Texas prokart challenge logoThe 2012 Texas ProKart Challenge Series opening event will be held at Gulf Coast Karters May 4-6.

The track will be open for paid practice for Texas ProKart Challenge racers on Friday May 4th.

Pre-registration ends Sunday April 29th at midnight.  Online registration is $85, trackside registration is $135. Racers can register on the Texas ProKart Challenge website at www.texasprokartchallenge.com or on the TPKC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/texaspkc Be sure to "Like" the Texas ProKart Challenge Facebook page for updates and to view event photos, etc...

Dates for the 6-Race Regional Series:

May 5-6: Gulf Coast Karters - Katy, TX
June 2-3: Grandsport Speedway - Houston, TX
June 30-July 1:   North Texas Karters - Denton, TX

Become a Texas ProKart Challenge Series Loyalty Member, pre-register for all 6 races and get one free, which works out to only $66 entry fee per race and that includes your driver pass!

2nd class entries are only $50!

The Texas ProKart Challenge series will be providing Vortex Mini Rok 60 engines free of charge for Cadet racers who don't own one and would like to race in the TaG Cadet class. Be sure to pre-pregister to reserve your engine, Series Loyalty Members will have priority, there will be approximately 6 available!  There is a $300 fee for the accessory package, racer keeps the accessory package.

To order the kit of accessories call (407) 438 7734, ask to speak to Fernanda or Marcela, fax (407) 438 7739 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The part number is TK-MINIKIT cost is $300 plus shipping, same day shipping if ordered before 1:pm Eastern time.

Rok Mini Accessory Kit includes:

  • Mini Rok Exhaust     
  • Exhaust Spring
  • Airbox
  • Battery
  • Battery Support
  • Wiring Harness
  • Red Swith On-Off
  • Green Starter Button    
  • Rok Fixing Button Plate
  • Starting Relay

A portion of your entry fee goes into a points fund. The class champions in the SKUSA classes will win a paid entry to the SKUSA SuperNationals XVI at the Rio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV, November 14-18, 2012. Likewise the class champions in the Rotax classes will win a paid entry to the US Rotax Grand Nationals at Michiana Raceway park in Southbend, IN, August 7-11, 2012. (Minimum class entry count required.)

Register now at www.texasprokartchallenge.com or www.facebook.com/texaspkc !

Texas Chonda Short Sprint Cup

Hill Country Kart Club invites GCKI members and area racers to join them on April 21st and 22nd, 2012 - for the Texas Chonda Short Sprint Cup! 

Awards payout in the adult classes!

April 21st Schedule
9am - Gates open at 9:00am
10am - Registration and pre-tech      
11am - Controlled practice starts
3:30pm Time Trials
5:00pm BBQ
April 22nd Schedule
9am - Morning warmup after pre-tech
10:30am - Drivers' Meeting
11am - Heat races

Cadet Chonda
Junior Chonda II
Open Chonda/Honda class

All Junior classes: $35.00 for the event per entry
All Senior classes: $50.00 for the event per entry, with $5.00 per entry going towards the payout.
Pit-passes are separate: $5.00 per two-day pass

Pre-Register now at www.hillhccountrykartclub.com/race-registration

BBQ $5.00 per plate on the first event day.  Snack Shack will be open both days serving breakfast and lunch.

Restrooms with showers, shop quality soap, and extra porta-toilets will be on-site if needed.

Trailer spaces will be open, if you have a trailer over 25' in length please contact us in advance so we can assist you in advance for pit placement.  HCKC raceway makes for outstanding restrictor plate racing, we have seen no clear advantage from the purple to open restrictor.

Margay Brava 4.2c Kart Raffle on second day of the event, ready to race with a clone engine!

For more infomation and rules please see this this post.

EKN press release - http://ekartingnews.com/news_info.php?n=20207&;

Joe Bauhs & Bryan JoplinJoe Bauhs & Bryan Joplin - Spreading the parking lotThis week a dedicated team of GCKI volunteers worked very hard to make improvements to our facility.  Mike Hewitt arranged for 45 tons of crushed concrete and 75 tons of granular asphalt to be delivered to the track.  Bill Choice, Bryan Joplin and Joe Bauhs did the "heavy lifting" using much slower machinery than we usually have racing around our grounds. The goal was to fill in the low spots in our paddock area to improve drainage and reduce the puddles we've seen this year on our rainy race weekends.  Anyone coming out to this weekend's races will surely notice an improvement.  We will be calling for a few work days ahead of the big TPKC races, and are hopeful many of our other members will be able to join us.