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“Cash prizes to be handed out during drivers meeting as WKA gives back to their customers” 

June 6, 2019 – June 5, 2019 – With the much-anticipated World Karting Association (WKA) events in Charlotte, North Carolina over the June 21-23 weekend, series officials are sweetening the pot for Manufacturers Cup competitors that pre-enter for the Charlotte Karting Challenge. Beginning in Charlotte and continuing for the remainder of the 2019 season, WKA will award cash prizes at the weekend driver’s meeting to one lucky random draw winner.


"We realize there is a ton of sprint racing the weekends before our Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge event, compressing the racers' time restraints," stated WKA President Kevin Williams. "With the ROK Cup USA event last weekend, GoPro Karting Challenge this weekend in Mooresville, North Carolina, USPKS next weekend, then the WKA Charlotte event the following weekend, we wanted to give something back to the racers."


“I tested the track in the early planning stages,” stated Eric Jones of IAME East, who as also kicked in a $200 credit towards IAME products from IAME USA East. “I’m excited about the great, safe racing this new venue will produce for the karters.”


Program Overview

·       All WKA Manufacturers Cup pre-entries, beginning with the Charlotte event, and again at each Manufactures Cup event for the remainder of the 2019 season, will have their names entered into a random drawing if they meet the pre-entry deadline. One lucky winner will be awarded a cash prize at the weekend’s driver’s meeting.


Prize Overview

·       $500 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 50 pre-entries

·       $750 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 51 to 75 pre-entries

·       $1000 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 76 to 100 pre-entries

·       $1250 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 101 or more pre-entries


In a separate drawing, IAME East and Eric Jones have also donated a $200 IAME product credit that will be awarded during the driver’s meeting.


To launch the new program, and only for the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, late registration fees will be waived, however, to qualify for the drawing, pre-entries must be received into the WKA offices by Noon (EDT) time on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.


For drivers in the Carolinas or surrounding states that are waiting to see what the weather will be, look to build off momentum from upcoming races or just on the fence about coming to the event, the removal of the late fees will open the doors to several of these racers.


Williams added, “We are set for a one of a kind event that you won’t want to miss. Entries have steadily been coming into our offices and we are in the final stages of planning and preparation. Personally, I cannot wait to get to North Carolina and get the weekend started.”

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 annual 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 or

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IAME KA100 Senior Throwdown Sword Award Returns


CONCORD, NC - After a short hiatus from the National Karting Scene, the popular KA100 Throwdown returns, July 14 and 15 at Concept Haulers Speedway in Sheridan, IL.  WKA, together with Franklin Motorsports, will host the competition during the fourth stop of the 2018 Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup.  In additional to huge bragging rights that comes with this historical event, KA100 Senior Drivers will fight for a cash purse of up to $800 Saturday, July 14, and the all-important, one-of-a-kind  Throwdown Sword Award Sunday, July 15.  Previous editions have treated spectators to amazing racing, and this year's edition will certainly not disappoint.  

WKA President Kevin Williams added, “The IAME KA100 Throwdown Sword was a popular award that drivers strived for in Midwest competition. I think it is important that we renew this special award and provide some fun for our senior level drivers. Offering cash awards for KA100 Senior drivers on Saturday, the premier field will race for ‘The Sword’ on Sunday in an all-out wheel-to-wheel battle.”

“I am happy to bring KA100 Throw Down and the Sword back into competition,” explained Franklin Motorsports’ Jamie Sieracki. “Not that the Sword has any monetary value, but the bragging rights of winning this award is priceless.”

In Saturday’s competition, KA100 Senior drivers will be shooting for:

First Place - $200.00

Fastest Lap - $100.00

Oldest Entered Driver - $100.00

Youngest Entered Driver - $100.00

Prior to the main event, a random draw for a kart number entered for the weekend will take place. If your number is drawn, that driver will receive an automatic $50.00. If that kart number wins the race, the driver will also receive a $250.00 bonus on top of their $200.00 winner’s purse.

WKA will be offering its temporary membership once again for the balance of the 2018 season. For only $20.00 for any person who has not been a member in the last twelve months or have not been a member in the past. At the conclusion of the event, any temporary members can become a WKA member can apply the $20.00 fee to a full membership. 

Entry forms and additional information are available by following the series link to the WKA Manufacturers Cup on the WKA website at or by clicking the buttons below:

Manufacturer's Cup Page

Online Registration

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CONCORD, NC - With the growing numbers in the LO206 cadet class at GoPro Motorplex it has been requested that WKA run this class as a local option next week at the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup race March 23-25th . Please register online on the WKA website by clicking HERE. Entry fee of $430.00 includes one set of Bridgestone450 YLC race tires. GoPro Muffler is required.

The WKA office has been receiving questions on what the ticket to the 2018 IAME International
Finals includes. Here is the response from IAME USA East:
-Guaranteed entry spot and race tires package
-Use of engine
-3,000 Euros towards arrive/drive fee with a team

FREE KA100 engine package available to the first 20 entries


CONCORD, NC - With the creation of the new KA100 Senior class for the 2018 Manufactures Cup series, IAME USA East is offering a free KA100 engine package to the first 20 drivers who enter the KA100 Senior class for the entire WKA Manufacturer's Cup six race season in 2018 starting with Daytona December 28-30th, 2017.

Registrants must enter though the WKA office and prepay for all six events.   IAME USA East will send a new KA100 engine package with only shipping due to the customer. 

Members of this program will sign an agreement with IAME USA East that they will participate in 5 of 6 events or they will be billed for the engine package by IAME USA East.  

This program ends after the first 20 drivers sign up, or on December 20th, 2017.  Contact Kelly at World Karting office at 704-455-1606 to register for the program.

Participants that utilized this program through IAME USA East for other series programs in 2017 are not eligible to qualify for the WKA program.


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.