The Southwest Regional Cup will conclude this weekend with Rounds 9 and 10 of the championship being run at the newly built Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, TX. DKC has been open for rental kart racing since April, but this will be the inaugural competition kart race at the facility. The track was built by Mike Jones and Kevin Adds of The Kart Shop and looks to be a first-class facility. From all reports I've heard from the lucky few who have driven a shifter at DKC, it is a fun but tight track with 17 corners jammed into 0.8 miles. This makes it the longest track on the SWRC circuit.
eKartingNew.com recently published an article about the race this weekend seen HERE.
"DKC is pulling out all the extras to welcome racers from the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and other parts of the country. Red Bull has signed on as an event sponsor with plenty of free beverages and products available for attendees. A performance by First Flight Tandems Parachute Team will be part of the opening ceremonies. Helicopter rides will be available to see the facility from a different perspective. Local radio station 105.3 The Fan will be on hand with there ‘Fantasy Girls’ along with Rockwall Honda/Yamaha. For the younger race fans, plenty of activities - including a bounce-house - will keep them busy."
The new track plus the off-track activities and large grids should make this the best regional shifter kart race in Texas this year. There are 16 drivers pre-registered now for S2 Stock Moto class but I know of a few more who will be racing which should push the shifter kart total to between 20 and 25! A bunch of these guys are also top racers on the SKUSA Pro Tour so the competition will be fierce.
If you are in the Dallas area, come out to the Dallas Karting Complex to watch some first-class shifter kart racing.