WKA ANNOUNCES SUMMIT RACING GIFT CARD CONTEST

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CONCORD, NC - WKA is excited for the  Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23 and to prove it, Summit Racing Equipment has supplied us with fifteen $50 gift cards we will be giving away as part of a social media contest. The contest will highlight our karting community's anticipation for the big event and will run from Friday, June 14th until Saturday June 22nd at 6pm EST.

HOW TO WIN
For an entry in the contest, complete the following options as many times as you like (more posts=more entries):

FACEBOOK (3 Steps)
1) Click 'update' on your profile photo.  Click 'Add frame' and search for #CMSKARTINGCHALLENGE. Select the frame and update your profile photo with the frame.
2) Mention @WKAkarting in a post of you preparing for, racing in or hanging out at the race. If you don't mention @WKAkarting, we won't see the post, so remember to mention us!
3) Use the hashtag #CMSKARTINGCHALLENGE in your post.

INSTAGRAM (2 Steps)
1) Mention @WKA_karting in a post of you preparing for, racing in or hanging out at the race. If you don't mention @WKA_karting, we won't see the post, so remember to mention us!
2) Use the hashtag #CMSKARTINGCHALLENGE in your post. 

The 15 winners of the Summit Racing Equipment gift cards will be chosen ad random.  The more posts you make with the required mention and hashtag, the bigger your chance of winning a gift card.  Winners will be announced via social media the night of Saturday, June 22nd and you will be able to pick up your gift card from the WKA trailer on Sunday, June 23rd.

If you haven't already, give a like and a follow to Summit Racing Equipment on FB: @SummitRacingEquipment and on Instagram: @SummitRacing to say thanks for supporting WKA and karting!
 

GOOD LUCK!


About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

To view your race series' information regarding the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, click the links below:

Vega Road Racing Series

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series

Maxxis Speedway Dirt Race

Gate 26 Tunnel To Remain Open for the Entire WKA Event at Charlotte Unrestricted Access Available All Weekend for WKA Racers

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CONCORD, NC - In an EXCITING UPDATE for access into and out of Charlotte Motor Speedway, WKA and Speedway Officials have sorted out the pending construction projects at the Speedway, rescheduling the work to the days AFTER the WKA Karting Challenge, allowing access to the Gate 26 Tunnel all weekend.

“This is a perfect example of all parties rolling up their sleeves to solve an important issue,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “The team at the Speedway has been amazing to work with on all aspects of our event there, and we are all very pleased that this access issue has been resolved for all our racers, sponsors, and staff.”

Staging and move-in maps are available on the pages of both the Vega Tires Road Race Series and the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at www.worldkarting.com or by clicking your series button below.

Registration, Hotel Booking and additional Information for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 20-23 are available now at www.worldkarting.com or by clicking your series button below.

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and now the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

To view your race series' information regarding the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, click the links below:

Vega Road Racing Series

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series

Maxxis Speedway Dirt Race

WKA Road Racing Receives New Sponsor for Charlotte New Pre-Entry Program Awards $500 Gift Cards to the Racers

As excitement continues to build for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, WKA is pleased to welcome yet another new sponsor program for Pre-Registered Road Racers, thanks to long time Racers and WKA Members, Tim and Betsy Wilkerson.

For the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC, all Road Racers who pre-registered by the pre-registration deadline will be entered into a drawing where one lucky Road Racer will win a $500 Visa Gift Card at Saturday’s Driver’s Meeting, then another at Sunday’s Drivers Meeting. 

“Further proof that the Family of Motorsports supports the participants on many levels.” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “We are so thrilled that that theme continues in Karting with this new program for our Road Racers.  We can’t thank the Wilkersons enough for their generosity, which goes directly to the Road Racers.”

“I have been in motorsports all my life,” stated Sponsor Tim Wilkerson, “and I support those that support racers.  WKA is going in the right direction for the benefit of the Karters with their continued improvements in membership programs, and their willingness to work with all the other organizations to benefit the sport.”

Registration, Hotel Booking and additional Information for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 20-23 are available now at www.worldkarting.com


About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and now the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA ANNOUNCES PRE ENTRY PROGRAM FOR MANUFACTURERS CUP COMPETITORS

“Cash prizes to be handed out during drivers meeting as WKA gives back to their customers” 

June 6, 2019 – June 5, 2019 – With the much-anticipated World Karting Association (WKA) events in Charlotte, North Carolina over the June 21-23 weekend, series officials are sweetening the pot for Manufacturers Cup competitors that pre-enter for the Charlotte Karting Challenge. Beginning in Charlotte and continuing for the remainder of the 2019 season, WKA will award cash prizes at the weekend driver’s meeting to one lucky random draw winner.

 

"We realize there is a ton of sprint racing the weekends before our Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge event, compressing the racers' time restraints," stated WKA President Kevin Williams. "With the ROK Cup USA event last weekend, GoPro Karting Challenge this weekend in Mooresville, North Carolina, USPKS next weekend, then the WKA Charlotte event the following weekend, we wanted to give something back to the racers."

 

“I tested the track in the early planning stages,” stated Eric Jones of IAME East, who as also kicked in a $200 credit towards IAME products from IAME USA East. “I’m excited about the great, safe racing this new venue will produce for the karters.”

 

Program Overview

·       All WKA Manufacturers Cup pre-entries, beginning with the Charlotte event, and again at each Manufactures Cup event for the remainder of the 2019 season, will have their names entered into a random drawing if they meet the pre-entry deadline. One lucky winner will be awarded a cash prize at the weekend’s driver’s meeting.

 

Prize Overview

·       $500 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 50 pre-entries

·       $750 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 51 to 75 pre-entries

·       $1000 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 76 to 100 pre-entries

·       $1250 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 101 or more pre-entries

 

In a separate drawing, IAME East and Eric Jones have also donated a $200 IAME product credit that will be awarded during the driver’s meeting.

 

To launch the new program, and only for the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, late registration fees will be waived, however, to qualify for the drawing, pre-entries must be received into the WKA offices by Noon (EDT) time on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

 

For drivers in the Carolinas or surrounding states that are waiting to see what the weather will be, look to build off momentum from upcoming races or just on the fence about coming to the event, the removal of the late fees will open the doors to several of these racers.

 

Williams added, “We are set for a one of a kind event that you won’t want to miss. Entries have steadily been coming into our offices and we are in the final stages of planning and preparation. Personally, I cannot wait to get to North Carolina and get the weekend started.”

About World Karting Association: The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com or www.worldkarting.com.

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Summit Racing Equipment Provides Support to WKA Racers Program Launch at Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge

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CONCORD, NC - The World Karting Association and Summit Racing Equipment inked a deal today to support WKA Karters starting with the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC.  In a new program that rewards Karters with product discounts and gift cards, Summit Racing Equipment will offer thousands of dollars of product and apparel for Karters bearing the Summit Racing Equipment decals on their karts during the event.

“WKA is constantly looking to improve its membership benefits,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “Since our racers are also great car people, the relationship with Summit Racing Equipment and their generosity towards the racers was a no-brainer.”

In the new program, every racer who enters the Karting Challenge in Concord, NC, will receive a Summit Racing Equipment Tool book with an exclusive limited-time 10% discount on almost anything at Summit Racing Equipment as well as a Summit cap.  Additionally, $50 Summit Gift Cards will be given in a contingency program to be announced closer to the event, for Karters with Summit decals predominantly displayed on their karts.

“We’re excited to partner with the WKA to support its racers,” said Al Noe, Summit Racing Equipment’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are always looking for new opportunities to grow and support the racing community.”
Keep following www.worldkarting.com for further announcements and details detailing the Summit Racing Equipment Contingency Program.

Registration, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC, June 20-23 are available now at www.worldkarting.com

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and now the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

To view your race series' information regarding the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, click the links below:

Vega Road Racing Series

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series

Maxxis Speedway Dirt Race

WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge Registration Available for WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup

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CONCORD, NC - Marking just past the mid-way point of the 2019 Competition Year, WKA opens Registration for the next stop of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.

Utilizing a portion of the famed Roval, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup racers will compete on an entirely new configuration for Round 4 of the 2019 campaign.

“We’ve heard from so many sprint racers, excited to take on this new track, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this to them.” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “Then Karters can say they raced the famed Charlotte Roval.  How cool is that?”

Registration, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23, are available now on the Manufacturers Cup Series page on www.worldkarting.com

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and now the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Entries Available for Charlotte Dirt Speedway; Two Additional Classes added

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CONCORD, NC - After opening Parking Reservations for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, the organization has made Registration available for the Maxxis Speedway portion of the event.  A new venue means new pit layout, and new operational aspects that make it necessary to get a head start on taking registrations.

“With the tireless work of our committees, sponsors and WKA Staffers,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “we felt it was important to give the competitors plenty of time to reserve their spot for this historic event.”

Additionally, WKA has recently decided to add two additional classes for the race weekend.  At the request of the karting public, Rookie Red Plate and Unlimited All Stars have been added to the schedule, rounding out an already full slate of classes.

“Since we announced that WKA would be returning to the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway,” continued Williams, “the suggestions and unsolicited help from the karting community has been a great assistance to ensure we have an amazing event, and we can’t thank our members enough for this valued help, and the reasons for adding the two classes.”

Registration, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Maxxis Speedway event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 20, 21, and 22, (rain date June 23) are available now on the Dirt Series page on www.worldkarting.com

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and now the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge Registration and Garage Spaces Available for WKA Vega Tires Road Race Event

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CONCORD, NC - Gearing up for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, the organization has made Registration and Garage Spaces available for the WKA Vegas Tires Road Race Series portion of the event. 

Together with the Woodbridge Kart Club, WKA brings the regular Road Racing National Classes, as well as added Local Option classes to run on the famed Charlotte Roval.  Building off popular Sprint Classes in Road Racing, Open Sprint has been added to the docket with two Finals.  Additionally, to celebrate WKA’s rich history at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, two Vintage Categories have been added, Vintage Piston Port and Vintage Open, each with two Finals for the weekend.

“With WKA’s long-awaited return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway,” stated Kevin Williams, WKA’s President, “our road race committee wanted as much possible opportunity available for road racers to participate on the Roval at Charlotte, which is why the additional classes were added.  It will be exciting how many Karters will be able to say, ‘I raced the Roval!’ ”

Registration, Garage Spaces, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Vega Tires Road Race Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23, are available now on the Road Racing Series page on www.worldkarting.com

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and now the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Manufacturers Cup Charlotte Karting Challenge Update CIK Briggs 206 Senior Class Open for Pre-Registration on the Sprint Track

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CONCORD, NC - During the immense planning of the much anticipated WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, WKA Officials are taking the first step in welcoming racers by opening pre-registration for the recently added CIK Briggs 206 Senior Class for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup.

“We realize the Briggs 206 Senior racers participate in a variety of events throughout the year,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “So we wanted to welcome them early with the opportunity to pre-register for the Manufacturers Cup Event at Charlotte.”

CIK Briggs 206 Senior Drivers will be asked to pre-register online with a credit card for a $1 commitment to participate in the event initially.  The class will continue with a minimum of 15 pre-registered drivers by noon eastern time on May 25.  After the required 15-entry minimum has been met, drivers will be charged the balance of the entry fees, and the class will be on the docket for the opening of Official Registration on Memorial Day.

As with all Manufacturers Cup Classes, the CIK Briggs 206 will participate in the event on Bridgestone rubber, with one new set of YLC tires required for the first day of qualifying, then the same set must be used for the second day of racing.

“WKA has made a major commitment to the Karting community by securing this amazing venue,” continued Williams, “We are asking the CIK Briggs 206 Senior drivers to make a commitment as well to come out and have a great time.”

Manufacturers Cup CIK Briggs 206 Senior Pre-Registration, and even Hotel Booking Information for the event are available now at www.worldkarting.com

Click the links below to pre-register or view the current entry list:

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

Registration Now Open for Road America & Important Changes

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CONCORD, NC - Registration is now open and posted on the WKA website for the next Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup race happening at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America.  You can view the entry list, which is updated as people register, as well. 

WKA wants to also notify our members of two important changes taking effect at the Road America race:  

1. The IAME Jr weight is 330lbs

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2. In a effort to help control costs the WKA Board of Directors voted and approved starting with Road America for KA100 Jr and KA100 Sr, it will now be 1 Set of YLC race tires for the event. Tires must be new on Day 1, same set to be used on Day 2.  

We look forward to seeing everyone at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America for another great event!

Online Registration

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Manufacturer's Cup Page

WKA Announces Charlotte Event Name, Class Structures & Registration Date

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Registration to Open Memorial Day 2019
 

CONCORD, NC - After extensive work and dedication from the WKA Staff, Trustees and Executive Team for WKA’s return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, June 21-23, the World Karting Association is pleased to bring the event into a little more focus with the announcement of the Event’s Name, Class Structures, and Track Layouts, all available at worldkarting.com.  Registration for all three races will be available Memorial Day.

“The WKA Team has already put so much into this event to applaud our rich history at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was time we announced to our membership and the Karting Public the important aspects of this trifecta event.”, stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “Work still continues, securing all other aspects of this stellar event, which when completed will be announced on the event page of WKA’s website, worldkarting.com. Everyone on our great sport is really looking forward to this event.  It’s very exciting!“
Together with the Charlotte Motor Speedway, WKA announces the event name, the Charlotte Motor Speedway WKA Karting Challenge in Concord, NC.  Branding the event as a major step in establishing identification to help Karters from all disciplines to plan their racing commitments.

With input from all the WKA Series Committees, Class Structures for all three racing programs are now available.  National Classes from the WKA Tech Manual are included for both the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup for Sprint Racing, and Vega Tires National Road Racing Series for Road Racing, while Speedway Committee Members recognized an exciting line up for the MaxxisSpeedway Dirt Race.  Local Option Classes offered for the Sprint Track will include the Briggs 206 (CIK Chassis) Senior Class, while the Road Race will invite Open Sprint and Vintage Piston Port and Open racers to the event.

With a well-orchestrated plan to establish safe, competitive, raceable track layouts for all three programs, WKA Staffers solicited industry experts to design and maximize the track layouts for the WKA Karting Challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Road Racers will enjoy the majority of the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway “Roval”, (without the back straight chicane), leaving a substantial amount of the Roval available for the Sprint Racers, both racing in counter-clockwise direction.  Conversely, the Speedway Dirt Racers will relish a modified version of the renowned Charlotte Dirt Track to do battle Friday and Saturday nights of the event weekend.
 
“Making information available to our members and the karting public, especially on our website, worldkarting.com, is an important part of delivering consistent news that is beneficial to our audience and helps the karting community make their plans., “continued Williams, “The enormous assistance of the WKA team and the amazing staff at Charlotte Motor Speedway to bring such a monumental event to the karting community is really for everyone’s enjoyment.  After all, that’s why we bring such creative events to karting.  With these announcements today, we now look to prepare the registration forms, which will be available Memorial Day.”

Hotels and discounted rental cars have already been secured for the participants at discounted prices, and are available for the event right now at www.worldkarting.com   Online Entry/Entry Forms, parking, garage/pit space/camping reservations will be available Memorial Day, 2019.

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

To view your race series' information regarding the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, click the links below:

Vega Road Racing Series

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series

Maxxis Speedway Dirt Race

Entries Now Open for WKA Vega Tires National Road Race

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CES Welcomes WKA Road Racers at Gateway Motorsports Park, May 10-12, 2019

CONCORD, NC - Hosting the next round of the WKA Vega Tires Road Racing Series, Championship Enduro Series welcomes WKA Road Racers May 10-12, at Gateway Motorsports Park, in Madison, IL.
For the first time, WKA Road Racers will have the opportunity to participate on the famed Gateway, thanks to a refreshed relationship with CES.

Online Registration, Hotels, Parking, and Information for event are available on the Road Race Series page on the WKA website, www.worldkarting.com

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Adds Briggs & Stratton 206 Senior CIK to Charlotte & Daytona Manufacturers Cup Events

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Encompassing more grass roots racing, WKA announced today that the Briggs & Stratton 206 Senior CIK Class will be added to the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, June 21-23 and Daytona Kart Week December 28-30. 

“With the huge success we saw in Daytona in our Briggs Cadet Class, we have been thinking of ways to bring back more of the popular Briggs 206 Categories into our National Programs,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “And while plans are still being developed, adding the Senior CIK class to our Charlotte and Daytona events was a no-brainer start towards that goal. 
More details regarding the Charlotte event and will be available at www.worldkarting.com, very soon.

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Crowns 2018 Vega Tires Road Racing Series National Champions

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2018 Champions Celebration Scheduled for
Roebling Road Event, March 9


As in years past, WKA will honor the Champions and top-five qualified finishers of the WKA Vega Tires National Road Racing Series at the early spring event at Roebling Road, Saturday March 9, 2019, immediately following the day’s races.  With the assistance of hosts Southern Kart Club, tickets will be available at the event, Friday, March 8.

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by the end of the day on Friday, March 8th. A ticket will include; 1/2 a roasted chicken, two sides, dessert and drinks.  The location of the awards ceremony will be the Roebling Road Pavillion.

“Of all the things we do at WKA, thanking our members and honoring our Champions is a great way for us to promote our racing programs.” Stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “With a year’s worth of racing, it’s important to take time to thank our racers, and promote the series champs.”

2018 Champions honored at the event, from each class include:
125 Sprint Shifter – Denver Liabenow
Animal Sprint 90 – Ben Thomason
B Stock – Robby Harper
CIK LO206 Senior – Todd Horton
Clone Sprint 390 – Darren Greene
Formula 100 – Travis Miller
Formula 125 and Unlimited – Allen Hollinger
IAME Sprint and TAG Heavy – Brad Adams
Junior Animal and Junior Enduro – Jordan Johnson
LO206 Sprint 390 - Robert Garland
Stock Honda – Steven Rougeou
X30 Laydown – David McCauley
Yamaha Senior – Brad Zoeller
Yamaha Sportsman Medium – Justin Greene

Tickets will be available Friday at Roebling Road for the 2018 Champions celebration.

Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking, and Information for the Southern Kart Club hosted WKA’s Vega Tires Road Race Series Roebling Road Nationals are available now at www.worldkarting.com

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Partnership with Phoenix Barriers and New VEGA Road Race Series Sponsor

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WKA Partners with Phoenix Barriers

We are pleased to announce that Phoenix Barriers is offering a special promotional price especially for any WKA track.  For more information, see the flyer below or contact them directly at info@phoenixracing.com or 410-227-2988.

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New VEGA Road Race Series Sponsor

Wooster, Ohio- February 6, 2019: Full service marketing and apparel company, Expert T’s, comes on board with class sponsorship for World Karting Association Road Race Series in 2019. Currently with 3 locations in Northeast Ohio, Expert T’s is branching out their support to grassroots motorsports and beyond. Eager to get started with this elite series in karting, Owners, Joe and Jodi Kennedy want to help increase the sports exposure via their companies involvement while providing quality products and services to drivers, race teams, sponsors, and fans.

Expert T’s is the proud sponsor for WKA’s VEGA National Road Racing Series, 100cc Controlled Final 1 starting at Roebling Road in Savannah, Ga. March 8-10, 2019. As part of their involvement, a special “WINNER”  T-shirt will be given to the winner of this class for each of the remaining races on the 2019 World Karting Association Road Race Series schedule.

 “We were looking to add some new product lines and company generated brands when an employee felt our company would tie in well with kart road racing. After reviewing the sport and its competitors, we quickly agreed.  Karting seemed to be a nice fit with the number of racers nationwide, the quantity of classes and the advancement structure to help drivers and teams get to the next level of competition. We want to be a part of this growth process and feel success will be felt by all parties involved. Our ability to produce most everything in-house, from t-shirts to award jackets, enables us to provide specialized micro services from 12 pieces to thousands. Not to mention the countless promotional products we have access to. What a wonderful way for anyone to promote their team, drivers and or sponsors in an easy and professional manner.”

Any team looking for a new logo, team shirts, hats, hoodies, koozies, promotional items, decals or would like a consultation on what services and products are offered for their budget, should consider Expert T’s! 

The Kennedy’s are also auto enthusiasts with a high performance soul. Though their involvement is just starting, soon you will see their company at the track soon. Be sure to look for their vending trailer or booth at the races this season. 

About Expert T’s: 3 locations to serve customer needs. Wooster, Ohio. Wadsworth, Ohio and Orrville, Ohio. Expert T’s offers an interactive online design studio customers can use to design their own apparel or they can contact Expert T’s and have one of their inhouse graphic artists assist with their design and order needs.  All processes are done in house: embroidery, silk screen, direct to garment, sublimation, decals and more. T-shirts, hats, sweat shirts, hoodies, jackets, chairs, banners, decals, PopUp  shelters...you name it they have it or can get it! 

“We make grassroots motorsports look and feel like the pros!”

Website: www.expert-ts.com

Email: Christy.xpt@gmail.com

Phone: (330) 641-1227

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Entries Now Open for WKA Vega Tires National Road Race

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Southern Kart Club Welcomes Back WKA to Roebling Road, March 8-10

Partnering once again with the Southern Kart Club, WKA will make its next stop of the Vega Tires National Road Racing Series at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, Georgia. 

Fresh off a hugely successful race at the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, Road Racers will transition to the flatter 2-mile road course of Roebling, March 8-10, where Championship battles will be sure to heat up.

Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking, and Information for the Southern Kart Club hosted WKA’s Vega Tires Road Race Series Roebling Road Nationals are available now at www.worldkarting.com

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

 

The Famous WKA Trailer Could Be Yours!

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CONCORD, NC- WKA is proud to announce, starting with the Go Pro Man Cup event in March, we will have our new WKA trailer ready to show off to everyone.

With that said, we are selling our United trailer listed at the link below, that has served us for many years. Please contact Marie or Sam at the WKA office for details if you or someone you know would be interested and help us find it a good home! WKA Office: 704-455-1606.

BBS Racing Engine Development Becomes Event Sponsor and Announces Incentive Package for WKA ManCup GoPro Event

$500 BBS Credit to Race Winners Offered

CONCORD, NC - BBS Race Engine Development extended their support for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup today by committing to the Event Sponsor for the March event at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, now known as the BBS Race Engine Development Nationals.  To benefit the drivers of BBS prepared engines, BBS extends its support by offering a $500 BBS Store credit on engine rebuilds or towards a new BBS-prepared IAME Engine to winners of the Finals of the IAME Classes in WKA Manufacturers Cup Competition at GoPro (again, this offer is good for drivers of BBS prepared engines).

“Brian and Robby Seward and Jim Brickley from BBS have been long-time supporters and competitors of WKA, and we are thrilled they have extended their participation.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “And to encompass the competitors in this unique program as well, is truly a benefit for everyone.”

“We at BBS are thrilled to be the Even Sponsor for WKA at GoPro Motorplex in March.” states Brian Seward of BBS Race Engine Development.  “Giving back to our customers through this unique program is just one way to show our appreciation to the many people who support us.”

The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup BBS Race Engine Development Nationals are scheduled for March 29-31 at the famed GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC.  Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking Information, and Information for the WKA’s BBS Race Engine Development Nationals are available now at www.worldkarting.com

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek.  Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting.   For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

Daytona KartWeek kicks off the 2019 Vega Road Race Series

Karters stream in by the hundreds for the start of the 2019 season at Daytona International Speedway.  For many it’s a chance to escape the freezing temperatures of their hometown for the warm Florida sunshine.  That may sound like a line from a tourist brochure, but families from across the country flock to the Sunshine State to compete in World Karting Association’s Daytona KartWeek in hopes of bringing home a 1st place trophy.  This event which historically runs in the days separating Christmas and New Year’s Day, has become an annual adventure for most of these racing families.  While many of these go-kart drivers aren’t even of legal age to drive on the streets, they come here to experience the sights and sounds of the mecca of racing.  Many stars got their start by competing in Daytona KartWeek events including Marco Andretti, Tony Stewart, Brian Vickers and Bobby Labonte.

To start off the race weekend Race 3 brought out an impressive amount of karters to the grid.  The CIK LO206 Sprint class had 28 drivers ready to battle for the checkered flag.  As the drivers took to the front straight away on the 1st lap there seemed to be a couple of packs that had formed from the drop of the green flag.  Leading the front pack and taking advantage of the draft was Jeff Hoff and James Vanderzee followed by Todd Horton and Justin Vanderzee.  Also holding his own on the outside of the pack was Richard Hoff.  By the 3rd lap #290 Richard Hoff and #104 Matt Turner had taken the lead coming into the horseshoe on the road race course. Followed by Jeff Hoff, Todd Horton, and both James and Justin Vanderzee.  Unfortunately, Justin Vanderzee found himself in the grass but was able to recover and join the rest of the pack.  Regrettably around the 17-minute mark an accident occurred, and the red flag was brought out.  Since the race was more than halfway done, the race was called, and the drivers were brought in.  The final outcome of the race was Richard Hoff bringing home the 1st place finish, while James and Justin Vanderzee took home 2nd and 3rd. 

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Sunday’s CIK LO206 class was just as exciting but was time reduced to 20 minutes due to the heavy fog that plagued the track on Sunday morning.  With less time to race the pressure was on for many of the drivers to be part of the front pack.  Coming into the road race portion of the track the lead pack consisted of Matt Turner, Justin and James Vanderzee, Jeff Hoff and Jerry Turner.   Todd Horton and Quincy Smith brought up the rear in this group of racers.  For what seemed like just a few laps these drivers battled back and forth with various lead changes on every lap.  But in the end #300 Jeff Hoff took the checkered flag, while Justin Vanderzee and Matt Turner took 2nd and 3rd. 

While Race 4 did not bring out a huge number of racers among the 4 different classes, what it did bring to the grid was tons of racing experience and too many 1st place trophies to count.  Among the drivers in these classes were the Fulks brothers Randy and Rick.  The Harper family, Robby and Robby Jr. and the Brown family, Jamey and John.  Margay owner, Keith Freber who has attended 37 Daytona races as a driver since 1982.  Also, veteran racers Brad Zoeller, Allen Cox and Jim Farr Jr. brought their A game to the track hoping to secure a 1st place finish.  Matt Michel ended up driving for Robby Sr in the #52 kart.  Right out of the gate in the B stock class Rick Fulks took a 4 sec lead and never looked back.  He held that pace for the entire 25 minutes and ended up taking the 1st place finish followed by Allen Cox and Jim Farr Jr.

 The Yamaha Senior class had a very intense race between veteran drivers Randy Fulks and Keith Freber, and Mid-West KART member Rusty Benson.  Coming off the 1st lap Randy Fulks had somewhat of a lead on Freber and Benson, but that was short lived as they caught up to Randy after the second lap.  While Randy held onto his 1st position, Freber and Benson battled back and forth throughout the entire race for 2nd position.  In the end Randy Fulks took home another 1st finish while Keith Freber took 2nd and Rusty Benson brought home a 3rd place finish. 

The TaG Heavy class in Race 5 brought a whooping 26 drivers to Daytona to fight for the right of 1st place.  With this many drivers there was bound to be some good racing.  Coming off the 1st lap Jason Lorang had a good lead on drivers Matt Cherry and Brad Adams.  In the second group which was close behind, Scoot Cherry, Jeff Bierman, Steven Hefley and Nathan Wilkins were fighting to gain position over one another.   About halfway through the race, positions had changed but Jason Lorang was still holding strong on his 1st place position.  This time Steven Helfley had moved up to 2nd place while Matt and Scott Cherry were vying for that 3rd place position.  This battle continued until the very end where Jason Lorang brought home the checkered flag and Steven Helfley and Nathan Wilkins took 2nd and 3rd.

Sunday’s TaG Heavy race also brought a ton of good ole fashion racing with 29 karts on the grid.  Coming around the 1st lap, John Brown was in the lead followed by Tiffany Fisher, Brad Adams and Jeff Bierman.  Leading the way in the 2nd pack was Jason Lorang Dennis Whittaker, Brandon Rodriguez and Steven Hefley.  By lap 3 positions had changed as Tiffany Fisher took the lead with Jeff Bierman and Jamey Brown hot on her tail.  Steven Hefley was also closing in with 4th place.  Coming into the halfway point of the race Jason Lorang had made a huge leap to take the 1st place position while Tiffany Fisher fell back to 2nd place.  John and Jamey Brown held strong in 3rd and 4th.  As the checkered flag came out Jamey Brown had taken the lead from Jason Lorang who was only 0.016 of sec behind him while fellow teammate John Brown came in a very close 3rd place.

The Unlimited class not only brought out 18 drivers to the grid, but they also brought the speed.  Veteran racer Johnny West took an early lead and kept it with an impressive 1 minute 54 second lap time.  Following him on the 1st lap was #73 James Skyers, #42 Michael Tracy, #23 Jim White and #420 Chuck Gilbert.  By lap 4 both Brian Wilhelm and Mitch White who were in 7th and 8th place had jumped into the 2nd and 3rd spots.  These positions were held until the checkered flag was thrown with Johnny West leading Brian Wilhelm by 32 seconds.

Sunday’s Unlimited class brought out even more racers for a total of 21.  Once again Johnny West brought the speed with an even faster lap time than Saturday’s race.   Again, he took an early lead followed by Rick Fulks, Brian Wilhelm, Patrick Olsen, Larry Dobbs, and James Skyers.  Unfortunately, Patrick Olsen and Rick Fulks were only able to get 1 lap in.  By the halfway mark it seemed as if we were watching the same race as Saturday with Johnny West in 1st place.  This time Brian Wilhelm was hot on his trail with only 1 second separating the 2 racers.  In the end that second was just enough for Johnny West to secure another 1st place finish.  Brian Wilhelm and Mitch White once again snagged the 2nd and 3rd place finishes.

The IAME Sprint class was full of excited and well as controversy as 26 racers lined up to take the green flag.  As the racers came around to take the green flag on the straight away Jamey Brown lead the lead pack followed by John brown and Scott Cherry.  Not too far behind was the 2nd group led by 17 year old female racer Paige Evans.  Hot on her tail was Tyson Knight, Matt Cherry and Jason Lorang.  Coming into lap 4 which marked the halfway point of the race, Jamey Brown still held the lead over teammate John Brown and Scott Cherry.  The 2nd group was gaining ground still led by Paige Evans with Jason Lorang now behind her, followed by Tyson Knight and Nathan Wilkins.  As the checkered flag was thrown racers John Brown and Scott Cherry made a play for 1st place and took the win with Jamey Brown taking 3rd.  Unfortunately following a post-race DQ of the top 3 places, the win went to Paige Evans while Jason Lorang and Tyson Knight came in 2nd and 3rd.

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With Saturday’s controversy looming over everyone’s head the IAME class took to the grid on Sunday hoping for the same excitement but with a lot less drama.  As the drivers exited turn 4 on the 1st lap the lead pack was led by Jason Lorang and Brian Fisher.  Brian Adams and Cole Peschang were close behind in the 3rd and 4th positions.  As the 2nd group came around it was led by none other than 17-year-old Paige Evans with teammates Jamey and John Brown following suite.  As the racers started lap 3 positions had changed once again.  Paige Evans now led the pack with the Jamey Brown next in line.  With a little distance between them Scott Cherry was leading the charge for the 2nd group followed by Cole Peschang and John Brown.  Coming into lap 5 Jamey Brown had taken over the lead position with John Brown and Jason Lorang hanging onto 2nd and 3rd.  As the checkered flag was thrown the winner on Sunday’s IAME race was John Brown with Jamey Brown 2nd, Cole Peschang 3rd, Scott Cherry 4th and Paige Evans rounding out the top 5.

 

Congratulations to all the winners at Daytona KartWeek!!  The next stop on the Vega Road Race series is Roebling Road, which is where the 2018 Road Race series banquet will be held.  Hope to see you there!!

 

Saturday:

Cadet LO206 (LO): Carson Bartlett

Jr. LO206 (LO): Ayden Gough

Vintage Open: Tony Ellison

Yamaha Sportsman Heavy: Randy Fulks

100cc Controlled: Nate Grindell

CIK LO206 Sprint: Richard Hoff

KA100 Jr: Liam Kelly

PKE Honda Jr: Mason Lastra

PKE Honda Sr: Matt Swiat4ek

TaG Jr: Carson Aarup

B Stock: Rick Fulks

Formula 100: Mitch White

X30 Laydown: Lance Yunck

Yamaha Sr: Randy Fulks

Animal Sprint 390: Ben Thomason

Jr Animal: Madison Wheatley

Stock Honda: Alex Laughlin

Tag Heavy: Jason Lorang

Yamaha Sprint: James Crawford

Formula 100: Travis Miller

Yamaha Sportsman Med: Chad Dokken

100cc Piston Port: Brad Zoeller

Open Sprint: Robin Bank

Unlimited: Johnny West

125 Shifter Sprint: James Crawford

Clone Sprint: Conner Toomey

IAME Sprint: Paige Evans

LO206 Sprint 390: Stephen Bassharr

WKA Sprint Sprint: Louie Mageria

Yamaha Sportsman Spt: Dawn Magiera

 

Sunday:

Clone Sprint: James Cartledge

IAME Sprint: John Brown

LO206 Sprint 390: Clark Simonton

TaG Jr: Carson Aarup

 

Vintage Euro: Edward Dolbow

Vintage Open: Tony Ellison

Yamaha Sprint: David Bruisma

Yamaha Sr: Adam Trumbley

Yamaha Sportsman Heavy: Randy Fulks

100cc Controlled: Lance Yunck

Cadet LO206 (LO): Carson Bartlett

Jr LO206 (LO): Ayden Gough

Open Sprint: Robin Bank

Unlimited: Johnny West

125 Sprint Shifter: Eric Fagan

Formula 100: Brian Morse

X30: Lance Yunck

Yamaha Sportsman Med: Chad Dokken

100cc Piston Port: Rusty Benson

CIK LO206 Sprint: Jeff Hoff

KA100 Jr: Makena Rice

KA100 Sr: Chase Carey

PKE Honda Jr: Mason Lastra

PKE Honda Sr: Destiny Albertson

TaG Heavy: Jamey Brown

Animal Sprint 390: Andrew Boyer

Jr Animal: Madison Wheatley

Stock Honda: Skitchy Barnes

WKA Sprint: Louie Magiera

Yamaha Sportsman Spt: Dawn Magiera