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Badger Kart Club Dousman, WI
Sep 02

BADGER PIT RESERVATIONS & UPDATES

posted by Mark Coats on 02 Sep 2015

For parking at Badger Kart Club event, go to:
http://www.badgerkartclub.com/documents/2015eventparking.pdf
This is on the Badger Kart Club website under SPECIAL EVENTS, go down to reserved pit spots & fill out the form.
Practice will be available Thursday from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm & Friday from 9:00am - 6:00 pm.
The Event Timeline has been posted under the downloads.
Registration is still available online.

Aug 29

2015 Champions Banquet

posted by Mark Coats on 29 Aug 2015

The 2015 Champions Banquet for the Route 66 Sprint Series will be held November 7th at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. All of the information is on the back of the series flyer under the downloads section.

Jul 29

SCHEDULE REVISIONS

posted by Mark Coats on 29 Jul 2015

We as a series are always trying to do what is best for the sport of karting. When we released our 2016 schedule on July 7, 2015, we were unaware that another series had already secured a date in July.
I was attempting to spread our dates out, so its not such a financial burden on our racers and our shops. Scheduling dates on top of each other and around each other are not good for anyone. Everyone looses when series do not cooperate. The tracks, shops, engine builders, racers & yes the series looses. This is why I am redoing our schedule, its for the betterment of out sport. Hopefully the other series will follow.

The revised 2016 ROUTE 66 SPRINT SERIES schedule is as follows:
April 22-24, 2016 - TBA
May 20-22, 2016 - MRP - North Liberty, Indiana
June 10-12, 2016 - US Air Raceway - Shawano, Wisconsin
August 19-21,2016 - Badger Kart Club - Dousman, Wisconsin
September 23-25, 2016 - Mid-State Kart Club - Springfield, Illinois **

Note: If the Robo Pong Date Falls on this date, we will move this date. The date cannot be finalized until the Indy Car Series releases it's schedule.
The tracks are determined off of our surveys.
Thank you for your understanding & cooperation.
Mark

Jul 07

2016 Schedule & Class Structure

posted by Mark Coats on 07 Jul 2015

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Route 66 Sprint Series Class Structure & Schedule. The only track that has been finalized is Shawano Wisconsin. The rest of the tracks will be finalized once the surveys are returned by our racers. We are saddened to announce the end of an era by eliminating the KPP Engine Classes. The Komet Cadet Class will be replaced by the Vortex Mini-Rok in 2016.

2016 Route 66 Sprint Series Schedule
April 22-24, 2016 - TBA
May 20-22, 2016 - MRP - North Liberty, Indiana
June 10-12, 2015 - US Air Raceway - Shawano, Wisconsin
August 19-21, 2016 - Badger Kart Club - Dousman, Wisconsin
September 23-25, 2016 - Mid-State Kart Club - Springfield, Illinois

2016 Route 66 Sprint Series Class Structure
Kid Kart
Yamaha 100 Rookie
Yamaha 100 Cadet
Yamaha 100 Junior
Yamaha 100 Senior
Micro ROK
Mini ROK
Leopard 125 Junior
Leopard 125 Senior

As a series, we feel it is important to listen to our customers and to work closely with our shops & sponsors to bring the best package to our racers.

As a cost savings move for our racers, we will have a practice ban the week of all Route 66 Sprint Series Events, just like we have in the USPKS. There will be no practice Monday through Thursday the week of the event. THIS STARTS IN 2016. It does not effect the 2015 schedule.

Jun 25

ROUGH DRIVING & LACK OF RESPECT

posted by Mark Coats on 25 Jun 2015

The rough driving and the lack of respect by the racers appear to be an epidemic in all
forms of karting.
The big question is how do we stop it?
In my opinion there are several factors contributing to the problem.
To me the parents, tuners & driving coaches need to stop telling their drivers to get to the
front regardless what it takes. This is dangerous and as we saw this past weekend. There
were 5 red flags and that is 5 to many. There were 4 alone in the sportsman classes!!
As a series we want to let you race, but apparently the drivers feel that they have a 75%
chance of getting away with aggressive driving and just running over the kart in front of
them. Ladies & Gentlemen this type of racing HAS TO STOP & I MEAN NOW. Thank God
that Luca & Preston were not seriously hurt.
As a series it is my "Team’s" responsibility to provide a fair & safe racing environment. We
do not drive the go-karts & we do not coach the drivers. We want you to have a fun
experience with both of our series.
As far as the fairness goes, we are doing more tech than all of the other karting series in the
USA. We have stepped our game up with more qualified tech officials & have invested in
more equipment for teching tires, engines and fuel. If you have not noticed, we have
streamlined our registration system as well.
The next issue is safety. None of my officials take this lightly; it's our number one concern.
Starting at the next event at MRP, we will be implementing a video system recording all of
the starts. We will have more of our "TEAM’S EYES" watching the races. If you take
someone out on the start, guess what, you will finish behind them. All penalties will be made
public. This will be done by a ticket at the scales and announced over the PA. Hopefully we
do not need a penalty box like they have in hockey. I personally will watch every race along
with the RD and series director Rick Fulks.
There is no excuse for people having their karts totaled on the race track. NONE!
Our "TEAM" will be meeting before the next events and will have the new penalty
procedures in writing for everyone. We do take this seriously. We will get this under control.
If we have to send drivers home, so be it.
I hope that the drivers, parents, coaches, team owners & kart shops talk this over and
realize that I will put a stop to this. There are a lot of guys who race clean and we are not
pointing fingers at you.
For 2016 the "PRO CLASS" will be by invitation only and or a licensing system. If you want
to run the new "DVS" Pro class in 2016 and want to get your license, I suggest you start
driving like a Pro.
Please share this with everyone you race with.
Mark Coats
CEO USPKS, Inc.
CEO Route 66 Sprint Series, Inc.

Apr 16

NEW CONTACT INFORMATION

posted by Mark Coats on 16 Apr 2015

If you have registration questions about the USPKS, please contact the following:
Registration - Alli Long - Alli Long (alli.66.long@gmail.com)
Technical - Rick Jump - jumpracing@yahoo.com
General Questions - Rick Fulks - rfrf1@comcast.net
General Questions - Mark Coats - mcoats.uspks@gmail.com
If you emailed any older email addresses and were ignored, we apologize.