Alpinestars in coordination with Performance Stop of Houston is now the Official Safety Equipment Supplier for Gulf Coast Karters

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Alpinestars USA and Gulf Coast Karters are happy to announce that Alpinestars will act as the official safety equipment supplier to GCKI for 2020 and 2021. Already the official partner provider for SKUSA nationally, this new partnership will improve the level of competition in our series.

Founded in 1963 in Northern Italy, Alpinestars has long been known for technical innovation, superior European craftsmanship, excellent comfort and styling. Currently half of the teams in Formula 1 and 95% of the teams in Formula E are equipping their drivers and pit crews in Alpinestars gear as well the top teams in racing (IMSA, SRO, DTM, WEC, Indy car and F1 along with top Karting manufactures such as BirelArt) around the world. This is undoubtedly due to the Performance Stop Logo NEW White Backgroundconstant pursuit of perfection found at the top level of motorsport in the world. Through this partnership Alpinestars and GCKI will bring its competitors new technical innovations, developments and special opportunities to equip themselves and team members with some of the best technical products in the world while improving competitor’s performance and safety. 

GCKI has always prioritized the safety of its competitors and their crews. This partnership should help GCKI maintain our excellent reputation for one of the best Karting series in North America. This partnership is further fully supported by Performance Stop based out of Houston Texas with its shop located at MSR Houston. Performance Stop will offer GCKI an opportunity to purchase products track side at upcoming events for the remainder of the 2020/2021 season.

Any drivers or teams wanting to take advantage of this opportunity please contact Michael Anastasio @ Performance Stop E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or web

For more information about Alpinestars and their product line, please visit

We urge our GKC competitors to tag and promote Alpinestars #alpinestars @alpinestars in their social media feeds and posts.

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