The Motorsports Development Group – the successful driver development program in sport car racing – is now further engrained in the grassroots level of the sport following today's announcement that Motorsports Development Group has formed a partnership with Texas ProKart Challenge, the Premier Texas Regional Karting Series. The statewide professional karting series – with 8 Rounds throughout Texas and Oklahoma – will become an Official Partner of the Motorsports Development Group effective immediately to foster the next wave of up-and-coming drivers in the sports car world.
"The level of competition and professionalism that the Dave Pauly insists on for the Texas ProKart Challenge Series is what has attracted us to this series. After discussing with Dave about a partnership that would involve the development of young Texas based drivers into the world of sports cars and his excitement for this partnership made it even more exciting to make this happen.'' said, Stuart Robinson, Owner and Operating Partner of Motorsports Development Group. "There is a lot of common goals of providing drivers with the best training and opportunities to advance. Our Pirelli World Challenge Driver Alec Udell is a former TPKC driver and series Champion. This new alliance further underscores the natural progression of advancing from karts to cars via the Motorsports Development Group platform."
"We are extremely excited to have Motorsports Development Group as part of the Texas ProKart Challenge," stated series owner Dave Pauly. "Karting is a great family-based hobby while also serving as the grassroots level of the motorsports development ladder system. While we like to see racers stay in the sport of karting, we understand the desire for young drivers to try their hand at car racing. MDG is the perfect race team to form a partnership with, as they are based right here in Texas and have been involved in karting for a number of years. Their operation knows what it takes to move up the motorsports ranks, and improve as a driver."
MDG and TPKC will hand pick 2 drivers at the last round of the Texas ProKart Challenge in Katy, Texas. One driver from the junior ranks and one driver from the senior ranks. Each driver will be given a test in one of Motorsports Development's development cars with Motorsports Development's Pirelli World Challenge Team. www.motorsportsdevelopmentgroup.com