AKRA Southern Tour Round 2 moved to Barnesville
04/12/2016

AKRA Southern Tour Round 2 moved to Barnesville
April 29th - May 1st


GSKA members are encouraged to come out and participate!

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In light of a Sunday practice session for karts at the Herrin Compound in Dublin, GA, AKRA officials have opted to move the April 29-May 1 American Sprint Cup Series Southern Tour Round 2, originally to take place at the Herrin Compound, to Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, GA.

During Sunday's test session, which included approximately a dozen karts making laps, racers found the track surface rough in many areas and unsuitable for kart racing.

The track has been utilized for supermoto-style motorcycle racing and this month's event would have been the first competitive kart racing event held at the compound.

"It is with great regret that we must change the location of the event, as we were all looking forward to bringing kart racing to a new venue," AKRA American Sprint Cup Series director Keith Shampine stated. "We do not want to put our racers in danger, or their equipment in jeopardy, and we are only interested in providing our customers a safe, enjoyable place to compete. While everyone I've talked to really like the facility, unfortunately the Herrin Compound track surface, while fine for motorcycles, is just not suitable for kart racing at this time."

The second round of the Southern Tour, presented by TSRacing.com, will now take place at Barnesville, a little over an hour away from Dublin, GA.

"We're thankful to the entire Georgia Sprint Karting Association for accepting our series on such short notice. We're now looking forward to going to Barnesville in just a few short weeks. The program will be identical to what we planned for Herrin with Friday practice from 11am to 6pm and racing all day Saturday and Sunday. The track will be open Thursday, April 28, for parking. Entry fees are identical to what's been posted for the Herrin event," Shampine added.

Teams that have already pre-entered for the Herrin event will be offered a refund, if desired. If no refund is desired, your entry will be used for the event at Barnesville with no action needed on your part.

We apologize for any inconvenience this change causes, and we apologize to the Herrins. We now look forward to hosting the second round of this new series at Lamar County Speedway.
 
 2016 Special Events Announced
03/22/2016
2016 GSKA Special Events Announced



GSKA 2016 Margay SuperSeries presented by Bridgestone Schedule

Race #1 - March 12th
Vintage Winternationals - March 17th - 19th
Race #2 - March 26th
Race #3 - April 23rd - WKA Divisional Race #1
Race #4 - May 7th - Reverse Direction
Race #5 - May 21st - Reverse Direction - WKA Divisional Race #2
Race #6 - June 4th (Night Race)

Amped Up Series - Summer Sizzler - June 11th

Race #7 - July 30th - WKA Divisional Race #3
Race #8 - August 13th - Reverse Direction
Race #9 - August 27th - Reverse Direction - WKA Divisional Race #4
Race #10 - September 10th
AKRA Round 3 Barnesville - September 16th-18th
Race #11 - September 24th - Formula SAE Time Trial Challenge
Race #12 - October 15th - Jax Walker Recycle 4 Racing Day
Race #13 - October 29th - Spooky Speed Halloween Spectacular

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Our 9 race series will be:
4/23
5/7
5/21
6/4
7/30
8/13
8/27
9/10
9/24
 
 GSKA Kicks Off 2016 Season - Race #1 Results
03/15/2016
GSKA Kicks Off 2016 Season - Race #1 Results

Thanks to all the racers who came out last Saturday to kick off the 2016 GSKA season! We had chamber of commerce weather and close racing in nearly every class.

Congrats to the week 1 winners!:

Rachel Richter - All Pipeline TV Comer Kid Kart
Peyton Bridges - All Pipeline TV LO206 Kid Kart & Roock AutoSport IAME Micro-Swift
Mateo Rubio-Luengo - Gambino Family Realty Yamaha Sportsman
Cale Hall - DCT SpeedSport IAME Mini-Swift
Doug Austin - Yamaha Senior
Michael Perez - Georgia Kart Sales TaG Heavy
Tanner Carter - Cummings Family Dentist LO206 Sportsman
Ryan Taylor - Robert's Kart Shop LO206 Senior
Mike Akins - Clone Senior

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We hope to see everyone again for our next race on Saturday March 26th!
 
 Margay and Bridgestone Tires return as 2016 Series Sponsors
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Margay and Bridgestone Tires return as GSKA SuperSeries Sponsors

We are excited to welcome Margay and Bridgestone tires back as GSKA series sponsor for 2016!

The GSKA 2016 Margay SuperSeries presented by Bridgestone will once again be the Southeast's leading sprint karting series, with an unmatched year-end awards and merchandise package!




Margay and Bridgestone To Sponsor 2016 GSKA SuperSeries
Two of kartings biggest names team to support historic Barnesville, GA track

ST. LOUIS, MO – (February 18, 2016) – Margay Racing and Bridgestone are proud to announce their sponsorship of the 2016 Georgia State Karting SuperSeries. 2016 marks the 3rd year of Margay/Bridgestone involvement with Georgia's leading sprint karting series. The GSKA 2016 Margay SuperSeries presented by Bridgestone will feature a 13 race championship season held at the historic Lamar County Speedway (famously known throughout karting as ‘Barnesville’), with top-tier year-end awards including Bridgestone tires and other merchandise. GSKA will also offer a 4 race WKA divisional series for Gold Cup and Manufacturer's Cup competitors.

GSKA will rely on Bridgestones proven YLC compound for the majority of classes while the new, highly anticipated YLM compound will be the designated tire for all TaG classes. As GSKA tire rules will be consistent with the WKA national series rules, racers will require fewer tires in the trailer thus leaving more dollars in their wallet.
“Barnesville is a legendary karting track, one that has provided over 45 years of memorable racing and has given rise to many of the sports biggest names,” said Margay Racing owner Keith Freber. “It’s a real honor for us, along with Bridgestone, to be able to support the efforts of the GSKA and all the members who work tirelessly to promote karting in the area,” Freber continued.

For more information on the GSKA class structure and schedule, please visit http://www.georgiasprintkarting.net/ .


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Based in Saint Louis, MO, Margay Racing is the most successful sprint kart manufacturer in the United States, supporting drivers in all divisions of karting and producing winning karts for countless local, regional, and national champions. Now in its 52nd year, Margay is owned by third-generation family member, Keith Freber. For more information about Margay, please see www.margay.com
 
 
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