World Karting Association Confirms Manufacturers Cup, Speedway Dirt and Summer Series Dates for 2021

Having confirmed dates and locations for the majority of their 2021 season, World Karting Association is reiterating their plans for the upcoming year. With series schedules set for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, the new Summer Club Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as well as the return of a national schedule for the Maxxis Speedway Dirt series, excitement is building for the upcoming season.

“Our new season always kicks off at Daytona, and we have been busy preparing for this big event in Florida in December,” states WKA Chairman of the Board Mike Tetreault. “That being said, we released dates for many of our series weeks ago, and as other karting entities release their 2021 schedules, we wanted to confirm our dates to allow members and the karting industry to plan for the upcoming year.”

WKA has assembled five events WKA Maxxis Tire Speedway Dirt Series Presented by Summit Racing that rivals the best ever for a National Dirt schedule. WKA will also host a single, non-points race at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, adding to the buzz around 2021’s Dirt season.

2021 WKA Maxxis Tire Speedway Dirt Series Presented by Summit Racing Schedule
*All events have a load in date one day prior to the first on track date listed below

TrackLocationDatesRain Date
Round #1Daytona International SpeedwayFloridaDecember 28-29December 30
Round #2Iron CitySouth CarolinaMarch 13March 14
Round #3ParadiseSouth CarolinaMay 15May 16
Round #4Triple TNorth CarolinaJune 12June 13
Round #5Charlotte 1/5th Mile – Grand NationalsNorth CarolinaSeptember 25September 26
Non-PointsThe Dirt Track at CharlotteNorth CarolinaApril 16-17April 18


The Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Presented by Summit Racing Equipment series will feature significant changes in 2021, with three rounds and no drops, and well as the introduction of the WKA Summer Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

2021 WKA Manufacturers Cup Presented by Summit Racing Schedule

Daytona Kart WeekDaytona International SpeedwayFloridaDecember 27-30
WKA Karting ChallengeCharlotte Motor SpeedwayNorth CarolinaApril 15-18
WKA Grand NationalsNew Castle Motorsports ParkIndianaSeptember 17-19


WKA Summer Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Round #1May 7-8
Round #2June 26-27
Round #3August 21-22
Round #4September 25-26


“We are still working to finalize our 2021 Road Racing schedule, but everyone at WKA has been diligently working to confirm the dates and location,” added Tetreault. “We thank everyone for their patience, and we will release the final schedule as soon as possible so stay tuned to our social media pages and website.”

WKA is also in the planning stages for their return to pavement oval racing. Posting a ‘Save the Date’ notice for March 6-7, 2021, more details will be announced for this exciting addition to the 2021 WKA calendar.