CONCORD, NC - Perhaps you don't recognize him without his famous toothpick, but this week's WKA Team spotlight is on the WKA Hall of Fame award-winning and tech guy extraordinaire, Lynn Haddock. Lynn has over 40 years of racing in his blood and closer to 50 years of technical karting experience. He is also the Vice-President of 2-cycle in the WKA. Read on to learn more about the racer turned tech king in his interview below.
How many years have you been in the racing world (Either a racer, fan, working for a racing organization)?
How long have you raced?
"I raced for 40 years straight, from 1958 until 1998."
What made you want to work for the WKA?
"I love the sport of karting, love the people and to just have fun."
What does a day in the life of you look like at a WKA race?
"I hang out in the tech area at the races."
What is your favorite racing series to watch?
"Formula 1 and NHRA drag racing."
What do you enjoy most about WKA races?
" I enjoy the people and the intense competitive attitude they bring to the arena."
Which race has been your most memorable so far, and why?
"Winning the 1978 World Championships with driver Lake Speed (I was the mechanic)."
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
"As a driver, I won over 100 National championships in IKF, WKA and PKA -- I raced in two cycle, four cycle, sprint, enduro, speedway and road race on both dirt and asphalt -- this includes over 35 Duffy awards in the IKF."