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2023 Ignite Challenge

What is the Ignite Challenge?

The Ignite Challenge introduces the popular spec Ignite program to a regional level of racing. The series travels to five existing Midwest area Ignite tracks: Gateway Kartplex, Autobahn County Club, Mid-State Kart Club, TNT Kartways and 61 Kartway. The series will serve as the next level of competition for local Ignite competitors, allowing them to race against new competition, all while using the same Ignite package they race every weekend.

2023 Championship Point Standings

2023 Ignite Challenge Schedule


May 21


July 15


July 29


September 16


October 21

Race Classes

Ignite Rookie

Age: 8-12 years old

Chassis: Ignite K2

Weight: 250lbs

Tires: 4.5/4.5 Hoosier R80

Ignite Junior

Age: 12-15 years old

Chassis: Ignite K3

Weight: 320 lbs

Tires: 4.5/6.0 Hoosier R80

Ignite Senior

Age: 15+ years old

Chassis: Ignite K3

Weight: 360lbs

Tires: 4.5/7.1 Hoosier R80

Ignite Master

Age: 35+ years old

Chassis: Ignite K3

Weight: 370lbs

Tires: 4.5/7.1 Hoosier R80

Ignite Heavy

Age: 15+ years old

Chassis: Ignite K3

Weight: 400lbs

Tires: 4.5/7.1 Hoosier R80

Additional Information

Race Director: Adam Crepin

Assistant Race Director: Bob Crepin

Chief Starter: Remi Bolton

Technical Director: Cardie Strohm

Assistant Technical Director: Jimmy Miller

Scales: Todd Bolton

There are 10 scored finals, 2 from each of the 5 rounds. A racers top 8 finishes will be counted towards the Championship Points. You are able to drop your lowest 2 finishes, or an event you might have missed. Disqualifications may not be dropped.

There is no organized/sanctioned practice on Friday for the Ignite Challenge. If you wish to practice on Friday, please reach out to the track directly for pricing and availability.

With the change to a double feature format, the event entry is now:

$150 for your first entry ($175 at the gate) 

$75 for each additional entry ($100 at the gate) 

3 Practice Sessions


Final #1

30 minute lunch break

Final #2

The designated Qualifying session sets the grid for Final #1. The starting order for Final #2 will be determined by the quickest race times in Final #1.

New tires are not required for Qualifying or at any point during the weekend. You are not allowed to bring new tires to the grid after Qualifying (see rules package).

The Ignite Challenge Series races rain or shine at each event. Hoosier WET tires are required and to be mounted on the spec rain tires sizes shown in the Ignite Rule Book.

The Ignite Challenge will provide trophies for the top 3 finishing positions in each class for each final.

No Kart? No Problem!


Experience this historic event without the hassle of preparing or maintaining your equipment with an Arrive & Drive Ignite package. Get on the track and let our experts take care of the mechanical side so you can focus on having fun!

Bring your own kart!


Own a kart, but want the support and dedication from the Margay Racing team? Sign up for a spot under the Margay tent with mechanical support, space, catered lunches and much more.