2019 Ignite Challenge series

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A Press Release from: Margay
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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 (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

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2019 Ignite Challenge Schedule (Updated 2/4)

Track Information

TNT Kartways (April 6) - Visit Track Website

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

Mid-State Kart Club (April 7) - Visit Track Website

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  • Event Start - 10am
  • 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

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Autobahn Country Club (July 27) - Visit Track Website

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Gateway Kartplex (October 12) - Visit Track Website

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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.