Last Updated: Wednesday, 04 April 2012 17:07
WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series 
Margay Sprint Championships – Daytona Int’l Speedway
Daytona Beach, Fla. – December 28-30, 2011
N.J. Sprint Series
Yamaha Rookie Sportsman Fin. 1
  1. Max Kaeser
  2. Connor Ferris
  3. Jason Welage
  4. Tyler Ferris
  5. Samuel Paley
  6. Mark Fineis
  7. Caleb Tate
  8. Sam Mayer
  9. Beau Power
  10. Kyra Frederick
FT – Alex Verhagen 47.452
Mike Doty Racing
Yamaha Rookie Sportsman Fin. 2
  1. Kaylen Frederick
  2. Jason Welage
  3. Samuel Paley
  4. Tyler Ferris
  5. Mark Fineis
  6. Jed Cary Perkins
  7. Kyra Frederick
  8. Max Kaeser
  9. James Lynch
  10. Gage Rodgers
FT – Alex Verhagen 47.225
 
RLV Tuned Exhaust
Cadet Sportsman Final 1
  1. Zach Holden
  2. Jared Cordova
  3. David Malukas
  4. Brandon Lemke
  5. Kaden Harter
  6. Neil Verhagen
  7. Garrett Madison
  8. Leonardo Stoia
  9. JP Southern Jr.
  10. Kaleb Allison
FT – Cordova 45.850
 
Grand Products / Top Kart
Cadet Sportsman Final 2
  1. Jared Cordova
  2. Kaleb Allison
  3. Seve Depinto
  4. Nick Luedeke
  5. Brandon Lemke
  6. Leonardo Stoia
  7. Devin Bowerman
  8. Zach Holden
  9. Neil Verhagen
  10. Jamie Williams
FT – Lemke 45.673

Adkins Speed Center
Komet Sportsman
  1. Brandon Lemke
  2. Johnny Smith
  3. Zach Holden
  4. Braden Eves
  5. Trenton Tucker
  6. Michael Cruz
  7. Riley Yates
  8. Jack W. Miller
  9. Jared Cordova
  10. Trevor Tucker
FT – Smith 45.168
 
PCR
Komet Jr Lite
  1. James Kellett
  2. Kyle Kalish
  3. Ashley Rogero
  4. Joel Jens
  5. Jake Craig
  6. Grant Quinlan
  7. Austin Osborne
  8. Garrett Johnston
  9. Gavin Reichelt
  10. James Bennett
FT – Kalish 42.134
 
Orlando Kart Center
Komet Jr Heavy
  1. Kyle Kalish
  2. Ashley Rogero
  3. Joel Jens
  4. Corey Towles
  5. James Bennett
  6. Mike McAndrews
  7. Austin Osborne
  8. Derek Dignan
  9. Kody Evans
  10. Darren Brubaker
FT – Gresham Wagner 42.571
Komet Lite
  1. Nick Neri
  2. Jacob Donald
  3. Raquel Martinez
  4. Patrick Olsen
  5. James Brock
  6. Anthony Snow
  7. Mason Chelootz
  8. Jarrett Duncovich
  9. Cole Fink
FT – Donald 42.059

TSRacing.com
Komet Heavy
  1. Mason Chelootz
  2. Jacob Donald
  3. Patrick Olsen
  4. Raquel Martinez
  5. James Brock
  6. Kyle Prokup
  7. Jarrett Duncovich
  8. Cole Fink
  9. Kyle Kuntze
FT – Donald
 
Grand Products / Top Kart
Parilla Leopard
  1. Cal Stewart
  2. Mason Chelootz
  3. Robert Bujdoso
  4. Jacob Knueven
  5. Kyle Smith
  6. Zachariah Hawley
  7. Colton Ramsey
  8. Nick Johnston
  9. Mark Boos
  10. Jacob Donald
FT – Stewart 40.892

Franklinkart.com
TaG Final 1
  1. Chris Wehrheim
  2. Sam Beasley
  3. Cal Stewart
  4. A.J. Allmendinger
  5. Robert Bujdoso
  6. Mason Chelootz
  7. Tommy Andersen
  8. Kyle Smith
  9. Nick Neri
  10. Scott Ferris
FT – Beasley 40.703
 
DRT Racing
TaG Masters Final 1
  1. Steve Schiewer
  2. Jeff Jewell
  3. Brian McHattie
  4. Bobby Cummings
  5. Brad Sanders
  6. John Ferris III
  7. Francois Brun-Wibaux
  8. Daniel Stempfley
  9. Kim Carapellatti
  10. Tom Gerstner
FT – Jewell 41.912
 
OTK Kart USA
TaG Final 2
  1. Jamie McMurray
  2. Robert Bujdoso
  3. Tommy Andersen
  4. A.J. Allmendinger
  5. T.J. Koyen
  6. Kyle Smith
  7. Chris Wehrheim
  8. Scott Kopp
  9. Jacob Duvall
  10. Mason Chelootz
FT – McMurray 40.635
 
MRP / Birel
Yamaha Sportsman Lite
  1. Brandon Lemke
  2. Nick Luedeke
  3. Kaleb Allison
  4. Michael Cruz
  5. Flinn Lazier
  6. Ian Nelson
  7. Neil Verhagen
  8. Zach Holden
  9. Hunter Brayton
  10. Seve Depinto
FT – Lemke 45.344
 
Comet Kart Sales
Yamaha Sportsman Heavy
  1. Jared Cordova
  2. Zach Holden
  3. Kaleb Allison
  4. Nick Luedeke
  5. Brandon Lemke
  6. Leonardo Stoia
  7. Johnny Smith
  8. Thayne Chapin
  9. David Malukas
  10. Jamie Williams
FT – Holden 46.010

Woltjer Racing Engines
Yamaha Jr Lite
  1. Garrett Johnston
  2. Jake Craig
  3. Brandon Jarsocrak
  4. Kyle Kalish
  5. Grant Quinlan
  6. Emerson Reed
  7. Gresham Wagner
  8. Ryan Raffa
  9. Skylar Robinson
  10. Jared Thomas
FT – Kalish 43.581

Verde Speed Resources
Yamaha Jr Heavy
  1. Joel Jens
  2. Jake Johnston
  3. Austin Osborne
  4. Cory Towles
  5. Brandon Jarsocrak
  6. Matt Solarczyk
  7. Garrett Johnston
  8. Gresham Wagner
  9. Ashley Rogero
  10. Jared Thomas
FT – Jens 43.281

Margay Racing Products
TaG Masters Final 2
  1. John Ferris III
  2. Jeff Jewell
  3. Steve Schiewer
  4. Brian McHattie
  5. Chuck Tate
  6. Brad Sanders
  7. Kim Carapellatti
  8. Francois Brun-Wibaux
  9. Daniel Stempfley
  10. Bobby Cummings
FT – Jewell 41.448
 
Yamaha Supercan Lite
  1. Dakota Pesek
  2. Anthony Snow
  3. Blake Deister
  4. Mark Boos
  5. James Brock
  6. Jackson Mears
  7. John McCusker
  8. Patrick Olsen
  9. Morgan Fisher
  10. Derek Eustis
FT – Pesek 44.040

APPCO Karting
Yamaha Supercan Heavy
  1. Kyle Kuntze
  2. Jeff Jewell
  3. John McCusker
  4. Dakota Pesek
  5. Jackson Mears
  6. Andrew Weiner
  7. James Perkins
  8. Weston Moon
  9. James Brock
  10. Jarrett Duncovich
FT – Pesek 44.322

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Kid Kart participants
Mark Fineis
Carter Mears
Jake Williams

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WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup - National 2-cycle sprint racing at its finest

The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series open of the most competitive 2-cycle sprint karting series in the United States.

Over the past several seasons Manufacturers Cup nationals have averaged over 500 entries per event. The traditional season opener, annually held Dec. 27-30 at the Daytona Int’l Speedway Sprint Track, regularly boasts over 600 entrants with a record of 690 in 2010.

With nearly every racer running multiple classes on a Man Cup weekend, 500 to 600 entries means approximately 250 to 300 drivers.

The six-race tour features events throughout the eastern half of the country and teams based throughout the country and Ontario, Canada, including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West Coast.

In 2013, the series travels to Daytona; Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, S.C.; Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pa.; JET Karting at Michiana in South Bend, Ind.; New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Ind.; and GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

While Daytona is the premier Manufacturers Cup national event of the year, each season a different track hosts the WKA Man Cup Grand Nationals, where prestigious WKA Eagle trophies are award to main event winners. In 2013 the Grand National is June 28-30 at JET Karting in South Bend, Ind.

Event schedule
A typical Manufacturers Cup weekend consists of four days. Thursday is parking and registration; Friday is practice; and Saturday and Sunday are devoted to one round of morning practice, qualifying, pre-finals and finals for each class.

The only deviation is Daytona, which consists of the same daily schedule, but the days of the week vary from year to year and always fall on Dec. 27-30.

In 2013, 11 classes run each race day. A regular race day begins with gates opening at 7 a.m., practice opening at approximately 8 a.m., and the final main event normally concluding around 6 p.m.

Class structure
Five age categories make up the WKA Man Cup class structure.

Yamaha Rookie Sportsman (age 7 to 10) offers more inexperienced youngsters a chance to hone their skills before advancing to the Junior Sportsman categories (age 7 to 12), which offer three divisions – Cadet, Yamaha and Komet (KPV) Sportsman.
Racers between the ages of 12 and 15 have four divisions in which to compete – Yamaha Junior Lite and Heavy and Komet (KPV engine) Junior Lite and Heavy.

The fourth age category is “senior,” which is for karters 15 years old and up. Seven divisions make up the Man Cup’s senior class structure – TaG, Parilla, Komet Pro and Yamaha. Each senior class runs one program Saturday and Sunday.

The fifth category is “masters,” which is reserved for drivers age 35 and up. TaG Masters is the only class in this category and it runs both Saturday and Sunday on a Man Cup weekend for one class championship.

Click here for more information on the Man Cup Series class structure.

Engines
Fans will see a number of karting engines raced at a Manufacturers Cup national. The Yamaha KT100 is the most prominent with Yamaha Rookie, Yamaha Sportsman, Yamaha Junior and Yamaha Senior. The KT100 is one of the most traditional engines in karting. It has been in the sport since the 1970s and remains one of the most popular engine packages in sprint and enduro road course karting.

TaG engines continue to gain popularity in sprint karting, and a Manufacturers Cup Series offers a program for nearly every water-cooled TaG engine on the market.

Man Cup’s premier TaG classes are TaG Senior and Parilla Senior. Parilla is open only to the Parilla Leopard and the Parilla X30. The Leopard is the most predominant engine in the series as many drivers race it in Parilla Senior and TaG Senior.

The Leopard and X30 may also be run in TaG Senior and TaG Masters, however, they are only two of 10 engines allowed. Other engines you’ll normally see at Man Cup nationals in TaG Senior are the Rotax, Motori Seven and Vortex Rok TT. The Cheetah SQ, Easykart IAME and BMB, Sonik and PRD Fireball are also legal.

TaG engines have different minimum kart weights to balance the competition and speed between engine packages.

The other popular engine in Man Cup is the 100cc Komet Piston Valve, which is slightly faster than the Yamaha, and offers classes in Sportsman, Junior and Senior.

The Cadet Sportsman class runs the Comer K80 engine.

A rich history
WKA’s Manufacturers Cup Series has long history of gifted racers who’ve gone on to successful careers in the highest forms of American motorsports. These include IndyCar and NASCAR stars Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish Jr., the late Dan Wheldon, IndyCar racer turned team owner Sarah Fisher and NASCAR up-and-comer Paulie Harraka.

NASCAR Sprint Cup standouts Jamie McMurray and A.J. Allmendinger continue to compete in the Man Cup Series when their schedules allow. The two have competed in the TaG divisions for several consecutive years at WKA Daytona KartWeek’s Margay Sprint Championships and both attended the Zoom Zoom Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park in March 2011 on an off-Cup weekend.