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Sponsor Spotlight: FranklinKart.com

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CONCORD, NC - Based in New Berlin, Wisconsin, long-time WKA Supporter FranklinKart.com has been widely known as the family-run operation that helps Karters succeed in racing.  Importer of the Merlin Chassis brand, and exclusive importer of Tillett Racing Seats and Safety Apparel, along with Driveline Sprockets, the father son due of George and Jamie Sieracki have a passion to help the people of the sport, by making them the best racers they can be.

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In addition to a wide array of karting parts, FranklinKart.com offers coaching and training for drivers wishing to hone their race craft, as well as a full-fledged factory-supported karting team that travels locally and nationally to better service the karting public, offering track-side support at many of the events around the country.

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From Sprint to Road Racing, Speedway to Club Racing, FranklinKart.com focuses on getting the right kart for the right drivers, with fine-tuned engines, and specialized help with driver skill.

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www.FranklinKart.com

Phone: 262-814-5400

www.Facebook.com/FranklinMotorsports

Sponsor Spotlight: Tillotson Racing

How long has Tillotson been around and who founded the company?

Tillotson was founded in 1914 so it is over 100years old! The company originated in Toledo, Ohio however manufacturing has since moved to Tralee in County Kerry, Ireland. It was originally part of the Borg Warner Group however it was taken over by the Demirco Group in the 1970’s.

Tillotson is famous for developing the first diaphragm carburetor which revolutionized the lawn and garden industry but also found its way into the karting industry. Diaphragm carburetors have since become the standard in kart racing and Tillotson continues to develop their products to suit the specific engine requirements for the Karting market.

How long have you been a sponsor of the WKA and what brought you into the karting world?

Tillotson has sponsored the WKA since 2014. We are the carburetor supplier to engine manufacturer IAME which is the engine used in the WKA series.

What's going on right now with Tillotson and where is the company going in the future? 

Our engineers at Tillotson are continuously developing our carburetors to improve both performance and ease of use. We have been working closely with IAME to help roll out their KA10, Mini Swift, X30, Super X30 and X30 Super Shifters in the US, Europe and Australia.  We have spent thousands of hours in testing and development to make sure the carburetion provides consistent results and is easy to tune.  We are also developing new technologies for open classes and at the international CIK FIA level in the OK categories.  We’ve been having great success there, with our product helping to win the 2016 CIK FIA World Championship. We have some exciting new developments particularly for the USA market which will be announced later this year or early next year.

To read or learn more about Tillotson Racing, check out their website and FB page below:

Sponsor Spotlight: CRPRacing.com

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What exactly does CRP Racing do?

CRP Racing is a full service kart shop. We carry parts and kart accessories, safety gear (from kid karts to adult) and everything in between.

How long has the company been around and who founded it?

CRP Racing has been around since 2002 and was founded by Kevin Harter. In 2013 it was purchased by Brian Erickson and then sold to John Grim in February 2017.

How long have you been a sponsor of the WKA and what brought you into the karting world?

CRP Racing has been a sponsor for a few years now and we are always at the races as our son, Aryton Grim, races as well.

Are there any WKA racers who you sponsor and would like to highlight?

Aryton Grim, Addison Ianniello & Riley Erickson

What are your plans for the future of CRP Racing?

We are working on expanding our product lines, building our clientele, and expanding our presence all over the United States.  We are working on creating lasting relationships with our vendors and our customers.

To see more information about CRP Racing, please go to their website and like their Facebook page:

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