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WKA Cancels Gold Cup Event at Thompson Kart Raceway


WKA Cancels Gold Cup Event at Thompson Kart Raceway

Organization to Re-Evaluate Gold Cup Program for Future Improvements

CONCORD, NC – After careful consideration, the World Karting Association has made the difficult decision to cancel its Gold Cup event, scheduled for July 28 – 30, at Thompson Kart Raceway.  Laborious planning efforts to support round two of the Gold Cup program over the past few weeks unfortunately did not generate the entries needed to ensure a successful event for everyone involved, so the tough decision was made today to cancel the event altogether.

“We appreciate the hard work of the Gold Cup planning team and the fine folks at Thompson Kart Raceway,” stated John Ferris, WKA’s President, “We simply did not get the necessary number of entries and support needed to put on an event we could be proud of, and frankly that racers expect from a National level event.  As a result, the decision was made at the Executive level to cancel the event.”

Discussions are already in the works to keep this unfortunate action from happening in the future; to include the structure and dates of WKA’s 2018 Gold Cup program.  At this time, there are no plans to alter the October event at Barnesville and WKA looks forward to seeing its Gold Cup family there this fall.  As planning continues, WKA will make public announcements as to future plans of the program.  Keep visiting and read Pit Board announcements for improvements to the Gold Cup program, and all of WKA’s news.

Deadline for Northeast Knockout July 18

CONCORD, NC - As 4 Cycle competitors eagerly prepare for the first WKA visit by the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series at Thompson Kart Raceway in Ohio July 28-30, WKA Officials want to remind all competitors that the pre entry deadline for stop #2 of the 3 race national program is slated for Tuesday July 18.

Following some exciting competition back in March in Jacksonville, Florida, competitors are hungry to get back behind the wheel and test for many, what will be their first ever visit to the Thompson facility.

Like Jacksonville, drivers will not only be vying for the weekends overall title, and the chance to stand atop the national podium, overall weekend champions will also be receiving generators from Briggs and Stratton, as well as prizes going to the second and third place overall finishers!!!! A minimum of 3 competitors need to be in the class in order to be eligible for the prizes.

Classes that will be vying for the awards and prizes include:

GT Machine Junior Pro Gas

GT Machine Sportsman Pro Gas

Target Distributing Senior LO206

Water Medic Junior LO206

CIK LO206 Senior

Boon and Sons Sportsman LO206

Masters Senior

Coyote Racing Chassis Senior Pro Gas

Additionally, classes will be available for LO206/2 Cycle Kid Karts, as well as Rookie.

Activities will kick off Friday with the traditional Shootout races for Sportsman, Junior, and Senior LO206, immediately following practice. A 75% payback will be available for each class, based on kart count.

Competitors interested in reserving parking may contact James Denholm at

Don't miss the first ever chance to battle it out at Thompson for Gold Cup supremacy!!!!!

To view the entry info for the Northeast Knockout, CLICK HERE.  

Entries Pouring in for VIR Summer Nationals

CONCORD, NC - Woodbridge Kart Club Officials have been overwhelmed by the turnout of pre entries for the latest event for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. The Summer Nationals, slated for July 21-23 at Virginia International Raceway, stop #4 of 5 for the National WKA Series, will mark a return for the first time in 2 years by the Road Race Series, since the track was repaved in July of 2016. Many competitors are busting at the seams with excitement, awaiting the opportunity to return to one of the most competitive and historic tracks in national sprint racing.

Headlining the action will be the first ever Battle of the Tires, featuring 4 classes on Saturday, including the Hoosier Racing Tire Animal Heavy, WT Racing IAME Sprint, Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda, and Yamaha Sportsman Heavy classes. Drivers that sport either Dunlop or Hoosier tires on all 4 corners of the kart, and win the event, will receive a free set of tires from the respective tire distributor.

In addition to the four classes listed, there will be several more national classes in attendance, including several Local Option classes, ranging from Cadets to Vintage. Here's a look at the Local Option classes available.

Cadet LO206

Junior LO206

CIK LO206 Senior

TaG Junior

WKC Vintage USA

WKC Vintage Open

WKC Vintage Euro

WKC Vintage Piston Port

Open Sprint

Pre Entries for the event must be received by July 14. Otherwise, competitors will have to sign up at the track. To register online, go to Make checks payable to:

Woodbridge Kart Club

462 Earle Road

Charlestown, West Virginia 25414

Activities for the Summer Nationals get underway with a full day of practice, beginning Friday at 8am, with a full slate of daily activity Saturday and Sunday, starting 11am Saturday, and 10:15am on Sunday.

To view the Summer Nationals entry blank, CLICK HERE.

Remember to register online at!!!!