With karting across the United States halted due to COVID-19, teams, competitors, series, organizations, mechanics, team owners and more jumped on the sim racing bandwagon and now it is the World Karting Association’s turn. Set for their first event this evening, the A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Racing Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment will go green at the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway as competitors compete on the ROVAL tonight!
“This is our first attempt at online racing but so far, everything has been relatively smooth,” explained WKA President Kevin Williams. “We have decided to utilize the iRacing platform and the Skip Barber race car as when our karters advance through the ranks and into open wheel equipment, this will be one of the first options that they are presented. The iRacing platform is reliable and very popular, and because of this decision, we have been able to sell out at a total of 40 entries.”
Event Fast Facts:
What: A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Racing Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment
When: Tonight – Broadcast Start: 8:15pm EDT – Qualifying Start: 8:20pm EDT
Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL
Watch: Live Stream by iRacing Official Broadcast Company Apex Racing TV
– YouTube – www.youtube.com/watch?v=v__ClJOkjjI
– Twitch – www.twitch.tv/worldkartingassn
– WKA Facebook Page
Who: Entry List – Click HERE
Round 1 Prizes:
Pole Position Winner – $25 Cash from Louie’s P&R Italian Market and Deli in Southern Illinois
1st – WD40 and $25 Cash, 2nd – 219 or 35 Chain, 3rd – Spark Plugs
Williams continued, “We welcome Louie’s P&R to our partner list as they will provide $25 cash each week to the pole position winner and race winner. Thank you for your support.”
Remainder of 2020 eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment Schedule:
May 4 – Race 2 – Daytona International Speedway Road Course
May 11 – Race 3 – Road America
May 18 – Race 4 – Sebring International Raceway
May 25 – Race 5 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Weekly Prizes provided by A-Maxx Racing, Fast Kart Supply, and Louie’s P&R Italian Market and Deli
The A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment will run a twenty-minute open practice for all competitors, five-minute qualifying and a main event where laps will be calculated by course distance. Competitors are free to practice throughout the week leading up to the race day as much or as little as they like.
Series Champion Prizes:
Champion – Arrive and Drive Package for Daytona Kartweek 2020 (chassis and support, no motor), provided by A-Maxx Racing and Intrepid USA, plus an entry for the event, provided by WKA and $50 cash
Vice Champion – 2020 WKA Daytona Kartweek Entry, provided by WKA and $30 cash
Third – One-set of Bridgestone Tires provided by Grand Products and $20 cash
Cash prizes provided by the Bennett Family
Races will be officiated and broadcasted on both the WKA Facebook page and via iRacing as well as WKA’s newest social media platform, Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/worldkartingassn
About A-Maxx Racing: As the official importer of Intrepid Racing Chassis in the USA, A-Maxx Racing offers a full line of Karts, Parts, Tires, and Service, both at the Track and at the Shop.
Intrepid offers a full line of amazing products from Kid Karts to 100cc chassis to the potent KZ shifter kart. Additionally, Intrepid has built, produced and properly priced the FK4 206 chassis specifically for the Briggs & Stratton 206 kart racing market. Intrepid Kart dealer inquires and race team opportunities can be sent to Intrepid Kart USA at firstname.lastname@example.org, or through their Facebook Page @IntrepidKartUSA.
About Summit Racing Equipment: Summit Racing Equipment has been the World’s Speed Shop® for over 50 years! As the world’s largest e-commerce, mail order, and retailer of performance automotive parts and accessories, Summit Racing has a huge selection of parts in stock from over 1,500 manufacturers, plus restoration parts, shop tools, paint and bodywork supplies, and much more. Customers enjoy no-hassle special ordering, fast ground service shipping to most areas of the country, and same-day shipping on in-stock items. Summit Racing has the industry’s top-rated customer service and a full-time technical department to answer your questions. With headquarters in Tallmadge, Ohio, Summit operates distribution and retail stores in Tallmadge, Sparks, NV, McDonough, GA, and Arlington, TX. For more information visit www.summitracing.com.
About Fast Kart Supply: Fast Kart Supply is a MD based company with a dedication to the sport of karting. No matter if you are just getting started or have many titles to your name, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere from the FKS staff. We promote camaraderie, helpfulness, the pursuit of performance, and an enriching environment for the kids of karting. Home to multiple National Champions, Fast Kart Supply offers all the basic karting necessities, as well as the Top Kart Chassis Brand, Beta Tools, and is the manufacturer of the best 3-D Printed Rain Hoods for popular Karting Engines. Learn more about Fast Kart Supply from their website, www.fastkartsupply.com or visit their Facebook page @FastKartSupply
About REV Branding: Right order, right price and right delivery: We source the branded products you need for events, promotions, campaigns and employee engagement and get it fast, just the way you need it. From trendy gadgets and Team Apparel, to classic awards and keepsakes, we produce the products you want at a quality you’ll be happy with to promote your brand. Always at your service, visit www.REVBranding.com to learn how we can source YOUR SWAG.
About Louie’s P&R Italian Market and Deli, Herrin, Illinois: Established in the late 1890s, this community fixture was originally named D&R Market after principle stockholders Frank Detomasi and Ernest Ruggeri. The store was renamed P&R in 1950 when Detomasi sold his share to Charlie Parigi.
In 1957, Louie Gualdoni became the owner, and the store took on the current name – Louie’s P&R. Louie’s son Tony and wife Alisa own and operate the deli today. The name has remained the same, but the store has undergone a complete transformation. Customers can still get the finest Italian sausages, salameats, and other Italian favorites. Now, they can also order freshly made sandwiches to go or eat in the store’s dining area, equipped with free wi-fi.
Come see why Louie’s P&R has been Southern Illinois’ premier Italian tradition for more than 120 years. Find them on Facebook @LouiesPandR.