Margay Ignite ‘Dash at Daytona’ Added to WKA KartWeek

Briggs 206 powered spec racing and fun in the sun at the World Center of Racing

The 46-kart Ignite Senior class takes the green flag at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: Margay Racing)

The popular Margay Ignite program that featured a 46-kart field at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and 54 entries at the Rock Island Grand Prix earlier this year will take the green flag inside the World Center of Racing this December 27-30 as part of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series.  Added as a local option class, Ignite Senior will utilize the same Ignite rules package racers around the Midwest are already familiar with.  With only a sprocket change to their existing Ignite kart, racers from around the country will be able to race inside the same facility that hosts the Super Bowl of racing – Daytona International Speedway.  A full field of Ignite K3 chassis equipped with Briggs 206 engines and Bridgestone YDS tires will fight to etch their names in the history books alongside other legendary Daytona champions.

Don’t know what to ask Santa for this year?  We’ve got the perfect answer.  Full Arrive & Drive packages are available, and although they won’t quite fit in your stocking, would create an unforgettable racing vacation inside one of the world’s best known racing facilities.  Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, start polishing the helmet and get ready for fast, fun, fair kart racing at the world center of speed.  Arrive & Drive packages include a new Ignite K3 package, Briggs 206 engine, Bridgestone tires, full support staff, catered lunches, all race fuel and more.  Show up to the track and race – we will handle the rest!

Margay Racing offers first class full factory support for all its Ignite drivers (Photo: Margay Racing)

The Ignite program is designed as an affordable way to go kart racing.  Consistent with this philosophy, Ignite competitors will not be required to purchase or run new tires all weekend.  You can practice, qualify and race on the same set of Bridgestone YDS tires.  Additionally, the WKA entry fee for the Ignite class has been set at $195.  Stop sitting in front of the fireplace sipping eggnog and get in the driver’s seat this year!

For more information and pricing on Arrive & Drive packages, tent/transport packages, please visit

Based in Saint Louis, MO, Margay Racing is the most successful sprint kart manufacturer in the United States, supporting drivers in all divisions of karting and producing winning karts for countless local, regional, and national champions.  Now in its 52nd year, Margay is owned by third-generation family member, Keith Freber.  For more information about Margay, please see

4 thoughts on “Margay Ignite ‘Dash at Daytona’ Added to WKA KartWeek

  1. Looking at the WKA meeting minutes from 6-7 Sept 2017, there is a stipulation that “Previous Daytona Winner will not be eligible to enter/ race in this class”. Can you provide clarification on this statement since there has never been a Margay Ignite class at Daytona.

  2. I seem to remember your name in the WKA minutes. In fact, a David Cole actually made the motion to accept the Margay proposal. Is that not you? WKA makes the rules, not Margay.

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