Pit board 2010-04-07

WKA's Pit Board - 04.07.2010 *** Error in March 30 release; no tire test Friday at OCR 04.07.2010 - A March 30 WKA release announcing tire restrictions lifted for Friday practice at the Vega Speedway Pavement Series opener at OCR (N.C.)...

WKA's Pit Board - 04.07.2010

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Error in March 30 release; no tire test Friday at OCR

04.07.2010 - A March 30 WKA release announcing tire restrictions lifted for Friday practice at the Vega Speedway Pavement Series opener at OCR (N.C.) Action Sports Park had an error in the first paragraph. The typo noted a Friday, April 9, date as Friday practice, leading some Pavement teams to believe there was a special tire test this Friday at OCR.

The date should have read April 23, which is Friday practice for the Spring Nationals weekend at OCR. There is no tire test or practice of any kind this Friday, April 9, at OCR.

WKA apologizes for the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

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Speedway Dirt back in action this weekend at Hurricane

04.07.2010 - After over three months since the 2010 Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series opener at Daytona International Speedway, the series will resume its five-race tour this weekend with a stop at Alma, Georgia's Hurricane Raceway.

The Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals kick off Friday at noon when the track opens for parking. Pre-entry pickup, event registration and kart pre-tech will run from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and the gates will close at 10 p.m. before reopening Saturday at 7 a.m.

Twenty national classes, four local options and kid karts are slated for competition between Saturday and Sunday. Practice will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with qualifying to go off just past 1 p.m. Briggs Lite will get the racing under way Saturday and the action is sure to be fierce until the final checkered flag waves on the Briggs Sportsman 2 Champ feature Sunday afternoon.

WKA is anticipating a solid showing at Hurricane after the Daytona opener, which met rave reviews throughout the dirt karting community. Both the WKA Georgia and South Carolina Divisional Dirt Series have been pulling solid entry counts at their early-season races and WKA expects most of those series' teams to hit the Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals this weekend.

Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals Notes

The Speedway Dirt Series will continue as a Money Series at Alma. As long as the class meets at least five entries, $250 is guaranteed to each feature winner. The Money Series program will continue to be evaluated and reviewed throughout the 2010 season.

Briggs LO 206 and Clone engines will run as local options, which will continue throughout the 2010 season. Both the LO 206 and Clone, tagged International Stock, will run with senior divisions Saturday and Sunday. LO 206 runs the same rules each day while the ARC Racing International Stock Builder Prepared goes off as the ninth race Saturday and E.C. Distributing International Stock Pure Stock runs Sunday.

If you were a Speedway Dirt regular in 2009 and you did not make it to the January awards banquet in Greenville, S.C., your awards will be available at Hurricane.

Temporary weekend memberships are available for $20 at Hurricane, as they are at all WKA nationals. Temporary members are credited in race results and receive payouts, but do not receive points for the event.

The temporary membership is available for those who plan to only race at that particular event for the season. If you think there is a chance you'll make another series race or possible run the full tour, WKA advises purchasing a full membership so you'll be credited with your points.

For those who did not pre-enter, you will be able to register Friday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Jayson Brown will lead the officiating team as the race director at Hurricane. Brown also runs the South Carolina Dirt Divisional Series.

To view the Hurricane weekend schedule and read additional information about the Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals, go to www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0409_hurricane_dirt.pdf . WKA is looking forward to seeing all its fine dirt racers at the track this weekend, and hopes for plenty of new faces, as well.

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SFI, Impact release joint press release

04.07.2010 - The following is a joint press release Impact Racing and SFI released Thursday, April 1, regarding SFI's current certification status of Impact Racing products. The release came following an April 1 court hearing in Indianapolis.

WKA uses SFI specifications for the legality of safety gear. The press release states that SFI's decertification of Impact products as announced Friday, March 26, has been lifted for Impact products manufactured and sold in 2009 and 2010.

SFI is continuing to investigate Impact products, including fire suits and seat belts, manufactured prior to 2009. WKA is awaiting further word from SFI regarding the legality of pre-2009 Impact products. WKA is not taking action on these products until further information is made available.

No Impact helmets are among the products involved. This situation pertains mainly to WKA champ-kart racers, who are required to use SFI-rated fire suits and safety belts per WKA rules.

Continue to check the WKA Pit Board and WorldKarting.com for details.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Impact Racing, LLC and SFI Foundation, Inc., in the litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, have agreed that:

1. Impact Racing, LLC has provided sworn testimony that, upon review and investigation, no counterfeit SFI Conformance Labels have been used on Impact Racing products during the production years of 2009 and 2010.

2. Impact Racing, LLC has provided sworn testimony that, upon review and investigation, all Impact Racing products manufactured and sold during the production years 2009 and 2010 meet SFI specifications.

3. Based upon this sworn testimony, the decertification against Impact Racing products for the production years 2009 and 2010 is lifted. The decertification of the production years prior to 2009 and 2010 remains in effect. The parties will continue to work cooperatively in an effort to resolve the issues relating to decertification in these years.

4. Impact Racing stands behind the safety of all products it has manufactured and to which SFI Conformance Labels have been affixed. SFI will continue to monitor compliance with product specifications.

5. Impact Racing, LLC and SFI Foundation, Inc., will cooperate in determining whether any Impact Racing product bears a counterfeit SFI Conformance Label and if any safety issue exists in regard to products manufactured in years prior to 2009 and 2010.

6. If any Impact Racing product does not bear the date of manufacture the purchaser or user is instructed to immediately contact Impact Racing who will provide verification of the date of manufacture. Impact Racing, LLC will immediately notify SFI Foundation, Inc. of this occurrence. Impact Racing, LLC and SFI Foundation, Inc. will work with the sanctioning bodies to determine the best method for product users to present verification of the date of manufacture.

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NHKA hosts a jam-packed day of road racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

04.07.2010 - With the winter's snow but a memory, the NHKA Racing Series kicks off the karting season in New England with a doubleheader day of road racing on the NHMS long track on April 17th.

Conveniently timed in the middle of a two-month break in the WKA national schedule, the event gives road racers the opportunity to stay sharp while getting back to a track considered by many as one of the tougher road courses in karting.

The 1.6-mile course features "the bowl," a high-speed sweeper that racers drop down into carrying the track's highest speeds. Turn three is a very different challenge. This 90-degree turn's entry is a heavy braking zone, but it's exit is a steep uphill climb. New Hampshire is a driver's track that levels the playing field for road racers and sprinters.

Two days worth of WKA road racing classes will be offered in a single day, plus local option classes for laydowns and sprint enduros, TaGs and shifters. Many of the club's regulars have taken up the challenge of running four races in a single day.

Competitors are encouraged to arrive at the track Friday evening 6 - 9 p.m. to get settled into their pits and take care of pre-race safety tech. Racers can save $20 per class by pre-entering before April 9th.

The pre-entry form is available at www.nhka.net.

-source: wka

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