BLOOMINGDALE, Ga. – The Spring Nationals at Charlotte isn’t the only national karting event in the Southeast this weekend.
Following a successful opener at Daytona in December, the WKA / VEGA National Road Racing Series will continue its 2021 season this Friday through Sunday at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, Ga., a longtime venue for Southern Kart Club-hosted enduro-style road races.
The event will serve as round two of the seven-race WKA national series. It will be the first of two road races at the 2.02-mile Roebling Road course this year with the second an SKC club event set for October 16-17.
The turnout for this weekend’s Roebling national looks to be a good one. As of Monday, the event had received 247 race pre-entries, not including Friday practice. The largest classes appear to be the same two categories that led the entry count at Daytona – CIK LO206 Senior and Yamaha Senior for the laydown enduros.
As of Monday, 20 racers had pre-entered for CIK LO206 and 19 for Yamaha Senior.
The 206 classes will surely take a hit in turnout with the Cup Karts race at Charlotte on the same weekend. But its definitely encouraging that Roebling Road will still pull 20 or more LO206 seniors with one of the biggest 4-cycle sprint races of the year running less than 300 miles north.
We’re also encouraged that around 20 Yamaha Senior laydowns will be in action. It appears the momentum created from the 50-Kart Challenge at Daytona will carry throughout 2021 and hopefully beyond.
In addition to these two divisions, you’ll be able to find just about every style of go-kart in action this weekend near the Georgia coast, including shifters, 2-cycle and 4-cycle sprint-enduros, vintage karts, TaGs and more.
Gates open at 5pm Thursday for parking with a full day of Friday practice and racing Saturday and Sunday. Weather looks good with high temperatures ranging between the low to mid 60s and very little chance of rain.
For directions and information on Roebling Road Raceway, visit the track’s website.
For more information on the Southern Kart Club, join their Facebook Group.
For the WKA Road Racing Series page, click here.
Thanks to Jackie Bottorff and SKC for providing us some info for this post.