CONCORD, NC - In recent weeks, there has been some confusion regarding the status of drops for the 2016 Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series driven by Russell Karting. With 5 national events on the schedule this season, competitors will be allowed 1 drop in their program, counting their best 4 of 5 national events, and 7 of 10. However, if a competitor competes in all 5 national events, he/she will receive Bonus Points for attending all 5 events this year.
Also, the season finale September 16-18 at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia has been designated as the Grand National event. While bonus points are usually given at the Grand National, they will only apply if this race, being the 5th of 5 races, is indeed the fifth WKA National race a competitor has run all season long. If a competitor has missed any races leading up to the Grand National event, he/ she will not be receiving Bonus Points at that event, but will obviously be eligible for the Grand National Eagle.
WKA hopes this helps to clarify any questions or concerns people may have had with regards to the proposed drops, in light of the fact that some were unable to attend Daytona, or may not be able to make the rescheduled July race at Dominion Raceway, now 1 week later than the originally scheduled VIR July date, which had to be changed due to a paving project now scheduled for that same month, thus shutting down all activity for the track for that time frame.