About OVKA

The Ohio Valley Karting Association (OVKA) is a volunteer-run karting club & organization founded in 1964. Our mission is to grow the sport of karting, by hosting races in a family friendly environment, and through our various promotional and charitable programs.

Our membership is drawn primarily from the Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio areas, but also draws racers from Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana to compete in one of the United States' longest-running competitive karting clubs.

For 2024, the OVKA is promoting 14 points races for our 13 different karting classes at G&J Kartway, which count toward our Season Championship. These include standalone Sunday race days, three Saturday Night races under the lights, two Saturday/Sunday Doubleheader weekends, and our traditional 2-day Mid-Summer Memorial Champ Race. In addition, the OVKA will also hold our non-points Karting 101 and traditional Charity Race events.

Our home track, G&J Kartway, opened in 1962. As a WKA master track, G&J has hosted numerous National and Regional events over the years, establishing itself as a classic circuit in the karting world. For 2024, G&J Kartway has been completely resurfaced with new asphalt and updated curbing.

OVKA offers a number of classes for points, based on age, weight, and engine package, which can be found in our Rules and Series Information pages.

If you're interested in learning more about the sport of karting, OVKA events are always open to all, and our club members are more than happy to answer your questions on how you can get started. Our Contacts link features a full list of our officers and board members, who can assist you at any time. 

OVKA Tracks

G&J Kartway

Located among the cornfields and pastures of Southwestern Ohio lies a WKA Master Track known as G & J Kartway. The track entrance is marked by the silos used by Barnets Inc. which is owned and operated by track owner Gary Gregg. G & J Kartway is the Home of OVKA. Expanded in stages over the years, it now features over nine different major circuit layout options which are used in regular competition by OVKA. The entire racing surface received a repave for the 2024 season, along with other modernization efforts to continue kart racing at G&J for years to come.

Address: 1619 Barnetts Mill Rd, Camden, OH 45311

Click Here to visit the Official Track Website. Note - G & J Kartway hosts a number of racing events in addition to OVKA. Please check the track schedule to ensure G&J Kartway is available before arriving to practice.