CONCORD, NC - As competitors begin to make plans to converge on Daytona International Speedway for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek December 27-30, here are some customer friendly tips that may be of help to everyone spending the holiday week at the World Center of Racing. For those arriving prior to the Christmas Holiday, the speedway provides a section of the West Lot for trailer drop-off early, given the fact that many hotels may not have large enough parking to accommodate trailers. The West Lot is located at Gate 40, which is the main gate competitors will be entering Dec 28-30, the day after Parking Day. Gate 40 is located off of Williamson Blvd. As a note of interest, the West Lot will not be open Christmas Day. Anyone that needs additional help once they are down there may call (386) 405-1500.

As an added note to the backside of the event, if competitors are staying in Daytona on the final evening of racing on December 30, they will be allowed to again use the West Lot to drop their trailers off, provided they pick them up before noon on December 31.

If competitors are arriving on the 27th, they will again turn onto Williamson Blvd, and follow the Directional Signs down to the first stop light, which is Midway Drive. Turn left at Midway Drive, which is parallel to the Daytona International Airport, and follow the Directional Signs to Gate 70. You will turn left into Gate 70 then be staged, then proceed to get your pit passes, as well as tow vehicle and rv passes, if you reserved a spot for the West Lot on the Dirt, or Lake Lloyd if you are competing with the Road Race or Mfg Cup Series. Customers who have reserved an RV spot need to let the officials at the window know of their reservation, and you will be issued your pass.

For sponsors, there will be a designated window for Comp Passes/Sponsors. Be sure and go to this window to get your pit passes. Competitors will the be staged, with sponsor parking starting at 8am, competitor parking to follow at 9am.

For those who need to ship items to the speedway, there is a link to this pit board, denoting the directions to the Shipping and Receiving Office, as well as a phone number and designated times in which the office is open.

We hope your time spent in Daytona is an enjoyable one, and hope this helpful hints will make your experience at Daytona KartWeek go a little smoother.

On behalf of the World Karting Association, we wish you the very best of the holiday season, and will see you in Daytona!!!!!