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CONCORD, NC –The VEGA Tire National Road Race series presented by VEGA, starting at Daytona International Speedway during WKA KartWeek, saw a total of 19 different chassis represented at the race event.

With an available 44 (F1 & F2) first place slots up for grabs Competition Karting Incorporated (CKI) of Welcome, NC captured 17 of them.

Second place belonged to Elite with 4 wins posted.   Margay and CRG shared 3rd place with 3 wins each followed by ItalKart taking 4th place.

Chassis competition continues with the series heading to Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, GA on March 9th -11th.

Competition Karting Extends Road Race Chassis Lead


CONCORD, NC - Following the latest event for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting at Virginia International Raceway, Competition Karting Inc is well on their way to securing yet another Manufacturers Title.

Coming into the event, CKI had 34 victories in the bank, following the June Summit Point Nationals. Adding another 7 wins at VIR has given the Welcome, North Carolina manufacturer 41 wins and a commanding 33 win edge, heading into the season finale September 15-17 at Atlanta Motorsports Park.  

In all, 11 chassis registered wins at VIR, with MGM, Elite, and DR posting 2 wins apiece, while single wins went to Harris, Emmick, DSE, CRG, Ital Kart, Arrow, and Praga.

To date, there have been 27 different chassis that have registered wins on the series this season. Here is a look at the current top 5 in the standings:

CKI: 41

MGM: 8

Elite: 7

Ital Kart: 6

4 Chassis are tied for fifth with 4 wins, including Margay, CRG, Praga, and Arrow.

To view the complete 2017 Chassis Standings, click here.

As mentioned earlier, the season finale is right around the corner, September 15-17 at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia, which will serve as the series Grand National event. Entries are pouring in at a rapid pace, following the success of the event last year, not to mention the rave reviews of the track and facility.

Pre Entry for the Grand Nationals closes Wednesday September 6. So be sure and take advantage of the pre entry pricing.

To view the Atlanta Entry Blank, click here.


Sponsor Spotlight: Competition Karting Inc.

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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