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WKA Opens Entries for Newcastle Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals

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Discounted Local Briggs 206 Sr. Added and Popular Configuration 40 Slated for All Classes

CONCORD, NC - WKA opens registration for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, Top Kart USA Nationals, October 11-13, adding Briggs 206 Senior for a reduced price of $100 for the weekend.

Strengthening last year’s successful WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at Newcastle Motorsports Park, series organizers have made the bold move to once again race on the challenging Configuration 40 for this year’s campaign. 

“Such amazing racing was enjoyed last year on Configuration 40 of the famed Newcastle Motorsports Park, we just had to do it again this year for our Grand National event.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “What’s more, we wanted to continue to embrace the Briggs racers  by adding the hugely popular Briggs 206 Senior as a local option, making the event easy for them with a reduced entry fee for the weekend, and allowing either new or used Bridgestone YLC’s.”

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After a long season, which started in December at the famed Daytona International Speedway Kartweek, the Newcastle event will see Championship battles decided in all categories.  If you can’t make the event, be  sure to tune into eKartingNews LIVE, all weekend, for the play-by-play.

Entry Forms, Timeline, Schedules, and Information for the Top Kart USA Grand Newcastle Nationals 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 December 28-30, 2019, and now the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, April 17-19, 2020.  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

Race Report: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Badger Kart Club, FranklinKart.com Nationals hosts fifth event of 2019 season

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REPORT PROVIDED BY: DAVID COLE & EKARTINGNEWS.COM

Brian and Steve Jacobsen along with George and Jamie Sieracki were inducted into the WKA Hall of Fame (Photo: WKA)

Brian and Steve Jacobsen along with George and Jamie Sieracki were inducted into the WKA Hall of Fame (Photo: WKA)

The fifth stop of the 2019 World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series program took competitors back to the Wolf Paving Raceway this past weekend. The Dousman, Wisconsin circuit, home of the Badger Kart Club, hosted the FranklinKart.com Nationals, serving as Rounds 9 and 10 for the championship program. Four drivers were able to leave with double wins, as podium drivers took home the famous ‘cheese cow’.

Alexander Kardashian scored both wins in KA100 Senior (Photo: WKA)

Alexander Kardashian scored both wins in KA100 Senior (Photo: WKA)

KA100 Senior championship leader Alexander Kardashian (Top Kart) extended his advantage in the title chase with two wins at Badger. It was a near sweep on the weekend, with the Saturday qualifying session the only time Kardashian was not in the P1 position. Jeremy Fierke (Kosmic) set the fast time with Taylor Maas (Merlin) and Kardashian off by only 63 thousandths. Kardashian went on to win both heat races, and led all 18 laps of the main event, holding off Maas with Fierke in third. Kardashian went untouched throughout Sunday, putting in a perfect round and leading all the laps of both the Prefinal and Final for his fourth victory of the season. Maas and Fierke drove to the same positions in the main event.

A trio of drivers continued their battle in the X30 Junior division, with Hayden Jones (Tony Kart) coming out on top both days. Nathan Nicholson (Tony Kart) set the tone on Saturday, posting fast time in qualifying and winning the two heat races. The intensity picked up in the Final, with all three drivers taking turns at the point. Jones was able to secure the top position with four laps remaining, driving away to a 1.6-second advantage for his first victory of the season. Adam Maxwell (Top Kart) grabbed the second spot from Nicholson. Jones began Sunday on top after qualifying and led all but the last lap of the Prefinal. Contact between he and Nicholson allowed Maxwell to slid ahead and take the win. Maxwell led the first two laps until Jones took over. From there, he pulled out to a 1.8-second advantage for his second victory, extending the point lead. Maxwell was second with Nicholson in third.

Adam Brickley (Nitro Kart) was the third championship leader to double up in Badger, earning both wins in the Mini Swift class. There was no clear leader on Saturday during the day, as Austin Jurs (Merlin) set fast time in qualifying while Brickley and Ben Maier (Nitro Kart) won the heat races. Brickley led the majority of the 18-lap Final, driving away to a 2.4-second advantage for his second victory of the season. Jurs beat Maier to the line for second. Brickley would then go on to sweep the action on Sunday. After setting fast time in qualifying, Brickley led the entire Prefinal. After getting shuffled back to third at the start of the Final, he retook the top position and held off Jurs for the victory. Ava Dobson (Merlin) was a close third.

Adam Brickley stood on top of the podium both days in Mini Swift (Photo: WKA)

Adam Brickley stood on top of the podium both days in Mini Swift (Photo: WKA)

Maier ran double duty, along with a handful of Cadet drivers, and was the fourth double winner on the weekend with his two wins in Briggs 206 Cadet. He and Nitro Kart teammate Christopher McKeithan dominated the action on Saturday. Maier edged out McKeithan by only 49 thousandths on qualifying for the top spot. Both heat races went in the favor of McKeithan, however, the Final was a three driver fight. Championship leader Spencer Conrad (Nitro Kart) put in his bid, leading seven of the 18 laps in the Final. It came down to the final lap, with Maier jumping from third to first for the victory over McKeithan and Conrad. Only two thousandths separated the fast time for Conrad and McKeithan in Sunday’s qualifying session, with the advantage to Conrad. Maier was back in seventh, only able to complete one lap but came back to win the Prefinal. That was all he needed as Maier led all 18 laps for his fourth victory of the season. Conrad was a solid second with McKeithan in third.

The largest category of the event was the event was the KA100 Junior category. Two drivers earned their first victories of the season – Westin Workman and Zach Collins. Workman (CompKart) was able to win both heat races on Saturday before leading 17 of the 18 laps in the Final for the victory. Collins (Top Kart) came up 78 thousandths short at the line from stealing the top spot with top qualifier Adam Maxwell (Top Kart) in third. Collins took control on Sunday, winning the Prefinal and passing Workman late in the Final to secure the victory. Maxwell completed a four-podium weekend with another third place result.

Hayden Jones won both main events in the X30 Junior class (Photo: WKA)

Hayden Jones won both main events in the X30 Junior class (Photo: WKA)

A number of young drivers were fighting for victory all weekend in the Micro Swift division. Championship leader Spencer Conrad (Nitro Kart) started out the weekend with fast time in Saturday qualifying. Ava Hanssen (Merlin) and Brayden Zirves (Merlin) each took a heat race win, and yet, none of the three were able to come out on top in the Final. Starting seventh, Austin Olds (Top Kart) quickly moved up inside the top-three and then second after Conrad retired while running second. Hanssen led the first 17 of 18 laps, with Olds completing a last lap pass for the victory. Hanssen settled for second with Cade Jaeger (Nitro Kart) in third. Hanssen fought back on Sunday to set fast lap in qualifying by over two tenths of a second. She would be shuffled back in the Prefinal, with Conrad scoring the win. Similar to Olds, Indy Ragan (Merlin) started the Final in sixth, and fought forward to be in the lead group. Sitting third as they took the white flag, Ragan came around with the lead to earn the victory. Hanssen missed out on the win by 54 thousandths at the line with Christopher McKeithan, subbing for Hoyt Mohr (Nitro Kart), earning the third step on the podium.

Colton McQuade and Holden Harder scored the wins in the Kid Kart division. McQuade set fast time and drove to an 11-second victory, his first of the season. Carson Benjamin grabbed his first podium of the season with the runner-up finish over point leader Jacob Schaible. Harder finished fourth, and was able to improve on that Sunday with a victory, his third of 2019. McQuade ended up second with Schaible notching his ninth podium finish of the 10 rounds.

A Briggs 206 Senior class joined the event as a local option division. Brian Rettig took the victory on Saturday over Danny Corcoran and Nick Ksoblech. Sunday was Ksoblech’s turn, sweeping the action on the day. Corcoran was runner-up once again with Emily DeMaster joining them on the podium in third.

Ben Maier doubled up in the Briggs 206 Cadet category (Photo: WKA)

Ben Maier doubled up in the Briggs 206 Cadet category (Photo: WKA)

During lunch on Saturday, four new members joined the WKA Hall of Fame with a pair of father/son duos. George and Jamie Sieracki of Franklin Motorsports along with Steve and Brian Jacobsen of VKP were all inducted into the Hall of Fame with current President Kevin Williams and former presidents Rick Dresang and Randy Kugler in attendance.

The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series closes out the 2019 season with the Grand Nationals, set for October 11-13. The New Castle Motorsports Park will host Rounds 11 and 12 with the famed WKA ‘Eagle’ awarded to race winners on the weekend.

WKA Creates True Manufacturers Cup for 2020 National Sprint Program Enhances Classes, Race Format, and National Calendar

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After careful planning, the World Karting Association (WKA) has made some aggressive enhancements to its Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup for 2020, and beyond.

Adding to the popular IAME classes for 2020, WKA will create a true manufacturers cup with the addition of the Vortex ROK powered classes to the program.  Stacking the classes even further, WKA will even bring back the popular sound of shifters to the series, with the inclusion of the potent, yet reliable, Vortex ROK Shifter categories. 

With the enhancement of both IAME and ROK categories next year, event race format will further add to the excitement; changing to the globally popular Heat Race, Pre-Final, Final format.  Racers will begin each event weekend with Free Practice and Qualifying Practice on Day 1, then a full day of Heat Races on Day 2, peaking with the pinnacle test of the event of Pre-Final and Final on the final day.  Although points will be awarded throughout the Heat Races, Pre-Final, and Final, only one true winner in each category will emerge at the conclusion of each Final.

Finally, with so much racing available to karters around the country each year, WKA is making the courageous step to reduce its Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup calendar from six to four events in 2020, in a move that frees up more weekends for the karting community. Two of the four events of the 2020 campaign have already been solidified, beginning with the famed Daytona International Speedway, December 28-30 for Kartweek.  Additionally, the second annual Charlotte Motor Speedway WKA Karting Challenge has recently been secured, April 17-19.  Dates and locations for the remaining two events are nearing finalization and will be announced very soon.

“Our team has spent a great deal of effort looking back at the fractioning of karting over the past two decades, and we came to the conclusion that WKA needs to do its part to sew some of those pieces back together while strengthening the sport in general,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams. “The people who really benefit from these bold enhancements to our program are the kart racers and the entire karting community.  That’s the foundation of a karting association.”

“It is this kind of togetherness and forward thinking that will help grow karting from the local clubs to the big national series,” explained ROK Cup Promotions Director of Operations Garett Potter. “This partnership with WKA the iconic name, the history in our industry, it’s an honor for us to be part of it. The ROK teams are ready and eager to get started, we looking forward to helping WKA in anyway we can to build the sport of karting, the growth of ROK over the past few years has been impressive but there is still a lot of work to do. I personally would like to thank the staff at WKA and Kevin Williams for bringing a great idea to fruition. “

With this exciting partnership, other synergies will benefit the racers, such as trusted race officials, common event formats, and point structures. Stay tuned for more information on the revamped WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup.

Future announcements for Manufacturers Cup class structures, motor manufacturer prize packages, race event formats, venue dates and locations, and for all other WKA programs will be made in the very near future, and can be found 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 WKA 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.

Entries Open for FranklinKart.com Badger Nationals

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CONCORD, NC - WKA, together with the Badger Kart Club welcome Sprint Racers to the FranklinKart.com Nationals, at Wolf Paving Raceway in Dousman, Wisconsin, by opening registration.
With Wolf Paving Raceway being such a WKA tradition for National Sprint Racing, hosts Badger Kart Club are joining WKA in celebrating that rich history with incentives to welcome the Manufacturers Cup racers, and add to the fun.

  • Pre-Entry CASH Drawing, up to $1,250 awarded at the Drivers Meeting

  • Friday Cookout, hosted by Badger Kart Club and FranklinKart.com

  • Senior Briggs 206 Added as a Local Option – 2-days of Racing for only $100

  • And of course the Famous Cheese Cows

“As the season winds down, Karters are getting worn out with the same ol’ same ‘ol,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “so we wanted to add a lot of fun, rewarding perks to go with the rich traditions that WKA has enjoyed at Wolf Paving Raceway, including cold, hard CASH. Special thanks to the Badger Kart Club for their tireless work to welcome WKA racers, and to FranklinKart.com for their continued support of the series.”

Registration, Parking, Hotel Booking and additional Information for the WKA’s FranklinKart.com Nationals, August 23-25 at Wolf Paving Raceway, Dousman, Wisconsin, are available now at www.worldkarting.com by clicking the red 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

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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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 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

Registration Now Open for Road America & Important Changes

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CONCORD, NC - Registration is now open and posted on the WKA website for the next Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup race happening at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America.  You can view the entry list, which is updated as people register, as well. 

WKA wants to also notify our members of two important changes taking effect at the Road America race:  

1. The IAME Jr weight is 330lbs

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2. In a effort to help control costs the WKA Board of Directors voted and approved starting with Road America for KA100 Jr and KA100 Sr, it will now be 1 Set of YLC race tires for the event. Tires must be new on Day 1, same set to be used on Day 2.  

We look forward to seeing everyone at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America for another great event!

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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

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

BBS Racing Engine Development Becomes Event Sponsor and Announces Incentive Package for WKA ManCup GoPro Event

$500 BBS Credit to Race Winners Offered

CONCORD, NC - BBS Race Engine Development extended their support for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup today by committing to the Event Sponsor for the March event at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, now known as the BBS Race Engine Development Nationals.  To benefit the drivers of BBS prepared engines, BBS extends its support by offering a $500 BBS Store credit on engine rebuilds or towards a new BBS-prepared IAME Engine to winners of the Finals of the IAME Classes in WKA Manufacturers Cup Competition at GoPro (again, this offer is good for drivers of BBS prepared engines).

“Brian and Robby Seward and Jim Brickley from BBS have been long-time supporters and competitors of WKA, and we are thrilled they have extended their participation.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “And to encompass the competitors in this unique program as well, is truly a benefit for everyone.”

“We at BBS are thrilled to be the Even Sponsor for WKA at GoPro Motorplex in March.” states Brian Seward of BBS Race Engine Development.  “Giving back to our customers through this unique program is just one way to show our appreciation to the many people who support us.”

The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup BBS Race Engine Development Nationals are scheduled for March 29-31 at the famed GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC.  Entry Forms, Hotels, Parking Information, and Information for the WKA’s BBS Race Engine Development Nationals 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

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 RETURNS TO CHARLOTTE WITH ALL THREE NATIONAL PROGRAMS

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November 23, 2018 – Looking to combine multiple World Karting Association (WKA) events at one venue, karting will make its return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2019 over the June 21-23 weekend. With the Vega Road Racing Series utilizing part of the Roval and Speedway made famous by NASCAR, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup will also use a portion of the Roval in a sprint race style setting while the Maxxis Speedway Dirt Series will compete at The Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"Everyone at WKA is thrilled to host an event back on our home soil, and even more excited to bring all three of our National Racing Series together the same weekend,” explains Kevin Williams. “The folks at Charlotte Motor Speedway have been amazing partners with WKA to make this historic event happen." 

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Maxxis Speedway Dirt Series

With the first ever Speedway Dirt Race at the Dirt Track at CMS, careful consideration was needed for track design and track prep. Maxxis Tires and the WKA staff have brought on veteran dirt track manager Mackey Flood to prepare an awesome track.

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Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup

With the added Charlotte event, the 2019 schedule will experience some changes as noted below. Huge thank you to Pitt Race Complex and Concept Haulers Motor Speedway for making room on their calendars for 2019, but the addition of the Charlotte venue will result in the Manufacturers Cup program having to cancel these event venues with hopes to return to these amazing facilities in the very near future. 

Other exciting news from WKA is the confirmation that the Manufacturers Cup will return to Road America on the May 17-19 weekend. Huge credit is given to Badger Kart Club in helping secure the date and additionally, they have gracefully agreed to change their race date to the August 23-25 weekend.

 

Revised Final Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup 2019 Schedule:

·       Daytona Kartweek, Daytona International Speedway - December 27-30, 2018

·       GoPro Motorplex, Mooresville, NC - March 29-31, 2019

·       Road America Karting Motorplex, Elkhart Lake, WI - May 17-19, 2019

·       Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC - June 21-23, 2019

·       Badger Kart Club Wolf Paving Raceway, Dousman, WI - August 23-25, 2019

·       New Castle Motorsports Park, New Castle, IN - October 11-13, 2019**

**WKA Grand National Event

 

Other changes to the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup include a change to Motul 2T Kart Oil for all 2-cycle categories as it becomes the spec oil for the series. 

Additionally, at the most recent Trustee Meeting, some changes were made to the 2019 Regulations to make participation more member-friendly, as recommended by the Manufacturers Cup Competition Committee. After sampling many of the members to discuss the program's two finals per event format for each class, the drops allowed for 2019 Manufacturers Cup have changed from two entire event drops to four daily drops. 

Also, to assist Mini drivers with their transition to the Junior ranks, WKA has added the KA100 Junior category to allow drivers to gain more experience before they move to the popular IAME X30 Junior class. To further assist, WKA will allow drivers with the attained age of 11-years old to advance to KA100 Junior for 2019.

 

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Vega Tires Road Race Series Schedule:

With the addition of a return to the historic Charlotte Motor Speedway and racing on the famed Roval, the 2019 race schedule is now complete:

·       Daytona Kartweek, Daytona International Speedway - December 27-30, 2018

·       Roebling Road Raceway together with the Southern Kart Club, Bloomingdale, GA - March 8-10, 2019**

·       Gateway Motorsports Park, together with C.E.S., Madison, IL, - May 10-12, 2019

·       Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval, together with Woodbridge Kart Club, Concord, NC - June 21-23, 2019

·       Heartland Park, together with K.A.R.T., Topeka, KS - August 16-18, 2019

·       NCM Motorsports Park, together with K.A.R.T. and CES, Bowling Green, KY - November 8-10, 2019

 

WKA Vega Tires Road Race Series Banquet

Also, after polling many of the road race members, the decision was made to celebrate the 2018 Vega Road Race Series Champions Banquet at Roebling Road in March 2019, as has been in previous years. 

"I've said from the beginning of my short time as President that we wanted to make WKA more member-focused,” adds Williams. “These program enhancements and schedules for our 2019 national campaigns bring the excitement and experience meter way up for our members. Special thank you to our committees, office team, trustees, and especially the support of our partners for making all this happen. 2019 promises to be one of our most exciting years yet."

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.

For information on press releases or other media services offered by Race Tech Development, please contact Mike Maurini via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com or 317.270.8723. Race Tech Development can also be found on Twitter at @RTDMediaAndMGMT as well as Facebook at their Race Tech Development Fan Page.

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TECH MANUAL UPDATE 2019-002

103.2.1 Competition Age

Change "December 25, 2018" to "December 27, 2018"

104.4.3 Driver if Record - Speedway Division

Delete the words, "104.4.4 Replacement Driver and"

104.4.4 Replacement Driver Approval Prior to Event- Delete

104.4.5 Replacement Driver Approval At Event

Change to: A Replacement Driver may be used if a driver cannot compete in the event as a result of injury from that event.  The Race Director must approve the replacement driver.  Replacement drivers cannot be WKA National Champions in the past two comepetition-years. The replacement drver may qualify his/her own kart, but must start at the rear of the field.

104.4.6 Releife Drivers - Road Race

Delete the words, "104.4.4 or"

104.4.7 Additional Replacement Driver Provisions: Delete

212.1.5 Overall Class Champion-Delete

801.1  Manufacturers Cup---Change To: A competitors best eight out of twelve daily (Final) results at Manufracturers Cup Events count towards the National Championship.

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

All Photos & Products including Custom Laser Cut Karting Ornaments on Sale Now Through Cyber Monday on EventOrder.pics

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Are you looking for some special karting gifts this holiday season? Shawn Barney, our Manufacturers Cup Photographer, is having a huge sale starting now until the end of Cyber Monday. You can get 15% off anything on the EventOrder.pics website! There are over 50 custom products, digital images, designs and more including new acrylic laser cut ornaments of your favorite driver. All you have to do is visit www.eventorder.pics and during checkout use the code: turkey .

If you have any questions about a product or the order process, please contact Shawn at Phone: 317-804-1675 or Email: indykartpics@gmail.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

Beat Brent Crews and win cash in North Carolina

BRENT CREWS BOUNTY PUT IN PLACE FOR WKA MANUFACTURERS CUP FINALE
“Beat Brent Crews and win cash in North Carolina”

CONCORD, NC - In an effort to increase the competition level and provide bragging rights in the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup, series officials are please to announce a cash offer for drivers in the IAME Mini Swift division. With the reigning two-time IAME International Final Champion Brent Crews confirming his participation, any driver other than Crews who tops the podium blocks, in either of the two race days, will be awarded $100.00 cash.
 
“First off, we would like to congratulate Brent on his amazing results,” explains Kevin Williams, President of the World Karting Association. “Not only did Brent represent the United States in Europe, he now has the title of a double IAME International Final Champion. We are welcoming him back to the final round of the 2018 Manufacturers Cup, but also enticing his fellow competitors to see if they can beat a world champ.”
 
With the final event of the 2018 season taking place at the popular GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, family, friends and fellow competitors will line the fences to see if anyone, or who, can possibly take the checkers ahead of Crews.
 
Williams continues, “We are offering $100.00 to any driver who can beat Crews for both Saturday and Sunday’s main events. If more than one driver is able to finish ahead of the world champion, the cash award will be given to only the winner.”
 
Dubbed the ‘Crews Bounty’, WKA is putting their money on the line in the already exciting IAME Mini Swift division.
 
On track competition begins Friday, October 26 with unofficial practice while Saturday and Sunday will provide the platform for two complete race days. IAME Mini Swift drivers will do battle in their main events in the afternoon of each day, with some cash on the line.
 
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.
 
For information on press releases or other media services offered by Race Tech Development, please contact Mike Maurini via e-mail at Info@RaceTechDevelopment.com or 317.270.8723. Race Tech Development can also be found on Twitter at @ RTDMediaAndMGMT as well as Facebook at their Race Tech Development Fan Page.

Pre-Entry Deadline Approaching WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup GoPro Motorplex, Mooresville, NC

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CONCORD, NC - The much anticipated WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals is fast approaching, and so is the October 16th deadline for the pre-entry discount.  

In preparations for the 2019 racing season, WKA has added the highly anticipated Briggs 206 Cadet class as a local option for the event, as well as the KA100 Junior Category.  This is the perfect opportunity for those drivers to get some valuable track time in racing conditions by joining the regular Manufacturers Cup program.

In addition, season-long championship battles will be determined in all National Classes, and promoted on eKartingNews all weekend.  All classes are up for grabs as the series concludes its 2018 campaign in Mooresville, NC.

Also on the docket for the event is the Annual WKA Membership Meeting, immediately following Friday's practice sessions.

Go to www.worldkarting.com for entry and event information or click the link below to register now.  See you in Mooresville!

Entry Form and Schedule Available for WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, Top Kart USA Grand Nationals

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Series Concludes at GoPro Motorplex with Insights into the 2019 Campaign and Annual Membership Meeting

CONCORD, NC - Bringing a close to an amazing WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup season, GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC., will be the next stop for the popular series.  As one season comes to a close, WKA Officials will introduce elements that will be a part of the campaign’s 2019 season. 

Introducing new classes for 2019, WKA will offer those classes as Local Option Classes for GoPro.  LO206 Cadet and KA100 Junior will be added to the line-up all weekend to help racers prepare for the 2019 season.

Additionally, as announced by the Board of Trustees from their Summer Rules Meeting, WKA will install the push-back bumpers to 2019.  To help the racers prepare, the system will be required at the GoPro event, with no penalties.  Proven already in other series to help clean up driving craft, racers will get a taste of the system at the event to prepare for next year, with no penalties issued for infractions during this test.

“We are excited to see a ton of great racing at GoPro.” Stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “With Championships being decided, and adding some of next year’s features to help our members prepare for the new season, I expect the weekend to be a thriller.”

Finally, WKA will host its annual WKA Membership Meeting at the Mooresville facility, Friday, October 26 immediately following the Practice Schedule.

“As I’ve said from the beginning, I think it is important to keep our membership informed and to listen to their comments.” Continued Williams, “In addition to our regular Third Thursday Facebook Live broadcasts, the membership meeting is an important part of keeping the dialogue going.”

Entry Forms, Schedules, and Information for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals are available now at www.worldkarting.com To easily register online, CLICK HERE.

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

Last Call for NCMP Registration & Final Week to Secure Ad Space in the 2019 Tech Manual

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CONCORD, NC - The regulations have been decided on.  Final edits are being performed.  The printer is waiting to fire up the printing machines.  The Tech Manual is nearly ready to go.  All it’s missing is your ad.
 
This is the last week for advertisers to take advantage of the opportunity to be in front of 2,500 Karters throughout 2019 with an ad in the 2019 WKA Tech Manual.  All Ad sizes can still be secured, even custom ad packages.
 
Hurry, artwork deadlines for the 2019 Tech Manual is September 7.  For ad space availability, pricing, or to create your own custom ad package, contact Marie@WorldKarting.com or call 704-455-1606.

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TODAY'S REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The deadline for registration in the next Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup race at NCMP from September 14-16th is today, September 4th. To make sure you get your pre-entry in, click the link below to be taken to online registration.  See you all at New Castle Motorsports Park in just over a week!

REGISTER NOW