Multiple Double Winners for Route 66 Sprint Series in Norway

Concept Haulers Motor Speedway overcomes wet weather for Rounds Seven and Eight

Aug 22, 2019
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The 2019 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – is nearing the end. The penultimate event on the calendar was held on the August 16-18 weekend at the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway. The Norway, Illinois facility hosted Rounds Seven and Eight, with early rain hitting the […]

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Jul 30, 2019
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With the midpoint of the 2019 in the rear view mirror, officials of the Route 66 Sprint Series have come to the realization that the once vibrant Yamaha classes are no longer viable for the series.  To that end, they have been removed from the competition roster from this point forward. The new vacancy in […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Hits Road America

Midway point of 2019 championship program visited CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex

Jul 18, 2019
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The Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports contested the third event of the 2019 calendar over the July 12-14 weekend. Rounds Five and Six – presented by Dog Guard: Out of Sight Fencing – were held at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex inside the historic Road America facility in Elkhart Lake, […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Tackles Wolf Paving Raceway

First of two events in state of Wisconsin completed at home of Badger Kart Club

Jun 27, 2019
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The busy month of June began with the second event of the Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports. Rounds Three and Four – presented by MTEC – were held at the Wolf Paving Raceway in Dousman, Wisconsin. The home of Badger Kart Club remains a continued stop for the program […]

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May 08, 2019
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports, opened its 2019 campaign on April 26-28 at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP).  KartLift Kart Stands was on board as the sponsor for the first weekend of the five-event series.  NCMP ran practice Friday from Noon to 6pm under mixed weather […]

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Jan 09, 2019
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With the book firmly closed on the 2018 season, officials of the Route 66 Sprint Series turned their attention to finalizing the details of the 2019 program.  The official release of the 2019 Route 66 schedule took place at the December Series banquet, so the only thing left was to finalize the class structure. There […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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On December 1, the families and friends of the Route 66 Sprint Series gathered in the Diamond Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL, to celebrate the 2018 Championship.  This event was the culmination of a full season’s worth of work by the racers and a chance to re-live the season, and receive […]

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Sep 24, 2018
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With the season finale of the 2018 championship season at Mid-State Kart Club just around the corner, the Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports is pleased to announce plans for the 2019 season. The 2018 season featured six race weekends, centered around the series’ traditional home base of IL, IN, […]

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May 09, 2018
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The Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports opened the season at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana on April 27-29.  Although the wind and cool temperatures kept everyone bundled up, the racing was outstanding.  About 150 entries spread across 10 classes took to the “National Track” each […]

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Fast Five: Mark Coats – United States Pro Kart Series

Premier karting series set to begin sixth season

Apr 02, 2018
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The 2013 season marked a new era for the sport. Mark Coats, a long-time promoter and industry member, created the United States Pro Kart Series as a way to provide the best value for the racers and teams in the eastern half of the USA. The series opened at the GoPro Motorplex in torrential rain, […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Celebrates 2017 Champions

$50,000 in awards and prizes handed out to drivers and families of strong regional program

Dec 07, 2017
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Friends and families of the Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports gathered in Springfield, IL this past weekend for the 2017 Champion’s Banquet.  Once again, the Crowne Plaza ballroom was the site of the festivities.  Approximately 250 guests took part in the celebration, which included a first class dinner, an […]

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Nov 06, 2017
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The Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports is proud to release its competition schedule for 2018.  The Midwest based series continues to be true to its racers and will once again focus on the Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana tracks.  This year, the schedule will feature 20% more fun, as the […]

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Jul 12, 2017
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This past weekend, the Route 66 Sprint Series Presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports held its third weekend of competition at Mid-State Kart Club, located just outside of Springfield, IL.  The turnout was good, given that another event was scheduled on top of this one.  There were 135 entries on Friday, and 136 on […]

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Jun 21, 2017
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This past weekend, the Route 66 Sprint Series Presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports held it second round of competition at Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana.  The turnout was excellent, with 155 entries on Saturday and 156 on Sunday.  MRP is always a favorite track for the racers, and freshly painted buildings, […]

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Apr 27, 2017
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This past weekend, the Route 66 Sprint Series Presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports opened the season at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana.  Although rain was predicted for Saturday, none showed up during the raceday, however the wind was constant all weekend, but at least the sun prevailed for Sunday.  […]

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Apr 20, 2017
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In just a few short days, the Route 66 series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports will be hitting the asphalt at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana.  While the track is always popular with the racers, the Dismore family upgraded much of the track curbing over the winter, making […]

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Feb 23, 2017
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The Route 66 Sprint Series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports, is proud to announce the release of a completely redesigned series website, located at www.route66kartracing.com.   The new website features even more information relating to the Series, quicker access to live timing and scoring feeds, and social media.  Additionally, all the important information from […]

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EKN One-on-One: Mark Coats – USPKS / Route 66 Sprint Series

Longtime industry member and promoter discuss upcoming season and future of his two championship programs

Feb 06, 2017
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Kart racers in the area of the country just south and west of the Great Lakes enjoy many different options for club, regional and national racing, and at the core of these opportunities are the Route 66 Sprint Series and the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS).  Karting enthusiast and promoter Mark Coats is at […]

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Jan 31, 2017
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Many curious racers have begun investigating the newest track to join the USPKS and Route 66 Sprint Series programs, the Autobahn Country Club, so we wanted to familiarize you with the venue a little more. Autobahn Country Club is located in Joliet, IL, only 45 miles from downtown Chicago and less than an hour’s drive […]

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Jan 06, 2017
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In response to concerns raised by Yamaha competitors and industry engine builders, the USPKS and Route 66 series have moved to eliminate some of the “gray” areas that have been part of the rules packages used by most of the major US race series that allow the Yamaha engine.  These gray areas have been consistently […]

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