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2019 Ignite Challenge Series

Introducing the spec Ignite Challenge series! Returning for its third season in 2019, the Ignite Challenge will introduce the popular spec Ignite program to a regional level of racing. Traveling to five existing Midwest area Ignite tracks, the Challenge schedule will make a stop at the Gateway Kartplex, Autobahn County Club, Mid-State Kart Club, TNT Kartways and 61 Kartway. The Ignite Challenge will serve as the next level of competition for local Ignite competitors all around the Midwest, allowing them to race against new competition at some of the most prestigious karting tracks in the country. Racers will be able to take the same Ignite K3 package they run on a weekly basis to new tracks without the hassle of changing weights, tires or slides. Each Ignite track enforces the same 2019 rules package, ensuring that racers can load up the trailer and hit the track with ease.

 

Each event will have official practice sessions followed by qualifying, prefinal and final. Racers traveling to each event will have the opportunity to run additional practice before the action begins at the specified times listed below.  The entry fee for each event day will be $80 ($100 at the Gateway Kartplex - pit pass included) (includes both rounds), which will include each facilities standard weekly entry fee. Transponders will be available for rent through each track.

 

The Championship Awards Banquet will be held at the Four Points Sheraton St. Louis on February 1, 2020 alongside the Gateway Kartplex banquet.  Series champions and top-5 point finishers will be recognized for their achievements throughout the season, accompanied extensive prize pool provided by Margay Racing to celebrate their season long battles. Drivers must have contested in at least 6 Ignite Challenge races to be eligible for banquet awards.

 

NEW FOR 2019

  • Double feature event format (3 rounds of practice, qualifying, feature, feature)
  • Second feature's starting order is determined by the fastest flying lap in the first feature
  • Spec Hoosier R80 compound for all Ignite classes
  • Spec Hoosier R60B compound for Kid Kart Honda
  • Spec Hoosier WET for rain racing
  • New track layout at Autobahn Country Club
  • Split track format at Gateway for each feature

 

Click to View 2019 Ignite Rule Book

 

Click to Reserve Your Arrive & Drive

 

Click to View 2019 Points Standings


2019 Ignite Challenge Schedule (Updated 2/4)

 

 

Each driver is allowed (2) drops*


Track Information

 

TNT Kartways (September 28 NEW DATE) - Visit Track Website

(Click to Book your Arrive & Drive, Transport or Shared Tuner)

  • Event Start - 11am
  • Spec Fuel - 87 Octane from the Ayerco station next to the track

Mid-State Kart Club (April 6) - Visit Track Website

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  • Event Start - 11am
  • Spec Fuel - 87 octane spec fuel should be purchased from the Shell Gas Station located at 3300 E Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62702

61 Kartway (June 22) - Visit Track Website

(Click to Book your Arrive & Drive, Transport or Shared Tuner)

 

Autobahn Country Club (July 27) - Visit Track Website

Gateway Kartplex (October 12) - Visit Track Website


  • Special Event Format - Race 9 is the no chicane layout, Race 10 is backwards. Extra practice session and qualifying session for this event.

(Click to Book your Arrive & Drive, Transport or Shared Tuner)

 

2019 Ignite Challenge Class Structure

Kid Kart Honda

Age: 5-8 years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: Honda GXH50
Exhaust: Stock
Tire: Hoosier 4.5/4.5 R60B
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 150 lbs

For full rule set, click here.


Ignite Rookie

Age: 8-12 years old
Chassis: Ignite K2
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult (download rules)
Slide: Red, Briggs carb locking clamp must be in place with cap fully tightened at all times. This is a tech item.
Tire: Hoosier 4.5/4.5 R80
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 250 lbs

For full rule set, click here.

Ignite Junior

Age: 12-15 years old
Chassis: Ignite K3
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult (download rules)
Slide: Yellow, Briggs carb locking clamp must be in place with cap fully tightened at all times. This is a tech item.
Tire: Hoosier 4.5/6.0 R80
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 320 lbs

For full rule set, click here.

Ignite Senior

Age: 15+ years old
Chassis: Ignite K3
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult (download rules)
Slide: Black
Tire: Hoosier 4.5/7.1 R80
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 360 lbs

For full rule set, click here.

Ignite Masters

Age: 35+ years old
Chassis: Ignite K3
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult (download rules)
Slide: Black
Tire: Hoosier 4.5/7.1 R80
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 370 lbs

For full rule set, click here.

Ignite Heavy

Age: 15+ years old
Chassis: Ignite K3
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult (download rules)
Slide: Black
Tire: Hoosier 4.5/7.1 R80
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 400 lbs

For full rule set, click here.

 

KID KART

Age: 5-8 years old
Chassis: Open
Engine: Honda GXH50 Engine Rules
Supplemental: WKA Rules
Fuel: 91 octane purchased at track, no alcohol added ($5)
Exhaust: Stock
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/4.5 YLC
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 150 lbs

*Gateway Kartplex rules could supersede Honda Engine Rules

IGNITE ROOKIE

Age: 8-12 years old
Chassis: Ignite K2
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult  (download rules)
Slide: Red, Briggs carb locking clamp must be in place with cap fully tightened at all times. This is a tech item.
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/4.5 YDS
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 250 lbs

IGNITE SENIOR

Age: 15+ years old
Chassis: Ignite K3
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult (download rules)
Slide: Black
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/7.1 YDS
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 360 lbs

IGNITE JUNIOR

Age: 12-15 years old
Chassis: Ignite K3
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult  (download rules)
Slide: Yellow, Briggs carb locking clamp must be in place with cap fully tightened at all times. This is a tech item.
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/6.0 YDS
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 320 lbs

IGNITE MASTERS

Age: 35+ years old
Chassis: Ignite K3
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult (download rules)
Slide: Black
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/7.1 YDS
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 370 lbs

***Ignite Masters (35+) drivers are also eligible to compete in the Ignite Senior (15+) class. A driver 35 years or older may compete in both Senior and Masters. [updated 04/27/15]

IGNITE HEAVY

Age: 15+ years old
Chassis: Ignite K3
Engine: Briggs LO206 Adult (download rules)
Slide: Black
Tire: Bridgestone 4.5/7.1 YDS
Bodywork: CIK plastics
Weight: 400 lbs

***Ignite Heavy class will run with Ignite Masters on track and will be scored separately. [updated 03/26/17]

 
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