2024 OVKA Championship Classes
The following list of classes has been submitted to the OVKA Board as part of the 2024 Rules for final approval. The changes and additions include:
-IAME Micro Swift will run as a points class (225 lbs kart+driver, w/ IAME 16mm restrictor)
-206 Senior and 100cc Senior weights will return down to 360 lbs to align with national series
-206 Masters and 100cc Masters age requirement is lowered to 30 years-old to align with national series
-206 Legends will be added for age 50 & up (390 lbs kart+driver)
-OVKA 420 will return as a points class (450 lbs kart+driver)
G&J Kartway Opening Day Event and 2024 Championship Schedule
OVKA will be hosting an Opening Day Test & Tune Event for the freshly repaved G&J Kartway on March 2nd, 2024! We will kick off the day with Ceremonial First Laps for the Gregg Family, followed by a Structured Practice Day to give everyone safe and useful track time on the new surface.
The tentative format for the day is shown here. We will keep you updated as we get closer to the Spring and as always, format, schedule, and date will be subject to change due to cooperating weather.
The Official Schedule for our 60th Anniversary Season is also here! A couple of updates from the Tentative Schedule we released in October:
>No Spring Clean-Up Day: we will be taking care of our regular track preparations in the off-season as we continue working with our contractors on new curbs, upgraded electric, and restroom renovations for the Spring.
>Points Race #1 has been shifted back one week to April 28th to deconflict with the CKNA date.
>Weather Dates have been added.
We will be revealing the full details, with Formats & Configurations at the OVKA Banquet on January 20th. We hope to see you out for an exciting Anniversary Season on the fresh track!
2023 OVKA Season Banquet
Our 2023 Season Banquet will be held on January 20th, 2024 at the Cincinnati Marriott North in West Chester, Ohio.
Registration is now live at OVKA.com/banquet/ including tickets for the Dinner & Awards Ceremony and a link to book hotel rooms at the discounted OVKA rate. Your annual letters with final points and participation breakdowns will be sent out in the coming days.
Please complete registration before January 13th, 2024.
We will also be offering a chaperoned experience at Main Event West Chester for our younger members after the awards banquet for a place to play and catch up! This 2-hour event will offer 2 hours of unlimited bowling, laser tag, high ropes and 1 hour of unlimited arcade time with snacks and drinks, and is available for signup at the registration link or on the print & mail banquet registration form.
Come out and join us for a great evening to celebrate the 2023 Season!
2024 OVKA Spec Tire Compounds
The OVKA Board has voted on our Spec Tire compounds for the 2024 season:
ALL CLASSES will run the Hoosier R70 slick tire and Hoosier WET compound rain tire.
This is a change for most classes from the R60B compound used in 2023, based on the positive feedback we collected during the season from our 100cc Masters/Heavy trial of the R70. The OVKA Board will provide details at our December meeting about opportunities to swap out any unopened Hoosier tires and discuss if we will allow a grace period for leftover R60Bs.