WKA: Carolina Motorsports Park news 2009-08-03

Carolina Motorsports Park Breaks Ground on Kart Track Kershaw, SC (August 3, 2009) Keeping true to their promise of extensive track expansions and renovations, Carolina Motorsports Park has unveiled plans for a state-of-the-art kart track. The...

Carolina Motorsports Park Breaks Ground on Kart Track

Kershaw, SC (August 3, 2009) Keeping true to their promise of extensive track expansions and renovations, Carolina Motorsports Park has unveiled plans for a state-of-the-art kart track.

The multi- directional track will be 26 ft. wide and have countless configurations including 16 turns and a 760-foot straightaway on a 26 ft. wide polymer enhanced surface. Along with being one of a mere handful in the southeast, and the only one in South Carolina, the track will also be sanctioned by the World Karting Association.

Kart racing is the perfect compliment to the facility's existing 2.3 mile, 14-turn road course for the reason that almost every successful pro driver in the world today got their start in karting, where the dynamics of driving are amplified and in turn, better understood. According to track manager, Jochen Tartak, "karting is the easiest and most affordable way to get started in motorsports and we are thrilled to put a national caliber track in your backyard. We want everyone to have the opportunity to experience the indescribable stimulation we offer here at CMP and feel that the kart track is just one more way we can do that."

Paving is underway and the track is expected to open to the public September 1, 2009. No one is precluded from enjoying the track. Available to the public will be: children's karting (ages 6 and up), corporate events, concession karts for beginners, group functions, and local and national racing series.

For a map of the new kart track and construction pictures please got to: www.carolinamotorsportspark.com

About Carolina Motorsports Park
Located just an hour from Charlotte in Kershaw, SC, Carolina Motorsports Park is the only purpose-built road racing facility in the Carolinas. Sanctioned by The Sports Car Club of America and designed by famed track designer, Alan Wilson, the track offers a challenging 2.23 mile, 14-turn road course. It was built in 1999 by a small group of investors, led by driving enthusiasts Joe Hooker and Bob Humphreys. Carolina Motorsports Park's clientele includes organizations such as the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), National Auto Sport Association (NASA), Porsche Club of America (PCA), BMW Car Club of America (BMWCCA), WERA, NESBA, CCS, and Historic Sportscar Racing. Teams competing in NASCAR, AMA Superbike, American Le Mans Series, Grand AM, Koni Challenge and World Challenge also utilize the track for testing.

About the World Karting Association
The World Karting Association (WKA) is a membership- owned, non-profit corporation formed in 1971 to regulate and promote the sport of competitive kart racing. They establish the rules and procedures to set standards by which to sanction tracks and to conduct annual championships for various types of karting. WKA has grown to over 10,000 active members and 120 sanctioned tracks nationwide to make it the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in the United States and one of the largest in the world.

-credit: cmp

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