Event News: Money Races Added to Plaza Grand Prix Street Race in Jacksonville, Illinois

PLAZA GRAND PRIX logoThe Jacksonville Plaza Grand Prix, presented by Good Times Docs, has recently announced the addition of several money classes in addition to the Mid America Track Challenge (MATC) classes that will be racing. There will be three 25-lap cash payback races for the TAG, Yamaha Supercan and Clone Senior classes. The Sunday May 19th event will be held in downtown Jacksonville Illinois in conjunction with the Jacksonville’s May 18th Downtown Celebration, a festive day of music, food and fun in the heart of Jacksonville’s downtown. Food vendors and a beer garden will also be setup on Sunday for the kart races.

The race course is approximately one half mile in length. Michael Davis insurance of WKA has been secured for the event. Mid-State Kart Club (MSKC) will be providing the safety barriers for the course. Volunteers from the local FFA, Police Cadets and the Jacksonville High School football team are helping setup and staff the event along with MSKC and Quincy TNT kart racing members.

In addition to the title sponsorship from Good Time Docs, more local sponsors have stepped up to support the event. The sponsor’s funds will help provide the safety fencing and barriers, scoring trailer and class awards.

GoodTime Docs, A Gaudio & Sons, Don’s Place, WJVO radio

Lomelino Signs, Bob Hawks Auto Body, Sablotny Floors, On The Rox, Second Gen Mechanical Inc., Higher Plain Staffing, Milnes Plumbing Heating & Air, TruLine Fire & Safety

David Large Painting, Slocums Auto Service, Reese Family Chiropractic, Cunningham Construction, Lifestar Ambulance, SAFECO, TruLine Communications, Mason Family Farms, Dodsworth Racing

TruLine Precision AG

K.E. VAS, Bob Manker’s 6 J’s Construction, Johnson Plumbing, Jacksonville Firefighters Local 637

Mid-State Kart Club will be selling raffle tickets at this event for a new race-ready Margay Brava with a clone engine. Tickets cost $5 each or five for $20. The kart will be on display at this event.

Plaza Grand Prix Schedule – Sunday May 19th 2013
Registration – 8:00 – 10:00 am
Practice session #1 – 10:00 am (6 minutes each class)
Practice Session #2 – 11:30 am (6 minutes each class)
Driver’s meeting – 1:00 pm
National Anthem – 1:15, races to follow. There will be no Qualifying – Pill Draw for position. Standing Starts(after one warm-up lap). Races will be 20 laps for the Junior and Senior classes. 15 laps for Kid Karts, Clone Rookie and Yamaha Junior Sporstman classes.

Class Order: MATC and Mid-State Club Point classes(Bridgestone YLC – Only) will race first followed by the Pro races (open tire rule).
Entry Fee: Mid-State Members – $25.00, non-member/MATC – $50.00
Pit-Pass: $10.00
Transponder Rental: $15.00

MATC Classes: (race order to be determined based on multiple class drivers)
Clone Lite Senior
Kid Kart
Clone Rookie
Clone Junior
Yamaha Jr. Sportsman
Clone Heavy Senior
Yamaha Senior
Yamaha Junior

Pro Classes – Entry Fee- $75.00,
$25.00 goes to MSKC – $50.00 goes to CASH payout (1st – 60%, 2nd – 25%, 3rd – 15%) Five inch dia. wheels, no six inch wheels allowed in Pro classes.
Clone Senior – Weight 360 lbs – Open Tires – AKRA Rules
Yamaha Senior – Weight 345 lbs – Open Tires – WKA Rules (SSX CAN)
TAG Senior – Weight (WKA Rules on Weight, All TAG engines accepted)
(Leopard-365, PRD-350, Rotax-365, Sonic TX-400, Rok-TT-365, X-30-365) Open Tires.
For more information, visit http://www.MidStateKartClub.com , http://www.mid-americatrackchallenge.com and the GoodTimes Docs Facebook page of Jacksonville Illinois.

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