CONCORD, NC - The World Karting Association community is at a great loss today with the unexpected passing of longtime competitor and contributor Todd King. For the past several years, Todd, along with his wife Karen, served as the official photographers and vendors for the National Road Race Series through their most unique business name, Krapp Photos. But prior to getting in the photography business, Todd logged many laps in Road Race and Gold Cup Competition for World Karting, most recently running the season opening Gold Cup event at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida.
His success led to many special awards throughout the years. But while Todd enjoyed the gift of racing, his true gift was the smiles and laughter he created in the pits as one of the truly “Good Guys” in the sport, willing to help solve any issues in racing, and be that friend in need, all the while being oblivious to the challenges he was dealt with in the most recent years of his life. His main goal was for everyone to have fun and enjoy themselves at events.
Not allowing the physical ailments to dominate his life, Todd stood tall on the racetrack, helping to provide smiles through the lens of a camera with his great action shots, all the while standing out on a racetrack for hours on end. There was simply nothing Todd would not do for anyone, as long as he was physically able to handle it.
Todd married Karen Brown, the love of his life, this past St Patricks Day. Together, for many years, they enjoyed traveling the road, meeting the wonderful families of the various WKA National Series, with Road Race holding a very special place in their heart.
While funeral arrangements have yet to be finalized, through the efforts of his good friend, and fellow Road Racer Stephen Flatt, a link to donate to Todd’s fund has been established. If you would like to help, please click on to the following link, http://www.gofundme.com/toddkingmemorial.
On behalf of the World Karting Association, as well as the entire karting community, our thoughts and prayers go out to Todd’s family and his loving wife Karen.