15 May 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
|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 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.