The 2021 Vega Tire AKRA Road Race Series schedule is nearing completion, and here’s what it shows so far.
Mid-Ohio confirmed for Fathers Day weekend
Arguably the biggest event on any road racer’s annual calendar is the June national at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and we’re happy to report that as of November 19 the traditional Fathers Day weekend event has been confirmed for June 18-20, 2021.
Dart Kart Club (DKC) hosted events at Nelson-Ledges Road Course in Ohio and Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Pa. are confirmed.
The Nelson-Ledges event is set for July 23-25 and Pittsburgh will presumably close the 2021 campaign September 24-26. Both races will include the traditional national-event format of a full day of Friday practice with racing Saturday and Sunday.
Nelson-Ledges is AKRA and DKC points while Pittsburgh is a points event for nearly every Road Race series on the eastern half of the country – AKRA, DKC, CES, WKC and likely WKA.
AKRA to rejoin CES at Grattan in July
The Championship Enduro Series (CES) event July 9-11 at Grattan Raceway in Belding, Mich., is once again an AKRA points event for 2021. This has been the case for the last several years at the 2-mile hilly road course in western Michigan.
AKRA with WKC at Summit Point in August
Confirmed by Woodbridge Kart Club president Bill Kassy, WKC’s event August 21-22 event at Summit Point Motorsports Park (W. Va.) will be an AKRA series points event as it was in 2020. This is a two-day event (no Friday practice) on Summit’s 2.0-mile Main Course with racing Saturday and Sunday, and it’s a shared event with the Formula Race Promotions group. (If you’ve never been to one of these, it’s a cool sight with formula cars and karts sharing the paddock and alternating race groups throughout the weekend.)
2021 AKRA Schedule (to date as of Nov. 19, 2020):
Event 1: Mid-Ohio – AKRA, DKC Points and likely more series to be added (Confirmed, June 18-20)
Event 2: Grattan – CES, AKRA Points (Confirmed, July 9-11)
Event 3: Nelson-Ledges – DKC, AKRA Points (Confirmed, July 23-25)
Event 4: Summit Point – WKC, AKRA Points (Confirmed, Aug. 21-22)
Event 5: Pittsburgh – DKC, AKRA, CES, WKC Points (Confirmed, Sept. 24-26)
More events may be added. Updates will be posted as soon as they become available.
– Story written by AKRARacing.com webmaster Keith Shampine; visit his karting news site and forum at TheKartLounge.com