Norwalk Karting Association located at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk Connecticut.
The Norwalk Karting Association was founded by Robert Leblanc, John Russo and Bill Ely in 1971. Back then the club fielded less than 12 Karts. Today the club continues to have a very active membership are averaging 45 to 50 plus karts weekly.
The track is a road course just over a quarter mile in length. The course is set within the parking lot of Calf Pasture Beach. Safety barriers, painted lines and cones outline the course. Temporary safety fence outlines the perimeter of the parking area during racing event to aid in safety and prevent public access.
Spectators are welcome to watch racing events. However, spectators must remain outside the safety fence. Anyone wishing to enter the pit or race are must register at our sign in booth and receive a wrist band for insurance purposes. Safety is our number one priority.
Kart drivers range in age from 5 years old on up. Youth classes are arranged by age. Depending on the age of the driver will determine the weight and size of restrictor plate use in the engine. This allows for safety and skill development. Senior classes have several other options to select from which generally involves the weight of the driver and type of engine. This information is covered in our rule book.
A drivers meeting is held prior to start of each race day. Our race format includes one round of practice followed by three heat races. Points are tallied and the end of each event the driver who accumulates the most points is the winner for that day.
The race season begins at the end March and continues to the end of May. We break for summer vacation. The season starts up again in mid September and continues on to mid November. A banquet for our champions is held just after the winter holidays.
Professional race car drivers such as well known SCCA Trans-Am Champion and Indy Series race winner Scott Sharp, NASCAR Nationwide Series Champion Randy Lajoie, Nascar Whelen Tour Champion Todd Szegedy, Nascar Whelen Tour race winner Ronnie Silk and Nascar Nationwide Series Driver Parker Kligerman have all launched their driving careers at the Norwalk Karting Association. Many other Professional Drivers have also launched their careers as well. Other Norwalk kart racers moved on to race in National Karting events with success.
You do not have to have the desire of being a pro to enjoy the sport. This is karting at its best. competitive, challenging and enjoyable. Were one can develop social, driving and mechanical skills. A fun day for all families involved.
New members are always welcome.