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WKA Announces Manufacturer's Cup Awards Banquet Details


Come celebrate the 2018 race season, the award winners & have some fun with your friends!


The Plaza Resort & Spa

          600 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118


Thursday Night, December 27th

           (Following Parking / Move-in Day at the Speedway for KartWeek)
           Doors Open: 7:00pm Dinner: 7:30pm, Awards Start: 8:00pm 

Hosted By WKA's Eric Brennan


Full buffet dinner & cash bar including: 
Green salad with Ranch or Italian dressing, Carved roasted turkey, roast beef, herb & apple dressing, sweet potato with cinnamon and brown sugar, mashed potatoes, green beans almadine, fresh vegetable medley,
pumpkin cheescake, bourbon bread pudding, apple pie and homemade cobbler. 
or for the younger ones…

Kid's Meal (age 10 or under): Chicken Fingers, Vegatable and mac and cheese.

How to RSVP
Please RSVP by December 15th.  No tickets will be sold at the door, so RSVP today. To reserve your seats, click the link below:

Special PROMO
The Plaza Resort & Hotel also has special promotions for WKA members.  If you would like to stay at this hotel, feel free to contact them directly with the information below and book your stay.

*** The Plaza Resort & Spa WKA ROOM SPECIAL*** 
No Resort fees Free parking! 
Call 1-855-327-5292. Special Rate Code:"WORLD KARTING 2018"

600 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Road Race Awards Banquet RSVP Deadline Approaching


CONCORD, NC - We are only three short weeks away from the upcoming Roebling Road Nationals, March 9th-11th. We will kick off the weekend honoring the 2017 National Road Race Champions with the Awards Banquet, following Fridays practice.

Reservations must be made and received in the WKA office by Friday March 2nd, 2018. The Reservation form can be found on the WKA website or by clicking HERE.

We look forward to a fun weekend of racing with the Southern Kart Club and honoring our 2017 National Road Race Champions!

2017 WKA Road Race Series Awards Banquet Form Now Available


CONCORD, NC- Road Racers the reservation form for the 2017 Nation Road Race Series Award Banquet is now available on the WKA website. The Banquet will be held Friday night, March 9th, 2018, following practice at Roebling Road. The buffet style banquet will be held at the Bloomingdale Community Center located at 202 E. Moore Street, Bloomingdale, GA 31302.

Doors will open at 7:00 pm, Dinner will begin at 7:30pm and the Awards Ceremony at 8:00pm.

We look forward to celebrating and honoring our champions and the racers who have supported our series in 2017.

To make sure you qualify for year-end awards, please refer to rule 802.1 in the 2017 Tech Manual.

Please fax, scan and email or mail in your reservation form to Marie at WKA office by Friday March 2nd, 2018.


Holewski, Troup, Highlight Road Race Year End Awards Presentation

CONCORD, NC - In the midst of a most successful weekend of racing at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, World Karting Officials held their annual awards presentation, honoring the 2016 champions, and many other special award recipients.

Using the The Art Room at The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Nearby Pooler, Georgia as a backdrop, the throng of Road Race family members gathered to enjoy a rare evening among all their friend and competitors.

With catering provided by Barnes Restaurants, a beautiful array of awards assembled by Lynne Gilder of Elite Engraving, as well as a plethora of merchandise, courtesy of series sponsor Jim Russell, the evening's festivities were well received by all in attendance.

Although unable to attend this year's festivities, WKA was proud to recognize John and Wendy Klutz of Competition Karting Inc for winning the Manufacturers Championship Trophy, given to the winningest chassis manufacturer for the season. With 41 wins, CKI claimed yet another award, topping MGM, Hatcher, Margay, and Coyote, other top chassis producers on the series in 2016.

The many sponsors on hand were also recognized, including:

Russell Karting

The Agile Group

KALL Racing

Millers Dynotime Racing


Matthai Material Handling

Kion/Linde Forklifts

Hoosier Racing Tire

Foster 4J Ranch

West Texas Outlaws

Fisher Racing Engines

Rapid Racing

Tru Stripe

Rev Clean

GM Fort Wayne Assembly

McZero Fabrication

Special thanks also went out to the two Kart Clubs that are supporting WKA through national events, Southern Kart Club and Woodbridge Kart Club.

Also on hand were Robby Harper and Rob Hindery, 2 of the members of the Road Race Competition Committee. Along with these two gentlemen, the organization also recognized the efforts of Dale Coffey, Jim Farr Sr, Clark Gaynor, Brian Fisher, Dominic Greco, and Tom Speaks for their tireless efforts with the series this past year.

While many on hand were in attendance, knowing full well what they had won, one of the many highlights of the evening, as always, are the special awards given to very deserving recipients. WKA was proud to honor the following people for their accomplishments in 2016:

Karting Family of the Year: The Holewski Family, with Amanda Holewski on hand to accept the award.

Sportsmanship Award: Jeff Troup was on hand to accept his award as well.

Here’s a look at the 2016 National Champions:

Formula 125: JC Sanders

Matthai Material Handling 100cc Piston Port: William Morsberger

KALL Racing/Millers Dynotime Racing Formula 100: Travis Miller

Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda: Stephen Flatt

WT Racing Leopard Sprint: Robert Wimmer

West Texas Outlaws TaG Heavy: Emmit Rodriguez

The Agile Group Unlimited: Jeff Standridge

Foster 4J Ranch Yamaha Medium: Lamar Hilliard

Kion/Linde Forklifts Yamaha Heavy: Steve Gore

Junior Animal Lite: Cole Peschang

Junior Animal Heavy: Cole Peschang

WKA Sprint: Louie Magiera

Yamaha Sprint: Louie Magiera

Animal Medium: Stephen Wheatley

Hoosier Racing Tire Animal Lite: Stephen Wheatley

Yamaha Sportsman Heavy: Matt Michel

CKI Yamaha Sportsman Medium: Matt Michel

Clone LO206 Heavy: Robert Garland Sr

Clone LO206 Lite: Rob Hindery

125 Sprint Shifter: Thomas Dupont

Yamaha Sportsman Sprint: Dawn Magiera

B Stock: Duane Eberhart

Animal Heavy: Steve Johnson

100cc Controlled: Lance Yunck

On behalf of the World Karting Association, our sincerest congratulations to all champions and award recipients, and the very best of luck in an already successful 2017

Final Tier Deadline for Roebling Road National Approaching

CONCORD, NC - The deadline for pre-entries for the second race of the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting is fast approaching. Competitors wishing to take advantage of the final pre-entry price for the Road Race Nationals at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia March 10-12 have until Tuesday March 7 to submit their entry. After that, At Track pricing will go into effect.

Pre-Entry Forms may be filled out by using, which is available on the Southern Kart Club website,

The weekend event at Roebling will also include the 2016 Year End Awards Presentation Friday March 10, being held this year at the Art Gallery at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, right on the track exit.

Doors to the function will open at 7pm, with dinner at 7:30 and the awards presentation beginning at 8pm. A full buffet dinner, consisting of green salad with all dressings, baked boneless chicken breast with herb seasoning, sliced roast beef, green beans, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, banana pudding, apple cobbler, sweet and unsweet tea will be provided.

Be sure and get your entry in for the Roebling Road Nationals, as well as your reservations for the awards presentation, as WKA honors the 2016 national champions, as well as many other award recipients.

To view the Roebling Road Entry Blank, CLICK HERE.

To view the 2016 Year End Awards Banquet Form, CLICK HERE.

CKI Takes Early Lead in Road Race Chassis Standings

CONCORD, NC - The latest edition of Daytona KartWeek was successful to many in so many ways, one of those being the folks at Competition Karting Inc. For many years, CKI has been the dominant chassis in Road Race competition. And following Daytona KartWeek, the Welcome, North Carolina chassis manufacturer is well on their way to reaching that same goal again in 2017.

At the conclusion of the first event of the season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting, CKI holds a commanding 14-win edge over the rest of the competition, as a result of their 18 victories in the season opener at Daytona.

While it’s a big gap from first to second in the standings, it’s a literal log jam from 2nd on back, with both MGM and Margay enjoying 4 wins apiece at the World Center of Racing. Elite Chassis wound up with 3 wins at Daytona, while Owl, CRG, Ital Kart, and Parolin claimed 2 wins apiece. Single national event wins also went to PVP, Praga, and Sodi Kart.

CKI looks to maintain their momentum March 10-12, when the series moves on to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia for stop #2 on the national program. Ironically, the stop also includes the series annual awards presentation at The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Friday March 10, following practice, where CKI will receive their 2016 Manufacturers Championship Award. Seating is limited to 120 people. So be sure and place your reservations as soon as possible.

To view the current Road Race Chassis Standings, CLICK HERE.

To view the Banquet Form for the Road Race Series, and make your reservations, CLICK HERE.

Gold Cup Year End Awards Presentation Set & Final 2016 Points Now Available

CONCORD, NC - The 2016 Year End Awards Presentation for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series will again be run in conjunction with the season opening event for National 4 Cycle competitors March 24 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, following Practice for the Southeast Showdown, stop #1 for the series in 2017.

10 Champions will be honored on that evening, with 2 of the 10 claiming double championships, that being Maryland’s Jacob Heavlow, the top dog in the Bordeaux Dyno Cams/Trackside Kart Supply Senior Pro Gas Heavy class, as well as the Coyote Motorsports/Jim’s Marine Senior Pro Gas Medium class. Ohio’s David Kalb Jr also had an incredible season in the 4 Cycle ranks, taking the Junior Pro Gas Lite title in 2017, as well as the Briggs & Stratton Junior Pro Gas Heavy top honors.

Here’s a look at the other 2016 champions:

Water Medic Junior LO206: Jimmy Cole Jackson

Briggs & Stratton LO206 Senior Heavy: Sean Meier

Briggs & Stratton Masters Senior: Tim Stiefel

L&A South Tire Sportsman LO206: Kevin Lanyi

Brad’s Heating and Cooling Sportsman Pro Gas Heavy: Elmer Edmonson General Contractor Sportsman Pro Gas Lite: Blake Boon

Quite a bit of merchandise from RLV Tuned Exhaust Products, Briggs & Stratton, Bridgestone, and much more will be handed out to the champions and many other recipients who finished in the top 5 and 10, based on amount of races run.

Many other special awards, including the Manufacturers Championship Trophy, honoring the winning chassis for 2016, Family of the Year, Sportsmanship, and much more, will be presented that evening.  

Activities for the Year End Awards Presentation will begin with the door opening at 6:45pm, dinner at 7:15, and the awards presentation beginning at 7:45. Cost for the buffet style dinner will be $20 per person.

To view the final 2016 points, CLICK HERE.

To view the Gold Cup Banquet Form, and make your reservations, CLICK HERE.

2016 Road Race Awards Presentation Set

CONCORD, NC - Following a most successful Awards Presentation, combined with stronger numbers at the seasons second event in 2016 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, WKA Officials are proud to announce the 2016 Awards Presentation will again be returning in March to the Savannah, Georgia area. The event will again be run in conjunction with the Roebling Road Nationals March 10-12, the second stop for the 2017 series.

Champions for the 2016 season, as well as many other award recipients and special honorees, will have a chance to reminisce on Friday March 10 at The Art Gallery at The National Museum of The Mighty Eighth Air Force. With an overflow crowd on hand last year, officials elected to move the awards presentation to a more spacious area, allowing for more attendees.

A full buffet dinner, catered by Barnes Restaurants and Catering, will be available, along with a Cash Bar, as alcohol will not be allowed to be brought into the hall.

To reserve seating, call the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, mail, scan or fax the Banquet Form to WKA.

To view the Banquet Form, CLICK HERE