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K.A.R.T. and CES join WKA for Round 5 August 16-18, 2019 in Topeka, KS

CONCORD, NC - In an annual tradition, WKA, K.A.R.T. and CES once again invite Road Racers to Heartland Park, Topeka, Kansas, for Round 5 of the Vega Tires Road Racing National Series, August 16-18.

As the 2019 racing season winds down, championship point battles heat up and start to determine the title fights in all classes. Don’t miss your opportunity to stay in the fight; register today.

Online Registration, Hotels, Parking, and Information for event are available now at www.worldkarting.com or by clicking the link to the VEGA Road Racing Series page below.

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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

WKA Karting Challenge lands at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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By, Jennifer Edens Henry

It’s been a hot minute since the World Karting Association has raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the last time being over a decade ago.  This time WKA brought the triple crown to the track with not only Road Racing but also the Manufacturer’s Cup and the Dirt Series.  With WKA’s headquarters being located right there in Charlotte, North Carolina it only made sense to try and bring karting back to its roots.  This event not only brought out the seasoned veterans who had race here before, but it also brought racers trying to scratch another awesome track off their racing bucket list. 

            For those that do not know the history behind this track, Charlotte Motor Speedway was designed and built in 1959 by the current chairman and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee O. Bruton Smith.  Also, the late Curtis Turner, another Hall of Fame inductee, served as Smith's primary business partner.  Together, they built the 1.5-mile superspeedway on the outskirts of the Queen City and, on June 19, 1960, the first World 600 happened at the new facility.  In addition to the 1.5-mile oval, the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex includes a 2.25-mile road course, which was used this past weekend by both the Road Race Series and the Manufacturer’s Cup Series.

            This weekend also marked a momentous occasion with the induction of Robby Harper to the WKA Hall of Fame.  The Harper family has been a household name in the karting world for 4 generations.  In fact, Robby’s mom, Eloise used to race old 40’s Ford coupes for a few years at a half mile dirt track called the Iron Bowl just outside of town near Tarrant City back during World War II.  Robby got into karting around age 14. They really weren’t racing karts at that time; it was more like yard karts. He and his friends used to race them in a made-up course in the dirt parking lot of Huffman Ballpark behind the local Jim Skinner Ford Dealership.  In the early 70’s the owner of Huffman Cycle Shop and Lawnmower Repair saw something in Robby and offered him a chance to race in an actual go kart.  They had a Fox kart with a Mac 10 engine and started racing at the Talladega Short Track.  From that point on Robby was hooked and has been a part of many different karting organizations.   During the late 70’s and early 80’s Robby began promoting different races. He started by organizing indoor dirt races at local agricultural centers in North Alabama, like Cullman, Oneonta and Priceville. Eventually all the promoting and hard work led Robby to create the Big South Road Racing Series with the help of Chuck West (Southern Kart Club / Roebling Road), Johnny Jacumin (Kershaw, Rockingham).  In the mid to late 80’s Robby brought his 3 sons, Robby III, Daniel and Eric, onto the racing circuit with the Margay sprinters with 5hp Briggs engines and now even has his grandson Austin racing in the cadet classes.  In the early 2000’s he became a member of the WKA Board of Trustees, and he is also the WKA National Enduro Director, promoting national events at places like Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motorsports Park and NCM Motorsports Park. Robby’s held many roles over his 52 years in karting from being a really talented driver, maybe an even better tuner, a multi time and defending WKA National Champion, a race promoter, a race director, flagman, tech man, a parts builder, a WKA trustee, and maybe most importantly one heck of a race dad/grandad. Congratulations Robby Harper.

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This past weekend definitely brought out some good ole fashion racing.  The 1st race of the weekend was the CIK LO206 Sprint class which had 26 karts gunning for the 1st place trophy.  Matthew Turner came out of Nascar turn 4 leading the 1st official lap with Jerry Turner, Jeremy Yancy and Miguel Ruiz all drafting in the front pack.  Eventually Matt Turner and Jerry Turner were able to break away from the pack, while Clark Gaynor Jr and Gary Campbell were able to work their way through the pack of racers to 3rd and 4th.  Matt was able to hold onto the lead to secure a 1st place finish, while Jerry Turner took 2nd and Clark Gaynor Jr finished 3rd.  Unfortunately, Matt Turner was not able to secure another 1st place finish in the CIK LO206 Sprint class on Sunday.  That honor went to Kyle Banovertz who took the checkered flag while Trey Kelley placed 2nd and Matt Turner taking 3rd.

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Race 3 on Saturday also brought an impressive amount of karters. The Animal Sprint 390 class hosted 24 karts all hoping to take the checkered flag at the WKA Karting Challenge.  Regan Vehring took the led right from the green flag and never looked back.  Croix Beasom was hanging onto 2nd place for quite a few laps, while Jonathan Tedder was in 3rd.  Coming into the halfway mark of the race, Regan was still holding onto the 1st place position while Jonathan Tedder had taken over 2nd place and TJ Zimmerman had worked his way up to the 3rd.   On the next lap TJ Zimmerman finally made it around Jonathan Tedder to take P2.  He and Regan were able to break away and get a little lead over 3rd place.  In the end Regan had what it took to secure the checkered flag and P1.  TJ Zimmerman took 2nd, while Daniel Ring worked his way up to a 3rd place finish.  Sunday’s race was just as exciting with the top 3 racers from Saturday fighting to take home the 1st place trophy.  Regan Vehring just didn’t have enough to secure the checkered flag, but Daniel Ring brought his determination which led him to victory lane.  TJ Zimmerman once again brought home a 2nd place finish, while Regan Vehring took 3rd.

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Yamaha Senior brought their A game on Saturday with a great race between veteran drivers Brad Zoeller and Rusty Benson.  Brad came to Charlotte leading the points in Yamaha Senior while Rusty was 5th in points.  Brad had the lead at the green flag on the 1st lap with Rusty breathing down his neck in 2nd place.  By the 7th lap Rusty had taken over the 1st place position but Brad was not far behind.  This game of cat and mouse continued for most of the race until Rusty spun out but was able to recover and finish the race.  Brad Zoeller took the checkered flag with a 1st place position with Rusty Benson coming in 2nd and Nate Morgan securing a 3rd place finish.

“This was one of the most challenging races I have run in my 50 years of racing karts.  I feel fortunate to leave Charlotte with two wins, beating not only several formidable competitors but a challenging track as well.  I would like to thank TS Racing for the great horsepower, Vega Tire for superior grip, and RRR racing for providing a winning chassis.”

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 The IAME Sprint race on Sunday brought 18 racers to grid ready to bring home the 1st place trophy.  Gary Sircy came to the CMS Karting Challenge leading the class in points, but would it be enough?  Heading down the straightaway on the lap 1, Clark Gaynor Jr, Gary Sircy and Blane Aarup made up the lead pack while Indy Kassy was hot on their trail.  After only 6 minutes, Indy Kassy had already taken over the lead position with Clark Gaynor falling back to 2nd, while Cole Peschang and Jason Lorang had worked their way to 3rd and 4th.  By the halfway mark Jason Lorang had moved up to 1st and had pulled away from the pack consisting of Gaynor, Kassy, and Peschang.  With less than 10 minutes to go Cole Peschang had taken over the 2nd place spot trying to chase down 1st Jason Lorang.  In the end Jason Lorang was able to hold into his 1st place spot over Cole with only 0.121 seconds between them.  Indy Kassy was able to hang on with a 3rd place finish. 

"It was a challenging weekend,” explains Jason. “With evolving track configurations and different weather conditions each day, in the end Charlotte treated me well... 3 times!"

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The Unlimited class on Sunday came to race because unfortunately Saturday’s race was rained out.  Leading on the 1st lap was none other than a member of the Harper family Robby Harper III.  Right on his tail was Dusty Dean and Robby Harper followed by Brian Wilhelm.  By the 10-minute mark Robby Harper III was still hanging onto 1st place with Brian Wilhelm following behind.  With less than half the race to go Brian finally secured the 1st place position over Robby Harper III.  Robby Harper moved up to the 2nd place position while Mitch White held onto 3rd place.

According to Brian, “The track was more interesting than the map showed. If you’re going to race, you need to be able to adapt to different type tracks. I had a great time and I look forward to next time here!  WKA did a good job of putting on this event and accommodating everyone.”

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Thank you to everyone that make the trip back to Charlotte Motor Speedway!!  We look forward to seeing everyone at the next stop on the schedule which is Heartland Park in Topeka, KS

WKA Road Racing Receives New Sponsor for Charlotte New Pre-Entry Program Awards $500 Gift Cards to the Racers

As excitement continues to build for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, WKA is pleased to welcome yet another new sponsor program for Pre-Registered Road Racers, thanks to long time Racers and WKA Members, Tim and Betsy Wilkerson.

For the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC, all Road Racers who pre-registered by the pre-registration deadline will be entered into a drawing where one lucky Road Racer will win a $500 Visa Gift Card at Saturday’s Driver’s Meeting, then another at Sunday’s Drivers Meeting. 

“Further proof that the Family of Motorsports supports the participants on many levels.” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “We are so thrilled that that theme continues in Karting with this new program for our Road Racers.  We can’t thank the Wilkersons enough for their generosity, which goes directly to the Road Racers.”

“I have been in motorsports all my life,” stated Sponsor Tim Wilkerson, “and I support those that support racers.  WKA is going in the right direction for the benefit of the Karters with their continued improvements in membership programs, and their willingness to work with all the other organizations to benefit the sport.”

Registration, Hotel Booking and additional Information for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 20-23 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 and now the 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

WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge Registration and Garage Spaces Available for WKA Vega Tires Road Race Event

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CONCORD, NC - Gearing up for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, the organization has made Registration and Garage Spaces available for the WKA Vegas Tires Road Race Series portion of the event. 

Together with the Woodbridge Kart Club, WKA brings the regular Road Racing National Classes, as well as added Local Option classes to run on the famed Charlotte Roval.  Building off popular Sprint Classes in Road Racing, Open Sprint has been added to the docket with two Finals.  Additionally, to celebrate WKA’s rich history at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, two Vintage Categories have been added, Vintage Piston Port and Vintage Open, each with two Finals for the weekend.

“With WKA’s long-awaited return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway,” stated Kevin Williams, WKA’s President, “our road race committee wanted as much possible opportunity available for road racers to participate on the Roval at Charlotte, which is why the additional classes were added.  It will be exciting how many Karters will be able to say, ‘I raced the Roval!’ ”

Registration, Garage Spaces, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Vega Tires Road Race Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23, are available now on the Road Racing Series page on 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 and now the 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

Entries Now Open for WKA Vega Tires National Road Race

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CES Welcomes WKA Road Racers at Gateway Motorsports Park, May 10-12, 2019

CONCORD, NC - Hosting the next round of the WKA Vega Tires Road Racing Series, Championship Enduro Series welcomes WKA Road Racers May 10-12, at Gateway Motorsports Park, in Madison, IL.
For the first time, WKA Road Racers will have the opportunity to participate on the famed Gateway, thanks to a refreshed relationship with CES.

Online Registration, Hotels, Parking, and Information for event are available on the Road Race Series page on the WKA website, 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 Crowns 2018 Vega Tires Road Racing Series National Champions

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2018 Champions Celebration Scheduled for
Roebling Road Event, March 9


As in years past, WKA will honor the Champions and top-five qualified finishers of the WKA Vega Tires National Road Racing Series at the early spring event at Roebling Road, Saturday March 9, 2019, immediately following the day’s races.  With the assistance of hosts Southern Kart Club, tickets will be available at the event, Friday, March 8.

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by the end of the day on Friday, March 8th. A ticket will include; 1/2 a roasted chicken, two sides, dessert and drinks.  The location of the awards ceremony will be the Roebling Road Pavillion.

“Of all the things we do at WKA, thanking our members and honoring our Champions is a great way for us to promote our racing programs.” Stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “With a year’s worth of racing, it’s important to take time to thank our racers, and promote the series champs.”

2018 Champions honored at the event, from each class include:
125 Sprint Shifter – Denver Liabenow
Animal Sprint 90 – Ben Thomason
B Stock – Robby Harper
CIK LO206 Senior – Todd Horton
Clone Sprint 390 – Darren Greene
Formula 100 – Travis Miller
Formula 125 and Unlimited – Allen Hollinger
IAME Sprint and TAG Heavy – Brad Adams
Junior Animal and Junior Enduro – Jordan Johnson
LO206 Sprint 390 - Robert Garland
Stock Honda – Steven Rougeou
X30 Laydown – David McCauley
Yamaha Senior – Brad Zoeller
Yamaha Sportsman Medium – Justin Greene

Tickets will be available Friday at Roebling Road for the 2018 Champions celebration.

Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking, and Information for the Southern Kart Club hosted WKA’s Vega Tires Road Race Series Roebling Road 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

Entries Now Open for WKA Vega Tires National Road Race

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Southern Kart Club Welcomes Back WKA to Roebling Road, March 8-10

Partnering once again with the Southern Kart Club, WKA will make its next stop of the Vega Tires National Road Racing Series at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, Georgia. 

Fresh off a hugely successful race at the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, Road Racers will transition to the flatter 2-mile road course of Roebling, March 8-10, where Championship battles will be sure to heat up.

Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking, and Information for the Southern Kart Club hosted WKA’s Vega Tires Road Race Series Roebling Road 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

 

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

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Daytona Dirt World Championship deadline: Dec. 12th
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Manufacturers Cup deadline: Dec. 12th
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Thank you, Happy Holidays and safe travels!

KART / WKA Vega Road Race Summer Sizzle at Topeka

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Race Report & photos by, Jennifer Edens Henry

CONCORD, NC - Heartland Park was the 6th stop on the Vega Road Race series but this time WKA’s Robby Harper combined forces with KART’s Kelly Read and Jim Edgington to bring the Summer Sizzler to Topeka Kansas.  With these two-powerhouse karting organizations joining forces there was bound to be some good ole fashion racing to the checkered flag. This is just the second time that these two organizations have come together, the first being three years ago at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky which proved to be very successful and like the first time this past weekend again did not disappoint .  Many WKA racers had never been to Heartland Park so practice day was used to familiarize themselves with all the turns and fine tuning their karts.  Of course, this track is old news for most KART members, so it was like saying hello to an old friend you hadn’t seen in quite a while.

With the combined effort of both karting groups, the numbers for the Sprint 125cc Shifter class did not disappoint as 15 racers came out to battle for the checkered flag.  Straight out of the gate Jared Langenfield led the 1st lap with Derek Proctor a close 2nd while Melvin Nelsen and Chase Pflughaupt battled for 3rd and 4th.   Unfortunately, around the 10-minute mark Jared Langenfield was unable to finish which Derek Proctor took full advantage of.  With his kart settling in and running well he was able to take the lead and keep it all the way to the winner’s circle with a full lap lead on 2nd place, Jeff Mills.  Melvin Nelsen, Tommy Plahitko and Jonathan Fairfield rounded out the top 5.  Derek Proctor also took home the 1st placed finish on Sunday in the Sprint 125cc Shifter class with another impressive 1 lap lead over 2nd place finisher Tommy Plahitko.

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The Sprint B&S LO206 class also brought out 14 karters to the track all wanting to be the first to see the checkered flag waving.  Coming down the straight away on the 1st lap, Lindsey Simon and Chase Pflughaupt were paired up leading the charge while Cory Caswell, Buck Caswell and Richard Hoff were coming up strong in the 2nd pack.  These 5 continued to play cat and mouse for most of the race with Lindsey Simon leading the majority of the time.  At one point in the race the 2nd pack consisting of the Caswell’s and Richard Hoff broke the draft and made an impressive pass on the back straight-away over Lindsey Simon and Chase Pfughaupt.  This lead was short lived as Chase Pflughaupt took the checkered flag with only a 0.225 lead over Lindsey Simon, Luke Kannady, Jon Fairfield, and Brad Roberts brought up the rear with the 3rd, 4th, and 5th place finishes.

Sunday’s race in the LO206 class also brought lots of excitement to the track.  Lindsey Simon and Chase Pflughaupt were both out front at the beginning of the race but unfortunately Chase got caught up in some traffic between two other karts and lost quite a bit of ground.  He eventually chased down the lead pack, which consisted of Lindsey Simon, Cory Caswell and Buck Caswell.  Lindsey and Chase tried to break away but the Caswell’s caught back up to them and that is where they stayed until some lap traffic caused the Caswell’s to fall back.  From there Chase Pflughaupt stayed in the draft of Lindsey Simon until the finally straight away where he slings shot around her the take the win by less than second between them.

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Even though the Sprint Tag Sr class only had 6 drivers Jamey Brown was a man on a mission.   He and Nick Martin jumped out to an early lead followed by Trenton Chrisco and Devin Chrisco. Jamey Brown was able to pull away and led the entire race. Even though Brown and Martin were in different classes they worked together until the end. Nick tried to draft past Jamey at the end but with his Fisher powered X30 he was able to hold Nick off at the line. Trenton Chrisco, Seth Urton, Devin Chrisco and John Brown rounded out the top 5.

 Sunday’s Sprint TaG Sr class also saw some action out on the track.  Jamey Brown was able to shoot off the grid and instantly had a 6 second lead early in the race. Once again, he and Nick Brown were able to work together to keep ahead of the rest of the pack even though they were in 2 different classes.  Jamey Brown eventually broke away from Nick Martin but was still able to keep the 6 second lead over 2nd place Trenton Chrisco.  With 3 laps to go Jamey saw a little off-road action as he tried to avoid a lap kart in turn 10.   As he re-entered the track he immediately noticed that he had broken the brake rod.  2nd and 3rd were able to pass him but he had just enough time to run them down and get by them for the win. Thank goodness you don’t need a lot of brakes at Heartland Park says Jamey Brown!

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I’ve decided to add a driver highlight section to the race reports so that we can all learn a little more about each other.  This race highlights Derek Proctor of Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Derek has raced for 8 years starting in kid karts when he was 5 years old with the help of his grandpa, Jim Stroud who is well known in the karting world for building some mean engines.  He then decided to stop racing to concentrate on baseball.  Derek returned to racing his freshman year of high school, running the Yamaha 4 hole can just at the local Tulsa Kart Club races.  He eventually moved into the TAG class running for Rodney Berryhill and Champion racing out of Norman, Oklahoma.  He also ran the Texas Pro Kart Challenge for 2 1/2 years and competed in the SKUSA Supernationals in 2015.  Derek just recently made the switch to the Praga Kart thanks to Trei Smith and Tanda Racing, his full-time promoter and sponsor. He is currently competing in the 125cc shifter class running both modified and Stock Honda with the help of the Brian Fisher motors, which delivers tremendous horsepower and speed. Derek says that he wouldn't be where he is today without the support of his mom, Janie Proctor, his grandpa, Jim Stroud and stepdad Drew Hockenson. He is excited to keep moving forward with Trei Smith and Praga and looks to return to many KART/WKA events while competing full time in the Rok Cup in 2019!

On behalf of the World Karting Association, we would like to thank all who participated in the 6th race of the Vega Road Race Series, the drivers, families, sponsors, crew members, officials, and so many other people that make this series so special!  We would also like to thank the KART organization for all the hard work they put into this event. 

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Here’s a look at all the of the winners over the weekend:

Saturday:

B&S Animal Sportsman: Austin Henry

IAME Sprint: Nick Martin

Open Sprint: Jerry Revely

Sprint 125cc Shifter: Derek Proctor

Sprint 80cc Shifter: Mike Kellum

Unlimited WKA: John West

125 Sprint Shifter: Todd Brown

Sportsman: Randy Fulks

Unlimited: Dan Davis

Yamaha 4-Hole Can: Gianni Scavuzzo

100cc Controlled WKA: Richard Scavuzzo

Sprint B&S LO206: Chase Pflughaupt

Sprint B&S LO206 Jr.: Coleman Langley

Sprint TaG 60cc (Cadet): Oliver Cunniham

Sprint TaG Jr.: Cole Quaile

Sprint Yamaha Jr.: Matt Brown

B-Stock: Robby Harper

Formula 125: Brian Wilhelm

X30 Laydown: David McCauley

Yamaha Sr.: Brad Zoeller

Sprint Stock Leopard: Robert Andrews

Sprint TaG Sr: Jamey Brown

Sprint Yamaha CIK: Jeff Bierman

Stock Honda: Todd Brown

TaG Heavy: Nick Martin

Piston Port: Mike Keener

Yamaha Sportsman Med: Randy Fulks

100cc Open: John Ritchie

100cc Piston Port: Scott Campbell

 

Sunday:

B&S Animal Sportsman: Rusty Benson

IAME Sprint: Cole Peschang

Open Sprint: Jerry Revely

Sprint 125cc Shifter: Derek Proctor

Sprint 80cc Shifter: April Danals

Unlimited WKA: Andy Keller

125 Sprint Shifter: Todd Brown

Sportsman: Randy Fulks

Unlimited: Melvin Nelsen

Yamaha 4-Hole Can: Gianni Scavuzzo

100cc Controlled WKA: Steve Scavuzzo

Sprint B&S LO206: Chase Pflughaupt

Sprint B&S LO206 Jr.: Coleman Langley

Sprint TaG 60cc (Cadet): Oliver Cunniham

Sprint TaG Jr.: Cole Quaile

Sprint Yamaha Jr.: Matt Brown

X30 Laydown: David McCauley

Yamaha Sr.: Brad Zoeller

Sprint Stock Leopard: Ted Hite

Sprint TaG Sr: Jamey Brown

Sprint Yamaha CIK: Aaron Brockelman

Stock Honda: Jeff Mills

TaG Heavy: Nick Martin

Piston Port: Mike Keener

Yamaha Sportsman Med: Donald Dump

Formula 100: Scott Campbell

A-Limited: Keith Wedel

The last stop in the Road Race Series is NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, KY.  Hope to see you all there!

WKA’S VEGA ROAD RACING PROGRAM HITS ATLANTA MOTORSPORTS PARK WITH NEW INCENTIVES FOR RACERS

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Contact: Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com
Prepared by: RTD Media & Management

Date: April 12, 2018


April 12, 2018 - Spring means a return to the famed Atlanta Motorsports Park for the 2018 World Karting Association (WKA) Vega Tire National Road Racing Series for the third stop of the program. With the April 23 pre-entry deadline fast approaching, WKA is adding additional benefits for road racing participants.

“Our WKA family of road racers have been some of the most loyal followers of our series and sport in general,” expressed WKA President Kevin Williams. “It was long overdue that we give something back to them for their continued support.”

All pre-entries for the event will be entered into a pair random drawings that will award two lucky racers each a free entry for the 2018 WKA Daytona Kartweek this December. Racers will receive a drawing ticket for each class they pre-enter by the April 23 deadline. The more classes pre-entered, the more drawing tickets an entrant will receive. The drawings will be conducted at each of the driver’s meetings on both Saturday and Sunday in Atlanta.

Additionally, for the Atlanta Motorsports Park event, WKA is extending an invitation to new members, or members who have not renewed their membership in the past 12 or more months, with a $20 temporary membership to participate in the event. Should these new or returning members wish to turn their temporary membership into a WKA annual membership, they may do so before May 31st and apply the $20 to their annual membership application.

Williams continued, “With a sprint and road race background myself, I always enjoyed taking my normally raced sprint kart to the road races to run the same tracks I saw my heroes race their cars on, and the Atlanta Motorsports Park circuit is perfect for sprint racers to try road racing for the first time.  The track is a driver’s track, and very similar to a big sprint track.”

Echoing Williams’ remarks, WKA invites sprint racers to give road racing a try. Just a couple easy modifications that a sprint karter’s local kart shop can help them with will get them enjoying the road race event from the first green flag. What’s more, sprint racers wanting to try road racing for the first time can enjoy the same new benefits mentioned above. 

Entry forms and additional information are available by following the series link to the WKA Vega National Road Racing Series on the WKA website at www.WorldKarting.com.

For information on press releases or other media services offered by Race Tech Development, please contact Mike Maurini via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com or 317.270.8723. Race Tech Development can also be found on Twitter at @RaceTechDvlp as well as Facebook at their Race Tech Development Fan Page.