Please note: We will have special Thanksgiving weekend hours posted in our calendar and on Facebook, but are otherwise closed for the winter. Please check Facebook for the most up-to-date hours and information.
The Ignite program offers affordable entry into karting in an environment with a level playing field for all. Maximize track time and minimize maintenance and costs as you constantly improve your racing skills in an ultra-competitive environment. Factory sealed engines from Briggs Racing and a chassis developed by industry leader Margay Racing combine to provide a platform where the emphasis is solidly on driver development.
The Ignite program uses two different chassis: Ignite K2 for 8-12 year olds and Ignite K3 for 12+ year olds. Manufactured by Margay Racing in St. Louis, each Ignite chassis is built to a certain specification to ensure that all racers are racing on the same equipment.
Margay’s long-standing position as a leader in the karting industry is evidence of the commitment and dedication of Margay ownership and employees to building the highest quality most competitive racing karts in the US. Through this dedication, Margay has remained at the forefront of the karting industry for over 42 years.
Rolling chassis and complete packages are available for purchase directly from the Gateway Kartplex or Margay Racing. For more information please call 618-219-8515 or 800-562-7429.
Hand-built in Milwaukee, WI. using tooling and dies specifically for racing for unparalleled repeatability, the Briggs LO206 engine is the staple for competitive kart racing all across the United States. The key to the LO206’s success is the factory issued seal with engine ensure. A reliable, sealed power plant with tight tolerances puts each racers fate in their own driving abilities and ensures that each engine package runs identically.
For over thirty years one brand of tire has dominated kart racing around the globe. Bridgestone has consistently produced the highest quality and best performing kart tires in a wide range of sizes and compounds. The Ignite series will utilize the Bridgestone YDS tire. THe YDS is a harder compound providing a nice blend of durability and performance.
The champion of the 2018 Ignite Senior class will be awarded with a trip down to the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup round at Daytona International Speedway this December! Included in this package will be a shared mechanic, food and beverage at the track, kart and gear transportation.
(Participant travel and hotel accommodations not included)