Event Countdown

April 10–12


Mid-State Raceway Springfield, IL
Mar 02


posted by Mark Coats on 02 Mar 2015

The Competition Age of a driver is determined by the driver's actual age at the start of the calendar year (Jan 1st). Any driver meeting the minimum age requirement to move up to the next level by the end of the calendar year, is eligible to do so anytime during the year. However, once they compete at the higher level, they may not move back to the lower level. EXAMPLE: If a driver is 15 on Jan 1st but will be 16 in July, he/she may stay in Junior or move up to Senior Pro (USPKS). Falsification of age will lead to disqualification or suspension.
* USPKS has the right to refuse a driver progressing to the next level if they feel it’s for the best interest of the driver.

Feb 28


posted by Mark Coats on 28 Feb 2015

It's that time of year again. We are sending out the 2015 Route 66 Sprint Series Sponsorship Opportunities Packages!
Help us celebrate our 15th Season Promoting Karting in the Mid-West Region.
We have 2 Event Sponsorships available & The YAMAHA 100 ROOKIE Class & The NEW MICRO-ROK Sponsorship is also available.
If you would like to promote your business with the Route 66 Sprint Series, please contact us at info@route66kartracing.com or call Mark Coats @217-652-6275.

Feb 17

2015 Season Pre-Registration Now Open!

posted by Mark Coats on 17 Feb 2015

Now until March 15th, the Route 66 Sprint Series is offering the chance for competitors to enter for the entire 2015 Route 66 Sprint Series season at a discounted price. The pre-entry price includes entry fees for the entire 10 round (5 weekend) series championship.

Starting March 16th, you can enter for each event.

All competitors who pre-register for the season will have their names entered into a drawing for MG Tires

Note: Season pre-entry prices do not include Friday practice, your weekend wristband(s), transponder rental or pit spaces.

Click here to register for the 2015 season!

Jan 13


posted by Mark Coats on 13 Jan 2015

I have had several people calling telling me that the room blocks are full in Shawano. I just contacted the 4 hotels listed on the series website and all 4 hotels have rooms available. YOU MUST ASK FOR THE ROUTE 66 SPRINT SERIES ROOM BLOCKS or they will tell you that they do not have any rooms. When I made the room blocks, I took every room in Shawano that was available.
I do suggest that you make your reservations early.

Jan 10

Attention LO206 Competitors

posted by Mark Coats on 10 Jan 2015

After much consideration, the Route 66 Sprint Series has decided to drop the Briggs & Stratton LO206 class from its class lineup for the 2015 season. We feel that the program that Briggs has put together for the 206 package is a great program for karting, but in order to do the concept justice, Sportsman, Junior, and Senior level classes should be offered at an event, and we simply don't have the room in our daily schedule to add any more classes. Last season, Route 66 added LO206 as a championship class with the hope that the class would take hold and grow as part of our regular lineup. The participation wasn't what was needed and it went on to be our smallest class of 2014. We worked with Briggs & Stratton, and talked to many different 4 cycle competitors from around the region to solicit ideas to grow the class. In the end, and after much discussion, we feel that as a stand-alone class, the participation to remain a viable class in the Route 66 Series would not be sufficient to continue.

We would like to thank Briggs & Stratton for the opportunity to showcase this class on a Regional level, as well as the competitors who participated in our events. We also wish our former 206 competitors the best of luck and hope to see you all down the road.

Dec 16

2014 Championship Banquet Coverage

posted by Mark Coats on 16 Dec 2014

The Event Coverage and Gallery sections of the site have been updated with the award listings and photos taken from this year's Championship Banquet celebration.

Thank you to all who attended the banquet and to all those who participated with the Route 66 Sprint Series in 2014!

Oct 10


posted by Mark Coats on 10 Oct 2014

The last two seasons has seen the United States Pro Kart Series become the top summer series in the eastern half of the country. Welcoming drivers from all over the country, continuing its focus on more track time and more fun, the 2014 season was a huge success for the series. Planning continues for 2015, as the schedule for the third season is confirmed, setting up another four-event championship at some of the top circuits in the country.

“This past season was a big success, with the numbers growing compared to our inaugural season in 2013,” commented USPKS series owner Mark Coats. “We welcomed a number of new racers to the series, and crowned eight class champions for 2014 at the New Castle event. Next year is going to be another big step, as we want to make attending a United States Pro Kart Series an experience that the entire family can enjoy. Helping to make that a success is selecting four outstanding race tracks for 2015.”

The third season will begin as the previous two did, hosting the opening rounds of 2015 at the GoPro Motorplex. The North Carolina facility hosted its first national event in 2013, welcoming the inaugural USPKS event. A duplicate of the Kartdromo Parma in Italy, the 7/10-mile course provides a challenge at every turn. The new circuit to the USPKS program is another demanding course, the US AIR Motorsports Park. Formerly known as the ‘USA International Raceway’, the northern Wisconsin facility opened in 2004 and hosted a number of major karting events over the past decade. The 1.1-mile course is a roller coaster for karts, with multiple elevation changes.

The final two events of the season will keep the series in the state of Indiana. Stop three is a return to the Michiana Raceway Park. Located just outside the South Bend area, it is the second straight year the tough 7/10-mile course is part of the USPKS program. The New Castle Motorsports Park is scheduled to host the series finale for a second straight year. At 1-mile long, the course puts the drivers to the test, and allows the engines to stretch their legs with the two long straights.

2015 United States Pro Kart Series Schedule
April 24-26: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina
June 19-21: US AIR Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin
July 31-August 2: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana
August 21-23: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

The Route 66 Sprint Series, the leading Midwest regional program, is also promoted by Mark Coats and welcomed a historic 2014 season. Record numbers throughout the year was seen in all categories, as the program will host a similar schedule for 2015. A five event, 10-round series is scheduled for the upcoming year, visiting five of the top facilities in the area.

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 11-13: Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park - Dousman, Wisconsin