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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. 
 

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.

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

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 14th/IAME INTERNATIONAL FINALS DRAWING

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CONCORD, NC - Attention!  Online registration closes at midnight on March 14th. for the second round of Manufactures Cup series.   The event is being held at Go Pro Motorplex, Mooresville, NC.  On line registration saves each racer $100.00 per class over registering at the track.

Last week WKA announced One lucky racer would receive a ticket to the 2018 IAME International Finals with info to follow.  Here is the information and criteria.

Criteria for 2018 IAME International Finals drawing. Courtesy of IAME USA East and WKA

One entrant will be awarded the ticket selected from class winners from Mini Swift, IAME Jr. and IAME Sr.

CRITERIA

Entrant must compete in all three of the next 2018 events at Go Pro Motorplex, Pittsburgh International Raceway and New Jersey Motorsports Park.

1.     The class winners from each day in the three classes, will have their names placed into a drawing.

2.     A maximum of 18 tickets will be placed into drawing. Entrants that did not compete in all 3 events will be removed from drawing.

3.     During podium presentation at New Jersey Motorsports Park the winner will be drawn.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL WKA ENTRANTS

REGISTRATION, TICKET TO THE IAME INTERNATIONAL FINALS, BRIDGESTONE YNP RAIN TIRE

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CONCORD, NC - Attention!  Online registration closes at midnight on March 14th. for the second round of Manufactures Cup series.   The event is being held at Go Pro Motorplex, Mooresville, NC.  On line registration saves each racer $100.00 per class over registering at the track.

Other exciting news:   Starting at this event, Go Pro Motorplex (event #2) and concluding at New Jersey Motorsports Park (event #4) One lucky driver from IAME Jr. or IAME Sr. or Mini Swift will be receiving a trip to the IAME INTERNATIONAL FINALS.  Thank you IAME USA East.   More information to follow.

Back in September 2017 Bridgestone announced the release of their new Bridgestone YNP rain tire via Bridgestone’s Distributors Product Press Release, published on WKA’s pit board September 19, 2017.  WKA has been advised that the YNP rain tire is available in ample supply at all Bridgestone Kart tire dealers.

Rule 212.14.1 states rain tires must be Bridgestone no specific compound and any quantity allowed. If you would like to purchase the new compound, contact your favorite dealer.  WKA does not supply rain tires.  

TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE MANUFACTURERS CUP ROUND #2: CLICK HERE

Parking Information for Upcoming Manufacturer's Cup Race at GoPro Motorplex

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CONCORD, NC- As we get geared up for the upcoming Manufacturers Cup race at GoPro Motorplex, March 23-25,2018 we wanted to clarify Pit Parking.

Due to the limited parking in the pit area, there will be no RV/camper parking in the pit area. Camping will be located on the outside of the gated area.

Please refer to the Parking Map for your pit selections. If you have special parking request, we will try to honor them as much as possible. Payment is required at time of reservation.

REGISTRATION FOR MAN CUP AT GOPRO MOTORPLEX NOW AVAILABLE

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CONCORD, NC - The online and paper entry blank is now available for the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, March 23rd-25th, 2018.

When registering online you may notice a new registration system. The new system will stream line the registration process moving forward, allowing each driver the ability to save their information for future transactions, so you do not have to enter your information in each time when registering for an event.
The new system will also sync with the new barcoding scanning system for tires, engine and chassis seals, that will be implemented at the GoPro event and throughout the remainder of the 2018 season.

All mail in Pre-Entries must be received in the office by Wednesday March 14th, 2018. On-line registration ends at midnight March 14th.  At track registration is an additional $100 per class.

Follow the buttons below to view each document/link:

Online Registration

Entry Blank

Entry List

Schedule

 

WKA Elevates the Kid Kart Category as a Man Cup National Class for 2018

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Popular Program Gets Immediately Added to the National Class Structure for 2018

CONCORD, NC - Responding to Member comments and requests to bring back the popular Kid Kart Category back to the National Scene, the WKA Board of Trustees recently responded to member requests by voting the class back into the WKA Bridgestone Man Cup as a National Class at their recent meeting.

“One of the many strengths of WKA has always been that we have a place in the organization for everyone,” stated WKA President John Ferris, “And when the participants in the Kid Kart Class expressed that they had nowhere to gain experience on a national level, the Trustees heard, understood and responded to that call.  The system our organization was founded on worked, and these important members were heard.”

The popular category for aspiring young drivers will be added to the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup class list immediately, and entries for the upcoming event at the popular GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, scheduled for March 23-25, 2018. 

Tech Regulations are as printed in the 2018 WKA Technical Manual, 214.1 KID KART.  Legal fuel will be the same as all other classes, Sunoco 110, mixed with Redline Oil, 8-oz., per gallon.

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

A Few Daytona KARTWEEK Reminders

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CONCORD, NC - With the Daytona event just around the corner, we wanted to remind our members about a few items that have changed since last year and about some that need emphasizing: 

  1. All pets are required to be on a leash when in the pits and paddock area -- absolutely no pets allowed at anytime in any hot grid area's (Man-Cup -- Speedway Dirt -- Road Race)
  2. Sunoco 110 is the spec fuel for all gasoline spec fuel classes for two and four cycle -- this includes Man-Cup and Road Race
  3. For the Man-Cup series, the required mixing ratio is 8 ounces per gallon for all two cycle classes
  4. RUNNING ENGINES WHILE KART IS ON STAND:   Engines may only be run on kart stands in their assigned pit areas. They may not be run on the stand outside of the assigned pit area or while being rolled through the pits. Engines may be started on the grid when the karts are on the ground and the grid steward gives permission. This will be about one minute before the karts are allowed on the track.
  5. WKA MEMBERS ONLY IN TECH AREA:   All persons present in the engine tech area must be WKA members.
  6. Participants are reminded about 618.8 -- auxiliary carb return spring -- this is an important safety item -- please review -- this is a post tech item
  7. ENGINE TAGGING -- All engines running in the WKA Man-Cup competition must be sealed using the official WKA engine seal. Any modification, tampering or attempt to violate the spirit and intent of the engine tagging system will result in immediate disqualification. Said infraction will be reported to the board of Trustees and may results in further disciplinary action. All bolts and nuts involved in the sealing process must be thru drilled. Holes should be 3/32” minimum in diameter and should be de-burred or chamfered on the edges to avoid damage to the wire sealing device. The wire must pass through BOTH sides of the nut or bolts being used.
  • X30 Sr -- thru two head bolts
  • X30 Jr -- two head bolts and header strap
  • Micro Swift--head bolt and header nut
  • Mini Swift -- thru one head nut and opening in a fin
  • Yamaha -- two head bolts and muffler strap

(See photo's on page 87 of the new 2018 WKA Tech Manual)

8. 609.6.1 SPARK PLUGS -- X30 -- Allowable spark plugs -- NGK R6252K-105 --and-- NGK R6254E-105

  • For declared rain events -- NGK B10EG -- and-- NGK BR10EG may also be used 
  • This applies to sprint and road race

9. TAG ENGINE NOTES:  (E1)   IAME X30 no holes in clutch drum allowed

10. 214.6 IAME JUNIOR    spec restricted header is 26mm (changed from 2017 season)

11. Chassis tech sheet must be completed and turned in to obtain chassis seal PRIOR to entering the track -- this included having all four kart numbers in place -->> violation will be loss of one practice round

12. All divisions --> sprint -- speedway dirt -- road race ---> All bolt on ballast must be painted white and must be double nutted or safety clipped

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!

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

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

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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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.