Fourteen Hour Endurance Race Brings Le Mans to West Virginia

Online PR News – 29-September-2011 – – On October 8, Summit Point Motorsports Park will debut their newest event: the Overnight 500.

The Overnight 500 is a chance for teams of up to 10 drivers to fulfill childhood Paul Newman or Steve McQueen racing fantasies, in this “24 Heures du Mans”-style kart race.

Teams competing in this endurance kart race will drive over 500 miles (about 1,000 laps) from Saturday evening to Sunday morning. Winners will receive over $1,500 in free track time from Summit Point.

Earlier in the day, the final Drift Nirvana competition of the 2011 series will run, pitting drifters from across the region against each other in single and tandem competition.

When: October 8, 8 p.m. – October 9, 10 a.m., Saturday evening to Sunday morning.

Who: To register ON 500 teams: $999 per team, up to 10 drivers on a team. Call 304-725-8444 to register a team.

Where: Summit Point Motorsports Park, 201 Motorsports Park Circle, Summit Point, WV 25446

The races are open to the public. For more info, log onto or call (304) 725-8444.

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About Summit Point Motorsports Park
Summit Point Motorsports Park features four road circuits that are used for amateur automobile, motorcycle, and kart racing, high performance driver education and security driver training for local and federal law enforcement. The raceway opened in 1969 and was purchased in 1980 by Formula Vee World Champion Bill Scott. The raceway hosts events like the Jefferson 500, HyperFest, and Drift Nirvana. The newest enterprise, Summit Point Kart, features America’s fastest arrive and drive karts. Summit Point Kart hosts adult and children’s leagues, fundraisers, and corporate events. For more information, log on to or call (304) 725-8444.