RACE REPORT – 2023 Mid-State / Springfield, IL VKA

RACE REPORT – 2023 Mid-State / Springfield, IL VKA

The Midstate VKA event was held Thursday 4/27/23 Thru Saturday 4/29. Thursday was open practice and was a great day with 66 entries at the track.

Friday we had a total of 72 entries and ran 2 heat races with a outstanding group of VKA drivers. The weather was in the high 60’s to low 70’s all three days and was perfect!

Jon Clem (Midstate Kart Club president) and his staff did an outstanding job as usual at this outstanding facility and track. VKA is very fortunate to have this great facility on its schedule every year. I also want to thank Don Roll for all of his hard work doing the photos for this event. Don does an outstanding job for us!

We held the kart show shortly after the 2nd heat race with a great group of vintage karts.

Friday evening, we had a great pizza dinner. I also want to thank Jon Clem for doing all the leg work for the dinner, the Curry family and the other folks that helped serve the dinner. 

The third heat was ran Saturday morning with some fantastic vintage karting. We did the trophy presentation and completed the event around 1PM. Jon Clem handmade all of the event trophies, we greatly appreciate Jon and all of the Midstate crew!

Jon Clem also has tremendous giveaways of tools, etc., that is give away prizes for each entry at the awards. This is an outstanding VKA event, and I hope more of you can make it next year!

Ken Wooldridge
Mid-State VKA Promoter

Midstate VKA event, Springfield, IL 4/27 thru 4/29/2023 DEMONSTRATION EVENT RESULTS
by Ken Wooldridge

1. HistoricTodd Maberry

2. Junior Rear/SWMiles Frost

3. Sportsman RearRick MagnasonJerry NagelNick Kammueller
4. Mac 49 BJohn WallVinny RotoleSteve Mox
5. Rear 6.1Tom DayDale RentonGary Young
6. Rear 8.2

7 Dual RearJerry NagelMarc NagelVinny Rotole
8 100CC SidewinderDavid FisherMichael DayAaron Kruger
9 150CC SidewinderHal OrndorffMarc Nagel
11 C Open Dual SidewinderJerry Nagel

12 Sportsman SidewinderDon RentonJesse JamesDean Didion
13 Yamaha Piston Port LightMatt KrechelAmy Scoggins
13 Yamaha Piston Port HeavyDave DooganHenry PovelonesDavid Drewes
14 Yamaha LimitedAmy ScogginsMatt KrechelDuke Zink
16 Yamaha Masters LightGuy RobertsMarty WestenKirk Gustafson
16 Yamaha Masters HeavyDenny ScottLorenzo DibaccoHenry Povelones
17A Dual Yamaha Stock AppearingCameron Stock

17B Dual Yamaha LimitedGene LangRodney FishDaniel Birge
16.Yamaha MastersDave DrewesMarty WestenGuy Roberts
18 West Bend SidewinderJohn WallTom DayRon Brookman
19A Classic 100CCDavid DrewesReed FairDale Fisher
19B Classic 100CCMichael DayJim RoweDarin Birge
20 Four Stroke StockFelicity KrugerAaron Kruger

Midstate VKA 2023 Kart Show Results

Judges: Roll Brothers

Unrestored1963 Sears   – Ron Brookman
Restored1961 McCullough – Todd Maberry
Past Champion
Unrestored1986 Swiss Hutless – Gene Lang
Restored1975 Invader – Gene Lang
Modified 1988 White – Duke Zink
Past Champion
Best in Show1986 Swiss Hutless – Gene Lang