United States Pro Kart Series Announces Sponsors and Rule Book for 2014

Several karting companies step up to support sophomore season of USPKS

With less than thirty days to the start of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), program officials are pleased to announce that the series, class and event sponsors have been finalized as well as the 2014 rulebook is now complete and ready for download. With the first event taking place at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina April 11 – 13 the start of the USPKS sophomore season is fast approaching.

“We have had several companies within the sport step up and support our second year of existence,” expressed Series President and Owner, Mark Coats. “The response has been overwhelming and we are looking forward to a great 2014 season.”

USPKS-2014-SponsorsTitle sponsors and supporters of the series include Vortex Engines, L&T Clutches, Comet Kart Sales, MG Tires and Franklin Kart while GoPro will be the event sponsor for event weekend one at the GoPro Motorplex April 11 – 13. With the second event at Michiana Raceway Park in Northern Indiana June 20 – 22, Verde Speed will be the primary event sponsor while Checkered Motorsports and Zero Error Racing will do the same at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex over the July 25 – 27 weekend. Heading to New Castle Motorsports Park for weekend four August 15 – 17, KartSale.com will be the event sponsor while Kartlift, Race Tech Development and FreeM will be the main supporters of the annual Champions Banquet on August 17.

Coats added, “I can’t thank the main event sponsors enough for their support in the USPKS program. Without them and our class and awards sponsors, we would not be able to put together such an attractive series for teams and competitors.”

In 2014, the Yamaha Rookie division will be brought to you by Switch Racing Engines while Yamaha 100 Cadet will have a headline sponsor of QPS Employment Group. Woltjer Racing Engines will have their name on the Yamaha 100 Junior class with Comet Kart Sales promoting the Yamaha 100 Pro division. Orlando Kart Center, a new sponsor to the series will be associated with the Mini Rok 60 Cadet class while Tony Kart dealer GT7 Motorsports has stepped up to present the Leopard 125 Junior ranks. Leopard 125 Pro will be brought to you by Franklin Kart with J3 Competition the primary class sponsor of the Parilla 125 Challenge. AIM Sports will be our ‘Fast Time’ award sponsor with Quickswim, Patriot Clutches and McAndrews Racing also supporting the 2014 season.

Last but not least, DRT Racing is sponsor the Leopard 125 Pro bonus for any driver that can complete the main event sweep on any event weekend. If a competitor is to claim the checkered in both Saturday and Sunday finals, they will walk home with an extra $500 cash in their pocket thanks to the support from DRT.

The 2014 USPKS rulebook is now online and available for download via the USPKS website. The United States Pro Kart Series urges all series teams and competitors to read and understand the rules for the 2014 season. Any questions on the rulebook can be directed to Rick Jump, Kris Finke or Mark Coats whose contact information can be found on the USPKS website.

The 2014 USPKS Rule book can be found HERE

The United States Pro Kart Series is also having a contest cover for the hard copy of the 2014 rulebook. Keeping all USPKS competitors in mind, the front cover will be designed by a senior level driver ages 16 and older while the back cover is reserved for the designing driver 15 years of age or younger. Contestants will need to be competitors in the USPKS Series and contest winners will receive a free set of MG Tires for their efforts.

Online event registration for round one of the 2014 USPKS season continues HERE. Please be sure to register before the closing date of April 7, 2014 to avoid any late fees.

eKartingNews.com will also be providing its ‘Trackside Live’ coverage throughout the 2014 season. Working with USPKS announcer Randy Kugler, each of the eight rounds will have the play-by-play broadcasted through the EKN Live page, which also includes the live timing feed courtesy of Race Monitor.

For more information on the United States Pro Kart Series, please visit them online at www.USPKS.com or contact Mark Coats via e-mail mcoats.uspks@gmail.com. For information on the Route 66 Sprint Series, please visit them online at www.Route66KartRacing.com or contact via e-mail to Info@Route66KartRacing.com. For information on MG Tires and their wide variety of karting tires and compounds, please visit them online at www.MGTires.com.

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