In building upon the success of the 2018 Battle at the Brickyard, USAC sees more growth for one of the largest events of karting in the Midwest. Eighteen classes are now set to compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4-7, 2019.
The Battle at the Brickyard has become an event for all of karting that welcomes both the casual club karter, the more serious drivers that travel the country, as well as the road racing enthusiasts. The first two installments of USAC’s karting Battle of the Brickyard have been an overwhelming success. The unique event has become a staple of karting in the Midwest and globally as entrants have traveled from around the world to race at the famed Yard of Bricks. Last year’s installment presented every entrant with a free drive around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Along with the lap across the bricks on Friday, the fast qualifiers and front row were invited to take part in a traditional Speedway photo as well as a cookout. Saturday evening, complete with band, and the traditional pre-race opening ceremonies on Sunday that make everything leading up to any event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway special. After the checkered flags had flown, the winners were given the ceremonial bottle of milk as long as the photo with the winner’s wreath.
Drinking the ceremonial milk and photo with the winner’s wreath will return in 2019.
The ever-popular Briggs and Stratton 206 class will make its return with the 206 Junior, Medium, Heavy, and Masters all doing battle on the 1-mile circuit inside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The CIK 206 class has produced some of the closest finishes in the history of the Battle at the Brickyard.