As the world continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, World Karting Association (WKA) officials have been carefully monitoring information updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the World Health Organization. Following orders to shelter in place across the country, including in the North Carolina area, the Charlotte Karting Challenge has been rescheduled.
“We are finalizing some rescheduling details and will be able to announce on my Thursday night Facebook Live with the President,” explained Kevin Williams. “However, I can mention now that we have rescheduled both the Speedway Dirt Series and Road Racing Series events at Charlotte Motor Speedway for July 3rd through the 5th with the 5th reserved as the rain date for the Dirt program, and are working with multiple other organizations to ensure the best possible scenario for the competitor. We have solidified new dates for Manufacturers Cup and Sprint racing and will be able to announce this exciting news next Thursday evening.”
Following ‘WKA Live with the President’ which will take place at 7pm EDT on Thursday, April 2nd on the World Karting Association Facebook page, WKA will release all the event details via a media release on Friday morning.
Williams added, “Our goal is to have all the information in order including new dates, confirmed venues as well as registration links, hotels and more. We look forward to getting through this rough patch and onwards into what will be a busy second half of the year, and the news that we will share later this week is pretty exciting and shows how the karting industry can come together as a family.”
The WKA team is committed to making the Charlotte Karting Challenge easy for you. In a time when you are focusing on the health and wellness of your family, WKA will go above and beyond to provide convenience and support to make it easier for you, the racer. Please tune into Facebook Live on Thursday evening and look for a detailed media release early Friday morning.
Due to government mandates on the shelter-in-place order, the World Karting Association staff will be working remotely until that order is lifted. The WKA staff will continue to service their members and tracks by calling the remote office phone number 609.326.3741 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, members and track can always log onto the WKA Facebook page as updates will be posted on there as they are made available.