PHOTOS BY MARK SCHWIGEN
July 11, 2019, St. Louis Region – Keith Scharf, of Kirkwood, Missouri, won the third annual Battle at the Brickyard kart race Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Scharf, the general manager of the Gateway Kartplex at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, competed in three classes and finished in the top 10 in all of them. Battling 35 other karts, he won the Ignite Master class by just .063 seconds. The finish was so close it almost is impossible to see the other driver in the finish line photo.
Scharf turned 58 on Saturday, then won on Sunday. The 33-year member of the Sports Car Club of America said, “This proves an old guy can still do it. It’s a young man’s game and I’m able to hang in there with them.”
The annual event is one of the biggest kart races in the U.S. and attracted over 500 entries for more than 15 classes.
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About World Wide Technology Raceway
World Wide Technology Raceway is the home of INDYCAR, NASCAR and NHRA racing in the St. Louis region. Located just five minutes from downtown St. Louis and covering more than 340 acres, Gateway Motorsports Park is the largest outdoor entertainment facility in the area. World Wide Technology Raceway’s facilities include a 1/4-mile drag strip, 1.25-mile superspeedway, 1.6-mile road course, a state-of-the-art karting facility and a 14-acre, multi-purpose dirt off-road venue. World Wide Technology Raceway was the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Facility of the Year Award from the Race Track Business Conference and the 2017 Spirit of St. Louis Award from St. Louis Attractions Association. In 2018, owner and CEO Curtis Francois received the Innovator Award from the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission in recognition of his work for restoring World Wide Technology Raceway (known then as Gateway Motorsports Park) to prominence.