Pit Board 2010-02-09

WKA's Pit Board - 02.09.2010 *** WKA inks Vega as new Speedway Pavement Series title sponsor 02.09.2010 -- WKA is pleased to announce Vega Tires as the new title sponsor of the Speedway Pavement Series. The five-race tour will now be tagged...

WKA's Pit Board - 02.09.2010

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WKA inks Vega as new Speedway Pavement Series title sponsor

02.09.2010 -- WKA is pleased to announce Vega Tires as the new title sponsor of the Speedway Pavement Series. The five-race tour will now be tagged the Vega Speedway Pavement Series, beginning with the Spring Nationals season opener April 23-25 at North Carolina's OCR Action Sports Park.

TS Racing President Tod Spaude commented, "We are happy to continue our support of the WKA national series with the title sponsorship of the Vega Speedway Pavement Series. We look forward to a successful partnership with WKA."

After Rage Karts respectfully bowed out as the Speedway Pavement title sponsor, WKA immediately found a worthy replacement in Vega Tires, of which the Florida-based TS Racing is the official U.S. importer. Vega Tires has been a backer of various WKA events and series for a number of years and now has increased its level of support as the title sponsor of the Pavement Series.

The Vega Speedway Pavement Series will travel to five tracks in five different states this season. The aforementioned opener at OCR will precede the series' first visit to Carolina Motorsports Park's new asphalt oval on June 25-27. The tour's traditional stop at southwest New York's Chapel Hill Raceway will go off July 16-18, followed by the race at New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park on Aug. 20-22. The 2010 season will conclude with the series' annual Grand National at Wampum, Pa.'s BeaveRun Motorsports Complex Sept. 24-26.

WKA is proud to have Vega on board for the 2010 Speedway Pavement tour and thanks the people at Vega Tire and TS Racing for their continued support. WKA would also like to take a final opportunity to thank Rage Karts and praise the champ-kart chassis manufacturer for their years of support as the title sponsor for the Speedway Pavement Series.

Go to www.vegausa.com to learn more about Vega Tires.

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AKS RaceFab to give away body at each Dirt National

02.09.2010 -- Keeping the momentum rolling on the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series following a most successful Dirt World Championships at Daytona, World Karting officials are proud to announce that south-central Pennsylvania-based AKS RaceFab, returning in its fourth year as a Dirt Series sponsor, will add to the fortunes of one lucky competitor at each of the remaining four Speedway Dirt events in 2010.

As the series heads to Hurricane Raceway in Alma, Georgia, April 9-11 for the Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals, AKS RaceFab owner Shawn Lyter will give a body away to a competitor in the Briggs Medium class. The number will be drawn following the Briggs Medium event on Sunday, which is the first main event of that day's activities. Whoever finishes in the position of the number that is drawn will be the winner. Since Shawn's daughter Amber Reisinger runs in this class and would be eligible for the prize, should her number be drawn, another number would then be drawn.

Starting the business as Al's Kart Supply in 2002, Shawn expanded the company into fiberglass and body works in 2006. He's been an active sponsor on the Speedway Dirt Series since 2007. Shawn also serves as chairman of the Speedway Dirt Series Competition Committee.

For more information on the Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals at Hurricane, visit www.worldkarting.com.

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2-, 4-cycle tech seminar available at Kart Expo International 2010

02.09.2010 -- The WKA / SFI Tech Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Kart Expo International 2010 show Saturday, Feb. 27, at the DuPage Expo Center in Saint Charles, Illinois. The seminar will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The seminar will offer two-year WKA / SFI certification for both 2-cycle and 4-cycle inspectors. The seminar will culminate in an open-book exam with the 2010 WKA Tech Manual. Cost is $125 per person.

The seminar at Kart Expo International will come a weekend after another WKA / SFI Tech Seminar on the east coast at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. The Englishtown seminar will take place Sunday, Feb. 21. Procedures and cost is the same as what's mentioned in the previous paragraph. For more information on this seminar, contact WKA Vice President Dan Stowell at dan@worldkarting.com.

Those interested in attending should contact Marie Borsuk at the WKA office to register. Marie can be reached at 704-455-1606 ext. 11 or marie@worldkarting.com.

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Five new entry blanks now available

02.09.2010 -- Entry blanks and weekend schedules for five spring WKA nationals are now available on WorldKarting.com. Entry blanks for the highly touted March 12-14 doubleheader at Kershaw, South Carolina's Carolina Motorsports Park, featuring the Russell Karting Gold Cup Series and Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda, can now be found on the home page of WorldKarting.com. The Gold Cup opener is once again sponsored by Michigan Kart Supply and tagged the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals.

Road racers will hit the 14-turn, 2.3-mile Kershaw course for the 11th straight year while the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals will mark the first ever WKA national on Carolina's new 16-turn, 0.7-mile sprint track. Practice sessions have been held at the new sprint track on weekends throughout the winter months and an inaugural 10-race karting series at the sprint track in 2010 was just announced. For an array of photos of the new sprint track visit www.carolinamotorsportspark.com/newstrackpr.html .

On the "left-turn-only" side of WKA, entry blanks are now available for the April 9-11 Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals at Alma, Georgia's Hurricane Raceway and the Vega Speedway Pavement Series Spring Nationals April 23-25 at OCR Action Sports Park in Rougemont, N.C. The Spring Nationals marks the 2010 Speedway Pavement opener and the first race with the series' new title sponsor, Vega Tires. The Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals is the second event for the Speedway Dirt Series after the successful Dirt World Championships season opener in December at Daytona International Speedway.

The George Kugler / Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series driven by Mazda will return to the track April 30-May 2 at Michiana Raceway Park (MRP) for the second round of their five-race tour. The entry blank for the MKP Nationals at MRP is now available.

For more information on these events, visit www.worldkarting.com.

-source: wka

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