iDrive Rental Series - Gateway Kartplex
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iDrive Rental Series


Bringing “Arrive and Drive” kart racing to a new level, Gateway Kartplex’s iDrive series puts you behind the wheel of a 55mph race kart in a fun, safe and competitive environment at the finest purpose-built karting facility in the Midwest.


iDrive features THREE opportunities to win an iDrive Scholarship. With 30lb weight ranges in the Light and Medium classes, and a 200lb minimum weight in Heavy, every driver will have to push their kart to the limit to win. Do YOU have what it takes to be the next iDrive Champion?

  • Single Entry Fee

  • $55PER EVENT (includes tax)

  • $325(includes tax, saves entrants $60)
  • Single Entry Practice 4-6:45PM

  • $25PER RACE ON iDRIVE DAYS (includes tax)
  • Series Entry Practice 4-6:45PM

  • $20PER RACE ON iDRIVE DAYS (includes tax)

NOTICE: In the event weather shortens our iDrive season, we will not refund series entries.



Light Class: Driver weight is 140 – 169lbs

Medium Class: Driver weight is 170-199lbs (no external weights will be permitted in Medium class)

Heavy Class: Driver weight is 200lbs+ (no external weights will be permitted in Heavy class)

Drivers will weigh in prior to the event. Classes compete on track separately.

Drivers must be 16+ years old. Driver age exceptions are available from the Race Director with prior permission. To discuss obtaining an age exception, please contact the Kartplex via phone at least two days in advance of the first date you intend to compete in the iDrive series. No age exceptions will be made for drivers who compete in our Ignite or SuperComp racing series.

All drivers must meet the Light class minimum weight to compete in iDrive. Drivers who do not meet the 140lb minimum weight requirement may receive permission from the Race Director to use an external weight (belt- or vest-style ONLY). Use of such weights must be approved by a race official before you compete.

In the event a driver changes weight classes mid-series in the spring or fall, their iDrive Shootout-qualifying race results can only be applied to the class they were earned in (Light points remain Light points, etc).


One 5-minute qualifying session

Two 12-lap feature races with standing starts.

Drivers will stay in their karts and be gridded for Race 1 immediately after their qualifying session.

Drivers will use the same kart for each night’s qualifying session and Race 1, but will be in different karts for Race 2 and may be in different karts on other dates. Karts will be assigned randomly by draw. Karts will be gridded for Race 1 based on qualifying times. The Race 2 grid will be determined by the following: the top six finishers from Race 1 will have their starting positions decided by the roll of a die, while the rest of the field will start in Race 1 finishing order. Yellow flag laps will count toward race distance.


The fall and spring series will each consist of 14 races on 7 event dates. A driver will count their best 10 out of 14 results towards that series points championship. In the event weather shortens the series, drivers will count approximately 70% of the total number of races, rounded to the nearest full race.


First place — $100 Kartplex credit + 1 Ignite demo test session + trophy or plaque

Second place — $50 Kartplex credit + 1 Ignite demo test session + trophy or plaque

Third place — 1 Ignite demo test session + trophy or plaque


The top 10 eligible drivers of each series who compete in 4 or more events (8 individual races) are invited to the iDrive Championship Shootout on Saturday, October 23rd. There is no entry fee for the Championship Shootout event. The Light, Medium and Heavy class winners of the iDrive Championship Shootout will each be awarded iDrive Scholarships, and will receive the use of a new Margay Ignite K3 kart provided by Margay Racing at no charge for use in the 2021 racing season.


The rainout date for the 2021 iDrive Shootout is Sunday, October 24th. In the event we are unable to run the Shootout on either the original or rainout date, we will revert to season point totals to determine the iDrive Scholarship recipients.


2020 iDrive Shootout Point Standings (Updated 10/31/20)

The iDrive Series was created as the beginning rung of our racing ladder system. iDrive was developed for the general public to experience an affordable racing series on an even playing field. All racers are welcome to compete in the weekly series and can participate in the Spring and Fall Series awards. However, in the spirit and intent of the iDrive program, the following list of racers are NOT ELIGIBLE to compete in the season-ending iDrive Shootout and therefore NOT ELIGIBLE for the iDrive Scholarship provided by Margay Racing: 

  • Gateway Kartplex and Margay Racing employees.
  • Previous iDrive Scholarship recipients.
  • Racers that have competed in 3 Ignite and/or SuperComp series events in the last 12 months.