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2015 I-55 Track Challenge

2015 I-55 Track Challenge

MSKC/Kartplex Track Challenge Inaugural Season Starts May 31 at the Gateway Kartplex

A new four race series has been scheduled for the 2015 season between the historic Mid-State Raceway in Springfield, Illinois and the brand new Gateway Kartplex in St. Louis, Missouri.  The series class structure features a mix of both 4 and 2-cycle classes for all age groups.  The series will provide an opportunity for kart races to explore different tracks in their area and will challenge them with bigger fields and new competitors.  All four races are schedule on existing club race dates to ensure that racers have the maximum amount of competition at each event.

2015 MSKC/Kartplex Track Challenge Schedule

May 31 – Gateway Kartplex
June 20 – Mid-State Kart Club (night race)
July 12 – Gateway Kartplex
August 22 – Mid-State Kart Club (night race)

The series will utilize a two heat and final format to ensure races are getting the maximum amount of track time.  The series will utilize a “pea-pick” line up system to assign drivers their starting positions in heats 1 and 2. Races for the Rookie, Sportsman, Junior and Senior classes will run 10 lap heats and a 15 lap feature.  The kid kart class will run 8 lap heats and a 12 lap feature.  All classes will receive two rounds of practice before their first heat race.

Each class will adopt the weight and carb slide (LO206 only) rules of the track where the event is being held as noted in the class structure layout below.  Both tracks utilize the Briggs LO206 and WKA rule packages.

Spec fuel for the first round will be 87 octane from the Pilot station across the street from the Kartplex for the 4-cycles and VP MSL98L-96 for the 2-cycles (sold in the pro shop at the Kartplex).  2-cycle engines must use only Redline or Burris oils.

The Kartplex is open for practice Monday through Thursday from 12pm-8pm, Friday and Saturday from 12pm-9pm and Sunday from 12pm-5pm.

2015 Track Challenge Class Structure

Class Age Engine Weight Kartplex/MSKC Other
Kid Kart 5-9 Comer/Honda 150
Briggs Rookie 8-12 Briggs LO206 250/265 Kartplex-Red slide, MSKC-Green slide
Briggs Junior 12-15 Briggs LO206 320/320 Yellow Slide
Briggs Senior 15+ Briggs LO206 360/375 Black slide, open bodywork
Clone Junior 12-15 Clone 320 open bodywork
Clone Senior 15+ Clone 375 open bodywork
Yamaha Cadet 8-12 KT100 250 WA55B Carb, RLV SSX 7548 Exhaust
Yamaha Junior 12-15 KT100 310 RLV SSX 7548 Exhaust
Yamaha Senior 15+ KT100 350/360 RLV SRY Exhaust, 9.5″ minimum lgth
TaG Cadet 9-12 Mini-Swift 250
TaG Junior 12-16 Various 330
TaG Senior 15+ Various Leop-360, X30-360, PRD-350, Rotax-365

For more information about Mid-State Raceway visit www.MidStateKartClub.com.

For more information about the Gateway Kartplex visit www.gatewaykartplex.com.

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