(Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 15) -- Indy car teams are used to performing their duties in the background, but starting December 4th, they will take center stage in a new karting League. The "ILikeRacing.com Karting Challenge" will pit all Indy car...
(Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 15) -- Indy car teams are used to performing their duties in the background, but starting December 4th, they will take center stage in a new karting League. The "ILikeRacing.com Karting Challenge" will pit all Indy car teams in the Indianapolis area against each other in a 10-week series, held at the Stefan Johansson Karting Center (3649 Lafayette Road, 317-297-5278).
Teams from the Indy Racing Northern Light Series (IRL) and Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) will race competitively against each other for points and prizes, ultimately culminating in an "ILikeRacing.com Karting Challenge" Champion at the end of the series' run in February. Teams can be comprised of the same or different people each week, and may even see karting action from the professional drivers who normally run in the IRL or CART series'.
The teams will assemble at Stefan Johansson Karting Center most Mondays, beginning Dec. 4th (with two weeks off for the holidays) from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, and compete in a "LeMans-style" race, being split up into one of two 40-minute sessions. Three racers per team, plus one "wildcard" driver, will each have about 10 minutes to complete a race, with a mandatory amount of pit stops required per team to change karters. At the end of the 40-minute period, the team that has completed the most laps in the least amount of time will win that segment, with all times from both sessions combined to award an overall 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-place finisher for that day. The first-place award will be a transferable trophy that will go home to the winning team's shop for the week, and be brought back to the Karting Center for the next week's competition. A running point total will be kept, awarding prizes and awards to the top finishers at the end of the "Challenge" event in February.
The general public is invited to attend each of these karting events weekly, and will be asked to donate $1.00 at the door, with all proceeds going to the Indianapolis-based Riley Hospital For Children. Fans attending these events will also have an opportunity to win valuable prizes, which will be raffled off each week.