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2023 Ignite Road Racing Challenge

What is the Ignite Road Racing Challenge?

The Ignite Road Racing Challenge introduces the popular spec Ignite program to the national road racing scene. The series travels to two existing road courses in the United States: Ozarks International Raceway (twice) and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The series will serve as a way to experience the speed associated with competing on a purpose-built road course, all while using the same Ignite package they race every weekend. All 3 Ignite Road Racing Challenge rounds are hosted by the Championship Enduro Series.

2023 Championship Point Standings

2023 Ignite Road Racing Challenge Schedule


May 5-7


June 16-18


October 6-8

Race Classes

Ignite Heavy

Age: 15+ years old

Chassis: Ignite K3

Weight: 400lbs

Tires: 4.5/4.71 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 Masters

Age: 35+ years old

Chassis: Ignite K3

Weight: 370lbs

Tires: 4.5/7.1 Hoosier R80

Additional Information

There are 6 scored finals, 2 from each of the 3 rounds. A racer’s top 4 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. Drivers must compete in at least 3 races to earn season-end awards. For a class to earn points, 3 karts minimum must start the race.

Friday practice is offered at each round in accordance with CES’s weekend format. Friday practice fees are at the discretion of CES.

KG drop-down bumper brackets (part #095801) are mandatory for all Ignite classes at all Ignite Road Racing Challenge events.

You can either pick them up from the Margay Racing trailer at the track or order them online here.

Friday- Practice
Saturday- Warmup & Final
Sunday- Warmup & Final

Per CES rules, the starting lineup is determined by the order in which racers register.

New tires are not required at any point during the weekend.

The Ignite Road Racing Challenge is subject to the discretion of CES regarding any rain or inclement weather. Hoosier WET tires are required and to be mounted on the spec rain tires sizes shown in the Ignite Rule Book.

The Ignite Road Racing 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.