Route 66 Sprint Series Event Coverage

Route 66 Sprint Series Celebrates 2014 Season

It was another historic season for the growing Route 66 Sprint Series in 2014. The program has become the largest regional series in the Midwest, and perhaps the country with an average of 282 entries per weekend. A season-end awards ceremony was held in Springfield, Illinois to honor those who earned spots on the championship podium, along with another fun and exciting year of karting. The October 11 event was emceed for the first time by the voice of the Route 66 program, Tim Koyen. Everyone was entertained throughout the night, including a photo booth for the attendees to take some candid pictures. Prizes reached into the tens of thousands thanks to the work and effort of series promoter Mark Coats and his series staff, along with the number of series supporters and banquet sponsors, offering up a number of special prizes and awards, including a championship ring and jacket for each class title winner.

Ten categories were offered in 2014, from Kid Kart to Leopard Senior, with five challenging and popular facilities in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. In April, the season began at the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway in Norway, IL. After taking the month of May off, the South Bend, Indiana course of Michiana Raceway Park hosted the second event of 2014 in June. Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, WI held the third event in July, with the New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana hosting the August rounds. The finale took place at the home of the Route 66 Sprint Series - the Mid-State Kart Club facility in Springfield, IL in September.

Plans are underway for the 2015 season, with the same 10-categories to be offered at the five events this coming year. Mid-State Kart Club hosts the season opener on April 10-12. May will once again be open, as the series readies for the first ever trip to the challenging US Air Motorsports Park in Shawano, Wisconsin on June 12-14. Michiana Raceway Park is the third event of 2015, set for July 17-19, with New Castle Motorsports Park scheduled for August 14-16. The 2015 series finale will take place at the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park on September 11-13.

Below is the list of special award winners, raffle prize winners, and those who earned hardware in their respective categories for the 2014 Route 66 Sprint Series:

Chassis Manufacturer/Importer for the 2014 Season with 45 Wins:

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin Racing Chassis
Jamie & George Sieracki

Engine Builder for the 2014 Season with 31 Wins:

Woltjer Racing Engines
Daniel Woltjer

Raffle and Special Prizes

2014 Tony Kart EVK - Brandon Collins
2014 Merlin Kart - Brandon Collins
2014 Merlin Kart - Ron SchaffKart Lift “Winch Lift” - Alex Bertagnoli
KPV Complete Engine Package - Delaney Keaveny
Broilmaster Charcoal Smoker/Grill - JoAnn Brombark
Hi-Top Dining Table & Chairs - Keaveny Family
Yamaha Engine - Pierce Sonderup
50/50 Money Drawing - Keaveny Family
KPV Complete Engine Package - Austin Schaff
LO206 Briggs Engine - Brandon Klein
Yamaha Engine - Tate Steinman
Yamaha Engine - Robby McQuinn
Leopard Complete Engine Package - Brandon Lemke

2014 Route 66 Sprint Series Championships Standings

Kid Kart – by Hollywood Crane Service

1st Place: Dylan Julien - #85 - Oconomowoc, WI - Merlin / Drake Engines
2nd Place: Pierce Sonderup - #31 - Champlin, MN
3rd Place: Elliot Cox - #51 - Indianapolis, IN
4th Place: Charlie Kremer - #10 - Dubuque, IA
5th Place: Logan Julien - #8 - Oconomowoc, WI
6th Place: Cooper Christ - #15 - Lake Saint Louis, MO
7th Place: Trevor Johnson - #7 - Blue Grass, IA
8th Place: Dillon Steinmann - #20 - DeSoto, MO
9th Place: Hannah Drake - #5 - Riverside, IA

* All Participants Receive a Bicycle!

Komet Cadet- by Haddock Ltd & Express Karts and Parts

1st Place: Alex Bertagnoli - #4 - Lakewood. IL - Merlin / Woltjer Racing Engines
2nd Place: Sam Mayer - #22 - Franklin, WI
3rd Place: Austin Schaff - #118 - Sussex, WI
4th Place: Stephen Dial - #7 - Elwood, IL
5th Place: James Lynch - #76 - Chicago, IL
6th Place: Matthew Northrop - #122 - Sugar Grove, IL
7th Place: Connor Cass - #2 - Hartland, WI
8th Place: Riley Yates - #9 - Rockton, IL
9th Place: Michael Paterno - #03 - Willowbrook, IL
10th Place: Joshua Hansen - #44 - Burlington, WI

* Set of 4 MG Reds and $50 Express Karts Gift Card for 1st thru 5th, $50 Franklin Gift Card for 6th thru 10th

Komet - by Comet Kart Sales & Haddock LTD

1st Place: Christian Besasie - #11 - Brookfield, WI - Merlin / Source Racing Engines
2nd Place: Ryan Weyer - #12 - Hubertus, WI
3rd Place: Kyle Gluth - #26 - Sussex, WI
4th Place: Delaney Keaveny - #91 - Annadale, MN
5th Place: Jeremy Roche - #23 - Oconomowoc, WI
6th Place: Roman Padans - #6 - Madison, WI

* Set of MG Yellow Tires for 1st thru 5th

Leopard 125 Junior - CKT Racing Engines

1st Place: Brandon Lemke - #01 Eagle, WI - Merlin / Woltjer Racing Engines
2nd Place: Emily Hurlbert - #10 - Northfield, MN
3rd Place: Max Nufer - #27 - Glencoe, MO
4th Place: Dillon Schwanbeck - #524 - Poynette, WI
5th Place: Nicholas Nufer - #72 - Glencoe, MO
6th Place: Michael Rutter - #5 - Downers Grove, IL

* Set of MG Yellows for 1st thru 5th, 6th receives $50 Franklin Gift Card

Leopard 125 Senior - by Franklin Kart

1st Place: Tommy Andersen - #8 - Big Bend, WI - Tony Kart / Innovative Performance Engines
2nd Place: Michael Geringer - #3 - Elburn, IL
3rd Place: Elliot Finlayson - #59 - Yorkville, IL
4th Place: Colton Ramsey - #08 - Springfield, IL
5th Place: Armin Cavkusic - #61 - Chicago, IL
6th Place: Darin Marcus - #6 - Chicago, IL
7th Place: Anthony Granata - #69 - Itasca, IL
8th Place: Josh Hotz - #22 - Mukwonago, WI
9th Place: Adam Crepin - #37 - Saint Louis, MO
10th Place: Kindra Hurlbert - #12 - Northfield, MN

* Set of MG Yellow Tires for 1st thru 5th

LO206 - by Briggs Racing

1st Place: Matthew Bartling - #07 - Sheridan, IL - Birel Chassis
2nd Place: Jeremy Roche - #23 - Oconomocow, WI
3rd Place: Brandon Klein - #4 - Naperville, IL
4th Place: Mike Reimer - #55 - New Lennox, IL
5th Place: Robert Bromberek - #89 - Lemont, IL

* 2nd thru 5th receive $50 Franklin Gift Card

Yamaha 100 Rookie – by Triple E Sales

1st Place: Mason Maine - #6 - Lake Saint Louis, MO - Tony Kart / Switch Racing Engines
2nd Place: Cameron Christ - #5 - Lake Saint Louis,MO
3rd Place: Conner Churchill - #199 - Beloit, WI
4th Place: Tate Steinmann - #20 - DeSoto, MO
5th Place: Mason Santiago - #55 - New Lennox, IL
6th Place: Taylor Maas - #22 - Caledonia, WI
7th Place: Ben Chejfec - #05 - Glen Ellyn, IL
8th Place: Bayne Bennett - #99 - Granger, IN
9th Place: Alex Graspas - #25 - Eureka, MO
10th Place: Kasey Gish - #16 - West Bend, WI

* Set of 4 MG Reds for 1st thru 5th, $50 Franklin Gift Card for 6th thru 10th

Yamaha 100 Cadet – by Switch Racing Engines

1st Place: Austin Schaff - #118 - Sussex, WI - Merlin / Woltjer Racing Engines
2nd Place: Sam Mayer - #22 - Franklin, WI
3rd Place: Alex Bertagnoli - #4 - Lakewood, IL
4th Place: Michael Paterno - #03 - Willowbrook, IL
5th Place: Stephen Dial - #7 - Elwood, IL
6th Place: Matthew Northrop - #122 - Sugar Grove, IL
7th Place: Connor Cass - #2 - Hartland, WI
8th Place: Maks Kowalski - #21 - Barrington, IL
9th Place: Greg Della - #96 - Hartland, WI
10th Place: Aidan Harrington - #74 - Des Plaines, IL

* Set of 4 MG Reds for 1st thru 5th, $50 Franklin Gift Card for 6th thru 10th

Yamaha 100 Junior – by Woltjer Racing Engines

1st Place: Brandon Lemke - #01 Eagle, WI - Merlin / Woltjer Racing
2nd Place: Dillon Schwanbeck - #27 - Poynette, WI
3rd Place: Becker Reardon - #7 - North Liberty, IN
4th Place: Ryan Weyer - #12 - Hubertus, WI
5th Place: Brant Carter - #21 - Davenport, IA
6th Place: Colin Armour - #89 - Sandwich, IL
7th Place: Cohle Santiago - #17 - New Lennox, IL
8th Place: Emanuel Richmond - #48 - North Aurora, IL
9th Place: Jeremy Fierke - #9 - Lemont, IL

* Set of 4 MG Yellow Tires for 1st thru 5th, $50 Franklin Gift Card for 6th thru 10th

Yamaha 100 Senior – by RLV

1st Place: Killian Keaveny - #41 - Annandale, MN - Top Kart / Woltjer Racing Engines
2nd Place: Collin Griffin - #55 - Winfield, IL
3rd Place: Robby McQuinn - #09 - Springfield, IL
4th Place: Christian Ledesma - #11 - Joliet, IL
5th Place: Kyle Gluth - #26 - Sussex, WI
6th Place: Eric Bartsch - #3 - Hazel Green, WI
7th Place: Adam Crepin - #37 - Saint Louis, MO
8th Place: Brad Brittin - #7 - Springfield, IL
9th Place: Darin Marcus - #6 - Chicago, IL
10th Place: Tim Brinkman - #99 - Chatham, IL

* Set of MG Yellow Tires for 1st thru 5th, $50 Franklin Gift Card for 6th thru 10th

2015 Route 66 Sprint Series

April 10-12: Mid-State Raceway - Springfield, Illinois
June 12-14: US AIR Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 17-19: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana
August 14-16: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana
September 25-27: Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park - Dousman, Wisconsin