Sunday Go-Kart racing in New Berlin could get underway as soon as this month as the Sangamon County Board approved a new 600 foot track just west of town on Old Route 54. Jeff Barker, who’s spearheading the project, says this will give Sangamon County kids something fun to do on the weekends that will keep them out of trouble.
“My main goal is for the kids to have fun. Adults are welcome to race but they have to understand this is for the kids,” says Barker.
Neighbors were concerned about the noise and dust created, but Barker says the clay track will be watered between races and the go-karts aren’t that loud. The track will be open only on Sundays between April and October.