The Edmonton & District Kart Racing Association is a non-profit karting club entirely run and organized by members and volunteers. EDKRA prides itself on running a professional karting community where it promotes racing through driver development of all ages (5-80+), both for recreation and competitive karting, safety, and emphasizing family-focused values to create an inclusive karting community for all.
The EDKRA facility proudly consists of a 1.1km world-class karting track, pit stalls, RV camping, washrooms, race office and a tech building used for karting events and educational purposes. EDKRA is a Nationally recognized track not only for its exceptional facility but for its race events.
The EDKRA race season consists of 12 to 14 events/year where racers compete for points that determine their standing in their respective classes.
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To promote competitive, affordable, and safe environment go-kart racing where new and experienced racers can compete in a family-friendly environment.
Our Vision as a club is to grow awareness about kart racing in our community and allow as many people the opportunity to race as possible.
Competitive Karting in Edmonton can be dated back to the late 1950-1960s. The first official race for karting began in 1960.
E.D.K.R.A (Edmonton and District Kart Racing Association) was formed in 1972 and at first was racing on weekends at St Albert go kart track and the World renowned Edmonton International Speedway, both facilities were lost due to expansion of the city in the early 80′s. In those days we typically had 40 plus karts entered for each event.
In 1982 Noel Dowler Sr, with the direction of existing club president Nigel Mullen, constructed the first Warburg track. This is where Kevin Dowler and Daryl Harr raced as a teenagers, and both drivers eventually went on to race in the Cascar Western Series, winning a combined 6 championships – 5 for Kevin and 1 for Daryl.
In 2009 a deal was signed with the Village of Warburg to purchase the land adjacent to the south border of the existing Warburg EDKRA track. Despite the exceptionally wet summer of 2010, with very many hours of volunteer work by many club members, the construction of the new 1.1km WORLD CLASS KARTING TRACK was completed in September 2010. On September 4, 2010 the new track was used for the first time and on September 5 a club-member-only “Piston Cup” friendly team race was held. The first race on the new circuit was the 2010 Fall Classic on September 18 & 19, 2010.
EDKRA Executive Members and committees are responsible for overseeing the club, board policies and ensuring good governance practices.
Our Executive is committed to representing the club with good leadership, transparency, accountability, cooperation and inclusion for all.
As a club and as an Executive, we recognize that EDKRA would not exist without the ongoing hard work of our team, appointed officials & coordinators, volunteers and our members. We all work together seamlessly to bring something special and unique to the karting community to help it thrive and grow for generations to come!