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Position Last First Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6 Race 7 Total Notes
1 Nasciamento Rob 155 173 175 197 159 173 58 1032
2 Nasciamento Chad 215 158 85 222 174 143 109 1021
3 Hill Brian 80 218 220 57 194 123 174 1009
4 Kahler RJ 170 193 150 152 139 163 154 982
5 Ban Jon 145 138 160 142 129 153 79 867
6 Tidwell Lizzie 115 88 130 132 94 98 99 668
7 Grossi Nick 0 118 140 62 119 78 104 621
8 Szuh Shane 105 108 60 102 0 113 124 612
9 Delk Brad 135 128 70 92 59 39 89 573
10 Shaw Brandon 0 148 195 162 0 0 0 505
11 Burns Alexys 75 73 100 77 79 63 0 467
12 Brooks Haley 90 68 80 67 64 73 43 442
13 Brown Carol 95 98 65 52 84 34 0 428
14 Tyrrell Luis 190 0 0 0 0 0 234 424
15 Jeremku Korina 0 83 95 49 69 48 46 390 R2: DNS;
16 Filpula Gary 85 78 90 0 0 51 30 334
17 Casner Ryan 0 0 0 0 0 93 189 282
18 Burns David 0 0 75 72 74 54 0 275 DQ: R6
19 Morris Gary 125 0 110 0 0 32 0 267
20 Nelson Cole 0 0 0 0 219 0 0 219
21 Mills Harrison 0 0 0 0 0 0 209 209 R1: DQ;
22 Shaw Geoff 0 0 0 0 149 42 0 191 R7: DQ Tech
23 Elliot Austin 0 0 0 0 0 0 134 134 TEMP MEMBER
24 Tomko Brandon 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 114
25 Kattaneck Mat 0 0 0 0 109 0 0 109
26 Friedburg Amber 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 94
27 Lewis Steve 0 0 0 0 0 83 0 83
28 Bundy Wayne 0 0 0 0 0 0 46 46
29 Gibson John 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 45
30 Job Todd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup - A historic American sprint karting series

gold-cup-photoThe WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is a 4-cycle and 2-cycle national sprint series with five races on the schedule in 2012. It is one of the most historic, longest running sprint series in the country and features events in Jacksonville, Fla.; Barnesville, Ga.; South Bend, Ind.; Wampum, Pa.; and Millville, N.J.

Class structure
The Gold Cup was a 4-cycle-only series for the better part of the 15 years. Three 2-cycle divisions – Komet Sportsman (age 7 to 12) and the TaG-powered X-30 Junior (age 12 to 15) and X-30 Senior (15 and up) – were added to the slate in 2012 with hopes of boosting entry counts and diversity in the series.

4-cycle racing is the heart of the Gold Cup. A full slate of Briggs & Stratton Animal and Clone Box Stock-powered divisions is offered for racers age 7 and up. A new division in 2012 is the Briggs LO206 Kid Kart, which runs as a national points class for youngsters age 5 to 7.

Click here to learn more about the Gold Cup class structure.

Weekend schedule
A Gold 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, heats and features for each class.

The past several seasons have seen Gold Cup entry counts around 250 per event. WKA has worked to increase that number with the addition of the Box Stock Clone divisions as national classes in 2011 and, most recently, the insertion of the aforementioned 2-cycle and LO206 Kid Kart national classes.

Popular team locales
Gold Cup teams are located throughout the eastern half of the country. Hot spots for team bases include Maryland, western New York, Georgia and Jacksonville, Fla., mainly on account of series-following kart shops, chassis builders and popular sprint tracks located in these areas. Teams also are located throughout the Midwest and numerous different areas up and down the East Coast.

IMG 0061Full bodywork
The most noticeable difference between 4-cycle Gold Cup karts and typical 2-cycle sprint mounts, besides the engine, is the bodywork.

The Gold Cup Series has long allowed full plastic bodywork packages, including a taller nosecone and full sidepanels, whereas karts in WKA’s Manufacturers Cup Series and other 2-cycle sprint series are required to run the smaller, CIK-style plastic bodywork. The Gold Cup-style bodywork, as it’s commonly referred, make the karts appear similar to an oval-track or sprint-road-race chassis.

Another noticeable difference between Gold Cup and Manufacturers Cup is that Gold Cup rules permit the kart's seat to be mounted in a lower position, allowing the driver to lean back in the go-kart with lower center of gravity. Manufacturers Cup and most all 2-cycle sprint series follow strict seat mounting rules that mandate the driver sits at an upright position.

Past Gold Cuppers
A host of ultra-successful racecar drivers spent time competing and winning championships in the Gold Cup, including NASCAR stars Danica Patrick and Regan Smith, Indianapolis 500 champion Sam Hornish Jr., IndyCar racer Ryan Hunter-Reay and the 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Ronnie Silk.

For more information...
To speak with kart shops, engine builders and/or team members directly involved in WKA Gold Cup Series, start with the following companies - Coyote Motorsports (Rochester, N.Y.); Baker Racing Engines (Bellevue, Ohio); Roberts Kart Shop (Atlanta, Ga.); GT Machine (Longs, S.C.); Mind Game Motorsports (Concord, N.C.); Michigan Kart Supply (Eaton Rapids, Mich.); or Margay Racing Products (St. Louis, Mo.).