- Traditional sprint style go-karts
- 5 Class structure: Briggs & Stratton LO-206, Yamaha Senior, Yamaha Junior, TaG Senior and TaG Junior
- 1/5 mile dirt oval run backwards, with a road course cut into the infield
- Spec tires for equal competition
- National level rules per class
- Sprint-car style race day format with heat races, semis, and a talent rich A-Main
For this event, we have made an effort to use professionals from other forms of motorsports to run the show, allowing the karting community to see how things can be done at the top level. We have partnered with Dave Dusick and his staff at Race Track Engineering to handle the event operations. Under their guidance, we will be running the newest, state-of-the-art timing and scoring system available from AMB. Raceievers will be used by all competitors to allow the Race Director a direct line of communication to the drivers. Brian Barnhart, a member of IndyCar’s Race Control staff, will be the Race Director, with Matt Long, former national race director, as his assistant. Ekartingnews.com will serve as our official media outlet, distributing all press releases and helping to promote the event between now and race weekend. Race Tech Development will be handling all PR needs, including the drafting of press releases and handling of media inquiries, before, during and after the event. With their help, we will be able to ensure that there is never a lack of communication between the event staff and our customers, participants, fans and sponsors.
In an attempt to show karting competitors the seriousness of our program, and interest in this program from higher levels of motorsports, we have obtained verbal commitments from Sebastien Bourdais, current IndyCar driver, 4-Time Champ Car Champion, former Formula One driver, and Daytona 24 Hours overall winner. Current IndyCar driver Sebastian Saavedra, 1996 CART Champion Jimmy Vasser have also verbally committed, along with more drivers who have shown interest in participation. Indiana non-wing sprint car standout Casey Shuman, a large number of current top level sprint karting front runners, and a great number of other karting genre drivers are also ready to make the cross-over.
The Weekend - Sponsor Specifics
VIP hospitality will be provided on Saturday for all naming sponsors. This hospitality area will be reserved for VIPs only; food and drink will be served.
All sponsors will be given the opportunity to display on-track signage, place banners on the grounds and have a presence in a trackside booth. Booth space will be provided. All banners, signage, promotional materials, and manpower for working booths must be provided by the naming sponsor.
Friday night, practice will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, karts will take to the track for a day full of races, culminating in the final race, under the lights on Saturday night.
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