On the eve of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires finale weekend, series officials are pleased to announce its commitment regarding the tire selection for the future of the program. MG Tires has been the only brand utilized for the USPKS and the regional Route 66 Sprint Series since 2013, and promoter Mark Coats is confirming the continuation for both series with the Brazilian manufacturer.
“We have and continue to be pleased with the performance of the tire and what MG Tires has done for us,” stated USPKS and Route 66 Sprint Series promoter Mark Coats. “I want to thank WR International – Wagner Rossi and Luis Ruibal – for everything they have done for our two programs over the last four years. Mr. Rossi and Mr. Ruibal have been great partners for both series and I can not thank them enough for their support and friendship.”
Recently, MG Tires announced a change in the distribution network for North America with a new direction, new philosophy and new key personnel. Coats met with MG Owners Marcello Ventre and Gianfranco Ventre during the month of July and conducted many discussions with new North American distributors Justin Marks and Eric Jones of the GoPro Motorplex facility. Similar goals exist between the two parties toward the current and future racers in the eastern half of the United States.
“It has been a great working relationship with Mark and the series he promotes,” stated Eric Jones of KartSport North America. “We began working with his program as a track owner at our GoPro Motorplex facility, and have enjoyed hosting an event in each of the first four years of the USPKS. We have extended our IAME dealer network and customer service program thanks to his two series that reach multiple states and tracks throughout the eastern half of the United States. The addition of MG Tires to our structure further strengthens our relationship with the United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Sprint Series.”
The United States Pro Kart Series and the Route 66 Sprint Series is set to continue utilizing the MG Tires FZ (Yellow) and HZ (Red) compounds for the 2017 season in IAME, Yamaha and Kid Kart competition.
This weekend is the 2016 season finale for the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tries, set for the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA and sponsored by Checkered Motorsports. The Route 66 Sprint Series program closes out the season on October 7-9 at the Mid-State Kart Club facility in Springfield, Illinois sponsored by B&B Electric.