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Michiana Raceway Park Open For 2011 Season


NORTH LIBERTY, IN (April 1, 2011) – This weekend will mark the season opening for the Midwest’s premier karting facility, Michiana Raceway Park, in North Liberty, IN. The season will officially kick off with the running of the Rock Kart Spring Sprints on Saturday, April 2 and be followed up with a large number of programs and events geared to motivate people to Start Racing NOW!

“Our doors are not open,” said Track Manager, Tom Burke. “We are kicking off the season with a popular event that is open to anyone 15 and older in our Arrive & Drive “Rock Karts”. These events are always popular and we have several this season!”

In addition to the Rock Kart events, Michiana Raceway Park is home of one of the best karting school programs in the country. For nearly 20-years, MRP Speed Schools have been teaching people of all ages intro to advanced courses to help them get their feet wet in racing. A particularly popular choice is the “Kid Kart Schools” for ages 5 to 12.

“We have karting schools and programs that fill the need for just about anyone,” said Marc Miller, Advanced Intsructor and Professional Race Driver. “We have a program for any experience level and it is a great way for families to see the bonding and social side of motorsports.”

While the facility stays busy with group outings such as birthday parties or employee reward events, team building programs or corporate entertainment, Michiana Raceway Park has also announced a strong list of local, regional and national events to entice racers from all over the country to compete in.

As the largest Rotax Max Challenge series in America, the local MRP Championship Series events routinely draw 100+ entries on a Sunday event weekend. Add in a WKA Manufacturer’s Cup National event, a Rotax Pan-American series race weekend and both a Great Lakes Sprint Series and Midwest Sprint Series event in 2011, Michiana Raceway Park offers one of the strongest race schedules in karting.

Michiana Raceway Park (MRP) features a safe and positive atmosphere with a friendly staff to service your needs while providing racers with a smooth and efficient race program that runs on schedule. There are also excellent viewing areas for family and friends to watch the event. Throw in good food and excellent amenities and MRP is the place to go racing in Michiana!

Visit www.michianaracewaypark.com for a schedule of events or click on the MRP Discussion Forums for calendar and school specials. For more information call 574-288-4922.

2011 Schedule Below – MRP Speed Schools are booked by appointment.

April 2nd
Rock Kart Spring Sprints

April 16th
Great Lakes Sprint Series

April 23rd
MRP Series - Race #1
April 30th
World Karting Association - Man Cup
May 4th
Start of Spring Rock Kart Oval League

May 5th
Start of Spring Rock Kart Road League

May 15th
MRP Series - Race #2
May 21st
Rotax Pan-Am Series Event

May 29th
MRP Series - Race #3
June 12th
MRP Series - Race #4
June 18th
Rock Kart Summer Sprints

June 26th
MRP Series - Race #5 @ RGR (Double Pts)
June 29th
Start of Summer Rock Kart Oval League

June 30th
Start of Summer Rock Kart Road League

July 3rd
MRP Series - Race #6
July 17th
MRP Series - Race #7
July 31st
MRP Series - Race #8
August 14th
MRP Series - Race #9
August 28th
MRP Series - Race #10
September 7th
Start of Fall Rock Kart Oval League

September 8th
Start of Fall Rock Kart Road League

September 11th
MRP Series - Race #11
September 17th
Rock Kart World Finals

October 1st
Midwest Sprint Series

October 9th
MRP Series - Race #12
October 29th
Rock Kart Halloween Endurance

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