The gates at Charlotte Motor Speedway will remain open from 11am Thursday through the end of our event.
You will not be permitted inside without an event wristband.
If you arrive outside the gate hours, you will have to wait outside until you are able to buy a wristband.
A detailed schedule IS available at the top of this page, as well as the supplemental rules!
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:
REGISTER BY FEB. 6TH TO SAVE $25!
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Move in Day! There will be no on track activities, but Registration and Tire pickup will be available in the afternoon.
9:00am – 5:00pm
Open Practice! Classes will practice by class in race order. We estimate each class will get at least 5 sessions on track.
9:00am – 6:00pm (approx.)
Morning will start with a ONE quick warm-up round, followed by our drivers meeting with TONS of door prizes! RLV Fastest Lap Qualifying begins next, followed by 2 rounds of heat races. We anticipate that multiple classes will be split into heats and feature LCQ’s. We are doing it this was so we can try and avoid having to cap the number of entries in any class!
9:00am – 4:00pm (approx.)
We’ll start out the morning with a single warmup. Any LCQ’s that are needed will be ran, followed by the final race for each class!
WINNER TAKES ALL IN THE FINALS!
Pre-Entry fee = $220
Late Entry Fee = $250
*Goes into effect 2/22/2023
Entry at the gate = $300
Pit Passes = $35
*Sold only at the gate
Friday Practice = $55
Pit Reservations are made through registration system:
Pit Spots = $25 – $175 (see map below…)
*Free Parking is available, but no reservations!
Camping = $50/weekend
Garages = $150
Motor home Hookup Spots = $300 – $400
*Camping included w/ motor home
To guarantee tire availability, pre-order via registration
Kid Kart Chassis = 200#
Cadet Chassis = 215#
Senior Medium: (Sponsored by CKT Racing)
Senior Heavy: (Sponsored by Coyote )
Masters: (Sponsored by CRG / LSR)
Here is a Pit Map showing the intended pit configuration at Charlotte. Racers will be allowed to choose exactly which spots they want this year!
The spots are all 16′ wide again this year, but you still need to do some math. Please make sure you have enough room to fit your trailer AND canopies!
Please note: We have been able to secure the area inside the “roval” for additional pits and general parking. We are asking that everybody parks their tow vehicles, rental cars, etc. in this area! We are anticipating a BIG turnout this year, and want to make sure there’s room for everybody!
Click the photo to enlarge!
The 2023 Spring Nationals will be Cup Karts North America’s third visit to the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway!
Last year exceeded all attendance expectations, featuring around 300 drivers in just 8 classes. With the addition of the Cadet class as well as an estimated 50+ entries from Canada coming to join us, we expect record breaking numbers again!
This event also marks the kick-off of CKNA’s newest Divisional Series, “Cup Karts North East”! This will be a points race for that series, but will be ran with our National format.
Even though this is a National Event, we will still treat things like we always do. Our commitment is to host the most competitive 4-cycle racing events possible while maintaining a family friendly, environment. After all, kart racing is supposed to be FUN!
Our entire roster of tech officials will be onsite all weekend ensuring that all competitors abide by the rules in our own book as well as the Briggs & Stratton engine rules. We want to ensure that there is no doubt that our Spring National Champions won their races fair and square.
So get your karts ready, get registered and come out and race the CKNA Spring Nationals. It’s karting done the way you’ll like it: family friendly, fun and fair!