SpringNats Schedule

Here we go again! We are pleased to announce that the supplemental rules and detailed schedules for the 2024 Spring Nationals presented by ORP are now available. Please head over to the Spring Nationals info page to access the files. As previously announced, the over 500 entries registered for the race required us to adapt our typical schedule for this event. Thankfully, we are confident we have created this schedule in a way that did not reduce the number of laps each competitor would get AND we will still conclude all racing activities by 3pm on Sunday. We wanted to also take a minute to thank all the sponsors that are making not only the Spring Nationals great, but the […]

SpringNats Class Cap Updates

The speed at which the 2024 Spring Nationals hit our original class caps was nothing short of astonishing. In the history of CKNA, we have never had such a response to a race. Unfortunately, that means that many racers that wanted to race the event we’re left out. As of this morning, we have 68 racers sitting on waiting lists! But thanks to the speed at which you all got your registrations in, we had time to adjust… and we have in a BIG WAY! With a lot of help from local contacts and Charlotte Motor Speedway, we have a solution that allows us to dramatically increasing the caps for most classes. For the first time ever, we will be […]

Spring Nationals are ramping up FAST!

We’re officially 30 days out from the CKNA Spring Nationals, and it is already looking to be another BIG year at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is the fastest we have ever reached the 200 entry mark for any race, including any of the Grand Nationals! Unfortunately, this means that we are already making the decision to cap entries in all classes. Trust me, we REALLY don’t want to. But one of the main goals at any CKNA event is to get racers the most track time possible. The only way to squeeze any more in would be to move this event to a Friday Qualifying format, and it wouldn’t be fair to anybody to make that change so close to […]

Divisional Awards Ceremonies

We’ve always acknowledged our Divisional podium finishers at Grand Nationals each year, and this year is no different. But now that CKNA encompasses 4 divisions, we’ve had to split it into two nights! CKNA awards the top 3 in each class trophies AND prizes. We also added 4th & 5th place for any classes that averaged over 15 entries! Below are lists for who from each Division will receive an award, as well as which night your awards ceremony will be. We’re going to try and hustle through the awards this year, so we will not be serving a meal. We figured you had a busy weekend still ahead! But, NCMP’s cafe is open for food and drinks if you […]

Class caps announced for the Grand Nationals

Due to the overwhelming number of entries with two weeks still to go, the decision has been made to implement class caps for the first time in CKNA history at this years Grand Nationals. As much as we have tried to avoid it all these years, we feel the best thing to do at this point is to enforce a cap on entries in each class to ensure that the racers attending Grand Nationals 7 get the best experience possible. That is our top priority!  Here are the details: GN7 Class Caps: Classes will be capped at 58 entries (48 for Sportsman and Cadet) The first 4 classes to exceed the cap will be expanded and run the A/B/C/D format, […]

GN7 Track Layout Confirmed

Here is the announcement that so many of you have been asking for, the OFFICIAL track layout for Grand Nationals 7! Yes, we have made the decision to race NCMP’s “Track 43” again this year. We know this is not the most creative decision we have ever made, but the racing was so good last year that we felt it was the best option for this years edition of the Grand Nationals. The track map is available for download by clicking on this picture, or at the GN7 info page!

Important rules updates leading up to Grand Nationals 7

Grand National 7 will arguably be the largest 4-cycle race in many years. To ensure the most equal playing field possible, CKNA has decided to roll out two rule changes that had been planned for the 2024 season ahead of this momentous event! Walbro carburetors: When it was first born, Walbro was the carburetor provider for all 206 engines. Some time around 2018, Briggs & Stratton changed the included carb to one that was manufactured by them. The decision was made to allow the older Walbro pieces in the rulebook. This was done so not to force competitors to have to buy and replace a carburetor they had just recently gotten with an engine package. Fast forward to 2023, and […]

The Grand Nationals 7 Page is up!

Its Time! With Grand Nationals 7 about six weeks away… we know you are all chomping at the bit to get registered and have all the information about the race. Your wait is almost over! We have relaunched the Grand Nationals page on the website, and updated the information for 2023. This includes the class structure, intended event format and pricing. We are in the final testing of the registration system, and will officially open registration by Tuesday the 22nd. When registering, please make sure to pick the size t-shirt you would like! Although fees for Grands did go up a little bit this year, we will be offering an Early Bird discount to anybody that registered for a CKNA […]

Rulebook v23.1 has been released!

As many of you know, in an effort to provide the best experience possible, we occasionally make mid-season revisions to our rule book. We felt it time once again to revise some things and have published rev23.1 of the CKNA Rules. We encourage all of our racers to download the latest rules, and keep a copy in their toolboxes. Here are just some of the things that have been updated/changed: A detailed explanation of tram line enforcement, including diagrams to make sure there is no more confusion. Revised policies on what it means to complete a pass as well as leaving “room to race” for your fellow competitors. A much more robust explanation of what is permitted when defending a […]

OVRP info and updates!

Some general updates regarding this weekends event at OVRP We have FINALLY uploaded the schedule and supp rules to the CupKarts website. Click here to download them from the OVRP Event page. On the schedule, you will see that we are not able to begin on track activities until 10am each day because of local restrictions. Thankfully, the new Hybrid format for 2023 we demoed a few times last year allows us to still get in very similar amount of track time! For those of you that didn’t attend an event that used the new format in 2022, here’s the rundown: Saturday is still the same Qualifying, 2 Heats and Feature for mat we have used for years. On Sunday,  […]