02.15.2012 – As preparations continue for the upcoming Barnes Paving Nationals for the WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series March 1-3 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, WKA officials continue to fine tune and prepare competitors for what will be a most busy weekend of competition.
In an effort to maintain the highest standard of safety, in the event of wet weather activity the new LO 206 Kid Kart class will not run in wet track conditions.
However, if it appears track conditions will change, reverting competitors back to slicks, Kid Karts will be allowed to participate based on where the events schedule is in the day. Every effort will be made to ensure Kid Kart competitors get their time on the track.
While the decision was made to elevate this program to national points competition, it does not deter from the fact that the bulk of the competitors are 5 and 6 years old, placing WKA in a most protective situation of their newest competitors to the sport.
Should the LO 206 class not make it on the track due to weather, competitors in that class would each receive the same amount of rain points for the event, also drawing for their top 5 awards, as per the 2012 WKA Tech Manual.