Pit board 2010-03-02

WKA's Pit Board - 03.02.2010 *** Class sponsorships still available in 4 WKA national series 03.02.2010 -- As the 2010 racing season rapidly approaches, class sponsorships are still available in all WKA national series except Manufacturer's...

WKA's Pit Board - 03.02.2010

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Class sponsorships still available in 4 WKA national series

03.02.2010 -- As the 2010 racing season rapidly approaches, class sponsorships are still available in all WKA national series except Manufacturer's Cup. Ten national classes are open in Russell Karting Gold Cup; 12 in Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt; 17 in Vega Speedway Pavement and 22, or about half of the Dunlop Tire Road Racing driven by Mazda classes.

Class sponsors have long been a vital part of the success of WKA national racing. All sponsors, whether series; event; class or pole award, help WKA's national racing programs maintain a high level with top-notch officiating and structure at the best venues.

Class sponsors receive a wealth of exposure and benefits to make their support of WKA worth it for their business. These benefits include name listed on awards; entry blanks and in magazine race reports, two complimentary pit passes per event, a complimentary pit spot at each event, a discount on a Tech Manual advertisement, frequent mentions on PA announcements at races, contact information in magazine and on WorldKarting.com, selling and signage rights at each event and discounts on Michael L. Davis insurance.

If you'd like more information on sponsoring a class, contact Marie Borsuk today at 704-455-1606 ext. 11 or e-mail marie@worldkarting.com.

Current class sponsors are reminded to submit their sponsor announcement forms to the WKA office. Announcers use these forms at WKA national races to promote class sponsors' business and offerings. These forms can simply be a paragraph or two stating the business name, contact information and offerings and specialties. They can be faxed to WKA at 704-455-1609 or mailed to WKA; 6051 Victory Lane.; Concord, NC 28027.

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2010 WKA national calendar now complete

03.02.2010 -- With last week's announcement of the Georgia Karting Komplex as the fourth 2010 Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series venue, WKA's five 2010 national series schedules are now complete. Including Daytona, a total of 27 events at 18 venues in 12 states highlight this year's national calendar.

The Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda schedule is nearly identical to 2009's version. The series began at Daytona in December, and in about 10 days will visit Carolina (S.C.) Motorsports Park followed by a May 14-16 date at Roebling Road (Ga.) Raceway. The Grand National event will again be at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course June 11-13. The heart of the summer will see events at Road America, Wis., VIRginia Int'l Raceway and the Putnam Park (Ind.) Road Course. The eight-race tour will close with the second annual national at the pristine New Jersey Motorsports Park Sept. 17-19. The only difference between 2009's and this year's schedule is that the series will not visit Road Atlanta in the fall, thus making New Jersey the season finale for the first time.

As noted in a Pit Board last week, the five-race Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt card is now set. The successful opener at Daytona is followed by the April 9-11 Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals at Hurricane Raceway in Alma, Ga. Last year's opener at Margarettsville (N.C.) Speedway has become this year's third event, slated for June 18-20. The tour will then head back to Georgia for the Carnesville Grand National July 30-Aug. 1. A return to eastern Tennessee's Dumplin Valley Raceway will close the season Sept. 10-12. The Dirt Series has not visited Dumplin since 1991.

The Vega Speedway Pavement Series is sporting a new title sponsor this year in Vega. The five-race tour will get under way April 23-25 at OCR Action Sports Park in Rougemont, N.C. The series will revisit the Carolinas June 25-27 with a new event at the Carolina (S.C.) Motorspors Park oval. The traditional visit to New York's Chapel Hill Raceway will go off July 16-18, followed by the second annual Gold Cup / Pavement doubleheader at New Castle, Ind., Aug. 20-22. The final race of the season is also the Grand National, set for Sept. 24-26 at BeaveRun Motorsports Complex in western Pennsylvania.

The four-event Russell Karting Gold Cup Series also has a new sponsor in 2010 in Russell Karting. WKA's only 4-cycle sprint series is set to begin in just a little over a week in a doubleheader event with the Road Racing Series at Kershaw, S.C. The event will be the first national race at Carolina's new sprint track. Summer events will follow July 2-4 at BeaveRun in Pennsylvania and Aug. 20-22 at New Castle, Ind. The season concludes with the Gold Cup's Grand National the first weekend of October at one of the series' staple tracks, G & J Kartway in Camden, Ohio.

After another successful season opener at Daytona, the George Kugler / Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series driven by Mazda resumes its season April 30-May 2 for the MKP Nationals at Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend, Ind. The third event comes with the second annual Zoom Zoom Nationals twin bill with the Road Racing Series at Road America July 9-11. The Road America race is the 2010 Grand National.

The tour will stay in the Midwest for the fourth event, the Aug. 6-8 Show Hauler Trucks Nationals at New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park. The lone change in the Manuf. Cup schedule comes with the fifth and final event. The series will not revisit Charlotte Motor Speedway in the fall, instead heading to the Northeast for the Sept. 17-19 SSE East / CRG Nationals at New Jersey Motorsports Park. The race at New Jersey will see the third Manuf. Cup / Road Racing twin bill of 2010.

You may also download the complete national schedule in a PDF file for printing or viewing offline. It is available in color or black and white and can be found in the main menu under the "downloads" heading at www.worldkarting.com.

-source: wka

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