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WKA Adds Briggs & Stratton 206 Senior CIK to Charlotte & Daytona Manufacturers Cup Events

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Encompassing more grass roots racing, WKA announced today that the Briggs & Stratton 206 Senior CIK Class will be added to the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, June 21-23 and Daytona Kart Week December 28-30. 

“With the huge success we saw in Daytona in our Briggs Cadet Class, we have been thinking of ways to bring back more of the popular Briggs 206 Categories into our National Programs,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “And while plans are still being developed, adding the Senior CIK class to our Charlotte and Daytona events was a no-brainer start towards that goal. 
More details regarding the Charlotte event and will be available at www.worldkarting.com, very soon.

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

Daytona KartWeek kicks off the 2019 Vega Road Race Series

Karters stream in by the hundreds for the start of the 2019 season at Daytona International Speedway.  For many it’s a chance to escape the freezing temperatures of their hometown for the warm Florida sunshine.  That may sound like a line from a tourist brochure, but families from across the country flock to the Sunshine State to compete in World Karting Association’s Daytona KartWeek in hopes of bringing home a 1st place trophy.  This event which historically runs in the days separating Christmas and New Year’s Day, has become an annual adventure for most of these racing families.  While many of these go-kart drivers aren’t even of legal age to drive on the streets, they come here to experience the sights and sounds of the mecca of racing.  Many stars got their start by competing in Daytona KartWeek events including Marco Andretti, Tony Stewart, Brian Vickers and Bobby Labonte.

To start off the race weekend Race 3 brought out an impressive amount of karters to the grid.  The CIK LO206 Sprint class had 28 drivers ready to battle for the checkered flag.  As the drivers took to the front straight away on the 1st lap there seemed to be a couple of packs that had formed from the drop of the green flag.  Leading the front pack and taking advantage of the draft was Jeff Hoff and James Vanderzee followed by Todd Horton and Justin Vanderzee.  Also holding his own on the outside of the pack was Richard Hoff.  By the 3rd lap #290 Richard Hoff and #104 Matt Turner had taken the lead coming into the horseshoe on the road race course. Followed by Jeff Hoff, Todd Horton, and both James and Justin Vanderzee.  Unfortunately, Justin Vanderzee found himself in the grass but was able to recover and join the rest of the pack.  Regrettably around the 17-minute mark an accident occurred, and the red flag was brought out.  Since the race was more than halfway done, the race was called, and the drivers were brought in.  The final outcome of the race was Richard Hoff bringing home the 1st place finish, while James and Justin Vanderzee took home 2nd and 3rd. 

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Sunday’s CIK LO206 class was just as exciting but was time reduced to 20 minutes due to the heavy fog that plagued the track on Sunday morning.  With less time to race the pressure was on for many of the drivers to be part of the front pack.  Coming into the road race portion of the track the lead pack consisted of Matt Turner, Justin and James Vanderzee, Jeff Hoff and Jerry Turner.   Todd Horton and Quincy Smith brought up the rear in this group of racers.  For what seemed like just a few laps these drivers battled back and forth with various lead changes on every lap.  But in the end #300 Jeff Hoff took the checkered flag, while Justin Vanderzee and Matt Turner took 2nd and 3rd. 

While Race 4 did not bring out a huge number of racers among the 4 different classes, what it did bring to the grid was tons of racing experience and too many 1st place trophies to count.  Among the drivers in these classes were the Fulks brothers Randy and Rick.  The Harper family, Robby and Robby Jr. and the Brown family, Jamey and John.  Margay owner, Keith Freber who has attended 37 Daytona races as a driver since 1982.  Also, veteran racers Brad Zoeller, Allen Cox and Jim Farr Jr. brought their A game to the track hoping to secure a 1st place finish.  Matt Michel ended up driving for Robby Sr in the #52 kart.  Right out of the gate in the B stock class Rick Fulks took a 4 sec lead and never looked back.  He held that pace for the entire 25 minutes and ended up taking the 1st place finish followed by Allen Cox and Jim Farr Jr.

 The Yamaha Senior class had a very intense race between veteran drivers Randy Fulks and Keith Freber, and Mid-West KART member Rusty Benson.  Coming off the 1st lap Randy Fulks had somewhat of a lead on Freber and Benson, but that was short lived as they caught up to Randy after the second lap.  While Randy held onto his 1st position, Freber and Benson battled back and forth throughout the entire race for 2nd position.  In the end Randy Fulks took home another 1st finish while Keith Freber took 2nd and Rusty Benson brought home a 3rd place finish. 

The TaG Heavy class in Race 5 brought a whooping 26 drivers to Daytona to fight for the right of 1st place.  With this many drivers there was bound to be some good racing.  Coming off the 1st lap Jason Lorang had a good lead on drivers Matt Cherry and Brad Adams.  In the second group which was close behind, Scoot Cherry, Jeff Bierman, Steven Hefley and Nathan Wilkins were fighting to gain position over one another.   About halfway through the race, positions had changed but Jason Lorang was still holding strong on his 1st place position.  This time Steven Helfley had moved up to 2nd place while Matt and Scott Cherry were vying for that 3rd place position.  This battle continued until the very end where Jason Lorang brought home the checkered flag and Steven Helfley and Nathan Wilkins took 2nd and 3rd.

Sunday’s TaG Heavy race also brought a ton of good ole fashion racing with 29 karts on the grid.  Coming around the 1st lap, John Brown was in the lead followed by Tiffany Fisher, Brad Adams and Jeff Bierman.  Leading the way in the 2nd pack was Jason Lorang Dennis Whittaker, Brandon Rodriguez and Steven Hefley.  By lap 3 positions had changed as Tiffany Fisher took the lead with Jeff Bierman and Jamey Brown hot on her tail.  Steven Hefley was also closing in with 4th place.  Coming into the halfway point of the race Jason Lorang had made a huge leap to take the 1st place position while Tiffany Fisher fell back to 2nd place.  John and Jamey Brown held strong in 3rd and 4th.  As the checkered flag came out Jamey Brown had taken the lead from Jason Lorang who was only 0.016 of sec behind him while fellow teammate John Brown came in a very close 3rd place.

The Unlimited class not only brought out 18 drivers to the grid, but they also brought the speed.  Veteran racer Johnny West took an early lead and kept it with an impressive 1 minute 54 second lap time.  Following him on the 1st lap was #73 James Skyers, #42 Michael Tracy, #23 Jim White and #420 Chuck Gilbert.  By lap 4 both Brian Wilhelm and Mitch White who were in 7th and 8th place had jumped into the 2nd and 3rd spots.  These positions were held until the checkered flag was thrown with Johnny West leading Brian Wilhelm by 32 seconds.

Sunday’s Unlimited class brought out even more racers for a total of 21.  Once again Johnny West brought the speed with an even faster lap time than Saturday’s race.   Again, he took an early lead followed by Rick Fulks, Brian Wilhelm, Patrick Olsen, Larry Dobbs, and James Skyers.  Unfortunately, Patrick Olsen and Rick Fulks were only able to get 1 lap in.  By the halfway mark it seemed as if we were watching the same race as Saturday with Johnny West in 1st place.  This time Brian Wilhelm was hot on his trail with only 1 second separating the 2 racers.  In the end that second was just enough for Johnny West to secure another 1st place finish.  Brian Wilhelm and Mitch White once again snagged the 2nd and 3rd place finishes.

The IAME Sprint class was full of excited and well as controversy as 26 racers lined up to take the green flag.  As the racers came around to take the green flag on the straight away Jamey Brown lead the lead pack followed by John brown and Scott Cherry.  Not too far behind was the 2nd group led by 17 year old female racer Paige Evans.  Hot on her tail was Tyson Knight, Matt Cherry and Jason Lorang.  Coming into lap 4 which marked the halfway point of the race, Jamey Brown still held the lead over teammate John Brown and Scott Cherry.  The 2nd group was gaining ground still led by Paige Evans with Jason Lorang now behind her, followed by Tyson Knight and Nathan Wilkins.  As the checkered flag was thrown racers John Brown and Scott Cherry made a play for 1st place and took the win with Jamey Brown taking 3rd.  Unfortunately following a post-race DQ of the top 3 places, the win went to Paige Evans while Jason Lorang and Tyson Knight came in 2nd and 3rd.

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With Saturday’s controversy looming over everyone’s head the IAME class took to the grid on Sunday hoping for the same excitement but with a lot less drama.  As the drivers exited turn 4 on the 1st lap the lead pack was led by Jason Lorang and Brian Fisher.  Brian Adams and Cole Peschang were close behind in the 3rd and 4th positions.  As the 2nd group came around it was led by none other than 17-year-old Paige Evans with teammates Jamey and John Brown following suite.  As the racers started lap 3 positions had changed once again.  Paige Evans now led the pack with the Jamey Brown next in line.  With a little distance between them Scott Cherry was leading the charge for the 2nd group followed by Cole Peschang and John Brown.  Coming into lap 5 Jamey Brown had taken over the lead position with John Brown and Jason Lorang hanging onto 2nd and 3rd.  As the checkered flag was thrown the winner on Sunday’s IAME race was John Brown with Jamey Brown 2nd, Cole Peschang 3rd, Scott Cherry 4th and Paige Evans rounding out the top 5.

 

Congratulations to all the winners at Daytona KartWeek!!  The next stop on the Vega Road Race series is Roebling Road, which is where the 2018 Road Race series banquet will be held.  Hope to see you there!!

 

Saturday:

Cadet LO206 (LO): Carson Bartlett

Jr. LO206 (LO): Ayden Gough

Vintage Open: Tony Ellison

Yamaha Sportsman Heavy: Randy Fulks

100cc Controlled: Nate Grindell

CIK LO206 Sprint: Richard Hoff

KA100 Jr: Liam Kelly

PKE Honda Jr: Mason Lastra

PKE Honda Sr: Matt Swiat4ek

TaG Jr: Carson Aarup

B Stock: Rick Fulks

Formula 100: Mitch White

X30 Laydown: Lance Yunck

Yamaha Sr: Randy Fulks

Animal Sprint 390: Ben Thomason

Jr Animal: Madison Wheatley

Stock Honda: Alex Laughlin

Tag Heavy: Jason Lorang

Yamaha Sprint: James Crawford

Formula 100: Travis Miller

Yamaha Sportsman Med: Chad Dokken

100cc Piston Port: Brad Zoeller

Open Sprint: Robin Bank

Unlimited: Johnny West

125 Shifter Sprint: James Crawford

Clone Sprint: Conner Toomey

IAME Sprint: Paige Evans

LO206 Sprint 390: Stephen Bassharr

WKA Sprint Sprint: Louie Mageria

Yamaha Sportsman Spt: Dawn Magiera

 

Sunday:

Clone Sprint: James Cartledge

IAME Sprint: John Brown

LO206 Sprint 390: Clark Simonton

TaG Jr: Carson Aarup

 

Vintage Euro: Edward Dolbow

Vintage Open: Tony Ellison

Yamaha Sprint: David Bruisma

Yamaha Sr: Adam Trumbley

Yamaha Sportsman Heavy: Randy Fulks

100cc Controlled: Lance Yunck

Cadet LO206 (LO): Carson Bartlett

Jr LO206 (LO): Ayden Gough

Open Sprint: Robin Bank

Unlimited: Johnny West

125 Sprint Shifter: Eric Fagan

Formula 100: Brian Morse

X30: Lance Yunck

Yamaha Sportsman Med: Chad Dokken

100cc Piston Port: Rusty Benson

CIK LO206 Sprint: Jeff Hoff

KA100 Jr: Makena Rice

KA100 Sr: Chase Carey

PKE Honda Jr: Mason Lastra

PKE Honda Sr: Destiny Albertson

TaG Heavy: Jamey Brown

Animal Sprint 390: Andrew Boyer

Jr Animal: Madison Wheatley

Stock Honda: Skitchy Barnes

WKA Sprint: Louie Magiera

Yamaha Sportsman Spt: Dawn Magiera

Attention all KartWeek Classes that Require 87 Octane

Attention: All class that require 87 octane (except for Kid Karts) heading for the WKA Daytona KartWeek, scheduled for December 27-30, 2018;

The spec gasoline for this event will be Sunoco 87 octane available from:

Sunoco A-Plus

2501 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Daytona Beach, Fl. 32114

386-254-8802

Open 24 hours.

Please note: use pump #1, 87 octane (there will be a WKA sticker on the pump to remind you).

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR DAYTONA KARTWEEK

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CONCORD, NC - Today, December 12th, is the last day to register for the biggest karting event of the year---Daytona Kartweek.  Registration officially closes at 12pm Midnight (EST) to allow the WKA office time to prepare for the event.

Also, some Daytona hotels have extended their WKA offers until December 17th, so if you haven't booked a room yet, here is your last chance to do so at a reduced rate. Click the hotel booking link under your race series to be taken to the booking platform.

To register, click your race series registration link below:

Daytona Road Race deadline: Dec. 12th

REGISTER ONLINE
HOTEL BOOKING

Daytona Dirt World Championship deadline: Dec. 12th
REGISTER ONLINE
HOTEL BOOKING

Manufacturers Cup deadline: Dec. 12th
REGISTER ONLINE
HOTEL BOOKING

Thank you, Happy Holidays and safe travels!

WKA Strengthens the Maxxis Dirt World Championships

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Staff Announcements, Tech Reminders, Special Pricing, and New Chassis Award

Staff Announcements

With Daytona being such a rich part of WKA’s history, WKA is making a historical move by bringing back Ronnie Miller as Race Director for the event and Jerry Strickland as Flagman.

“With the input from the great community of karting, combined with the advisement of the WKA Executive Committee, we wanted to ensure we made the right decisions for everyone involved with the event.” Stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “I’m confident with the strong race direction we are bringing, this year’s Daytona will be one of the best yet, with fair, safe, and unbiased direction.”

Other valued staffers include Randall Lyles and Clifford Stourtz in Tech, Zach Holcombe in Scoring, Linda Lyles on the Grid, and Event Operations guru Albert Vann overseeing the event with the assistance of Michael Tetreault WKA’s Chairman of the Board.

Special Pricing

Another great benefit announcement for the Rookie Red Plate drivers, is the entry fee has been reduced to $25 for the class.  Special thanks to the sponsorship and kind offer to help off-set the entry fee goes out to Matt Bryant and the team at Palmetto Speed Shop.

Tech Reminders

Speaking of Tech, WKA is making a few reminders, as a result of the phone calls that have come into the office, to help the competitors prior to arriving in Daytona:

·       All Karts must have 4-numbers full-size 6”, and a full-size rear number plate

·       All Karts must go through safety tech before taking the track

·       Junior 1 and Junior 2 nose and side panels 14” max height

·       Drivers in Junior 1, Junior 2, and Junior 3 must declare a division and cannot cross over

·       Junior Champ will use the Blue Plate, and Sportsman Champ will use the Purple Plate

·       Steering and Brake Bolts must be safety wired

·       Valve cover bolt and carb must be drilled for seal wire

·       All weights must be white with 5/16” bolt or larger and double-nutted.  Weights over 7-lbs must have 3/8” bolt.

·       Transponder holder goes on the steering shaft

·       Must have Wolfe plate guard over brake disc if behind seat

·       And finally, we ask drivers in Semi-Pro and Pro to act with integrity when deciding on which class to enter.

Chassis Award

One exciting addition to the competition, WKA is bringing back the Manufacturers Chassis Trophy using combined results from the Daytona and Charlotte events.  The chassis the accumulates the most 1st place wins that Manufacturer will be awarded the trophy at our Charlotte event in June.   

Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking Information, and event Information for the WKA Daytona Kartweek 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.  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 Manufacturer's Cup Awards Banquet Details

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Come celebrate the 2018 race season, the award winners & have some fun with your friends!

 WHERE

The Plaza Resort & Spa

          600 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118


WHEN

Thursday Night, December 27th

           (Following Parking / Move-in Day at the Speedway for KartWeek)
           Doors Open: 7:00pm Dinner: 7:30pm, Awards Start: 8:00pm 


Hosted By WKA's Eric Brennan

BUFFET DINNER

Full buffet dinner & cash bar including: 
Green salad with Ranch or Italian dressing, Carved roasted turkey, roast beef, herb & apple dressing, sweet potato with cinnamon and brown sugar, mashed potatoes, green beans almadine, fresh vegetable medley,
pumpkin cheescake, bourbon bread pudding, apple pie and homemade cobbler. 
or for the younger ones…

Kid's Meal (age 10 or under): Chicken Fingers, Vegatable and mac and cheese.

How to RSVP
Please RSVP by December 15th.  No tickets will be sold at the door, so RSVP today. To reserve your seats, click the link below:

https://topkart99.wufoo.com/forms/rb5jr8e1emxxqs/

Special PROMO
The Plaza Resort & Hotel also has special promotions for WKA members.  If you would like to stay at this hotel, feel free to contact them directly with the information below and book your stay.

*** The Plaza Resort & Spa WKA ROOM SPECIAL*** 
No Resort fees Free parking! 
Call 1-855-327-5292. Special Rate Code:"WORLD KARTING 2018"

600 North Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118

VEGA TIRES EXTENDS ITS SUPPORT OF WKA’S ROAD RACE PROGRAM THROUGH 2021

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Popular Global Tire Manufacturer Continues as the Title Brand of the National Series

 

CONCORD, NC - After years of support of the WKA National Road Race program, Vega Tires has committed to continue its support to the WKA Road Racers by extending its backing as Title Sponsor for another 3-years.

“Vega Tires, together with TS Racing have always been valuable members of the WKA Family, and their extended commitment to our National Road Race Program proves their support for the benefit of the racers.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “We are thrilled that loyal partners like Vega Tires see the value of supporting karters, and we cannot be happier they have pledged their commitment for another 3-years.  This is an exciting time for the Vega National Road Race Series.”

As a part of their dedication to the Road Race program, TS Racing and Vega Tires will be available at the National Road Race events to offer support to the participants, from technical assistance to product knowledge.

“Vega Tires and TS Racing have been long-time supporters of WKA and their many programs,” stated TS Racing President Tod Spaude, “We believe WKA’s support of all racers is a home for TS Racing and Vega Tires to promote our products and expertise, to enhance the experience for the racers.”

Next stop for the Vega Tires National Road Race Series is KartWeek at Daytona International Speedway.  Entry Forms and information can be found at https://www.worldkarting.com/road-racing-series

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.  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 Daytona Kartweek Entry Forms, Hotels, and Parking are Now Available

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CONCORD, NC - With the start of the 2019 WKA National Karting Calendar upon us, WKA has made entry forms, hotel availability, and pit parking available for all three events of the famed WKA Daytona Kartweek at www.worldkarting.com
“The WKA Team has worked tirelessly to make this Daytona the best ever,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “I’m excited about all the enhancements lined up for this year’s Daytona, which set up the reason season in all our programs.”
For the Maxxis Tires Dirt Championships at Daytona, in addition to a full-schedule of classes the WKA Dirt Committee has decided to bring back long-time partners of the Unlimited All Stars, (UAS), in favor of the Hobby classes. 
In addition to Daytona, the Vega Tires Road Race Series has secured dates at Roebling Road, Topeka, and a new venue this year at Gateway Motorsports Park, outside St. Louis. Heavy negotiations are being finalized now for additional tracks, with the full 2019 Road Race Calendar to be announced in the coming days.
The Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup will see the most changes this year, as the series welcomes the IAME KA 100 Junior and Briggs 206 Cadet.  As with previous years, the Margay Ignite program will be back at Daytona, along with Margay’s Title Sponsorship of the Daytona Event.
Finally, WKA has recently partnered with Eventure Event Specialists to secure hotel rooms for the participants, for all the National Events of WKA’s 2019 Schedule.  Hotel booking links are found on each of the racing series event pages at www.worldkarting.com

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To register for the Daytona Kartweek Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup event, click the button below to be taken to the Manufacturer's Cup Series page on our website.

Manufacturer's Cup

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To register for the Daytona Kartweek Vega Tires Road Race Series event, click the button below to be taken to the Road Race Series page on our website.

Road Race Series

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To register for the Daytona Dirt World Championships event, click the button below to be taken to the Dirt World Championship page on our website.

Dirt World Championships

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 CLASS STRUCTURE, PAYOUTS AND PRIZES FOR THE MAXXIS TIRES DAYTONA DIRT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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“Membership special promotion announced as well”

CONCORD, NC- With much anticipation surrounding the for the Maxxis Tires Daytona Dirt World Championship, WKA is pleased to announce Class Structures, Payouts, and Prizes for its 2018 Event.

“Our Dirt Committee has worked tirelessly in its preparations for Daytona,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “Their hard work allows us to release this info early so people can plan in advance for what will be a very exciting event with all classes utilizing the Maxxis HT3 Compound Tire.”

To see the class structure and prize information, CLICK HERE.

As with all WKA National Events, WKA membership will be mandatory to race in the event. As a “welcome back” offer to the Dirt Racers, WKA will offer a special pricing promotion for new and existing renewing Dirt members.   For new and renewing WKA Members, a special $15 discount will be offered, provided the member submits their application via Phone, Mail, Fax or email by October 31st,  to the WKA Office.  Taking advantage of this early discount will help expedite members’ registration process for the event in December.

WKA

6051 Victory Lane

Concord, NC 28027

Ph 704-455-1606

Fax 704-455-1609

Email members@worldkarting.com

 

To view and print a membership application, CLICK HERE.

Stay tuned for more information to be announced on November 1st, when Entry blanks, Sponsorship opportunities and parking will be released.

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 WANTS YOUR VOTE FOR BEST SPORTS EVENT TO HIGHLIGHT KARTING

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Calling All WKA Members, Vote for WKA Daytona Kartweek!

Sports Travel Magazine conducts its National Sports Travel Awards each year, and the time has come to submit nominations by June 30.  

Sports Travel Magazine is an organization that WKA participates in, and pairs Venues with Sports Organizations and offers event assistance for each party to ensure that events are the best they can be for everyone.  Each year they recognize the best Sports Events and it is time the WKA Members show the rest of the Sporting Event world that Karting is a relevant sport.  

WKA is asking its members to cast a nomination vote for WKA's Annual Daytona Kartweek as the Best Single-Sport Event each year, the only Karting event that hosts Sprint, Dirt Oval and Road Racing all in one event week. 

Voting is simple, simply click on Sports Travel Awards link, https://www.sportstravelawards.com/   click Nominate, then type in WKA Daytona Kartweek in the Category of Best Single-Sport Event to bring Karting to the forefront of the Sport Event world.

Let's promote one of the best Karting Events of each year by voting WKA's Daytona Kartweek!

A Few Daytona KARTWEEK Reminders

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CONCORD, NC - With the Daytona event just around the corner, we wanted to remind our members about a few items that have changed since last year and about some that need emphasizing: 

  1. All pets are required to be on a leash when in the pits and paddock area -- absolutely no pets allowed at anytime in any hot grid area's (Man-Cup -- Speedway Dirt -- Road Race)
  2. Sunoco 110 is the spec fuel for all gasoline spec fuel classes for two and four cycle -- this includes Man-Cup and Road Race
  3. For the Man-Cup series, the required mixing ratio is 8 ounces per gallon for all two cycle classes
  4. RUNNING ENGINES WHILE KART IS ON STAND:   Engines may only be run on kart stands in their assigned pit areas. They may not be run on the stand outside of the assigned pit area or while being rolled through the pits. Engines may be started on the grid when the karts are on the ground and the grid steward gives permission. This will be about one minute before the karts are allowed on the track.
  5. WKA MEMBERS ONLY IN TECH AREA:   All persons present in the engine tech area must be WKA members.
  6. Participants are reminded about 618.8 -- auxiliary carb return spring -- this is an important safety item -- please review -- this is a post tech item
  7. ENGINE TAGGING -- All engines running in the WKA Man-Cup competition must be sealed using the official WKA engine seal. Any modification, tampering or attempt to violate the spirit and intent of the engine tagging system will result in immediate disqualification. Said infraction will be reported to the board of Trustees and may results in further disciplinary action. All bolts and nuts involved in the sealing process must be thru drilled. Holes should be 3/32” minimum in diameter and should be de-burred or chamfered on the edges to avoid damage to the wire sealing device. The wire must pass through BOTH sides of the nut or bolts being used.
  • X30 Sr -- thru two head bolts
  • X30 Jr -- two head bolts and header strap
  • Micro Swift--head bolt and header nut
  • Mini Swift -- thru one head nut and opening in a fin
  • Yamaha -- two head bolts and muffler strap

(See photo's on page 87 of the new 2018 WKA Tech Manual)

8. 609.6.1 SPARK PLUGS -- X30 -- Allowable spark plugs -- NGK R6252K-105 --and-- NGK R6254E-105

  • For declared rain events -- NGK B10EG -- and-- NGK BR10EG may also be used 
  • This applies to sprint and road race

9. TAG ENGINE NOTES:  (E1)   IAME X30 no holes in clutch drum allowed

10. 214.6 IAME JUNIOR    spec restricted header is 26mm (changed from 2017 season)

11. Chassis tech sheet must be completed and turned in to obtain chassis seal PRIOR to entering the track -- this included having all four kart numbers in place -->> violation will be loss of one practice round

12. All divisions --> sprint -- speedway dirt -- road race ---> All bolt on ballast must be painted white and must be double nutted or safety clipped

PRE-ENTRY DEADLINE FOR MANUFACTURER'S CUP AT #KARTWEEK IS DEC 17

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CONCORD, NC - The entry Deadline for the Margay Sprint Nationals Manufacturer's Cup event is this Sunday, December 17th. This is the first time we are doing the race tire distribution.
Please help us out by Pre Registering so we can get a accurate tire count and also save yourself $100.00 at the track. No exceptions will be made after the December 17th deadline.

TO ENTER ONLINE, CLICK HERE.
TO FAX IN YOUR PAPER BLANK (704)455-1609, CLICK HERE.

We look forward to seeing you all at the speedway for #KARTWEEK!

LAST DAY FOR #KARTWEEK ROAD RACE PRE-ENTRY

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CONCORD, NC - Today is the last day to have your pre-entries into the WKA office for the Vega Road Racing event at Daytona International Speedway.  If you would like to enter, please fax (704) 455-1609.  The entry blank can be viewed and printed by clicking the button below.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the speedway for #KartWeek!

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#KartWeek Selfie Contest

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CONCORD, NC - WKA, with the help of REV BRANDING announces the start of a Daytona #KartWeek Facebook contest to get the engines running for this special week of racing.  Here are 5 points on how the contest works:

1) The top 5 best selfies (determined by the most likes & shares combined) using the #KartWeek hashtag AND tagging World Karting Association on FB will get a FREE custom REV Branding WKA JACKET!

2) The DEADLINE is 6pm on 12/29/17 and is open to everyone.

3) You can take selfies of you prepping for #KartWeek, racing at KartWeek or something else KartWeek related that others will enjoy and allow you to receive many likes and shares. You can use the custom selfie frame provided by WKA or not---your choice.

4) The 5 winners will be announced shortly after at 6pm on December 29th via social media.

5) The custom jackets will be at KartWeek and you will be able to take them home from Daytona International Speedway.

Let's crank up the noise and excitement for #KARTWEEK on social media! 

Here is a sneak peak of the custom jacket:

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Here is a photo of the FB selfie frame, if you would like to use it:

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2017 Daytona Dirt World Entry Blank is Now Available

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CONCORD, NC- The WKA would like to thank everyone for their patience in waiting on the Daytona Dirt World Dirt Entry sponsored by Vega Tires . The entry blank is now available. We look forward to seeing you at the newly improved flat track at Daytona International Speedway starting Wednesday December 27th, 2017!

CLICK HERE for the Entry Blank

CLICK HERE to view the Event Schedule

CLICK HERE to view the Purses

CLICK HERE to view the Class Specs

Trailer storage available after Daytona KartWeek at Roebling Road Raceway

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CONCORD, NC- WKA would like to thank Roebling Road Raceway for extending the offer to our racers and making available trailer storage at their facility in Bloomingdale, GA. Interested racers may drop their trailer off for storage on the way home from Daytona KartWeek. Trailers can be stored until WKA’s next Road Racing event at Roebling Road on March 9th, 2018.

We ask that you kindly contact Jack Abbott with Roebling Road with any questions and to make arrangements at (912) 247-0472. A Storage fee of $30 applies, along with an agreement of release that must be signed.

WKA Partners with Vega Tires for Daytona Dirt World Championships

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CONCORD, NC - The World Karting Association is proud to announce their partnership with VEGA Tires for the 2017 Daytona Dirt World Championship. Vega MCS Yellows both thick or thins will be the approved spec tire for the Flat Track at this year’s Daytona KartWeek.

The engine rules will be the same as last year and keeping with No porting and polishing of heads. For further reference please refer to the 2018 WKA Tech Manual. 

To view the Dirt World Championships structure, click the button below:

Class Structure

Entry blank coming soon!

 

 

FREE KA100 ENGINE PACKAGE AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 20 ENTRIES

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CONCORD, NC - We are nearly to our most favorite race event of the year, Daytona KARTWEEK! With only 5 weeks left until the races, it is important to contact the WKA office if you are interested in the KA100 engine package deal. Please contact Kelly to make sure you get your engine in time for Daytona! 

With the creation of the new KA100 Senior class for the 2018 Manufactures Cup series, IAME USA East is offering a free KA100 engine package to the first 20 drivers who enter the KA100 Senior class for the entire WKA Manufacturer's Cup six race season in 2018 starting with Daytona December 28-30th, 2017.

Registrants must enter though the WKA office and prepay for all six events.   IAME USA East will send a new KA100 engine package with only shipping due to the customer. 

Members of this program will sign an agreement with IAME USA East that they will participate in 5 of 6 events or they will be billed for the engine package by IAME USA East.  

This program ends after the first 20 drivers sign up, or on December 20th, 2017.  Contact Kelly at World Karting office at 704-455-1606 to register for the program.

Participants that utilized this program through IAME USA East for other series programs in 2017 are not eligible to qualify for the WKA program.

Both the online registration and paper entry blank are up and ready for you to register.  You can access both of these from the links below:

ONLINE REGISTRATION

ENTRY BLANK

Daytona Kartweek 2017 Dirt Track Update

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Concord, NC- As Daytona KartWeek is quickly approaching, the World Karting Association’s office staff is working hard to guarantee that everything is ready for Karting’s greatest tradition. WKA and Daytona International Speedway understand the flat track conditions have been less than ideal. WKA and the Speedway have made big strides to improve the track this year. Everything is falling into place; both parties have secured all equipment needed to improve last year’s track conditions. WKA has hired a full time experienced track advisor to oversee and maintain the track during the entire event.  Starting December 10th, the Speedway will begin the rebuilding process, to ensure the quality of the dirt track is where it should be for our competitors.

Keep your eyes on updated Pit Boards, as the office staff is close to finalizing entry blanks!