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WKA Elevates the Kid Kart Category as a Man Cup National Class for 2018


Popular Program Gets Immediately Added to the National Class Structure for 2018

CONCORD, NC - Responding to Member comments and requests to bring back the popular Kid Kart Category back to the National Scene, the WKA Board of Trustees recently responded to member requests by voting the class back into the WKA Bridgestone Man Cup as a National Class at their recent meeting.

“One of the many strengths of WKA has always been that we have a place in the organization for everyone,” stated WKA President John Ferris, “And when the participants in the Kid Kart Class expressed that they had nowhere to gain experience on a national level, the Trustees heard, understood and responded to that call.  The system our organization was founded on worked, and these important members were heard.”

The popular category for aspiring young drivers will be added to the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup class list immediately, and entries for the upcoming event at the popular GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, scheduled for March 23-25, 2018. 

Tech Regulations are as printed in the 2018 WKA Technical Manual, 214.1 KID KART.  Legal fuel will be the same as all other classes, Sunoco 110, mixed with Redline Oil, 8-oz., per gallon.

Entry forms and additional information is available by following the Series Link to the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series on the WKA website,

Kid Karts Make Popular Return to Manufacturer's Cup Series at Dousman

CONCORD, NC - While 8 national classes on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series were vying for either a potential trip to Italy, or the chance for free tires and entry to the season finale in October for the Grand Nationals at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, no one class had as much intensity, drive, and anxiety as the Kid Kart class as several future stars of karting found their opportunity to return to the national stage this past weekend during the AMK Race Products Nationals at Wolf Paving Raceway in Dousman, Wisconsin.

Featuring 2 different engine packages, the LO206 and Comer youngsters took to the Wolf Paving Raceway course both days, with Ava Hanssen and Blake Pietenpol coming away with a sweep of the respective classes. Hanssen swept both days of competition in the Comer class, as well as taking the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time Award both days, besting Chase Gohr and Jacob Schaible both days.

For Pietenpol, he also swept the wins both days in the LO206 category, topping Ethan Tovo and Jack Tovo. While Pietenpol garnered the Comet Kart Sales Fast Time Award on Saturday, Ethan Tovo was able to snare the top award for Fast Time on Sunday.

World Karting and Badger Kart Club Officials would like to extend a very special Thank You to the parents and young future stars for coming out to Wolf Paving Raceway, helping to add more excitement, and a ton of smiles to the many in attendance over the weekend.