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American E-Kart Championship returning to the Chicago Southland

Information provided by the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau

OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (September 23, 2023) – The Chicago Southland is gearing up for the return of the American E-Kart Championship at Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events in Mokena on October 11–14.

Dubbed “Anyone’s Race” in an ESPN documentary, the fourth American E-Kart Championship will bring 18 of the country’s best indoor e-kart racers to compete for the $10,000 first place prize.

Officially sanctioned by the World Karting Association, the same governing body for Formula 1, the American E-Kart Championship series offers just about everyone the opportunity to be a champion racer.

“The World Karting Association has always had a place for everyone in Karting, and that includes E-Karting. With that, the decision for World Karting Association to sanction The American E-Karting Championship Powered by Monster Energy was a no-brainer,” said Kevin Williams, President of the World Karting Association.

The 18 finalists qualified for the championship at one of nine e-kart tracks across the country. Each competitor is hoping to become the next Jeff Gordon or Lewis Hamilton, both of whom caught their racing bug by karting.

“This is such a fun event, not only for participants, but for fans as well and we’re thrilled to welcome them back to Mokena and the Chicago Southland,” said Jim Garrett, President/CEO of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“With all the wonderful dining and shopping options in Mokena, our partnership with the American E-Karting Championship is a perfect match and the entire village is excited to host this fantastic event,” said Mokena Mayor Frank Fleischer.

Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events is located at 8580 Springlake Drive. The event will also be live-streamed on the American E-Kart Championship’s Facebook page.

To learn more about the American E-Kart Championship, visit or to experience racing yourself, visit

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