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Texas Sprint Racing Series (TSRS), a karting program in the heart of the Texas, is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming 2016 season. With a race schedule now confirmed, a host of new and returning sponsors on the docket and the addition of two-cycle classes to the prominent four-cycle program, the Texas Sprint Racing Series continues to work with their customers and evolve into a program that they are asking for.

“In 2016 we are looking to grow the TSRS program so we have made a few important and necessary changes,” explained RPM RaceKarts Mike Rhodes. “We have added several two-cycle divisions that will run under the popular TaG USA rules package and limited our four-cycle divisions to Briggs LO206 and the Honda GX50 for Kid Kart. We have also secured a presenting sponsor for the 2016 program and the series will now be noted as the ‘Texas Sprint Racing Series presented by MG Tires’.”

The series is owned and operated by RPM RaceKarts, Mike Rhodes along with Mat Souza and Chance Kelly, both of Core Karting. With the series launched in early 2015, the trio looks to continue the growth for years to come. The Texas Sprint Racing Series will be running stand alone events in 2016 and will have four event weekends, growing from their 2015 schedule.

Rhodes continued, “The 2015 series was a success for the four-strokes and we averaged 32 drivers per event in our first year. We made enough revenue to continue on into 2016 and run the series. We expect to see entries double in 2016 with the limitation of some classes and the addition of others.”

The Texas Sprint Racing Series is for Beginner and Club Level racers looking for an affordable series to get exposure to other tracks and improve their driving skills without breaking their yearly budget. TSRS has partnered with all the tracks that they will be competing at in 2016 and will share the entry revenue generated to help support the track owners. The TSRS uses their end of the revenue generated to pay for the race director, tech officials, emergency medical staff, track workers and promotions allowing all fuel, oil, and race tires sales to be done through supporting kart shops.

The 2016 Texas Sprint Racing Series Schedule:
RACE 1 – Hill Country Kart Club – New Braunfels, Texas
Option Practice: April 1, 2016. Event Days: April 2 – 3, 2016 – Race # 1

RACE 2 – Heart of Texas Kart Club – Waco, Texas
Optional Practice: May 27, 2016. Event Days May 28 – 29, 2016 – Race # 2

RACE 3 – Gulf Coast Karters, Inc. – Katy, Texas
Optional Practice: September 16, 2016. Event Days: September 17 – 18, 2016 – Race # 3

Optional Practice: October 21, 2016 Event Days: October 22 – 23, 2016 – Race Event # 4
Series awards to be presented at the conclusion of event weekend

The Texas Sprint Racing Series Premier Sponsors and Class Structure for 2016 are:
MG Tires USA (WR International) – Series name will be changed to ‘Texas Sprint Racing Series presented by MG Tires’

Four-Stroke Series – Presented by Alan Rudolph Racing Academy

  1. Kid Kart – Honda GX 50
  2. B&S LO206 Cadet
  3. B&S LO206 Junior
  4. B&S LO206 Senior
  5. B&S LO206 Masters
  6. B&S World Formula Senior

(4 Stroke Rules: TSRS, TSRS WF, HPD & B&S LO206 / Tires: MG Red All 4)

Two-Stroke Series – Presented by Energy Kart USA

  1. TAG Cadet
  2. TAG Junior
  3. TAG Light
  4. TAG Heavy
  5. Shifter Junior – Stock Moto
  6. Shifter Light – Stock Moto
  7. Shifter Heavy – Stock Moto

(2 Stroke Rules: TSRS & TAG USA / Tires: MG Red – all TAG’s & MG Yellow – Shifter)

The Texas Sprint Racing Series Supporting Sponsors for 2016 include:
Briggs & Stratton Racing
K1 Racegear
K1 Speed
Fastech Racing
Rpm RaceKarts
Core Karting
Texas Karts
Darcy DeCoste Racing
SRS Engines
Wilson Fire Equipment
Trackside Karting Services
TB Kart Texas
JB Motorsports
Alpha Karts USA

For more information on the Texas Sprint Racing Series, please visit them online at and be sure to “Like” their Facebook page at

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