April 16, 2013 - The first 2013 points race is now in the books. OVKA welcomed many new members this weekend and we hope their experience was enjoyable. The weather was beautiful and the racing was safe and competitive. G&J Kartway was in good shape from the winter and thanks to all of the members who volunteered at track clean-up day to prepare the facility for racing. I would like to say a special thanks to all of the track workers, tech officials, staff and anyone else who assisted in making the race day run smooth.
The points have been updated and you can check your times online at www.racelaps.com. User ID: OVKA Password: OHIO. You can access the points and racelaps.com by clicking Series Information above.
Our next event is Sunday, April 28, 2013 at G&J Kartway. We will be running configuration 1A using the Pea Pick – Winner Take All format. I look forward to seeing you there.
March 27, 2013 - If you received a Margay/Grand Products gift certificate at the banquet this year, it is redeemable for a set of Bridgestone YLC tires only. Please note that the gift certificate will expire on June 30, 2013. If you do not plan on using this gift certificate, you may contact Ted Cradlebaugh for assistance in finding someone to purchase the certificate from you.
March 25, 2013 - All persons applying for 2013 OVKA Membership need to complete a revised 2013 OVKA Membership Application and acknowledge they have received and read the Ohio Department of Health's Concussion Information Sheet for Youth Sports Organizations. Persons submitting the application by mail should access the concussion information sheet by clicking here. This acknowledgement will also be on 2013 OVKA entry forms. In addition, 2013 OVKA membership applications and entry forms will also include permission for any paramedic or EMS personnel to release information regarding any head injury or concussion to OVKA race officials.
March 14, 2013 - OVKA is proud to announce that Racing4Vets will be joining OVKA this season with their Kart Racing Program. They are a motorsports organization designed exclusively for injured U.S. military veterans. This season, they will be entering two karts in each OVKA race in the Clone 420 Lite class. The event entry fees and pit passes for these karts are sponsored by Keith Freber with Margay Racing/Grand Products and the OVKA 50/50 Raffle for the 2013 season. Rick Coombs has graciously donated their race fuel for the 2013 season. For more information on Racing4Vets, take a look at their website at www.Racing4Vets.org. Please join me in welcoming these folks to OVKA and offer any assistance you can to make their racing experience with us enjoyable.
March 13, 2013 - April 14th is our first race and it will be here before you know it. We will soon hear the sweet sounds of those engines firing up once again. OVKA and G&J Kartway are busy preparing for the 2013 season and you will be glad to know that the renovations to the restroom facilities at G&J Kartway are currently underway. We are also power-washing and staining the observation catwalk and deck. This will all be completed before track clean-up day which is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a rain or shine work day to prepare the track and facilities for the racing season. There is a lot of work to be completed and we need your help. If you are available, please come to the track and lend a hand. You will earn a participation credit for working a four hour shift.
February 27, 2013 - OVKA is pleased to announce that we have added the Senior Y Pipe class to our 2013 class structure. If you have questions about this class, please contact Mike Brown or Ted Cradlebaugh.
February 16, 2013 - The OVKA Board of Directors are pleased to announce Ken Kuethe as our newest board member. He was elected to the board in the February 2013 meeting. Ken will be in his fourth season of karting with OVKA in 2013. He enjoys tuning his son Cooper’s kart in the Yamaha Junior class. Ken has shown interest in the OVKA by attending board meetings and helping out when needed. He will be an asset to the board and we thank him for his service.
January 28, 2013 - The OVKA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Lynda Coombs has been inducted into the OVKA Hall of Fame. She has been an OVKA Lifetime Member since 2008. Lynda has been involved in karting since 1996 and has served as OVKA Secretary for the past thirteen years. In this time, she has not missed a board meeting or a race. In 2007, Lynda received the WKA Ann Kugler First Lady of Karting Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts on behalf of karting. Her continued support and dedication to the OVKA and the sport of karting is remarkable. Congratulations, Lynda on this accomplishment.
January 27, 2013 - OVKA would like to congratulate the following individuals who are winners of the T-Shirt Raffle that was held at the Cavalcade of Customs show in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 11-13, 2013. Your shirts will be shipped to you as soon as possible. Thanks for your interest in OVKA.
Tom Berry – Goshen, OH
Haley Huff – Independence, KY
Don Graf – Hamilton, OH
Jared Meinzer – Hamilton, OH
Armando Arredondo – Fairfield, OH
January 22, 2013 - Read the latest President's Message, Click Here to view.
January 22, 2013 - We are pleased to announce the 2013 OVKA rulebook has been released.
Click Here to download the rulebook.
January 18, 2013 - Once again our Swap Meet will have over 200 tables of the largest selection of racing kart parts and supplies in the mid-west. Last years event had a crowd of 2000 strong and more expected this year. Here is a current list of just some of the vendors that will be at the event!
Bergfelt Racing Enterprises
BMI Karts & Supplies
Chase'n Race'n Illustrated
Checkered Flag Racing Products
Comet Kart Supply
Dr. Hook Clutch Concepts
Eddies Kart Shop
Fox Valley Karting
Great Lakes Pro Series
House of Custom
Jagged Edge Performance Glass
Lees Kart Supply
Performance Mfg Corp
Pierce Performance Clutches
Smith Brothers Racing
Smith Racing Enterprises
Streeter Super Stands
Team Valhalla Racing
The Trick Connection
Track Tac Products
Trick Speed Cuts
January 2, 2013 - At our upcoming Swap Meet we're having an automotive artist as one of our vendors! Roger Warrick has been commissioned by Autoweek, Watkins Glen Int'l, Ford Racing, Bristol Motor Speedway, Paul Oxman Publishing, Mid Ohio, Drive! magazine, and Newman Haas Racing to name a few. He will be available for acrylic on canvas paintings, caricatures, and his racing prints for purchase. Bring your best pictures if you would like to have a quality piece of artwork and permanent memory of your racing experience! Costs for black and white caricatures are $100, color is $150, and a acrylic on canvas painting is $250. To see some of his work you can visit his website at http://www.etsy.com/shop/rogerwarrick and facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Caricatures-by-Roger-Warrick/247877661943145?ref=ts&fref=ts
December 14, 2012 - We are pleased to announce the 2013 OVKA racing schedule. Please mark your calendars for these important race dates. We are looking forward to the 2013 season and hope to see you at the track.
2013 OVKA Schedule
September 30, 2012 - DARF & Camden Food Bank Charity Race will be held October 20, 2012 at G&J Kartway.
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