Latest Meeting Minutes Posted

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CONCORD, NC -  The latest conference call meeting minutes have been posted to the WKA website.  Click the button below to be taken to the minutes from the February 13th call.

Parking Information for Upcoming Manufacturer's Cup Race at GoPro Motorplex

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CONCORD, NC- As we get geared up for the upcoming Manufacturers Cup race at GoPro Motorplex, March 23-25,2018 we wanted to clarify Pit Parking.

Due to the limited parking in the pit area, there will be no RV/camper parking in the pit area. Camping will be located on the outside of the gated area.

Please refer to the Parking Map for your pit selections. If you have special parking request, we will try to honor them as much as possible. Payment is required at time of reservation.

Road Race Awards Banquet RSVP Deadline Approaching

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CONCORD, NC - We are only three short weeks away from the upcoming Roebling Road Nationals, March 9th-11th. We will kick off the weekend honoring the 2017 National Road Race Champions with the Awards Banquet, following Fridays practice.

Reservations must be made and received in the WKA office by Friday March 2nd, 2018. The Reservation form can be found on the WKA website or by clicking HERE.

We look forward to a fun weekend of racing with the Southern Kart Club and honoring our 2017 National Road Race Champions!

REGISTRATION FOR MAN CUP AT GOPRO MOTORPLEX NOW AVAILABLE

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CONCORD, NC - The online and paper entry blank is now available for the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, March 23rd-25th, 2018.

When registering online you may notice a new registration system. The new system will stream line the registration process moving forward, allowing each driver the ability to save their information for future transactions, so you do not have to enter your information in each time when registering for an event.
The new system will also sync with the new barcoding scanning system for tires, engine and chassis seals, that will be implemented at the GoPro event and throughout the remainder of the 2018 season.

All mail in Pre-Entries must be received in the office by Wednesday March 14th, 2018. On-line registration ends at midnight March 14th.  At track registration is an additional $100 per class.

Follow the buttons below to view each document/link:

Online Registration

Entry Blank

Entry List

Schedule

 

2017 WKA Road Race Series Awards Banquet Form Now Available

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CONCORD, NC- Road Racers the reservation form for the 2017 Nation Road Race Series Award Banquet is now available on the WKA website. The Banquet will be held Friday night, March 9th, 2018, following practice at Roebling Road. The buffet style banquet will be held at the Bloomingdale Community Center located at 202 E. Moore Street, Bloomingdale, GA 31302.

Doors will open at 7:00 pm, Dinner will begin at 7:30pm and the Awards Ceremony at 8:00pm.

We look forward to celebrating and honoring our champions and the racers who have supported our series in 2017.

To make sure you qualify for year-end awards, please refer to rule 802.1 in the 2017 Tech Manual.

Please fax, scan and email or mail in your reservation form to Marie at WKA office by Friday March 2nd, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND PRINT THE FORM

2018 SHOWS A GOOD START FOR CKI CHASSIS

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CONCORD, NC –The VEGA Tire National Road Race series presented by VEGA, starting at Daytona International Speedway during WKA KartWeek, saw a total of 19 different chassis represented at the race event.

With an available 44 (F1 & F2) first place slots up for grabs Competition Karting Incorporated (CKI) of Welcome, NC captured 17 of them.

Second place belonged to Elite with 4 wins posted.   Margay and CRG shared 3rd place with 3 wins each followed by ItalKart taking 4th place.

Chassis competition continues with the series heading to Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, GA on March 9th -11th.

2017 WKA National Road Race Series Award Banquet

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CONCORD, NC- Road Racers mark your calendars. The 2017 National Road Race Series Award Banquet will be held Friday night, March 9th, 2018.  The buffet style banquet will be held at the Bloomingdale Community Center located at 202 E. Moore Street, Bloomingdale, GA 31302.

RSVP form and more detailed information to follow within the next few days!

January Conference Call Minutes Posted

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CONCORD, NC - The most recent board of trustees conference call meeting minutes have now been posted on the WKA website.  To read them, click the button below. 

SKC Registration for 2nd Event of Road Race Series is Open

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CONCORD, NC - We are pleased to announce that SKC has opened Registration for the second event of our Road Race Series.   The race event takes place March 9th – 11th at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, GA.
 
Southern Kart Club is ready for the event and is more than prepared to welcome the
Karting community for what will be an enjoyable, competitive weekend.  
 
For on-line registration please go to www.motorsportreg.com    Paper pre-entries are also available and can be printed from www.southernkartclub.comwebsite or www.worldkarting.com . Instructions for mailing paper entries is on the Pre-Entry form.
 
As always, groups and tracks that participate in the WKA insurance and wristband program are more than welcome to promote their upcoming events on the WKA website.   Please feel free to contact Marie Borsuk at marie@worldkarting.com
 
We look forward to seeing you at Roebling Road Raceway!

WKA Elevates the Kid Kart Category as a Man Cup National Class for 2018

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Popular Program Gets Immediately Added to the National Class Structure for 2018

CONCORD, NC - Responding to Member comments and requests to bring back the popular Kid Kart Category back to the National Scene, the WKA Board of Trustees recently responded to member requests by voting the class back into the WKA Bridgestone Man Cup as a National Class at their recent meeting.

“One of the many strengths of WKA has always been that we have a place in the organization for everyone,” stated WKA President John Ferris, “And when the participants in the Kid Kart Class expressed that they had nowhere to gain experience on a national level, the Trustees heard, understood and responded to that call.  The system our organization was founded on worked, and these important members were heard.”

The popular category for aspiring young drivers will be added to the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup class list immediately, and entries for the upcoming event at the popular GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, scheduled for March 23-25, 2018. 

Tech Regulations are as printed in the 2018 WKA Technical Manual, 214.1 KID KART.  Legal fuel will be the same as all other classes, Sunoco 110, mixed with Redline Oil, 8-oz., per gallon.

Entry forms and additional information is available by following the Series Link to the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series on the WKA website, www.WorldKarting.com

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

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CONCORD, NC- The WKA Board of Trustees and Executive Committee is pleased to announce the addition of the two newly elected members to the Board of Trustees along with their 2 and 4 cycle representatives.

District 1

Trustee: Chris Kardashian

2-Cycle Rep: Jim Russel Jr.

4-Cycle Rep: Chris Sliden

 

District 10

Trustee: Art Verlengiere

2-Cycle Rep: Lloyd Mack

4-Cycle Rep: Rod Verlengiere

 

We would like to thank all of you who expressed an interest in serving on the board of trustees and also those who voted in the election.  

 

A Few Daytona KARTWEEK Reminders

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CONCORD, NC - With the Daytona event just around the corner, we wanted to remind our members about a few items that have changed since last year and about some that need emphasizing: 

  1. All pets are required to be on a leash when in the pits and paddock area -- absolutely no pets allowed at anytime in any hot grid area's (Man-Cup -- Speedway Dirt -- Road Race)
  2. Sunoco 110 is the spec fuel for all gasoline spec fuel classes for two and four cycle -- this includes Man-Cup and Road Race
  3. For the Man-Cup series, the required mixing ratio is 8 ounces per gallon for all two cycle classes
  4. RUNNING ENGINES WHILE KART IS ON STAND:   Engines may only be run on kart stands in their assigned pit areas. They may not be run on the stand outside of the assigned pit area or while being rolled through the pits. Engines may be started on the grid when the karts are on the ground and the grid steward gives permission. This will be about one minute before the karts are allowed on the track.
  5. WKA MEMBERS ONLY IN TECH AREA:   All persons present in the engine tech area must be WKA members.
  6. Participants are reminded about 618.8 -- auxiliary carb return spring -- this is an important safety item -- please review -- this is a post tech item
  7. ENGINE TAGGING -- All engines running in the WKA Man-Cup competition must be sealed using the official WKA engine seal. Any modification, tampering or attempt to violate the spirit and intent of the engine tagging system will result in immediate disqualification. Said infraction will be reported to the board of Trustees and may results in further disciplinary action. All bolts and nuts involved in the sealing process must be thru drilled. Holes should be 3/32” minimum in diameter and should be de-burred or chamfered on the edges to avoid damage to the wire sealing device. The wire must pass through BOTH sides of the nut or bolts being used.
  • X30 Sr -- thru two head bolts
  • X30 Jr -- two head bolts and header strap
  • Micro Swift--head bolt and header nut
  • Mini Swift -- thru one head nut and opening in a fin
  • Yamaha -- two head bolts and muffler strap

(See photo's on page 87 of the new 2018 WKA Tech Manual)

8. 609.6.1 SPARK PLUGS -- X30 -- Allowable spark plugs -- NGK R6252K-105 --and-- NGK R6254E-105

  • For declared rain events -- NGK B10EG -- and-- NGK BR10EG may also be used 
  • This applies to sprint and road race

9. TAG ENGINE NOTES:  (E1)   IAME X30 no holes in clutch drum allowed

10. 214.6 IAME JUNIOR    spec restricted header is 26mm (changed from 2017 season)

11. Chassis tech sheet must be completed and turned in to obtain chassis seal PRIOR to entering the track -- this included having all four kart numbers in place -->> violation will be loss of one practice round

12. All divisions --> sprint -- speedway dirt -- road race ---> All bolt on ballast must be painted white and must be double nutted or safety clipped

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE FOR MANUFACTURER'S CUP AT #KARTWEEK IS DEC 17

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CONCORD, NC - The entry Deadline for the Margay Sprint Nationals Manufacturer's Cup event is this Sunday, December 17th. This is the first time we are doing the race tire distribution.
Please help us out by Pre Registering so we can get a accurate tire count and also save yourself $100.00 at the track. No exceptions will be made after the December 17th deadline.

TO ENTER ONLINE, CLICK HERE.
TO FAX IN YOUR PAPER BLANK (704)455-1609, CLICK HERE.

We look forward to seeing you all at the speedway for #KARTWEEK!

LAST DAY FOR #KARTWEEK ROAD RACE PRE-ENTRY

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CONCORD, NC - Today is the last day to have your pre-entries into the WKA office for the Vega Road Racing event at Daytona International Speedway.  If you would like to enter, please fax (704) 455-1609.  The entry blank can be viewed and printed by clicking the button below.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the speedway for #KartWeek!

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Clarifying Class Age Structure for Manufacturer's Cup 2018 Season

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CONCORD, NC - Clarifying yesterday's announcement regarding Class Age Structure for the 2018 Manufacturer Cup Classes, starting with the Daytona event in a couple weeks, WKA Officials recognized that some of the terminology in the announcement and on the WKA website at the time of the announcement was inconsistent with the 2018 WKA Technical Manual.   Officially, as of this release, the printed 2018 WKA Technical Manual has the most recent and correct guidance for Age Regulations and we have also listed it below for each class.

MANUFACTURERS CUP SERIES CLASSES

214.1 KID KARTS – (DEMO CLASS)

DRIVER REQ; Attained age of 5 through 7

214.2 MICRO SWIFT

DRIVER REQ: Age 7 through 10

214.3 YAMAHA SPORTSMAN

DRIVER REQ: Age 7 through 12

214.4 MINI SWIFT SPORTSMAN

DRIVER REQ: Age 8 through 12

214.5 YAMAHA JUNIOR

DRIVER REQ: Age 12 through 15

214.6 IAME JUNIOR

DRIVER REQ: Age 12 through 15

214.7 YAMAHA SENIOR

DRIVER REQ: Age 15 and older

214.8 IAME SENIOR

DRIVER REQ: Age 15 and older

214.9 KA SENIOR

DRIVER REQUIREMENT: Age 15 and older

WKA apologizes for any confusion yesterday's announcement has caused.  Please feel free to contact the WKA Office should you need further clarification, 704-455-1606, or fax 704-455-1609.  

Thank you for your understanding.  See you in Daytona for #KartWeek

2018 MANUFACTURER'S CUP CLASS KART NUMBERING SYSTEM

Micro Swift: 2 digits

Mini Swift : 100's

Iame Junior: 700's

Iame Senior: 300's

Yamaha Sportsman: 500's

Yamaha Junior: 600's

Yamaha Senior: 800's

KA Senior: 900's

#KartWeek Selfie Contest

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CONCORD, NC - WKA, with the help of REV BRANDING announces the start of a Daytona #KartWeek Facebook contest to get the engines running for this special week of racing.  Here are 5 points on how the contest works:

1) The top 5 best selfies (determined by the most likes & shares combined) using the #KartWeek hashtag AND tagging World Karting Association on FB will get a FREE custom REV Branding WKA JACKET!

2) The DEADLINE is 6pm on 12/29/17 and is open to everyone.

3) You can take selfies of you prepping for #KartWeek, racing at KartWeek or something else KartWeek related that others will enjoy and allow you to receive many likes and shares. You can use the custom selfie frame provided by WKA or not---your choice.

4) The 5 winners will be announced shortly after at 6pm on December 29th via social media.

5) The custom jackets will be at KartWeek and you will be able to take them home from Daytona International Speedway.

Let's crank up the noise and excitement for #KARTWEEK on social media! 

Here is a sneak peak of the custom jacket:

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Here is a photo of the FB selfie frame, if you would like to use it:

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2018 WKA Tech Manual Now Available

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CONCORD, NC - The 2018 WKA Tech Manual is now available.  To place your order, please contact the WKA office at 704-455-1606.  Here is a sneak peak of the cover...

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2017 Daytona Dirt World Entry Blank is Now Available

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CONCORD, NC- The WKA would like to thank everyone for their patience in waiting on the Daytona Dirt World Dirt Entry sponsored by Vega Tires . The entry blank is now available. We look forward to seeing you at the newly improved flat track at Daytona International Speedway starting Wednesday December 27th, 2017!

CLICK HERE for the Entry Blank

CLICK HERE to view the Event Schedule

CLICK HERE to view the Purses

CLICK HERE to view the Class Specs

Trailer storage available after Daytona KartWeek at Roebling Road Raceway

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CONCORD, NC- WKA would like to thank Roebling Road Raceway for extending the offer to our racers and making available trailer storage at their facility in Bloomingdale, GA. Interested racers may drop their trailer off for storage on the way home from Daytona KartWeek. Trailers can be stored until WKA’s next Road Racing event at Roebling Road on March 9th, 2018.

We ask that you kindly contact Jack Abbott with Roebling Road with any questions and to make arrangements at (912) 247-0472. A Storage fee of $30 applies, along with an agreement of release that must be signed.