CONCORD, N.C. — This June the World Karting Association’s Vega Tire Gold Cup Series heads to a pair of historic eastern United States kart tracks both known for many top-level 4-cycle sprint races throughout the decades.
The second weekend of the month — June 9-11 — has WKA returning to the spot where the organization was founded back in 1971, G&J Kartway in Camden, Ohio.
The 0.5-mile home to the Ohio Valley Karting Association was a regular stop on the Gold Cup Series circuit for a number of years in the late 1990s, 2000s and 2010s, and it’ll be a welcome sight for many to once again see a WKA 4-cycle race held at the southwest Ohio track. The unique G&J course is known for its challenging, technical nature featuring a couple straightaways measuring just over 500’.
The event is Round 2 of the Gold Cup North Region and it includes five rounds of practice, qualifying and two pre-finals Saturday and two rounds of Super Finals Sunday.
Vega tire rules are affordable for the racer with one only tire set allowed per class from Saturday morning qualifying through the entire weekend race program.
Click here to view the G&J event schedule and race format.
Click here for G&J Gold Cup online registration.
Two weeks after G&J the Gold Cup South Region will return to action with a rescheduled Round 2 event set for June 23-25 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Fla.
The format for 103rd Street is identical to G&J’s with practice Friday, a round of qualifying and two pre-finals Saturday, and a pair of Super Finals Sunday. Saturday’s program will have a later start time of 11am with the second round of pre-finals stretching to about 8pm, while the Sunday finals are slated to end by about 2:30pm.
This race will feature 103rd Street’s clockwise circuit with the chicane, the same direction the series ran at November’s 2022 Grand Nationals.
Originally scheduled for mid-July, the second 2023 Jacksonville date was moved up to the fourth weekend of June in a schedule update to move multiple touring series races off the same date and help racers with their schedules.
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For all information on the WKA / Vega Tire Gold Cup Series, visit worldkarting.com/series/gold-cup.