Commercial Point Kart Racing announces the end of a 55-year tradition

COMMERCIAL ITEM. Kart racing at Commercial Point is a tradition. Every year, the village closes its roads and opens the roadways for a unique race across the region, which invites riders from all over the region. This tradition has ended.

According to Mall Mayor Allan Goldhardt, “The safety of our spectators and race participants has always been our top concern. The World Karting Association has decided to no longer insure street racers. Basically, this is the end of street kart racing across the country.”

The racing brought something new to the Pikaway County community, a different audience and inspiration for young riders in the area.

“I would like to personally thank all sponsors, volunteers, participants, spectators and residents for their support over the years. From being a ten-year-old throwing straw on the village streets, to being a member of the board of directors and helping to oversee the event, I have been lucky enough to participate in every kart race that has been held in our village. Thank you Commercial Point for all the memories. It was a good experience,” said Allan D. Goldhardt, Mayor of Commercial Point Village.

The village still offers a Homecoming Festival, a Food Truck event, and a weekend farmers market.

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