The Ohio Valley Karting Association


NEXT EVENT: September 30th & October 1st - Points Race #14 (Sat) & Non-Points OVKA Charity Race (Sun) 


September 18, 2023

2023 Points Race #14 & Non-Points Charity Race


The final OVKA points race of 2023 is SATURDAY September 30th, running a standard daytime timetable and will use the 5 min Qualifying-Prefinal-Final race format on the classic "A" configuration at G&J Kartway. See the SERIES INFORMATION page for more details.

**We will be hosting a Chili Cookoff (with prize giveaway) in the afternoon on Saturday, so bring plenty of chili and a big appetite**

THE FOLLOWING DAY (October 1st) is the annual OVKA Charity Race. This non-points event raises donations to the local Camden Food Pantry as well as funds for local services and clubs in the area. The race day will start an hour later than the standard schedule (8am Gate Time).

All regular OVKA classes are available for registration, and the race day will use the Pea-Pick format (two Heats and a Feature) with a random track configuration drawn for each round. Come out and join us for a fun and easy-going end to the season!

September 17, 2023

2023 Banquet Planning Meeting

Join our Banquet Committee online on Wednesday 9/20 to discuss logistics, scheduling, and new ideas for the 2023 OVKA Season Awards Banquet! The meeting will be held on the usual Teams Meeting link on the Board Meeting page.

The 2023 Banquet will be held Saturday, January 20th at the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester, Ohio. Registration details and more will become available in the coming weeks on the Banquet Page.

September 10, 2023

2023 Points Race #13

The penultimate points race of the 2023 OVKA Season is Sunday, September 17th, on G&J Kartway's 2B configuration, and we will once again be using the 5 min Qualifying - PreFinal - Final race day format.

A reminder that Saturday September 16th will pass as an unused weather-date for the OVKA season, so G&J Kartway will be available for Open Practice all day with no scheduled events.

All Rules and Race Day Info can be found on the Rules and Series Information tabs. We hope to see you all out at the track! If you've ever been curious about racing with OVKA or just visiting to check out the Kart Racing scene, come out and visit us at G&J Kartway!

August 23, 2023

2023 Points Race #12 – Saturday Night Race

The 2023 OVKA Season enters its final stretch in September with our last Saturday Night race of the season on September 9th. This race will use the standard Saturday Evening Timetable with Gates at 2pm, and Races at 6. We will be running the 5-minute Qualifying - PreFinal - Final Format on Configuration B. We hope to see you there!

August 6, 2023

2023 Points Race #11 (NIGHT RACE w/ Special Later Start Time!)

We love our karters, and we love kart racing at other tracks, too! It has come to our attention that a number of our members who also participate in Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati's Pro-Am Championship are planning to "Do-the-Double" on Saturday, August 19th and compete at both MCC & OVKA on the same day!

In support of these ambitious competitors, the decision has been made to push back the starting times for our Round 11 Night Race by 2-hours from our standard evening race schedule. The new schedule for 8/19 will be:

GATES OPEN: 4:00 pm

All Competitors MUST submit an Entry Form by 7:00 pm on Sat 8/19 in order to race. If you are unsure if you will make this deadline due to transit time between tracks, we recommend you print & sign your Entry Form ahead of time and contact an OVKA competitor to turn it in for you at Registration.

We will leave Pre-Tech OPEN as long as needed to accommodate travelling racers. (ALL KARTS MUST SUBMIT A SAFETY PRE-TECH FORM BEFORE TAKING TO THE TRACK).

-Race #11 will now be run to the 5-min Qualifying / Pre-Final / Final Race format, due to the format switch made for Race #9.
-Per the 2023 OVKA rulebook, drivers who fail to participate in a Warm-Up session will start on the tail for the Pre-Final. Please review rules 306 & 308.2 in the OVKA Rule Book.
-As always, tinted helmet visors are not permitted on track after dusk. Please change to a clear or amber visor at the Race Director's announced time.

We hope to see you all out on August 19th, and welcome any visiting racers looking to join us at G&J Kartway!