OVKA SWAP MEET
The Largest Karting Event in the Midwest!
February 3rd, 2024
Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH
Doors Open 8:00 am
General Admission Armbands- $15
Children 12 & Under - $10
General Admission will be available at the door (Cash/Card)
General Admission grants you access to the Convention Floor on Saturday 2/3 from 8:00am - 3:00pm as well as access to any Seminars you have signed up for.
Seminar Signup Available HERE
*Vendors will also be able to purchase General Admission Armbands during Friday load-in (Cash Only)
Vendor Booths - $70 per space
Booth Spaces are 10' x 10' each and include a 8' folding table & chair. Location will be assigned by our team. If you have a location preference, please include it in your notes at checkout.
Note: Saturday Admission Armbands are NOT included in the Booth Price.
Armbands will be available for Registered Vendors to purchase during Fri. & Sat. Load-In and Setup.
Extra Tables - $10/ea
Electric - $45
Vendor Spotlight - $50
Add "Vendor Spotlight" option to have your company logo/info be included in promotional OVKA Swap Meet social media posts, reels, and videos. Each Vendor Spotlight will include:
-Vendor Logo inclusion in General Swap Meet Promotional Video/Reel
-Vendor Logo, description, and website link included in our Vendor Spotlight Video/Reel
-A dedicated social media post from the OVKA Swap Meet and OVKA pages highlighting the Vendor with tags and website links
Seminars are free to attend with paid entry to the Swap Meet. Registration helps us ensure that each room is sized and setup appropriately for the attendees.
CLICK HERE to REGISTER for Seminars
Intro to Karting Open House (9:00am - 1:30pm)
with Elliot & Ethan Bokeno and OVKA Karting Ambassadors
Welcoming Remarks & Basic Karting Explainer - 9:00am
Open Q&A session until 1:30 pm with OVKA Karting Ambassadors
Hands-On Explainers and Technical Help
Get a head start as a new Kart Racer by reading Our Intro to Karting Guide
Branding Speed: How to Market Your Club Racing Team and Create the Image You Want (9:30am - 10:30pm)
with Fritz Wilke of Ollie Rocket Racing
How to apply motorsports branding lessons to your your race team
Marketing yourself to sponsors and partners
Building and Growing your brand personality
Foundation to Victory: Exploring Fundamental Kart Chassis Tuning Strategies (11:00am - 12:00pm)
with Dan Schlosser of Pro Kart Concepts
Sprint Karting chassis setup
Handling change characteristics
At-the-track tuning strategies
Unleashing Power: Optimizing Performance of the Briggs & Stratton LO206 (12:30 - 1:30)
with Gary Lawson of Lawson Speed Shop
Maintenance tips and tricks
Getting the most out of LO206 performance
Tuning and Gearing
The Swap Meet is proud to offer two different Tech Training Classes through our partners at RIX Tech Tools and Carlson Motorsports for 2024:
SWAP MEET FAQ:
What is the OVKA Swap Meet?
The OVKA Swap Meet is an annual Go-Kart Racing convention organized by the Ohio Valley Karting Association. Now in its 38th year, the OVKA Swap Meet features karting vendors from all types of kart racing, as well as seminars for new and existing racers, tech trainings, raffles, and more. Our 2023 Swap Meet hosted over 1800 attendees, who visited over 100 vendors from 13 states (and Canada) to buy and sell karts and racing equipment. Whether you're brand new to kart racing, or a seasoned competitor looking for an edge, you can find what you need at the OVKA Swap Meet.
Who is the Swap Meet open to?
The OVKA Swap Meet is open to the public, for new and existing racers from all types of kart racing: Sprints, Oval, Vintage, and more! Our OVKA club ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions for any brand-new kart racers and help karting-curious families get started on the right foot.
Where & When?
The OVKA Swap Meet is Saturday February 3, 2024 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio. Doors will open at 8:00am.
123 Gano Rd
Wilmington, OH 45177
How much is it?
General Admission is $15/person
12 & Under $10
Vendor Booths are $60/space (10' x 10')
*prices increase to $70/space on Jan 1st*
Where can I stay?
The Roberts Centre is connected to the Wilmington Ohio Holiday Inn (LINK)
*Call to reserve at the Group Rate Available for OVKA Swap Meet Attendees*
Block Name: Ohio Valley Karting
Block Code: BGT
There are also ample RV Parking and hookups available through the Holiday Inn as well.
Who can be a Vendor?
Vendor Registration is open to all, from factory karting dealers, to small independent shops, and individuals looking to sell racing equipment, as well as race series, promoters, and kart tracks looking to connect with racers.
How can I register as a Vendor?
Online registration will be open through January 29th, 2024.
When can I load-in & load-out my equipment?
Vendor Load-In will take place on FRIDAY February 2nd from 1:00pm-8:00pm
Load-In will take place through the rear of the Roberts Centre.
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM / Exhibitor Load-In & Setup (All Load-In through Dock Doors)
Saturday - 2/3/24
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM / Exhibitor Load-In & Setup (All Load-In through Dock Doors)
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM / Doors open to General Public
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM / Exhibitor Tear-Down
What is the Vendor Spotlight?
Vendors who select the Vendor Spotlight option at registration will be featured in OVKA Swap Meet promotional videos, reels, and posts in the weeks leading up to the event, such as THIS and THIS. You will receive an email after registration asking for you to provide your details, as well as a logo artwork file for our use.
OVKA Swap Meet Contact
If you have any questions about attending or becoming a Vendor at the OVKA Swap Meet, please reach out to our event coordinator:
Phone: (513) 309-2963
Help promote the OVKA Swap Meet by downloading and sharing these flyers with your karting friends and potential new racers:
Instagram 4:5 Ratio
9:16 Reel Video