Pit board 2010-04-29

WKA's Pit Board - 04.29.2010 *** WKA officials determining best options for 2011 Road Racing schedule 04.29.2010 - This week's announcement that Daytona Int'l Speedway will be repaved has obviously affected the WKA Dunlop Tire Road Racing ...

WKA's Pit Board - 04.29.2010

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WKA officials determining best options for 2011 Road Racing schedule

04.29.2010 - This week's announcement that Daytona Int'l Speedway will be repaved has obviously affected the WKA Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda in that the series has lost its 2011 opener at the high banks of Daytona. Besides the 2007 season when the Road Racing Series did not race at Daytona in Dec. 2006, the tour has begun its new season at Daytona every year since the mid-1970s.

WKA officials, already laying out rough plans for the 2011 schedule, will soon be working on a revised plan for the season opener for the Road Racing Series. There are a number of scheduling options, but currently there are no leading candidates as to the layout of the 2011 Road Racing schedule.

WKA was made aware of the current Daytona repaving situation less than 24 hours before the public. Officials will need time to react regarding the Road Racing schedule, and certainly an immediate overreaction of any kind would not be beneficial to WKA and its strong group of road racers.

WKA generally announces a rough version of the next year's national schedule in mid to late summer.

Daytona KartWeek 2010 presented by Cometic Gasket is scheduled to continue with events that do not include activities on the 2.5-mile tri-oval. Events for the George Kugler / Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series driven by Mazda and the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series on the newly constructed dirt track will continue as scheduled.

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Pre-registration open for national events through July 4

04.29.2010 - Pre-registration forms are available for WKA national events through July 4 weekend, when the Russell Karting Gold Cup Series visits BeaveRun (Pa.) Motorsports Complex for the Firecracker Nationals.

Events with pre-entry forms available on WorldKarting.com comprise the Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda May 14-16 national at Roebling Road (Ga.) Raceway, the June 18-20 itsTV.tv Nationals for the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series at Margarettsville (N.C.) Speedway, the June 25-27 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Nationals for the Vega Speedway Pavement Series at Carolina (S.C.) Motorsports Park and the aforementioned Firecracker Nationals for the Gold Cup tour.

Roebling Road pre-registration closes Wednesday, May 5. Pre-entries will be accepted for the upcoming Speedway Dirt, Pavement and Gold Cup nationals through mid-June.

Pre-registration for the June 11-13 Road Race Grand Nationals at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course opens May 10 and runs through June 4.

To view your series' current entry blanks, click on your series logo in the heading of WorldKarting.com. If the race's entry blank is available, a link will show under the event on the schedule.

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Driver and Team Incentive Program continues at WSK North American Series

04.29.2010 (TEMPE, Ariz.) - In preparation for the second round of the WSK North American Series by CKI, series officials have announced the continuation of an exciting new program that will benefit drivers and teams alike. In a continuous effort to give back to the sport of karting, CKI will continue its first time entrant and team incentive program at PKRA event in Phoenix May 14-16.

"CKI believes strongly in supporting karting's grass roots racers. With the First Time Entrant Program we are able to welcome those drivers to our events while sponsoring them for future events at their local venue. Furthermore, a key element to our success is our race teams. Through the race team support program we are able to reward those teams that are supporting us. We look at all of our customers as partners. Our job is to make sure they have the best experience possible while attending our events." explained Randy Kugler, CKI director of partner relationships.

Incentive program details are listed below:

* CKI First Time Entrant Program - Ten competitors that have never entered a WSK North American Series or CKI event before will have the opportunity to win a sponsorship package that includes CKI-paid entries back at their home track or series by competing at the WSK North American Series event in Phoenix.

* CKI Team Incentive Program - Teams that bring four to seven entries will receive a commission equal to 10% of the total entry fee paid for by their team. Teams that bring eight or more drivers will receive a commission equal to 15% of the total entry fee paid for by their team.

"I feel we are making headway with these programs as we had several first time entrants at the first event earlier in April," stated CKI Director of Operations Kevin Williams. "We have had several teams that are now offering transportation services and engine rental programs to bring customers to the events which will increase series participation and for that, we are providing a kick back to teams as well as drivers in a form of paid entry fees for their local series."

Championship Karting International will continue to offer all of the above-mentioned incentive programs at each and every WSK North American Series event

In other WSK North American Series news, CKI has offered a local option class for the Grand Prix of Phoenix. KPV1 is available for drivers in the Sportsman age group (8 - 11) to participate in all the activities of the CKI event weekend.

The WSK North American Series by CKI continues its six event 2010 National Schedule with the second event May 14-16, 2010 at Phoenix Kart Racing Association track in central Arizona.

For entry and more information, visit www.ChampionshipKartRacing.com.

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CKI adds KPV 1 class to Phoenix WSK North American Series event

04.29.2010 (Tempe, Ariz.) - Championship Karting International is pleased to announce that the KPV 1 division will be a local-option class at the next round of the WSK North American Series by CKI. Being run at the fantastic PKRA facility in Phoenix, Ariz., sportsman competitors competing in the KPV 1 class will be racing in the same event as their karting idols and the stars of our sport.

"Adding the KPV 1 as a local option class in Phoenix is something that we have been looking to do since moving the event to PKRA," expressed CKI's Director of Operations Kevin Williams. "KPV 1 is a huge class out here in the western half of the United States and to allow those competitors to come and compete at one of our events is something that we look forward to. The KPV 1 class will be treated like all other classes in the CKI program and receive the same amount of quality track time and exposure as the rest."

The KPV 1 division is a Komet Piston Port class that runs predominantly in the World Karting Association (WKA) and International Karting Federation (IKF) and is for the 8 - 11 age groups. Providing great racing action and wheel-to-wheel competition, the KPV 1 class rivals the completion of the Comer Cadet Division as up-and-coming drivers look to battle for race wins.

The WSK North American Series by CKI continues its six-event 2010 national schedule with the second event May 14-16, 2010 at Phoenix Kart Racing Association track in central Arizona.

For entry and more information, visit www.ChampionshipKartRacing.com.

-source: wka

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