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Sep 28

REGISTER NOW FOR THE LAST 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT AT MSKC

posted by Mark Coats on 28 Sep 2016

The 2016 Route 66 Championships will be decided next weekend at the historic Mid-State Kart Club at Mechanicsburg, Illinois.
We are keeping early registration open until Monday October 3 at noon. After that you can register at the track on Friday October 7.
Trailer parking will be allowed Thursday from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. For reserved pit spaces, please fill out the form to the right.

Sep 28

MARK COATS RACING SELLING OUT

posted by Mark Coats on 28 Sep 2016

I would like to inform my racing friends & family that I am selling all of my karting equipment. I will be selling my 24' Pace Racing Trailer, 2012 Chevy Diesel Pick-up, Merlin Can Kart, 2015 Tony Kart, 2 Woltjer Yamaha's, rims, axles hubs, new sets of MG Yellows, scales with scale stand, kart stands, double stacker kart stand, Micron 4 Gauges, starters, Merlin & Tony Kart Suits and a tire machine with trailer stand & OTK & Beasley Seats. I will have everything at the last Route 66 Sprint Series Race. I will have a complete listing available after the weekend. If you want something before then I will be getting everything ready over the weekend at my business - Marx Fireplaces & Lighting, Inc. 3445 South 6th Street - H-way West in Springfield, Illinois.
FOR A COMPLETE LISTING CONTACT ME @:
MARK COATS
mcoats.uspks@gmail.com
217-652-6275

Sep 28

2017 ROUTE 66 CLASS STRUCTURE, TIRES & SCHEDULE TO REMAIN THE SAME

posted by Mark Coats on 28 Sep 2016

The 2017 Route 66 Sprint Series class structure will remain the same as the 2016 class structure. The only possible change will be in the Kid Kart Class. There will be an announcement on the Kid Kart Class Engine in the next 30 days. All of the Yamaha & IAME Classes will not be changed, with the exception of IAME X-30 Juniors weight. We are looking at raising the weight in the IAME X-30 Junior Class to 330 pounds.
As mentioned in an earlier press release we will be remaining on MG Tires for the next season.
The schedule looks pretty solid. I will be getting with the tracks to get signed contracts. Once they are signed the official schedule will be confirmed.

Jun 14

2017 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE

posted by Mark Coats on 14 Jun 2016

April 21-23, 2017 - NCMP
June 2-4, 2017 - MRP
July 6-8, 2017 Fri & Sat Night Event under the Lights - MSKC
August 18-21, 2017 - BKC
**Badger Kart Club is expanding and repaving their track at the end of the 2016 season.
September 22-24, 2017 - TBA

May 22

AT TRACK CHECK IN & PROCEDURES

posted by Mark Coats on 22 May 2016

This is just a friendly reminder to our racers to make your racing experience with our series a good one.
1) Purchase Pit Passes
2) Check in with the person doing pit parking & get your trailer parked
3) Pick up your drivers packet. In the drivers packet, you will find a Pre-Tech Form. You need to get this done sometime Thursday or Friday. You will also need to get your tires scanned. All of this needs done before race day. If you wait until Saturday morning, you might miss a practice session. Currently only 50% of the racers do this on setup day or practice day.
4) Make sure you have a charged working transponder Or rent one at registration.
5) FUEL TESTING - The series has stepped up our fuel testing program. Old fuel tanks and fuel jugs that have had everything under the sun put in them will not pass the new fuel tester. If you have any questions, check with our Tech Director Rick Jump or Tim Anderson.
6) OFFICIAL FUEL SUPPLIER - Sunoco 110 Fuel purchased from Express Karts & Parts is the Official Fuel for the Route 66 Sprint Series.
It must be mixed with either 6 ounces, 7 ounces or 8 ounces of REDLINE OIL. Your Redline Oil may be purchased from your favorite Kart Shop.
If you have any questions at the events, please check in with one of our friendly staff members at the Route 66 Sprint Series Trailer.
Thank you & see you at the races.

Apr 26

NEW STATE OF THE ART FUEL TESTER - ROUTE 66 & USPKS

posted by Mark Coats on 26 Apr 2016

The Route 66 Sprint Series debuted the new State of the Art Fuel Tester this past weekend at NCMP. We used this weekend as a learning/testing weekend. The racers have asked for a fare & level playing field and we have stepped up our game. The old testing methods are now obsolete.
By the end of the weekend, we knew who bought fuel from the Series Fuel Supplier, who ran other brands of fuel, who bought fuel at their local gas station, who ran the FWT and who runs at the Badger Kart Club.
FYI - If you have run other series that uses other brands of fuel & oil, you might have contaminated the fuel tank on your kart, same with your fuel jug. When we ran SKUSA and our series, we had a separate fuel jug and fuel tank to be 100% positive that we we're legal.
This is your responsibility as a competitor to make sure that you are legal.

At the first USPKS Event in May, we will also be debuting a new State of the Art tire tester.

We are doing everything possible to level the playing field. If you have any question, please email the Series Tech Director.