CONCORD, NC - With pre-entry numbers already exceeding those of last season at the World Center of Racing, combined with a very solid schedule in place for the new year, WKA Officials are excited of the prospect of a great new season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting Specialties.

Adding to the excitement are several new classes for the series, including the all new X30 Laydown Class, featuring a modern design, long lasting water cooled engine. The readily available 125 cc engine also features a wide power-band fixed WKA Spec Pipe, with a counter balance, providing more performance at lower rpm’s.

Also new this season is the IAME Sprint Class. Formerly known as Leopard Sprint, the IAME Sprint class will feature engines from both X30 and Stock Parilla Leopard.

These two new classes will be part of the national schedule all season, running a Final 1/Final 2 format

Several new Local Option Classes are on board this season, including the Cadet Sportsman LO206 Class, allowing young competitors from the age of 8-12 to tackle the high banks of Daytona, or at least the tracks massive apron. Also this year will be a Junior LO206 Local Option class, for drivers 13-15, as well as a CIK/LO206 Sprint Class, featuring the CIK bodyworks for drivers 15 and older.

Tons of Sprint and Laydown classes are once again featured, affording drivers multiple choices for the 2017 season.

In addition to a great lineup of competitors coming to Daytona, many sponsors have lined up again this year for Daytona KartWeek, those including:


Rapid Racing

The Agile Group

Tru Stripe

McZero Fabrication

WT Racing

GM Fort Wayne Assembly

Rev Clean

Fisher Racing Engines

West Texas Outlaws

Hoosier Tire

KALL Racing


Millers Dynotime Racing

Once the series departs Daytona, the quick turnaround takes the series back to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia for Stop #2, as well as the Year End Awards Presentation. Stops at Summit Point Raceway Park in June, Virginia International Raceway in July, culminating with the popular Grand National finale at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Georgia in September, have many of the Road Race faithful, as well tons of newcomers excited about the new season.

To view the Daytona Schedule for Road Race, click here.