Local Kart Racing Returns to Utah Motorsports Campus in 2020

Local Kart Racing Returns to Utah Motorsports Campus in 2020

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


TOOELE VALLEY, UTAH (November 4, 2019) — Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) is pleased to announce that local kart racing will be returning 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. 

“Karting 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 karting 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.  UMC will continue to offer rental karts, memberships, corporate and team-building events, group/birthday parties, gift cards, community outreach, internship programs and more.

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 schedule for the new UMC Karting Championship 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                                      Race Dates

March 21, 2020                                               March 22, 2020

April 11, 2020                                                 April 12, 2020

April 25, 2020                                                 April 26, 2020

May 9, 2020                                                    May 10, 2020

May 23, 2020                                                  May 24, 2020

June 6, 2020                                                  June 7, 2020

July 25, 2020                                                  July 26, 2020

August 15, 2020                                              August 16, 2020

September 5, 2020                                          September 6, 2020

October 3, 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 Jody.Niemann@UMCampus.com or visit the Karting page online at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

For event or ticket information, or for questions regarding UMC, call 435-277-8000 or visit the track’s website at www.UtahMotorsportsCampus.com.

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John Gardner, Public Relations Manager

Email: John.Gardner@UMCampus.com