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WKA Karting Challenge lands at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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By, Jennifer Edens Henry

It’s been a hot minute since the World Karting Association has raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the last time being over a decade ago.  This time WKA brought the triple crown to the track with not only Road Racing but also the Manufacturer’s Cup and the Dirt Series.  With WKA’s headquarters being located right there in Charlotte, North Carolina it only made sense to try and bring karting back to its roots.  This event not only brought out the seasoned veterans who had race here before, but it also brought racers trying to scratch another awesome track off their racing bucket list. 

            For those that do not know the history behind this track, Charlotte Motor Speedway was designed and built in 1959 by the current chairman and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee O. Bruton Smith.  Also, the late Curtis Turner, another Hall of Fame inductee, served as Smith's primary business partner.  Together, they built the 1.5-mile superspeedway on the outskirts of the Queen City and, on June 19, 1960, the first World 600 happened at the new facility.  In addition to the 1.5-mile oval, the Charlotte Motor Speedway complex includes a 2.25-mile road course, which was used this past weekend by both the Road Race Series and the Manufacturer’s Cup Series.

            This weekend also marked a momentous occasion with the induction of Robby Harper to the WKA Hall of Fame.  The Harper family has been a household name in the karting world for 4 generations.  In fact, Robby’s mom, Eloise used to race old 40’s Ford coupes for a few years at a half mile dirt track called the Iron Bowl just outside of town near Tarrant City back during World War II.  Robby got into karting around age 14. They really weren’t racing karts at that time; it was more like yard karts. He and his friends used to race them in a made-up course in the dirt parking lot of Huffman Ballpark behind the local Jim Skinner Ford Dealership.  In the early 70’s the owner of Huffman Cycle Shop and Lawnmower Repair saw something in Robby and offered him a chance to race in an actual go kart.  They had a Fox kart with a Mac 10 engine and started racing at the Talladega Short Track.  From that point on Robby was hooked and has been a part of many different karting organizations.   During the late 70’s and early 80’s Robby began promoting different races. He started by organizing indoor dirt races at local agricultural centers in North Alabama, like Cullman, Oneonta and Priceville. Eventually all the promoting and hard work led Robby to create the Big South Road Racing Series with the help of Chuck West (Southern Kart Club / Roebling Road), Johnny Jacumin (Kershaw, Rockingham).  In the mid to late 80’s Robby brought his 3 sons, Robby III, Daniel and Eric, onto the racing circuit with the Margay sprinters with 5hp Briggs engines and now even has his grandson Austin racing in the cadet classes.  In the early 2000’s he became a member of the WKA Board of Trustees, and he is also the WKA National Enduro Director, promoting national events at places like Charlotte Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motorsports Park and NCM Motorsports Park. Robby’s held many roles over his 52 years in karting from being a really talented driver, maybe an even better tuner, a multi time and defending WKA National Champion, a race promoter, a race director, flagman, tech man, a parts builder, a WKA trustee, and maybe most importantly one heck of a race dad/grandad. Congratulations Robby Harper.

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This past weekend definitely brought out some good ole fashion racing.  The 1st race of the weekend was the CIK LO206 Sprint class which had 26 karts gunning for the 1st place trophy.  Matthew Turner came out of Nascar turn 4 leading the 1st official lap with Jerry Turner, Jeremy Yancy and Miguel Ruiz all drafting in the front pack.  Eventually Matt Turner and Jerry Turner were able to break away from the pack, while Clark Gaynor Jr and Gary Campbell were able to work their way through the pack of racers to 3rd and 4th.  Matt was able to hold onto the lead to secure a 1st place finish, while Jerry Turner took 2nd and Clark Gaynor Jr finished 3rd.  Unfortunately, Matt Turner was not able to secure another 1st place finish in the CIK LO206 Sprint class on Sunday.  That honor went to Kyle Banovertz who took the checkered flag while Trey Kelley placed 2nd and Matt Turner taking 3rd.

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Race 3 on Saturday also brought an impressive amount of karters. The Animal Sprint 390 class hosted 24 karts all hoping to take the checkered flag at the WKA Karting Challenge.  Regan Vehring took the led right from the green flag and never looked back.  Croix Beasom was hanging onto 2nd place for quite a few laps, while Jonathan Tedder was in 3rd.  Coming into the halfway mark of the race, Regan was still holding onto the 1st place position while Jonathan Tedder had taken over 2nd place and TJ Zimmerman had worked his way up to the 3rd.   On the next lap TJ Zimmerman finally made it around Jonathan Tedder to take P2.  He and Regan were able to break away and get a little lead over 3rd place.  In the end Regan had what it took to secure the checkered flag and P1.  TJ Zimmerman took 2nd, while Daniel Ring worked his way up to a 3rd place finish.  Sunday’s race was just as exciting with the top 3 racers from Saturday fighting to take home the 1st place trophy.  Regan Vehring just didn’t have enough to secure the checkered flag, but Daniel Ring brought his determination which led him to victory lane.  TJ Zimmerman once again brought home a 2nd place finish, while Regan Vehring took 3rd.

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Yamaha Senior brought their A game on Saturday with a great race between veteran drivers Brad Zoeller and Rusty Benson.  Brad came to Charlotte leading the points in Yamaha Senior while Rusty was 5th in points.  Brad had the lead at the green flag on the 1st lap with Rusty breathing down his neck in 2nd place.  By the 7th lap Rusty had taken over the 1st place position but Brad was not far behind.  This game of cat and mouse continued for most of the race until Rusty spun out but was able to recover and finish the race.  Brad Zoeller took the checkered flag with a 1st place position with Rusty Benson coming in 2nd and Nate Morgan securing a 3rd place finish.

“This was one of the most challenging races I have run in my 50 years of racing karts.  I feel fortunate to leave Charlotte with two wins, beating not only several formidable competitors but a challenging track as well.  I would like to thank TS Racing for the great horsepower, Vega Tire for superior grip, and RRR racing for providing a winning chassis.”

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 The IAME Sprint race on Sunday brought 18 racers to grid ready to bring home the 1st place trophy.  Gary Sircy came to the CMS Karting Challenge leading the class in points, but would it be enough?  Heading down the straightaway on the lap 1, Clark Gaynor Jr, Gary Sircy and Blane Aarup made up the lead pack while Indy Kassy was hot on their trail.  After only 6 minutes, Indy Kassy had already taken over the lead position with Clark Gaynor falling back to 2nd, while Cole Peschang and Jason Lorang had worked their way to 3rd and 4th.  By the halfway mark Jason Lorang had moved up to 1st and had pulled away from the pack consisting of Gaynor, Kassy, and Peschang.  With less than 10 minutes to go Cole Peschang had taken over the 2nd place spot trying to chase down 1st Jason Lorang.  In the end Jason Lorang was able to hold into his 1st place spot over Cole with only 0.121 seconds between them.  Indy Kassy was able to hang on with a 3rd place finish. 

"It was a challenging weekend,” explains Jason. “With evolving track configurations and different weather conditions each day, in the end Charlotte treated me well... 3 times!"

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The Unlimited class on Sunday came to race because unfortunately Saturday’s race was rained out.  Leading on the 1st lap was none other than a member of the Harper family Robby Harper III.  Right on his tail was Dusty Dean and Robby Harper followed by Brian Wilhelm.  By the 10-minute mark Robby Harper III was still hanging onto 1st place with Brian Wilhelm following behind.  With less than half the race to go Brian finally secured the 1st place position over Robby Harper III.  Robby Harper moved up to the 2nd place position while Mitch White held onto 3rd place.

According to Brian, “The track was more interesting than the map showed. If you’re going to race, you need to be able to adapt to different type tracks. I had a great time and I look forward to next time here!  WKA did a good job of putting on this event and accommodating everyone.”

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Thank you to everyone that make the trip back to Charlotte Motor Speedway!!  We look forward to seeing everyone at the next stop on the schedule which is Heartland Park in Topeka, KS

WKA ANNOUNCES SUMMIT RACING GIFT CARD CONTEST

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CONCORD, NC - WKA is excited for the  Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23 and to prove it, Summit Racing Equipment has supplied us with fifteen $50 gift cards we will be giving away as part of a social media contest. The contest will highlight our karting community's anticipation for the big event and will run from Friday, June 14th until Saturday June 22nd at 6pm EST.

HOW TO WIN
For an entry in the contest, complete the following options as many times as you like (more posts=more entries):

FACEBOOK (3 Steps)
1) Click 'update' on your profile photo.  Click 'Add frame' and search for #CMSKARTINGCHALLENGE. Select the frame and update your profile photo with the frame.
2) Mention @WKAkarting in a post of you preparing for, racing in or hanging out at the race. If you don't mention @WKAkarting, we won't see the post, so remember to mention us!
3) Use the hashtag #CMSKARTINGCHALLENGE in your post.

INSTAGRAM (2 Steps)
1) Mention @WKA_karting in a post of you preparing for, racing in or hanging out at the race. If you don't mention @WKA_karting, we won't see the post, so remember to mention us!
2) Use the hashtag #CMSKARTINGCHALLENGE in your post. 

The 15 winners of the Summit Racing Equipment gift cards will be chosen ad random.  The more posts you make with the required mention and hashtag, the bigger your chance of winning a gift card.  Winners will be announced via social media the night of Saturday, June 22nd and you will be able to pick up your gift card from the WKA trailer on Sunday, June 23rd.

If you haven't already, give a like and a follow to Summit Racing Equipment on FB: @SummitRacingEquipment and on Instagram: @SummitRacing to say thanks for supporting WKA and karting!
 

GOOD LUCK!


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 annual 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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

To view your race series' information regarding the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, click the links below:

Vega Road Racing Series

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series

Maxxis Speedway Dirt Race

Gate 26 Tunnel To Remain Open for the Entire WKA Event at Charlotte Unrestricted Access Available All Weekend for WKA Racers

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CONCORD, NC - In an EXCITING UPDATE for access into and out of Charlotte Motor Speedway, WKA and Speedway Officials have sorted out the pending construction projects at the Speedway, rescheduling the work to the days AFTER the WKA Karting Challenge, allowing access to the Gate 26 Tunnel all weekend.

“This is a perfect example of all parties rolling up their sleeves to solve an important issue,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “The team at the Speedway has been amazing to work with on all aspects of our event there, and we are all very pleased that this access issue has been resolved for all our racers, sponsors, and staff.”

Staging and move-in maps are available on the pages of both the Vega Tires Road Race Series and the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at www.worldkarting.com or by clicking your series button below.

Registration, Hotel Booking and additional Information for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 20-23 are available now at www.worldkarting.com or by clicking your series button below.

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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

To view your race series' information regarding the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, click the links below:

Vega Road Racing Series

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series

Maxxis Speedway Dirt Race

WKA Road Racing Receives New Sponsor for Charlotte New Pre-Entry Program Awards $500 Gift Cards to the Racers

As excitement continues to build for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, WKA is pleased to welcome yet another new sponsor program for Pre-Registered Road Racers, thanks to long time Racers and WKA Members, Tim and Betsy Wilkerson.

For the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC, all Road Racers who pre-registered by the pre-registration deadline will be entered into a drawing where one lucky Road Racer will win a $500 Visa Gift Card at Saturday’s Driver’s Meeting, then another at Sunday’s Drivers Meeting. 

“Further proof that the Family of Motorsports supports the participants on many levels.” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “We are so thrilled that that theme continues in Karting with this new program for our Road Racers.  We can’t thank the Wilkersons enough for their generosity, which goes directly to the Road Racers.”

“I have been in motorsports all my life,” stated Sponsor Tim Wilkerson, “and I support those that support racers.  WKA is going in the right direction for the benefit of the Karters with their continued improvements in membership programs, and their willingness to work with all the other organizations to benefit the sport.”

Registration, Hotel Booking and additional Information for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 20-23 are available now at www.worldkarting.com


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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA ANNOUNCES PRE ENTRY PROGRAM FOR MANUFACTURERS CUP COMPETITORS

“Cash prizes to be handed out during drivers meeting as WKA gives back to their customers” 

June 6, 2019 – June 5, 2019 – With the much-anticipated World Karting Association (WKA) events in Charlotte, North Carolina over the June 21-23 weekend, series officials are sweetening the pot for Manufacturers Cup competitors that pre-enter for the Charlotte Karting Challenge. Beginning in Charlotte and continuing for the remainder of the 2019 season, WKA will award cash prizes at the weekend driver’s meeting to one lucky random draw winner.

 

"We realize there is a ton of sprint racing the weekends before our Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge event, compressing the racers' time restraints," stated WKA President Kevin Williams. "With the ROK Cup USA event last weekend, GoPro Karting Challenge this weekend in Mooresville, North Carolina, USPKS next weekend, then the WKA Charlotte event the following weekend, we wanted to give something back to the racers."

 

“I tested the track in the early planning stages,” stated Eric Jones of IAME East, who as also kicked in a $200 credit towards IAME products from IAME USA East. “I’m excited about the great, safe racing this new venue will produce for the karters.”

 

Program Overview

·       All WKA Manufacturers Cup pre-entries, beginning with the Charlotte event, and again at each Manufactures Cup event for the remainder of the 2019 season, will have their names entered into a random drawing if they meet the pre-entry deadline. One lucky winner will be awarded a cash prize at the weekend’s driver’s meeting.

 

Prize Overview

·       $500 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 50 pre-entries

·       $750 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 51 to 75 pre-entries

·       $1000 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 76 to 100 pre-entries

·       $1250 cash prize when WKA Manufacturers Cup reaches 101 or more pre-entries

 

In a separate drawing, IAME East and Eric Jones have also donated a $200 IAME product credit that will be awarded during the driver’s meeting.

 

To launch the new program, and only for the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, late registration fees will be waived, however, to qualify for the drawing, pre-entries must be received into the WKA offices by Noon (EDT) time on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

 

For drivers in the Carolinas or surrounding states that are waiting to see what the weather will be, look to build off momentum from upcoming races or just on the fence about coming to the event, the removal of the late fees will open the doors to several of these racers.

 

Williams added, “We are set for a one of a kind event that you won’t want to miss. Entries have steadily been coming into our offices and we are in the final stages of planning and preparation. Personally, I cannot wait to get to North Carolina and get the weekend started.”

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 annual 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 info@worldkarting.com or www.worldkarting.com.

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Summit Racing Equipment Provides Support to WKA Racers Program Launch at Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge

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CONCORD, NC - The World Karting Association and Summit Racing Equipment inked a deal today to support WKA Karters starting with the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC.  In a new program that rewards Karters with product discounts and gift cards, Summit Racing Equipment will offer thousands of dollars of product and apparel for Karters bearing the Summit Racing Equipment decals on their karts during the event.

“WKA is constantly looking to improve its membership benefits,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “Since our racers are also great car people, the relationship with Summit Racing Equipment and their generosity towards the racers was a no-brainer.”

In the new program, every racer who enters the Karting Challenge in Concord, NC, will receive a Summit Racing Equipment Tool book with an exclusive limited-time 10% discount on almost anything at Summit Racing Equipment as well as a Summit cap.  Additionally, $50 Summit Gift Cards will be given in a contingency program to be announced closer to the event, for Karters with Summit decals predominantly displayed on their karts.

“We’re excited to partner with the WKA to support its racers,” said Al Noe, Summit Racing Equipment’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are always looking for new opportunities to grow and support the racing community.”
Keep following www.worldkarting.com for further announcements and details detailing the Summit Racing Equipment Contingency Program.

Registration, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC, June 20-23 are available now at www.worldkarting.com

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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

To view your race series' information regarding the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, click the links below:

Vega Road Racing Series

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series

Maxxis Speedway Dirt Race

WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge Registration Available for WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup

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CONCORD, NC - Marking just past the mid-way point of the 2019 Competition Year, WKA opens Registration for the next stop of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge.

Utilizing a portion of the famed Roval, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup racers will compete on an entirely new configuration for Round 4 of the 2019 campaign.

“We’ve heard from so many sprint racers, excited to take on this new track, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this to them.” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “Then Karters can say they raced the famed Charlotte Roval.  How cool is that?”

Registration, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23, are available now on the Manufacturers Cup Series page on www.worldkarting.com

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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

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 www.worldkarting.com

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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge Registration and Garage Spaces Available for WKA Vega Tires Road Race Event

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CONCORD, NC - Gearing up for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, the organization has made Registration and Garage Spaces available for the WKA Vegas Tires Road Race Series portion of the event. 

Together with the Woodbridge Kart Club, WKA brings the regular Road Racing National Classes, as well as added Local Option classes to run on the famed Charlotte Roval.  Building off popular Sprint Classes in Road Racing, Open Sprint has been added to the docket with two Finals.  Additionally, to celebrate WKA’s rich history at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, two Vintage Categories have been added, Vintage Piston Port and Vintage Open, each with two Finals for the weekend.

“With WKA’s long-awaited return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway,” stated Kevin Williams, WKA’s President, “our road race committee wanted as much possible opportunity available for road racers to participate on the Roval at Charlotte, which is why the additional classes were added.  It will be exciting how many Karters will be able to say, ‘I raced the Roval!’ ”

Registration, Garage Spaces, Parking, and even Hotel Booking Information for the WKA Vega Tires Road Race Series event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23, are available now on the Road Racing Series page on www.worldkarting.com

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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Manufacturers Cup Charlotte Karting Challenge Update CIK Briggs 206 Senior Class Open for Pre-Registration on the Sprint Track

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CONCORD, NC - During the immense planning of the much anticipated WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, WKA Officials are taking the first step in welcoming racers by opening pre-registration for the recently added CIK Briggs 206 Senior Class for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup.

“We realize the Briggs 206 Senior racers participate in a variety of events throughout the year,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “So we wanted to welcome them early with the opportunity to pre-register for the Manufacturers Cup Event at Charlotte.”

CIK Briggs 206 Senior Drivers will be asked to pre-register online with a credit card for a $1 commitment to participate in the event initially.  The class will continue with a minimum of 15 pre-registered drivers by noon eastern time on May 25.  After the required 15-entry minimum has been met, drivers will be charged the balance of the entry fees, and the class will be on the docket for the opening of Official Registration on Memorial Day.

As with all Manufacturers Cup Classes, the CIK Briggs 206 will participate in the event on Bridgestone rubber, with one new set of YLC tires required for the first day of qualifying, then the same set must be used for the second day of racing.

“WKA has made a major commitment to the Karting community by securing this amazing venue,” continued Williams, “We are asking the CIK Briggs 206 Senior drivers to make a commitment as well to come out and have a great time.”

Manufacturers Cup CIK Briggs 206 Senior Pre-Registration, and even Hotel Booking Information for the event are available now at www.worldkarting.com

Click the links below to pre-register or view the current entry list:

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.  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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

WKA Announces Charlotte Event Name, Class Structures & Registration Date

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Registration to Open Memorial Day 2019
 

CONCORD, NC - After extensive work and dedication from the WKA Staff, Trustees and Executive Team for WKA’s return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, June 21-23, the World Karting Association is pleased to bring the event into a little more focus with the announcement of the Event’s Name, Class Structures, and Track Layouts, all available at worldkarting.com.  Registration for all three races will be available Memorial Day.

“The WKA Team has already put so much into this event to applaud our rich history at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, it was time we announced to our membership and the Karting Public the important aspects of this trifecta event.”, stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “Work still continues, securing all other aspects of this stellar event, which when completed will be announced on the event page of WKA’s website, worldkarting.com. Everyone on our great sport is really looking forward to this event.  It’s very exciting!“
Together with the Charlotte Motor Speedway, WKA announces the event name, the Charlotte Motor Speedway WKA Karting Challenge in Concord, NC.  Branding the event as a major step in establishing identification to help Karters from all disciplines to plan their racing commitments.

With input from all the WKA Series Committees, Class Structures for all three racing programs are now available.  National Classes from the WKA Tech Manual are included for both the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup for Sprint Racing, and Vega Tires National Road Racing Series for Road Racing, while Speedway Committee Members recognized an exciting line up for the MaxxisSpeedway Dirt Race.  Local Option Classes offered for the Sprint Track will include the Briggs 206 (CIK Chassis) Senior Class, while the Road Race will invite Open Sprint and Vintage Piston Port and Open racers to the event.

With a well-orchestrated plan to establish safe, competitive, raceable track layouts for all three programs, WKA Staffers solicited industry experts to design and maximize the track layouts for the WKA Karting Challenge at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Road Racers will enjoy the majority of the famed Charlotte Motor Speedway “Roval”, (without the back straight chicane), leaving a substantial amount of the Roval available for the Sprint Racers, both racing in counter-clockwise direction.  Conversely, the Speedway Dirt Racers will relish a modified version of the renowned Charlotte Dirt Track to do battle Friday and Saturday nights of the event weekend.
 
“Making information available to our members and the karting public, especially on our website, worldkarting.com, is an important part of delivering consistent news that is beneficial to our audience and helps the karting community make their plans., “continued Williams, “The enormous assistance of the WKA team and the amazing staff at Charlotte Motor Speedway to bring such a monumental event to the karting community is really for everyone’s enjoyment.  After all, that’s why we bring such creative events to karting.  With these announcements today, we now look to prepare the registration forms, which will be available Memorial Day.”

Hotels and discounted rental cars have already been secured for the participants at discounted prices, and are available for the event right now at www.worldkarting.com   Online Entry/Entry Forms, parking, garage/pit space/camping reservations will be available Memorial Day, 2019.

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 annual 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 info@worldkarting.com, or www.worldkarting.com

To view your race series' information regarding the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, click the links below:

Vega Road Racing Series

Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series

Maxxis Speedway Dirt Race