Event Countdown

April 24–26

Next Event

GoPro Motorplex Mooresville, NC
Mar 24

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

posted by Mark Coats on Mar 24, 2015

The 2015 United States Pro Karting Series Flyer is now available under downloads. There are several sponsorship opportunities available to promote your business. You can see what is available as it says SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE. The deadline to be on the 2015 Series Flyer & to help he series is April 3. Thank you to all of our all supporters, without you the series would not be what it is today.

Mar 16

Round 1 Event Registration is Now Open

posted by Mark Coats on Mar 16, 2015

With the successful Season Pre-Entry Registration now closed, our attention has focused on getting customers registered for the first round at GoPro Motorplex, April 24-26. If you have not submitted a season pre-entry, please click the Online Registration link in either the Downloads section of this page or on the schedule page to get yourselves signed up to participate in the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series at GoPro Motorplex!

Mar 15

2015 USPKS / Route 66 Rulebook Published!

posted by Mark Coats on Mar 15, 2015

The 2015 Season Edition of the USPKS / Route 66 Sprint Series rulebook has been published for download. Please visit the link in the sidebar of this page or on the Classes page to obtain your rulebook.

Mar 12

2015 Season Registration Ends this Sunday

posted by Mark Coats on Mar 12, 2015

Just a reminder that the Season Registration ends this Sunday. Click on the link below. Monday the single event registration will begin.

Mar 02


posted by Mark Coats on Mar 02, 2015

The Competition Age of a driver is determined by the driver's actual age at the start of the calendar year (Jan 1st). Any driver meeting the minimum age requirement to move up to the next level by the end of the calendar year, is eligible to do so anytime during the year. However, once they compete at the higher level, they may not move back to the lower level. EXAMPLE: If a driver is 15 on Jan 1st but will be 16 in July, he/she may stay in Junior or move up to Senior Pro (USPKS). Falsification of age will lead to disqualification or suspension.
* USPKS has the right to refuse a driver progressing to the next level if they feel it’s for the best interest of the driver.

Feb 19

2015 Season Pre-Registration Now Open!

posted by Mark Coats on Feb 19, 2015

Now until March 15th, the USPKS is offering the chance for competitors to enter for the entire 2015 USPKS season at a discounted price. The pre-entry price includes entry fees for the entire series championship.

Starting March 16th, you can enter for each event.

All competitors who pre-register for the season will have their names entered into a drawing for MG Tires

Note: Season pre-entry prices do not include your weekend wristband(s), transponder rental or pit spaces.

Click here to register for the 2015 season!

Jan 13


posted by Mark Coats on Jan 13, 2015

It's that time of year again. We are sending out the 2015 UNITED STATED PRO KART SERIES Sponsorship Opportunities Packages.
If you would like to promote your business with the UNITED STATES PRO KART SERIES, please contact us @ mcoats.uspks@gmail.com or call Mark Coats @ 217-652-6275.
Help us celebrate our 3rd Season promoting Karting nationally!
All of the classes & title sponsors are sold. We still need 3 Event Sponsors & 4 Cookout Sponsors.

Jan 13


posted by Mark Coats on Jan 13, 2015

I have had several people calling telling me that the room blocks are full in Shawano. I just contacted the 4 hotels listed on the series website and all 4 hotels have rooms available. YOU MUST ASK FOR THE UNITED STATES PRO KART SERIES ROOM BLOCKS (USPKS) or they will tell you that they do not have any rooms. When I made the room blocks, I took every room in Shawano that was available.
I do suggest that you make your reservations early.

Oct 10


posted by Mark Coats on Oct 10, 2014

The last two seasons has seen the United States Pro Kart Series become the top summer series in the eastern half of the country. Welcoming drivers from all over the country, continuing its focus on more track time and more fun, the 2014 season was a huge success for the series. Planning continues for 2015, as the schedule for the third season is confirmed, setting up another four-event championship at some of the top circuits in the country.

“This past season was a big success, with the numbers growing compared to our inaugural season in 2013,” commented USPKS series owner Mark Coats. “We welcomed a number of new racers to the series, and crowned eight class champions for 2014 at the New Castle event. Next year is going to be another big step, as we want to make attending a United States Pro Kart Series an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Helping to make that a success is selecting four outstanding race tracks for 2015.”

The third season will begin as the previous two did, hosting the opening rounds of 2015 at the GoPro Motorplex. The North Carolina facility hosted its first national event in 2013, welcoming the inaugural USPKS event. A duplicate of the Kartdromo Parma in Italy, the 7/10-mile course provides a challenge at every turn. The new circuit to the USPKS program is another demanding course, the US AIR Motorsports Park. Formerly known as the ‘USA International Raceway’, the northern Wisconsin facility opened in 2004 and hosted a number of major karting events over the past decade. The 1.1-mile course is a roller coaster for karts, with multiple elevation changes.

The final two events of the season will keep the series in the state of Indiana. Stop three is a return to the Michiana Raceway Park. Located just outside the South Bend area, it is the second straight year the tough 7/10-mile course is part of the USPKS program. The New Castle Motorsports Park is scheduled to host the series finale for a second straight year. At 1-mile long, the course puts the drivers to the test, and allows the engines to stretch their legs with the two long straights.

2015 United States Pro Kart Series Schedule
April 24-26: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina
June 19-21: US AIR Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 31-August 2: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana
August 21-23: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

The Route 66 Sprint Series, the leading Midwest regional program, is also promoted by Mark Coats and welcomed a historic 2014 season. Record numbers throughout the year was seen in all categories, as the program will host a similar schedule for 2015. A five event, 10-round series is scheduled for the upcoming year, visiting five of the top facilities in the area.

2015 Route 66 Sprint Series
April 10-12: Mid-State Raceway - Springfield, Illinois
June 12-14: US AIR Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 17-19: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana
August 14-16: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana
September 11-13: Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park - Dousman, Wisconsin

Before the 2015 season planning can begin, the Route 66 Sprint Series will honor the champions and top performers of 2014. The season-end awards ceremony will take place October 11 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. There will be thousands of dollars in awards and prizes will be given away during the evening. Two Merlin chassis, one Tony Kart chassis, IAME Leopard, two Komet, three Yamaha and a Briggs LO206 engine will be part of the raffles. L&T Clutches, Sniper alignment gauges, Prisma tire gauges, six Leopard and KPV rebuild kits, AMB transponders, five $100 Comet Kart Sales gift certificates, over 60 boxes of chain, three KartLift stands and a KartWinch, eight Douglas Wheel & Tires rims, Beta Tools, over $10,000 in MG Tires and much more. A limited number of walkup tickets are available at the door for those that have not registered to attend, just email info@route66kartracing.com.

Jun 30


posted by Mark Coats on Jun 30, 2014

It is hard to argue with success. That is why we are leaving the Leopard 125 Pro & Junior Classes on the Leopard Engine for the 2015 racing season.

We all know that single engine classes are the way to go. That is the reason for the resurgence of the KT100 Yamaha Classes in the USPKS. That is why we are leaving the Yamaha 100 Can Classes alone for the 2015 Season. The Yamaha 100 Rookie, Cadet, Junior and Senior Pro Classes will not be changed for the 2015 season.

We don't need another "Tire Gate"!

The success of the Mini-Rok 60 Cadet Class has surprised us all. What a great motor package. This class will be unchanged for the 2015 Season as well.

Rear Tire Change For the Yamaha 100 Junior Class. Since the Leopard 125 Junior Class is already on 7.10 rear tires, starting with our first event for the 2015 season, the Yamaha Junior Classe will be required to run 7.10 MG Yellow Rear Tires. The fronts will remain the same.

The Parilla Challenge Class will be eliminated at the end of this season.

We want to let the racers know in advance the changes for the following season. A stable rules and class structure has lacked in karting for many years. We, at the USPKS, are trying to lock in a rules package for several years in advance. This way the manufacturer, the shops and you the racer knows our intensions.

I am currently talking with Wagner Rossi about extending the MG Tire contract with the USPKS & The Route 66 Sprint Series. The MG Tire is a great product and has brought a level playing field to both series. The guys at WR International, Wagner & Luis are great to deal with.

The 2015 schedule will be released in the next 60 days. Please let us know your thoughts or suggestions on tracks and locations. If there is any other class structure changes, we will let you know well in advance.

As always thank you to our sponsors and to our racing family for supporting the USPKS, without you it would not be possible.

Thank you,
Mark Coats & The Entire USPKS Staff