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CAMPING INFO FOR AMP NOW AVAILABLE

CONCORD, NC - Atlanta Motorsports Park now has camping links for any person wanting to camp at AMP during an event. You can register and pay online. Once you pay, you will receive a follow up email with the camping agreement that you need to fill out and bring to us to get the camping sticker at the track.

Here are the links for camping:

Camping in a tent

https://atlantamotorsportspark.rezdy.com/188485/camping-tent

Camping in a trailer

https://atlantamotorsportspark.rezdy.com/188488/camping-trailer

Camping with power hookups

https://atlantamotorsportspark.rezdy.com/188489/camping-w-power-hook-up

Registration Now Open for Summit Point Raceway Season Opener

CONCORD, NC- With the third event for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting just around the corner June 3 and 4 at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia, Woodbridge Kart Club Officials are busy preparing for the first tune-up for that prestigious event with the announcement of registration being open for the first event of the karting season at the SPR Shenandoah Course.

The event, slated for April 29 and 30, is now open to competitors to register online at WoodbridgeKartClub.com. This will enable drivers running for the national title an opportunity to get some additional track time, and also afford the local competitors a chance to well prepare for the national event.

To view the online registration form for the April event, go to woodbridgekartclub.com. Any other tracks or groups that are a part of the WKA insurance and wristband program are more than welcome to promote their upcoming events here on the WKA site by contacting Buddy Long at buddy@worldkarting.com.

CKI Pads Chassis Lead Following Roebling Road Race Event

CONCORD, NC - Fresh off a strong beginning to the new season at Daytona in December, Competition Karting Incorporated of Welcome, North Carolina further extended their lead in the Chassis standings for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, following the series second event recently held at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia.

Coming into the event with 18 wins, CKI drivers posted another 8 wins at Roebling, giving the defending chassis champion 26 wins after the series first 2 events. All totalled, 12 different chassis found their way to victory lane during the 2 day event with Arrow Chassis posting 3 wins. 2 wins apiece were recorded by Warren, MGM, PT2, Birel, and DR, while Coyote, DSE, Tony Kart, Elite, Ital Kart, and Kosmic recorded.

The quest for the championship continues June 3rd and 4th, when the series heads to Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia for stop #3 for the program.  For the season, there have been 20 different chassis’s represented on the top shelf of the podium.

Here’s a look at the most updated standings:

CKI: 26

MGM: 6

Margay: 4

Elite: 4

Ital Kart: 3

Arrow: 3

Owl: 2

CRG: 2

Parolin: 2

Warren: 2

PT2: 2

DR: 2

Birel: 2

PVP:1

Praga: 1

Sodi Kart: 1

Coyote: 1

DSE: 1

Tony Kart: 1

Kosmic: 1

Roebling Road Race Entry Blank Now Online

CONCORD, NC - Entry Information regarding the second event of the season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting is now available online. As has been the case the last few years, competitors wishing to enter the Roebling Road Nationals March 10-12 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia in advance may fill out the entry blank by using MotorsportReg.com. You can see the link to the event page on www.southernkartclub.com.  Entries DO NOT come to the WKA Office.  All entries are submitted to Southern Kart Club through MotorsportReg.com.

WKA and SKC Officials are anticipating another banner turnout of entries, coming on the heels of a most successful Daytona KartWeek, where entries far exceeded those of the previous year.

For competitors wishing to pre-enter, there are 2 tiers for entering, with the initial deadline coming February 17. Should competitors miss the initial pre-entry deadline date, the second deadline is March 7. After that, the At Track Pricing will go into effect.

Another added perk to the weekend is the annual Awards Presentation, being held this year at The Art Gallery at The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, located in Pooler, Georgia, just a few miles from the track, and adjacent to many of the hotels on I-95 in Pooler.

A full buffet dinner will be served with doors opening at 7pm Friday March 10. Dinner will be served at 7:30 with the awards presentation getting underway at 8pm. 2016 Champions, as well as many other special recipients will be honored on that evening. Seating is limited to 120 people. So be sure and make your reservations as soon as possible.

To view the Roebling Road Entry Blank, CLICK HERE.

To view the Road Race Banquet Form, CLICK HERE.

Boyers 4 wins leads all Daytona Road Race Winners & Michel exercises Demons in return to the High Banks

CONCORD, NC - The beginning of a new year for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting also ushered in great new momentum to the series, as over 500 entries packed Daytona International Speedway for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek. Peppered with a great combination of 2 and 4 cycle racers, not to mention new Local Option classes, led by the Cadet LO206 Class, the new season couldn’t have started out better.

While at least 19 drivers found their way to victory lane more than once, Andrew Boyer staked his claim to Daytona’s Gatorade Victory Circle, notching 4 national event wins during the week, sweeping the Animal Heavy, as well as Clone LO206 Heavy classes. Next in line to celebrate 3 times during KartWeek was Margays own Keith Freber. While his crew was busy thrashing at the neighboring Sprint Track in the Margay Sprint Nationals for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, Freber was putting his own thrashing on the competition, sweeping the Yamaha Senior action, while also taking the Yamaha Sportsman Heavy Final on Day 2. The event also marked a welcome return for Matt Michel. Involved in a very hard racing incident just one year ago, Michel returned to the World Center of Racing, conquering the high banks twice, taking the McZero Fabrication Yamaha Sportsman Heavy main on Day 1, then returning to edge Keith Freber in the Yamaha Sportsman Medium Final later in the day.

Other multiple winners included Dawn and Louie Magiera, Dan Febbroriello, Ella Brown, Tracy Phillips, Jason Lorang, Rick Fulks, Logan Nedelka, Ricky Taylor, Patrick Olsen, Brian Wilhelm, Gary Schenkel, and Nicholas Martin.

But for Boyer, it was a dream come true, first knocking down the Clone LO206 Heavy Final on Day 1, topping Joe Cuslidge, James Cartledge, Rob Garland, and Robert Garland Sr. Boyer returned to the track later in the day to top Rob Garland in the Animal Heavy final, with Wesley Thomason, Robert Garland, and Toni Alexander making up the top 5. On day 2, Boyer went right back to work, besting Cuslidge, Rob Garland, Steve Jeffers, and Robert Garland, while again returning to victory lane to sweep the Clone LO206 Heavy final, getting the better of the Garland tandem, Rob and Robert, followed by Thomason and Alexander.

Frebers wins came on the 2-cycle side of the Road Racing fence, first topping Nate Grindell, John Brown, Bill Trumbley, and Adam Trumbley in Yamaha Senior competition. Freber topped Chad Dokken on Day 2 in the same class, with Brown, Adam Trumbley, and Rick Queen making up the top 5. It was again Freber and Dokken in the Yamaha Sportsman Heavy Final on Day 2, with Austin Henry, Tim Linthicum, and Bill Holder making up the top 5.

Florida product Ricky Taylor also checked in for 3 wins on the weekend, notching his first win in the new CIK LO206 Local Option class, which boasted 8 entries for a first-time Local Option Class on the high banks. Taylor topped Rob Hindery, Seth Gordon, Wayne Lee, and Jesse Holt for the top 5 on Day 1. Taylor returned to sweep the class, while also taking Day 2 of the Clone LO206 Lite class as well.

While the series leans mostly on the veteran side as far as level of competition goes, it was great to see the youth movement make their way to Daytona and a new season, as 11 Cadet Racers took to the speedway on Day 1, with Madison Wheatley taking the monumental win over Bree Miller, Austin Harper, Jace Park, and Darryl Lea Moglia. Day 2 found 9 drivers making the return to the speedway, with Austin Harper taking down the win, followed by Wheatley, Moglia, Bree Miller, and Jett Miller. The Cadets, a Local Option Class, will continue as a part of the National Road Race program all season long, next heading to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia March 10-12 for stop #2 on the series.

Other winners during the week included Darrin Cuthbertson in The Agile Group Unlimited Class on Day 1, topping Brian Wilhelm, Scott Hodges, Roger Lockey, and Anthony Turco. Day 2 Unlimited action found Wilhelm scoring the first of his 2 wins on the weekend, besting Robby Harper III, Allen Hollinger, Anthony Turco, and Joey West. Wilhelm also claimed the Rev Clean Formula 125 class, topping Mitch White and Allen Hollinger.

Jason Lorang also checked in for 2 wins during KartWeek, sweeping the West Texas Outlaws TaG Heavy finals. Lorang bested Jim Snyder, Alex Laughlin, Brian Cherry, and Jean Brown on Day 1, with John Brown, Jamey Brown, Tim Snyder, and Jeff Salak making up the top 5 on Day 2.

It wouldn’t be a Road Race if a Fulks wasn’t in Victory Lane. And that’s where Rick Fulks stepped up to the plate, taking the Tru Stripe 100cc Controlled event, topping Lance Yunck, Gary Mikusch, Michael Tracy, and Scott Stauffer for the top 5. Fulks returned for the curtain call on Day 2, besting Stauffer, Mikusch, Tracy, and Adam Myers for the top 5.

And where there is 1 Fulks, another lingers, as Randy Fulks took the GM Fort Wayne Assembly B Stock action on Day 1 over Scott Goodman, Robby Harper III, Dusty Dean, and Robby Harper.

Andrew Boyer wasn’t the only 4 Cycle driver with multiple success during KartWeek, as Stephen Wheatley checked in for the win in the Hoosier Racing Tire Animal Lite class, bettering Ben Thomason, while taking the Animal Medium class on Day 2 over Quentin Hill.

Brian Fisher claimed Day #1 in the Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda Class, besting Benjamin Eberhart, Steven Rougeou, Keith Buffo, and Jason Park on Day 1, while Stephen Flatt rebounded from a 10th place finish on Day 1 to score the win on Day 2 over Alex Laughlin, Fisher, Rougeou, and Eberhart.

The WT Racing IAME Sprint class was also well attended, with Nicholas Martin sweeping the weekend action, first over Paul Bachman, Stephen Bassham, Walter Troup, and Donald Nelson, then returning on the second day to top Alex Laughlin, Nelson, Lee Curtis, and AJ Ellis.

Known quite a bit for his tuning capabilities, Patrick Olsen traded spots at Daytona, the end result being a sweep in the KALL Racing/Millers Dynotime Racing Formula 100 class both days, topping Lance Yunck, Scott Stauffer, Brian Morse, and Jason Lorang on Day 1, while Michael Tracy, Travis Miller, Lorang, and Morse chased Olsen across the stripe on Day 2.

Here’s a look at many of the other Daytona KartWeek winners:

Day 1:

WKA Sprint: Louie Magiera

Rapid Racing Vintage: Robby Harper

Yamaha Sportsman Sprint: Dan Febbroriello

Animal Medium: Wayne Moffat

Clone LO206 Lite: Rob Hindery

Junior Sprint: Ella Brown

125 Sprint Shifter: Tracy Phillips

Open Sprint: Jerry Revely

Junior Enduro: Logan Nedelka

TaG Junior: Zander Taylor

Junior Animal: Jordan Johnson

X30 Laydown: Gary Schenkel

Yamaha Sprint: Dawn Magiera

100cc Piston Port: John Brown

Junior LO206: Dylan Amundsen

Day 2:

Yamaha Sprint: Dawn Magiera

TaG Junior: Zander Taylor

Junior Animal: Jordan Johnson

Junior Enduro: Logan Nedelka

Junior LO206: Devin Taylor

125 Sprint Shifter: Tracy Phillips

Open Sprint: Adam Myers

X30 Laydown: Gary Schenkel

Vintage: Dick Charest

Animal Lite: Ben Thomason

Junior Sprint: Ella Brown

WKA Sprint: Louie Magiera

Yamaha Sportsman Sprint: Dan Febbroriello

Congratulations to all Daytona KartWeek winners! Before the next checkered falls at Roebling Road Raceway March 10-12 in Savannah, Georgia, the series will crown their 2016 national champions at the year-end awards presentation, following the day long practice for the Roebling Road Nationals Friday March 10. Final preparations are being placed on the Year End Awards presentation, as well as the entry blank for the series second stop for 2017. Be sure and stay connected to the WKA website for the information regarding both events. 

Road Race Series Ready to tackle High Banks of Daytona, 2017 Season

CONCORD, NC - With pre-entry numbers already exceeding those of last season at the World Center of Racing, combined with a very solid schedule in place for the new year, WKA Officials are excited of the prospect of a great new season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting Specialties.

Adding to the excitement are several new classes for the series, including the all new X30 Laydown Class, featuring a modern design, long lasting water cooled engine. The readily available 125 cc engine also features a wide power-band fixed WKA Spec Pipe, with a counter balance, providing more performance at lower rpm’s.

Also new this season is the IAME Sprint Class. Formerly known as Leopard Sprint, the IAME Sprint class will feature engines from both X30 and Stock Parilla Leopard.

These two new classes will be part of the national schedule all season, running a Final 1/Final 2 format

Several new Local Option Classes are on board this season, including the Cadet Sportsman LO206 Class, allowing young competitors from the age of 8-12 to tackle the high banks of Daytona, or at least the tracks massive apron. Also this year will be a Junior LO206 Local Option class, for drivers 13-15, as well as a CIK/LO206 Sprint Class, featuring the CIK bodyworks for drivers 15 and older.

Tons of Sprint and Laydown classes are once again featured, affording drivers multiple choices for the 2017 season.

In addition to a great lineup of competitors coming to Daytona, many sponsors have lined up again this year for Daytona KartWeek, those including:

Dunlop/Xeramic

Rapid Racing

The Agile Group

Tru Stripe

McZero Fabrication

WT Racing

GM Fort Wayne Assembly

Rev Clean

Fisher Racing Engines

West Texas Outlaws

Hoosier Tire

KALL Racing

CKI

Millers Dynotime Racing

Once the series departs Daytona, the quick turnaround takes the series back to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia for Stop #2, as well as the Year End Awards Presentation. Stops at Summit Point Raceway Park in June, Virginia International Raceway in July, culminating with the popular Grand National finale at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Georgia in September, have many of the Road Race faithful, as well tons of newcomers excited about the new season.

To view the Daytona Schedule for Road Race, click here. 

Tier 1 Deadline for Daytona Road Race Approaching

CONCORD - With entries rolling in everyday, the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting is on pace for a phenomenal start to the 2017 racing season. Competitors who have yet to enter are reminded that the deadline for Tier 1 for this years event will expire November 25. Currently, competitors can register for $100.

Beginning November 26, the entry fee will go to $120, up to Dec 14, at which time the At Track price will come into play. Limited Garage space is still available. Competitors can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or buddy@worldkarting.com.

To view the information for the Road Race portion of Daytona KartWeek, CLICK HERE.

Full Contingent of Animal and Clone Classes to Run Daytona Road Race

CONCORD, NC - As per the 2017 WKA Tech Manual, that will be reaching customers shortly, competitors that have run the Animal Lite, Medium, and Heavy classes, as well as the Clone LO206 Lite and Heavy classes in the past on the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, will once again have that opportunity for the 2017 edition of Daytona KartWeek at Daytona International Speedway December 27-30, as well as the entire 2017 season.

While there was discussion regarding the streamlining of the classes in both categories, World Karting Officials will be honoring the classes that were in place in both Animal and Clone again for 2017, as per the 2017 rulebook.

As is the case always with all classes in any series, officials will monitor the progress of all classes during the course of the season, to help further determine a course of action for the next racing season, thus ensuring the best possible classes are made available to the competitor each year.

With the resulting announcement, here are the 4 Cycle national classes available to competitors in 2017:

Animal Lite

Animal Medium

Animal Heavy

Clone LO206 Lite

Clone LO206 Heavy

While the classes will not be placed in the current race order for Daytona, which is subject to change, the classes are listed on the entry blank, affording drivers to make their necessary plans for the national classes they will run. The classes will be placed into a workable rotation for all competitors involved at or before the Daytona event.

To view the updated Daytona Road Race Entry Blank, click here.

Revised Daytona Road Race Order Now Available for Viewing

CONCORD, NC - With a new season on any series comes changes to the class structure from year to year. The latest announcement for the new season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting has undergone some offseason change to their Class Structure.

A combination of new classes, elimination of others, and streamlining of some, has resulted in 11 national sprint and 11 national laydown classes for the new season, as well as a plethora of Local Option Classes.

By virtue of all the changes, as well as maintaining consistency with the race order that has been utilized this past season, WKA Officials have updated the race order for the latest edition of Daytona Kart Week, scheduled for Dec 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway.

As always, the organization relied heavily on its Competition Committee, as well as the voice of the competitors running the series, in an effort to establish the Race Order for this year.

Entries are already rolling in at a steady pace, with garage space going fast. Anyone wishing to rent a garage for the weeks activities can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or buddy@worldkarting.com

To view the entry blank and race order for the Road Race port ion of Daytona Kart Week, click here. 

Daytona Road Race Entry Blank Now Available

CONCORD, NC - With the 2016 season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting just a few weeks old, World Karting Officials have been busy gearing up for the series most prolific race of the season, as competitors can now view the 2017 national classes and options for the 2017 edition of Daytona KartWeek at the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway.

With a new season comes some changes, additions, and deletions of classes from the previous year, with 22 national classes being offered, 11 in Sprint, 11 in Laydown, with 4 Local Option classes that will be offered regularly, in addition to a few others that will be offered at specific venues.

National Laydown classes returning in 2017 include B Stock, Junior Enduro, Yamaha Sportsman Medium, Yamaha Sportsman Heavy, Yamaha Senior, 100cc Piston Port, 100cc Controlled, Formula 100, Formula 125, and Unlimited, with the addition of the new X30 Laydown class. This class will feature the IAME X30 Engine, and will be available to drivers 15 and older. With the exception of B Stock, Formula 125, and Yamaha Senior, all other laydown classes will run the Final 1/Final 2 format.

The majority of changes came on the Sprint side, where a streamlining of the 4 Cycle classes, in an effort to strengthen entries took place. Classes returning for 2017 are Junior Animal, Junior Sprint, Yamaha Sportsman Sprint, Yamaha Sprint, WKA Sprint, TaG Heavy, Stock Honda, and 125 Sprint Shifter. The Leopard Sprint class will also be returning, but under a new name, IAME Sprint, with the Stock Parilla Leopard and X30 engine packages available, as well as a specific weight for both engine packages. The class will be available for drivers 16 and older.

The Animal and Clone classes will take on a new look this year, with 1 class available per day for each engine package. Animal Lite, Medium, and Heavy will be condensed into an Animal 385 class, with the Clone LO206 Lite and Heavy classes also following the same path, running a Clone LO206 385 as well. One of the many issues was the number of classes, and finding enough of a gap between races for drivers running all these classes, virtually making for a Race Directors nightmare. Creating these two classes not only cuts down on multiple classes with small entries, but also provides officials the chance to fairly separate the 2 classes, affording a driver that runs both engine packages, but on the same chassis, the opportunity to have time to make the switch in plenty of time.

4 Non National Local Option classes will be made available in 2017, beginning with the Cadet Sportsman LO206 for drivers 8-12. For the 2nd straight year, the TaG Junior class will also be offered for drivers 13-16, with the newest additions this season being Junior LO206, for drivers 13-15, as well as a CIK/LO206 Local Option Class for drivers 15 and older.

Additionally, the Daytona event will offer Local Option opportunities for the following classes:

Animal Limited Modified

Open Sprint

Vintage Limited

Vintage Euro

Vintage USA

Pre Entry will open November 1st for Daytona KartWeek, with a 3-tiered system back in place again. Competitors will have from November 1st to Nov 25 to take advantage of the initial pre entry price of $100 per class, with the 2nd tier running from Nov 26 to December 14, at a cost of $120, with the At Track fees set at $140, same as last year. Entry Fees for the Cadet, Junior LO206, and CIK/LO206 will be set at $65.

Competitors wishing to purchase a garage, or rent an RV Spot at Lake Lloyd can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext. 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

To view the entry information, as well as respective time schedule for the Road Race portion of Daytona KartWeek, click here.