Local Kart Racing Returns to Utah Motorsports Campus in 2020
Partnership with World Karting Association ensures long-term vision, stability
Local kart racing will return to Utah Motorsports Campus in 2020, thanks to a new agreement between the track and the World Karting Association. (Photo courtesy UMC/Devin Shelley)
Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) is pleased to announce that local kart racing will be returning in 2020. UMC has entered into a partnership with the World Karting Association (WKA) and will adopt the WKA class structure, rules package and more as it establishes the new UMC Karting Championship.
“Karting is very important to UMC and the overall growth of the facility,” explained Jody Niemann, UMC Vice President of Guest Experience. “Utah has a dedicated group of local karting families with in-depth karting knowledge and a passion to support a long-term vision for the facility. Working together to overcome past challenges, the commitment to attract national-level racers along with opportunities for beginners to get introduced to the industry has been embraced on all levels.”
“Utah Motorsports Campus is such an iconic karting circuit in the West, it was a no-brainer for WKA to get involved,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams. “WKA is thrilled to support the facility in bringing structured karting back to the racers in the area.”
As one of the top motorsports facilities in North America, karting is a very important segment for UMC and critical to the overall growth of the track and motorsports participation in and around the area. The new partnership with WKA will see a structure and rules package in place that are consistent around the country. UMC will continue to offer rental karts, memberships, corporate and team-building events, group/birthday parties, gift cards, community outreach, internship programs and more.
Niemann continued, “Plans for growth at the kart center include an onsite karting academy with local champions Bryce and Jared Englehart of Englehart Racing and possibly a local kart shop to support customers trackside. Most importantly, we have support from industry professionals to help train UMC associates to ensure we provide unparalleled support to the karting community, racers and guests.”
The 2020 schedule for the new UMC Karting Championship is as follows. Test and Tune dates will run from 7:00am until 11:00am and race dates are scheduled from 7:00am until 2:00pm. Additional non-exclusive track time will be available during hours of operation.
Test and Tune Dates Race Dates
March 21, 2020 March 22, 2020
April 11, 2020 April 12, 2020
April 25, 2020 April 26, 2020
May 9, 2020 May 10, 2020
May 23, 2020 May 24, 2020
June 6, 2020 June 7, 2020
July 25, 2020 July 26, 2020
August 15, 2020 August 16, 2020
September 5, 2020 September 6, 2020
October 3, 2020 October 4, 2020
Stay tuned for more announcements in the very near future from UMC.
For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.