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World Karting Association
2013 National Schedules
 Updated 07.03.2013 


 December 27 - 30, 2012
Daytona International Speedway; Daytona Beach, Fla.
Briggs & Stratton Racing Summer Nationals
July 19-21, 2013
Wheel Crazy Kartway; Johnsonville, S.C. 

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 March 8 - 10, 2013
103rd Street Sports Complex; Jacksonville, Fla.
Michigan Kart Supply Nationals
May 24 - 26, 2013
Michiana Raceway Park; South Bend, Ind
Baker Racing Engines Nationals
July 5 - 7, 2013
G&J Kartway; Camden, Ohio
GT Machine Grand Nationals
August 23 - 25, 2013 -- GRAND NATIONALS
Pittsburgh Int'l Race Complex; Wampum, Pa.
Performance North/ Jammer Clutches Nationals
October 4 - 6, 2013
Rockingham Speedway; Rockingham, N.C.


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December 27 - 30, 2012
Daytona Int'l Speedway; Daytona Beaach, Fla.
Zoom Zoom Nationals
April 5 - 7, 2013
Carolina Motorsports Park; Kershaw, S.C.
McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals
May 17 - 19, 2013
New Castle Motorsports Park; New Castle, Ind.

Top Kart USA Grand Nationals
June 28 - 30, 2013 -- GRAND NATIONALS
JET Karting at Michiana; South Bend, Ind.
Checkered Motorsports / Zero Error Racing Nationals
August 16 - 18, 2013
Pittsburgh Int'l Race Complex; Wampum, Pa.
September 27-29, 2013
GoPro Motorplex; Mooresville, N.C.

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Road Racing Championships
December 27-30, 2012
Daytona Int'l Speedway; Daytona Beach, Fla.

February 8-10, 2013
Roebling Road Raceway, Savannah, Ga.
Johnny Jacumin Memorial
April 5-7, 2013
Carolina Motorsports Park; Kershaw, S.C.
May 17-19, 2013
Grattan Raceway; Belding, Mich.

June 7-9, 2013
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; Lexington, Ohio

July 26-28, 2013 - GRAND NATIONALS
VIRgina Int'l Raceway; Danville, Va.
September 6-8, 2013 
Summit Point Motorsports Park; Summit Point, W.Va.

 2013 west coast super series
  March 17, 2013
Allstar Karting; Praire City, CA

April 21, 2013
Kinsmen Kart Club; Dixon, CA
May 19, 2013
Atwater Kart Club; Atwater, CA
June 23, 2013
Northern Nevada Kart Club; Reno, NV

August 25, 2013
Monterey Bay Karters; Monterey, CA

September 22, 2013
Blue Max; Davis, CA

October 20, 2013
Little 99; Stockton, CA

USRMC Grand Nationals
July 30 - Aug 3, 2013
GoPro Motorplex
Mooresville, NC
Pan American Challenge
October 10 - 13, 2013
NOLA Motorsports Park
Avondale, LA
Micro and Mini Invitational
November 13 – 16, 2013
NOLA Motorsports Park
Avondale, LA
SKUSA Rotax Max Challenge
November 20 – 24 2013
Rio Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas, NV 
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Formula Kart:
January 12 - 13, 2013
Palm Beach Int'l Raceway; West Palm Beach, Fla.

February 16 - 17, 2013
Homestead Karting; Homestead, Fla.

March 16 - 17, 2013
Ocala Gran Prix; Ocala, Fla.
Rotax Max Challenge:
January 18 - 20, 2013
Palm Beach Int'l Raceway; West Palm Beach, Fla.

February 22 - 24, 2013
Homestead Karting; Homestead, Fla.

March 22 - 24, 2013
Ocala Gran Prix; Ocala, Fla.

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January 11 - 13, 2013
Musselman Honda Circuit; Tucson, Ariz.
February 8 - 10, 2013
Adobe Dam Park & Recreation Area; Phoenix, Ariz.
March 8 - 10, 2013
CalSpeed Karting at Auto Club Speedway; Fontana, Calif.


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Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino; Las Vegas, Nevada
November 20-24, 2013

CalSpeed Karting at Auto Club Speedway; Fontana, Calif.
October 18-19, 2013

May 17, 2013

Grace Banquet Hall; Greenfield, Ind. (in conjunction with McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals @ New Castle

May 18, 2013

Grattan Raceway; Belding, Mich. (in conjunction with Grattan Road Race Nationals

Series / Event Sponsors

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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.

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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.).