Event Countdown

April 10–12


Mid-State Raceway Springfield, IL
Mar 31


posted by Mark Coats on 31 Mar 2015

Mid-State Kart Club's President has ask me to let everyone know that the track will be available for practice starting this Friday April 3rd & Saturday April 4th. The practice fee for non-members is $40.00 including your pit pass. The track will open at 9:00 am Saturday with practice starting at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. The concession stand will be open Saturday.

Mar 31

Golf Karts, 4 Wheelers, Motor Bikes, Etc.

posted by Mark Coats on 31 Mar 2015

Mid-State Kart Club has been spending a lot of time and money on improvements to the property. They have requested that you leave your golf carts, 4 wheelers, mini bikes, bicycles, skate boards, etc. at home.

Last year people abused this privilege and one person even needed medical attention from getting hurt off the race track & could not race on Sunday.

Anyone caught using any of these vehicles after hours will not be able to race at the event. This is for your safety and we should all show respect to other peoples property.
If you have a golf cart for medical reasons, we will get you a pass to use it.

Mar 31


posted by Mark Coats on 31 Mar 2015

The Route 66 Sprint Series is Celebrating our 15th Anniversary this racing season and we want you and your family to be a part of it. I am proud when I say that the Route 66 Sprint Series Staff is one of the best in the country. They are fair, friendly and knowledgeable.

Our weekly awards are some of the best in the industry & The Route 66 Sprint Series Banquets are second to no one. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in awards have been given away over the past 15 years and we are going to continue that again this year. All of these things cost money and this is the reason for our increased entry fees. We want you to have a positive experience with you and your family at all of our events. Relax Saturday Evening with your friends and family at the cookouts provided by the tracks we race at.

I wanted to explain the new online registration program and entry fees. First the yearly entry registration is now closed. That is your best value.

For the remainder of the season you have the following tiered system: Event Registration @$95.00 a day or $190.00 for the weekend.

Two weeks prior to the event the entry fee goes up to: $105.00 a day or $210.00 for the weekend.

The Event registration closes the Sunday night at midnight before the Event Weekend.

At Track Registration is $125.00 a day or $250.00 for the weekend.

See you at the races.
Mark Coats

Mar 31


posted by Mark Coats on 31 Mar 2015

Just a reminder that there were several changes to the rulebook that was posted earlier. We have clarified several rules and pictures that were in question. We have also adjusted several weights. For example both Rookie Classes & both Sportsman Classes now weight the same. It's the competitors responsibility to know the rules.
Rulebooks will be printed and available at our first Event at Mid-State Kart Club. You can download the Rulebook under downloads.
The entry list for the events is also available under downloads and was revised this morning.

Mar 02


posted by Mark Coats on 02 Mar 2015

The Competition Age of a driver is determined by the driver's actual age at the start of the calendar year (Jan 1st). Any driver meeting the minimum age requirement to move up to the next level by the end of the calendar year, is eligible to do so anytime during the year. However, once they compete at the higher level, they may not move back to the lower level. EXAMPLE: If a driver is 15 on Jan 1st but will be 16 in July, he/she may stay in Junior or move up to Senior Pro (USPKS). Falsification of age will lead to disqualification or suspension.
* USPKS has the right to refuse a driver progressing to the next level if they feel it’s for the best interest of the driver.

Oct 10


posted by Mark Coats on 10 Oct 2014

The last two seasons has seen the United States Pro Kart Series become the top summer series in the eastern half of the country. Welcoming drivers from all over the country, continuing its focus on more track time and more fun, the 2014 season was a huge success for the series. Planning continues for 2015, as the schedule for the third season is confirmed, setting up another four-event championship at some of the top circuits in the country.

“This past season was a big success, with the numbers growing compared to our inaugural season in 2013,” commented USPKS series owner Mark Coats. “We welcomed a number of new racers to the series, and crowned eight class champions for 2014 at the New Castle event. Next year is going to be another big step, as we want to make attending a United States Pro Kart Series an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Helping to make that a success is selecting four outstanding race tracks for 2015.”

The third season will begin as the previous two did, hosting the opening rounds of 2015 at the GoPro Motorplex. The North Carolina facility hosted its first national event in 2013, welcoming the inaugural USPKS event. A duplicate of the Kartdromo Parma in Italy, the 7/10-mile course provides a challenge at every turn. The new circuit to the USPKS program is another demanding course, the US AIR Motorsports Park. Formerly known as the ‘USA International Raceway’, the northern Wisconsin facility opened in 2004 and hosted a number of major karting events over the past decade. The 1.1-mile course is a roller coaster for karts, with multiple elevation changes.

The final two events of the season will keep the series in the state of Indiana. Stop three is a return to the Michiana Raceway Park. Located just outside the South Bend area, it is the second straight year the tough 7/10-mile course is part of the USPKS program. The New Castle Motorsports Park is scheduled to host the series finale for a second straight year. At 1-mile long, the course puts the drivers to the test, and allows the engines to stretch their legs with the two long straights.

2015 United States Pro Kart Series Schedule
April 24-26: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina
June 19-21: US AIR Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 31-August 2: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana
August 21-23: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

The Route 66 Sprint Series, the leading Midwest regional program, is also promoted by Mark Coats and welcomed a historic 2014 season. Record numbers throughout the year was seen in all categories, as the program will host a similar schedule for 2015. A five event, 10-round series is scheduled for the upcoming year, visiting five of the top facilities in the area.

2015 Route 66 Sprint Series
April 10-12: Mid-State Raceway - Springfield, Illinois
June 12-14: US AIR Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 17-19: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana
August 14-16: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana
September 11-13: Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park - Dousman, Wisconsin