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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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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