Meet The Team
The Ruth Family
"We are a family owned business and kart racing is our passion!"
Curtis is the owner/manager of Innovative Karting.
Curtis comes from a racing family that has racing blood deep within their roots. He started racing on a competitive level when he was only 4 years old.
He started off racing quarter-midgets at the age of 4 and then started racing go karts when he was 12 years old and hasnt stopped since. He has won countless trophies-including 3 prestigious "Duffy's"-, awards, and titles on both the local and national level of karting over the years. Curtis is also listed permanently in the IKF Rulebook as a 'Hall Of Fame Expert'. An elite group of kart racers with only around 100 members on the list in the world.
Curtis has been in the kart racing business for over 20 years now and this is the only job/career that he has ever had since he was a teenager. He truly loves the career path he has chose and his wonderful customers who he gets to work with on a daily basis. One of his favorite sayings is: "Our friends are our customers, and our customers are our friends."
Also, Curtis can really relate to his karting clients because not only is he the owner of a kart shop, but he is there on race days usually racing right along beside you in his #40 kart!
Ask your kart shop if they still race themselves. This can give a deep knowledge of the current karting technology.
Melissa is Curtis' wife and has been around kart racing
since 1999 when she first met Curtis, and has been working at the kart shop along side her husband since 2005.
She handles all the books and paperwork of the business and also is the creator and webmaster of this-albeit, simple but hopefully informative ;)-website.
She enjoys home decoration, photography, taking care of their three wonderful sons and watching them grow, and, of course, going to the kart race track to watch the races! She is also an established doll artist that creates lifelike dolls known as "Reborns" which she creates for her doll enthusiast customers and has sold all over the world. Lastly, she enjoys helping out with the PKRA karting club and organized and planned the 2018 and 2019 awards banquet and has recently taken over the role of trophies for the club as well.
Matthew is Curtis and Melissa's 1st and oldest child who was born March 30th, 2006.
Matthew is an excellent student and very much loves school, riding his bike, gaming, swimming, working on his You Tube channel, and has a passion for computers and technology.
Matthew wants to be a computer engineer or a professional gamer when he grows up!
Kevin is Curtis and Melissa Ruth's middle child who was born April 9th, 2012.
His hobbies include: riding his Power Wheel go kart, riding his bike, swimming, playing with his toys and tablet and he loves school!
Kevin started racing in the kid kart class at age 5 at PKRA (#38). He has had a couple of 1st place wins recently as well as many podium finishes! He is having a blast with his fellow little racers!!
Tristan is our newest little boy to the Ruth Team and he was born April 8th, 2016.
He is the sweetest little boy and a perfect addition to our family!
He loves to eat, sleep, smile, laugh, give hugs, play with his toys, ride his Power Wheel, and visit the kart track to watch his big brother and daddy race!
He shows a lot of interest in racing and loves to sit in all the go karts at our shop or the track. We are sure he will probably want a kart of his own one day! :)