CONCORD, N.C. – The holiday weekend is upon us and kart teams from across the United States are beginning to embark on Daytona Beach, Florida, for the annual December 27-30 WKA Daytona KartWeek at Daytona International Speedway.
This year WKA is aiming for a potential record turnout since the North Carolina-based organization began promoting three series – the Road Race, Manufacturers Cup and Speedway Dirt – together at Daytona International Speedway.
This year’s Dirt World Championships event at the quarter-mile DIS Flat Track has over 500 pre-entrants and over 300 parking spots accounted for. With a large walkup entry count, which is common at dirt events, the Daytona Dirt show has good potential for 800 to 1,000 entries.
The Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series’ Margay Sprint Championships also boasts over 500 pre-entrants and a full pit area worth of parking spaces reserved. The event should remain stout with 600 to 700 entrants and terrific 2-cycle sprint competition to kick off the six-race 2013 Man Cup national season.
The VEGA / TS Racing National Road Racing Series sits at over 400 pre-entrants with many of enduro-style karting’s top racers entered. The Daytona Road Racing Championships surely will feature some of the best competition and strongest fields road racers will compete against all year.
WKA wishes happy holidays and safe travels to all teams and families traveling to Daytona Beach in the coming days. We’re looking forward to a great Daytona KartWeek and we want you and your family to be a part of it!