Albemarle Kart Club Kicks Off 2016 Season March 26th

Albemarle Kart Club signElizabeth City, NC – Just in time for the warm weather to start creeping into the picture, it is time to start blowing the dirt off the ole kart. Not that it will really matter too much because they are all going to dirty again. Kart counts are expected to be higher than average this weekend as this is the first time the weather has really cooperated enough for drivers to get out and scuff tires and shake down new karts.

Couple changes and new additions for the 2016 season. For one, and probably the biggest, fresh layer of clay for the slightly banked 1/5th mile speedway. Second is a move by management to honor a young man who was very involved in Champ Kart racing in the region. The Champ Kart division, for the 2016 season, will be named the Dylan Brockwell Sr. Champ division. In addition, both the concession stand and sign in office received some fresh paint.

Albemarle will again host two VDKA state races this season along with their regular points night. Club President, Doug Johnson, returned to the helm yet again this year with a unanimous vote from the board. Johnson had worked over the off season with his tech officials to form a Limited Champ class, however, no official word has been made yet if that will lift off this season.

The Weekly Racer is putting a plan in motion for the 2016 season to bring you more of these races. The last year we have been involved in the Dirt Kart scene we have seen some of the best racing in the three years we have been doing this. As we are still learning this type of racing we ask for some patience learning classes, rules, and drivers. Due to the nature of the racing, size of tracks and number of laps, LIVE lap-by-lap coverage is almost impossible. However, we will work on doing post race coverage and interviews. We need your help though this year! We want to know who you want follow! Give us a follow on our social media outlets – both Facebook & Twitter – and let us know what classes you would like info on and we will do out best to bring that to you the weekends we get our hands dirty.

Gates & registration open for drivers and teams at 4:00 PM. Controlled practice slated to roll off approx. 5:00 PM with feature racing starting at 8:00 PM as the schedule will be every race day. Full schedule can be found bellow.

 

March 26: Race #1

 

April 9: Race #2

April 16: Race #3

April 23: Race #4

 

May 21: Race #5

May 28: Race #6

 

June 4: VDKA

June 11: Rain Date

June 18: Race #7

June 25: Race #8

 

July 16: Race #9

July 23: Race #10

July 30: VDKA

 

August 6: Rain Date

August 13: Race #11

August 20: Rain Date

August 27: Race #12

 

September 10: Race #13

September 24: Race #14

 

October 1: Race #15

October 8: Rain Date

October 22: Race #16

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