Pre Entry Deadline for Gold Cup Grand Nationals Sept 30

Pre Entry Deadline for Gold Cup

Grand Nationals Sept 30

CONCORD, NC - Competitors wishing to compete in the season ending GT Machine Grand Nationals for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series October 7-9 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, have 1 week to take advantage of the pre entry pricing fees, as the deadline for the season finale will be Friday September 30.

The second return to the Palmetto State Sprint Track will feature quite a twist, as competitors will be running the track backwards, something the track has done with some of their local programs during the course of the year.

The GT Machine Grand Nationals will mark the final race to determine national championships for the 2016 season, with many titles still up for grabs.

Activities will begin with a full day of practice on Friday, followed by 3 Shootout races, featuring the Sportsman and Junior Pro Gas Classes, as well as the LO206 Senior class, sponsored by Brad’s Heating and Cooling.

Saturday and Sunday action will feature 1 round of practice, beginning at 8:30am, followed by qualifying, 1 heat race, and the main events.

Anyone wishing to reserve parking for the event may contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

Special thanks to all of our 2016 national sponsors:

RLV Tuned Exhaust Products

Kart City Performance

GT Machine

Mikim Motorsports

Noram Clutches

Coyote Motorsports

MattMillerRacing.com

Briggs & Stratton

Boon and Sons

Water Medic

Bordeaux Dyno Cams

L&A South Tire

Brad’s Heating and Cooling

Jim’s Marine

Spooner General Contractor

Inferno Racing Clutches

Trackside Kart Supply

To view the info for the GT Machine Grand Nationals, click here.

 

WKA Tech Manual Advertising Available

WKA Tech Manual Advertising Available

CONCORD, NC- With the 2016 racing season in the final stretch, work has begun on the 2017 version of the World Karting Association Tech Manual, as members of the respective Competition and Tech Committees, as well as Board of Trustees and Office Staff, finalize information on class structure and rules for all national series for the upcoming season.

In addition to being a well coveted book by competitors, it is also a perfect place for companies to promote their business and products for an entire year.

At present, WKA is accepting ads from sponsors and companies. There are a variety of ad sizes available, from business card size to full page ads.

If you would like to advertise in the 2017 edition of the WKA Technical Manual, contact Marie Borsuk at (704) 455-1606, ext 111, or marie@worldkarting.com.  Or you can fax to (704) 455-1609.

Deadline for submitting information will be Friday September 30. 

Manufacturer's Cup Titles to be decided this Weekend at New Castle

Manufacturer's Cup Titles to be decided this Weekend at New Castle

CONCORD, NC- The second trip of 2016 for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series to New Castle Motorsports Park will be for all the marbles, as this weekend’s Top Kart USA Grand Nationals will determine the National Champions.

8 classes will be running for the famed Grand National Eagles this weekend, with awards to the weekends overall winners as well, sponsored by Checkered Motorsports.

Starting with the Water for a Cause Kid Kart Class, Indy Ragan looks to wrap up the title, sporting a 130-point edge over Austin Olds, with Karsyn Walters, Aubrey Adams, and Tristan Young making up the current top 5, followed by Preveil Perkins, Dusty Larson, Christopher Bowman, Ayrton Grim, and Ava Dutton.

Madison Campeau comes into the weekend with a healthy 199-point advantage over Kaden Wharff in the Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman ranks, with Caleb Bacon, Robert Noaker III, and Lucas Smalec the current top 5. The balance of the top 10 this year include Garrett Adams, Logan Adams, Thomas Schrage, Annie Rhule, and Connor Ferris.

One of the tighter battles is in the Kartsport North America Pro IAME Senior class, where Braden Eves has a 65-point edge over Brandon Jarsocrak. Not far behind are Brandon Lemke, Alexander Kardashian, and Jacob Donald, with Nick Landi, Jonathan Kotyk, Elliott Finlayson, Abbey McLaughlin, and Robby Seward completing the top 10. This will also be the final chance this season for drivers to vye for the $1,000 payday as the weekends overall top performer, with $500 going to second, and a set of Bridgestone Tires going to the third place overall finisher.

The Franklinkart.com Yamaha Junior class also has a similar gap in their standings, with 66 points separating points leader Pauly Massimino from Tyler Ferris. JP Southern sits third in the standings, with Spike Kohlbecker and Marina Walters rounding out the top 5. The balance of the top 10 include Colin Neal, Arie Venberg, Sam Paley, Alex Bertagnoli, and Emory Lyda.

The best battle of the weekend to watch will be in the IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman class, as Luca Mars has a mere 5-point edge over Connor Ferris, with Kaden Wharff, Caleb Bacon, and Zane Maloney the top 5. The remainder of the top 10 include Rylee Engel, Annie Rhule, Isabella Robusto, Madison Campeau, and Tyler Maxson. These drivers will also battle for a $500 to win payday for the weekends overall winner, with $250 going to second, and a set of Bridgestone tires to third.

The CRPRACING.com Mini Swift class has a 71-point gap between points leader Eli Trull and runner-up Jeremy Fletcher, with Caleb Gafrarar, Benjamin Maier, and Danny Dyszelski making up the top 5, while Sofia D’Arrigo, Elliot Cox, Christian Rutty, Miles Murray, and Nick Terlecki complete the top 10.

Pauly Massimino is one of two drivers coming into the weekend, leading points in 2 classes, including the Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior class, a 300-point gap over Lance Fenderson, with Myles Rowe, Max Peichel, and Spike Kohlbecker making up the current top 5. The balance of the top 10 include Connor Cass, Alex Bertagnoli, Tahlon Yockel, Gage Rodgers, and Ty Gibbs. Competitors in this class will run for a $500 payday, going to the weekends top overall performer, with $250 going to second, and third receiving a set of Bridgestone Tires.

The other driver in search of two titles will have to clearly be up on the wheel, as Braden Eves sports a slim 10-point edge over Brandon Lemke in the Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior class. Former champion Dakota Pesek currently sits third, with Nick Landi and Alexander Kardashian making up the top 5. The remaining balance of the top 10 are Derek Hughes, Jake Venberg, Brad Brittin, Killian Keaveny, and Patrick Healey.

Activities for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals get underway Thursday afternoon with parking, as well as a WKA Membership Meeting later in the day, on track property.

Friday will serve as an all-day practice day from 8:30am-5pm, with 2 full days of action starting both days at 7:30am, featuring 1 round of practice, qualifying, 2 heats, and a final each day.

Special thanks to Comet Kart Sales as the Official Fast Time Sponsor, and to Tillotson, who will again be giving away a generator to one lucky driver.

To view the weekend activities for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals, click here.       

Correction on Atlanta Class Winner

Correction on Atlanta Class Winner

CONCORD, NC- As a correction to the results posted Monday September 19 for the Atlanta Grand National event for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting, Robert Wimmer was the winner of the WT Troup sponsored Leopard Sprint class, with John Brown 2nd.

As a result, Wimmer joined the many other winners who hoisted a Grand National Eagle for the season finale. Our congratulations to Robert Wimmer on his Grand National winning effort.

Wheatley, Garland, and Fulks Families make Atlanta Grand National History

Wheatley, Garland, and Fulks Families make Atlanta Grand National History

CONCORD, NC- The inaugural appearance of World Karting Association at the ultra-modern Atlanta Motorsports Park for the series Grand National event found some monumental results in the season finale for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting.

Nestled in the small southern town of Dawsonville, Georgia, home to legendary Nascar Sprint Cup star Bill Elliott, as well as son Chase, who is running for Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year honors, the element of family was extended through the karting ranks, as competitors absolutely fell in love with the 2-mile course, which offers some of the most demanding hill climbs, with elevation changes of 86 feet within the 2-mile distance.

At the end of Day 1, winners of Grand National Eagles included the Father/Daughter duo of Stephen and Madison Wheatley, as well as a Father/Son combination of Robert and Rob Garland, not to mention a brother tandem of Randy and Rick Fulks. Not to be forgotten was Ryan Hatcher, the ONLY driver to secure 2 wins on Saturday.

The stories of some of these families was so wonderfully intertwined, with Randy Fulks taking the hotly contested 100cc Controlled win over bother Rick, with Joe Scavusso, Johnny Scavusso, and Lance Yunck completing the top 5. Well known for scores of wins and titles, not to mention a great personality, the Illinois Hall of Famer honored Cadet winner Madison Wheatley by giving her his race winning eagle, as Wheatley, a Local Option top dog in the Cadet Class, received a plaque for her winning efforts, thus sending the momentum of the weekend through the roof.

Fulks brother Rick, not to be denied the top shelf of the podium, took top honors in the KALL Racing Formula 100 class, topping Lance Yunck, Joe Scavusso, John Ellsworth, and Sean O’Shea.

For Stephen Wheatley, the weekend was complete with not only enjoying the success of his daughter Madison, but also securing the Animal Medium top honors on Saturday as well.

The final family duo found Robert Garland taking the Clone LO206 Heavy class, edging Wesley Thomason, Steve Johnson, and James Cartledge, while Rob Jr was the big winner in the Animal Heavy ranks, topping Steve Johnson.

As mentioned earlier, Ryan Hatcher was the only repeat winner of the day, first taking the CKI Yamaha Sportsman Medium class, besting Matt Michel, Tim Linthicum, Amanda Holewski, and David Lee.. Hatcher’s second win came later in the day in the Foster 4J Ranch Yamaha Medium Class, as he topped Lamar Hilliard and John Brown.

Michel’s second place run in the Yamaha Sportsman Medium class was as close as anyone else would get to 2 wins, as Michel took the Yamaha Sportsman Heavy Class over David Lee.

In other action, Blake Beattie topped Rob Hindery, Ben Thomason, and Stephen Wheatley in the Hoosier Racing Tire Animal Lite class, while Stephen Basham took down the field in the WT Racing Leopard Sprint class, topping Donald Nelson, Curtis Lee, Scott Taylor, and Jesse Holt.

Brian Fisher was the big winner in the Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda class, besting Stephen Flatt, Ben Everhart, David Harding, and Aamir Hyder, while Jamey Brown was the top dog in the West Texas Outlaws TaG Heavy class, topping Jean Brown, Emmitt Rodriguez, and Gary Sircy.  John Brown took the Matthai Material Handling 100cc Piston Port Class.

Day 2 activities were drowned out by Mother Nature. And while WKA changed their policy where competitors can run in the rain in Road Race, ultimately the call is at the discretion of the Race Director. Heavy rain left considerable ponding in critical areas of the track, forcing the decision to scrub the Day 2 activities. 

Here’s a look at some of the other weekend winners:

Cadet Local Option: Madison Wheatley

Clone LO206 Lite: James Cartledge

Vintage Limited Local Option: Robby Harper

WKA Sprint: Louie Magiera

Yamaha Sportsman Sprint: Dan Febboriello

Junior Enduro: Taylor Collins

Junior Animal Lite: Cole Peschang

Yamaha Sprint: Anthony Stiffler

B Stock: Allen Cox

Formula 125: Brian Wilhelm

Animal Limited Modified Local Option: Charles Wilbur

The final weekend of racing also secured yet another Manufacturers Championship Trophy for John and Wendy Klutz and the entire CKI staff, with an unofficial total of 41 victories this year in the 4 race program for Competition Karting Incorporated.

The next event for the Road Race program will be the annual return to Daytona International Speedway December 27-30 for Daytona KartWeek, with the Year End Awards Presentation slated for March, the same weekend as the Roebling Road National. That date, as well as the balance of the 2017 National Road Race Schedule is in the process of being finalized, and should be out shortly.

The 2017 Class Structure will be announced shortly as well.

Anyone wishing to reserve a garage for Daytona may contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or buddy@worldkarting.com.

On behalf of the World Karting Association, our sincerest thanks to all the competitors, sponsors, tracks, officials, families, and so many others for helping to put a great exclamation point on the 2016 season. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season, and look forward to seeing you at Daytona in December!!!!

Thursday Timeline for Atlanta Grand National Updated

Thursday Timeline for Atlanta Grand National Updated

CONCORD, NC- Due to a track rental, the Thursday timeline for Parking, Pit Pass Sales, and Registration for the Grand Nationals this weekend at Atlanta Motorsports Park for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting has been modified.

Competitors will be allowed to gain entrance to their parking area at 5pm instead of the original starting time of 3pm. Anyone showing up prior to 5pm, are welcome to stage in the North Paddock. At 5pm, competitors will then be guided to the South Paddock, which will serve as their pit parking for the weekend.

With the change on the front side of the time schedule, WKA Officials will remain on property until all customers that need parking or registration needs have been taken care of.

The time schedule for the balance of the weekend, beginning on Friday with a full day of practice, will remain unchanged, unless otherwise noted by the Race Director on site.

To view the weekend schedule, CLICK HERE.

Annual WKA Membership Meeting to be held at New Castle Event

Annual WKA Membership Meeting to be held at New Castle Event

CONCORD, NC- The annual WKA Membership Meeting will be held a little earlier this year than last, with the New Castle Motorsports Park facility serving as the setting for members of all series of racing to join the many officers and trustees available that weekend.

The meeting will take place Thursday September 22, which will serve as parking and load in day for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, with the precise location and time to be announced during the day.  

Members will have the opportunity to receive the most up to date status of the organization, as well as have the chance to ask questions and offer insight to their respective programs.

While the Membership Meeting will be held during a Mfg. Cup Series event, any members that are within reasonable driving distance to the New Castle location, are more than welcome to attend, including Gold Cup, Winter Cup, and Road Race Series members, along with any members not directly attached to any particular series.

The meeting is for the WKA Membership solely. Any current WKA Member wishing to partake in the meeting will be required to show his/her current WKA Membership Card upon entrance to the meeting.

National Road Race Titles on the Line in Atlanta

National Road Race Titles on the Line in Atlanta

CONCORD, NC - The long awaited anticipation of settling the national championships in the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting will come to a full boil September 16-18, as the national program will crown its 2016 champions at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia.

With the national series off since early June at Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia, anticipation to tackle the 2-mile course in Atlanta for national competitors is at an all-time high.

While many titles have pretty much been determined, there are still several that hang in the balance, including the Foster 4J Ranch sponsored Yamaha Medium class, where Lamar Hilliard holds a slim 15-point edge over David McCauley.

The Kion/Linde Forklifts Yamaha Heavy class finds Steve Gore atop the standings by 75, again over David McCauley, who will be chasing 2 titles that weekend. Walter Troup is leading the WT Racing Leopard Sprint class heading into the finale, holding a slim 22-point edge Robert Wimmer, with Quincy Smith still within striking distance as well.

Stephen Flatt comes into the weekend with an 80-point edge over Aamir Hyder in the Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda class, while Emmit Rodriguez looks to take down the West Texas Outlaws sponsored TaG Heavy group.

In the CKI Yamaha Sportsman Medium category, Matt Michel holds a solid lead over Michael Marr in the standings, while Jeff Standridge has a stranglehold on The Agile Group Unlimited class.

Travis Miller heads to Atlanta, sporting a sizeable lead over Lance Yunck in the KALL Racing/Millers Dynotime Racing Formula 100 class, while Rob Hindery leads Stephen Wheatley in the Hoosier Racing Tires Animal Lite category. Wheatley leads Quentin Hill by 45 tallies in the Animal Medium division.

In the Matthai Material Handling 100cc Piston Port class, William Morsberger holds the lead over Anthony Vacarro, while Duane Eberhart looks to extend his 55-point edge over Benjamin Eberhart in B Stock competition.

Here’s a look at the many other point leaders heading to Atlanta;

  • 100cc Controlled: Lance Yunck
  • Junior Animal Lite: Cole Peschang
  • Junior Animal Heavy: Cole Peschang
  • Animal Heavy: Steve Johnson
  • Clone LO206 Lite: Rob Hindery
  • Clone LO206 Heavy: Robert Garland
  • Junior Sprint: John Parker
  • Junior Enduro: Taylor Collins
  • Formula 125: Justin Sanders
  • 125 Sprint Shifter: Thomas Dupont
  • WKA Sprint: John Jezierski
  • Yamaha Sportsman Sprint: Dawn Magiera
  • Yamaha Sprint: Louie Magiera
  • Yamaha Sportsman Heavy: Matt Michel

In addition to these national classes running for their season ending championships, there will be several Local Option Classes available that weekend as well, including;

  • Open Sprint
  • TaG Junior
  • Cadet
  • Animal Limited Modified

These 4 classes will utilize the Final 1/Final 2 format.

Additionally, there are some Vintage classes available as well, including;

  • Vintage Euro
  • Vintage USA
  • Vintage Limited

Activities for the season ending Grand National event get underway Friday Sept 16 with a full day of practice, with 2 full days of racing Saturday and Sunday, practice beginning at 9am, with races kicking off at 11:15am both days.

To view the weekend schedule for the Grand Nationals,  click here, then scroll down to the Dawsonville, GA 'ENTRY FORM."

Pre Entry Deadline for Top Kart USA Grand Nationals Sept 14

Pre Entry Deadline for Top Kart USA Grand Nationals Sept 14

CONCORD, NC - The pre entry deadline for the season ending Top Kart USA Grand Nationals at New Castle Motorsports Park is quickly approaching. Competitors wishing to take advantage of the pre entry pricing have until Wednesday Sept 14, before At Track pricing kicks in.

The event, slated for Sept 23-25 will crown 8 new national champions, including:

  • Water for a Cause Kid Karts
  • Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman
  • KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior
  • FranklinKart.com Yamaha Junior
  • IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman
  • CRPRacing.com Mini Swift
  • Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior
  • Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior

All race winners will receive their Grand National Eagle at New Castle, with awards to honor the weekends overall champion, sponsored by Checkered Motorsports, presented as well.

Fast Time Awards will again be sponsored by Comet Kart Sales.

The entry blank is available in paper form to print out, or you can register online.

This will also be the final opportunity this season for competitors who meet the pre entry deadline to receive their FREE event tee shirt, available at the WKA Souvenir Trailer.

The event tee sports a new design for this monumental event. Check out the image of the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals Event Tee below.

To view the entry blank for the event click here.  To register for the race online, click here.

Top Kart USA Grand Nationals to Feature Same Track Configuration as July Race

Top Kart USA Grand Nationals to Feature Same Track Configuration as July Race

CONCORD, NC - Competitors anxious to make final preparations for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals Sept 23-25 at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana can now begin the process, as WKA Officials have announced the series will utilize the same configuration for the upcoming season finale as they did back in July for the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals.

The standard national track configuration will be the path of choice for competitors gearing up to challenge for their respective titles in the 8 national classes running that weekend.

Activities for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals get underway Friday with a full day of practice beginning at 8:30am. Action on both Saturday and Sunday will commence at 7:30am, with 1 round of practice, followed by qualifying, 2 rounds of heat races, and the final each day.

To view the event information, click here.  To register for the race online, click here.

Pre Entry Deadline For Atlanta Road Race Grand National Sept 6TH

PRE ENTRY DEADLINE FOR ATLANTA ROAD RACE GRAND NATIONAL SEPT 6TH

CONCORD, NC - Competitors wishing to finish their season out in the run for a national title are reminded that the Pre Entry deadline for the upcoming Grand Nationals for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting Specialties at Atlanta Motorsports Park is Tuesday September 6.

Once the deadline comes and goes, competitors will be charged the At Track Price for the event.

Additionally, as preparations continue for the event, WKA would like to make customers aware that there are no onsite food concessions. However, there are some local sandwich shops that are available near the facility.

Firehouse Subs

837 Hwy 400 S

Dawsonville, Georgia 30534

(706) 216-3988

 

Mary’s Bread Basket

71 Foothills Parkway

Marble Hill, Georgia 30148

(770) 893-1034

To view the entry info for the Atlanta Motorsports Park Grand National, click HERE.

Track Map for Kershaw Gold Cup Grand National Available

 

TRACK MAP FOR KERSHAW GOLD CUP GRAND NATIONAL AVAILABLE

CONCORD, NC - As announced recently, the finale for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series October 7-9 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina will have a little bit of a twist thrown in. Competitors in the hunt for their respective national titles will be running the GT Machine Grand Nationals in the opposite direction from what they have been accustomed to.

The path drivers will take for this event is not uncommon, as Carolina Motorsports Park Officials have run many local events with the same configuration, which is a bit quicker running clockwise than the traditional route.

As a result, the grid and tech area will also be shifted to accommodate the change in direction for the event.

Activities for the GT Machine Grand Nationals get underway Friday with a full day of practice at 8:30am. Later in the day, the Sportsman and Junior Pro Gas drivers will compete in their final Shootout races of the season, with $200 up for grabs to the winner, $100 for 2nd, and $50 for third, along with awards for the top 3. The Senior LO206 competitors will also have a Money Race Friday evening, with a 75% payback based on entry count.

A full day of racing gets underway at 8:30am both Saturday and Sunday, with 11 national titles on the line for 2016.

Be sure and click HERE to go to the Gold Cup Series page and view the entry blank, schedule info, as well as a copy of the track map.

KERSHAW GOLD CUP ENTRY BLANK NOW AVAILABLE

KERSHAW GOLD CUP ENTRY BLANK NOW AVAILABLE

Competitors looking for the final entry blank for the 2016 RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series can now view the entry information for the GT Machine Grand Nationals online. The series finale will be held at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina October 7-9, however, with an interesting twist, as competitors will run the sprint circuit in the opposite direction, thus throwing out the challenge to many who have never run the configuration other than the traditional course WKA has utilized in the past.

The weekends action will kick off with a full day of practice on Friday, followed by Shootout Races for the Sportsman and Junior Pro Gas Classes, as well as a Money Race for the Senior LO206 competitors.

The ultimate battle for the 11 national titles up for grabs will kick into full swing on Saturday, as competitors will actually be vying for 2 Eagles, one the traditional Grand National Eagle, the other being the eagle champions receive for winning the national title. Here’s a look at the classes fighting for the championships;

Coyote Motorsports/Jim’s Marine Senior Pro Gas Medium

Junior Pro Gas Lite

MattMillerRacing.com/Spooner General Contractor Sportsman Gas Lite

Briggs & Stratton/Inferno Racing Clutches Senior LO206 Heavy

Boon and Sons Kid Karts

Water Medic Junior LO206

Bordeaux Dyno Cams/Trackside Kart Supply Senior Pro Gas Heavy

L&A South Tire Sportsman LO206

Briggs & Stratton Junior Pro Gas Heavy

Briggs & Stratton Masters LO206 Senior

Brad’s Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Heavy

Fast Time Awards will once again be provided by Mikim Motorsports with Noram Clutches serving as Associate Sponsor for the weekends activities.

The battle for chassis supremacy will also be determined, with Arrow holding a commanding 11-win edge over Coyote 22-11, with Razor at 9, Ionic Edge and Comet Eagle with 6 wins, and MGM responsible for 1 win this season.

Action on Saturday and Sunday kick off with Practice at 8:30am, followed by qualifying, 1 heat race, and the main events. Podium presentations will follow each days activities with a new wave of 4 Cycle National Champions on the horizon.

New Castle Mfg Cup Online Registration and Entry Blank Now Available

NEW CASTLE MFG CUP ONLINE REGISTRATION AND ENTRY BLANK NOW AVAILABLE

CONCORD, NC - The battle for the coveted Grand National Eagle, as well as national championships, comes to a conclusion for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series in 1 month at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana, as the World Karting Association presents the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals September 23-25.

For those wishing to get a jump on the festivities, Entry Information is now available in both the online and paper entry form, affording customers the opportunity to sign up for the season ending event for the famed 2 Cycle Sprint Series.

8 national titles will be on the line, including battles in the following classes;

Water for a Cause Kid Karts

Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman

KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior

Franklinkart.com Yamaha Junior

IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman

CRPRACING.com Mini Swift

Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior

Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior

The battle for the Fast Time Awards will again be sponsored by Comet Kart Sales, with Checkered Motorsports sponsoring the awards for the weekends overall class champion.

The KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior class will battle for the final time this season for a $1,000 top prize, with $500 for second and a set of Bridgestone Tires for third, while the IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman and Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior classes will gun for a $500 payday, with $250 going to second, and a set of Bridgestone Tires for third.

Additionally, 1 lucky winner will again be chosen as the recipient for a Tillotson Portable Generator.

Activities for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals get underway with a full day of practice Friday, beginning at 8:30am, with practice, qualifying, 2 heat races, and a final making up the day’s activities on both Saturday and Sunday, beginning at 7:30am both days.

Be sure and browse the WKA web page for both the online and paper entry and event information.

Top Kart Takes Chassis Lead Heading to Grand Nationals

     Top Kart Takes Chassis Lead Heading to Grand Nationals

CONCORD, NC - The log jam at the top of the heap in the Manufacturers Chassis Standings on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series has broken up slightly, but with little to no breathing room for anyone, as the series returns back to New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals September 23-25, the race that will not only determine national champions in the 8 national classes offered, but also offer bragging rights to the winning chassis on the series for a year.

Following the Grand Products Nationals this past weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania, Top Kart, by virtue of 5 wins, broke the tie with Tony Kart, thus edging out to a 3-win lead with 1 national event remaining.

Additionally, all 5 wins for Top Kart came with different drivers at Pittsburgh;

Water for a Cause Kid Kart: Tristan Young

Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman: Madison Campeau

FranklinKart.com Yamaha Junior: JP Southern Jr, Tyler Ferris

Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior: Dakota Pesek

Tony Kart kept within striking distance for the finale, by securing 2 wins over the weekend, both in the Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior class with wins by Myles Rowe and Lance Fenderson.

FA Kart was a big mover, taking 4 wins over the weekend, led by Jacob Donalds 2 wins in the KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior class. Other wins for FA came with Braden Eves in the Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior class, while Garret Adams added his name to the list in the Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman class, thus moving FA to third in the overall standings, still with a shot at the title.

Benik Chassis also improved by 2 wins for the year with wins by Luca Mars in the IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman class.

Kosmic also checked in for 2 wins over the weekend, on the heels of Jeremy Fletchers sweep of the CRPRacing.com Mini Swift Class.

Praga was able to secure 1 win over the weekend as well, with Indy Ragans win in the Water for a Cause Kid Kart Class on Sunday.

With those results, here’s a look at the updated standings:

Top Kart: 13

Tony Kart: 10

FA: 8

Benik: 6

Merlin: 5

Praga: 5

Kosmic: 5

Comp Kart: 3

Birel: 3

Margay: 2

Fullerton, Parolin, Emmick, and Energy are tied with 1 win a piece.

If the results for the series in September net the same parity as it did in July at New Castle, Top Kart can look at the Pittsburgh event as the turning point for their season, as parity reigned supreme in Indiana, with 4 chassis’s enjoying 3 wins each, those being Top Kart, FA, Benik, and Kosmic. Birel and Comp Kart enjoyed 2 wins each, while Tony Kart hit a dry spell at the July event, unable to secure a win.

One thing is sure, much like some of the individual titles up for grabs in the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals, it won’t be a cakewalk.

Campeau Takes Home State National Win in Grand Products Nationals

Campeau Takes Home State National Win in Grand Products Nationals

CONCORD, NC - For the better part of the season on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, Madison Campeau has been on the 2nd step of the podium, standing as close to the winner on the podium as she was to the eventual winner at the stripe in 2 of 3 national series events this season, mere inches. After just missing out at both GoPro Motorplex to Robert Noaker III, and to Garrett Adams at New Castle Motorsports Park, Campeau never lifted when it came to her determination and willingness to take the next step.

This past weekend, the Gibsonia, Pennsylvania driver did just that, topping Garrett Adams in the Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman main event Saturday, claiming the home state win, not to mention her first career national event win in the Grand Products Nationals at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania.

Campeau’s success was just one part of a great weekend of action which witnessed Jacob Donald, Jeremy Fletcher, and Luca Mars take dual wins in race #4 of the 5 race national series, the finale coming next month, September 23-25 at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals.

Other winners included Tristan Young and Indy Ragan in Kid Kart competition, Garrett Adams in the Sunday version of the Yamaha Sportsman main, Myles Rowe and Lance Fenderson in Pro IAME Junior, Braden Eves and Dakota Pesek in Yamaha Senior action, and Tyler Ferris in Yamaha Junior. The other Yamaha Junior win went to JP Southern, competing in double duty, as the Pittsburgh big track played host to the Lucas Oil School of Racing, providing a challenging weekend of action for the Ohio driver.

The weekend of action began with Queen Creek, Arizona driver Tristan Young checking in for the Saturday win in the Water for a Cause Kid Kart class, topping Indy Ragan, Aubrey Adams, Austin Olds, and Dusty Larson. Ragan, the Eagle Lake, Minnesota driver, would get a little redemption, taking the Sunday main, with Olds improving to second, CJ Bowman checking in for third, while Aubrey Adams and Karsyn Walters completed the top 5. Young took the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time honors both days, while Ragan’s consistency netted the Minnesota driver the Overall Weekend Champion honors, sponsored by Checkered Motorsports.

Madison Campeau then took center stage for her lone win of the weekend in the Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman class, topping New Castle winner Garrett Adams, with brother Logan Adams, Caleb Bacon, and Thomas Schrage completing the top 5. In Sundays action, Garrett found his way back to victory lane, swapping positions with Campeau, with Logan Adams again claiming third, followed by Kaden Wharff and Bacon. With the front 3 very tight all weekend long, Campeau was able to snare the Checkered Motorsports Overall weekend top honors, while Logan Adams and Josh Warren claimed the respective Comet Kart Sales Fast Time Awards.

The trek to win the $1,000 top prize in the KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior class began with Jeannette, Pennsylvania’s Jacob Donalds win on Saturday, the first of 2 on the weekend. Donald edged out Brandon Jarsocrak, while Brandon Lemke, Braden Eves, and Alexander Kardashian made up the top 5. Donald returned on Sunday to make it a clean sweep of the $1,000 top prize, topping Kardashian, Jarsocrak, Eves, and Lemke. Eves and Lemke took the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time Awards, while Donald, in addition to the $1,000 top prize, also claimed the Checkered Motorsports Overall Champions Trophy.

Not to be outdone, Sewickley, PA’s Luca Mars laid claim to a pair of wins in the IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman class, topping Madison Campeau on Saturday, as Connor Ferris, Brent Crews, and Logan Adams made up the top 5. On Day 2, Mars paved the way for his $500 payday, topping Ferris, Crews, Gunner Bischoff, and Adams for a sweep of the weekends action, including the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time Award on Sunday, as well as the Checkered Motorsports Overall Weekend Champions Award. Connor Ferris snared the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time Award on Saturday.

As mentioned earlier, the weekend for Westlake, Ohio’s JP Southern was busier than usual, also competing in the Lucas Oil Racing School on the big circuit of the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The dual schedule did not prevent Southern from again placing his kart in victory lane in the FranklinKart.com Yamaha Junior class, taking the win over Tyler Ferris on Saturday, with Pauly Massimino, David Kalb Jr, and Arie Venberg making up the top 5. Ferris swapped spots with Southern on Sunday, laying claim to a win for the New Jersey driver, with Southern, Massimino, Brody Warren, and Marina Walters completing the top 5. Ferris also claimed the Checkered Motorsports Overall Weekend Champion top honors while Massimino and Vaughan Glace were the Comet Kart Sales top dogs.

The last of the double event winners came in the form of St. Cloud, Florida’s Jeremy Fletcher, sweeping the CRPRACING.com Mini Swift competition. On Saturday, Fletcher topped Eli Trull, Alex Powell, Danny Dyszelski, and Caleb Gafrarar, with Gafrarar nabbing the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time award. Fletcher roared back to take the Sunday main, with Gafrarar on his bumper this time, while Comet Kart Sales Fast Time winner Eli Trull came home third, followed by Frankie Iadevaia, and Dyszelski. For his efforts, Fletcher was also the Checkered Motorsports Overall Weekend Champion.

The Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior class found a pair of winners in the form of Myles Rowe and Lance Fenderson, with Rowe taking down the Saturday win over Pauly Massimino, Max Peichel, Fenderson, and Gage Rodgers, with Fenderson claiming the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time Award. Fenderson broke out of the gate quickest Sunday, taking the win over Rodgers, Massimino, Peichel, and Dalton Peak, while Rowe claimed the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time Award. Fenderson’s 1st and 4th also netted him the $500 top prize for the weekend, as well as the Checkered Motorsports Award as the Overall Weekend Champion.

Not to be left out, especially after a stellar performance at New Castle Motorsports Park in July, Gahanna, Ohio competitor Braden Eves came to life in the Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior Class, taking the Saturday win over Brandon Lemke, Alexander Kardashian, Nick Landi, and Derek Hughes, while Centreville, Ohio’s Dakota Pesek claimed the Sunday win, topping Eves, Lemke, Kardashian, and Hughes. Eves stole the Comet Kart Sales top qualifying honors both days, as well as the Checkered Motorsports Award as the weekends Overall Champion.

While the most wins tallied on the weekend equalled 2, Luca Mars broke the tie at the podium Sunday, winning the drawing for the Tillotson Portable Generator, making it a complete weekend for the Pennsylvania driver.

The series now shifts its attention to the run for the famed Grand National Eagle, as well as the ultimate national points titles, heading back to New Castle Motorsports Park September 23-25 for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals.

Entry Information for the event will be out this week.

Atlanta Grand National for Road Race Series Getting Close

Atlanta Grand National for Road Race Series Getting Close

CONCORD, NC - The final exclamation point to what has been one of the more interesting seasons for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting is nearing, as competitors prepare for the season ending Grand National event at the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia September 16-18.

With the season shortened to 4 races, and the June Summit Point event serving as the most recent event for the series, drivers are eager to tackle the 2 mile Atlanta layout, featuring 86 feet of elevation changes.

Drivers that have run the previous 3 races this season will be awarded 50 Bonus Points for running all 4 National Events this year. Additionally, 6 of 8 races in the Final 1/Final 2 classes are being counted this year in order to be eligible for year-end awards recognition and a shot at a national championship.

Entries are rolling in at a rapid pace, with the event expected to hit very large numbers. Activities for the Grand National event will get underway with parking slated for Thursday Sept 15 from 3-7pm. Pre Entry Pickup for the event that day will run from 4-6pm.

On Friday, the track will go hot with practice from 9am-4pm. Saturday and Sunday activities will get underway each day with the first race hitting the track at 9am for Group Practice, followed by the days first events.

To view the Track Map for Atlanta Motorsports Park, click here. Entry info and the weekend schedule is available by going to the Racing Series icon on the WKA site, clicking Road Race, then viewing the entry blank.

Reminder to Mfg Cup Competitors on Self Teching Sheet

Reminder to Mfg Cup Competitors on Self Teching Sheet

CONCORD, NC - At the beginning the 2016 season for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup season, competitors were introduced to a Self Teching Sheet, thus making things more convenient for the competitor, preventing the long lines at tech on a Thursday afternoon, and placing the responsibility of going through the checklist in the hands of the competitor and crew.

It is critical that this checklist is exhausted thoroughly before signing off, making 100% sure that your equipment is compliant with the rules set forth by the World Karting Association and the Manufacturers Cup Series. Additionally, please take a moment to help any new customers that may be parked near you, or help any other customers, making sure they have gone through the necessary checklist items, providing a safe atmosphere for your driver and others once they hit the track.

In an effort to ensure the procedures are being followed to the letter, WKA Tech Officials will be on the grid this weekend at Pittsburgh, spot checking karts, and available to answer any questions customers may have. Any karts that are not compliant with the checklist will not be allowed to practice until the necessary steps have been exhausted to ensure complete safety.

The Tech Sheet has been applauded by the vast percentage of customers in attendance, and will only continue if competitors and crew are 100% compliant with the rules set forth by WKA.

The World Karting Association greatly appreciates your attention to this matter, and wishes all of our customers a SAFE and fun weekend of racing this weekend at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in the Grand Products Nationals. 

08.15.2016 - Bridgestone Mfg Cup Series Prepares for Stop #4 this weekend in Pittsburgh

Bridgestone Mfg Cup Series Prepares for Stop #4 this weekend in Pittsburgh

CONCORD, NC- The challenges of the late summer heat will again place driver against machine this weekend as the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series preps for stop #4 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania for the Grand Products Nationals.

8 national classes will once again be in competition, as the Pittsburgh event will be the pivotal race in setting the stage for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals next month at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana.

Starting with the Water for a Cause Kid Kart Class, series points leader Indy Ragan from Eagle Lake, Minnesota, brings a 25-point lead into the Pitt event, with New Castle winner Prevail Perkins, as well as Jefferson, Ohio’s Dusty Larson primed and ready to challenge for yet another win. Naples, Florida’s Karsyn Walters will again make the long tow for the event, sitting third in the series standings, along with Terre Haute, Indiana driver Austin Olds, New Jersey’s Aubrey Adams, Arizona’s Tristan Young, and many more.

Pennsylvania product Madison Campeau sports a 74-point lead coming into her home track, more than ready to be on the front side of a close finish in the Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman Class. To date, Campeau, at both GoPro and New Castle, has missed the top step of the podium by mere inches. Indiana’s Kaden Wharff, along with Kingsport, Tennessee driver Caleb Bacon, New Jersey’s Connor Ferris, Indiana’s One- Two brother combo of Logan and Garrett Adams, as well as Thomas Schrage, Camrin Cass, Ryan Detlor, Sam Hinds, Annie Rhule, Joshua Warren, Riley Erickson, and many more will be on hand.

The KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior class will again be loaded for bear with $1,000 on the line to the overall weekend winner, $500 for second, and a set of Bridgestone Tires for third. Looking to feed off of his New Castle weekend success is Gahanna, Ohio’s Braden Eves, the current points leader in the class by 110 over Brandon Jarsocrak. Eagle, Wisconsin competitor Brandon Lemke will be on hand to challenge for the top prize this weekend, as well as Minnesota’s Alexander Kardashian, Pennsylvania’s Jacob Donald, New Jersey’s Nick Landi, Indiana’s Abbey McLaughlin, as well as Illinois’s Roberto Perez, Wisconsin’s Josh Hotz, Pittsburgh ace Rudy Agras, and a host of others.

The Franklinkart.com Yamaha Junior class will again be loaded for bear with Waxhaw, North Carolina driver Pauly Massimino bringing a commanding 126-point lead into the event over New Jersey’s Tyler Ferris. St. Louis competitor Spike Kohlbecker comes into the event third in the series standings, with New Castle winner JP Southern Jr, Ohio drivers Colin Neal and Marina Walters, as well as Lance Fenderson, Brody Warren, Ben Varner, Matt Mockabee, Ian Hornish, David Kalb Jr, and tons of others ready to do battle.

The IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman Class will be another to watch with Indiana driver Kaden Wharff leading New Jersey’s Connor Ferris by 31 tallies. Sewickley, Pennsylvania driver Luca Mars will be looking for the home state advantage, as well as Tennessee’s Caleb Bacon, Pittsburgh competitor Annie Rhule, as well as Thomas Schrage, Logan Adams, Brent Crews, Ashton Chilton, Ryan Detlor, Gunner Bischoff, Rylee Engel, and many more shooting for the $500 prize at the end of the weekend, with second receiving $250, and third getting a set of Bridgestone Tires.

In the CRPRACING.COM Mini Swift class, North Carolina’s Eli Trull comes into the event with a commanding 136-point lead over St. Cloud, Florida competitor Jeremy Fletcher. North Carolina’s Caleb Gafrarar will also be on hand, as well as Stevensville, Maryland driver Ben Maier, Baden, Pennsylvania driver Sofia D’Arrigo, York, South Carolina’s Danny Dyszelski, Sebastian NG, Christian Rutty, Hoyt Mohr, Miles Murray, and many more.

The Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior class this weekend will serve as the second class that North Carolina’s Pauly Massimino looks to maintain serve at the top of the heap. Massimino has distanced himself mightily over the rest of the field, with several competitors, including Connor Cass, Spike Kohlbecker, Jeremy Conklin, Ariana Gnad, Dalton Peak, Lance Fenderson, Tahlon Yockel, Tyler Ferris, Gage Rodgers, and many more shooting for the $500 top prize for the weekend, with $250 going to second, and a set of Bridgestone Tires to third.

The Fullerton Karts USA Yamaha Senior class may also be one of the more interesting battles to watch as well, as the battle within the top 5 is a good one. While Wisconsin’s Brandon Lemke sports a 45-point lead over Ohio‘s Braden Eves, the gap from Eves back to Ohio’s Dakota Pesek is just 10, with New Jersey’s Nick Landi just another 5 points back from there. Others to battle this weekend include Ohio’s Derek Hughes, New Jersey’s Patrick Healey, Minnesota’s Alexander Kardashian, Trevor Delong, Alexis Rhule, and many more.

The individual points battles are but one of the many battles to watch this weekend, as a great battle has developed between Tony Kart and Top Kart, with both Chassis Manufacturers knotted up at 8 wins apiece. Merlin isn’t far behind with 5 wins, while PRAGA, FA, and Benik are tied at 4. Here’s a look at the updated Chassis Standings:

Tony Kart: 8

Top Kart: 8

Merlin: 5

PRAGA: 4

FA: 4

Benik: 4

Comp Kart: 3

Birel: 3

Kosmic: 3

Margay: 2

Fullerton, Parolin, Emmick, and Energy all have 1 win this season.

All competitors will be shooting for the first prize of the weekend, which will be the Fast Time Award, presented by Comet Kart Sales. On the backside of the weekend, in addition to the top 3 receiving awards, the weekends overall winner in all 8 classes will be receiving an additional award as the weekends overall champion, presented by Checkered Motorsports.

The Champions Flags will again be on display this weekend, presented by New Jersey Sprint Series.

And 1 lucky competitor will also be walking away with a brand new Tillotson Generator, which will be announced at the Sunday Podium Presentations. At the New Castle event, Old Bridge, New Jersey driver Nick Landi was the lucky recipient.

The track will go hot each day at 8am, Friday through Sunday, with the same format as usual, full day of Friday practice, with practice, qualifying, 2 heats races, and the final determining the outcome each day on Saturday and Sunday.

To view the weekend schedule for the Grand Products Nationals, click here.

08.11.2016 - New WKA Website Debuts

New WKA Website Debuts

CONCORD, NC - Following some unfortunate technical issues, the newest version of the WKA website is up and running. As is the case with any new or updated website, there are changes and modifications that make a customer's previous navigational path a little different, taking some time to get adjusted.

Please take some time to browse through the new site and provide any feedback to the WKA Office staff members that you feel will help make your journey through the site even more customer friendly.

Our sincerest apologies to our loyal customers for any inconvenience this may have caused during the reparation period.