The newly formed Midwest Shifter Kart Series (MWSKS) will start its 10 race point’s series on April 9, 2011 at JET Karting in Norway, Illinois. Jet Karting will be holding the first of three races at this track for the MWSKS’s season, with three races also being held with Badger Kart Club at Dousman, WI, three races being held at the Briggs & Stratton Motorplex at Road America (With the RAKC), and one race at Blackhawk Raceway, Illinois with CES / BKC. These will be single race day events, with a couple of night races scheduled in the mix.
The MWSKS is trying to fill a void left by local clubs at karting tracks that are no longer running shifter karts for point scoring, or do not have a large enough entry to make up a competitive season or even a single race. The races MWSKS are running at each track will be held with those particular tracks local club events, utilizing scoring, tech inspections, and all other functions needed to run a fair, disciplined, and organized racing event.
MWSKS will race and score a variety of motor combinations together, with different weights being assigned based on the motor type. They are allowing 125cc ICC, 125cc MOTO, 125cc Spec Honda, and 80cc to all run and be scored for points together. This has been a sticking point with many clubs around the country over the past few years, but they are attempting to give everyone an avenue to run the shifter karts that they have, regardless of the motor type.
For more information regarding this series, including schedules, rules, and memberships, you can visit badgerkartclub.com, jetkarting.com, rakartclub.com, or send an e-mail request directly to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Spread the word. Anyone that has a shifter kart leaning against the garage wall that has not been run for a while, or if you know someone else that has a shifter kart that would like to run in a competitive series, this is the opportunity to get back in the seat and race.
Points Race #1 @ JET Karting - Saturday April 9, 2011
Points Race #2 @ Dousman - Sunday May 15, 2011
Points Race #3 @ JET Karting - Saturday May 21, 2011
Points Race #4 @ Blackhawk - Sat / Sunday June 4 & 5, 2011
Points Race #5 @ Dousman - Saturday June 11, 2011
Points Race #6 @ Road America - Saturday July 9, 2011
Points Race #7 @ JET Karting - Sat NIGHT July 30, 2011
Points Race #8 @ Road America - Saturday August 6, 2011
Points Race #9 @ Dousman - Sunday August 21, 2011
Points Race #10 @ Road America - Sat NIGHT September 24, 2011