May 29-30, 1965 - IKF Enduro
Go-Karters At Greenwood this Weekend
Top go-kart racers will take over Greenwood Roadway this weekend.
Bothered neither by the fast, expensive sports cars which just raced at the Greenwood circuit, nor by the fast and famous "Indy 500" drivers, such as Roger Ward and Parnelli Jones, will use the same course June 12-13, the International Karting Federation (IKF) will make its third appearance at Greenwood Roadway in a national race. International Karting Federation members numbered 50,000 over the world in 1964.
"You haven't seen anything yet!" stated Phil Williams, Altoona, Iowa, local IKF official. "If we can get a dry race track - something we haven't been able to accomplish to date - we could break a lot of the track records held by the sports cars at Greenwood." Williams went on to say they haven't had an opportunity to peak out on the circuit, as the slick tires used by the karts make for very hazardous racing on wet asphalt.
Colonel Waldo Knapp, attached to the Pentagon at Washington, D.C., will be on hand to view the races at Greenwood's nationally prominent road racing course. In last year's races at Greenwood, Colonel Knapp was top official for the karters. He was then stationed at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska.
This weekend the karters will be vieing for national points to be eligible for the 1965 Grand National Championship.
- From the May 27, 1965 Indianola Record-Herald
Spectator program from the May 29-30 International Karting Federation endurance races. From the author's collection.
Driver entry form from the May 29-30 International Karting Federation endurance races. From the author's collection.
This ad appeared in the May 27, 1965, edition of the Indianola Record-Herald. From the author's collection.