WKA's Pit Board - 10.20.2010 *** 2011 Gold Cup schedule features a little bit of old and new 10.20.2010 - When March of 2011 hits for the Russell Karting Gold Cup Series, many competitors will be looking to dig out of the winter doldrums,...
WKA's Pit Board - 10.20.2010
2011 Gold Cup schedule features a little bit of old and new
10.20.2010 - When March of 2011 hits for the Russell Karting Gold Cup Series, many competitors will be looking to dig out of the winter doldrums, not to mention snow banks, and point their rigs toward an old friend - sunny Jacksonville, Florida. While it's been three years since the last Gold Cup event at 103rd Street Sports Complex, home of the North Florida Kart Club, improvements have continued to enhance the facility.
This past season the facility received a major facelift in the form of a resurfaced sprint track. Adding to that a remodeled scoring tower and brand-new tech and scale buildings, and the folks from the NFKC have quite a bit to be proud of.
Additionally, the emergence of the Clone program has been a saving grace to the club, as clones have become quite popular in the South, running at 103rd Street, Barnesville, Ga., and Kershaw, S.C. WKA officials have carefully dabbled in the Clone project recently, incorporating them as local-option classes on Gold Cup and the Speedway Dirt Series programs in 2010.
This year, World Karting has announced that Clone classes will take the next step and become nationally recognized points classes. Classes for Pure Stock Senior and Junior will be added in Gold Cup with more details on class specs coming shortly. The popularity of the motor in the Midwest helps to further enhance WKA's national schedule.
A Fourth of July weekend return to the fabled G&J Kartway in Camden, Ohio, an August stop at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana, and the season finale, the Grand National at BeaveRun (Pa.) Motorsports Complex in late September, early October, round out the schedule for the only 4-cycle sprint series in North America.
In the next week or so, final specs will be laid out for all classes, as well as the race order, which will continue to include the ever popular Animal Heavy Money Race on Friday night, providing the perfect start to each racing weekend.
To view the 2011 Russell Karting Gold Cup national schedule, go here. www.worldkarting.com/pg/visitors/2011_schedule.html
WKA Membership Meeting and Trustee Elections
10.20.2010 - WKA will hold its annual Membership Meeting at the WKA Headquarters in Concord, North Carolina, on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 9:00 a.m. Although members are welcome to attend all regular WKA Board of Trustee meetings, this particular meeting gives WKA members in attendance the opportunity to hear a presentation on the state of the Association by WKA President Rick Dresang. After Dresang's presentation, the officers, trustees and staff will be available to answer questions and get member feedback.
It's also trustee election season in WKA Districts 2, 5 and 8. During the week of Nov. 15, Trustee Nomination Forms will be sent to all Master Members. To receive a form, Master Members must be members in good standing as of Nov. 1, 2010.
Trustee Nomination Forms are due back to WKA's CPA firm, Russell & Byrd, by Friday, December 10. The three candidates receiving the most nominations will be placed on the election ballot which will be mailed in mid-January, 2011, and election results will be announced around March 1, 2011.