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BBS Racing Engine Development Becomes Event Sponsor and Announces Incentive Package for WKA ManCup GoPro Event

$500 BBS Credit to Race Winners Offered

CONCORD, NC - BBS Race Engine Development extended their support for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup today by committing to the Event Sponsor for the March event at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, now known as the BBS Race Engine Development Nationals.  To benefit the drivers of BBS prepared engines, BBS extends its support by offering a $500 BBS Store credit on engine rebuilds or towards a new BBS-prepared IAME Engine to winners of the Finals of the IAME Classes in WKA Manufacturers Cup Competition at GoPro (again, this offer is good for drivers of BBS prepared engines).

“Brian and Robby Seward and Jim Brickley from BBS have been long-time supporters and competitors of WKA, and we are thrilled they have extended their participation.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “And to encompass the competitors in this unique program as well, is truly a benefit for everyone.”

“We at BBS are thrilled to be the Even Sponsor for WKA at GoPro Motorplex in March.” states Brian Seward of BBS Race Engine Development.  “Giving back to our customers through this unique program is just one way to show our appreciation to the many people who support us.”

The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup BBS Race Engine Development Nationals are scheduled for March 29-31 at the famed GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC.  Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking Information, and Information for the WKA’s BBS Race Engine Development Nationals 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

Beat Brent Crews and win cash in North Carolina

BRENT CREWS BOUNTY PUT IN PLACE FOR WKA MANUFACTURERS CUP FINALE
“Beat Brent Crews and win cash in North Carolina”

CONCORD, NC - In an effort to increase the competition level and provide bragging rights in the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup, series officials are please to announce a cash offer for drivers in the IAME Mini Swift division. With the reigning two-time IAME International Final Champion Brent Crews confirming his participation, any driver other than Crews who tops the podium blocks, in either of the two race days, will be awarded $100.00 cash.
 
“First off, we would like to congratulate Brent on his amazing results,” explains Kevin Williams, President of the World Karting Association. “Not only did Brent represent the United States in Europe, he now has the title of a double IAME International Final Champion. We are welcoming him back to the final round of the 2018 Manufacturers Cup, but also enticing his fellow competitors to see if they can beat a world champ.”
 
With the final event of the 2018 season taking place at the popular GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, family, friends and fellow competitors will line the fences to see if anyone, or who, can possibly take the checkers ahead of Crews.
 
Williams continues, “We are offering $100.00 to any driver who can beat Crews for both Saturday and Sunday’s main events. If more than one driver is able to finish ahead of the world champion, the cash award will be given to only the winner.”
 
Dubbed the ‘Crews Bounty’, WKA is putting their money on the line in the already exciting IAME Mini Swift division.
 
On track competition begins Friday, October 26 with unofficial practice while Saturday and Sunday will provide the platform for two complete race days. IAME Mini Swift drivers will do battle in their main events in the afternoon of each day, with some cash on the line.
 
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.
 
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Pre-Entry Deadline Approaching WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup GoPro Motorplex, Mooresville, NC

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CONCORD, NC - The much anticipated WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals is fast approaching, and so is the October 16th deadline for the pre-entry discount.  

In preparations for the 2019 racing season, WKA has added the highly anticipated Briggs 206 Cadet class as a local option for the event, as well as the KA100 Junior Category.  This is the perfect opportunity for those drivers to get some valuable track time in racing conditions by joining the regular Manufacturers Cup program.

In addition, season-long championship battles will be determined in all National Classes, and promoted on eKartingNews all weekend.  All classes are up for grabs as the series concludes its 2018 campaign in Mooresville, NC.

Also on the docket for the event is the Annual WKA Membership Meeting, immediately following Friday's practice sessions.

Go to www.worldkarting.com for entry and event information or click the link below to register now.  See you in Mooresville!

Entry Form and Schedule Available for WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, Top Kart USA Grand Nationals

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Series Concludes at GoPro Motorplex with Insights into the 2019 Campaign and Annual Membership Meeting

CONCORD, NC - Bringing a close to an amazing WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup season, GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC., will be the next stop for the popular series.  As one season comes to a close, WKA Officials will introduce elements that will be a part of the campaign’s 2019 season. 

Introducing new classes for 2019, WKA will offer those classes as Local Option Classes for GoPro.  LO206 Cadet and KA100 Junior will be added to the line-up all weekend to help racers prepare for the 2019 season.

Additionally, as announced by the Board of Trustees from their Summer Rules Meeting, WKA will install the push-back bumpers to 2019.  To help the racers prepare, the system will be required at the GoPro event, with no penalties.  Proven already in other series to help clean up driving craft, racers will get a taste of the system at the event to prepare for next year, with no penalties issued for infractions during this test.

“We are excited to see a ton of great racing at GoPro.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “With Championships being decided, and adding some of next year’s features to help our members prepare for the new season, I expect the weekend to be a thriller.”

Finally, WKA will host its annual WKA Membership Meeting at the Mooresville facility, Friday, October 26 immediately following the Practice Schedule.

“As I’ve said from the beginning, I think it is important to keep our membership informed and to listen to their comments.” Continued Williams, “In addition to our regular Third Thursday Facebook Live broadcasts, the membership meeting is an important part of keeping the dialogue going.”

Entry Forms, Schedules, and Information for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals are available now at www.worldkarting.com To easily register online, CLICK HERE.

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

Parking Information for Upcoming Manufacturer's Cup Race at GoPro Motorplex

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CONCORD, NC- As we get geared up for the upcoming Manufacturers Cup race at GoPro Motorplex, March 23-25,2018 we wanted to clarify Pit Parking.

Due to the limited parking in the pit area, there will be no RV/camper parking in the pit area. Camping will be located on the outside of the gated area.

Please refer to the Parking Map for your pit selections. If you have special parking request, we will try to honor them as much as possible. Payment is required at time of reservation.

REGISTRATION FOR MAN CUP AT GOPRO MOTORPLEX NOW AVAILABLE

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CONCORD, NC - The online and paper entry blank is now available for the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, March 23rd-25th, 2018.

When registering online you may notice a new registration system. The new system will stream line the registration process moving forward, allowing each driver the ability to save their information for future transactions, so you do not have to enter your information in each time when registering for an event.
The new system will also sync with the new barcoding scanning system for tires, engine and chassis seals, that will be implemented at the GoPro event and throughout the remainder of the 2018 season.

All mail in Pre-Entries must be received in the office by Wednesday March 14th, 2018. On-line registration ends at midnight March 14th.  At track registration is an additional $100 per class.

Follow the buttons below to view each document/link:

Online Registration

Entry Blank

Entry List

Schedule

 

WKA AND BRIDGESTONE ANNOUNCE MORE FREE TIRES FOR WKA MANUFACTURERS CUP

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“Free tires for all that enter the event at the GoPro Motorplex”

CONCORD, NC - With the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup finale set to take the green flag this coming weekend, series officials extend entry deadline while Bridgestone Tires announce free tires for all competitors that are entered.

“Due to a logistical issue with the shipper of the container, YLC rear tires will not arrive in time for the Mooresville event, therefore Bridgestone is unable to supply enough rear tires for the YLC classes.  Bridgestone contacted the series on the morning of Friday, October 6 to put a plan in place,” explains WKA President John Ferris.

All drivers in Yamaha Junior, Yamaha Senior, IAME Junior and IAME Senior will receive two sets of race tires and one additional set of practice tires of the YNB compound. If you are in LO206 or the KA100 classes you will receive two sets free of charge, one for practice and one for race competition. Additionally, seeing that the KA100 class is only going to be run on Saturday and the tires for that class are now free the entry fee has been reduced to $140.00 but still includes Friday practice and Saturday race fees as well as the tires.

“I understand the circumstances are not perfect but one thing has to be said about our sponsorship with Bridgestone and the people in Nashville,” continues John Ferris. “They have stepped up for WKA and their members; this is one of the reasons myself andprevious WKA presidents have chosen to work with Bridgestone. Dealing with such a large company that has its full recourses at our disposal, that is a true partnership we both share.”

Bridgestone understands the need to help all the WKA members that have entered the Mooresville, North Carolina event. Bridgestone will be giving all the drivers in Yamaha Sportsman, Pro Swift and Mini Swift a free set of tires at Daytona Kart week that are pre-entered this weekend, keeping to their word, “Free for All!” And to clarify, the Cadet classes will still be on YLC for Mooresville.  

WKA is keeping its online entry open until 11:59pm Tuesday, October 10 and the offer of free tires will only apply to pre-registered entrants. WKA urges competitors to not waste their time getting entered for the event and welcome them to come get a few free sets of tires as well as enjoy the Friday evening cookout.

To enter the WKA Manufacturers Cup event this weekend at the GoPro Motorplex, CLICK HERE.

Ferris concludes, “With the free tires available and the extended entry deadline, we are hoping to attract even more drivers to one of WKA’s best facilities.”

In summary, if you are in Yamaha Junior, Yamaha Senior or IAME Junior and IAME Senior that were announced to receive free tires in a media release three weeks ago, all will receive three sets of YNB tires at no charge. Competitors in LO206 or KA100 will receive two sets for free while KA100 will receive two sets and a reduction in the entry price. All the drivers in Yamaha Sportsman, Pro Swift and Mini Swift will receive a free set of tires at WKA Daytona Kart Week that are pre-entered this weekend.

KA 100 Senior Class Joins 2018 Mfg Cup Class Structure

CONCORD, NC - World Karting Officials are proud to announce the addition of the IAME KA100 Senior Class as part of the national class structure for 2018 for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series.

The series, which will kick off its 2018 season Dec 28-30 at Daytona International Speedway, will again feature 8 national classes, including;

Micro Swift

Mini Swift

IAME Junior

IAME Senior

Yamaha Sportsman

Yamaha Junior

Yamaha Senior

KA100 Senior

While the KA100 Senior will begin its national points season at Daytona, many drivers can get a head start in just a couple weeks at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals, as the class will be featured as a Local Option Class the weekend of Oct 13 and 14. Competitors in that class will have the opportunity to practice all day Friday with the 8 national classes on hand, as well as race on Saturday, with awards being presented to the top 3 finishers in the Saturday event.

As an added bonus for the new class, the GoPro Entry Fee includes 1 free set of Bridgestone YLC Tires for the weekend, as well as a WKA Membership, which will also carry them through the Daytona event in December, enabling them to kick off a new season with the class. Expiration on the membership will be January 1, 2018, affording competitors the ability to not have to renew their membership until the March 23 Mfg Cup event at GoPro Motorplex, which would serve as stop #2 for the 6-race series in 2018.

Following the March GoPro event, the balance of the schedule includes:

May 18-20: Pittsburgh International Race Complex

July 13-15: New Jersey Motorsports Park

September 14-16: New Castle Motorsports Park

October 26-28: GoPro Motorplex

With the addition of a 6th national event in 2018, all national competitors can also count their best 9 of 12 finishes for the season, beginning at Daytona.

The IAME KA100 Senior Class officially replaces the LO206 Senior class for 2018.

For competitors in the KA100 Senior Class, as well as the other 8 current national classes, pre-entry deadline for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals is October 6th. Be sure and take advantage of the pre-entry pricing.

To register online, CLICK HERE.

To view the Paper Entry Blank, CLICK HERE.

GoPro Pre Entry Deadline Oct 6

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CONCORD, NC - With the finale for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series quickly approaching, so is the pre entry deadline for competitors wishing to compete in the TopKart USA Grand Nationals Oct 13-15 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Those wishing to take advantage of pre entry pricing have until Friday October 6th.

The Grand National event will also determine the 2017 national champions in the following classes.

RLV Tuned Exhaust Products LO206 Senior

CRPRACING.com Mini Swift

Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman

Comet Racing Engines Yamaha Junior

FranklinKart.com Yamaha Senior

IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman

Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior

KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior

Joining the national classes on that weekend as a Local Option class will be the KA 100 Senior class, which will participate in the Friday practice, as well as the Saturday race festivities.

As mentioned recently, the Pro IAME Junior and Senior classes will be utilizing the Bridgestone YNB tire for this event, due to a shortage of YLM tires. Competitors who pre enter for the event prior to October 6, will receive 3 free sets of Bridgestone YNB's, 1 for practice, and a set for each race day. Additionally, any competitor who still has sets of YLM tires in the wrappers, may trade them in for a free set of YNB's through your Bridgestone dealer. For more info on the trade, you may contact the following dealers:

Grand Products: (215) 244-1940

Margay Racing Products: (314) 562-7429

The weekends activities at GoPro will kick off with a full day of practice, followed by a barbecue dinner in the afternoon. Special thanks to the following companies who contributed to the dinner:

Fast Kart Supply: Jim Maier

Chuck G Fabrication: Chuck Gafrarar

Charlotte Mechanical: Dan Dyszelski

Nitro Karting: Nick Tucker

Twin Automotive: Paul Massimino

Top Kart USA: Bill McLaughlin

Rev Branding: Kevin Williams

Franklin Kart: George Sieracki

CNC Performance: Chris Nachtman

Following the barbecue, WKA will be conducting its annual membership meeting, at a location on the property to be announced during the day Friday. 

Those wishing to still reserve parking can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

To view the weekend schedule for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals, CLICK HERE.

Entry Blank for Top Kart USA Grand Nationals Now Online

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CONCORD, NC - With the racing season quickly winding down, World Karting Officials have announced the Entry Blank for the season finale for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina is now online and available.

Both the electronic online entry blank, as well as the paper entry blank are now available to view, fill out, and make your reservations for the season finale, as national titles are on the line the weekend of October 13-15.

8 national classes will be presented on that weekend, including;

RLV Tuned Exhaust Products CIK LO206 Senior

CRPRACING.com Mini Swift

Allison Racing Engines Yamaha Sportsman

Comet Racing Engines Yamaha Junior

FranklinKart.com Yamaha Senior

IAME USA East Pro Swift Sportsman

Woltjer Racing Engines Pro IAME Junior

KartSport North America Pro IAME Senior

Additionally, the KA 100 Senior Class has been added that weekend as a Local Option Class. The $345 entry fee for the class includes 1 set of YLC Bridgestone Tires. Competitors in this class will run a full schedule of practice on Friday, and compete on Saturday only. Entry Fee for the class includes the Friday Practice and Saturday Race.

This will also be the final race of the year where the weekends overall top 3 in Pro Swift Sportsman, Pro IAME Junior and Senior, will be running for a payday and  a set of Bridgestone Tires.

Special thanks to Trinity Karting Group for their sponsorship of the Overall Weekend Awards.

Overall weekend champion in Pro IAME Senior will take home $1,000, with $500 going to 2nd, and a set of Bridgestone Tires for 3rd.

Pro Swift Sportsman and Pro IAME Junior will run for a $500 payday, with $250 going to 2nd and a set of Bridgestone Tires for 3rd.

Pre-Entry for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals will run until October 6. Following that, the At Track Pricing will kick in.

Competitors wishing to purchase reserved parking for the event may contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or buddy@worldkarting.com.

To register online: CLICK HERE.

To view the paper entry blank, CLICK HERE.