Indy Karting Classic Joins IMIS Calendar
Conseco Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis will be the site of the first Indy Karting Classic, a new event during the growing International Motorsports Industry Show (IMIS) week, on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011.
Plans are well underway for a karting course layout and competition program. In addition to the racing, Conseco’s halls will be filled with karting industry displays and representatives from karting tracks, karting manufacturers and other suppliers.
“Karting in the Midwest is huge, and this event will showcase the talent of the Stars, Pro, Regional and Club Level racers,” said Dean Mack CEO of the Indy Karting Series. “You will be seeing Kid Karts (for five to eight-year-olds), Juniors, and Seniors competing throughout the day. There will also be karting manufacturers, suppliers, tracks owners, virtually a who’s who in the karting world, in the lobby of Conseco to answer questions about the sport.”
The format of the Stars race is really quite interesting, 6 drivers from NASCAR will compete against 6 drivers from INDYCAR on a part oval part road course layout. You can expect to see top drivers from both disciplines going at it for bragging rights to the Indy Karting Classic Driving Force Award.
World Karting Association’s General Manager Buddy Long is quick to point out the uniqueness of this event. “Any time karting can be part of a show of this magnitude, one where new and prospective karters can mingle with our industry while enjoying the entertainment factor, we are just thrilled.”
More information can be found at www.indykartingclassic.com
as it becomes available.