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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.

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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 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.

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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

Daytona Dirt World Championship Entry Blank Now Available

CONCORD, NC - The much anticipated info for the latest edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championship is now available for competitors to view. This years event, labeled the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championship, is anticipated to be a well attended event, with the return of the Maxxis Tire as the exclusive tire for one of the most prestigious dirt events in the country.

Additionally, WKA welcomes back Troy Duncan and the Tri State Series, with competitors having the option to use the Daytona event as an optional Tri State Series points race to kick off their 2017 national season.

Boasting 40 classes this season, the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championship will feature 20 classes per day, mostly consisting of Clone classes, otherwise known as Stock, as indicated on the entry blank. There will be some Animal participation, as noted with the Senior Champ and Junior 3 Animal classes. Additionally, the Unlimited Class will run both days, providing the 2 cycle contingent the chance to also run at the World Center of Racing.

As per the case the last several years, there are a number of Trophy Classes, as well as Semi Pro and Pro Classes. In order for a competitor to be eligible to run a Pro class, they must also be entered in a Trophy Class as well.

A variety of purses have been created, ranging from $500 to win, up to $5,000 to win classes, totaling $75,000 in purse money that will be distributed, as well as awards for the top 3 in all classes. In addition to that, GoldSpeed USA will be providing Jackets, Eagle Trophy, and Check to the following class winners on Day 2 of the Dirt Event.:

Pro Junior 1, 2, and 3 Stock Heavy

Pro Stock Medium

Pro Stock Heavy

Activities for the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championships will kick into gear Tuesday December 27 with parking, registration, and tech in the morning, with a practice session from 1-5pm. On Wednesday December 28, competitors will hit the track for the first of 2 days of competition, with Friday December 30 posted as the official rain date for the event.

Reserved parking and RV Parking info can be obtained by contacting Buddy Long at the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

Additionally, Sponsorship packages, which include parking and limited pit passes, are now available as well.  Potential sponsors looking to add their name to a class, as well as line up their parking for this prestigious event can contact the following:

Troy Duncan: (706) 384-2400, sponsordaytonadirt@gmail.com    

Or

Buddy Long: (704) 455-1606, ext 112, buddy@worldkarting.com

In addition to the Entry and pricing info, Class Specs are also listed on the Speedway Dirt Series page of our website as well. 

To view the info for the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championships at Daytona, click here.

 

05.31.2016 - Racing World Mourns the loss of Marc Chimento

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CONCORD, NC The Dirt Karting World, and racing in general, lost a huge asset to the sport this past week with the passing of Marc Chimento. Well known as the owner and operator of Amelia Motor Raceway in Virginia, Chimento passed away just after midnight of Memorial Day. His charismatic smile and high energy level, always elevated his workers and competitors at the track to the highest level possible.

In addition to running a most successful dirt track for years, which also included host to many WKA Speedway Dirt Series Nationals, as well as Virginia Dirt Karting Association, VDKA events, Marc also operated a highly successful company in the Richmond area known as Hy-Tech Property Services Inc. Chimento’s success in the business world led to having over 200 employees on staff at Hy-Tech.

Marc was also the proud creator of The Christmas Train, a charitable organization that collected and assembled hundreds of bicycles donated to the Amelia County Christmas Mother each year. His extraordinary flare for the dramatic never went unnoticed, as Chimento provided helicopter rides to fans at one of the WKA National events many years ago.

Marc also served as Co-Race Director of one of the largest Daytona Dirt World Championship events several years ago at the old Daytona Municipal Stadium, back in the day of the 2,000 + entries at the track for the 4-day event. His selflessness and contributions to the sport, his business, as well as everyday life, served as a magnet, with many names passing through the Amelia gates, including the late Buddy Burkett, one of the greatest dirt series flagmen of all time, not to mention Morgan Whitaker, for decades one of the most respected national tech men in karting. His announcing booth provided 2 very distinctive voices to this day, that of Buddy Long, one of the many voices for the Motor Racing Network, and local product Russ Wiles, who now serves as the voice of the Richmond International Raceway.

Many were drawn to Marc, creating a very strong racing family.

His extraordinary spirit, selflessness, and love for his many families, as well as life itself, will be remembered Wednesday June 1 with a Visitation at the Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Drive, North Chesterfield, Virginia, 23236 beginning at 5pm, concluding with a vigil service at 7pm.

The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday June 2 at 11am at the same location.

In memory of Marc, donations can be made to:

Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center

5875 Bremo Road

Suite 108

Richmond, Virginia 23226

Or

Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center-Angels Among Us

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01.04.2016 - Info on new Daytona Photographers

01.04.2016 - Info on new Daytona Photographers

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CONCORD, NC - A new season at Daytona also brought a couple new faces to the staffing for both the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, as well as the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. For those interested in obtaining individual shots or a cd of the racing events at the respective facilities, here is the contact information for our 2016 Daytona photographers.

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series:

Heather Trull:  ttrull@gmail.com

Dunlop/Xeramic Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting:

Jennifer Edens Henry: jedens1@cox.net

Unilli Dirt World Championship:

Carl Barnes, Double Vision Photography: doublevision137@hotmail.com

WKA welcomes Heather Trull, the official photographer of the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, as well as the Winter Cup Series, this year. Heather also has photos from the year-end awards presentation.

A big thank you also goes to Jennifer Edens from Kansas for shooting the Road Race event.

And a Welcome back to Carl Barnes of Double Vision Photography for shooting this years Unilli Dirt World Championship. Carl will also be returning in 2016 to shoot the years action for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series.

01.04.2016 - Thanks for a great KartWeek!!!!

01.04.2016 - Thanks for a great KartWeek!!!!

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CONCORD, NC - The World Karting Association would like to extend its sincerest thanks and appreciation to all the competitors, families, teams, sponsors, and many individuals for their participation in the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek. While running 3 major racing events at one time is no easy task, getting the time off and spending it in Daytona with family, on the heels of the most expensive time of year, as well as the middle of the week, is tough, and very much appreciated by the WKA Staff. The effort by the more than 1300 competitors in the Speedway Dirt, Manufacturer’s Cup, and Road Race Series provided one of the most exciting KartWeeks on record, thus placing a smile on the

Face of Daytona executives, realizing the pride and professionalism is indeed back with WKA.

We hope everyone made the return home safely, many via Disney World in Orlando,

12.14.2015 - ONYX Racing Chassis Joins Daytona Dirt World Event

12.14.2015 - ONYX Racing Chassis Joins Daytona Dirt World Event

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With Van K Wheels covering the Pro Junior 3 Clone class on Day #2 of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championships Dec 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, ONYX Racing Chassis has jumped on board to take care of the class on Day #1. Offering $1,000 to win on both days of competition, the Junior 3 class will be loaded for bear, leading ONYX Racing Chassis owner Jason Williamson to jump on board for the event.

Onyx joins BDL Motorsports, Charger Racing Chassis, Van K Wheels, and MC Motorsports as some of the official class sponsors for the 2015 edition of the $100,000 Unilli Dirt World Championship.

Activities for the Dirt World Championship get underway Sunday December 27 with parking at 8am, followed by practice from 1-5pm. The battle for keeps gets underway the next 2 days as 39 classes battle for the over $100,000 in posted purse, awards, and merchandise.

WKA Thanks ONYX Racing Chassis, as well as all sponsors on this years Dirt World Championship.

For more information on the Daytona Dirt World Championship, click here.

12.14.2015 - Van K Wheels Providing Wheels at Dirt World Championship

12.14.2015 - Van K Wheels Providing Wheels at Dirt World Championship

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CONCORD, NC - Continuing a tradition for the past few years, Van K Wheels for another year returns in a big way for the competitors Dec 27-30 at the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championship at Daytona International Speedway. As a current sponsor already for the Pro Junior 3 Clone Heavy Class, offering $1,000 to win, Brian and Natalie Bass are also providing wheels to competitors that may not be as fortunate to take the top prize in a couple weeks, by providing wheels to drivers in select classes that may incur some Hard Luck.

Drivers in the Pro Champ Lite, Pro Junior 2 Clone, Semi Pro Animal Heavy, and Pro Animal Heavy classes who are met with a tough circumstance in the race, will still have a chance to come away with Black P-Zero Wheels.

Additionally, the winner in the Pro Junior 3 Class, sponsored by Van K, will also be eligible for a set of wheels, thus spreading fortunes around for many drivers.

The Van K sponsorship is one of many at the $100,000 Unilli Dirt World Championship, including Champ Lite sponsor BDL Motorsports, Day 1 Pro Junior 3 Clone sponsor Onyx Racing Chassis, as well as Charger Racing Chassis, the sponsor of the $5,000 to win Pro Animal Heavy main, as well as MC Motorsports, sponsor of the $10,000 to win Pro Clone Heavy final.

Van K Wheels are sold nationwide though a very strong dealer network, including Competition Karting Inc, one of the many vendors who will be on hand for the festivities. Made 100% in North Carolina, Van K offers 2 lines of wheels, including the P-Zero, and the Pro MAXX.

For more information on the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championships, click here.

12.07.2015 - Dirt Vendors On Hand at Daytona

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CONCORD, NC - The latest edition of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championships will once again be busting at the seams with competition begging for the bragging rights of winning on the most famous stage in motorsports. As a result, there will be several vendors on hand to service the customers in this $100,000 extravaganza!!!

Competitors looking for additional parts and services will have at least 3 companies to choose from, as TS Racing, Competition Karting Inc, and Larry Jones Motorsports will be on hand to take care of the competition in the pits.

With all 3 synonymous with the dirt karting world, as well as the Daytona event, competitors can rest assured they will be well taken care of.

For any other companies wishing to provide vendor services, contact Marie Borsuk at the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, ext 111.

12.07.2015 - Van K Wheels Joins Daytona Dirt Sponsor List

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CONCORD, NC - With the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek just 3 weeks away, the sponsor interest continues for all series, including the WKA/Unilli Tires Dirt World Championship. With over $100,000 up for grabs in purse, products, and awards, Van K Wheels has jumped on board once again as the official sponsor of the Pro Junior 3 Clone class. Running for $1,000 to win each day, the Pro Junior 3 Clone Class features some of the rising young stars in their last age bracket before making the transition to the senior ranks.

For Van K Wheels, their sponsorship relationship with WKA and Daytona continues for yet another year. In addition to the Dirt class sponsorship for another year, Van K was also a sponsor on the National Road Race Series in 2015, and also took part in the contingency program for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, thus spreading their love for the karting industry in just about every corner of WKA National competition.

Activities for the latest edition of the Dirt World Championships get underway with practice Sunday December 27 from 1-5pm, followed by 2 full days and 39 classes of national competition, with a raindate set for Dec 30.

WKA would like to thank Brian and Natalie Bass of Van K Wheels for their loyalty and sponsorship to the karting industry, and to this years edition of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championship.

To view the information for this years event, click on Racing Series on the WKA Home Page, then click Speedway Dirt, which will provide you with several options to view for Daytona.

12.02.2015 - Info on Unilli Tire Distributors

12.02.2015 - Info on Unilli Tire Distributors

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CONCORD, NC - As the clock ticks closer towards this years edition of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championships December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, competitors continue their preparations for this years event. Boasting over $100,000 in purse, awards, and merchandise, competitors and sponsors have been lining up on a daily basis, requesting parking and sponsorship opportunities.

Many have also been inquiring about the locations of Unilli Tire Distributors, thus helping them to stock up for the annual event.

Competitors can buy straight from the Unilli website, which is unillitires.com, or they can contact Tyler direct at (229) 672-1697. If ordered before noon, tires will ship the same day. If ordered after noon, tires will ship out the following day.

For more information regarding this years WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championship, click the Racing Series option on the main page of the WKA website, which will then display the options to view the race order, class structure, purses, entry fees, and much more!!!

11.25.2015 - BDL Motorsports Returns as Daytona Dirt Sponsor

11.25.2015 - BDL Motorsports Returns as Daytona Dirt Sponsor

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CONCORD, NC - As the excitement continues to build for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, so does the list of sponsors. World Karting is proud to announce the return of BDL Motorsports as one of the official sponsors of the WKA/Unilli Tires Dirt World Championship. Sponsoring the Pro Junior Heavy Class last year at Daytona, BDL Motorsports returns as the sponsor of the Pro Junior 2 Clone Heavy Class, as well as the Senior Champ class for the 2015 edition of Daytona KartWeek.

WKA thanks David Henderson and the staff at BDL Motorsports for their continued participation in the Dirt World Championship, as entries continue to pour into the prolific annual event at the World Center of Racing.

Anyone wishing to inquire about sponsorship opportunities can contact Buddy Long at the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, extension 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

11.18.2015 - Charger Racing Chassis, MC Motorsports back at Daytona Dirt

11.18.2015 - Charger Racing Chassis, MC Motorsports back at Daytona Dirt

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CONCORD, NC - With the recent announcement of the return of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championships to the Dirt Track at Daytona for another year comes many of the sponsors from last years event returning as well. WKA is proud to announce the return of Charger Racing Chassis and MC Motorsports to their respective sponsorship roles for yet another year.

In 2014, Charger Racing Chassis, led by Boomer Hawk, sponsored the Pro Animal Heavy Class on Day 1 of the Dirt World Championships. With that class returning to the fold again this year, as well as a $5,000 to win carrot dangled out there, this years Pro Animal Heavy class is expected to again be busting at the seams, with 51 drivers vying for the top payday last year.

Much like Boomer, Matt Connell and the MC Motorsports group have been involved in the Dirt Motorsports world for years.  Sponsoring the Pro Junior 1 Heavy class 1 season ago, MC Motorsports returns as yet another proud class sponsor in 2015.

The return of these two long standing Dirt figures in the karting world is just the tip of the iceburg, as calls and inquiries for sponsorship and parking are flooding the WKA Office daily, making the latest edition of the Unilli Dirt World Championships another monster of a race for the holidays.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of the limited front row parking spots, or sponsorship, can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or buddy@worldkarting.com.

11.12.2015 - Daytona Dirt Class Structure Now Online

11.12.2015 - Daytona Dirt Class Structure Now Online

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CONCORD, NC - With the Monday announcement of the classes and purses for the latest edition of the WKA/Unilli Tires Daytona Dirt World Championships Dec 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, comes the Class Structure for the 39 classes that will be on hand for this years event, sporting $100,000 in purse, awards, and prizes. This year’s lineup is relatively close to that of last Decembers event, with very few changes, mainly to the Junior 3 classes, which will utilize the big pipe in their Clone classes this year, along with a Blue Restrictor Plate.

The respective No Pro Classes have been changed, in name only, to Semi Pro, with the same theme attached to the classes. As is the case with other programs, any driver who runs the $10,000 to win Pro Clone Heavy Class CANNOT run the Semi Pro Clone Heavy Class. Drivers must choose which of those 2 classes they will designate to run. The same applies to Day 1 with the Semi Pro Animal Heavy and $5,000 to win Pro Animal Heavy classes. Drivers running Pro Animal Heavy CANNOT run Semi Pro Animal Heavy. Drivers must choose one or the other, but not both. This rule applies strictly to these classes specifically, and does not prohibit a driver from running any other senior classes such as Champ Heavy, Limited Modified, or Animal or Clone Medium classes for example.

It is also a requirement for ALL drivers that are planning to run a Pro Class, that they MUST enter a Trophy Class. For example, once a driver decides to run either Pro Clone Heavy or Semi Pro Clone Heavy, they MUST also be entered in 1 of the classes that pays $500 to win with an overall purse of $1,000. This is the rule that applied at Daytona last year, and will be enforced once again this season.

Drivers must also remember, if respective minimum kart counts are not met in any class, purse payout will be 80%. As you fill out your entry blank, be mindful of the classes listed in their respective purse categories for minimum class participation numbers, as well as respective entry fees.

To view the Class Structure for Daytona Dirt, click on Racing Series on the WKA website. You will see the categories, including Speedway Dirt. Underneath will be a designated category for 2016 Class Structure.

Anyone with questions regarding the 2016 edition of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championship can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

11.09.2015 - Daytona Dirt World Championships Entry Blank Now Online

11.09.2015 - Daytona Dirt World Championships Entry Blank Now Online

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CONCORD, NC - The long awaited, much anticipated Entry Blank for this years version of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championships at Daytona International Speedway Dec 27-30 is now available online. Once again, as indicated by the title of the pit board, the event will utilize Unilli Tires only for all classes for the second consecutive year. What HAS changed is the increase in purses for the 38 classes that will take part in this years Dirt World Championships.

While the bulk of the classes have remained the same, an amended purse structure has competitors participating in the richest Daytona Dirt event yet, with purses, awards, and prizes exceeding $100,000!!!

Every class participating will run for a money payout, ranging from $500 to win to $10,000 for the first place recipient. Competitors should note that there are 2 pages to this years entry blank, the first being the traditional entry blank page itself. The second page will provide a breakdown of all classes running each day, along with their corresponding purses and entry fees listed. While purses in Pro Animal Heavy and Pro Clone Heavy are guaranteed, the remaining purses are contingent on class minimums with either a 15 or 20 kart minimum required for maximum payout. Otherwise, payout will be 80%. Be sure and check the class you are in for your respective requirements.

In addition to the Money payouts, drivers finishing in the top 3 will receive awards, with the winners in all classes receiving a 2015 WKA Unilli Dirt World Championship Jacket.

Also new for the Dirt competitors for 2015 is the change in the membership status. While in the past, competitors had to pay $55 for a full membership, this season, any new master members will only be required to pay $30 for their full year membership, a deal that will last through April 30 of 2016. While April is the deadline for the program, any new member getting a membership during that time period, will be able to take full advantage of a years membership, which includes a 2016 edition of the WKA Technical.

Activities for the Dirt World Championships get underway with sponsor and competitor parking Sunday morning Dec 27. As has been the case in the past, there will be a 4 hour practice session that same day from 1-5pm with pit gates closing at 7:30pm. The next 2 days will be full blown race days with practice kicking off each days activities. In the event of a rainout on one of the race days, Dec 30 has once again been set aside for a rain Date.

 

Anyone wishing to inquire about parking or sponsorship opportunities may contact Buddy Long at the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or email to buddy@worldkarting.com.

 

To view the WKA/Unilli Tires Dirt World Championship Entry Blank, click here.

09.02.2015 - Update On Unilli Dirt World Championships at Daytona

09.02.2015 - Update On Unilli Dirt World Championships at Daytona

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CONCORD, NC - Despite recent business moves involving Unilli and another karting group, World Karting, as well as Unilli, would like to assure competitors and fans that the latest version of the Unilli Dirt World Championship at Daytona is moving forward at a daily pace, in preparation for what should be another fantastic December event. At present, Class Structure, Race Order, and overall purses are being finalized for the classes that will be running the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek Dec 28-30 at the World Center of Racing.

In the coming weeks, entry blank information will be released, thus affording competitors a chance to sign up for their classes and make their latest plans to spend the holidays in Daytona Beach!!!!

08.18.2015 - WKA Launches New Website

08.18.2015 - WKA Launches New Website

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CONCORD, NC - After months of construction, World Karting Association is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The new site should be more navigable and easier to follow, no matter what category followers choose. Making the website easy to navigate, as well as showcasing the many sponsors WKA has, were two of the many high priorities for their customers.

In the coming weeks, added detailed information regarding the 2015 edition of Daytona KartWeek will appear, as well as info regarding the 2016 version of the WKA Tech Manual, all major projects World Karting is working on at present, in an effort to get the information out to their customers, as well as the rest of the karting world as quickly as possible.

To view the new website, be sure to log onto www.worldkarting.com.

WKA Preparing For 2015 Edition of Daytona KartWeek

WKA Preparing For 2015 Edition of Daytona KartWeek

CONCORD, NC - While the racing season begins its stretch run in many parts of the country, officials with the World Karting Association and Daytona International Speedway have already begun the process for kartings annual return to the World Center of Racing in December. For many years, Daytona KartWeek has been the launching point for motorsports newest season. Running their traditional dates of December 28-30, nestled in between Christmas and New Years, WKA plans a return of three of their four major touring series to Florida for yet another year. Headlined by a most successful Dirt program boasting over 800 entries last year, the organization will also return the VEGA Tire/TS Racing National Road Racing Series to the high banks of Daytona, as well as the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series on the specially designed road course in the infield of turns 3 and 4.

“The return of World Karting for another year is a great testament to the continued tradition of professional sanctioning bodies of motorsports racing at Daytona” stated Andrew Gurtis, Vice President of Operations for Daytona International Speedway.

“While the latest edition of KartWeek is several months away, the process of preparing for three national events running simultaneously requires a huge undertaking well in advance” according to WKA President John Ferris. Ferris also stated the organization is proud of the continued relationship between Daytona and WKA, and looks forward to making the 2015 version of Daytona KartWeek the best ever!!!!

More information regarding Daytona KartWeek will be revealed in the coming months. So be sure and make your plans now!!!

Klutz Takes Over for Bartlett as WKA District 3 Trustee

Klutz Takes Over for Bartlett as WKA District 3 Trustee

CONCORD, NC - WKA Members in the state of North Carolina now have a new, but familiar person that will serve the remaining term as the District 3 Trustee in their region as John Klutz, the 2 cycle representative in North Carolina will fulfill the remaining balance of District 3 Trustee Johnny Bartlett’s term, which will expire after 2015.

CONCORD, NC - WKA Members in the state of North Carolina now have a new, but familiar person that will serve the remaining term as the District 3 Trustee in their region as John Klutz, the 2 cycle representative in North Carolina will fulfill the remaining balance of District 3 Trustee Johnny Bartlett’s term, which will expire after 2015.

Bartlett, a well-known and well-respected member in the 4-cycle community, has recently taken on his own business in engine building. And with the long hours and dedication it takes to get a new business up and running, Bartlett felt he needed to give his new venture 100% of his time and effort.

While Bartlett will remain very active as a strong 4-cycle voice to the World Karting Association, members can relax in the fact that another longtime staple in kart racing in John Klutz will be assuming the District 3 Trustee role. Long known for his success with Competition Karting Incorporated out of Welcome, North Carolina, Klutz brings a wealth of knowledge, not only in 4 cycle racing, but also serves as another delegate to the National Road Racing Series, a series in which CKI has been an integral part of for decades, which includes Johns father, and WKA Hall of Famer Dan Klutz.

The position move is effective immediately. And since Klutz is fulfilling a vacancy, he will have the opportunity to run for 2 consecutive terms, once this term is completed. This year serves as the final year of Bartlett’s term, as ballots will also be going out later this year for Districts 6 and 9, serving Michigan, Ohio, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Maine respectively.

Members of North Carolina having questions for Mr. Klutz can direct them to (336) 731-6111

WKA would like to thank Mr. Bartlett for his years of service to the Board of Trustees, as well as the WKA office and its membership, and looks forward to continuing to work with him in the future.

03.23.2015 - Daytona Leather Jackets Available Soon

03.23.2015 - Daytona Leather Jackets Available Soon

 

CONCORD, NC - Officials from Unilli Tires have stated the winners who were eligible for leather jackets at this past years Daytona Dirt World Championship at Daytona International Speedway should be receiving their jackets within the next month. 
CONCORD, NC - Officials from Unilli Tires have stated the winners who were eligible for leather jackets at this past years Daytona Dirt World Championship at Daytona International Speedway should be receiving their jackets within the next month.  
The jackets are currently in production and will be delivered as soon as they are completed.