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All Systems Go for This Weekends Road Race Grand National

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CONCORD, NC - After keeping a careful watch on Hurricane Irma, as well as staying in constant contact with Atlanta Motorsports Park Officials, World Karting Officials are moving forward with this weekends Grand National event for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. 

Downgraded to a Tropical Storm earlier this week, as of Tuesday morning, the system began moving out of the state of Georgia, slowly losing energy with each passing day. The end result for the track was steady rain the past couple days, with winds measuring no more than 30mph, which, according to AMP Officials, is no different than their average wind during a normal storm.

With the bulk of the storm now gone from the Dawsonville area, the future forecast calls for cloudy skies Wednesday, with temperatures in the mid- seventies, while the weekend forecast will feature sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-eighties all weekend long.

Officials were concerned just as much with the track of the storm, standing in the way of competitors traveling to the venue, as they were of the impact of the storm at the facility itself.

With the weekend weather threat now in the rearview mirror, it will be business as usual for the series, with the weekend scheduling staying the course. As mentioned in a previous Pit Board however, the Thursday schedule will be modified, due to another customer being on the track until 7pm that evening, thus moving parking and registration back a few hours on that day, until the registration building and south paddock are vacated.

As was the case last year, customers arriving early may stage in the north paddock area, or be parked, if they choose to be in that area, which will be available to WKA all weekend long, as it was last year.

Friday activities begin with a full day of practice beginning at 9am, with on track activity both days beginning at 9am as well.

Anyone wishing camping or power for the weekend need to contact the track directly.

To view the weekend schedule for the Road Race Grand Nationals, CLICK HERE.

Thursday Schedule Change for Atlanta Road Race

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CONCORD, NC - For competitors planning on running the Grand National event September 15-17 at Atlanta Motorsports Park for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, there is a modification to the Thursday schedule with regards to parking and registration.

Due to another customer utilizing the track on Thursday till 7pm, WKA Customers will be delayed in getting parked and registered on that day. For those who ran the event last year, many competitors staged in the North paddock area until the South paddock area was cleared for parking. Officials of Atlanta Motorsports Park have deemed the North Paddock area available for parking upon arrival, which essentially is closer to the gridding area for karting customers. As was the case last year, both paddocks will eventually be available to WKA customers throughout the weekend.

WKA will have officials on hand to park customers, but are asking initially if you would please stage in the North paddock area upon arrival, as was the case last year, thus allowing for everything to be put into place before parking commences.

In addition to the parking area, the registration building will also be utilized by SCCA Officials, until their on track day has concluded. WKA will utilize their trailer for pre entry and registration purposes until the building becomes available, thus aiding any customers on Thursday evening, until such a time that the building will become available.

On Track activities for the Grand National event will get underway Friday, with practice beginning at 9am, and running till 4pm. Practice for each race day will begin at 9am, with the days first races scheduled to roll off at 11:15am respectively.

Pre Entry deadline for the Grand National event is Wednesday Sept 6.

To view the track and paddock area map, CLICK HERE.

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

Garland Notches Impressive 3 Wide Win at VIR!!!

CONCORD, NC - Scorching temperatures in the triple digits all weekend long did not deter a packed paddock area at Virginia International Raceway from putting on some of the best racing of the season to date, as the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting hosted the Summer Nationals, stop #4 of the 5 race national program.

Clearly leading the way in the competition category was the Hoosier Racing Tire Animal Heavy Class. Scheduled for a 30 minute session on track Saturday, the top 6 karts in the class ran nose to tail, swapping positions constantly for the entire 30 minute period, with the end result a 3 wide finish, with Darlington, South Carolina's Rob Garland nipping Jonathan Tedder by 0.001 seconds at the stripe, and midwest invader Regan Vehring 0.050 seconds back in third!!! While 6 karts were part of the battle for the better part of the race, the top 3 edged away in the final laps, with Tony Wimmer, David Clevenger, and Robert Garland completing the top 6. Day 2 action for the Animal Heavy Class found Vehring snaring the win over Ben Thomason, Robert Garland, Clevenger, and Rob Garland.

Packed classes were the order of the weekend, with Pascual Torres taking down the Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda Class Saturday, besting Sky Finley, Stevn Rougeou, Aamir Hyder, and Benjamin Eberhart.  Day 2 found Finley improving 1 spot in the order for the win, with Eberhart, Torres, Hyder, and Collin Johnson making up the top 5.

Jason Lorang was up to his usual grueling weekend schedule, as the midwest ace topped the West Texas Outlaws TaG Heavy field on Saturday, turning back Gary Sircy, Ashley Michel, Brad Adams, and Charles Speacht. Brad Adams took the Day 2 TaG Heavy action, topping John Bryant, Gary Sircy, Ashley Michel, and Lorang. Lorang also dipped in to the ultra competitve CKI Yamaha Sportsman Medium field, chasing eventual winner Nate Grindell, Chad Dokken, and Tim Linthicum across the stripe in Saturday action. Brandon Schenkel made up the top 5. Sundays Yamaha Sportsman Medium action found former champ Matt Michel back on top, taking the top honors over Bill Holder, Schenkel, Lamar Hilliard, and Simon Whitnell.

The WT Racing IAME Sprint field was also jammed this past weekend, with AJ Ellis drawing first blood on Saturday, taking down Greg Heberle, Clark Gaynor Jr, Travis Waddell, and Sebastian Bushey. Gaynor rebounded on Sunday for the win, besting Ellis, Heberle, Tiffany Fisher, and Waddell.

The Yamaha Sportman Heavy field was also loaded with immense talent, with Illinois ace Randy Fulks sweeping the weekends action, first besting Sean O'Shea, Scott Clark, Bill Holder, and Brandon Schenkel on Day 1, while O'Shea, Chad Dokken, Nate Grindell, and Scott Stauffer made up Sundays top 5.

Derek Somers also pulled out the broom over the weekend, taking the WKA Sprint finals both days, besting John Leins, James Leins, Louie Magiera, and George Lincoln on Day 1, while James Leins, Magiera, and John Leins chased Somers on Sunday.

Travis Miller also pulled the broom out of the closet as well. Following engine issues at Summit Point, Miller stormed back to sweep the Millers Dynotime Racing/KALL Racing Formula 100 class, besting Lance Yunck, Ian Morgan, Dennis Griffith, and Jason Lorang on Day 1, while Morgan, John Scavuzzo, Yunck, and Kristina Griffith completed the top 5 on Sunday.

Here's a look at the rest of the many weekend winners:

Animal Medium: Jonathan Tedder, Tony Wimmer

Clone LO206 Heavy: Andrew Boyer

Clone LO206 Lite: Peter Mazzarella

Yamaha Sportsman Sprint: Daniel Febroriello both days

Yamaha Sprint: Mark Justice

Junior LO206: Logan Nedelka both days

125 Sprint Shifter: Sky Finley, Thomas Dupont

Unlimited: Kenneth Anderson, Dustin Dean

100cc Controlled: Lance Yunck, AJ Reuter

Junior Enduro: Logan Nedelka both days

Junior Animal: Jordan Johnson both days

Animal Lite: Ben Thomason

X30 Laydown: JC Sanders, Gary Schenkel

B Stock: Thomas O'Reilly

Yamaha Senior: Bill Anderson both days

100cc Piston Port: George Lincoln both days

CIK/LO206 Sprint: Clark Gaynor Sr both days

WKC Open Sprint: Brad Schmider both days

WKC Vintage Open: Tony Ellison

WKC Vintage USA: Bill Anderson

WKC Vintage Piston Port: Arthur McKenney

WKC Vintage Euro: Duane Eberhart

All eyes are now focused on the season ending Grand National event at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia Sept 15-17, to determine the 2017 national champions. The challenging road course with awesome elevation changes will provide the perfect backdrop for the culmination of the 2017 national racing season.

Entry information for the Grand National event will be out by weeks end. All classes offered at the last two events, including Local Option, will all be made available at the Atlanta event. 

On behalf of the World Karting Association, our sincerest thanks to Rodney Smith and the entire Woodbridge Kart Club staff for an excellent weekend, enduring some most brutal temperatures.

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 Woodbridgekartclub.com. 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 www.Woodbridgekartclub.com!!!!

Battle of Tires to Highlight VIR Road Race Weekend

CONCORD, NC - Located in the shadows of one of the many Goodyear Tire Manufacturing Facilities in nearby Danville, Virginia, it’s only fitting that stop #4 for the Dunlop / Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting,  will be the site of a friendly little wheel war July 21-23 at Virginia International Raceway in neighboring Alton, Virginia.

As competitors prepare for the Summer Nationals at the famed Virginia Road Course, both Jim Russell Jr of Dunlop, the series title sponsor, as well as Adam Batton and the folks of Hoosier Racing Tires, have elected to have a little fun with a few classes on Saturday afternoon, thus awarding a set of tires to winners in 4 specific classes. The classes of choice are the following:

Hoosier Racing Tire Animal Heavy

Yamaha Sportsman Heavy

WT Racing IAME Sprint

Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda

In order for a driver to be eligible to receive the tires, he/she MUST be running either the Dunlop or Hoosier brand on all four corners of the kart.

Tires, and/or certificates for the tires will be available at the track for competitors on that weekend.

The Battle of the Tires adds yet another element to the prestige of racing on one of Americas legendary road courses. With the North Course being repaved in July of last year, competitors are more than ready for a return to the historic course, a key race in the battle for the respective overall national titles, with the Grand National event at Atlanta Motorsports Park in September hanging in the balance as the deciding race to determine the 2017 national champions.

In addition to tires being awarded on the track, there will also be 2 sets of rain tires given away during the weekend.

Tons of national and local option classes will be offered on that weekend, ranging from Cadet Karts to 4 different Vintage Classes, offering something for every age group available.

Activities for the VIR Summer Nationals get underway with a full day of practice Friday, followed by two jammed packed days of racing Saturday and Sunday.

Drivers wishing to enter can do so by going to: Woodbridgekartclub.com and registering.

To view the entry information and weekend schedule, CLICK HERE.

Summit Point Entry Blank Now Available!

CONCORD, NC - The first of 2 events on the National Road Race calendar for the Woodbridge Kart Club is right around the corner, as the entry blank for the Summit Point Nationals, scheduled for June 3 and 4 for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting is now online.

The Summit event will mark the third event for the national road race series, with stop #4 taking place July 21-23, as the series makes a return to Virginia International Raceway, also a WKC event for WKA, followed by the season ending Grand Nationals September 15-17 at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Ga.

Online information for the Summit Point event is now available by either viewing the entry blank on the WKA site, or going directly to WoodbridgeKartClub.com. Just like the Roebling Road event, all entries will be processed through the Woodbridge Kart Club site. The entry blank on the WKA site is simply a viewing tool, giving competitors an opportunity to see the national and local option classes available.

Many of the WKC local option classes include 4 different Vintage classes, including Vintage USA, Vintage Euro, Vintage Open, and Vintage Piston Port. On the national side, many local option classes are being offered, including Cadet LO206, Junior LO206, CIK LO206 Senior, Open Sprint, and TaG Junior.

Activities for the Summit Point Nationals begin on Saturday June 3 with practice at 8:30am, followed by a full day of competition. Sunday will be a busy day as well, again with a full slate of racing. While the June Summit Point event will not host a Friday Practice Day, competitors will be allowed to enter the facility at 6pm that day to begin set up and preparations for the event. It is important to note that gates for all, including WKC Staff, will not open till 6pm, as per Summit Point Motorsports Park Officials. So be sure and plan your travel accordingly.
 

Special thanks to the many 2017 Road Race sponsors
 

Russell Karting Specialties

WT Racing

Fisher Racing Engines

West Texas Outlaws

The Agile Group

Competition Karting Inc

Hoosier Racing Tires

KALL Racing

Millers Dynotime Racing
 

To view the Summit Point Entry Blank, CLICK HERE.

WE WANT MORE ROAD RACER SPOTLIGHTS!


That's right.  We want more Road Racers to be featured on our #RaceLife Spotlight and would like to extend the opportunity to showcase more of this series' talented drivers! Do you want your son/daughter or yourself to be featured across social media and on the World Karting website?  Email us at shift.counseling@gmail.com to receive your interview questions today.

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

Final Tier Deadline for Roebling Road National Approaching

CONCORD, NC - The deadline for pre-entries for the second race of the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting is fast approaching. Competitors wishing to take advantage of the final pre-entry price for the Road Race Nationals at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia March 10-12 have until Tuesday March 7 to submit their entry. After that, At Track pricing will go into effect.

Pre-Entry Forms may be filled out by using MotorsportReg.com, which is available on the Southern Kart Club website, www.southernkartclub.com.

The weekend event at Roebling will also include the 2016 Year End Awards Presentation Friday March 10, being held this year at the Art Gallery at the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, right on the track exit.

Doors to the function will open at 7pm, with dinner at 7:30 and the awards presentation beginning at 8pm. A full buffet dinner, consisting of green salad with all dressings, baked boneless chicken breast with herb seasoning, sliced roast beef, green beans, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, banana pudding, apple cobbler, sweet and unsweet tea will be provided.

Be sure and get your entry in for the Roebling Road Nationals, as well as your reservations for the awards presentation, as WKA honors the 2016 national champions, as well as many other award recipients.

To view the Roebling Road Entry Blank, CLICK HERE.

To view the 2016 Year End Awards Banquet Form, CLICK HERE.

Tier One Deadline for Roebling Road Race Nationals Feb 17

CONCORD, NC- Competitors gearing up for the second race of the season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, scheduled for March 10-12 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia have just 1 week left to take advantage of the Tier 1 Pre-Entry pricing.

The deadline for Tier 1 is slated for Friday February 17. Between now and that date, competitors can take advantage of the $90 pre-entry price. After the 17th, the Tier 2 pre-entry pricing will move to $100 per class, with that deadline in place until March 7. After that, At Track pricing will kick in. Pre-Entry Pricing for the Cadet Class remains at $65 through both pre-entry tiers.

Those wishing to pre-enter for the event can either download the WKA Entry Blank, or fill out the pre-entry form using MotorSportReg.com, of which a link to the event page is available at www.southernkartclub.com. It is important to note that ALL entries are processed through the MotorSportReg.Com site, as no entries come to the WKA Office.

In addition to the Roebling Road Nationals, those wishing to attend the annual Year End Awards Presentation Friday March 10 need to fill out their Awards Banquet Reservation Form, and return it to the WKA Office as soon as possible.

This year’s awards presentation will be taking place at The Art Gallery at The National Museum of The Mighty Eighth Air Force, located right on the Pooler, Georgia exit, same as the track. The festivities will take place following Friday practice, with doors opening at 7pm, dinner at 7:30pm, with the awards presentation beginning at 8pm.

A full buffet dinner, catered by Barnes Restaurant and Catering will feature Green Salad with all dressings, Baked Boneless Chicken Breast with herb seasoning, Sliced Roast Beef, Green Beans, Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Rolls, Banana Pudding, Apple Cobbler, with Sweet and Unsweet Tea.

Cost for the buffet and awards ceremony is $35 per person. The Hall seats 120 people. So, make your reservations now!!!

To view the Roebling Road Entry Blank, Click Here.

To view the Year End Awards Ceremony Form, Click here.

 

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.

CKI Takes Early Lead in Road Race Chassis Standings

CONCORD, NC - The latest edition of Daytona KartWeek was successful to many in so many ways, one of those being the folks at Competition Karting Inc. For many years, CKI has been the dominant chassis in Road Race competition. And following Daytona KartWeek, the Welcome, North Carolina chassis manufacturer is well on their way to reaching that same goal again in 2017.

At the conclusion of the first event of the season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting, CKI holds a commanding 14-win edge over the rest of the competition, as a result of their 18 victories in the season opener at Daytona.

While it’s a big gap from first to second in the standings, it’s a literal log jam from 2nd on back, with both MGM and Margay enjoying 4 wins apiece at the World Center of Racing. Elite Chassis wound up with 3 wins at Daytona, while Owl, CRG, Ital Kart, and Parolin claimed 2 wins apiece. Single national event wins also went to PVP, Praga, and Sodi Kart.

CKI looks to maintain their momentum March 10-12, when the series moves on to Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia for stop #2 on the national program. Ironically, the stop also includes the series annual awards presentation at The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Friday March 10, following practice, where CKI will receive their 2016 Manufacturers Championship Award. Seating is limited to 120 people. So be sure and place your reservations as soon as possible.

To view the current Road Race Chassis Standings, CLICK HERE.

To view the Banquet Form for the Road Race Series, and make your reservations, CLICK HERE.

2016 Road Race Awards Presentation Set

CONCORD, NC - Following a most successful Awards Presentation, combined with stronger numbers at the seasons second event in 2016 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, WKA Officials are proud to announce the 2016 Awards Presentation will again be returning in March to the Savannah, Georgia area. The event will again be run in conjunction with the Roebling Road Nationals March 10-12, the second stop for the 2017 series.

Champions for the 2016 season, as well as many other award recipients and special honorees, will have a chance to reminisce on Friday March 10 at The Art Gallery at The National Museum of The Mighty Eighth Air Force. With an overflow crowd on hand last year, officials elected to move the awards presentation to a more spacious area, allowing for more attendees.

A full buffet dinner, catered by Barnes Restaurants and Catering, will be available, along with a Cash Bar, as alcohol will not be allowed to be brought into the hall.

To reserve seating, call the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, mail, scan or fax the Banquet Form to WKA.

To view the 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.

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.  

WKA Salutes 2016 Road Race National Champions

CONCORD, NC- The battle for supremacy in the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series concluded for the 2016 recently at the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. And while the rain shortened event provided a perfect summation to the season, that didn’t sway the positive spirit, nor high intensity for all competitors on and off the track.

Leading the way in the title category was Matt Michel. After suffering through a horrific crash in December at Daytona, Michel roared back to life with a vengeance, taking the CKI sponsored Yamaha Sportsman Medium class by 148 tallies over David Lee, who in turn edged Amanda Holewski by just 2 points for the runner-up spot. Michel also conquered the Yamaha Sportsman Heavy class, again edging Lee, with Bill Holder rounding out the top 3.

Michel wasn’t the only double titlist, as Stephen Wheatley, Louie Magiera, and Cole Peschang checked in for a pair of 2016 titles as well.

Wheatley’s double dip came in the Hoosier Racing Tire Animal Lite class, where he bested Rob Hindery by 55 points, with Blake Beattie, Ben Thomason, and David Clevenger rounding out the top 5. Wheatley also laid claim to the Animal Medium class, topping Quentin Hill, Robert Wimmer, Rob Garland Jr, and Zach Linsell.

For long time veteran Louie Magiera, the titles came for the New Englander in the Yamaha Sprint and WKA Sprint categories, while up and comer Cole Peschang from the Midwest took down the Junior Animal Lite and Heavy top honors.

Steve Gore came away with the top honors this season in the Kion/Linde Forklifts Yamaha Heavy class, besting David McCauley and Ryan Hatcher, while Lamar Hilliard claimed a title this season in the Foster 4J Ranch Yamaha Medium category, topping McCauley and Hatcher as well.

In The Agile Group Unlimited class, Jeff Standridge took the top honors for the year over Ron Miller and Darrin Cuthbertson, while Emmit Rodriguez was the champion in the West Texas Outlaws TaG Heavy division.

The WT Racing Leopard Sprint class again saw good competition this year with Robert Wimmer edging Jeff Troup, Donald Nelson, Quincy Smith, and Jesse Holt for the top honors.

Stephen Flatt joined the list of drivers celebrating a title this year, taking the Fisher Racing Engines Stock Honda class, besting Steven Rougeou, Chris Hines, Aamir Hyder, and Keith Buffo.

In the KALL Racing/Millers Dynotime Racing Formula 100 class, Travis Miller won the battle over Lance Yunck, with Michael Tracy, Scott Campbell, and Rick Fulks completing the top 5.

And Bill Morsberger laid claim to the Matthai Material Handling 100cc Piston Port Class for the season, taking the title over John Brown.

Here’s a look at the remaining 2016 National Champions:

B Stock: Duane Eberhart

Yamaha Sportsman Sprint: Dawn Magiera

125 Sprint Shifter: Thomas Dupont

Clone LO206 Lite: Rob Hindery

Clone LO206 Heavy: Robert Garland Sr

Animal Heavy: Steve Johnson

On behalf of the World Karting Association, our sincerest congratulations to all the national champions, as well as all participants in the 2016 season.

Special thanks to Jim Russell Jr of Russell Karting Specialites, the entire list of sponsors for the year, as well as the Southern Kart Club, Woodbridge Kart Club, and the many officials who take time away from their personal lives to help make the Road Race program truly one of the best places to be on a weekend.  

While the season will kick off, as always at Daytona for KartWeek, the annual awards presentation will be announced shortly.

Entry information for Daytona KartWeek will be out shortly.