Jun 21, 2017
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This past weekend, the Route 66 Sprint Series Presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports held it second round of competition at Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana.  The turnout was excellent, with 155 entries on Saturday and 156 on Sunday.  MRP is always a favorite track for the racers, and freshly painted buildings, […]

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Apr 27, 2017
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This past weekend, the Route 66 Sprint Series Presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports opened the season at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana.  Although rain was predicted for Saturday, none showed up during the raceday, however the wind was constant all weekend, but at least the sun prevailed for Sunday.  […]

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Apr 20, 2017
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In just a few short days, the Route 66 series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports will be hitting the asphalt at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana.  While the track is always popular with the racers, the Dismore family upgraded much of the track curbing over the winter, making […]

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Feb 23, 2017
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The Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports, is proud to announce the release of a completely redesigned series website, located at www.route66kartracing.com.   The new website features even more information relating to the Series, quicker access to live timing and scoring feeds, and social media.  Additionally, all the important information from […]

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EKN One-on-One: Mark Coats – USPKS / Route 66 Sprint Series

Longtime industry member and promoter discuss upcoming season and future of his two championship programs

Feb 06, 2017
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Kart racers in the area of the country just south and west of the Great Lakes enjoy many different options for club, regional and national racing, and at the core of these opportunities are the Route 66 Sprint Series and the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS).  Karting enthusiast and promoter Mark Coats is at […]

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Jan 31, 2017
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Many curious racers have begun investigating the newest track to join the USPKS and Route 66 Sprint Series programs, the Autobahn Country Club, so we wanted to familiarize you with the venue a little more. Autobahn Country Club is located in Joliet, IL, only 45 miles from downtown Chicago and less than an hour’s drive […]

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Jan 06, 2017
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In response to concerns raised by Yamaha competitors and industry engine builders, the USPKS and Route 66 series have moved to eliminate some of the “gray” areas that have been part of the rules packages used by most of the major US race series that allow the Yamaha engine.  These gray areas have been consistently […]

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Dec 19, 2016
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Recently, the MG Tires United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) announced the addition of the new IAME KA100 Pro class. The KA100 is a user-friendly, high performance, complete engine package with a simple ignition system, fixed pipe, machined Tillotson carb, and an onboard push button starter. The IAME KA100 includes many of the parts utilized […]

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Dec 07, 2016
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The MG Tires Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by Franklin Motorsports, held its Champions Banquet this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL. A packed house of over 280 were treated to a great meal and a first class awards presentation, capped off by drawings for a Merlin chassis, two Praga chassis, […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Closes 2016 in Springfield

Nine championships decided at Mid-State Kart Club facility with fifth and final event for regional program

Oct 11, 2016
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It was another picture perfect weekend for racing as the 2016 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series came to a close in Springfield, Illinois. The Mid-State Kart Club facility played host to Round Nine and Ten of the championship series, as nine title winners were decided of the two days of racing. Many of […]

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Series Finale On Tap for Route 66 Sprint Series at Springfield

Nine championships on the line as program visits Mid-State Kart Club facility

Sep 30, 2016
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The 2016 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series is set to finish up at the Mid-State Kart Club facility on October 7-9. Racers took the month of September off, following the Princess Snow Gear sponsored event at the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Wisconsin. Round Nine and Ten are scheduled to take place […]

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United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Programs to Remain with MG Tires

National and regional programs commits to Brazilian tire manufacturer

Sep 09, 2016
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On the eve of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires finale weekend, series officials are pleased to announce its commitment regarding the tire selection for the future of the program. MG Tires has been the only brand utilized for the USPKS and the regional Route 66 Sprint Series […]

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Multiple Double Winners for Route 66 Sprint Series Event at Dousman

Five categories see same driver triumph in both main events on the weekend at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park

Aug 17, 2016
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A quick turn around for the Route 66 Sprint Series competitors, returning back to action just two weeks following the third stop of the program in South Bend, Indiana. The August 12-14 weekend took racers to the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin for Round Seven and Eight of the championship series for […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Welcomes New Winners During South Bend Weekend

Michiana Raceway Park sees Crepin and Pesek split Yamaha victories with Koyen back on top in IAME

Aug 02, 2016
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It was a weekend of firsts for many at the third event of the 2016 Route 66 Sprint Series. After a long month of racing for racers in the midwest, the top regional program in the country returned to action on July 29-31 at the famed Michiana Raceway Park. Wet weather hit the facility during […]

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Repeat Winners Highlight Route 66 Sprint Series Weekend in Shawano

Pesek and Hotz double up in headline categories as series returns to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 14, 2016
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The Route 66 Sprint Series made a return trip to the uncharacteristic US Air Motorsports Raceway for the second stop of the 2016 program. The Shawano, Wisconsin facility is among the most unique and challenging karting circuits in North America, if not the world, at 1.1-mile long with multiple elevation changes. Now into its 16th […]

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Big Turnout for Route 66 Sprint Series Opener

Number of sweeps at New Castle Motorsports Park as 16th season of series opened in April

Jun 01, 2016
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The 2016 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series began over the April 22-24 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Roughly 340 entries traveled to New Castle, Indiana to take part in the nine categories offered for the 16th season of the program, traveling to five distinct facilities around the Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. It […]

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Apr 08, 2016
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KartLift Kart Stands and DeepSeat Seats recently completed a sponsorship package with the United States Pro Karting Series (USPKS) and the Route 66 Sprint Series (Route 66) for 2016. KartLift has been a long time sponsor of the Route 66 series and has been on board as a sponsor of the USPKS since its inception.  […]

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2016 Route 66 Sprint Series Expected to be Another Success

16th season of regional program ready for five weekends of competition

Feb 18, 2016
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The Route 66 Sprint Series has set the standard for regional racing in United States karting. Now entering its 16th season, the program is set for another successful season of racing in a five-weekend, three-state championship series spanning from April to October. Route 66 Sprint Series is set to follow its big-brother series – the […]

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Nov 30, 2015
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Over 265 people attended the 2015 Route 66 Sprint Series awards banquet on Saturday November 7th. The banquet was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom in Springfield Illinois. Thank you to the Collins Family for sponsoring Happy Hour! Prizes reached into the tens of thousands of dollars thanks to the work and effort of […]

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15th Season of Route 66 Sprint Series Closes in Dousman

Final two rounds of season held at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park puts final touches on championship chases

Sep 16, 2015
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The Route 66 Spring Series closed out its 15th season with the final two rounds of 2015 over the September 11-13 weekend. The Badger Kart Club hosted the series at the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin, welcoming nearly 250 entries during the two days of racing. The five event, 10-round championship chase […]

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