SUMMIT POINT, W. Va. — Woodbridge Kart Club officials are pleased to announce our 2024 race schedule only days after the 2023 series wrapped up at Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex with the AKRA National Road Race Series and Dart Kart Club.
Similar to the 2023 schedule, WKC will host four race weekends at two different venues and three different tracks again in 2024.
For the second consecutive year WKC will head to the 2-mile North Carolina Center for Automotive Research (NCCAR) with the AKRA / Hoosier Kartsport National Road Race Series May 3-5. While AKRA has not yet announced their full 2024 schedule, the NCCAR event will likely open the 2024 AKRA National Series.
Following NCCAR, WKC-hosted events will break for over three months until we return to Summit Point’s famous 2-mile Main Circuit August 23-25.
We’ll close 2024 with a new date and a second opportunity to race at Summit Point Main with a two-day show (no Friday practice) set for October 26-27.
While Dart Kart Club dates are not yet official, WKC will once again count the June Mid-Ohio AKRA Nationals and September Pittsburgh AKRA Nationals as WKC series points races. Mid-Ohio is traditionally on Fathers Day weekend (June 14-16 in 2024) and Dart Kart officials announced at Sunday’s drivers meeting that the Pittsburgh Nationals will likely be Sept. 27-29 in 2024.
In a new addition, Dart Kart’s July AKRA National at the 2-mile Nelson Ledges Road Course in Northeast Ohio will count as a WKC points race in 2024.
Dart Kart has been hosting a July race at Nelson Ledges for five years, and the event is always a fun one. The track is fast and sweeping and the event routinely attracts a solid turnout.
Points format –
For 2024 points calculations, WKC will count best 8 of 14 finals in the Final 1/Final 2 format or best 4 of 7 for classes in the traditional format.
To be eligible for points, a driver must be a WKC member and enter/participate in at least three of the four WKC-hosted events.
A driver will receive 25 bonus points for entering/participating in all four WKC-hosted events. A driver will receive 25 bonus points for entering/participating in the October finale at Summit Point Main.
What’s the same in 2024?
- The NCCAR Nationals is once again the first weekend of May when weather is usually terrific in North Carolina and the event will include parking late Thursday afternoon / evening and a full day of Friday practice.
- The August Summit Point Nationals will again serve as an AKRA National and will include a full day of Friday practice.
What’s new in 2024?
- Our two-day April opener will run Summit Point’s Shenandoah Circuit in the counter clockwise direction, which is the opposite direction that WKC normally runs the challenging circuit. Karts have tested Shenandoah in the CCW layout and drivers have given an enthusiastic approval of the new direction.
The 2024 opener will mark the first time ever WKC races Shenandoah CCW.
- For the first time in many years, the WKC Board of Directors opted to not renew our traditional July date at Shenandoah as the event has not been financially viable for multiple years.
- As a replacement to July Shenandoah, AKRA and Dart Kart’s Nelson Ledges Nationals will count as a WKC points race for the first time ever. Nelson Ledges is located approximately 60 miles (1 hour) northwest of Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex, and about a 40-minute drive southeast from Cleveland, Ohio.
- The club will return to Summit Point Main for a late October regional event. While our club once hosted annual races at Summit Main in October and sometimes early November, the 2024 season will mark the first fall WKC race at our home track and circuit in over 20 years.
Click here to view the 2024 WKC schedule page.