Local kart racing returns to Utah Motorsports Campus in 2020

Partnership with World Karting Association ensures long-term vision, stability.

Photo: Utah Motorsports Campus

Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) is pleased to announce local kart racing will return in 2020. UMC has entered into a partnership with the World Karting Association (WKA) and will adopt the WKA class structure, rules package and more as it establishes the new UMC Karting Championship.

"Kart racing is very important to UMC and the overall growth of the facility," explained Jody Niemann, UMC Vice President of Guest Experience. "Utah has a dedicated group of local karting families with in-depth knowledge and a passion to support a long-term vision for the facility. Working together to overcome past challenges, the commitment to attract national-level racers along with opportunities for beginners to get introduced to the industry has been embraced on all levels."

"Utah Motorsports Campus is such an iconic karting circuit in the West, it was a no-brainer for WKA to get involved," stated WKA President Kevin Williams. "WKA is thrilled to support the facility in bringing structured karting back to the racers in the area."

As one of the top motorsports facilities in North America, karting is a very important segment for UMC and critical to the overall growth of the track and motorsports participation in and around the area. The new partnership with WKA will see a structure and rules package in place that are consistent around the country.

Niemann continued, "Plans for growth at the kart center include an onsite karting academy with local champions Bryce and Jared Englehart of Englehart Racing and possibly a local kart shop to support customers trackside. Most importantly, we have support from industry professionals to help train UMC associates to ensure we provide unparalleled support to the karting community, racers and guests."

The 2020 UMC Karting Schedule is as follows. Test and Tune dates will run from 7:00am until 11:00am and race dates are scheduled from 7:00am until 2:00pm. Additional non exclusive track time will be available during hours of operation.

Test and Tune Dates

March 21, 2020
April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020
May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020
June 6, 2020
July 25, 2020
August 15, 2020
September 5, 2020
October 3, 2020

Race Dates

March 22, 2020
April 12, 2020
April 26, 2020
May 10, 2020
May 24, 2020
June 7, 2020
July 26, 2020
August 16, 2020
September 6, 2020
October 4, 2020

Stay tuned for more announcements in the very near future from UMC.

For more information on UMC's karting plans and programs for 2020, please contact [email protected] or visit the Karting page online at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

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