Kart Track Information: Updates Regarding COVID-19

Track and club status to be updated regularly

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This status update document has been assembled to help inform the karting community here in the United States and Canada regarding the current status of our tracks and clubs, whether they are closed, opened on a limited basis, or now beginning their racing season. We ask all tracks and clubs to send us information or updates to newsdesk@ekartingnews.com to help keep the karting community informed.

ARIZONA:

Phoenix Kart Racing Association (Glendale, Arizona): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Open for practice (members only) for Tuesday thru Sunday with hours in the evening
  • Track rental is available during daytime hours
  • First race scheduled for May 2 postponed
  • Stay at home order expires April 30
  • Resume race schedule on May 16
  • 97 entries at first club race on May 16 with drivers from AZ, CA, OR, CO, TX
  • Next race scheduled for May 30 with Summer Round 3 is June 13
  • California ROK Championship event scheduled for June 19-20

BRITISH COLUMBIA:

Greg Moore Raceway (Chilliwack, British Columbia): Updated 5.4.2020

  • Open facility to members as test & tune only on May 1
  • All racing events for May cancelled

CALIFORNIA:

Blue Max Kart Club (Davis, California): Updated 5.29. 2020

  • Opening May 30-31 to only members
  • Limited to 20 people a day, each pit is 20×30
  • Must make reservation
  • Only driver allowed, minors allowed one adult with them

CalSpeed Karting (Fontana, California):

  • Closed indefinitely until state relaxes the ‘stay at home’ mandates

KPX Karting Championship: Update 5.4.2020

  • Cancelling remainder of 2020 schedule as its planned
  • Forming a 5-6 race series starting in July and extending into November

Prairie City Kart Track (Rancho Cordova, California):

  • Track closed until May 31, as dictated by state park where track is located
  • Off-site kart shop (Cambrian Go-Karts) remains open with reduced hours based on Monday-Friday schedule, practicing social distancing guidelines

Shasta Kart Klub (Redding, California): Updated 5.19.2020

  • Open this weekend (May 23-24) for practice
  • Must sign up and reserve a spot in advance

FLORIDA:

AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex (Homestead, Florida): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Opening for kart owner practice on May 1
  • Rental karts still closed until further notice
  • Open normal hours for owner practice with social distancing guidelines
  • Rental karts remained closed, part of Phase 4. Phase 1 just went into place May 18
  • Racing is tentative to return in mid-June

Andersen Racepark (Palmetto, Florida): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Limited reopening set for May 9
  • Open Karting only, rental karts to remain closed
  • No individuals permitted in the Pro Shop or Speed Shop
  • Waivers and payments made outside
  • Practice available Wednesday-Saturday from 10am-5pm
  • ARP Spring/Summer Club Championship Race presented by MG Tires set for June 20

Bushnell Motorsports Park (Bushnell, Florida): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Returning to normal hours for owner kart time and rentals on Saturday, May 2
  • March and April competition club race events dates to be rescheduled
  • Double header night races May 23-24
  • Updated hours and events on website

Ocala Gran Prix (Ocala, Florida): Updated 5.5.2020

  • “At this time we can not open on the first phase” per May 2 Facebook post
  • Cancelled the remainder of their spring/summer local races (May 9, June 13, July 11) per May 5 Facebook post

Orlando Kart Center (Orlando, Florida): Updated 5.5.2020

  • Opening May 6 for Kart Owners Practice (Wed-Sunday; 10:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Pre-registration required for all practice days with a limit of 25 drivers and 75 spectators/crew
  • First Round of Orlando Cup set for May 16-17
  • Second Round of Orlando Cup set for May 30-31
  • Rental karts returning on May 20 with more information on procedures coming soon
  • Parts store/restaurant open same hours as the track

GEORGIA

AMP Kart Racing (Dawsonville, Georgia): Updated 5.29.2020

  • Building closed to public; open to members only
  • Public Karting: Tuesday-Sunday 1pm-7:30pm; Maximum of 15 people per session by reservation only. New headsock for all with rental helmets, steering wheels, and seatbelts sanitized between every customer.
  • Members: Open Tuesday-Sunday
  • May race day to be rescheduled
  • 4-Hour Enduro to be rescheduled
  • Kart schools to be run as usual
  • June 6 race cancelled
  • Round 2 of Summer Series rescheduled for June 20

ILLINOIS:

Gateway Kartplex (Madison, Illinois): Updated 5.28.2020

  • Remains closed
  • Working with Illinois Motorsports Coalition in effort to work with local and state lawmakers to develop a safe and responsible operating plan
  • Plans in place to re-open once they are given the green light
  • Given permission to hold ‘participant only, non spectator’ events on May 27
  • Ignite Race #1 set for June 6
  • SuperComp Race #1-2 on June 13
  • An updated season schedule is in the works

Kart Circuit Autobahn (Joliet, Illinois): Updated 5.29.2020

  • Autobahn Country Club Board of Managers decided not to open
  • Illinois Stay at Home order extended through to end of May
  • Working with state of Illinois to obtain assurances that they are permitted to open before order is lifted
  • As of May 13, allowing members to practice while following strict operational and safety guidelines approved by State authorities
  • Facility management decided to shut down May 16 following a complaint made to the state. Track remains shut down.
  • Track opened on May 22 for only members
  • First Ignite race set for May 31

Mid-State Kart Club (Springfield, Illinois):

  • Facility closed to practice and events until further notice

INDIANA:

Michiana Raceway Park (North Liberty, Indiana): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Set to host first club race of 2020 on May 3, practicing social distancing guidelines
  • Main building and public restrooms closed (portable restrooms on site)
  • Sanitizer stations to be set up around paddock
  • Rental karts available with limit of 10 per party, advanced registration and sign in required
  • Race 2 of 2020 set for May 31
  • Rental karts opened up to maximum of 25 people, advanced registration and sign in required

New Castle Motorsports Park (New Castle, Indiana): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Hosted a non-points KRA race on April 26, practicing social distancing guidelines
  • The official Round One of 2020 KRA Series set for May 3
  • Track officially closed as of May 7
  • KRA #2 postponed
  • Track to open for practice only on May 12, no updates as to next race scheduled
  • Race 3 for KRA program on as scheduled for May 24 – no spectators allowed and only essential people for each racer allowed

Whiteland Raceway Park (Whiteland, Indiana): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Open to customer karts on Friday, May 8
  • 7 days a week: Noon to 8pm
  • No gatherings of more than 25 people
  • Rental karts not available until helmet decontamination unit is in and operational
  • Executive Order by Governor on May 6 ends plan to open
  • Order expires May 23
  • Opened May 12 for practice only by reservation online

IOWA:

61 Kartway (Delmar, Iowa): Updated 5.15.2020 

  • Open for practice by phone call appointment, limited to 10 people or less while practicing social distancing guidelines 
  • May 3 race has been postponed. Track will tentatively begin its race season on May 17 
  • Hosting Round #1 and #2 for 2020 on May 17 

LOUISIANA:

NOLA Motorsports (Avondale, Louisiana): Update 5.4.2020

  • Open May 1 for karting members only
  • Friday – Sunday: 10am-6pm

MARYLAND:

Nicholson Speedway (Chestertown, Maryland): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Closed until state reaches Phase 2 of reopening for Maryland
  • Maryland has not reached Phase 1 as of yet.
  • Limited practice sessions with 2 track workers and 8 participants (10 or less on the property) beginning on May 16 with another day scheduled for May 23 and the weekend of June 6-7

United Karting (Hanover, Maryland): Updated 5.12.2020

  • Verifying the requirements to reopen the track
  • Track is currently occupied by the rental car companies from the airport
  • Hope to resume operations soon

MICHIGAN:

East Lansing Kart Track (East Lansing, Michigan): Updated 5.28.2020

  • Closed due to ‘stay at home’ order until May 15.
  • Opening weekend of May 2-3 cancelled.
  • Opening status on day-to-day basis dependent on state of Michigan orders.
  • As of May 28, Opening up for five testing sessions by appointment only this weekend – limit of 10 drivers per session
  • Tentative open practice set for June 6 and first race on June 7

MINNESOTA:

Stockholm Karting Center (Cokato, Minnesota): Updated 5.28.2020

  • Postponed May 16-17 race weekend, rescheduled for May 30-31
  • Open for practice to members only
  • Named Chris Kardashian as new Race Director for 2020
  • May 30-31 race postponed – rescheduled for August 29-30
  • Begin to allow racing for rest of the season on June 1
  • Opening race day set for June 6-7

MISSOURI

TNT Kartways (Taylor, Missouri): Updated 5.22.2020

  • Limited practice available by reserved practice slots
  • First race still scheduled for May 17
  • Facility open up to normal operations with safety measures in place
  • Next race is a night race on May 30

NEVADA:  

Desert Park Raceway (Reno, Nevada): Updated 5.16.2020

  • Northern Nevada Kart Club members are allowed to practice at this time
  • First club race is scheduled for June 7
  • Track scheduled to host KPX Karting Championship program in July

SpeedVegas Grand Prix (Las Vegas, Nevada): Updated 5.14.2020 

  • Northern California Karters race that was set for April 19 has been rescheduled for October 11 

NEW YORK:

LaFayette Motorsports Park (Syracuse, New York) Updated 5.22.2020

  • Worked with local, county and state government to be officially approved to open
  • Opened May 16 for practice
  • Opening May 22-23, May 29-30
  • Reservation to practice open on track website

Oakland Valley Race Park (Cuddebackville, New York): Updated 5.13.2020

  • Beginning of race season postponed
  • Club race (May 17) cancelled
  • Rotax Stars & Stripes race (May 29-30) postponed
  • Planning to open facility on May 15 depending on New York regulations
  • As of May 13, tentative opening day has been moved to May 29

NORTH CAROLINA:

GoPro Motorplex (Mooresville, North Carolina):

  • Returning to normal operational hours on April 28 at a reduced capacity, practicing social distancing guidelines
  • Rental karts available on May 1 by appointment only
  • Hosting Motorplex Mania on Monday, May 11 for Briggs 206 Heavy and KA100 competitors

OHIO:

Adkins Raceway (Port Washington, Ohio):

  • Open for practice by appointment to help follow social distancing guidelines
  • Racing season on temporary hold

Buckeye Karting Challenge: Updated 5.14.2020 

  • Round #1 on May 2-3 at G&J Kartway rescheduled for October 24-25 
  • Round #3 of BKC Winter Kart Challenge postponed 
  • Set to open 2020 season on June 13-14 at Thompson Kart Raceway 
  • Additional safety precautions are being put in place and participants will be expected to follow social distancing guidelines that may be in place 

Dart Kart Club (Mansfield, Ohio): Updated 5.11.2020

  • Pre-entry open for Mid-Ohio event on June 19-21

Fremont Raceway Park (Fremont, Ohio): Updated 5.14.2020 

  • Track is open for private and semi-private practice sessions 
  • Next scheduled race is Sunday, May 24 
  • 2020 race schedule is tentative and subject to change 

G&J Kartway (Camden, Ohio): Updated 5.22.2020

  • Facility to re-open for practice on May 22, 2020
  • Remind everyone to be mindful of everyone’s personal space and to use current Ohio government recommendations on social distancing precautions during this time.

Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati (Milford, Ohio): Updated 5.5.2020

  • Re-open on May 2
  • Limited track time for members by appointment in 2-hour increments
  • One time slot per day/per driver
  • 10:30 – 12:30; 1:00 – 3:00; 3:30 – 5:30; 6:00 – 8:00
  • Only driver and approved guests permitted on the property
  • ProAm Karting Championship event on May 16 postponed

ONTARIO:

Goodwood Kartways (Stouffville, Ontario): Updated 5.15.2020

  • Facility eligible to open in limited capacity beginning May 19
  • Strictly controlled ‘gate-closed’ environment with admittance through pre-registration only
  • New upgrades: 340ft of linear verge protection, 60ft of new curbing in bus stop, freshly painted lines, curbing, paddock and grid, additional safety fencing installed, a new viewing area, new signage, renovated registration centre

Hamilton Motorsports Complex / Canadian Mini Indy (Hamilton, Ontario): Updated 5.22.2020 

  • Open daily for Practice
  • Strict Group Numbers
  • Strict Social Distancing regulations
  • Race Shop Open for Pre-Order Parts Pick-ups
  • Split Day Practice Format – Morning and Afternoon
  • Appointment Only – Online Registration
  • Drivers Limited to one Guest or Guardian

Innisfil Kart Club (Gilford, Ontario): Updated 5.22.2020

  • Phase 1 Partial Track Opening on May 20
  • Private Kart Owners/Members Only
  • Two sessions: Morning (9am to 2pm) Afternoon (3pm to 8pm)
  • Driver and mechanic (guardian) only
  • All are required to book a slot on the TeamApp

Mosport Karting Centre (Clarington, Ontario): Updated 5.17.2020

  • First phase of re-opening begins May 19
  • Track is limited to private-kart owners and/or track members
  • Parts shop open for curbside pick-up only

OREGON:

Pat’s Acres Racing Complex (Canby, Oregon):

  • Open for regular hours to kart owners, reservations only for rental karts
  • Hosting a one-off race on May 16-17
  • Been working with OSHA regarding health guidelines to follow at the facility

PENNSYLVANIA:

Pittsburgh International Race Complex (Wampum, Pennsylvania): Updated 5.11.2020

  • Not permitted to host events
  • All events for May have been postponed

SASKATCHEWAN:

Saskatoon Kart Racers (Martensville, Saskatchewan): Updated 5.22.2020

  • Area in Phase 2, facility to open once they reach Phase 4 and 5

SOUTH CAROLINA:

Carolina Motorsports Park (Kershaw, South Carolina): Updated 5.6.2020

  • Phase 1 plan underway
  • Opening for kart practice May 9 by reservation only, regular hours
  • Kart track available for facility rental
  • Rental karting closed until further notice

TEXAS:

Gulf Coast Kartway (Katy, Texas): Updated 5.6.2020

  • Member-owned facility
  • Open for practice to members following Waller County social distancing requirements
  • First club race set for May 30 with modifications to procedures to adhere to local requirements

North Texas Kartway (Denton, Texas)Updated 5.15.2020 

  • Closed for any official events through the end of the NTK Spring Series 
  • Member-owned club allows members to practice while maintaining social distancing guidelines. 
  • Using time to make needed improvements to facility (covering grandstand area, update PA sound system, extending pit lane runner) 
  • Announced on May15, club will go racing on May 30 
  • Finalizing procedures to meet with all governmental and CDC guidelines 

Rimrock Raceway (Odessa, Texas): Updated 4.30.2020

  • Open for club members
  • Held first club race on April 26
  • Next race set for May 31
  • Following state and county social distancing guidelines

Speedsportz Racing Park (New Caney, Texas): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Pro Track has been open to members only
  • Rental Track opening Friday, May 1 with limited hours (Noon – 6pm Wednesday-Sunday) and social distancing procedures in place along with good sanitary practices
  • Hosted race on May 9
  • Set to host Texas Sprint Racing Series Summer Shootout on June 19-21

UTAH:

Utah Motorsports Campus (Erda, Utah): Updated 5.20.2020

  • Re-open Kart Center on May 1 to resume track rentals on a limited basis
  • Limited to gatherings of no more than 20 people
  • Face masks, gloves and social distancing encouraged for all guests
  • Booking karting sessions in advance
  • Using SaniBoXX Ride Safe Decontamination Unit for rental helmets
  • Renting track to various groups for testing and racing (no spectators allowed)
  • Hosting Test and Tune on kart track on May 9 with Round 1 of UMC Karting Championships on May 10
  • Next race scheduled for May 24

WASHINGTON:

Horn Rapids Kart Track (Richland, Washington): Updated 5.7.2020

  • Practice and races for month of May have been cancelled in compliance with Washington State Guidelines
  • Re-evaluate the situation for June

Puget Sound Go Karting Association (Spanaway, Washington): Updated 5.8.2020

  • Remains closed until further notice
  • PSGKA will open for member-only practice when Washington state declares it has entered Phase 3 of “Safe Start”
  • Club racing resumes when state enters Phase 4
  • No updates to schedule as of yet

WEST VIRGINIA:

Woodbridge Kart Club (Summit Point, West Virginia): Updated 5.11.2020

  • Cancel WKC Season Opener/WKA National on May 29-31 at Summit Point Motorsports Park
  • Facility is closed until May 18, with no timeline for remainder of the month
  • WKC schedule now includes July 11-12 (Shenandoah Circuit), August 22-23 (Summit), September 25-27 (Pittsburgh)

WISCONSIN:

CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America (Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin): Updated 5.7.2020

  • Host RAKC Race #1 on May 16
  • New procedures in place to keep social distancing in mind
  • Only current RAKC members allowed to compete
  • No spectators will be allowed – only drivers and essential crew members.

Wolf Paving Raceway (Dousman, Wisconsin): Updated 5.15.2020 

  • Currently closed for practice and racing due to safe-at-home order until May 24 
  • 2020 Badger Kart Club point races through May 24 are postponed until later dates 
  • Open status is dependent on state of Wisconsin orders 
  • As of May 15, track will open for practice on May 16 and 17 to 2019/2020 club members only 
  • No points race May 17 
  • Closed May 23-24 
  • Anticipate first points race of 2020 on May 31 
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