NEWS

June 19, 2024

FACILITIES WORK UPDATE:

ATTENTION RACERS

A couple of updates before the Double-Header this weekend:

> G&J Kartway has continued its facility upgrades in the past week by repaving the entire grid & pit area.

>The Track will be CLOSED for practice tomorrow (Thursday June 19) for repainting of the grid and track border-lines.

>The pit space markings on the new pavement will NOT be in place yet for this weekend, so please be courteous and work with your pit neighbors to get everyone in their correct spots until we get a chance to re-mark them.

>If you are pitted in a grass area: the new pit asphalt sits higher than the grass, so you may want to bring an extra plank of wood to help roll your kart-stands on & off the pavement until G&J Kartway crews can finish the earthwork to level off the edges.

Thank you for your cooperation & understanding in working with us and the Track on these continued updates!

WEATHER:

We are keeping an eye on the heat warnings for the weekend, and our officials will make calls on race day for any race-length or format changes if it is deemed necessary. We will have cold bottled water donated by our members available in coolers at the head of the grid and at the scale lane, as well as a misting fan available by the Tech Barn available to help our members cool off. We will also work in additional water breaks for our volunteers & workers as well. Please help us by keeping yourselves well-hydrated and cool so that we can have a great weekend at the track!

June 16, 2024

OVKA 2024 Races 5&6: DOUBLE-HEADER WEEKEND!

ITS DOUBLE-HEADER RACE WEEK!

Join us on Saturday AND Sunday this weekend for OVKA Points Races 5&6 at G&J Kartway! We will be using the Day Race schedule both days, with gates at 7am and warm-ups at 9am! We will also be setting up projectors & screens for a Family Movie Night on Saturday evening at sunset! Full Rules & Schedule at OVKA.com

NOTES:

-G&J Kartway will be painting the new grid area and track edge lines on THURSDAY this week, please call ahead for practice availability.

-Southwest Ohio will be under an Excessive Heat Watch all week with temperatures in the 90's this weekend. PLEASE PLAN AHEAD and pack everything you need to stay COOL & HYDRATED while at the racetrack.

June 10, 2024

NEXT UP: Double-Header Weekend

Thank you for coming out to Race #4! Points have now been updated at OVKA.com/points
Our next event will be our first Double-Header weekend of the year with Races 5 & 6 following the Day Race Schedule on both June 22-23. We will also be hosting an outdoor Family Movie Night at the track on Saturday Night June 22 after racing concludes.

REMINDERS:
-PLEASE MOVE YOUR TRAILERS before Friday June 14 to make room for the visiting OMRL Series
-Please call for practice availability this week: G&J Kartway will be repaving the pit area on WEDNESDAY June 12

June 2, 2024

OVKA 2024 Race #4

IT'S RACE WEEK!

Join us on Saturday Night for Race #4 of the OVKA 60th Anniversary Season! Visit OVKA.com for Rules and Info.

REMINDER: You MUST have you clear or amber visors on your helmets for racing after dark! No smoked or tinted visors can be used at night!

May 23, 2024

We’ll See You at Race #4

THANK YOU to our OVKA Family & Friends for coming out and putting on a show under the lights! We'll see you again in just under three weeks for Race #4 on Saturday June 8th for another night race on Configuration B at G&J Kartway!

Points through Race #3 can be found at OVKA.com/points

G&J Kartway will be open daily for practice unless otherwise noted here or on the schedule at ovka.com/gj-kartway/ or https://gandjkartway.com/ You can call ahead at (937) 452-1218 to confirm facility availability.

Thanks again and we'll see you next time!

📷Jeff Weeks

May 11, 2024

OVKA 2024 Race #3

Join us on Saturday May 18th for our first NIGHT RACE of 2024! We'll be using the 5-minute qualifying format on G&J Kartway's C-configuration! Visit the RULES and SERIES INFORMATION pages for all info!

REMINDER: You MUST have you clear or amber visors on your helmets for racing after dark! No smoked or tinted visors can be used at night!

May 6, 2024

Next Up: NIGHT RACING

Good Morning Race Fans:

Thank you for joining us yesterday! Points through Race 2 have been updated at OVKA.com/points/

We'll see you again in just under 2 weeks on SATURDAY May 18 for OVKA Race 3! REMINDER: Our next two race events are night races, so please have your clear or amber visors ready to install on your helmet, you MUST swap out your tinted visors after twilight or at the Race Director's call.

April 29, 2024

OVKA 2024 Race #2

ITS RACE WEEK AGAIN!

OVKA's 60th Anniversary season continues on SUNDAY, May 5th at G&J Kartway in Camden, OH. If you're joining us for the first time this year, make sure to visit OVKA.com for the full 2024 rulebook, class list, and tech forms to make sure your kart!

Please reach out with any questions you have and we'll see you at the track!

April 21, 2024

OVKA 2024 Race #1 & G&J Kartway Practice

ITS RACE WEEK!

OVKA kicks off our 60th Anniversary season on SUNDAY, April 28th on the fresh racing surface and brand new curbing at G&J Kartway in Camden, OH. Make sure to visit OVKA.com for the full 2024 rulebook, class list, and tech forms to make sure your kart is ready for the great season we have ahead!

Please reach out with any questions you have and we'll see you at the track!

G&J Kartway will also be open for Practice starting on Monday 4/22 for the week, but will be closed for kart practice on Friday 4/26 for a private track event. The track will be open again on Saturday (4/27) for Practice as usual. Please contact G&J Kartway at 937-452-1218 with any questions about Practice or Trailer Move-In. 

April 15, 2024

G&J Kartway Closed for Practice This Week in Preparation for CKNA

ATTENTION OVKA MEMBERS:

G&J Kartway will be CLOSED for practice this week for facilities work and cleanup for the CKNA event this weekend. G&J Kartway is expecting a large crowd for CKNA so members who are not participating MUST move their trailers out for the weekend. If you are participating please move your equipment to your registered CKNA location.

April 7, 2024

Karting 101 & OVKA Charity Race

ATETENTION OVKA MEMBERS:

G&J Kartway's crews are working hard to finish off the remaining track work this week, and our plan is to kick off the season as scheduled next weekend:

SATURDAY April 13th will be our Karting 101 class. This class is designed for new members to become acquainted with kart racing and OVKA race procedures. We will be doing full safety inspections of all karts, and have a classroom session and track walk for all new members to introduce them to G&J Kartway and will finish with warm-up sessions and non-points heat races to get some time on the track. Existing members are welcome to enter this event as well.

SUNDAY April 14th will be our annual Charity Race. This non-points event will feature the Pea-Pick format with two heats and a feature race. Proceeds will be donated to local charitable organizations and donated dry-good will be given to local food banks.

We will update you with any schedule or format changes as needed this week based on weather or track conditions.

UPDATE: The G&J Kartway Concession Stand will be CLOSED on Saturday 4/13 but OPEN as usual on Sunday 4/14.

March 27, 2024

OVKA Pit Spaces Still Available for 2024 – Move in Day April 6th!

There are still a few pit spaces for the 2024 OVKA season available at G&J Kartway. Please check the updated map HERE to see which spaces are open. You can contact our Pit Space Coordinator Rex Johnson at the information on the 2024 Pit Space Reservation form HERE to reserve your space. We'll see you at the track!

G&J Kartway has requested that trailers not be moved into the track until April 6th, the weekend before Karting 101 & the Charity Race.

March 22, 2024

UPDATE: March 30th is Now Clean-Up Day at G&J Kartway

ATTENTION OVKA MEMBERS:

G&J Kartway crews have been hard at work cutting out the legacy turtles and pouring new, modern apex and runoff curbing around the facility. They will continue to work next week to be ready for the 2024 OVKA Season. That being said, we do not believe that the new concrete will be 100% ready on our March 30th opening day as we had hoped.

Instead, on March 30th we will be transitioning our Opening Day Event to our annual Clean-Up Day. We welcome all OVKA members and friends out to the track to help position crash bags, garbage cans, and help get get the rest of the track ready for the 2024 season. This will be a great help to G&J Kartway be ready for reopening. We will meet at 10am and lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

Thanks for following along with us in the off-season and we can't wait to celebrate our 60th Anniversary Season with you!

Please contact Aaron Banfield or Elliot Bokeno with any questions.

February 23, 2024

New Modern Curbing Coming to G&J Kartway – Opening Day Postponed to March 30th

TRACK UPDATE: After some scheduling delays, we have broken ground on installation of modern FIA curbing at G&J Kartway, with concrete work beginning this week. Unfortunately, this effort will require us to postpone our planned Opening Day Event. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we work to bring these exciting updates to this historic facility. We will tentatively set our new Opening Day date for Saturday, March 30, to give the new concrete time to cure and finish grading and sodding the track edges where they meet the new surface levels.

February 6, 2024

G&J Kartway Opening Day Test & Tune

OVKA will be hosting an Opening Day Test & Tune Event at the freshly repaved G&J Kartway on SATURDAY March 2nd. We will kick off the day with an open track walk, followed by Ceremonial First Laps for Gary and the Gregg Family, followed by a Structured Practice Day from 10-4 to give everyone safe and useful track time on the new surface.

The event will be $25/entry and the tentative format for the day is shown here. Run groups & session duration may be updated depending on turnout for the event, and the event date & schedule are subject to change due to weather. We will keep everyone updated as the day approaches. We hope to see you out to celebrate the new track surface!