Pit board 2010-03-23

Only one WKA national series yet to begin 2010 season 03.23.2010 - With the running of the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals for the Russell Karting Gold Cup Series March 12-14 at Carolina Motorsports Park, only one WKA national series is yet to ...

Only one WKA national series yet to begin 2010 season

03.23.2010 - With the running of the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals for the Russell Karting Gold Cup Series March 12-14 at Carolina Motorsports Park, only one WKA national series is yet to throw the green flag on its 2010 season. That will be the case until April 23-25, when the Vega Speedway Pavement Series heads to North Carolina's OCR Action Sports Park for the Spring Nationals. Pre-registration is open until April 14.

The OCR national will mark the fourth straight season WKA's only asphalt oval national series has opened at the popular track just north of Durham. The series first visited OCR in 2000 and has consistently been one of the best-attended nationals for the Pavement Series every year its on the schedule.

Once the Vega Pavement Series gets under way, the schedule will remain steady. The tour will return to the Carolinas for a June 25-27 date at the new tri-oval at Carolina Motorsports Park, which is a little over an hour south of Charlotte. The traditional stop at upstate New York's Chapel Hill Raceway will commence July 16-18. The second Pavement national at Indiana's New Castle Motorsports Park will again be a doubleheader with the Gold Cup Series on Aug. 20-22. The Pavement Series will close its 2010 season with the Bonsignore Kart Shoppe Grand Nationals Sept. 24-26 at BeaveRun (Pa.) Motorsports Complex.

For more information 2010 Speedway Pavement schedule and class structure, visit the series' Web page at www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/ps/ps-main.html. To view the Spring Nationals entry blank, go to www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0423_ocr_pave.pdf to download the PDF entry/information form.

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WKC opens new season this weekend at New Jersey

03.23.2010 - One of the country's oldest kart clubs will kick off another new season this weekend at New Jersey Motorsports Park's popular Thunderbolt Course. The Woodbridge Kart Club will hold a two-day (March 27, 28) event at the track to begin its six-race 2010 slate. WKC will also hold their 2009 awards banquet on Saturday night at a NJMP banquet hall.

The WKC New Jersey race marks the opening to a season that will see the enduro-style kart club travel to five circuits at three first-rate road-racing venues. After leaving Jersey's Thunderbolt Course, the series will visit the historic Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia for an April 24, 25 date at Summit's Shenandoah Circuit followed by a May 22, 23 race on Summit's main circuit. After a July race at Summit's main circuit, the club will host a WKA Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda national July 30-Aug. 1 at VIR before closing the season with another WKA national at New Jersey's Lightning Course Sept. 17-19.

The WKC opener continues a busy spring for road-race karting. The Dart Kart Club opens its 2010 season April 24 and 25 with a WKA regional at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The WKA National Road Racing Series runs its third event of the season May 14-16 at Savannah, Georgia's Roebling Road Raceway. The Southern Kart Club hosts this event. One of the most anticipated races of the season will go off June 11-13 when the Dart Kart Club hosts the fourth round of the WKA national series at Mid-Ohio.

For more information on this weekend's WKC race at New Jersey, visit www.woodbridgekartclub.com or contact WKC Vice President Rodney Smith at Rrsmith68@frontiernet.net.

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'Racing Dreams' movie trailer available on WorldKarting.com

03.23.2010 - The movie trailer for "Racing Dreams," the documentary film that follows the lives and racing of three former WKA Vega Speedway Pavement Series racers, is now available and can be viewed on WorldKarting.com. The recently released trailer marks another step toward the release of the film, which has won numerous awards at film festivals around the country.

Producer Bristol Baughan says she anticipates a mid-May release at a handful of theatres, including ones in Charlotte, New York and Atlanta. If the showings are encouraging, approximately 40 theatres around the country would begin screening the film.

Film festivals will continue to screen Racing Dreams in the coming weeks. Upcoming screenings include the Cleveland Film Festival, Full Frame Film Festival in Durham, N.C., and the Atlanta Film Festival. For a full schedule of upcoming screenings, go to http://www.racingdreamsfilm.com/screenings.html

Directed by Academy Award nominated director Marshall Curry, Racing Dreams has been well received nearly everywhere it's been shown. A coming-of-age character study about three young kart racers growing up in the fast world of motorsports, the movie is a must-see for anyone involved in karting and other forms of motorsports.

WKA's Pit Board and WorldKarting.com will continue to provide updates on the release of Racing Dreams in the coming weeks and months. For more information on Racing Dreams, visit www.RacingDreamsFilm.com.

-source: wka

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