Challenging Weekend at Road America For Route 66 Sprint Series

Weather battle at famed Wisconsin facility for Round Three and Four of 2021 program

Jun 30, 2021
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Stop number two of the 2021 Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – took teams and competitors to the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America over the June 25-27 weekend. Rain hit the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin area during Friday and Saturday, forcing competitors to battle with rain tires and […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2021 – Ava Hanssen

Team FMS / Merlin driver doubles up at Route 66 Sprint Series opener in Briggs 206 Sportsman action

May 18, 2021
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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May 10, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, in conjunction with the Buckeye Karting Challenge, are proud to present the inaugural KA100 – 206 Sprint Nationals. The Route 66 Sprint Series, the oldest regional traveling sprint series in the country, known for promoting great racing in the Midwest, has teamed up with Ohio’s home for grassroots sprint karting, […]

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May 06, 2021
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In February, Brazil’s MG Tires was confirmed as the sole supplier for the OK and OK Junior categories for the 2021 CIK-FIA World Championships, which will take place in Birigui, Brazil on October 28-31. Bridgestone had been selected as the supplier for all competitions held in Europe, however, distribution hurdles related to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Opens 2021 Season at New Castle Motorsports Park

Championship season gets underway with first two rounds in Indiana

Apr 22, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – kicked off the 2021 season at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Over 130 entries converged on the New Castle, Indiana facility over the April 16-18 weekend to begin the four event, eight-round championship program. Colder but sunny skies greeted the teams […]

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Apr 01, 2021
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The United States Pro Kart Series, presented by MG tires and IAME USA East, and its regional series, the Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports, have released the track layout for their much anticipated upcoming events at New Castle Motorsports Park. When the Route 66 series hits the track on […]

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Feb 16, 2021
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Officials at the Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by Franklin Motorsports and MG Tires, along with their sister series, the United States Pro Kart Series, presented by IAME USA East and MG Tires, recently announced the completion of an agreement whereby KartLift will become the Official Kart Stand of the two Series. When asked why […]

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Feb 09, 2021
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by Franklin Motorsports and MG Tires is happy to announce that they have partnered with the Buckeye Karting Challenge to create a unique, one-off motorsports event.  Route 66 has been the gold standard for regional sprint racing in the Midwest, with a history spanning back over 25 years.  The […]

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Jan 29, 2021
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The United States Pro Kart Series, presented by MG tires and IAME USA East, has announced that Elf HTX909 has been selected as the Official Oil for competition in 2021. This will apply to all classes in USPKS sanctioned events, and all 2 cycle classes in Route 66 Sprint Series sanctioned events. IAME representatives have […]

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Oct 23, 2020
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The Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports is delighted to finally present it 2021 racing program. For 2021, the Route 66 Series is renewing its commitment to variety and diversity in venues. In 2020, Covid restrictions ultimately limited our choices, but for 2021, more options are available again. 2021 will see […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Opens 2020 Season at Road America

A celebration for the country and start of the championship chase in Elkhart Lake

Jul 08, 2020
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The chase for the Route 66 Sprint Series championships – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – began over the Independence Day weekend at the historic Road America facility. The start to the 2020 season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and a reschedule of the season opener was put on July 3-5 […]

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Jun 12, 2020
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Briggs & Stratton, manufacturers of the popular 206 engine, recently announced another sponsorship agreement with the Route 66 Sprint Series.  Series Owner Mark Coats and Announcer Tim Koyen recently appeared on the EKN Face2Face program, produced by eKartingNews.com.  During that conversation, the existence of new deal with Briggs was revealed, with the details to be […]

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Jun 10, 2020
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The following is a statement from Route 66 Sprint Series regarding its revised 2020 schedule. We are excited to announce that the venue for event #3 on the revised 2020 Route 66 Sprint Series schedule has been confirmed as the Kart Circuit Autobahn at the Autobahn Country Club (ACC) in Joliet, IL.  There was much […]

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Jun 04, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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May 20, 2020
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The following is a statement from the Route 66 Sprint Series regarding the start of their 2020 season surrounding the COVID-19 delay. After what seemed like an eternity, but was really only a couple months, the gears are once again banging for racing series around the country.  The Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by Franklin […]

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May 01, 2020
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The following is a statement from Mark Coats, promoter of the United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Sprint Series, regarding their upcoming events on the 2020 calendar. To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the US and the world upside down would be an understatement.  We hope you are all safe and […]

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Dec 02, 2019
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Recently, the Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports, celebrated the 2019 season by holding its Champion’s Banquet.  After a five year run at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL, the Series went back to the Northfield Inn – Springfield.  The Northfield was the site of previous banquets and was delighted […]

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Oct 15, 2019
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The 2019 Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports is wrapped up for the year, and the Championship Banquet is just around the corner.  Now is no time for slacking though, as Series Staff has been hard at work putting together the program for 2020. For 2020, the Route 66 Series […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Champions Decided in Springfield

Mid-State Kart Club facility welcomed series finale

Sep 24, 2019
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The final chapter of the Route 66 Sprint Series – presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports – was written on September 21-22 at the Mid-State Kart Club. The established organization welcomed series competitors to their club-owned circuit in Springfield, Illinois, taking on the 1/2-mile layout. All competition sessions were contested on a dry surface […]

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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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