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: the Ignite K2 for 8-12 year-old racers and the Ignite K3 for 12+ year-old racers. Manufactured by Margay Racing in St. Louis, each Ignite chassis is built to a certain specification to ensure 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 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.
Manufacturing kart racing tires since 2006, Hoosier Tire has placed an emphasis on creating durable high performance tires that meet our customers needs. The Ignite series will utilize the Hoosier R80 tire. The R80 is a harder compound providing a nice blend of durability and performance.
Gateway Kartplex is proud to partner with Skip Barber Racing School, which has been helping racers of all levels improve their skill set for over 40 years. In a continued effort to promote the growth of our racers, the 2019 points champions in our three largest classes, Ignite Senior, Ignite Master and Briggs Senior, will be awarded a full three-day racing school entry. Second place finishers in those three classes will receive a one-day racing school, and third place finishers will receive a one-day driving school. Drivers may choose to compete in their own backyard at Gateway Motorsports Park, or at a number of racetracks from coast to coast, including such iconic venues as Sebring International, Lime Rock Park, Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca.
Gateway Motorsports Park and Gateway Kartplex are committed to the continued growth of our racers, and excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our champions!