Ignite Series on Saturday, SuperComp goes Sunday

The Gateway Kartplex — the St. Louis region’s state-of-the-art go-kart racing facility located inside the superspeedway at Gateway Motorsports Park — will host the second races of the 2016 Ignite Series and SuperComp Series this weekend. The Ignite Series event will take place on Saturday evening, with the driver’s meeting at 5 p.m. followed by practice at 5:30 p.m.

The Ignite Series and SuperComp Series are designed for aspiring racers who want to make the jump to higher speeds and personally-owned racing karts. Both series feature a season-long championship for drivers of all ages capped with an outstanding awards banquet.

Season-opener winners from Round 1 include: Jon Vernier (Ignite Master), Ryan Bettenhausen (Ignite Senior), Evan Stamer (Ignite Junior), Reid Sweeney (Ignite Rookie) and Connor Strohm (Kid Kart Honda).

2016 Ignite Series schedule: April 30, May 21, June 11, July 9, July 23, Aug. 13, Aug. 27, Sept. 10, Oct. 15, Oct. 29.

2106 SuperComp Series schedule: May 1, May 22, June 12, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14, Aug. 28, Sept. 11, Oct. 16, Oct. 30.

For more information on the Gateway Kartplex, please call (618) 219-8515.