Monday, May 28, 2018

Fourth annual Memorial Day 500-lap kart race

Gateway Kartplex at Gateway Motorsports Park
Madison, Illinois
Above: Kohlbecker takes the checkered flag in 98-degree heat from manager Keith Scharf at the Kartplex.
The two-man team of Spike Kohlbecker of Kirkwood, Missouri (right) and Evan Stamer of Glen Carbon, Illinois (left) won the fourth annual 500-lap Memorial Day kart race. Originally entered as a four-man team, two drivers were unable to compete, so Stamer and Kohlbecker each raced 250-lap segments and finished 10 laps ahead of the second-place team.