How long has the company been around, and who founded it?
We have been in business for over 55 years!
In 1959, Dan Klutz worked for Doss and Sons of Winston-Salem, NC and began servicing kart engines. By 1973, Competition Karting Specialties opened as a division of Doss and Sons. In 1978, Dan and Lewis Dowell purchased it and renamed it Competition Karting, Inc. In January 2016, John Klutz, son of Dan Klutz, and wife Wendy became the owners of CKI.
In 1959, Dan Klutz worked for Doss & Sons of Winston-Salem, NC
How long have you been a sponsor of the WKA and what brought you into the karting world?
We have been a sponsor of WKA since its origination. Dan Klutz was one of the original Board members. John has served on the Board and is a current Trustee.
What's going on right now with the company, and where is it going in the future?
John and Wendy say, they are excited about the ownership of CKI. The business is located at 2111 Gumtree Road, Winston-Salem, NC. We are your one-stop-shop for all your karting needs! This year, we released our new dirt chassis the Laser STORM. CKI has a chassis available for all styles of racing: dirt, asphalt, and road race. John has been the WKA Road Race Manufacturer of the Year for 10 years! Not only do we provide racers with a winning chassis, we also provide horsepower (4 and 2 cycle) that will take racers to victory lane. A racer’s quest for speed starts here, too! We continue to strive to be on the cutting edge of the karting industry. For us, Karting is a way of life! Please join CKI, and let us assist you with all your karting needs!
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