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).
Drivers must have run at least one session in the rental karts prior to entering iDrive for the first time. They must also meet a lap time threshold on our regular track to be allowed to compete in iDrive. Those thresholds are:
These times have been set to keep all competitors within approximately 110% of the lap time of the fastest driver in a given class.
There are two special nights for each spring and fall series of iDrive – the penultimate round features Extended Turn 3 and the finale is on our Backwards Track layout. In addition to meeting all other requirements for entry, no driver will be allowed to compete in the Backwards Track event unless they have ALSO competed in at least one regular iDrive round.
NEW FOR 2021: Drivers are permitted to run more than one class per night, provided they meet the minimum weight of any class they enter (without adding weight to enter Medium or Heavy). Drivers may qualify for multiple classes but are only eligible to run one class in the Shootout. On the day of the Shootout, competitors must meet the minimum weight (again, without adding weight for Medium or Heavy) or the qualified class they choose to run in.
One 5-minute qualifying session
Two 10-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)
2020 iDrive Final Point Standings (Updated 10/21/20)
2019 iDrive Shootout Point Standings (Updated 11/2/19)
2019 Fall Final iDrive Point Standings (Updated 10/16/19)
2019 Spring Final iDrive Point Standings (Updated 7/8/19)
2018 iDrive Shootout Point Standings (Updated 10/27/18)
2018 Fall Final iDrive Point Standings (Updated 10/18/18)
2018 Spring Final iDrive Point Standings (Updated 6/29/18)
2017 Fall Final iDrive Point Standings (Updated 10/19/17)
2017 Spring Final iDrive Points Standings (Updated 06/29/17)
2016 Fall Final iDrive Points Standings (Updated 10/31/16)
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:
New for 2021 – Gateway Kartplex employees are ONLY eligible to compete in iDrive Shootouts provided they meet the following requirement: