More than 100 karters from the southeastern U.S. will compete in karts that can reach speeds of 90 miles per hour at round two of the Southern Road Racing Series presented by the Southern Kart Club on May 28-29 at Roebling Road Raceway.
Karters will travel to the 2.08-mile road course to race against some of the best racers in the country. The karts that will be racing range from juniors, racers 12-16 years old, running Briggs & Stratton motors to adults racing karts that exceed 120 miles per hour.
Four-time World Karting Association (WKA) national champion and Effingham County native Charles Fox will be among those trying to take home a trophy.
“It is always great to return to my home track,” Fox said. “I have raced and won here many times and I hope to repeat that success this weekend.”
In addition to the junior races, a new Cadet class is being introduced for drivers 8-11 years old. Race director Jeff Conner was the driving force behind inviting younger participants.
“We hope to attract more local racers by adding the Cadet class,” Conner explained. “This is a great family sport and we want more kids to be involved in our club.”
The Southern Kart Club is a regional WKA series. For more information please visit www.southernkartclub.com or call Lindsay Fox at (352) 475-5034.