Interstate Kart Series
New Northeast Championship Launches This Weekend

Go-kart racers in the Northeast now have a reason to hit the highway to another track. It’s the new Interstate Kart Series, and the first event of its six-race schedule is this weekend at F1 Outdoors in East Bridgewater, MA. Saturday will be practice from 9am-1pm. Sunday will be racing starting at 10am. Gates open at 7:30am both days. Click here for helpful info about racing at F1 Outdoors.

IKS_Logo_Unified The Interstate Kart Series (IKS) is run by Mike Camarra, who also runs the NHKA Racing Series, in collaboration with Dave Davies who manages F1 Outdoors and its club series. The IKS schedule will be split evenly between the two venues.

May 4th – F1 Outdoors
June 7th – NHKA
June 22nd – F1 Outdoors
July 19th – NHKA
September 13th – NHKA
November 2nd – F1 Outdoors

In the first season of the IKS, Camarra is looking to keep it simple. “There’s no extra cost to compete, we’re starting the series on two tracks well-known to local sprint racers, and we’re sticking with a program racers know and like:

Same classes and rules shared by the NHKA and F1
• Points based upon results of the regularly scheduled club races
• Same points system as the NHKA, plus…
– 2 bonus points for winning the pole
– 5 bonus points for winning the pre-final/heat race
• One drop race – five best of the six events will be totaled

“We wanted to give karters in the Northeast a good reason to race at more than one track without forcing anyone to chase points for their home series,” says Camarra. “The Interstate Kart Series offers the challenge of racing at another track without a huge commitment. And with the first IKS Championships at stake, a competitor can go to the other track and race hard with a purpose.”

According to Camarra, this is just the start. “In the future we’d like the Interstate Kart Series to offer racers the chance to try more tracks. There are great new facilities opening soon as well as cool existing ones, plus there are other venues we’re working to develop. The IKS will give us a context to offer racers cool, new experiences.”

There’s been a lot of positive buzz about the new series since it was first announced at the NHKA annual meeting in January. “Champions from both clubs have already signed up. It costs nothing to join, we’re just asking people who are interested in racing for an IKS championship to let me know ASAP through email mikec@nhka.net