United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Sprint Series Release 2015 Schedules
Third season of growing program remains four weekends, as regional series set for five races
The last two seasons has seen the United States Pro Kart Series become the top summer series in the eastern half of the country. Welcoming drivers from all over the country, continuing its focus on more track time and more fun, the 2014 season was a huge success for the series. Planning continues for 2015, as the schedule for the third season is confirmed, setting up another four-event championship at some of the top circuits in the country.
“This past season was a big success, with the numbers growing compared to our inaugural season in 2013,” commented USPKS series owner Mark Coats. “We welcomed a number of new racers to the series, and crowned eight class champions for 2014 at the New Castle event. Next year is going to be another big step, as we want to make attending a United States Pro Kart Series an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Helping to make that a success is selecting four outstanding race tracks for 2015.”
The third season will begin as the previous two did, hosting the opening rounds of 2015 at the GoPro Motorplex. The North Carolina facility hosted its first national event in 2013, welcoming the inaugural USPKS event. A duplicate of the Kartdromo Parma in Italy, the 7/10-mile course provides a challenge at every turn. The new circuit to the USPKS program is another demanding course, the US AIR Motorsports Park. Formerly known as the ‘USA International Raceway’, the northern Wisconsin facility opened in 2004 and hosted a number of major karting events over the past decade. The 1.1-mile course is a roller coaster for karts, with multiple elevation changes.
The final two events of the season will keep the series in the state of Indiana. Stop three is a return to the Michiana Raceway Park. Located just outside the South Bend area, it is the second straight year the tough 7/10-mile course is part of the USPKS program. The New Castle Motorsports Park is scheduled to host the series finale for a second straight year. At 1-mile long, the course puts the drivers to the test, and allows the engines to stretch their legs with the two long straights.
2015 United States Pro Kart Series Schedule
April 24-26: GoPro Motorplex – Mooresville, North Carolina
June 19-21: US AIR Motorsports Park – Shawano, Wisconsin
July 31-August 2: Michiana Raceway Park – North Liberty, Indiana
August 21-23: New Castle Motorsports Park – New Castle, Indiana
The Route 66 Sprint Series, the leading Midwest regional program, is also promoted by Mark Coats and welcomed a historic 2014 season. Record numbers throughout the year was seen in all categories, as the program will host a similar schedule for 2015. A five event, 10-round series is scheduled for the upcoming year, visiting five of the top facilities in the area.
2015 Route 66 Sprint Series
April 10-12: Mid-State Raceway – Springfield, Illinois
June 12-14: US AIR Motorsports Park – Shawano, Wisconsin
July 17-19: Michiana Raceway Park – North Liberty, Indiana
August 14-16: New Castle Motorsports Park – New Castle, Indiana
September 25-27: Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park – Dousman, Wisconsin
Before the 2015 season planning can begin, the Route 66 Sprint Series will honor the champions and top performers of 2014. The season-end awards ceremony will take place October 11 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. There will be thousands of dollars in awards and prizes will be given away during the evening. Two Merlin chassis, one Tony Kart chassis, IAME Leopard, two Komet, three Yamaha and a Briggs LO206 engine will be part of the raffles. L&T Clutches, Sniper alignment gauges, Prisma tire gauges, six Leopard and KPV rebuild kits, AMB transponders, five $100 Comet Kart Sales gift certificates, over 60 boxes of chain, three KartLift stands and a KartWinch, eight Douglas Wheel & Tires rims, Beta Tools, over $10,000 in MG Tires and much more. A limited number of walkup tickets are available at the door for those that have not registered to attend, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.