2019 Margay Ignite Challenge Schedule Announcement

(Photo: Mark Schwigen)

Returning for its third season in 2019, the Ignite Challenge will introduce the popular spec Ignite program to a regional level of racing. Traveling to five existing Midwest area Ignite tracks, the Challenge schedule will make a stop at the Gateway Kartplex, Autobahn County Club, Mid-State Kart Club, TNT Kartways and 61 Kartway. The Ignite Challenge will serve as the next level of competition for local Ignite competitors all around the Midwest, allowing them to race against new competition at some of the most prestigious karting tracks in the country. Racers will be able to take the same Ignite K3 package they run on a weekly basis to new tracks without the hassle of changing weights, tires or slides. Each Ignite track enforces the same 2019 rules package, ensuring that racers can load up the trailer and hit the track with ease.

Each event will have official practice sessions followed by qualifying, and two features. The starting order for the second feature will be determined by the fastest flying lap in the first feature. Margay Racing will once again offer affordable “Arrive & Drive” and factory support options for the whole season. For Arrive & Drive information, please visit https://www.margay.com/shopmargay/Arrive-and-Drive/

2019 SCHEDULE

• Rounds 1-2 TNT Kartways (April 6)
• Rounds 3-4 Mid-State Kart Club (April 7)
• Rounds 5-6 61 Kartway (June 22)
• Rounds 7-8 Autobahn Country Club (July 27)
• Rounds 9-10 Gateway Kartplex (October 12)

2019 Class Structure

• Kid Kart Honda (Ages 5-8)
• Ignite Rookie (Ages 8-12)
• Ignite Junior (Ages 12-15)
• Ignite Senior (Ages 15+)
• Ignite Masters (Ages 35+)
• Ignite Heavy (Ages 15+, 200+lbs)

NEW FOR 2019

• Double feature event format (3 rounds of practice, qualifying, feature, feature)
• Second feature’s starting order is determined by the fastest flying lap in the first feature
• Spec Hoosier Kartsport R80 compound for all Ignite classes
• Spec Hoosier Kartsport R60B compound for Kid Kart Honda
• Spec Hoosier Kartsport WET compound for rain racing
• New track layout at Autobahn Country Club
• Split track format at Gateway for each feature

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