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WKA Entries Available for Charlotte Dirt Speedway; Two Additional Classes added

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CONCORD, NC - After opening Parking Reservations for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, the organization has made Registration available for the Maxxis Speedway portion of the event.  A new venue means new pit layout, and new operational aspects that make it necessary to get a head start on taking registrations.

“With the tireless work of our committees, sponsors and WKA Staffers,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “we felt it was important to give the competitors plenty of time to reserve their spot for this historic event.”

Additionally, WKA has recently decided to add two additional classes for the race weekend.  At the request of the karting public, Rookie Red Plate and Unlimited All Stars have been added to the schedule, rounding out an already full slate of classes.

“Since we announced that WKA would be returning to the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway,” continued Williams, “the suggestions and unsolicited help from the karting community has been a great assistance to ensure we have an amazing event, and we can’t thank our members enough for this valued help, and the reasons for adding the two classes.”

Registration, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Maxxis Speedway event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 20, 21, and 22, (rain date June 23) are available now on the Dirt Series page on

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, or

Daytona Kartweek 2017 Dirt Track Update


Concord, NC- As Daytona KartWeek is quickly approaching, the World Karting Association’s office staff is working hard to guarantee that everything is ready for Karting’s greatest tradition. WKA and Daytona International Speedway understand the flat track conditions have been less than ideal. WKA and the Speedway have made big strides to improve the track this year. Everything is falling into place; both parties have secured all equipment needed to improve last year’s track conditions. WKA has hired a full time experienced track advisor to oversee and maintain the track during the entire event.  Starting December 10th, the Speedway will begin the rebuilding process, to ensure the quality of the dirt track is where it should be for our competitors.

Keep your eyes on updated Pit Boards, as the office staff is close to finalizing entry blanks!

Daytona Dirt World Championship Entry Blank Now Available

CONCORD, NC - The much anticipated info for the latest edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championship is now available for competitors to view. This years event, labeled the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championship, is anticipated to be a well attended event, with the return of the Maxxis Tire as the exclusive tire for one of the most prestigious dirt events in the country.

Additionally, WKA welcomes back Troy Duncan and the Tri State Series, with competitors having the option to use the Daytona event as an optional Tri State Series points race to kick off their 2017 national season.

Boasting 40 classes this season, the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championship will feature 20 classes per day, mostly consisting of Clone classes, otherwise known as Stock, as indicated on the entry blank. There will be some Animal participation, as noted with the Senior Champ and Junior 3 Animal classes. Additionally, the Unlimited Class will run both days, providing the 2 cycle contingent the chance to also run at the World Center of Racing.

As per the case the last several years, there are a number of Trophy Classes, as well as Semi Pro and Pro Classes. In order for a competitor to be eligible to run a Pro class, they must also be entered in a Trophy Class as well.

A variety of purses have been created, ranging from $500 to win, up to $5,000 to win classes, totaling $75,000 in purse money that will be distributed, as well as awards for the top 3 in all classes. In addition to that, GoldSpeed USA will be providing Jackets, Eagle Trophy, and Check to the following class winners on Day 2 of the Dirt Event.:

Pro Junior 1, 2, and 3 Stock Heavy

Pro Stock Medium

Pro Stock Heavy

Activities for the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championships will kick into gear Tuesday December 27 with parking, registration, and tech in the morning, with a practice session from 1-5pm. On Wednesday December 28, competitors will hit the track for the first of 2 days of competition, with Friday December 30 posted as the official rain date for the event.

Reserved parking and RV Parking info can be obtained by contacting Buddy Long at the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or at

Additionally, Sponsorship packages, which include parking and limited pit passes, are now available as well.  Potential sponsors looking to add their name to a class, as well as line up their parking for this prestigious event can contact the following:

Troy Duncan: (706) 384-2400,    


Buddy Long: (704) 455-1606, ext 112,

In addition to the Entry and pricing info, Class Specs are also listed on the Speedway Dirt Series page of our website as well. 

To view the info for the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championships at Daytona, click here.


Maxxis Tire Returns to Daytona Dirt World Championship

Maxxis Tire Returns to Daytona Dirt World Championship

CONCORD, NC- Officials of World Karting Association and GoldSpeed USA are proud to announce the latest edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championships, set to run December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, will be run solely on the Maxxis Tire this year.

In conjunction with the announcement on the return of Maxxis to the World Center of Racing, the 2016 edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championships will also be an Optional Tri State Series Points Race, much like it was a few years ago in the programs last participation at Daytona with WKA.

The Officiating crew will be comprised of the same crew that was in place the last few seasons, headed up by Race Director Jayson Brown and Assistant Race Director Jerry Strickland, as well as head flagman Shane Barrett, and Randall Lyles as the Head of Tech.

The return of the Maxxis Tire to Daytona, combined with the relationship WKA has coveted for years with the France Family of Daytona, is clearly a win/win for all involved.

The finishing touches are being placed on the Class Structure and Race Order, with a $75,000 + purse in place for the 40 classes scheduled to compete.

Class Sponsorship Packages for the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championship are also being finalized with information coming shortly.