Possum Kingdom Karting race event one of largest in the country

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The Possum Kingdom Super Speedway will host the DynoCams Tri-State Pro Series Kart Race this weekend, Feb. 10 and 11. The Go Kart race is the largest in the country and is expected to draw more than 1000 entries who will compete for $40,000 in prize money. One winner will walk away with $10,000 organizers said.Kart racing on the quarter mile dirt oval will reach speeds as high as 90 mph and will provide plenty of thrills. The main events will start at approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The 2012 racing season begins a new era in the history of Possum Kingdom Super Speedway.

The facility is now under the ownership and management of Jayson Brown of Fountain Inn.

Brown and his family have been instrumental in the growth of karting in SC, particularly over the past several years.

Serving as State and National Director for WKA, Jayson has honed his skills and brings a wealth of knowledge and racing experience to the table.

The speedway has several major events scheduled including this weekends DynoCams Tri-State Pro Series presented by Chase’n Race’n Illustrated.

The season opener for the Chase’n Race’n Pro Kart Tour will be held on February 24-25.

On June 30, 2012 PK will host the Maxxis Maxx Daddy Championships.

For racing fans, the quarter mile clay oval features 17 degree banking, a 40′ groove with 35′ run-off, paved grids, state of the art lighting, covered digital scales and electronic scoring system

The facilities also include an air conditioned restaurant, clean restrooms with showers, a large parking lot and a fenced playground for children.

Directions – From Pelzer, take Hwy 8 to traffic light at Hwy. 25 (Augusta Rd.) Turn Right. Then Right again on Hwy 247. Go approx. 6 miles. Turn left beside Fire Dept ( Acker Rd. ) Track is a half mile on right.

From Belton, Turn at City Square on Hwy 247. Go approx 5.5 miles to Fire Dept. Turn right onto Acker Rd. Track is a half mile on right.

There is a spectator admission charge however a coupon in this weeks Journal is good for $5 off the admission charge for everyone in the vehicle after 4 p.m.