CONCORD, NC - The Entry Blank for the 3rd race of the season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, the Kart City Performance Nationals August 5-7 at New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, is now available for competitors to view and submit.
Several wholesale changes and additions will complement the series return to the famed Midwest facility, including a Friday Night Money Race for Senior LO206 competitors, as well as the addition of a Local Option Senior LO206 Class, utilizing CIK Bodyworks only. The Local Option class will run both Saturday and Sunday as an addition to the 11 National Classes scheduled.
Additionally, World Karting Officials have elected to return the series back to its 2015 format, moving into the second half of the season. There will be no Tiered Fee System. Competitors will pay $85 per class entered from this point until July 29 at 5pm. If competitors miss the pre entry deadline, the At Track Fee will be $110.
Competitors will also pay a 1 time pre entry Practice Fee for the weekend of $60, until July 29 at 5pm, reverting back to the format from last year. At Track Practice Fee for National Competitors will be $70. Local Option class competitors will not practice Friday, but will have 2 rounds of practice on Saturday and Sunday, with a $45 Entry Fee in place per day. If a Local Option class competitor wishes to enter the WKA LO206 all WKA fees will apply.
Officials felt it was also in the best interest of the series moving forward to eliminate the purse structure for the balance of the season, with drivers reverting back to the format of last year as well, with the top 3 drivers running for awards. While the addition of the purses was most attractive, the added entry and practice fees to offset the purses for the 6 classes eligible each race placed a strain on competitors trying to attend all of the events, with set budgets in place. Returning the series back to its previous structure is a work in progress towards returning the program back to very successful numbers attained in 2015.
The New Castle event also affords the organization, as well as New Castle Motorsports Park, who have enjoyed a most successful KRA Series this season, to find an affordable national venue for the huge throng of Local Option racers to run, while also affording the current national series competitors a more close up look at the CIK Style Bodyworks that has become quite popular in the Midwest, as well as many other areas. Track Owner Mark Dismore will be putting up Prize Money and Tires for the overall weekend event top five KRA members in the Local Option race. To be eligible for this award you must have been a registered KRA member since May 1st 2016. WKA National competitors will be allowed to run with the Local Option drivers, as long as they conform to the rules of the class.
As for the Friday night races, the Sportsman and Junior Pro Gas Shootouts will continue, sponsored by Brads Heating and Cooling, with $200 to the winner, $100 for second, and $50 for third. The Senior LO206 Money Race will follow the same purse format as the Senior Pro Gas Money race, with a 75% payout, based on kart count.
To view the weekends schedule for the Kart City Performance Nationals, click here.