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Gateway Kartplex Drivers Dominate at Rock Island Grand Prix

Gateway Kartplex Drivers Dominate at Rock Island Grand Prix

Gateway Kartplex drivers traveled to Rock Island, Illinois over the Labor Day Weekend to compete in the 23rd Annual Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest and most prestigious karting street race. Gateway’s drivers represented the Kartplex well, and held their own against the best from around the country in many different classes.


In the three Margay Ignite classes, Gateway racers scored two wins, three second-place finishes and two thirds.

In the Ignite Junior class, Gateway Kartplex regulars dominated the race. Spike Kohlbecker of St. Louis took the win and Evan Stamer of Glen Carbon, Illinois came in second.

In the Ignite Senior class, Nick Todtenhaupt of House Spring, Missouri took second place with Pete Vetter of Arnold, Missouri in third. Todtenhaupt was the 2016 Ignite Senior Class champion at the Gateway Kartplex.

Gateway Kartplex drivers swept the Ignite Master class podium. Pete Vetter won and made his second podium appearance. Colin Predith of Wildwood, Missouri came in second and Ken Williams of High Ridge, Missouri, our Kartplex tech expert, came in third.

The Margay Ignite Master class race was the Cinderella story of the event. Second-place finisher Colin Predith was the 2016 iDrive Light Champion at the Kartplex and has now made his way to the podium in a prestigious, national karting event.

Don’t forget iDrive is still open to registrations for the Fall session, come join and this could be you next year.


Congratulations to all our Kartplex racers for a great show at the Rock Island Grand Prix. We’ll see you September 16 and 17 for our SuperTrack weekend.

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