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December 27-30, 2023

Ignite Dash at Daytona

Returning in 2023, the Ignite Dash at Daytona heads back to Florida with the Ignite Senior class on the sprint track. Tired of starting off each new year shoveling snow? Change it up – get on track this year and start the year off right. The Ignite program ran with great success the last two years as one of Daytona KartWeek’s biggest classes, seeing over 35 Ignite Senior entries each year.  Ditch the cold weather and get on track this December!

Event Information – Sprint

Event Info – Sprint

Date: December 27-30, 2023

Location: Daytona Beach, FL

Venue: Daytona International Speedway

Promoter: World Karting Association

Website: http://worldkarting.com/

Kart Info

Clutch: Hilliard Flame only

Suggested Gearing (Sprint): 17t*/65t

*-mandatory front sprocket

Tires: Hoosier R80 (new tires are not mandatory)

Rain Tires: Hoosier WET (new tires are not mandatory)

Rain Wheels: TruSpeed 130mm DSM / 180mm or DWT equivalent

Spec Fuel: 87 octane from Wawa – Daytona Beach: 1900 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

*See full Ignite technical rulebook here

Ignite Classes

Ignite Senior (Sprint Track)

Age: 15+ years old

Chassis: Ignite K3

Weight: 360lbs

Tires: 4.5/7.1 Hoosier R80

Slide: Black, stock

Supplemental Event Rules (Sprint Track)

  • Push back bumpers will be utilized and will be a tech item to remain in accordance with WKA’s state of the art officiating system
  • The spec Hilliard Flame clutch with 17t, #35 sprocket is required
  • Weights: Ignite Senior (360lbs)
  • Eligibility is open to all competitors, including previous Daytona, Brickyard, RIGP, Ignite Series and WKA winners
  • Spec TruSpeed or DWT wheels are required, see rulebook
  • Event will be run rain or shine, spec TruSpeed or DWT wheels will be used in the event of rain on Hoosier 4.5/6.0 WET tires
  • New Hoosier R80 tires are not required at any point during the weekend.  The tires you qualify on will be the tires you are required to use for the rest of that days competition.
  • All bodywork must be CIK homologated KG Bodywork in unaltered form
  • Per the Ignite Rule Book, section 400.20 – “The front panel may not extend above the top of the steering wheel” and must be manufactured by KG Karting
  • 2023 Briggs LO206 engine package rules will be enforced
  • Spec fuel: 87 octane from Wawa – Daytona Beach: 1900 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Sprint Track Event Schedule (TBD)

*** Schedule subject to change prior to the events

Tuesday, Dec 28th


Wednesday, Dec 29th


Thursday, Dec 30th


Hotel Informaiton

Fairfield Inn & Suites at ONE DAYTONA

The Fairfield Inn & Suites is our host hotel and is located directly across from the track. This hotel offers excellent proximity to the track and a wide range of dining and shopping options all within walking distance of your room.

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 going fast and 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.