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LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR DAYTONA KARTWEEK

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CONCORD, NC - Today, December 12th, is the last day to register for the biggest karting event of the year---Daytona Kartweek.  Registration officially closes at 12pm Midnight (EST) to allow the WKA office time to prepare for the event.

Also, some Daytona hotels have extended their WKA offers until December 17th, so if you haven't booked a room yet, here is your last chance to do so at a reduced rate. Click the hotel booking link under your race series to be taken to the booking platform.

To register, click your race series registration link below:

Daytona Road Race deadline: Dec. 12th

REGISTER ONLINE
HOTEL BOOKING

Daytona Dirt World Championship deadline: Dec. 12th
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Manufacturers Cup deadline: Dec. 12th
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Thank you, Happy Holidays and safe travels!

WKA RETURNS TO CHARLOTTE WITH ALL THREE NATIONAL PROGRAMS

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November 23, 2018 – Looking to combine multiple World Karting Association (WKA) events at one venue, karting will make its return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2019 over the June 21-23 weekend. With the Vega Road Racing Series utilizing part of the Roval and Speedway made famous by NASCAR, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup will also use a portion of the Roval in a sprint race style setting while the Maxxis Speedway Dirt Series will compete at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"Everyone at WKA is thrilled to host an event back on our home soil, and even more excited to bring all three of our National Racing Series together the same weekend,” explains Kevin Williams. “The folks at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been amazing partners with WKA to make this historic event happen." 

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Maxxis Speedway Dirt Series

With the first ever Speedway Dirt Race at the Dirt Track at CMS, careful consideration was needed for track design and track prep. Maxxis Tires and the WKA staff have brought on veteran dirt track manager Mackey Flood to prepare an awesome track.

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Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup

With the added Charlotte event, the 2019 schedule will experience some changes as noted below. Huge thank you to Pitt Race Complex and Concept Haulers Motor Speedway for making room on their calendars for 2019, but the addition of the Charlotte venue will result in the Manufacturers Cup program having to cancel these event venues with hopes to return to these amazing facilities in the very near future. 

Other exciting news from WKA is the confirmation that the Manufacturers Cup will return to Road America on the May 17-19 weekend. Huge credit is given to Badger Kart Club in helping secure the date and additionally, they have gracefully agreed to change their race date to the August 23-25 weekend.

 

Revised Final Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup 2019 Schedule:

·       Daytona Kartweek, Daytona International Speedway - December 27-30, 2018

·       GoPro Motorplex, Mooresville, NC - March 29-31, 2019

·       Road America Karting Motorplex, Elkhart Lake, WI - May 17-19, 2019

·       Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC - June 21-23, 2019

·       Badger Kart Club Wolf Paving Raceway, Dousman, WI - August 23-25, 2019

·       New Castle Motorsports Park, New Castle, IN - October 11-13, 2019**

**WKA Grand National Event

 

Other changes to the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup include a change to Motul 2T Kart Oil for all 2-cycle categories as it becomes the spec oil for the series. 

Additionally, at the most recent Trustee Meeting, some changes were made to the 2019 Regulations to make participation more member-friendly, as recommended by the Manufacturers Cup Competition Committee. After sampling many of the members to discuss the program's two finals per event format for each class, the drops allowed for 2019 Manufacturers Cup have changed from two entire event drops to four daily drops. 

Also, to assist Mini drivers with their transition to the Junior ranks, WKA has added the KA100 Junior category to allow drivers to gain more experience before they move to the popular IAME X30 Junior class. To further assist, WKA will allow drivers with the attained age of 11-years old to advance to KA100 Junior for 2019.

 

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Vega Tires Road Race Series Schedule:

With the addition of a return to the historic Charlotte Motor Speedway and racing on the famed Roval, the 2019 race schedule is now complete:

·       Daytona Kartweek, Daytona International Speedway - December 27-30, 2018

·       Roebling Road Raceway together with the Southern Kart Club, Bloomingdale, GA - March 8-10, 2019**

·       Gateway Motorsports Park, together with C.E.S., Madison, IL, - May 10-12, 2019

·       Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, together with Woodbridge Kart Club, Concord, NC - June 21-23, 2019

·       Heartland Park, together with K.A.R.T., Topeka, KS - August 16-18, 2019

·       NCM Motorsports Park, together with K.A.R.T. and CES, Bowling Green, KY - November 8-10, 2019

 

WKA Vega Tires Road Race Series Banquet

Also, after polling many of the road race members, the decision was made to celebrate the 2018 Vega Road Race Series Champions Banquet at Roebling Road in March 2019, as has been in previous years. 

"I've said from the beginning of my short time as President that we wanted to make WKA more member-focused,” adds Williams. “These program enhancements and schedules for our 2019 national campaigns bring the excitement and experience meter way up for our members. Special thank you to our committees, office team, trustees, and especially the support of our partners for making all this happen. 2019 promises to be one of our most exciting years yet."

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.

For information on press releases or other media services offered by Race Tech Development, please contact Mike Maurini via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com or 317.270.8723. Race Tech Development can also be found on Twitter at @RTDMediaAndMGMT as well as Facebook at their Race Tech Development Fan Page.

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TECH MANUAL UPDATE 2019-002

103.2.1 Competition Age

Change "December 25, 2018" to "December 27, 2018"

104.4.3 Driver if Record - Speedway Division

Delete the words, "104.4.4 Replacement Driver and"

104.4.4 Replacement Driver Approval Prior to Event- Delete

104.4.5 Replacement Driver Approval At Event

Change to: A Replacement Driver may be used if a driver cannot compete in the event as a result of injury from that event.  The Race Director must approve the replacement driver.  Replacement drivers cannot be WKA National Champions in the past two comepetition-years. The replacement drver may qualify his/her own kart, but must start at the rear of the field.

104.4.6 Releife Drivers - Road Race

Delete the words, "104.4.4 or"

104.4.7 Additional Replacement Driver Provisions: Delete

212.1.5 Overall Class Champion-Delete

801.1  Manufacturers Cup---Change To: A competitors best eight out of twelve daily (Final) results at Manufracturers Cup Events count towards the National Championship.

WKA Announces Manufacturer's Cup Awards Banquet Details

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Come celebrate the 2018 race season, the award winners & have some fun with your friends!

 WHERE

The Plaza Resort & Spa

          600 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118


WHEN

Thursday Night, December 27th

           (Following Parking / Move-in Day at the Speedway for KartWeek)
           Doors Open: 7:00pm Dinner: 7:30pm, Awards Start: 8:00pm 


Hosted By WKA's Eric Brennan

BUFFET DINNER

Full buffet dinner & cash bar including: 
Green salad with Ranch or Italian dressing, Carved roasted turkey, roast beef, herb & apple dressing, sweet potato with cinnamon and brown sugar, mashed potatoes, green beans almadine, fresh vegetable medley,
pumpkin cheescake, bourbon bread pudding, apple pie and homemade cobbler. 
or for the younger ones…

Kid's Meal (age 10 or under): Chicken Fingers, Vegatable and mac and cheese.

How to RSVP
Please RSVP by December 15th.  No tickets will be sold at the door, so RSVP today. To reserve your seats, click the link below:

https://topkart99.wufoo.com/forms/rb5jr8e1emxxqs/

Special PROMO
The Plaza Resort & Hotel also has special promotions for WKA members.  If you would like to stay at this hotel, feel free to contact them directly with the information below and book your stay.

*** The Plaza Resort & Spa WKA ROOM SPECIAL*** 
No Resort fees Free parking! 
Call 1-855-327-5292. Special Rate Code:"WORLD KARTING 2018"

600 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

All Photos & Products including Custom Laser Cut Karting Ornaments on Sale Now Through Cyber Monday on EventOrder.pics

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Are you looking for some special karting gifts this holiday season? Shawn Barney, our Manufacturers Cup Photographer, is having a huge sale starting now until the end of Cyber Monday. You can get 15% off anything on the EventOrder.pics website! There are over 50 custom products, digital images, designs and more including new acrylic laser cut ornaments of your favorite driver. All you have to do is visit www.eventorder.pics and during checkout use the code: turkey .

If you have any questions about a product or the order process, please contact Shawn at Phone: 317-804-1675 or Email: indykartpics@gmail.com.

WKA Daytona Kartweek Entry Forms, Hotels, and Parking are Now Available

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CONCORD, NC - With the start of the 2019 WKA National Karting Calendar upon us, WKA has made entry forms, hotel availability, and pit parking available for all three events of the famed WKA Daytona Kartweek at www.worldkarting.com
“The WKA Team has worked tirelessly to make this Daytona the best ever,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “I’m excited about all the enhancements lined up for this year’s Daytona, which set up the reason season in all our programs.”
For the Maxxis Tires Dirt Championships at Daytona, in addition to a full-schedule of classes the WKA Dirt Committee has decided to bring back long-time partners of the Unlimited All Stars, (UAS), in favor of the Hobby classes. 
In addition to Daytona, the Vega Tires Road Race Series has secured dates at Roebling Road, Topeka, and a new venue this year at Gateway Motorsports Park, outside St. Louis. Heavy negotiations are being finalized now for additional tracks, with the full 2019 Road Race Calendar to be announced in the coming days.
The Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup will see the most changes this year, as the series welcomes the IAME KA 100 Junior and Briggs 206 Cadet.  As with previous years, the Margay Ignite program will be back at Daytona, along with Margay’s Title Sponsorship of the Daytona Event.
Finally, WKA has recently partnered with Eventure Event Specialists to secure hotel rooms for the participants, for all the National Events of WKA’s 2019 Schedule.  Hotel booking links are found on each of the racing series event pages at www.worldkarting.com

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To register for the Daytona Kartweek Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup event, click the button below to be taken to the Manufacturer's Cup Series page on our website.

Manufacturer's Cup

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To register for the Daytona Kartweek Vega Tires Road Race Series event, click the button below to be taken to the Road Race Series page on our website.

Road Race Series

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To register for the Daytona Dirt World Championships event, click the button below to be taken to the Dirt World Championship page on our website.

Dirt World Championships

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

Beat Brent Crews and win cash in North Carolina

BRENT CREWS BOUNTY PUT IN PLACE FOR WKA MANUFACTURERS CUP FINALE
“Beat Brent Crews and win cash in North Carolina”

CONCORD, NC - In an effort to increase the competition level and provide bragging rights in the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup, series officials are please to announce a cash offer for drivers in the IAME Mini Swift division. With the reigning two-time IAME International Final Champion Brent Crews confirming his participation, any driver other than Crews who tops the podium blocks, in either of the two race days, will be awarded $100.00 cash.
 
“First off, we would like to congratulate Brent on his amazing results,” explains Kevin Williams, President of the World Karting Association. “Not only did Brent represent the United States in Europe, he now has the title of a double IAME International Final Champion. We are welcoming him back to the final round of the 2018 Manufacturers Cup, but also enticing his fellow competitors to see if they can beat a world champ.”
 
With the final event of the 2018 season taking place at the popular GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, family, friends and fellow competitors will line the fences to see if anyone, or who, can possibly take the checkers ahead of Crews.
 
Williams continues, “We are offering $100.00 to any driver who can beat Crews for both Saturday and Sunday’s main events. If more than one driver is able to finish ahead of the world champion, the cash award will be given to only the winner.”
 
Dubbed the ‘Crews Bounty’, WKA is putting their money on the line in the already exciting IAME Mini Swift division.
 
On track competition begins Friday, October 26 with unofficial practice while Saturday and Sunday will provide the platform for two complete race days. IAME Mini Swift drivers will do battle in their main events in the afternoon of each day, with some cash on the line.
 
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.
 
For information on press releases or other media services offered by Race Tech Development, please contact Mike Maurini via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com or 317.270.8723. Race Tech Development can also be found on Twitter at @ RTDMediaAndMGMT as well as Facebook at their Race Tech Development Fan Page.

Pre-Entry Deadline Approaching WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup GoPro Motorplex, Mooresville, NC

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CONCORD, NC - The much anticipated WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals is fast approaching, and so is the October 16th deadline for the pre-entry discount.  

In preparations for the 2019 racing season, WKA has added the highly anticipated Briggs 206 Cadet class as a local option for the event, as well as the KA100 Junior Category.  This is the perfect opportunity for those drivers to get some valuable track time in racing conditions by joining the regular Manufacturers Cup program.

In addition, season-long championship battles will be determined in all National Classes, and promoted on eKartingNews all weekend.  All classes are up for grabs as the series concludes its 2018 campaign in Mooresville, NC.

Also on the docket for the event is the Annual WKA Membership Meeting, immediately following Friday's practice sessions.

Go to www.worldkarting.com for entry and event information or click the link below to register now.  See you in Mooresville!

Entry Form and Schedule Available for WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, Top Kart USA Grand Nationals

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Series Concludes at GoPro Motorplex with Insights into the 2019 Campaign and Annual Membership Meeting

CONCORD, NC - Bringing a close to an amazing WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup season, GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC., will be the next stop for the popular series.  As one season comes to a close, WKA Officials will introduce elements that will be a part of the campaign’s 2019 season. 

Introducing new classes for 2019, WKA will offer those classes as Local Option Classes for GoPro.  LO206 Cadet and KA100 Junior will be added to the line-up all weekend to help racers prepare for the 2019 season.

Additionally, as announced by the Board of Trustees from their Summer Rules Meeting, WKA will install the push-back bumpers to 2019.  To help the racers prepare, the system will be required at the GoPro event, with no penalties.  Proven already in other series to help clean up driving craft, racers will get a taste of the system at the event to prepare for next year, with no penalties issued for infractions during this test.

“We are excited to see a ton of great racing at GoPro.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “With Championships being decided, and adding some of next year’s features to help our members prepare for the new season, I expect the weekend to be a thriller.”

Finally, WKA will host its annual WKA Membership Meeting at the Mooresville facility, Friday, October 26 immediately following the Practice Schedule.

“As I’ve said from the beginning, I think it is important to keep our membership informed and to listen to their comments.” Continued Williams, “In addition to our regular Third Thursday Facebook Live broadcasts, the membership meeting is an important part of keeping the dialogue going.”

Entry Forms, Schedules, and Information for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals are available now at www.worldkarting.com To easily register online, CLICK HERE.

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

Last Call for NCMP Registration & Final Week to Secure Ad Space in the 2019 Tech Manual

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CONCORD, NC - The regulations have been decided on.  Final edits are being performed.  The printer is waiting to fire up the printing machines.  The Tech Manual is nearly ready to go.  All it’s missing is your ad.
 
This is the last week for advertisers to take advantage of the opportunity to be in front of 2,500 Karters throughout 2019 with an ad in the 2019 WKA Tech Manual.  All Ad sizes can still be secured, even custom ad packages.
 
Hurry, artwork deadlines for the 2019 Tech Manual is September 7.  For ad space availability, pricing, or to create your own custom ad package, contact Marie@WorldKarting.com or call 704-455-1606.

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TODAY'S REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The deadline for registration in the next Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup race at NCMP from September 14-16th is today, September 4th. To make sure you get your pre-entry in, click the link below to be taken to online registration.  See you all at New Castle Motorsports Park in just over a week!

REGISTER NOW

WKA To Run New Track Configuration for Newcastle

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Configuration 40 Slated for Nitro Kart Newcastle Nationals

CONCORD, NC - To give the drivers a new challenge when the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup ascends on the Newcastle Motorsports Park, for the Nitro Kart Newcastle Nationals, September 14-16, series organizers have elected to race Newcastle Configuration 40 for the event.

“Newcastle is such an amazing facility, with many configurations, we wanted to give our participants a new experience at this stapled facility.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “We worked with the track to come up with a unique experience, with plenty of opportunities for action-packed racing, and configuration 40 offered those elements.”

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Entry Forms, Timeline, Schedules, and Information for the Nirtro Kart Newcastle 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 ADDS A TON OF FIRSTS FOR NEWCASTLE MANUFACTURERS CUP EVENT

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New Title Sponsor, New Local Class, New TV, New Electric Karting

CONCORD, NC - Giving back to the racers once again, WKA has brought new enhancements to the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Event at Newcastle, September 14-16 that will surely appeal to a vast array of Karters.
 
New Title Sponsor
Continuing with their rapid growth, Nitro Kart has stepped up as title sponsor of the event, now known as the Nitro Kart Fall Nationals.  In their 2+-year existence, Nitro Kart has already covered podiums all around the country. 
 
“WKA has been great friends of Nitro Kart since their existence a few short years ago,” stated Kevin Williams, WKA’s President, “We are thrilled to help them expand their presence with this title sponsorship, and thankful for their continued support and participation of the various WKA Programs.  I encourage anyone to stop by their paddock during the event.  They’d be happy to talk to racers about their programs.”
 
Local Option LO206 Cadet Added
In preparation for the class to be added Nationally in the 2019 Manufacturers Cup, LO206 Cadet has been added as a Local Option at Newcastle.  The class will run the same schedule as the National Classes, with Friday Practice, and Races both Saturday and Sunday.
 
Electric Karting Series Added on the East Track
Continuing its support of the Collegiate and High School Electric Karting Series, WKA will be bringing the program to Newcastle, running parallel with the Manufacturers Cup Event.  The Series will Practice Friday and Race Saturday on Newcastle’s East Track. 
 
TV Production for Manufacturers Cup
Stadium View Network will return the film the Manufacturers Cup Race Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, filming the finals to air on their distribution network, made up of over 6,000 restaurants, sports bars and entertainment venues across the country; some LIVE and some recorded playback.  More information to follow.
 
Special Pricing Returns for Yamaha Sportsman and Yamaha Senior Classes
For the second event this year, WKA extends special pricing to enter the Manufacturers Cup event at Newcastle for basically the cost of race tires.  Yamaha Sportsman only pay $195 for the weekend, while Yamaha Senior drivers will only pay $415.
 
Introductory Temporary Membership Pricing
New to WKA?  Haven’t renewed your membership with WKA in 12-or-more months?  Special membership pricing is available at Newcastle just for you at the special price of just $20.
 
“Everyone at WKA wants the racers to feel welcome with new and exciting programs, and this event is no different,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “We are already making plans for a great Daytona Event this year with new ideas, and the team thought, ‘let’s throw out some fun ideas for this year too’.  I have to agree with them.”
 
Entry Forms and information are available at www.WorldKarting.com or accessed from the buttons below.  More information to follow in the near future.
 
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.  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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WKA ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE, CLASS STRUCTURE WITH FRESH IDEAS FOR THE 2019 SEASON

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Date: July 17, 2018

WKA ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE, CLASS STRUCTURE WITH FRESH IDEAS FOR THE 2019 SEASON

July 17, 2018 – Being prepared and proactive to help its members, the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program is pleased to announce their 2019 racing schedule and class structure along with a new point program as they prepare for the future. Taking the customers travel planning and costs of racing into consideration, a six race schedule over eleven months provides teams and competitors with a great platform.

“We have been working hard to not only finish our 2018 program strong, but also plan for our 2019 racing season,” explained WKA President Kevin Williams. “We want to provide our customers the opportunity to plan well in advance, thus being able to save on travel costs and put the Manufacturers Cup schedule on their upcoming calendar.”

Kicking the season off as always in Daytona Beach in December, the series will then make their trek Northward to Mooresville, North Carolina in March. The third event weekend of the series will be schedule in Dousman, Wisconsin in May while the same can be said about the June event in Wampum, Pennsylvania. Making a return trip to Norway, Illinois in August, the Manufacturers Cup will conclude with their Grand Nationals at the famed New Castle Motorsports Park in October.

Schedule 2019

Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Florida - December 27-30 2018

GoPro Motorplex – Mooresville, North Carolina - March 29-31 2019

Badger Raceway – Dousman, Wisconsin - May 17-19 2019

Pittsburgh International Race Complex- Wampum, Pennsylvania - June 28-29 2019 – *Tentative

Concept Haulers Motor Speedway – Norway, Illinois - August 23-25 2019

New Castle Motorsports Park – Spiceland, Indiana – “Grand Nationals” - October 11-13 2019

The 2019-point structure will start at a base of 200 points with 20 bonus points available for both Daytona and New Castle event weekends. The per entry bonus points have been removed for 2019. The change in the point structure will also allow competitors to drop two full event weekends, allowing them to be flexible with their 2019 racing schedule. 

Williams added, “In the past, the series forced racers to compete on a more strict structure. The new approach allows more flexibility for WKA Members to select the dates and venues that work best for them, without much penalty, and still have fighting chances in Championship Points. Coming to the end of the season at our Grand National in New Castle, a racer from the Northeast can meet their competitor from the Midwest to race for the Championship.”

“The 2019 WKA Manufacturers Cup class structure has also been altered,” explained Williams. “Our thought process is to offer venues, dates, and classes that are popular among WKA's membership base to better serve the WKA Members. The points/drop schedule allows racers to tailor their competition year with more flexibility on the calendar and the locations we are visiting. This was a great effort of contributions from our Competition Committee, made up of strong industry experts, which include Chuck Gafrarar, Bill McLaughlin, Eric Jones, Pat Slattery, Jamie Sieracki, and Nick Tucker.”

The 2019 WKA Manufacturers Cup class structure will include IAME Micro Swift and Mini Swift as well as the 206 Cadet program. For the junior ranks, competitors will have the choice to compete in KA100 and IAME Junior while Senior competitors will have the same option in KA100 Senior and IAME Senior. Looking out for the future of the sport, WKA will also offer the Kid Kart category at all event weekends, which includes Daytona, while the Ignite “Dash at Daytona” will return to Daytona this year.

Other notable enhancements to the Manufacturers Cup Program is the return of tire sales back to our valued industry retail partners and shops, starting with the first event of the year at Daytona.  Also new for 2019 is the implementation of the push-back bumper program, with video review officiating available for the new regulation.

Stay tuned for more information coming from WKA in the very near future.

For information on press releases or other media services offered by Race Tech Development, please contact Mike Maurini via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com or 317.270.8723. Race Tech Development can also be found on Twitter at @RaceTechDvlp as well as Facebook at their Race Tech Development Fan Page.

IAME KA100 Senior Throwdown Sword Award Returns

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CONCORD, NC - After a short hiatus from the National Karting Scene, the popular KA100 Throwdown returns, July 14 and 15 at Concept Haulers Speedway in Sheridan, IL.  WKA, together with Franklin Motorsports, will host the competition during the fourth stop of the 2018 Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup.  In additional to huge bragging rights that comes with this historical event, KA100 Senior Drivers will fight for a cash purse of up to $800 Saturday, July 14, and the all-important, one-of-a-kind  Throwdown Sword Award Sunday, July 15.  Previous editions have treated spectators to amazing racing, and this year's edition will certainly not disappoint.  

WKA President Kevin Williams added, “The IAME KA100 Throwdown Sword was a popular award that drivers strived for in Midwest competition. I think it is important that we renew this special award and provide some fun for our senior level drivers. Offering cash awards for KA100 Senior drivers on Saturday, the premier field will race for ‘The Sword’ on Sunday in an all-out wheel-to-wheel battle.”

“I am happy to bring KA100 Throw Down and the Sword back into competition,” explained Franklin Motorsports’ Jamie Sieracki. “Not that the Sword has any monetary value, but the bragging rights of winning this award is priceless.”

In Saturday’s competition, KA100 Senior drivers will be shooting for:

First Place - $200.00

Fastest Lap - $100.00

Oldest Entered Driver - $100.00

Youngest Entered Driver - $100.00

Prior to the main event, a random draw for a kart number entered for the weekend will take place. If your number is drawn, that driver will receive an automatic $50.00. If that kart number wins the race, the driver will also receive a $250.00 bonus on top of their $200.00 winner’s purse.

WKA will be offering its temporary membership once again for the balance of the 2018 season. For only $20.00 for any person who has not been a member in the last twelve months or have not been a member in the past. At the conclusion of the event, any temporary members can become a WKA member can apply the $20.00 fee to a full membership. 

Entry forms and additional information are available by following the series link to the WKA Manufacturers Cup on the WKA website at www.WorldKarting.com or by clicking the buttons below:

Manufacturer's Cup Page

Online Registration

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WKA ANNOUNCES NEW YAMAHA PRICING FOR MANUFACTURERS CUP AND THE RETURN OF THE POPULAR MIDWEST AWARD FOR KA100

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Date: May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018 – As the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup returns to the Midwest, series officials are pleased to announce discounted entry pricing for two of the Yamaha powered classes and the return of a popular award. While Yamaha Sportsman and Yamaha Senior drivers will receive entry, tires and two days of racing at a steep discount, KA100 Senior competitors will battle for the popular ‘Sword’ in the KA100 Senior Throw Down at Concept Haulers Motor Speedway.

“We are working hard to make racing more affordable,” explained Kevin Williams. “The Yamaha classes have had such a rich history in the WKA Manufacturers Cup Program, especially in the Midwest region, we wanted to recognize and reward those drivers still participating with the Yamaha motor package. We have come up with a program that will see Yamaha Sportsman and Senior drivers receive entry, tires and two days of racing at a fraction of the cost to help support our current national level entries as well as local drivers looking to compete in the WKA Manufacturers Cup.”

In place for both events at Concept Haulers Motor Speedway in Norway, Illinois and New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, Yamaha Sportsman competitors will receive entry for two days of racing and one set of Bridgestone YLC race tires for $195.00. Yamaha Senior drivers will receive entry for two days of racing and two sets of Bridgestone YLC Tires for $415.00.

Not to be out done, the KA100 Senior class will be vying for money and ‘The Sword’ at the upcoming Illinois event.

WKA President Kevin Williams added, “The IAME KA100 Throw Down Sword was a popular award that drivers strived for in Midwest competition. I think it is important that we renew this special award and provide some fun for our senior level drivers. Offering cash awards for KA100 Senior drivers on Saturday, the premier field will race for ‘The Sword’ on Sunday in an all-out wheel-to-wheel battle.”

“I am happy to bring KA100 Throw Down and the Sword back into competition,” explained Franklin Motorsports’ Jamie Sieracki. “Not that the Sword has any monetary value, but the bragging rights of winning this award is priceless.”

In Saturday’s competition, KA100 Senior drivers will be shooting for:

First Place - $200.00

Fastest Lap - $100.00

Oldest Entered Driver - $100.00

Youngest Entered Driver - $100.00

Prior to the main event, a random draw for a kart number entered for the weekend will take place. If your number is drawn, that driver will receive an automatic $50.00. If that kart number wins the race, the driver will also receive a $250.00 bonus on top of their $200.00 winner’s purse.

Online entry for the KA100 Senior class will include two days of racing and race tires. All drivers must be pre-entered to be eligible for Saturday and Sunday awards. All Yamaha drivers must pre-enter online to take advantage of Yamaha class pricing discounts.

WKA will be offering its temporary membership once again for the balance of the 2018 season. For only $20.00 for any person who has not been a member in the last twelve months or have not been a member in the past. At the conclusion of the event, any temporary members can become a WKA member can apply the $20.00 fee to a full membership. 

Entry forms and additional information are available by following the series link to the WKA Manufacturers Cup on the WKA website at www.WorldKarting.com.

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COMPASS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS TAKES ON WKA MAN CUP HOTELS FOR 2018

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“CMS to be official travel agency for series in 2018”

 
Compass Management Solutions (CMS) and the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup have partnered up for 2018 racing season. CMS will setup and maintain hotel room blocks for the remainder of the 2018 season as the WKA program changes leadership to work towards a common goal to promote karting.
 
“Compass Management Solutions is in place is to save racers time and money when booking hotel accommodations,” explained Kevin Williams, President of the WKA. “Travel expenses can add up quickly in a season full of racing but we have worked with CMS in the past and they have been a great asset.”
 
“Compass Management Solutions is happy to partner with the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup for the remainder of the 2018 season,” added Mike Maurini. “We are happy to assist racers by providing time and communication to aid the efforts in setting up and maintaining hotels during the season.”
 
Booking through CMS is simple: head to their website www.compassmanagementsolutions.com. All available hotels will be listed under the “Bookings” tab and are sorted by series, making it easy for customers to find the hotels they are looking for. Customers then fill out a short form with their information, check in and out dates, and room preference, and a confirmation number will be emailed within 48 business hours.
 
CMS offers the service to organize and book rooms or room blocks for teams and series throughout the country. In addition to travel accommodations, CMS also offers business and personal assistant services.
 
For more information, visit the CMS website at www.compassmanagementsolutions.com and follow CMS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/compassmanagementsolutions and on Twitter @CompassMS. 
 

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WKA Bridgestone ManCup Pitt Entry Form Now Available

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CONCORD, NC - It’s Spring.  And that means the next round of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup is fast approaching.  The series will once again converge on the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, May 18-20, for the Spring Nationals, a favorite mid-year stop for many of the ManCup Competitors.  Mid-season events have been some of the most exciting racing in WKA’s history due to the Championship battles that start heating up, and the Pitt Spring Nationals are expected to be just as exciting as previous years.

After a successful first outing last month, WKA has once again employed its new Online Registration System, simplifying the process for all classes.  The new system, introduced for Round 2 of the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, allows competitors to register for their classes, rent transponders, AND reserve their pit space, all in one quick and easy process.  What’s more, the process is optimized for both desktop and mobile devices!

Entry forms and additional information is available by following the Series Link to the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturer Cup Series on the WKA website, www.WorldKarting.com

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT CADET LO206 AT GOPRO MOTORPLEX & IAME INTERNATIONAL FINALS

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CONCORD, NC - With the growing numbers in the LO206 cadet class at GoPro Motorplex it has been requested that WKA run this class as a local option next week at the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup race March 23-25th . Please register online on the WKA website by clicking HERE. Entry fee of $430.00 includes one set of Bridgestone450 YLC race tires. GoPro Muffler is required.

The WKA office has been receiving questions on what the ticket to the 2018 IAME International
Finals includes. Here is the response from IAME USA East:
-Guaranteed entry spot and race tires package
-Use of engine
-3,000 Euros towards arrive/drive fee with a team