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!

July 29, 2023

August 2023 Board Meeting Agenda

View the upcoming board meeting agenda occurring Tuesday, August 1st at 7:00pm via Microsoft Teams

July 25, 2023

2023 Points Races 9 & 10

The OVKA Championship Season continues on August 5-6 with our final Double-Header weekend of the year on track configuration 1B!

Visit the Series Information page for the full rules and more! Come out and join us!

July 10, 2023

July 2023 Board Meeting Agenda

View the upcoming board meeting agenda occurring Tuesday, July 11th at 7:00pm via Microsoft Teams

July 9, 2023

2023 Points Race 8: OVKA Memorial Championship Race

Our next race is the Annual OVKA Memorial Championship Race, honoring all of those who created and developed the Ohio Valley Karting Association into one of the longest-running go-kart clubs in the country, over our 59 year history!

The "Champ Race" runs on the Original G&J Kartway "A" Track Configuration and follows a unique 2-day format, including special Qualifying format, a Heat Race, and a Feature Race that awards Trophies & Plaques, as well as an at-track catered dinner & family-fun festival:

Gates Open: 10:00 am
Class Warmups (2 Rounds) 11:30 pm
Driver's Meeting 2:30
Special Qualifying (2 hot laps ONLY) 3:00 pm
Mechanics & Powderpuff Fun Races to follow qualifying
Club Dinner 6:00 pm
Family Fun Festival 7:00 pm
Fireworks at Dark

SUNDAY July 23
Gates Open: 7:00 am
Class Warmups (1 Round, optional if Qualified): 8:45 am
Qualifying (1 hot lap only, only if not already Qualified) 10:30 am
Driver's Meeting 11:15 am
Heat Races
Feature Races

We will be performing Safety Pre-Tech Inspections on ALL KARTS for the Champ Race, INCLUDING REGULAR 2023 MEMBERS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY UNDERGONE INSPECTION. Please review the OVKA RULE BOOK as well as the Example Pre-Tech Inspection Form before the event. (Rules regarding lead weight mounting will be strictly enforced; please confirm that your washer & bolt sizes meet OVKA required minimums, and ensure all weights over 7lbs have at least TWO bolts!)

June 26, 2023

2023 Points Races 6 & 7

The OVKA Championship Season returns on July 8-9 with another Double-Header weekend on configuration 2C!

Visit the Series Information page for the full rules and more! Come out and join us!

June 13, 2023

2023 Points Races #4 & 5

The OVKA Championship Season returns on June 24-25th with our first Double-Header weekend of the year! Saturday and Sunday will follow the same morning timetable.

Saturday (Race 4) features a 5-minute Qualifying -> Heat Race -> Feature Race format on Configuration 2A.

Sunday (Race 5) features a 5-minute Qualifying -> Extended Feature format on Configuration 1A.

Visit the Series Information page for the full rules and more! Come out and join us!

June 9, 2023

OVKA Future Planning Meeting

The 2023 Season may just be heating up, but we're already looking to the future - Join us online on Tuesday, June 13th at 7:00pm for our OVKA Future Planning Session! Bring your ideas and suggestions to our virtual whiteboard, where our committee members will lead the attendees in discussion to help develop our vision for the coming years. Your input and feedback will be directly used to focus our efforts and resources on the ideas and improvements that matter most to our members!

This will be a laid-back, collaborative exercise and discussion session, open to all OVKA General Membership. Bring your thoughts and ideas for how OVKA can continue to provide quality club racing in the coming years, while evolving with the rapidly changing world of modern Pro Karting. Join us with your thoughts and suggestions for everything from class structures and season schedules to rules, race day procedures, and wild event ideas!

The meeting will be held on the Microsoft Teams link on the Board Meeting page. A virtual whiteboard link will be made available for those who join to post and participate in our guided discussion session. See you on Tuesday night!

June 2, 2023

June 2023 Meeting Agenda

View the upcoming board meeting agenda occurring Tuesday, June 6th at 7:00pm via Microsoft Teams

May 8, 2023

2023 Points Race #3

OVKA Points Race #3 is SATURDAY, May 20th and is our first Night Race of the season, running on track Configuration C. Visit our SERIES INFORMATION page ( for rules, format, and all relevant competition info. Come out and join us under the lights!

**Please remember to bring your clear or amber helmet visors to change into at dusk if you run a tinted visor during the day. Tinted visors are not permitted for use on-track after sunset.**

May 1, 2023

Reminder: G&J Kartway Reserved for OMRL (5/5-5/7)

A reminder for our OVKA members and friends: G&J Kartway will be hosting the first OMRL race of 2023 this weekend, May 5-7. The track will be closed to kart practice for these days. For our members with trailers stored at the track: we ask that you please move them to the "Free Pit Spot" area against the west fence as a courtesy to our OMRL guests.