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.

WKA Partners with Vega Tires for Daytona Dirt World Championships

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CONCORD, NC - The World Karting Association is proud to announce their partnership with VEGA Tires for the 2017 Daytona Dirt World Championship. Vega MCS Yellows both thick or thins will be the approved spec tire for the Flat Track at this year’s Daytona KartWeek.

The engine rules will be the same as last year and keeping with No porting and polishing of heads. For further reference please refer to the 2018 WKA Tech Manual. 

To view the Dirt World Championships structure, click the button below:

Class Structure

Entry blank coming soon!

 

 

FREE KA100 ENGINE PACKAGE AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 20 ENTRIES

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CONCORD, NC - We are nearly to our most favorite race event of the year, Daytona KARTWEEK! With only 5 weeks left until the races, it is important to contact the WKA office if you are interested in the KA100 engine package deal. Please contact Kelly to make sure you get your engine in time for Daytona! 

With the creation of the new KA100 Senior class for the 2018 Manufactures Cup series, IAME USA East is offering a free KA100 engine package to the first 20 drivers who enter the KA100 Senior class for the entire WKA Manufacturer's Cup six race season in 2018 starting with Daytona December 28-30th, 2017.

Registrants must enter though the WKA office and prepay for all six events.   IAME USA East will send a new KA100 engine package with only shipping due to the customer. 

Members of this program will sign an agreement with IAME USA East that they will participate in 5 of 6 events or they will be billed for the engine package by IAME USA East.  

This program ends after the first 20 drivers sign up, or on December 20th, 2017.  Contact Kelly at World Karting office at 704-455-1606 to register for the program.

Participants that utilized this program through IAME USA East for other series programs in 2017 are not eligible to qualify for the WKA program.

Both the online registration and paper entry blank are up and ready for you to register.  You can access both of these from the links below:

ONLINE REGISTRATION

ENTRY BLANK

Daytona Kartweek 2017 Dirt Track Update

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Concord, NC- As Daytona KartWeek is quickly approaching, the World Karting Association’s office staff is working hard to guarantee that everything is ready for Karting’s greatest tradition. WKA and Daytona International Speedway understand the flat track conditions have been less than ideal. WKA and the Speedway have made big strides to improve the track this year. Everything is falling into place; both parties have secured all equipment needed to improve last year’s track conditions. WKA has hired a full time experienced track advisor to oversee and maintain the track during the entire event.  Starting December 10th, the Speedway will begin the rebuilding process, to ensure the quality of the dirt track is where it should be for our competitors.

Keep your eyes on updated Pit Boards, as the office staff is close to finalizing entry blanks!

2017 Season WKA Manufacturers Cup Awards Banquet Details

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CONCORD, NC- The Awards Banquet for the 2017 Manufacturer's Cup season will be held Wednesday December 27th 7:00pm at The Plaza Spa and Resort.  The Plaza Resort and Spa has made available a special room rates for WKA members for anyone wanting to stay on Daytona’s famous beach.  See below for details:

*** The Plaza Resort & Spa WKA ROOM SPECIAL***

(Rate Expires 12/15/17)

No Resort fees Free parking!

Call 1-855-327-5292. Special Rate Code:"WORLD KARTING 2017"

600 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

CLICK HERE to Book your room Online

CLICK HERE to view and print the banquet RSVP

2018 Manufacturer's Cup Update

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CONCORD, NC - Beginning with the first race of the 2018 season in Daytona, December 27-30, 2017, WKA will be introducing a tire distribution system for all their Manufacturer's Cup Series events.

The reasoning behind this plan is two-fold:

1. This eliminates any rumors about tires that may have circulated in the past.

2. It serves as a small profit center for our organization. WKA is a company that operates on a daily basis with full time employees, overhead and obligations that we incur daily.

The race tires for each event will be included in your entry fee.  Your Race tires will be available for pickup during registration pick up at each track.  Racers will still have to supply their own practice tires. The Micro Swift, Mini Swift, and Yamaha Sportsman racers that raced at The Grand Nationals at Go Pro, still will have to pay their entry fee that includes one set of race tires but for the Daytona event you will be given a free set of practice tires that you will pick up during registration pick up courtesy of Bridgestone.

Shortly, WKA will be introducing a new bar coding system for tires, engines and chassis which will make the WKA racing experience as simple, smooth and enjoyable as possible for all competitors from initial registration thru on track activities.

The Manufacturer's Cup online registration and paper entry blank are now posted on the website.

To be taken to the online registration, CLICK HERE.

To be taken to the entry blank, CLICK HERE.

Thank you for your support of the WKA and hope to see you during the 2018 season.

5 Helpful Hints for Daytona KartWeek

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CONCORD, NC - With Daytona KartWeek fast approaching, please make sure your WKA membership is current and up to date. If you plan on racing the Road Race or Manufacturer's Cup events you must be a WKA member (rule 103.0).

Temporary memberships are no longer offered through the WKA office. We recommend having your membership completed prior to KartWeek to expedite your time at registration and pre-entry pick up.

New and renewing members can find the membership application on the WKA website by clicking HERE.

Please have your WKA membership cards available to time of registration and pre-entry pick up.  

Thank you and see you all very soon!

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FREE KA100 engine package available to the first 20 entries

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CONCORD, NC - With the creation of the new KA100 Senior class for the 2018 Manufactures Cup series, IAME USA East is offering a free KA100 engine package to the first 20 drivers who enter the KA100 Senior class for the entire WKA Manufacturer's Cup six race season in 2018 starting with Daytona December 28-30th, 2017.

Registrants must enter though the WKA office and prepay for all six events.   IAME USA East will send a new KA100 engine package with only shipping due to the customer. 

Members of this program will sign an agreement with IAME USA East that they will participate in 5 of 6 events or they will be billed for the engine package by IAME USA East.  

This program ends after the first 20 drivers sign up, or on December 20th, 2017.  Contact Kelly at World Karting office at 704-455-1606 to register for the program.

Participants that utilized this program through IAME USA East for other series programs in 2017 are not eligible to qualify for the WKA program.

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Statement from WKA

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CONCORD, NC - Taking rumor out of the equation, WKA is announcing the termination of the employment of Buddy Long.

As we have in the past, we as an organization, look forward to upholding our high level of integrity and service to our racing community. 

Looking ahead to the start of 2018 race season, we look forward to seeing you at Daytona KartWeek.  The legend will continue.

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2018 Tech Manual Available in November

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CONCORD, NC - The 2018 version of the World Karting Association Technical Manual is currently  at the printer, and will be available in the month of November. While Master Members will be receiving their latest edition in the mail, those wishing to purchase a Tech Manual are more than welcome to contact the WKA Office at anytime to place your order.

Anyone wishing to call now may contact the WKA Staff at (704) 455-1606. 

Reminder to IAME Junior and Senior Participants

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CONCORD, NC - Per the WKA Board of Trustees Meeting in May of 2017, beginning with the season opening Manufacturers Cup Series event at Daytona in December, the IAME Junior Restricted Header Size will be changed to 26mm. The 29mm header that was used in the 2017 season will no longer be valid.

Additionally, for both the IAME Junior and Senior classes, the only spark plugs that will be accepted are the NGK-6252K-105 and the NGK-6254E-105. The only exception to this is for a declared rain event, in which the NGK-B10EG and NGK-BR10EG are also acceptable.

2018 National Road Race Schedule Released

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CONCORD, NC - As preparations for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek approach, WKA Officials are happy to release the 2018 version of the National Road Race Schedule. As a long standing participant in Daytona KartWeek, the Road Race Series will again kick off what will amount to a 7 race national schedule beginning at the World Center of Racing.

The national schedule gets the increase in events as a result of successful discussions with the KART organization in the midwest, returning a much needed midwest venue to the national fold for WKA. Events at Heartland Park Topeka, as well as a return to the National Corvette Museum facility will enhance a national schedule that features a great mix of national venues, including continued relationships with Southern Kart Club and Woodbridge Kart Club. 

Additionally, preparations are also in the works for the 2017 National Road Race Awards Presentation to be held in conjunction with the annual awards presentation for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series on December 27. Location and time of the festivities is still being finalized, and will be anounced shortly.

Once the series departs Daytona, competitors get a couple months off before heading to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia for stop #2 with the Southern Kart Club March 9-11. 

The third stop on the series will be a change from the past 2 years, as WKA Officials will switch the annual September event at Atlanta Motorsports Park to the weekend of May 4-6. 

Stop #4 will be a return to the freshly repaved Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia June 2 and 3. The Woodbridge Kart Club is currently looking into the ability to host a Friday Practice Day, with details coming shortly.

WKC will be the host of the 5th stop on the series, as competitors hopefully find a little cooler weather this year at the famed Virginia International Raceway July 20-22. Strong numbers in the series return to the facility this past year were greeted by incredibly hot temperatures, but fantastic racing. 

The insurgence of midwest flavor on the schedule takes center stage for the remaining 2 events with stop #6 at Heartland Park Topeka Raceway in Kansas August 10-12.

From there, the series has a chance to catch its breath, as many tracks will be wrapping up regional programs. The Grand National finale will take place at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky November 9-11.

With an increased schedule, competitors will be able to count their best 5 of 7 races for season points, with a minimum of 4 races required to be run to qualifyfor year end awards. For Final 1/Final 2 formatted races, it will be best 9 of 14 races, with a minimum of 8 races run for year end awards.

Here's a look at the 2018 National Road Race Schedule:

Dec 27-30: Daytona International Speedway

March 9-11: Roebling Road Raceway

May 4-6: Atlanta Motorsports Park

Jun 2, 3: Summit Point Motorsports Park

July 20-22: Virginia International Raceway

Aug 10-12: Heartland Park Topeka Raceway

Nov 9-11: NCM Motorsports Park

If you would like to reserve your number for 2018, CLICK HERE to be taken to the form.