Burris Circle Tour - The Midwest's Premier Speedway Kart Racing Series Burris Circle Tour Revs up for the 2004 Season The long and short of the planned 2004 Burris Circle Tour season adds new venues, new racers and new competition to the ...
Burris Circle Tour - The Midwest's Premier Speedway Kart Racing Series
Burris Circle Tour Revs up for the 2004 Season
The long and short of the planned 2004 Burris Circle Tour season adds new venues, new racers and new competition to the Midwest's premier speedway kart racing series. This year, four tracks in Illinois and Wisconsin will host the series. The tracks range from the 1/8th mile street oval at the Durand Bulldog Sprints to the legendary Milwaukee Mile. The tour will also return to the high banks at the ¼ mile Rockford Speedway and the progressively banked turns at the 3/8 mile Lake Geneva Raceway. The season will kick off at Lake Geneva Raceway with a practice day on April 18th and Opening Day on May 2nd. Racing is scheduled for 13 Sundays from spring through fall.
Racers are divided into classes based on age, engine type and kart style. Classes are offered for karts, Kid Karts and Champ Karts. The Burris Circle Tour is a cornerstone series in the Burris National Speedway Series and focuses on safety, fair treatment of participants and family fun. All ages, all skills and the entire family are welcome.
Engines include the standard Briggs & Stratton package and Yamaha KT 100 as well as the exciting new F200 engine packages. F200's encourage race teams to choose a 200cc engine, modify it to meet a few basic rules and start racing. Yamaha, Honda, Kohler and Tecumseh have developed engine packages for this class. Shane Morrissey, 9-year veteran and 2nd place finisher in the 2003 Sr. F200 class said, "The F200's are a kick." F200's run in the junior classes with smaller carburetors.
Excitement is already building for the Holiday Events. The Burris Twin 50 kicks off the 3-race mini-series at the Rockford Speedway on May 30th. Durand, IL is the host of the Durand Bulldog Sprints on July 3rd and 4th, culminating in the Champions Memorial Race with a payout of $2500 to the winner. At summer's end, all eyes will turn to the Milwaukee Mile, where karters will take their turn on the wide flat turns of this historic track.
John Nuttall, president of Raceway Kart Association and promoter of the Burris Circle Tour said, "If you are interested in getting started in karting or are looking for challenging competition, the Burris Circle Tour is for you. It is a great place to start racing instead of just watching." Information about the Burris Circle Tour can be found on the BCT website at www.karts.net/burriscircle, at Kart Expo in mid-February and at Chicago area racing shows and swap meets.