Series News: Stock Car Steel/SRI to Sponsor Five-Race, Wednesday Night Championship Series at MMX
Mooresville Motorplex (MMX) is excited to announce the creation of their next five-race points championship, the Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series, beginning on May 15 and sponsored by Stock Car Steel and Aluminum/SRI, a full-line steel and service center based in Mooresville, N.C., that offers a diverse metals and plastics product line to many of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams in the area.
“I had no idea how much fun I would have with karting until I got to experience it firsthand at Mooresville Motorplex,” said Greg Fornelli, owner of Stock Car Steel/SRI. “Now, karting is a passion of mine. Stock Car Steel and SRI’s involvement with MMX makes sense for us, because it brings in all the local racing talent, which is our customer base. Seeing our signs around such a cool facility always makes me happy when I pull into the MMX parking lot. Now, with the Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series coming up, we’ll be even more visible at the track. We can’t wait to see how this championship series turns out.”
The Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series will run on Wednesday nights for five weeks from May 15 through June 19, with the exception of Wednesday, May 22. The series will take the May 22 date off for the running of the GoPro® Be a HERO Karting Challenge, which will NOT be a points race or associated with the Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series.
The Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series Schedule:
June 19-Champions Night
*MMX will drop each competitor’s lowest finish at the end of the five-race series.
The points championship will feature the TaG Senior and TaG Masters classes as well as a Light and Heavy division of rental kart racing using MMX’s fleet of Sodikart RT8 390cc karts, the newest and most advanced machines in the industry.
Competitors in the TaG Masters and TaG Senior classes can pre-register for the complete Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series through our ONLINE STORE. There is a $50 discount for registering for all five races before May 15, for a total cost of $250 to run the entire series. Single-race registration for the Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series will only be available in the MMX retail store on the day of each event for $60.
All competitors must run a transponder, if you do not have your own, you will be able to rent one from MMX on the day of the event for $20. All transponder rentals must be purchased with a credit card.
Before registering for the Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series in the TaG Masters and TaG Senior divisions, please review the complete RULES AND REGULATIONS.
Different for the Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series Rental Kart League will be a completely new format that features an eight-minute practice session and three, 10-lap heat races. The driver with the highest combined points total from all three heat races will win overall for the night. All three heat races will count for points towards the championship series title as well.
This new format will give Rental League competitors more opportunities for structured racing and increase fairness by eliminating kart selection advantages because all three heat races count for points, instead of just in a final.
If you are interested in participating in our Rental Kart League, you can register for the complete Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series Rental Kart League through our ONLINE STORE. There is a $75 discount for registering for all five races before May 15, for a total cost of $400 to run the entire series. Single-race registration will only be available in the MMX retail store on the day of each event for $95.
The Light and Heavy division of the Rental Kart League will be capped at 22 entrants per division each week and the spots are on a first-come basis. Therefore, if you are interested in running the entire series for points, it is in your best interest to pay for the complete series and reserve your spot for all five races.
There will be a $10 Facility Entrance Fee for all spectators and crew members. Individuals who have a MMX membership will not be charged a Facility Entrance Fee. Competitors will only be charged for their Stock Car Steel/SRI Championship Series event registration fee.
About Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, Inc.:
Stock Car Steel & Aluminum, Inc. (founded 1996) is a full-line steel and service center. Based in Mooresville, North Carolina, it offers an extremely large and very diverse metals and plastics product line. With fantastic prices, no minimum order requirements, quality packaging and lightning fast shipping, it caters to the needs of everyone- from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams – all the way to savvy internet material buyers. You can visit their website at http://www.stockcarsteel.com , or get connected with Stock Car Steel by visiting facebook.com/stockcarsteel and twitter.com/steelydannyscsa