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2021 Ignite Challenge Series

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What is the Ignite Challenge?

The Ignite Challenge series 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 Whiteland Raceway Park. 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.

2021 Championship Point Standings

2021 Ignite Challenge Schedule


May 23


June 26


July 24


Aug 28

Saturday & Sunday

Oct 23 – 24

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

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.

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:

$149 for your first entry

$75 for each additional entry

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, though once you have qualified you are no longer able to switch tires. The tires you qualify on will be the tires you use the remainder of the day.

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.

No. New for the 2019 season, all classes will run individually – this includes the Ignite Masters and Ignite Heavy classes.

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.