The Dart Kart Speedway Club was founded in 1958 with about 60 members. During the first few years, DKC ran sprint races on a 1.2 mile asphalt track named Dart Kart Speedway. By 1964, enduro racing was added at the nearby Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. During the late 60’s, the club was typically running 8 sprint races and 5 enduro races per year. From 1965-1973, one of the enduro races was a 250 mile race. In 1970, Rupp Mfg. Co, on whose property the track was located, closed the sprint track due to factory expansion. Since that time, the club has concentrated on promoting enduro kart racing. The Dart Kart Speedway Club was involved in organizing the World Karting Association in 1972 and has run many WKA National races since that time. From 1976-1980, approximately $20,000 in prize money was awarded to top placing karters in the yearly money series. In 1983, DKC was invited to run an exhibition race at the CART/PPG Indy Car race at Mid-Ohio which gave the sport of karting much needed exposure.
In the future the club hopes to continue promoting enduro racing at tracks around the country.
Who: Dart Kart Club
What: Kart Racing
When: September 25-27
Where: Full Track
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