EVENT INFORMATION AND TRACK MAP – NCCAR AKRA Nationals Hosted by WKC – May 3-5, 2024

GARYSBURG, N.C. — Woodbridge Kart Club officials wish to invite all kart racers, teams and families to the North Carolina Center for Automotive Research for our second annual AKRA NCCAR Nationals this May 3-5, 2024.

This event was a fun and successful one in 2023 and we’re hoping for the same in 2024!

NCCAR is conveniently located for many, about one mile off Interstate 95 just south of the Virginia / North Carolina line. The city of Roanoke Rapids, N.C., is one exit south of the track, where there are numerous options for hotels, restaurants, gas stations and shopping.

For the second consecutive year, NCCAR will open the AKRA / Hoosier Kartsport National Road Racing Series, which visits five of the best road racing circuits in the eastern half of the United States between May and September.

NCCAR Nationals pre-registration is set to open Thursday, March 28 at 7pm. In 2024 we’ll once again run NCCAR’s 2-mile circuit in the clockwise direction with the esses in the infield portion of the circuit.

NCCAR AKRA Nationals Event Map
NCCAR AKRA Nationals Event Map

Here’s everything you need to know for this May’s AKRA / WKC NCCAR Nationals —

Click here to view the following information in a printable PDF document.

Location – NC Center for Automotive Research, 310 Technology Drive, Garysburg, NC 27831 – I-95 NC exit 173.

License – You must hold a current valid AKRA membership to enter and race at this event. Weekend temporary AKRA memberships are no cost to all current WKC and DKC members and $20 to all others. Every driver must have signed the AKRA membership waiver.

Entry Fees & Schedule
– Pre-registration opens Thursday, March 28 at 7pm
– Pre-registration pricing will end, and at-track pricing will begin on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, at 7pm. Online pit pass purchase will end at this point.
– Practice Day – $130 pre-entry, $165 at-track
– Race Entry – $140 pre-entry, $160 at-track

Registration – For online registration, WKC uses the RaceDay program. If you have already created a RaceDay account and need help logging in or resetting your password, please contact RaceDay direct or Rodney Smith at rodneysmithwv@comcast.net for help. Please DO NOT CREATE ANOTHER ACCOUNT. This creates problems with our registration and scoring systems. Our system assigns kart numbers by user profile. The number you choose must be on the kart at pre-grid and post-race inspection. The number you choose may not include any special characters (i.e. !&$) and may only have the letters K, W or X as a suffix.

Pit Passes
– All participants must wear the red NCCAR wristband at all times as well as the AKRA wristband
– Driver: $35
– Non-Driver: $10
– Children 7 and under – no charge but must have a wristband.
New MINORS Pit Pass Procedures – All Minors (not just Minor Drivers) attending the event must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will sign a new Minor’s Waiver for each Minor for this event. If the parent or legal guardian is not attending the event, they must download the Minor’s Waiver from the WKC website, print it out on a colored sheet of paper, sign it, have it notarized and have the Minor bring the form to the event.

Gate, Pit Pass Sales & Entry – Sponsors will be permitted entry to the track at 4:30pm Thursday, May 2, with other participants to follow. Please do not line up early for this event – Technology Drive is not wide or long and we are prohibited from blocking the access to the massive Lowes warehouse. The NCCAR gate will be open from 5pm Thursday through the end of the event. Pit pass sales will be open 4pm to 10pm Thursday, 6am to 10pm Friday and Saturday, and 6am to 1pm Sunday. At-track pit pass sales are cash or check only. New arrivals at NCCAR after 10pm Thurs/Fri/Sat who have not prepaid for their wristbands will have to wait until 6am the following morning to access the track.

Paddock & Power – There are 70+ spaces 20’ by 50’ in the gravel South Paddock and an additional 40+ spaces 20’ by 70’ in the grass North Paddock. Power will be available for purchase at the event in the South Paddock. WKC Sponsors have first priority for power purchase if they preregister and will be contacted to reserve their paddock spaces and power.

Power Pricing – 50amp $50, 30amp $30, 20amp $20. Cash sales only. You must have a WKC band on your power cord or it will be removed. You may need a 50a to two 30a splitter and 100’ or more of power cord to access power. Power pedestals have been set in the North Paddock, but whether they are active is in the hands of Dominion Power.

Race Fuel – There will be no fuel for sale at NCCAR. Sunoco 110 in 5-gallon buckets is available for purchase during pre-registration for $90/bucket. To enable delivery to the track, fuel sales will end Wednesday, April 17th, at 2pm. You must have completed your transaction (checked-out cart in RaceDay or mailed-in payment received by WKC) by that date and time and bring your date-stamped transaction receipt from RaceDay or WKC to get fuel at the track. Fuel for 206 classes is available at the Shell station at I-95 NC exit 176.

Food Truck – The 10-33 Cook House food truck will be at the track Fri/Sat/Sun from 7am to 2pm, serving breakfast and lunch.

Accommodations and Dining – There are many hotels and restaurants in Roanoke Rapids, I-95 NC exit 173, 3 miles south of the track.

Camping – Available Thursday – Sunday at no cost to participants, Showers available.

Quiet Time – 9pm to 7am, no engines allowed to be run.

Vendor Notice – Contact AKRA’s Van Gilder at vanelite85@gmail.com if you wish to sell or display at this event.

Have Questions? – Email Arthur McKenny at aemkart@gmail.com for questions about the track and procedures. Email Rodney Smith at RodneySmithWV@comcast.net for questions about registration. Email Bob Wimmer at l8apex63@gmail.com if you are interested in being a WKC sponsor for 2024.

Of course, questions can always be asked on the WKC Facebook page.

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