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Registration Open for WKA 45th Daytona International Speedway Kartweek

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Speedway, Road Racing, and Manufacturers Cup All Available

Gearing up for WKA’s 45th edition of Daytona International Speedway Kartweek, World Karting has made all three event registration platforms available concurrently. With great interest in this year’s Daytona Kartweek already buzzing, Officials felt it was important to get the important details out to the racers. As always, WKA Membership is required to participate at Daytona Kartweek.

Vega Tires National Road Racing
(Click above to view all info on the series page of the WKA website)
As in past years, Road Racing paper entry forms are available online, along with WKA National Class Structures at www.worldkarting.com
Garage spaces are going fast, and can be reserved by contacting the WKA Office, at 704-455-1606.

Maxxis Tire Speedway Daytona Championship
(Click above to view all info on the series page of the WKA website)
Entries for Speedway is available online, through the Speedway Dirt Page at www.worldkarting.com The specified tires for all classes will be Maxxis HT3. Pit Space Parking can be arranged by calling 609-326-3741, M-F 9am-5pm EST, or emailing Mike@worldkarting.com. UAS will be offered only with a minimum of 14 prepaid entries by December 2.

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup
(Click above to view all info on the series page of the WKA website)
Much of the ManCup has been enhanced for 2020. We have added the Rok Cup Classes and enhanced the race format. Here are a few reminders to help during the registration process;

Most importantly, ManCup PRIZE PACKAGES will be announced in the next couple of days!

  • Early Bird Discounts are available for racers registering by November 27. Tiered Pricing will be employed after November 27, with the next pricing level cutting off December 10. After December 10, “at-track” registration pricing will take affect.

  • Qualifying Order for all classes will be determined by order of Pre-Entry only. Drivers who pre-entered first will be lined up for Qualifying first, and so on.

  • Pit Space Parking is going fast, and can be secured by calling 609-326-3741, M-F, 9am-5pm EST, or emailing Mike@worldkarting.com

  • Due to lack of participation in 2019, IAME X30 Senior will NOT be offered at Daytona

  • Stay tuned for upcoming Manufacturer Incentives and Prize Packages for the 2020 Season


Discounted Hotels & Car Rentals
There are discounted Hotel and Car Rental deals available for all Daytona participants in each individual Series page of worldkarting.com.

Future Announcements
Keep an eye out for future announcements regarding all events at the 45th running of WKA’s Daytona Kartweek at www.worldkarting.com and on our social media pages.

About World Karting Association- The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek, and now the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge. Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting. For more information, contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR DAYTONA KARTWEEK

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CONCORD, NC - Today, December 12th, is the last day to register for the biggest karting event of the year---Daytona Kartweek.  Registration officially closes at 12pm Midnight (EST) to allow the WKA office time to prepare for the event.

Also, some Daytona hotels have extended their WKA offers until December 17th, so if you haven't booked a room yet, here is your last chance to do so at a reduced rate. Click the hotel booking link under your race series to be taken to the booking platform.

To register, click your race series registration link below:

Daytona Road Race deadline: Dec. 12th

REGISTER ONLINE
HOTEL BOOKING

Daytona Dirt World Championship deadline: Dec. 12th
REGISTER ONLINE
HOTEL BOOKING

Manufacturers Cup deadline: Dec. 12th
REGISTER ONLINE
HOTEL BOOKING

Thank you, Happy Holidays and safe travels!

LAST DAY FOR #KARTWEEK ROAD RACE PRE-ENTRY

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CONCORD, NC - Today is the last day to have your pre-entries into the WKA office for the Vega Road Racing event at Daytona International Speedway.  If you would like to enter, please fax (704) 455-1609.  The entry blank can be viewed and printed by clicking the button below.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the speedway for #KartWeek!

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2017 Season WKA Manufacturers Cup Awards Banquet Details

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CONCORD, NC- The Awards Banquet for the 2017 Manufacturer's Cup season will be held Wednesday December 27th 7:00pm at The Plaza Spa and Resort.  The Plaza Resort and Spa has made available a special room rates for WKA members for anyone wanting to stay on Daytona’s famous beach.  See below for details:

*** The Plaza Resort & Spa WKA ROOM SPECIAL***

(Rate Expires 12/15/17)

No Resort fees Free parking!

Call 1-855-327-5292. Special Rate Code:"WORLD KARTING 2017"

600 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

CLICK HERE to Book your room Online

CLICK HERE to view and print the banquet RSVP

5 Helpful Hints for Daytona KartWeek

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CONCORD, NC - With Daytona KartWeek fast approaching, please make sure your WKA membership is current and up to date. If you plan on racing the Road Race or Manufacturer's Cup events you must be a WKA member (rule 103.0).

Temporary memberships are no longer offered through the WKA office. We recommend having your membership completed prior to KartWeek to expedite your time at registration and pre-entry pick up.

New and renewing members can find the membership application on the WKA website by clicking HERE.

Please have your WKA membership cards available to time of registration and pre-entry pick up.  

Thank you and see you all very soon!

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Statement from WKA

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CONCORD, NC - Taking rumor out of the equation, WKA is announcing the termination of the employment of Buddy Long.

As we have in the past, we as an organization, look forward to upholding our high level of integrity and service to our racing community. 

Looking ahead to the start of 2018 race season, we look forward to seeing you at Daytona KartWeek.  The legend will continue.

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Chassis Battle Heats Up Early Following Daytona Mfg Cup

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CONCORD, NC- As the title claimed for the 2016 Manufacturers Championship Trophy was claimed by the slightest of margins, the 2017 battle for the top chassis on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series appears to be headed in the same direction. On the heels of the 2016 edition of Daytona KartWeek, which also kicks off the 2017 season for the series, 11 different chassis scored wins in the 18 Final events run during the Margay Sprint Championships at Daytona International Speedway Dec 28-30.

Leading the way was 2016 runner-up Tony Kart, checking in with 4 wins at the World Center of Racing, followed closely by defending champion Top Kart with 3. The Comet Eagle Chassis, as well as Kosmic, were the only other chassis that scored more than 1 victory in the season opener.

The wealth for Tony Kart was spread amongst 4 drivers, with Ashton Chilton scoring one of the wins in the IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman Class. Joining Chilton in the win category for Tony Kart were Colin Neal, the top dog in the Comet Racing Engines Yamaha Junior class, while Elliott Budzinski took Day 2 honors in the same class, with Vincenzo Sarracino taking the win in the OTK Kart USA ROK Shifter class.

For Top Kart, again 3 different drivers led the way, with Alexander Kardashian taking the Franklinkart.com Yamaha Senior class. Joining Kardashian for Top Kart were Jonathan Kotyk in the ROK Shifter class, while Dakota Pesek claimed the second day of Yamaha Senior competition.

Kosmic cashed in on their 2 wins on day 2 with Mateo Rubio-Luengo taking the CRPRACING.com Mini Swift competition, while Tyler Gonzalez laid claim to the Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior category.

The addition of the LO206 Senior class to the Mfg Cup fold this year led to Corey Towles drawing first blood not once, but twice, leading the charge for the Comet Eagle camp. The two wins were significant also in the fact that Towles was the only repeat winner all week long in national competition, leading to quite a bit of parity for the first national event of the season.

Scoring 1 victory a piece were Comp Kart, TB Kart, Parolin, BTK, FA, Praga, and Benik. Here’s the list of winners per chassis:

Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman: William Robusto: Comp Kart

KARTSPORT North America Pro IAME Senior: AJ Myers: TB Kart

CRPRacing.com Mini Swift: Caleb Gafrarar: Parolin

Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior: Zane Maloney: BTK

Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman: Garrett Adams: FA

KARTSPORT North America Pro IAME Senior: Brandon Jarsocrak: Praga

IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman: Elio Giovane: Benik

A complete recap of the Margay Sprint Championships will be coming shortly. In the meantime, for a look at the updated Chassis Standings to begin the 2017 season: CLICK HERE.

Major Incentives on The Line For 2016 Winter Cup Participants

CONCORD, NC - On the threshold of entering its 2nd season of national competition, beginning at Daytona International Speedway for Daytona KartWeek December 27-30, the WKA Winter Cup Series has received a HUGE injection of incentives, thus adding to the appeal of the sophomore program.

The series will consist of the following classes; Mini Swift, Pro Swift Sportsman, Yamaha Sportsman, Yamaha Junior, Pro IAME Junior and Senior, LO206 Senior, and ROK Shifter.

Except for the ROK Shifter Class, all 2017 Champions will receive a free entry to a 2017 Mfg Cup event and 1 set of Bridgestone Tires. The 2017 Mfg Cup events drivers will be eligible to receive an entry in include Pittsburgh, New Castle, Badger, and GoPro.

The 2017 ROK Shifter Winter Cup Champion will receivetires, fuel, Oil, and a free entry into the ROK Cup USA Nationals in September in Orlando, Florida.

To make things even sweeter, any competitor in the Pro IAME Junior and Pro IAME Senior Classes who compete in all 3 events, including Daytona, Jacksonville, and Ocala, as well as all event and overall weekend winners, will be eligible to win a trip in October to Lemans, France for the X30 International Finals. Participants who compete in all 3 events will have their name placed in a hat. All race and overall weekend event winners will also have their names placed in the hat, provided they ran all 3 events. The incentive for the winners will be, the more you win, the more times your name will be placed in the hat, thus increasing your odds to win the trip. Aside from the travel to the X30 International Finals in France, all other expenses will be paid for that weekends prestigious event.

Drawing for the X30 International Finals will take place at the March/April weekend finale at Ocala Gran Prix.

Special Thanks to Eric Jones of IAME USA for his hard work and efforts in this program.

Here’s a look at the 2017 WKA Winter Cup Schedule:

Dec 27-30: Daytona International Speedway,

Daytona Beach, Florida

Feb 24-27: 103rd Street Sports Complex

Jacksonville, Florida

March 31-April 2: Ocala Gran Prix

Ocala, Florida

Bridgestone Mfg Cup Series Prepping for Monster Daytona Event

CONCORD, NC - As part of the 3 major events taking place at the same time at Daytona International Speedway during Daytona KartWeek, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is busting at the seams, as several major teams and manufacturers prepare for one of the most notable 2 Cycle Events in the country, the Margay Sprint Nationals at the World Center of Racing.

The series first stop at Daytona also doubles as the first event for the WKA Winter Cup Series, now beginning its second season of competition. As a result, 9 major classes will be featured at the season opener, including the very impressive Mini Swift class, boasting some of the best new, young talent in 2 cycle racing in America. In addition, the Pro Swift Sportsman class will be returning for 2017, as well as Yamaha Sportsman, Yamaha Junior, Yamaha Senior, Pro IAME Junior, and Pro IAME Senior, and LO206 Senior, which boasted 40 entries at Daytona 1 season ago. 1 additional class will be featured that will be a part of the 2017 Winter Cup Program, that being the very popular ROK Shifter Class.

In addition to the wealth of classes features, many sponsors, new and existing, will be a part of the 2017 season, including:

Bridgestone

Margay

Allison Racing Engines

Comet Kart Sales

FranklinKart.com

OTK Kart USA

CRPRACING.com

IAME USA East

Woltjer Racing Engines

KartSport North America

Sunoco


New Jersey Sprint Series

Trinity Karting Group

Grand Products

Top Kart USA

McLaughlin Motorsports

Tillotson

Prior to the 2017 season getting underway, Champions, as well as many other special honorees will have the chance to claim their awards and merchandise from the 2016 season with the annual Awards Presentation taking place the evening of December 27 at the Ocean Breeze Club, on the shores of Daytona Beach.

Following Daytona, the series will head to Pittsburgh International Race Complex in May for stop #2 of the season, followed by the traditional July run at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana, then on to dairy country, with an August stop at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin, culminating with the season finale in October in Race City USA, GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina.

The Winter Cup Program will remain in Florida for all 3 events, next heading to 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida in late February, ending with a stop at Ocala Gran Prix at the end of March. Here’s a look at the respective 2017 Schedules.

Bridgestone Mfg Cup Series:

Dec 27-30: Daytona International Speedway

May 19-21: Pittsburgh International Race Complex

July 14-16: New Castle Motorsports Park

August 25-27: Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park

Oct 13-15: GoPro Motorplex

 

Winter Cup Schedule:

Dec 27-30: Daytona International Speedway

Feb 24-26: 103rd Street Sports Complex

March 31-April 2: Ocala Gran Prix

 

Lastly, if you haven't visited TECH UPDATES under the main UPDATES tab, check it out. Whenever there is a new ruling or a clarification made by the trustees, this section will highlight and help communicate it to our WKA members.

To view the Margay Sprint Nationals schedule for Daytona, CLICK HERE.

To register ONLINE for the Margay Sprint Nationals, CLICK HERE.

To view the latest Tech Update, CLICK HERE.

 

Pre Entry Deadline for all 3 Series of Daytona KartWeek Dec 14

CONCORD, NC - With December flying by at a rapid pace, competitors who have yet to submit their entries for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek are reminded the pre-entry deadline for all 3 series, including the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championship, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, and the Dunlop/ Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting, is just 1 week away, December 14.

Competitors have until that point to take advantage of the pre- entry pricing, before the At Track Pricing kicks in. Entries have been pouring in at a record pace, with Road Race Entries already exceeding those of last year, as well as Mfg Cup, and the highly anticipated return of Maxxis Tires and the optional Tri State Series points deal to the Dirt Track, with sponsors and entries still coming in daily.

With just 1 race per season at present in the Dirt program, competitors are required to fill out a Temporary WKA Membership Application, at a cost of $25. While the registration window will be manned by 4 workers at Daytona on Parking Day, WKA, in an effort to keep the lines flowing, and down as best as possible, are urging competitors who need to sign up as a member, to take advantage of the Membership Application in advance of the event, and download the application, which is available on the Speedway Dirt Series site, fill out, and return to the WKA Office. This will allow for a much better start for all competitors for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek.

To view the Membership Application for Dirt, CLICK HERE.

To view the Dirt World Championship entry blank, CLICK HERE.

To register ONLINE for the Mfg Cup, CLICK HERE.

To view the Mfg Cup entry blank, CLICK HERE.

To view the Road Race entry blank, CLICK HERE.

HT3 900 Pinks for WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championships & Update on Classes Receiving Jackets

CONCORD, NC - As competitors continue their preparations for the latest edition of the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championships Dec 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway, it is important to note the sole tire to be used for the event will be the Maxxis HT3 900 Pinks. While there are a variety of tires in the Maxxis family, this will be the tire competitors will be required to run on during the December event.

Additionally, as mentioned many times before, competitors in 5 classes will be receiving extra awards and merchandise, those classes being Pro Stock Medium and Heavy, as well as Pro Junior 1, 2, and 3 Stock Heavy. 1st place in these classes will receive a Jacket, Eagle Trophy, and Check, while 2nd and 3rd will receive Trophies. Since the event will encompass the same schedule both days, these special awards and merchandise will apply to the winners on Day #2 ONLY. Winners on Day 1 will be receiving their respective payouts in the top 5, as well as awards for the top 3, with Pro Stock Medium paying $3,000, Pro Stock Heavy $5,000, and the Pro Junior 1, 2, and 3 Stock Heavy classes paying $1,000 on Day 1.  

On Day #2, Pro Stock Medium and Heavy will again have their respective $3,000 and $5,000 to win events, with the Pro Junior 1, 2, and 3 Stock Heavy increasing the winners share to $2,000 to win.

Parking is going at a rapid pace, as the latest edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championships is on a record pace for entries since moving to the Daytona International Speedway.

Additionally, Sponsors are lining up for the prestigious event, those including Ultramax, Davis Poultry Equipment, P & P Speed Shop, Charger Racing Chassis, Trinity Racing Engines, XCaliber, Fast Trax Kartway, Bryson Motorsports, and Team Halls, with many more expressing interest in the high-profile event.

If you would like to be a sponsor for the latest edition of the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championships, contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

Sponsors Rolling in for Daytona Dirt World Championships

CONCORD, NC - With activities well inside of a month for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek, scheduled for December 27-30, sponsorships for all 3 series are rolling in at an expedient pace, including the latest edition of the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championships at the World Center of Racing.

Among the many sponsors retuning to the famed dirt event include Ultramax Racing Chassis, sponsoring the $2,000 to win Semi Pro Stock Heavy class on Day 1. Also back is BDL Motorsports, sponsoring the $2,000 to win Pro Super Stock Heavy class. MC Motorsports is returning for another season as sponsor of the Pro Junior 3 Stock Heavy class, with $1,000 on the line for that class on Day 1, and a $2,000 to win payday on Day #2.

WKA also welcomes back longtime supporter Scott Davis of Davis Poultry Equipment , as well as Jonathan Cash of P and P Speed Shop as additional sponsors.

In addition to the early sponsors signed up, many vendors are already on board to attend the event, making sure competitors have all their needs met at the track. Those vendors include TS Racing, Competition Karting Inc, and Larry Jones Motorsports, with a few others looking to join the list.

If you would like to inquire about the sponsorship packages available, you can contact the following:

Troy Duncan: (706) 384-2400, sponsordaytonadirt@gmail.com

Or

Buddy Long: (704) 455-1606, ext 112, buddy@worldkarting.com

To view the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championship Entry Blank, click here.

Tier 1 Deadline for Daytona Road Race Approaching

CONCORD - With entries rolling in everyday, the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting is on pace for a phenomenal start to the 2017 racing season. Competitors who have yet to enter are reminded that the deadline for Tier 1 for this years event will expire November 25. Currently, competitors can register for $100.

Beginning November 26, the entry fee will go to $120, up to Dec 14, at which time the At Track price will come into play. Limited Garage space is still available. Competitors can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or buddy@worldkarting.com.

To view the information for the Road Race portion of Daytona KartWeek, CLICK HERE.

Full Contingent of Animal and Clone Classes to Run Daytona Road Race

CONCORD, NC - As per the 2017 WKA Tech Manual, that will be reaching customers shortly, competitors that have run the Animal Lite, Medium, and Heavy classes, as well as the Clone LO206 Lite and Heavy classes in the past on the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, will once again have that opportunity for the 2017 edition of Daytona KartWeek at Daytona International Speedway December 27-30, as well as the entire 2017 season.

While there was discussion regarding the streamlining of the classes in both categories, World Karting Officials will be honoring the classes that were in place in both Animal and Clone again for 2017, as per the 2017 rulebook.

As is the case always with all classes in any series, officials will monitor the progress of all classes during the course of the season, to help further determine a course of action for the next racing season, thus ensuring the best possible classes are made available to the competitor each year.

With the resulting announcement, here are the 4 Cycle national classes available to competitors in 2017:

Animal Lite

Animal Medium

Animal Heavy

Clone LO206 Lite

Clone LO206 Heavy

While the classes will not be placed in the current race order for Daytona, which is subject to change, the classes are listed on the entry blank, affording drivers to make their necessary plans for the national classes they will run. The classes will be placed into a workable rotation for all competitors involved at or before the Daytona event.

To view the updated Daytona Road Race Entry Blank, click here.

2017 WKA Manufacturers & Winter Cup Updates, Awards Banquet, and Daytona Race entry NOW ONLINE!

CONCORD, NC - While the 2017 version of the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series Schedule was released months ago, WKA Officials have finalized all the venues and dates heading into the new year. While the Manufacturers Cup Series has maintained its original 5 race schedule, the schedule for the WKA Winter Cup Series has been modified, based on scheduling challenges with competing series.

To provide customers that run multiple programs as much of a break between races as possible, the very successful 3 race winter program, now entering its second season, has adjusted its dates and venues, with stops in Daytona, Jacksonville, and Ocala.

Following a return to impressive numbers in 2016, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, as always, will begin the season at the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway December 27-30 for the Margay Sprint Nationals. The event, as was the case last year, will also be counted as the first WKA Winter Cup program for the new season. The next Manufacturers Cup event will then take the competitors to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania May 19-21.  The series will then head to its traditional mid-summer stop July 14-16 at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana, with the August venue becoming another trip to the Midwest August 25-27 at the newly renovated Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin. The finale will bring the racers to Mooresville North Carolina.  Champions will be determined at GoPro Motorplex at the season ending Grand National event October 13-15. Competitors will be able to count their best 8 of 10 finals for the Man-Cup series in 2017.

On the Winter Cup side, once the program departs Daytona in December, the series will head to 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida February 24-26, with the finale scheduled for March 31-April 2 at the Ocala Gran Prix facility making this an all Florida Winter Cup in 2017.  There will be NO DROPS in the Winter Cup program, competitors will count 6 out of 6 finals.

The WKA Manufacturers and Winter Cup Classes offer the same structure as 2016 with a few changes: 

Kid Kart will be running as an exhibition class at the Manufacturers and Winter Cup events for just the cost of a Pit Pass.  They will have the opportunity to take laps during breaks and lunch at these events, with all drivers receiving a medal for participation. Kid Kart racers wishing to compete in the Kid Kart Class for a National Championship will have the opportunity to do so as the class is now part of the 2017 WKA Gold Cup Series. (details coming soon) 

Lo206 Senior (CIK Body Work and Man-Cup Chassis Rules) has been added to the Manufactures Cup filling the void left by Kid Kart. This class with the its huge growth in the Midwest and the North Carolina area should make for a very good addition to the Manufacturers Cup class structure. 

On a technical note, Yamaha Junior, starting in Daytona will have new size rear tires.  The WKA Trustees voted back in mid-2016 to change to 7.10 for the 2017 Season. There are no other changes for the class. 

A new addition to the Winter Cup Class Structure will be the local option ROK Senior Shifter Class. The package is strong in the state of Florida, so the WKA Trustees wanted to give this class an opportunity in the WKA series. This will give the local Florida racers the chance to bring their ROK Shifter equipment onto the Daytona Karting track for the first time and then compete in Jacksonville and Ocala, tracks that they are very accustomed with.  The Class will follow the ROK Cup engine rules and use the ROK Cup Bridgestone (YLR) slick tires.  

2017 CLASSES

Mini Swift

Pro Swift Sportsman

Yamaha Sportsman

Yamaha Junior

*Yamaha Senior (Daytona, Pitt, New Castle, Dousman & GoPro)

Lo206 Senior (Man Cup Chassis Rules)

IAME Junior

IAME Senior

**ROK Senior Shifter (Winter Cup only— (Daytona, Jacksonville & Ocala)

Listening to the racers suggestions the WKA Trustees voted to change its format to better accommodate an earlier finish on Race Day Two.  However, because of the short amount of daylight during Daytona Kart Week and the pit closing curfew, Daytona will follow Race Day Two format that consists of Qualifying, Heat and Final both race days.  WKA will extend the laps of the Heat and Final races.  The lineup for the Final both days will consist of points from Qualifying and the Heat race each day to set the grid for the final.  Day 1 and Day 2 are separate race days and don’t impact each other.

The balance of Winter & Manufacturers Cups will consist of Race Day 1 being the same as 2016 with Qualifying, Heat 1, Heat 2 & Final with Race Day 2 consisting of Qualifying, Heat and a Final (extended laps from day 1) with the lineup for the Final of Race Day 2 consisting of points from Qualifying and Heat. Again two separate race days that don’t impact each other.  It should be noted WKA Practice schedule will not be changing.

Here’s a look at the 2017 National Schedule for both series:

BRIDGESTONE MANUFACTURER'S CUP SERIES

Dec 27-30: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida

May 19-21: Pittsburgh International Race Complex, Wampum, Pennsylvania

July 14-16: New Castle Motorsports Park, New Castle, Indiana

Aug 25-27: Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park, Dousman, Wisconsin

Oct 13-15: GoPro Motorplex, Mooresville, North Carolina: Grand National

 

WKA WINTER CUP SERIES

Dec 27-30: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida

Feb 24-26: 103rd Street Sports Complex, Jacksonville, Florida

March 31-April2: Ocala Gran Prix, Ocala, Florida

 

AWARDS BANQUET

WKA will host its annual Manufacturers Cup Champions Awards Banquet for the 2016 Season on December 27th @ 7:00 pm hosted at the Daytona Beach Resort and Spa Hotel.  Discounted room rates can be found by contacting the hotel directly 1-800-654-6216 or the link below.  “WORLDKAR” has to be put in the group code when doing it online and must be mentioned if doing it via phone. 

CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFO:

Online Race Registration

Online Banquet Registration

Paper Entry Blank to mail, fax scan or email

Paper Banquet Form to mail, fax or scan or Email

Daytona Beach Resort and Spa reservation link

Revised Daytona Road Race Order Now Available for Viewing

CONCORD, NC - With a new season on any series comes changes to the class structure from year to year. The latest announcement for the new season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting has undergone some offseason change to their Class Structure.

A combination of new classes, elimination of others, and streamlining of some, has resulted in 11 national sprint and 11 national laydown classes for the new season, as well as a plethora of Local Option Classes.

By virtue of all the changes, as well as maintaining consistency with the race order that has been utilized this past season, WKA Officials have updated the race order for the latest edition of Daytona Kart Week, scheduled for Dec 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway.

As always, the organization relied heavily on its Competition Committee, as well as the voice of the competitors running the series, in an effort to establish the Race Order for this year.

Entries are already rolling in at a steady pace, with garage space going fast. Anyone wishing to rent a garage for the weeks activities can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or buddy@worldkarting.com

To view the entry blank and race order for the Road Race port ion of Daytona Kart Week, click here. 

Daytona Road Race Entry Blank Now Available

CONCORD, NC - With the 2016 season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting just a few weeks old, World Karting Officials have been busy gearing up for the series most prolific race of the season, as competitors can now view the 2017 national classes and options for the 2017 edition of Daytona KartWeek at the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway.

With a new season comes some changes, additions, and deletions of classes from the previous year, with 22 national classes being offered, 11 in Sprint, 11 in Laydown, with 4 Local Option classes that will be offered regularly, in addition to a few others that will be offered at specific venues.

National Laydown classes returning in 2017 include B Stock, Junior Enduro, Yamaha Sportsman Medium, Yamaha Sportsman Heavy, Yamaha Senior, 100cc Piston Port, 100cc Controlled, Formula 100, Formula 125, and Unlimited, with the addition of the new X30 Laydown class. This class will feature the IAME X30 Engine, and will be available to drivers 15 and older. With the exception of B Stock, Formula 125, and Yamaha Senior, all other laydown classes will run the Final 1/Final 2 format.

The majority of changes came on the Sprint side, where a streamlining of the 4 Cycle classes, in an effort to strengthen entries took place. Classes returning for 2017 are Junior Animal, Junior Sprint, Yamaha Sportsman Sprint, Yamaha Sprint, WKA Sprint, TaG Heavy, Stock Honda, and 125 Sprint Shifter. The Leopard Sprint class will also be returning, but under a new name, IAME Sprint, with the Stock Parilla Leopard and X30 engine packages available, as well as a specific weight for both engine packages. The class will be available for drivers 16 and older.

The Animal and Clone classes will take on a new look this year, with 1 class available per day for each engine package. Animal Lite, Medium, and Heavy will be condensed into an Animal 385 class, with the Clone LO206 Lite and Heavy classes also following the same path, running a Clone LO206 385 as well. One of the many issues was the number of classes, and finding enough of a gap between races for drivers running all these classes, virtually making for a Race Directors nightmare. Creating these two classes not only cuts down on multiple classes with small entries, but also provides officials the chance to fairly separate the 2 classes, affording a driver that runs both engine packages, but on the same chassis, the opportunity to have time to make the switch in plenty of time.

4 Non National Local Option classes will be made available in 2017, beginning with the Cadet Sportsman LO206 for drivers 8-12. For the 2nd straight year, the TaG Junior class will also be offered for drivers 13-16, with the newest additions this season being Junior LO206, for drivers 13-15, as well as a CIK/LO206 Local Option Class for drivers 15 and older.

Additionally, the Daytona event will offer Local Option opportunities for the following classes:

Animal Limited Modified

Open Sprint

Vintage Limited

Vintage Euro

Vintage USA

Pre Entry will open November 1st for Daytona KartWeek, with a 3-tiered system back in place again. Competitors will have from November 1st to Nov 25 to take advantage of the initial pre entry price of $100 per class, with the 2nd tier running from Nov 26 to December 14, at a cost of $120, with the At Track fees set at $140, same as last year. Entry Fees for the Cadet, Junior LO206, and CIK/LO206 will be set at $65.

Competitors wishing to purchase a garage, or rent an RV Spot at Lake Lloyd can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext. 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

To view the entry information, as well as respective time schedule for the Road Race portion of Daytona KartWeek, click here.  

Daytona Dirt World Championship Entry Blank Now Available

CONCORD, NC - The much anticipated info for the latest edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championship is now available for competitors to view. This years event, labeled the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championship, is anticipated to be a well attended event, with the return of the Maxxis Tire as the exclusive tire for one of the most prestigious dirt events in the country.

Additionally, WKA welcomes back Troy Duncan and the Tri State Series, with competitors having the option to use the Daytona event as an optional Tri State Series points race to kick off their 2017 national season.

Boasting 40 classes this season, the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championship will feature 20 classes per day, mostly consisting of Clone classes, otherwise known as Stock, as indicated on the entry blank. There will be some Animal participation, as noted with the Senior Champ and Junior 3 Animal classes. Additionally, the Unlimited Class will run both days, providing the 2 cycle contingent the chance to also run at the World Center of Racing.

As per the case the last several years, there are a number of Trophy Classes, as well as Semi Pro and Pro Classes. In order for a competitor to be eligible to run a Pro class, they must also be entered in a Trophy Class as well.

A variety of purses have been created, ranging from $500 to win, up to $5,000 to win classes, totaling $75,000 in purse money that will be distributed, as well as awards for the top 3 in all classes. In addition to that, GoldSpeed USA will be providing Jackets, Eagle Trophy, and Check to the following class winners on Day 2 of the Dirt Event.:

Pro Junior 1, 2, and 3 Stock Heavy

Pro Stock Medium

Pro Stock Heavy

Activities for the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championships will kick into gear Tuesday December 27 with parking, registration, and tech in the morning, with a practice session from 1-5pm. On Wednesday December 28, competitors will hit the track for the first of 2 days of competition, with Friday December 30 posted as the official rain date for the event.

Reserved parking and RV Parking info can be obtained by contacting Buddy Long at the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

Additionally, Sponsorship packages, which include parking and limited pit passes, are now available as well.  Potential sponsors looking to add their name to a class, as well as line up their parking for this prestigious event can contact the following:

Troy Duncan: (706) 384-2400, sponsordaytonadirt@gmail.com    

Or

Buddy Long: (704) 455-1606, ext 112, buddy@worldkarting.com

In addition to the Entry and pricing info, Class Specs are also listed on the Speedway Dirt Series page of our website as well. 

To view the info for the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championships at Daytona, click here.

 

2017 National Road Race Schedule Coming Together

CONCORD, NC - With the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek well in sight, plans have been made for December and well beyond, for the 2017 edition of the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting.

Kicking the Road Race Series off traditionally at Daytona International Speedway Dec 28-30, the series will then head back to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia March 10-12 for stop #2 on the series, as well as the annual Year End Awards Presentation. If this past March was any indication, the Roebling event will again be well attended, both the race and awards presentation.

As June hits, the series heads back to Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia for a June 3rd and 4th show, with the Woodbridge Kart Club again hosting a 2-day event, but modifying the Saturday schedule, allowing for more practice time on track, with there not being a designated Friday Practice Day.

The high momentum will continue in July when the series makes a return to Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia following a 1-year hiatus for a repaving project that occurred this past July.

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from competitors at the season finale this year at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia, the series will make a return to the Peach State facility, again running the same weekend as this past year, September 15-17 as the national champions will again be crowned.

3 solid events run by the respective Clubs in Southern and Woodbridge Kart Clubs, with world class facilities in Daytona and Atlanta as the bookend races, have competitors jazzed up about the 2017 season.

Here’s a look at the 2017 schedule:

Dec 27-30: Daytona International Speedway

March 10-12: Roebling Road Raceway

June 3, 4: Summit Point Motorsports Park

July 21-23: Virginia International Raceway

September 15-17: Atlanta Motorsports Park

Maxxis Tire Returns to Daytona Dirt World Championship

Maxxis Tire Returns to Daytona Dirt World Championship

CONCORD, NC- Officials of World Karting Association and GoldSpeed USA are proud to announce the latest edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championships, set to run December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, will be run solely on the Maxxis Tire this year.

In conjunction with the announcement on the return of Maxxis to the World Center of Racing, the 2016 edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championships will also be an Optional Tri State Series Points Race, much like it was a few years ago in the programs last participation at Daytona with WKA.

The Officiating crew will be comprised of the same crew that was in place the last few seasons, headed up by Race Director Jayson Brown and Assistant Race Director Jerry Strickland, as well as head flagman Shane Barrett, and Randall Lyles as the Head of Tech.

The return of the Maxxis Tire to Daytona, combined with the relationship WKA has coveted for years with the France Family of Daytona, is clearly a win/win for all involved.

The finishing touches are being placed on the Class Structure and Race Order, with a $75,000 + purse in place for the 40 classes scheduled to compete.

Class Sponsorship Packages for the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championship are also being finalized with information coming shortly.