New Castle Motorsports Park News and Updates
NCMP will be unavailable for open practice and/or rentals on -
NCMP is closed until Spring 2016
1/14/16 - The 2016 NCMP and KRA Series schedule has been posted - REVISED ON 1/15/16.
11/27/15 - Derek Daly is hosting a free Career Development Seminar for drivers and their parents on Saturday, December 12th from 8am to 9am at the Indianapolis Convention Center during the PRI Show. Click here for more information.
11/25/15 - NCMP is closed for the season after Wednesday 11/25/15. Garage owners please call or email the track to make an appointment for access to your garage.
10/26/15 - The 2015 KRA Banquet Form is available for download here.
10/19/15 - The KRA Series banquet is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th. We will post the banquet form and more information very soon.
KRA season ending points with drops added in have been posted. Please look at your points and results and make sure you don't see a mistake. Please let us know if we need to look into something well before the KRA Series banquet!
10/15/15 - NCMP is open for practice and rentals this weekend. There IS a corporate event from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 10/17. Practice and rentals will be available after 2pm on Saturday and from 10am to 6pm on Sunday.
10/5/15 - The 2015 KRA Series Season Finale is this Sunday, October 11th! Hard to believe another season is almost in the record books. We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
9/28/15 - Only two KRA races left in the 2015 KRA Series season! This Sunday, October 4th is the 13th of 14 rounds of the KRA Series at NCMP! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
9/4/15 - The Yamaha Junior Sportsman class weight will be lowered from 250 lbs. to 240 lbs. effective immediately for the KRA Series. This does not include Robopong.
9/1/15 - This is the last week to pre-enter the Robopong 200 before the entry fee increases! The entry fee increases after Saturday 9/5/15 so get your entries in for the Robopong 200 and the support races. The entry page for the 2015 Robopong 200 and Robopong support races is up and going.
8/31/15 - This Sunday, September 6th is the 12th of 14 rounds of the KRA Series at NCMP! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
8/24/15 - The KRA Series has had a few weeks off but it's time for Round #11 this Sunday August 30th! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
8/18/15 - This weekend at NCMP the United States Pro Kart Series will hold their final event of the 2015 season! Some of the best karters in the country will be on track competing for championships and race wins. As always NCMP has free specator viewing and pit passes are also available for a small fee. It's a great weekend to come out to NCMP and see some incredible racing!
8/6/15 - The entry page for the 2015 Robopong 200 and Robopong support races is live. We will also be adding the Mini Swift class to the 2015 Robopong support races this year.
8/5/15 - Starting Monday, August 10th, NCMP will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
8/3/15 - The Ohio Valley Karting Association is visiting NCMP this weekend! OVKA runs Bridgestone tires and many classes that are similar to KRA. For more information on OVKA please visit their website.
7/28/15 - After a three week break, this Sunday August 2nd is the KRA Series Round #10! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
7/21/15 - There will be practice at NCMP on Thursday (July 23rd)
from 2pm to 8pm for SKUSA competitors only.
7/20/15 - This weekend is the SKUSA Summer Nationals at NCMP and it is shaping up to be one of the biggest events in SKUSA history! This is a great opportunity to come out to New Castle and see some incredible kart racing in person. The races will take place on Saturday and Sunday, bring a lawn chair and come on out!
7/13/15 - The WKA Manufacturers Cup will be at NCMP this weekend! NCMP will have practice for any WKA Manufacturers Cup racers on a modified track layout this week if you'd like to test at NCMP ahead of the weekend.
We have released the race day schedule for the 2015 Race for Riley on Tuesday July 21st.
7/6/15 - Endurance Karting is bringing Arrive and Race Karting to the 1 mile track at at New Castle Motorsports Park on July 12th. Endurance Karting provides all the karts and even has all the safety gear necessary to race. Everything is provided but the excuses. Saturday, July 11th there are practice sessions and schools and Sunday there are three 2 hour races. Enter 1 race or all three and save 10%!
Video about Endurance Karting: http://bit.ly/AboutEK
7/1/15 - This Sunday July 5th is the KRA Series Round #9! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
NCMP will be open for practice on Saturday, July 4th.
6/27/15 - The X30 will now run at the same weight as the Leopard engine in the TaG Classes with KRA.
6/25/15 - NCMP will have practice on Saturday June 27th on the layout that will be used Sunday for the KRA Series Race #8.
6/24/15 - The KRA Series returns this Sunday June 28th for Round #8! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
6/16/15 - The Vintage Karting Association will be at NCMP this weekend (June 18th-20th) to race and display karting from it's inception to the present day. The Vintage Kart weekend is a great chance to see karting's history! Spectators are welcome.
6/10/15 - This weekend is a KRA Double Header race! KRA Round #6 and #7 (halfway!). We hope to see you there! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
The Racer's Grill will be open this Friday June 12th during open practice from 10am to 3pm.
6/4/15 - Race for Riley / SKUSA - The 2015 Race for Riley Children's Hospital will take place on Tuesday July 21st. With that coming weekend being the SKUSA Summer Nationals at NCMP, SKUSA has agreed to allow SKUSA racers to enter the Race for Riley as a tune up event for the Summer Nationals. All classes except LO206 will run SKUSA engine rules -
Mini Swift - MG Red Tires or Bridgestone YLC
TaG Junior - MG Yellow or White Tires or Bridgestone YLC
TaG Senior - MG Yellow or White Tires or Bridgestone YLC
Shifter - MG Yellow or White Tires or Bridgestone YLC
Briggs LO206 - Bridgestone YLC only
MG Whites will be available at the track as well as VP Racing Fuel.
You can enter the Race for Riley online. This is a great opportunity for SKUSA racers to race at NCMP as well as a great chance to put real kart racing in front of hundreds of non-racers and members of the media.
5/13/15 - The KRA Series will be running a Double Header race this weekend May 16th and 17th! KRA will run rain or shine this weekend and after taking a survey the Kid Kart class will also run rain or shine. We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
5/11/15 - The Racers Grill will be open this Friday (May 15th) during practice.
5/7/15 - We are sad to announce the father of KRA's head grid-man Gordon Juhasz passed away earlier this week, John Juhasz was 92. John Juhasz was a fixture on the National Enduro karting scene for 30 years helping his son Gordon win numerous National events and championships. John will be missed by all of us. More information on John.
The Racer's Grill will be CLOSED this weekend. The track will be open for open practice and rentals all weekend.
5/1/15 - Looks like beautiful weather is on tap for this Sunday's Third Round of the KRA Series! The pre-entry page is up and running until Friday night at midnight if you'd like to enter online.
4/28/15 - Congratulations to past KRA points champion and two-time Robopong 200 winner Josef Newgarden on his first IndyCar victory last Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park! Josef started his karting career at NCMP in the Yamaha Sportsman class! The IndyStar wrote a nice story about Josef and the start of his racing career in karts!
4/17/15 - This Sunday's (April 19) KRA Series race is postponed until next Sunday April 26th.
4/16/15 - Due to the inclement weather in the forecast for this Sunday April 19th there is a chance that KRA #2 may be postponed to the following Sunday April 26th. The possibility of moving the race is based on equipment preservation for all competitors as well as facility preservation. We would like to wait until Sunday to make the call but that is not feasible as many people will already be on the premises. With that said, we intend to make a decision by 4pm on Friday based on the forecast at that time. We feel that is the best possible way to proceed with everyone’s interest in mind. Watch the website and Facebook for updates.
4/9/15 - Starting this weekend at the first KRA Series race of 2015, KRA will require competitors in ALL classes to run the NCMP provided track fuel. We have 110 octane and 93 octane racing fuels on site. Use of NCMP race gas will be strictly enforced for KRA races.
4/6/15 - KRA will offer the TaG Junior class in 2015. The class will follow the WKA IAME Pro Junior class rules and weight. TaG Junior will qualify and race with the TaG Senior class on KRA weekends. Adding this class will allow karters to test and tune for the USPKS, WKA and SKUSA Summernationals at NCMP this season.
4/4/15 - The first race of the 2015 KRA Series season is Sunday April 12th! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
4/2/15 - NCMP will be closed on Sunday April 5th for Easter.
3/13/15 - The Racers Grill at NCMP will be open on all Saturday's and Sunday's beginning March 14th and select Friday's in 2015. Thank you for supporting the Racer's Grill!
With WKA reintroducing the shifter class and the SKUSA Summer Nationals taking place at NCMP in 2015, KRA will allow Bridgestone YLB or YLC tires as well as MG FZ Yellow Tires (450/460x5 fronts, 710x5 rears) in the KRA shifter class. We hope having more choice in the class will allow drivers to test and prepare for the two series and help stimulate the shifter class at NCMP and KRA.
3/3/15 - The 2015 NCMP opening date has been pushed back a week thanks to Mother Nature. We now hope to open on Saturday March 14th weather permitting. Hopefully the snow will only be a memory by the 14th!
1/28/15 - The 2015 NCMP Schedule is now online!
1/24/15 - The 2015 NCMP race schedule is almost ready but trying to accommodate all series and races is a lot of work. We hope to post the schedule in the next week or two. If we post it now we will just have to change it in a few days. Thank you for your patience.
1/16/15 - The Yamaha Junior classes will remain on 600x5 YLC rear tires for 2015. There was talk of going to 710x5 tires but the class will remain unchanged for 2015.
11/10/14 - Here is the 2014 KRA Series banquet form.
11/5/14 - The KRA Series banquet will take place on Saturday, December 6th. We will be sending out RSVP's next week with all the information.
This will be the last weekend that NCMP will be open for garage owners. After this weekend garage owners will need to make an appointment to access their garage.
11/1/14 - Due to the cold temperatures NCMP will be open from 11am to 4pm today (Saturday November 1st) for garage owners only. There will be no open practice or kart rentals Saturday.
Sunday NCMP will be open from 11am to 4pm and we will have open practice and rentals available on Sunday November 2nd. Remember tonight is the start of daylight savings time, set you clocks back 1 hour.
10/31/14 -Don't forget, if you have a water cooled engine in your garage at NCMP you need to make sure you drain the water before freezing temps hit! If you'd like the staff at NCMP to take care of it for you please call the track.
10/29/14 - As we wind down the karting season, NCMP will be open Wednesday-Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturday-Sunday 10am to 5pm.
10/25/14 - We still have a limited amount of event shirts from the 2014 Robopong 200 and 2014 Dan Wheldon Memorial ProAm available. You can purchase them at the track or online at Comet Kart Sales.
10/23/14 - For Sunday's KRA Season Finale we will have LeMans style starts for all classes. No running to the karts though.
10/20/14 - The KRA Season Finale is this Sunday October 26th! Final chance of 2014 to race at NCMP until next spring! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
KRA will run the same track layout this weekend as we did last weekend. With the shorter amount of daylight this time of year this layout will help us fit in the complete schedule. Rental karts will be available Saturday and Sunday.
10/16/14 - This Sunday is round #14 of the KRA Series! Only one race left for the 2014 season after this weekend! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
Due to safety concerns, NCMP will no longer allow GoPro and other onboard cameras to be attached to the helmet or driver in any fashion. Cameras may be securely fastened to the kart but not the driver.
Rental Karts will be available this weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
10/13/14 - NCMP is now closed on Tuesday's and we will be closed this WEDNESDAY (October 15th) as well.
10/8/14 - We will run Sunday's KRA race configuration during Saturday practice. Practice starts at 1:30pm Saturday due to a corporate event in the morning.
10/7/14 - After a few weeks off, this Sunday is the KRA Series Race #13! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online. Only three races left this season for the 2014 KRA Series!
10/6/14 - NCMP will be closed this Tuesday (October 7th) and NCMP will be closed on Monday's and Tuesday's from here on out as we wind down the 2014 season.
9/23/14 - The 2014 Robopong 200 Presented by Bridgestone and the Dan Wheldon Memorial ProAm Karting Challenge are both in the books. Thanks to all the sponsors, competitors, spectators, volunteers and staff that make this event possible. Thanks to ekartingnews.com for their coverage of the event and they have a complete recap of the Robopong 200 here.
9/10/14 - With the cancellation of the SKUSA Shifterfest race that was scheduled for this weekend (September 13-14), NCMP will be open for practice and kart rentals Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Come on out for some karting fun!
9/8/14 - On Saturday September 20th, NCMP will host the Dan Wheldon Memorial ProAm Karting Challenge which will raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. The following Indycar drivers are scheduled to run in the ProAm kart race -
Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, James Hinchcliffe,
See Saturday's Robopong schedule for ProAm practice and race times.
9/5/14 - Here is the 2014 Robopong 200 weekend schedule and Dan Wheldon ProAm schedule. Click Here
9/4/14 - The SKUSA Shifterfest race scheduled for September 12-14 has been cancelled.
9/2/14 - This Sunday is the KRA Series Race #12! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
We have posted the payout for the Robopong 200 and Yamaha Money Races - Click Here
The KRA Race that was postponed a few weeks ago will be made up on Sunday, October 26th.
8/26/14 - NCMP will be open Labor Day Weekend for open practice and rentals. Saturday and Sunday August 30th, 31st, open 10am to 6pm. NCMP will be closed on Monday for Labor Day.
8/20/14 - We will run KRA's track configuration for Sunday during Saturday practice if you'd like to come out and get some laps in on Saturday.
8/19/14 - After an extended break, to make room for some National events visiting NCMP, the KRA Series is back this weekend for Race #11 of the 2014 KRA season! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
The Robopong 200 along with the Yamaha Money races are only a month away! Entries received after September 5th will be charged a late fee so get those teams together and your entry in to us! Robopong 200 Information | Yamaha Money Races Information
8/11/14 - This weekend is the United States Pro Kart Series season finale at NCMP. The USPKS will be a fun event, we hope you can make it out to check out the action!
8/4/14 - A reminder to all KRA Members, Bridgestone is offering KRA members a 1 for 1 offer on entries at this weekends WKA Manufacturers Cup Race at NCMP. WKA will be running the Ironman track layout.
Example - If a KRA member enters 2 classes at the WKA race, Bridgestone will pay for 2 entries at any KRA series club race at NCMP. This offer applies to both the August and October WKA events as well as the Great Lakes Sprint Series race August 29th-31st. The KRA entries can be used during the 2014 or 2015 season.
In addition, Bridgestone will pay $100.00 per class to any KRA member that wins a Manufacturers Cup race at either NCMP WKA race. WKA also has added a local option Yamaha Senior Can class for both Manufacturers Cup rounds at NCMP. You can download the entry form for the NCMP WKA race on the WKA website.
7/30/14 - This weekend is the Route 66 Kart Series. Route 66 runs MG Tires, you can find out more by going to their website.
7/25/14 - KRA will run if it rains Sunday. The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
7/18/14 - Click here for the 2014 Race for Riley raceday schedule.
7/14/14 -With the postponement of last Sunday's KRA race, we will not be running a double header on July 26th because of the short notice. We will reschedule the postponed event for a later date once we have had more time to look at the schedule. The KRA race on Sunday July 27th will run as scheduled. We won't be listening to the weatherman anymore that's for sure!
Want to race against John Andretti in the NCMP Corporate Karts during the 18th Annual Race for Riley's Children Hospital on Tuesday July 22nd? Go to the Race for Riley website to sign up!
You can also now enter the Race for Riley COMPETITION CLASSES online. This is for karters who own their own karts. The entry for the competition classes is free, just buy pit passes!
7/9/14 - This Sunday, July 13th is the 9th round of the KRA Series. The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
Saturday practice will take place on the track configuration we are running on Sunday. Rental karts WILL be available on Saturday but not Sunday.
7/7/14 - NCMP has two WKA Manufacturers Cup races this year. The first race will be August 8th - 10th, the second Manufacturers Cup race is October 3rd - 5th. Bridgestone is offering KRA members a 1 for 1 offer on entries.
Example - If a KRA member enters 2 classes at the WKA race, Bridgestone will pay for 2 entries at any KRA series club race at NCMP. This offer applies to both the August and October WKA events. The KRA entries can be used during the 2014 or 2015 season.
In addition, Bridgestone will pay $100.00 per class to any KRA member that wins a Manufacturers Cup race at either NCMP WKA race. You can download the entry form for the NCMP WKA race on the WKA website.
7/3/14 - The Racer's Grill will be open for lunch July 4th and 5th from 11:00am to 4:30pm each day.
7/1/14 - We will be using Class Rotation #3 for Sunday's KRA race.
We will offer practice on Saturday for Sunday's track configuration.
6/30/14 - Round #8 of the 2014 KRA Series is this Sunday July 6th! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
NCMP will be open on July 4th for open practice and rentals karts from 10am to 7pm.
6/17/14 - This weekend is the KRA Double Header event with full race days on Saturday and Sunday! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
6/13/14 - NCMP will be open Sunday, June 15th for Open Practice and Rental Karts from 10am to 6pm. Bring your dad out for Father's Day for a little wheel to wheel kart action! The Racer's Grill will be open Sunday from Noon until 4pm.
6/9/14 - Starting Thursday June 12th to Saturday June 14th the Vintage Karting Association will be at NCMP. If you have never attended the Vintage weekend at NCMP you should definitely come out and check out this very unique event! See the website for more information.
NCMP will have Methanol available at the track for the Vintage weekend.
5/29/14 - Check out our Facebook page for new photos of the paving of our parking lot!
5/13/14 - KRA Race #4 is this Sunday May 18th. We will be running this configuration and we will have practice on that layout Saturday May 17th. The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
4/30/14 - KRA Race #3 is this Sunday May 4th and we have a fun, backwards track layout for this race!
4/24/14 - With WKA moving their Pitt Race date to MRP, NCMP will now host two rounds of the WKA Manufacturers Cup in 2014. We have had to move one of our KRA dates to accomodate the WKA race. Please see the schedule page for the updated 2014 schedule.
4/17/14 - NCMP will be open on Saturday (April 19th) for open practice and rentals from 10am to 7pm and Closed on Sunday (April 20th) for Easter. NCMP is closed on Monday's.
4/8/14 - KRA Race #2 is this Sunday April 13th! The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
4/2/14 - A reminder, to score points towards the KRA season ending banquet you have to be a KRA Member. You can print off the form online or sign up for membership at the track. Anyone can race KRA series races but only KRA members are eligible for points and season ending prizes at the banquet.
3/31/14 - The first KRA Series race for 2014 is this coming Sunday April 6th! Considering the awful weather we have had all winter you never know what the weekend will bring and in the event of rain we will reschedule the season opener but so far the weather looks like it will cooperate for Sunday. The pre-entry page is up and running if you'd like to enter online.
3/24/14 - Friendly reminder, NCMP is closed on Monday's. See our Hours Page for all practice hours including updated Kid Kart practice days and times.
3/19/14 - With Friday looking like the nicest day of the week NCMP will open for practice a day earlier than originally scheduled on Friday! Here is our opening weekend schedule -
Friday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 10am to 3pm
3/1/14 - Friendly reminder, all KRA banquet certificates expire on April 1st. Certificates will not be honored after that date!
The age for the TaG Sportsman class at KRA will lower from 45 years old to 39 years old for those who have won a KRA championship.
2/3/14 - KRA will be making a class rule change to the Clone classes for 2014. Both the Senior and CIK Clone classes will allow the Briggs LO206 engine. The class will be referred to as the Briggs 206/Clone CIK and Briggs 206/Clone Senior. We have had a lot of requests to add the LO206 and after talking to competitors in the clone class from last season 90% supported addding the L206. Engine builders and competitors that have ran both engines say the LO206 should have more torque and the Clone should have more top end. Weight will be the same with either engine. See the classes page for complete rules.
2/1/14 - We are pleased to present the 2014 New Castle Motorsports Park schedule!