WKA's Pit Board - 10.12.2010 *** WKA has Harrison family in thoughts, prayers 10.12.2010 - WKA sends its thoughts and prayers to the family of Ellen Harrison, who passed away last week in her hometown of Athens, Tenn., at age 84. Ellen was...
WKA's Pit Board - 10.12.2010
WKA has Harrison family in thoughts, prayers
10.12.2010 - WKA sends its thoughts and prayers to the family of Ellen Harrison, who passed away last week in her hometown of Athens, Tenn., at age 84. Ellen was the wife of Harry Harrison and mother of Jackie, both longtime WKA members and staunch supporters of the organization.
Ellen was the devoted wife to Harry, who was instrumental in developing WKA's 4-cycle technical rules in the late 1970s and early '80s. Harry was key in writing many of the 4-cycle tech rules that today's 4-cycle sections of the tech manual are patterned after. Jackie Harrison is a current member of the 4-Cycle Tech Committee.
The Harrisons also have been longtime supporters of WKA's 2-cycle programs. Jackie is a former national champion on what is now the Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda. Known around the pits as "Jack Flash," Jackie competed in several laydown-enduro divisions against many of the series all-time greatest drivers.
Both Harry and Jackie are current WKA members and continue support the organization after decades of involvement.
The Harrisons suggests memorial contributions be made to the East Athens Baptist Church Building and Scholarship Fund, 301 Central Ave., Athens, TN 37303.
To sign an online guestbook for Ellen McNabb Harrison go here.
WKA divisionals wrap up this weekend
10.12.2010 - While the 2010 WKA national season closed the first weekend of October with the GT Machine Grand Nationals for the Russell Karting Gold Cup Series, this weekend marks the end of the WKA divisional series program with two mid-Atlantic-based series running their final races of the year.
The Mid-Atlantic Sprint Divisional runs its last race of the season at the popular Sandy Hook Speedway in Street, Maryland, this Saturday and Sunday. The event marks the end of a six-race season for 4- and 2-cycle sprint tour, and its first race at Sandy Hook since June 19-20. The series ran its last two races at Summit Point Raceway's sprint track.
For more information on this weekend's Mid-Atlantic race, visit www.sandyhookspeedway.com or call Dave Koehler at 410-882-2375.
About 100 miles northeast of Sandy Hook is where the New Jersey Sprint Series holds its last race of the season at Englishtown's Raceway Park. The event features practice this Friday and racing Saturday and Sunday.
For more information on this weekend's New Jersey Sprint finale, visit www.njsprintseries.com or call John Ferris at 908-876-9023.
Both of these races will have implications on final Gold Cup and Manufacturer's Cup national point standings. After the events, the series will send WKA their final standings and Gold Cup and Man Cup standings will be updated with New Jersey and Mid-Atlantic divisional bonuses.
On the oval-track front, the WKA Northeast Speedway Pavement Series concluded its season last weekend with a special doubleheader at Riverhead Raceway on Long Island, N.Y. Officials notified WKA that the weather was great and the turnout was strong. NESPS points will affect national standings in the WKA Vega Speedway Pavement Series. National points will be updated next week.