Stars Championship Series Presented by Extreme Sim Racing Primed for Third Season
Four-race series set to kick off season at GoPro Motorplex in April
The Stars Championship Series will kick off its 2021 karting season on the April 9-11 weekend at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC with a mix of categories and engine platforms, including four different gearbox engine options. The series will consist of four events in North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
With a dedication to promote and support shifterkart racing, the Stars Championship will offer a KZ Stars class for Senior (14+) and a KZ Masters (30+) class that is open to KZ and IAME 175 SSE powerplants. They’ll also offer ROK Stars and ROK Masters categories for ROK Shifter and Stock Moto engines. In addition, there are classes for X30, KA100, and Swift racers, as well as a Briggs 206 Senior class named ‘LO206 Stars’.
After the opening round at GoPro in April, the program will travel to New Castle in June and the Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati in July. The season will be completed at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in early October.
In addition to the wide range of platforms, the Stars Championship Series will run MG tires, Sunoco 100 or VP MS98 fuel, and either ELF HTX909 or Motul 2T oil. The Briggs 206 classes will have a local gas station and fuel spec’d for the weekend.
The weekend event schedule includes a full day of practice Friday, and a Saturday program that includes warm-up, qualifying and two rounds of heats. Sunday will feature another morning warm-up followed by the Prefinal and the single Final for the weekend. Drivers are awarded a
percentage of points from both heat races and the pre final, with full points being awarded for
Sunday’s main event.
2021 Stars Championship Schedule
April 9-11 – GoPro Motorplex – Mooresville, NC
June 11-13 – New Castle Motorsports Park – New Castle, IN
July 23-25 – Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati – Batavia, OH
October 8-10 – Pittsburgh International Race Complex – Wampum, PA
2021 Class Structure
KZ Stars (15+ years of age / KZ or IAME 175 SSE)
KZ Masters (30+ years of age / KZ or IAME 175 SSE)
ROK Stars (14+ years of age / ROK Shifter or Stock Moto)
ROK Masters (30+ years of age / ROK Shifter or Stock Moto)
X30 Stars (14+ / IAME X30)
X30 Masters (30+ / IAME X30)
Swift Stars (9-12 years of age / IAME Swift)
Micro Swift (7-10 years of age / IAME Swift)
KA Stars (14+ years of age / IAME KA100)
KA Masters (30+ years of age / IAME KA100)
KA Junior (11-15 years of age / IAME KA100)
LO206 Stars (14+ years of age / Briggs 206)
“Karting has been such a huge part of my life since I was a little kid,” offered Joe Janowski, Stars Championship Series principle. “Being able to work in the sport for the last 30 years has been amazing, and this series embodies the culmination of the experiences I’ve had in the sport. Putting on an event that is both professional and welcoming to families looking to make the next step is our primary goal, and I think our team is primed to do just that this season.”
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