse Wheels takes the USPKS to the next level. Their support helps to bring more attention outside the sport of karting to the USPKS and karting in general, while also exposing their products to a new market of potential customers. The support of MG Tires and Fikse Wheels will be seen throughout the events in 2016.”



Fikse Wheels is a North American company focused on designing, engineering and manufacturing wheels from its Langley, British Columbia headquarters. Fikse provides an unmatched advantage on the track, supplying teams in IMSA, World Challenge, the FIA Sports Car Series, and others around the world. Fikse Wheels offer a wide variety of street car products, featuring lightweight components, superior strength and stiffness, combined with ease of serviceability to make them the choice of champions and enthusiasts alike.



“Motorsports is our passion and our business, and there is no better grassroots level like karting,” stated Fikse Wheels President Daryle Redlin. “Fikse has a number of partners throughout the motorsports ladder system, and we know a number of current and future karters could find themselves racing sportscars or open wheel machines with Fikse Wheels. This new partnership with the United States Pro Kart Series helps to expand our brand into the midwest and the rest of the east coast with those in karting, motorsports and the many car lovers.

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The 2016 United States Pro Kart Series program is moving along quickly, as officials are happy to announce the release of the rules package. Now available through the USPKS.com website, competitors can download the full rule structure for the upcoming season, which features four Yamaha divisions and four IAME categories.



New for the 2016 is the promotion of Jason Ludwig to the Series Race Director. Ludwig has served as Assistant Race Director for the first three seasons, with Race Director experience coming from the past few seasons at the Route 66 Sprint Series. He will be joined by new Head Flagman Tony Jump and new Assistant Race Directors Cale Wyse and Kevin Harris.

The remainder of the USPKS staff remains the same for the 2016 season:


Dan Green – Series Administrator

Julie Green – Assistant to the Series Administrator

Rick Jump – Series Tech Director

Tim Anderson – Assistant Tech Director

Alex Hornsby – Assistant in Tech

Randy Kugler – Series Announcer

Alli Long – Series Score Keeper

Becky French – Series Assistant

Tony Wyse – Series Assistant

Steve Everitt – Series Assistant

Paulette Anderson – Series Assistant

Jim Churchill – Series Safety Director

Kathy Churchill – Series Photographer



Registration for the opening round of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park is currently open through the Registration link on the website.

Mar 11

2016 RULES & REGULATIONS - UPDATE!

posted by Mark Coats on Mar 11, 2016

WE AS A SERIES DO OUR BEST TO LISTEN TO OUR RACERS. SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE ASK THAT WE LOOK INTO THE DRIVERS FAIRING RULE.
WE HAVE AND YOU CAN SEE THE DRIVERS FAIRING RULE CHANGE ON PAGE 20.
The 2016 Official Technical & Sporting Rules and Regulations book is now available under the 2016 Rules Package area to the right. Just click on the 2016 Rulebook.
There will be printed copies available at the Official Trailer at all USPKS & ROUTE 66 SPRINT SERIES EVENTS.

Feb 27

2016 US PRO KARTING SERIES FLYER

posted by Mark Coats on Feb 27, 2016

We are please to announce that the 2016 United States Pro Karting Series Flyer is complete and is available to be downloaded under the downloads section.
The flyer has all of the 2016 sponsors, tracks, class structure & banquet information.
Thank you to all of the past & present United States Pro Karting Series Sponsors, Shops & Racers without you the series would not be what it is today