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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!

WKA Strengthens the Maxxis Dirt World Championships

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Staff Announcements, Tech Reminders, Special Pricing, and New Chassis Award

Staff Announcements

With Daytona being such a rich part of WKA’s history, WKA is making a historical move by bringing back Ronnie Miller as Race Director for the event and Jerry Strickland as Flagman.

“With the input from the great community of karting, combined with the advisement of the WKA Executive Committee, we wanted to ensure we made the right decisions for everyone involved with the event.” Stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “I’m confident with the strong race direction we are bringing, this year’s Daytona will be one of the best yet, with fair, safe, and unbiased direction.”

Other valued staffers include Randall Lyles and Clifford Stourtz in Tech, Zach Holcombe in Scoring, Linda Lyles on the Grid, and Event Operations guru Albert Vann overseeing the event with the assistance of Michael Tetreault WKA’s Chairman of the Board.

Special Pricing

Another great benefit announcement for the Rookie Red Plate drivers, is the entry fee has been reduced to $25 for the class.  Special thanks to the sponsorship and kind offer to help off-set the entry fee goes out to Matt Bryant and the team at Palmetto Speed Shop.

Tech Reminders

Speaking of Tech, WKA is making a few reminders, as a result of the phone calls that have come into the office, to help the competitors prior to arriving in Daytona:

·       All Karts must have 4-numbers full-size 6”, and a full-size rear number plate

·       All Karts must go through safety tech before taking the track

·       Junior 1 and Junior 2 nose and side panels 14” max height

·       Drivers in Junior 1, Junior 2, and Junior 3 must declare a division and cannot cross over

·       Junior Champ will use the Blue Plate, and Sportsman Champ will use the Purple Plate

·       Steering and Brake Bolts must be safety wired

·       Valve cover bolt and carb must be drilled for seal wire

·       All weights must be white with 5/16” bolt or larger and double-nutted.  Weights over 7-lbs must have 3/8” bolt.

·       Transponder holder goes on the steering shaft

·       Must have Wolfe plate guard over brake disc if behind seat

·       And finally, we ask drivers in Semi-Pro and Pro to act with integrity when deciding on which class to enter.

Chassis Award

One exciting addition to the competition, WKA is bringing back the Manufacturers Chassis Trophy using combined results from the Daytona and Charlotte events.  The chassis the accumulates the most 1st place wins that Manufacturer will be awarded the trophy at our Charlotte event in June.   

Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking Information, and event Information for the WKA Daytona Kartweek are available now at www.worldkarting.com

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.  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

WKA Daytona Kartweek Entry Forms, Hotels, and Parking are Now Available

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CONCORD, NC - With the start of the 2019 WKA National Karting Calendar upon us, WKA has made entry forms, hotel availability, and pit parking available for all three events of the famed WKA Daytona Kartweek at www.worldkarting.com
“The WKA Team has worked tirelessly to make this Daytona the best ever,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “I’m excited about all the enhancements lined up for this year’s Daytona, which set up the reason season in all our programs.”
For the Maxxis Tires Dirt Championships at Daytona, in addition to a full-schedule of classes the WKA Dirt Committee has decided to bring back long-time partners of the Unlimited All Stars, (UAS), in favor of the Hobby classes. 
In addition to Daytona, the Vega Tires Road Race Series has secured dates at Roebling Road, Topeka, and a new venue this year at Gateway Motorsports Park, outside St. Louis. Heavy negotiations are being finalized now for additional tracks, with the full 2019 Road Race Calendar to be announced in the coming days.
The Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup will see the most changes this year, as the series welcomes the IAME KA 100 Junior and Briggs 206 Cadet.  As with previous years, the Margay Ignite program will be back at Daytona, along with Margay’s Title Sponsorship of the Daytona Event.
Finally, WKA has recently partnered with Eventure Event Specialists to secure hotel rooms for the participants, for all the National Events of WKA’s 2019 Schedule.  Hotel booking links are found on each of the racing series event pages at www.worldkarting.com

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To register for the Daytona Kartweek Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup event, click the button below to be taken to the Manufacturer's Cup Series page on our website.

Manufacturer's Cup

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To register for the Daytona Kartweek Vega Tires Road Race Series event, click the button below to be taken to the Road Race Series page on our website.

Road Race Series

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To register for the Daytona Dirt World Championships event, click the button below to be taken to the Dirt World Championship page on our website.

Dirt World Championships

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.  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

WKA ANNOUNCES CLASS STRUCTURE, PAYOUTS AND PRIZES FOR THE MAXXIS TIRES DAYTONA DIRT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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“Membership special promotion announced as well”

CONCORD, NC- With much anticipation surrounding the for the Maxxis Tires Daytona Dirt World Championship, WKA is pleased to announce Class Structures, Payouts, and Prizes for its 2018 Event.

“Our Dirt Committee has worked tirelessly in its preparations for Daytona,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “Their hard work allows us to release this info early so people can plan in advance for what will be a very exciting event with all classes utilizing the Maxxis HT3 Compound Tire.”

To see the class structure and prize information, CLICK HERE.

As with all WKA National Events, WKA membership will be mandatory to race in the event. As a “welcome back” offer to the Dirt Racers, WKA will offer a special pricing promotion for new and existing renewing Dirt members.   For new and renewing WKA Members, a special $15 discount will be offered, provided the member submits their application via Phone, Mail, Fax or email by October 31st,  to the WKA Office.  Taking advantage of this early discount will help expedite members’ registration process for the event in December.

WKA

6051 Victory Lane

Concord, NC 28027

Ph 704-455-1606

Fax 704-455-1609

Email members@worldkarting.com

 

To view and print a membership application, CLICK HERE.

Stay tuned for more information to be announced on November 1st, when Entry blanks, Sponsorship opportunities and parking will be released.

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.  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

WKA AND GOLDSPEED USA ANNOUNCE 3 YEAR PARTNERSHIP FOR DAYTONA KART WEEK

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“Maxxis Tires Named the Official Tire of the Daytona Dirt World Championships”

CONCORD, NC- Continuing their pledge to keep their members informed in a timely manner, the World Karting Association, together with Goldspeed USA, are pleased to announce a 3-year partnership for the use of the Maxxis Dirt tire for the Daytona Dirt World Championships, beginning this December. 

“This is a huge announcement for the dirt Industry, letting people know what is happening over the next 3 years,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “Rather than keeping the dirt oval racers in the dark each year with our tire announcement, we felt it imperative to give the racers our commitment to them for 3-years.  Goldspeed is a great partner and we look for forward to working with them.”

“WKA’s three-year commitment to the Maxxis brand for their speedway dirt program will produce great rewards for the future of kart racing.  Goldspeed USA is happy and honored to be part of the prestigious event at Daytona,” stated Goldspeed USA’s Patti Owens.

Further announcements will be out shortly from WKA and Goldspeed USA for the amazing Class Structure with a possible new twist in the event format.                                                                      

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.  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

2017 Daytona Dirt World Entry Blank is Now Available

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CONCORD, NC- The WKA would like to thank everyone for their patience in waiting on the Daytona Dirt World Dirt Entry sponsored by Vega Tires . The entry blank is now available. We look forward to seeing you at the newly improved flat track at Daytona International Speedway starting Wednesday December 27th, 2017!

CLICK HERE for the Entry Blank

CLICK HERE to view the Event Schedule

CLICK HERE to view the Purses

CLICK HERE to view the Class Specs

WKA Partners with Vega Tires for Daytona Dirt World Championships

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CONCORD, NC - The World Karting Association is proud to announce their partnership with VEGA Tires for the 2017 Daytona Dirt World Championship. Vega MCS Yellows both thick or thins will be the approved spec tire for the Flat Track at this year’s Daytona KartWeek.

The engine rules will be the same as last year and keeping with No porting and polishing of heads. For further reference please refer to the 2018 WKA Tech Manual. 

To view the Dirt World Championships structure, click the button below:

Class Structure

Entry blank coming soon!

 

 

Daytona Kartweek 2017 Dirt Track Update

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Concord, NC- As Daytona KartWeek is quickly approaching, the World Karting Association’s office staff is working hard to guarantee that everything is ready for Karting’s greatest tradition. WKA and Daytona International Speedway understand the flat track conditions have been less than ideal. WKA and the Speedway have made big strides to improve the track this year. Everything is falling into place; both parties have secured all equipment needed to improve last year’s track conditions. WKA has hired a full time experienced track advisor to oversee and maintain the track during the entire event.  Starting December 10th, the Speedway will begin the rebuilding process, to ensure the quality of the dirt track is where it should be for our competitors.

Keep your eyes on updated Pit Boards, as the office staff is close to finalizing entry blanks!

Helpful Hints for Customers Coming to Daytona KartWeek

CONCORD, NC - In advance of the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek, scheduled for December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, WKA would like to provide some Customer Friendly Items, that hopefully will make your experience at The World Center of Racing a little more enjoyable this holiday season.

For competitors arriving in the Daytona Beach area, prior to December 27, the official parking day for KartWeek, the speedway is providing an area in the West Lot of the facility to drop your trailer off, since many hotels in the area do not have adequate parking for a trailer. The early drop off for trailers begins December 23, and is open from 7am-7pm daily.

Once the 27th arrives, customers will be asked to go to Gate 70, which is the official sign in location on Parking Day. If you are coming to the speedway off of I-95, turn right at Williamson Blvd, which is on the Turn 1 and 2 end of the speedway. From there, proceed to your first stop light, which is Midway Blvd. Turn left at Midway, and proceed to Gate 70. Depending on the series you will run, or your status, there are windows for the WKA/Maxxis Dirt, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, as well as a Comp Pass window for sponsors and workers.

If you are arriving on the 28th and beyond, you will turn at the Gate 40 entrance off of Williamson Blvd, and proceed past the Guard Shack to the 3 way stop. Turn left at the stop and proceed to Ticket Booth E, which will be at your right. Again, there will be windows for all 3 groups, as well as a Comp Pass Window.   Pit passes are available depending on your length of visit. Event Passes, 2 Day, and 1 day passes are available, as well as a $10 pass for spectators who arrive after 4pm for the Daytona Dirt World Championships.

Anyone who needs to ship any items to the speedway, need to ship in this manner:

Your Name

WKA Competitor

c/o Daytona International Speedway

1801 West International Speedway Blvd

Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114

HOLD FOR PICKUP

For those competitors running in the Road Race and Manufacturers Cup Series, a Sunoco Fuel Truck will be on the property beginning Tuesday Dec 27 at noon, and will be there till 5pm. The truck will return on the 28th and 29th, from 8am-5pm. The truck will not be at the track on the 30th. So competitors are urged to get the bulk of their fuel for the weekend by the 29th. The truck will staged at the Manufacturer Cup Series pits, with a fuel shuttle service provided by WKA to take care of the Road Race competitors on a daily basis.

Competitors attending the Mfg Cup Awards presentation, and are staying at the Lake Lloyd RV site at the speedway, are urged to make arrangements with a Cab or Uber, assuring they have a way back to the track, in the event the rv is their only form of transportation. The address for the Ocean Breeze Club is 640 N Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118. Toll Free number is 855.212.3224 The Awards presentation will be Tuesday Dec 27. Doors open at 7, with dinner at 7:30 and the award presentation at 8pm.  

For Mfg Cup Series Competitors who use Tillotson Carbs, Andrew Fallon with Tillotson will be on hand to offer support during the event.

We hope these helpful hints will be of great benefit to all who are attending the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek. If anyone has additional questions, feel free to contact the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606.

Thanks so much for attending Daytona KartWeek. We wish you a safe and Happy Holiday Season!!!!

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.

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.

 

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.