2013 SEASON IS OFF TO A GREAT START
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.
2013 Points Updated - Race 1
Banquet Tire Gift Certificate
March 28, 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.
2013 Membership Form Update
March 26, 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.
Tech Corner Update - TaG Rules
March Board Meeting Minutes
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.
Track Preparation / Clean-Up Day
March 14, 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.
Senior Y Pipe Class
February 28, 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 Board Meeting Minutes
New Board Member
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.
Lynda Coombs inducted into the OVKA Hall of Fame!
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 General Membership Meeting Minutes
January Board Meeting Minutes
T-Shirt Raffle Winners
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
Upcoming OVKA EventsOVKA Race #4
Sunday, June 2nd
G&J Kartway Camden, Ohio
OVKA Membership Board Meeting
Tuesday, June 4th - 7:00pm
2880 Towne Blvd
Middletown, Ohio 45044
OVKA Race #5
Saturday Evening, June 8th
G&J Kartway Camden, Ohio
See Series Information/Schedule for event details.
Upcoming Events @ G&J KartwayList of Upcoming Non-OVKA Events @ G&J Kartway. Call 937-452-1218 for Track Availability.
Ohio Mini Road Racing League
Official Website for G&J Kartway http://www.gandjkartway.com
Other Upcoming EventsWKA Manufacturers Cup
Round 3 - May 17-19
Elkhart Lake, WI
Buckeye Karting Challenge
Round 2 - May 24-26
Thompson Kart Raceway