Bob started racing in Camden, Ohio at G & J Kartway. He was lucky enough to meet the Whaling’s from PKP/Yellowfin.. Mr. & Mrs. Whaling have always been tremendously kind to Bob as well as our whole family. Francis… he’s great. Bob felt really felt good working with them.
The past couple years Bob has had to take time off from much karting because of a new job. Lately, Bob has been racing online using a cockpit and playing PS3 Grand Turismo prologue.
Cas did a few Novice races. Em has expressed interest in racing. Tege is a little more timid, but maybe in time he’ll want too.. then again, if not, we’ll put him to work as “Pit Crew”. We suspect Ry will like it though. Me? Maybe they’ll eventually talk me in to a few practice laps.
Looking for more information about karting in the Ohio Valley? First, take a visit to PKP/Yellowfin and visit Francis and his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Whaling. You’ll be hard pressed to find a nicer more knowledgeable group of people to help you with your karting needs, whether you are a beginner or you’ve “been around the track”. Visit them and tell them Bob and Judi said hi!
NEXT, Take a look at Ohio Valley Karting Association (OVKA) (there politics are taxing (as in wearing) but you’ll find a good group of people to race with) which home base is Camden Ohio. Or if you are closer to the middle of Ohio, take a look at the Mid State Ohio Kart Club (MSOKC) located in Circleville Ohio. Or if indoor karting is more your style (or you just want an alternative for the winter months) there is always Ohio Indoor Kart Series (OIKS) there home base is the O’Neill Building at the Ohio Expo Center (Ohio State Fairgrounds). Northeast Ohio Karting Association operates a 825 foot paved oval for karts located near Mogadore, Ohio. In Thompson Ohio, there is , Championship Kart Racing Association, a club of karters who’s home track is the sprint asphalt road course at Thompson Kart Raceway. If you are looking for a karting forum for the Ohio Valley, look at Ohio Kart Racers Forum.