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Route 66 Series Season Final Event to be held at Mid-State Raceway 

The MG Tire / L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series will finish off the 2014 racing season with rounds nine and ten being held at Mid-State Raceway located near Springfield, IL on September
5th – 7th sponsored by B & B Electric.  The event is hosted by the Mid-State Kart Club (MSKC) and
is called the Loren Niehaus Memorial Race in honor of founding club member Loren Niehaus who helped start the club and build the first part of the track in 1960.  The track has been expanded four times over the past 54 years and is now a ½ mile sprint track located on 18 acres.  Mid-State Raceway has been a stop on the Route 66 Series schedule for 14 consecutive years now.  MSKC is currently expanding the pits by adding another 6,000 square feet. The club has recently added 45 new safety barriers and now has Race Monitor data available for live timing and scoring of their races.

On-line registration at www.MotorSportsReg.com will be accepted up until midnight September 1st at $75 per entry.  At the track registration fees increases to $90 per entry.  A record number of race entries have been set at most of the Route 66 Series events this season and going into the final event another big crowd is expected.  Two sets of MG tires will be given away in drawings held at the Saturday driver’s meeting along with drawings for $50 gift certificates from Precision Karting Technologies.  Look for the timeline of the events at Mid-State Raceway to be posted on the Route 66 Series web site at www.Route66KartRacing.com.

Going into the final event of the season, the point battles are close in several classes.  Bonus points will be awarded at this event for participants who have competed in all of the series events this year.  In the Yamaha Senior class, Killian Keaveny leads Collin Griffin by just 32 points.  The Briggs & Stratton LO-206 class also has a close battle with Brandon Klein leading by just 30 points over Matthew Bartling.  A competitor’s best eight out of ten races will count toward the final season points.

Brazil Granja Viana Team Race Award:  Senior class drivers from the Route 66 Series who are in the top 10 in points for his or her class and are age 18 or older by December 1st will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a trip to participate in the Granja Viana 500 mile kart team race in Brazil courtesy of Wagner Rossi Motorsports and MG Tires.  This race will have Formula One drivers and Indy Car drivers also competing. The prize includes round trip air fare for the driver only, accommodations and transportation in Brazil, and the cost of the team and race itself.  The event takes place from December 10th to the 14th.  The winner will be responsible for his/her own food and souvenirs and must have a passport.  If you meet the above requirements there will be a form to fill out to enter the random drawing which will be awarded at Mid-State.

The Komet class for ages 13 and up is still on probation for the rest of the 2014 season.  If you want this class to remain in the 2015 class structure, we encourage you to attend this event.  The LO-206 class is also on probation for the rest of the 2014 season.  Again if you want this class to remain in the 2015 class structure, we encourage you and your friends to attend this event.  The series will be staying with a five event schedule in 2015. The 2015 schedule will be released sometime right after Labor Day.  People wishing to help sponsor the Route 66 Sprint Series in 2015 are encouraged to contact Mark Coats at info@route66kartracing.com

Registration will be available at Mid-State on Friday September 5th from 1 PM to 6 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.  Registration forms, practice, and race schedules are available on the Route 66 Series web site at www.Route66KartRacing.com.  For additional information about registration contact Kris Finke at Kris.route66racing@gmail.com.  For more information about the Route 66 Sprint Series contact Mark Coats at (217) 529-7687.  For more information about Mid-State Raceway and to reserve a pit spot visit www.MidStateKartClub.com or contact MSKC President Al Burkett at (217)971-5599.

Mark your calendars for the Route 66 Series awards banquet which is scheduled for Saturday October 11th in Springfield, Illinois.  Mid-State Raceway will be hosting a special event on Sunday October 12th for those that want to get in some more kart racing.  Look for more awards banquet information to be posted soon on the Route 66 Series web site.

 

                 Route 66 Series at Mid-State Raceway Information for Sep.  4 - 7, 2014

Track Address / Directions:

160 Kender Lane
Dawson, IL
Track is located 6 miles east of Springfield, IL on Mechanicsburg Rd.
First exit east of Springfield on I-72
(Camp Butler exit)

Entry Fees:

$75.00 Pre-Entry (Pit Passes not included) $90.00 at the track
Kid Kart entry same as regular classes
NOTE: Entry fee does not include pit passes (see below)

Pit Passes:

$35.00 - 3-day Hot Grid & Pit Pass
$15.00 - 1-day Hot Grid & Pit Pass

Reserved Pit Space Rental:

$40. for the weekend.   Motor Homes $50  per spot plus $25/day, Access available starting Thursday.

Transponder Rental:

$25.00 for 2 days

 

 

Non-Event Day Practice Fee:

Thursday September 4th $40.
Friday September 5th $30.
Thurs. Open practice 3 PM to 7:30 PM
Friday Group Practice 10 AM to 6 PM

Spec Fuel and Oil:

Sunoco 110 spec race fuel available at the track all weekend. Use Burris or Red Line oil only for 2-cycle classes.

Don't Forget to Attend the Free MSKC Cookout Saturday September 6th at 6:30PM

 


8-11-14

The rain Make up race will be Oct 5th.

We are still having WED work days, Start 5pm.

Aug 23RD is club race # 8.

Next Meeting is Aug 26th At the track.

Rt 66 is coming up on sept 5th-7th. Contact AL if you have any questions or if you can donate some time to work it.

 


7-31-14

Aug 9th will be Our race #7 Backwards direction. With or without chicane? Let us hear your opinions!

We will need the usual help. Please Give Al a call with what ever you can help with. Thank you.

We are having track prep and repair every Wed night starting at 5pm. Thay count towards your yr end award work days. If you dont have enough days in at the end of the yr, You will not be eligable for awards.


6-25-14

6-28 is our Race #4

7-19 is race #5

We need some help to fill positions. If you got the time give Al a ring.

July 5th We will be having A work day that will go towards your yearly count. We need aroung 5 - 6 people. Again Give Al A ring if you can make it.


6-1-2014

Thank You Land of Lincolin Vintage for stopping by the track. Paul and the whole group Are greatly appreciated for coming by.

The next race is the backwards race. The track Barriers are set for the Race if you Wish to practice it in reverse. Just as A normal practice session/day be considerate of others and Alternate if you are wishing to practice in the other direction and do not take up/waste time on the track if others are waiting. Just as you would with A kid kart on track or waiting to go on track. Alternate. (FYI if you did not know.When a kid kart is on track, NO ADULT CLASS KART is allowed on the track at the same time. If A kid kart is on the grid waiting for An adult to come in...DO NOT BUTT IN FRONT OF THEM.

Thank you. Tim

OLD pictures

VINTAGE 2011


4-13-14

Thank you everyone that came out and helped this past weekend, It was greatly appreciated.

Now onto some notes for the next couple of weeks

APRIL 19TH IS PRACTICE/DRIVER WORKSHOP DAY/PRE-TECH

MAY 4TH RACE #1

  • THE TRACK IS CLOSED 4-20 TO ALL ON TRACK ACTIVITIES IN HONOR OF EASTER . THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN A CLUB RULE OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE NEIGHBORS. THIS ALSO INCLUDES MOTHERS DAY.
  • 4-WHEELERS OR ANY MOTORIZED SCOOTER OF ANY KIND IS NOT ALLOWED IN OUR PIT AREA UNLESS YOUR DOING CLUB RELATED WORK! INCLUDING IF YOU ARE JUST PRACTICING BY YOURSELF. THEY ARE JUST NOT ALLOWED.
  • ANY TRAILORS OR MOTORHOMES ARE NOT RECOMENDED TO LEAVE THE ROCK SURFACE. WE SPENT THE MONEY ON THIS IMPROVEMENT FOR A REASON.
  • ALL UNDER AGE KARTERS WE NEED YOUR BIRTH CERT. ON FILE. MAKE SURE YOU BRING A COPY AT SIGN IN.
  • BEFORE THE FIRST RACE THIS YR, MAKE SURE YOUR NUMBERS ON THE KART MATCH WHAT YOU SIGN IN AS. THIS INCLUDES A NUMBER ON FRONT ,SIDES, AND ONE IN THE REAR OF YOUR KART. IF IT DOES NOT MATCH YOU MAY NOT GET SCORED CORRECTLY! THIS WAS A MAJOR PROBLEM FOR SCORE PEOPLE A COUPLE OF TIMES.
  • SAFTY-LO206 HEADERS NEED TO BE WRAPPED ALL THE WAY DOWN INCLUDING OVER THE MUFFLER.
    LETS MAKE IT A GREAT YEAR AND HAVE SOME FUN

4-8-14

Mid American Sprint Series

The Time has come for the start of the 2014 season racers. This is going to be A very exciting race weekend.

This weekend is Round one of The MID=AMERICAN SPRINT SERIES!!!

If you are not racing this weekend we could use some extra help ,contact AL ASAP if you can help. Thank you

3-31-14

  • To speed things along on race day, you can now print the registration form and have it filled out before you get to the track. Hopefully this will cut down on the long lines-Tim

3-20-14

Al

Track is open this weekend

  • To speed things along on race day, you can now print the registration form and have it filled out before you get to the track. Hopefully this will cut down on the long lines-Tim

3-2-14

Small notes from the meeting

1.The leadership team has been finialized for 2014.

2. Moving on we need to start up on finding donations and sponsors for the year. Returning class sponsors have first right to there respective classes. Track signage form Get this to out to whomever could benifet from the exposure. Thank you

3.Clean up days are coming up pretty quick along with the first event (MWSS). So please help were you can. Thank you.

4. Lets make this A fun and exciting year!!

5. Here is the arrive and drive flyers. Lets get this out so we can get some new karters to the track. FLYER

2-4-13 Schedule

Our Schedual is posted to the Right. Thank you Al for getting it done and Dustin for getting it posted.

2-4-13 FEB club meeting

ATTENTION-- Our next Club meeting will be FEB 25TH .Top cats 7pm

2-4-13 Mid -State Kart Club Winter Kart show and Swap meet

Thank you ALL that came to the Winter Kart show Brought to you by Kartlift. It was another amazing day with continued growth. Plans are allready under way for a bigger show next year.

12-1-13 Mid -State Kart Club By-Laws

Here are the most current by-laws we have at the present moment. By-Laws

Mid -State Kart Club Awards Banquet

November 2, 2013
Northfield Inn & Suites in Springfield
6pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
Awards to follow dinner.

Please complete the registration form and send form with payment in by October 25th.

2013 Track Records:
 
1.  CLONE LITE           Ryan Cassity          34.480    
2.  CLONE HEAVY       Tim Mayer             35.070
3.  CLONE ROOKIE     Talia Moffett         35.473
4.  CLONE JUNIOR      Zach Buecker        34.976
5.  YAMAHA ROOKIE   Avery Scott           36.280
6.  TAG                        Dustin Kessinger  30.745
 
 
Class Awards:
 

KID KART    Sponsored by Law Automotive

#15  Cohen Johnson
#21  Collin Eaton
#7  Christian Miles
#89  Ethan Coulter
#17J  Jalyn Taft
#33  Brody Wilson
#54  Jake Faulkner

Clone Heavy  Sponsored by Rowe Rentals

1st   #9 Tim Mayer
2nd  #69 Ken Williams
3rd   #16 Bill Sanders
4th   #7  Joe Brittin
5th   #95 Todd Hayes
        #75 Jim Rowe
        #7 Steven Everitt
       #66 Steve Jacobs
       #09 Bill Craven

Clone Rookie    Sponsored by Moffett Karting Group

1st   #7m Talia Moffett
2nd  #13M Madi Moffett
3rd   #5G Gabe Wafford
4th   #80 Brian Rettig
5th   #5 John Parker
        #9 Dylan Mayer

Clone Junior  Sponsored by Organic Grains

1st  #14  Zach Buecker
2nd #21  Zane Braker
3rd  #7  Dalton Sonneborn
4th  #1C  Chase Law

Clone Lite  Sponsored by Charles Adams Real Estate Corp.

1st   #53 Ryan Cassity
2nd  #9  Tim Mayer
3rd  #11  Al Burkett
4th  #69 Ken Williams
5th  #11X  Jeff Scott
       #1R  Roland Law
       #28  Tim Strawkas
       #00  Joe Taft
       #9    Tom Luczkowski
       #16   Bill Sanders
       #96  Darren Schnelle
      #31  Caleb Rich
      #7K  Kelly Dodsworth
      #09 Bill Craven

TAG Senior  Sponsored by Trailer Masters

1st  #24C  Lamar "Cowboy" Humphries
2nd #31  Dustin Kessinger
3rd  #766  Russ Kemple
4th  #13   Brandyn Ryan
5th  #54  Neil Faulkner
 
Yamaha Rookie  Sponsored by Davis Electric
 
1st  #88   Riley Scott
2nd  #48  Avery Scott
 
Yamaha Junior Supercan  Sponsored by Evers Construction
 
1st #03 Alec Evers
2nd #39  Jimmy Tapocik
3rd  #024  Brook Davis
 
Yamaha Senior Supercan  Sponsored by Marx Fireplaces and Lighting
 
1st  #19  Kristen Mosley
2nd  #40A  Chase Armstrong
3rd  #6  Bryan Heiple
4th #64  Charles Adams
 
 
Perfect Attendance Awards
 
Russ Kemple
Jimmy Tapocik
Zach Buecker
Bill Sanders
Dalton Sonneborn
Tim Mayer
Al Burkett
Ken Williams

Raffle Kart

Congratulations to William Ulrich of East Peoria on winning the Club's Raffle Kart,
the new Margay Clone Kart for 2013.

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