During the very short off-season, Officials at the World Karting Association (WKA) have been hard at work solidifying more partnerships for the benefit of the racers. Inking a deal with VP Racing Fuels, the popular race fuel supplier has become the official fuel of the WKA program with first use for competitors during the largest karting event in the world, the upcoming WKA KartWeek at the famed Daytona International Speedway.
“WKA is always looking for partners with the best products for our members,” expressed President Kevin Williams. “We are thrilled to continue that theme with VP Racing Fuels and their quality line of products for the 2023 season and beyond.”
VP Fuels will be featured at WKA-organized events throughout the competition year with branding around the race facilities and VP Race Fuels decals on all competitor race karts.
“VP Racing Fuels is proud to be working with the World Karting Association in an official capacity,” added Chris Wall, VP Racing Fuels Senior Director of East Coast Race Fuel Sales, OEM Relations & National Sponsorships. “Our products are used by karting enthusiasts all over the world and it is going to be great to partner with the top karting series in the United States.”
As previously mentioned on social media, a Daytona Road Race and Sprint Race fuel clarification notice was distributed confirming an issue with some registrants.
Competitors that registered for the WKA Road Race and Sprint Race programs for KartWeek and either purchased fuel or had fuel included in their entry were inadvertently sent an email explaining a change to Sunoco 110. This is not the case and Road Race will use the VP C12 fuel and Sprint Race competitors will use the VP MS98 product.
WKA would also like to remind everyone in all 2-Cycle classes at both Road Race and Sprint, WKA will only have a limited amount of fuel available at the track it is highly recommended for Road Racers to purchase fuel with their Pre-Entry as it is not included. Any competitor who has already pre-entered and wants to add more fuel to their order can email email@example.com.
The Road Race approved oils are listed in the WKA Tech Manual while the Sprint Race approved oils are ELF, Motul, and Xeramic.
For more information on the World Karting Association, please contact Mike Tetreault at Mike@worldkarting.com or by phone to 609.326.3741.