David Smith, Jr.
Annual “Santa Shootout” for Karts Fast Approaching!
Geary, Oklahoma – November 26, 2017 - After a very successful winter season opener one week ago, the Midwest Winter Race Series will host event number two on the 2017-2018 race season on Friday and Saturday, December 8-9, 2017 at the Young County Arena in Graham, Texas.
The annual “Santa Shootout” kart race was created back in 2006 to give go-kart racers and their families an opportunity to compete during the normal “off-season” while providing them an exciting indoor race that few, at the time, had ever experienced. In fact, at the time of it’s inception, it was known as one of the few indoor karting events held anywhere in the nation.
That first event back in 2006 had eighty entries, which were considered large at that time. Last years (2016) entry numbers hit 210. This event paved the way for Texas indoor racing and in 2013 became a part of the MWRS. This series includes four stops in Texas and one in Oklahoma with drivers from across the United States participating.
Points are accumulated throughout the series with a cash payout and championship awarded at the end of the year but each event awards trophies to the top three finishers in each class. Over one hundred entries filled the indoor arena in Wichita Falls, Texas last weekend.
Classes include the following: Young Guns Beginner; 3.5 H.P. beginner; 6.5 Pure Stock Intek; Jr. 1, 2 and 3 Clone; 125, 250 and Open Outlaw, Stock Animal Gold; Stock, Modified and Flat Stock Animal; Flat RWYS; Flat Stock Medium Flathead; Flat Adult Clone; Drift Ring Flat and Clone Modified.
Other “MUSTS” for all kart racers:
All karts must run a muffler. This is mandatory
No fuel additives allowed in all classes
Stock muffler on all stock classes
Mod muffler on all mod classes and the RVL is a recommended one.
Official rules and format for this indoor event can be found at http://santashootout.com. There you will be able to pre-enter for this event. You can also obtain official rules by calling (940) 256-2459.
There will be no time trials for this two-day event and a two-heat race format will be utilized. The event schedule goes as the following:
Friday (December 8) – Hot laps at 3:00 PM with racing slated for a 6:00 PM start time
Saturday (December 9) – Heat races at 10:30 AM and features at 3:30 PM.
The Young County Arena is located at 120 Barclay Blvd in downtown Graham. You can find out more about this indoor facility by going to their website www.youngcountyarena.com.
This will be race number two for the MWRS as the first was held last weekend in Wichita Falls, Texas. Other Midwest Winter Race Series events are the “Red River Showdown” in Duncan, Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2018; “Lone Star Kart Nationals” in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas on Friday and Saturday, February 23-24, 2018 and the inaugural “James Koran Memorial” in Seymore, Texas on March 16-17, 2018.
For more information on all Midwest Winter Race Show events, check out the series official website www.mwrs.net.