The US Rotax Max Challenge and MaxSpeed Group announces the USRMC National Points Standings. Kart Nation driver Clark Toppe ranks 10th in the nation in the Junior Max category. 143 Rotax Junior drivers competed across the nation in seven different USRMC series. Clark Toppe competed in the Southwest Regional Cup Series and won the Rotax Junior class championship title in that series. Clark has been competing in the SWRC series for two years in Rotax Junior, before that he raced with the series in Rotax Mini Max inj 2009.
Congratulations Clark Toppe on this outstnding acheivement!
The US Rotax Max Challenge and MAXSpeed Group has announced the USRMC National Points Standings for the 2011 season.
Three of the top ten drivers are SWRC Mini Max racers! These drivers competed with 113 other mini max drivers across the nation for points. Derek Scott Jr a GCKI member ranks 1st, in 8th spot is NTK member Cole Glasson with NTK member Jacob Loomis in 10th place in the nation.
Congratulations to these young drivers on your accomplishments in 2010 and best of luck in the 2011 race season!
The Southwest Regional Cup Series will not be scheduling any races in 2012. Scheduling conflicts and other interests caused three of the participating tracks to withdraw from the series.
If you are a racer who placed in the top 3 of your class and participated in at least 6 of the 10 races in 2011 please contact the series administrator at
with your mailing address so awards can be sent to you.
The series would like to thank all the sponosrs and area racers that participated in the series for the past several years The series would not have been successful without your support and we wish you luck in the 2012 race season.
eKartingNews.com just published their 2011 driver rankings. SWRC racers Jake French and Connor Wagner both made it in the top 10 in the Stock Moto class. 2011 was their rookie year in the Senior class for both drivers. Congratulations to Jake French placing in 5th spot nationally and also to Connor Wagner placing in 9th!
Connor Wagner wants to thank several people who supported him along the way this year including: Brandt & Nick Lucido; Mike Jones & Kevin Adds at Dallas Karting Complex, Rodney Berryhill at Oklahoma Motorsports Complex, John Sefcik at SRS Engines and John Van Nghiem at Fastech Racing!
Jake French would like to thank Dave Pauly at 3G Kart Racing, Burger King, Birel and his family for their support.
We look forward to watching these young drivers' progress in 2012!
The SWRC Finals at Dallas Karting Complex was a huge success with racers from as far away as Mexico and Kansas traveling to Texas to take part in the first race at DKC!
Red Bull came out with the Red Bull Girls and gave away drinks and The Fan 105.3 Fantasy Girls participated in the awards ceremony. The helicopter stayed busy giving free rides all day Sunday. At the opening ceremony Jazz saxophone player Keith Anderson played the national anthem live while First Flight Tandem parachute jumpers floated down against clear blue skies! The upper deck spectator area afforded a panoramic view of the racing.
Here is an awesome video onboard Connor Wagner's Intrepid / SRS Engines powered 125cc Stock Shifter kart. Sunday's 125cc Stock Shifter final heat was very exciting. Evan Walters, an Oklahoma driver, led the majority of the race with Chris Jennings, Nick Lucido and Connor Wagner battling for 2nd through 4th positions right behind him. Connor Wagner managed to pass Jennings and Lucido but was unable to get around Evan Walters. Wagner patiently followed Walters around the track, keeping the pressure on him. Connor Wagner was able to pull up beside Walters in the last few turns of the last lap and it was an astounding drag race to the finish line with Wagner pulling ahead of Walters by just 5 hundredths of a second!
Congratulations Connor Wagoner for winning the S2 Stock Shifter class on Sunday and the custom painted helmet!
We would like to thank all the local racers that came out to support Dallas Karting Complex and the SWRC series and also everyone that traveled to participate. The series was very excited to have the Junior Super Sportsman class participate for the first time!
Points have been updated. If you have any comments or questions about hte points please call 972-462-8393. If no corrections need to be made class champions will be annnounced in a couple of weeks.
Southwest Regional Cup Series
Congratulations to the following drivers who won 1st Place in their classes on both Saturday & Sunday!
Kyle Dickinson - Dynamic Trophies Kid Kart
Michael Bartholomew - TAG Junior
Jerry Terry - Chonda
Hunter Stine - VP Racing Fuels TAG Gazelle
Ryan Belanger - Champion Racing TAG Senior
Conner Clay - S5 Stock Shifter Junior
Cody Freeman - Dallas Karting Complex Rotax Sr
A special mention goes to the following drivers who won 1st Place in their classes.
Jake French - 3G Kart Racing S2 Stock Shifter
Steve McCaffrey - Courtney Concepts S4 Stock Shifter Mstr
Derek Scott Jr - Ribtect Rotax Mini Max
Jesse Woodyard - Kart Nation Rotax Junior
Conrad Park - Rotax DD2 Masters
Maxwell Waitham - Rotax Micro Max
Joe Taylor - Junior Super Sportsman
David Pergande - NTK Rotax Masters
Paul Jones - GCKI TAG Masters
Connor Wagner - 3G Kart Racing S2 Stock Shifter
Mike Jones - Courtney Concepts S4 Stock Shifter Master
Cole Glasson - Ribtect Rotax Mini Max
Michael Ilavia - Kart Nation Rotax Junior
Lutteroth Gonzalez - Rotax DD2 Masters
Nicholas Brueckner - Rotax Micro Max
Drivers that competed in the Rotax Challenge classes this weekend earned punches towards the 2012 US Rotax Grand Nationals.
"The Southwest Regional Cup Series provides an accessible and affordable, premium quality, professionally run and executed race series for all of the karting community in Oklahoma, Texas and the surrounding states."
We are pleased to anounce that Bridgestone is again the SWRC title sponsor for the 2010 race season. Please contact one of the track representatives for class sponsorship information.
Southwest Regional Cup series will be hosting a Rotax Challenge series again in 2011, be sure to join us to qualify for the 2011 Rotax Grand Nationals being held at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT July 19th - 23rd 2011.
Also in 2011 the Southwest Regional Cup series will be a TAG World Championships qualifying series.
All area racers are invited to join us in 2011 for some first class racing at the following premier tracks in the Texas - Oklahoma area.