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Rest in peace, AKRA tech inspector Tom Speaks
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TALLADEGA, Ala. — Many in the sprint and road racing karting communities are saddened this week to learn of the passing of longtime technical inspector Tom Speaks of Alabama. Speaks passed away unexpectedly Wednesday night after a brief illness. For decades Speaks was an AKRA-certified tech inspector and a staple at national karting post-race tech areas around the East Coast … Read More

850-plus entry Pittsburgh national produces plenty of headlines
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Story by Keith Shampine of KartLounge.com / photos by Bruce Walls of Action Enterprises WAMPUM, Pa. — Road racers from across the country converged on Pittsburgh International Race Complex on the final weekend of September to close out the 2021 AKRA National Road Race Series. The fifth annual Dart Kart Club-hosted Pittsburgh national produced a huge crowd of about 300 … Read More

Pitt Race will be full of road race karters Sept. 24-26
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BIG BEAVER, Pa. – The annual Dart Kart Club-hosted AKRA Road Race Nationals at Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex is upon us as race teams from across the country will begin to fill the Pitt Race pit area Thursday evening leading up to Friday’s full day of practice followed by the Vintage Enduro Kart Celebration race. As always, the event will … Read More

Early pre-entry numbers point to huge Pittsburgh turnout this September
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WAMPUM, Pa. — Pre-registration is now open for the AKRA National Road Race Series season closer this September 24-26 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in western Pa., and early entry numbers are already signaling that this year’s Dart Kart Club-hosted Pitt Road Race national is going to be a big one. In three days of pre-registration, over 100 drivers have … Read More

Road Race Series Points Posted Through First Four Rounds
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AKRA National Road Race Series points are now posted through the first four rounds of the 2021 season, including Summit Point, Mid-Ohio, Grattan and Nelson Ledges. Click here to view the current point standings. The series has two races remaining on this year’s schedule, Round 5 August 21-22 at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia and Round 6 September … Read More

Nelson Ledges Race Report and Top-10 Results
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GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio – The 2021 AKRA National Road Race Series returned to Nelson Ledges Road Course in Northeast Ohio July 23-25 for their third annual event at the popular fast and sweeping 2-mile track.  Approximately 300 race entries filled the Nelson Ledges pit area for the Dart Kart Club-hosted road race. Weather played a factor Saturday with rain delaying on-track … Read More

Event Schedule Posted, Pre-entry Open for August Summit Point National
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While it’s hard to believe, the fourth and final Woodbridge Kart Club-hosted event of 2021 is only one month away with a return to the 2.0-mile Main Course at Summit Point Motorsports Park August 21-22. The race marks the fifth round of AKRA National Road Race Series, which opened at Summit Main back in May. The event schedule is now … Read More

AKRA, Dart Kart gearing up for Nelson Ledges Road Race Nationals
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MONROE, N.C. — Following a huge Mid-Ohio Nationals in June with a record 942 race entries, the Dart Kart Club and American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) are gearing up for another big weekend of road racing with the upcoming Nelson Ledges Nationals July 23-25 at Nelson Ledges Road Course in Garrettsville, Ohio, about an hour southeast of Cleveland. A fast, … Read More

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