WKA's Pit Board - 11.18.2010

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WKA office inactive Thursday, Friday of Thanksgiving week

11.17.2010 - The WKA office will be open Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week. The office will close for the holiday Thursday and remain closed Friday until reopening Monday, Nov. 29.

WKA officials wish all members, supporters and their families a very happy Thanksgiving holiday. The organization is looking forward to a very positive holiday season fueled by a successful Daytona KartWeek featuring the Firestone Dirt World Championships on the fast, smooth quarter-mile oval and Margay Sprint Championships on the challenging infield sprint course.

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Strong Daytona pre-registration session open till Friday, Dec. 10

11.17.2010 - With the Thanksgiving holiday nearly here, dirt-oval and sprint racers are reminded that pre-registration closes for Daytona KartWeek events Friday, Dec. 10.

This gives teams about three more weeks to pre-enter for this year's Margay Sprint Championships for the WKA Manufacturer's Cup Series and the Firestone Dirt World Championships for the Road to Daytona Dirt Program.

Entries and parking requests for the Man Cup Sprint Championships have come in at a near record pace since pre-registration opened several weeks ago. Dirt World Championships entries are strong as well, clearly on the rise from last year's pre-entry total at this time.

With the steady flow in pre-entries, parking requests and phone calls to the WKA office, this year's Daytona KartWeek is primed to be bigger and better than ever for the Dirt and Man Cup programs.

Pre-entries are accepted via mail, fax or e-mail scan. Mail to WKA at 6051 Victory Lane; Concord, N.C. 28027. Fax to 704-455-1609 or scan to Marie Borsuk at marie@worldkarting.com.

To view and print the Firestone Dirt World Championships entry blank go here. www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2011/Daytona_DS_1210.pdf

To view and print the Margay Sprint Championships entry blank. www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2011/Daytona_MC_1210.pdf

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12 Clone Motors part of exciting Daytona Dirt Giveaway

11.18.2010 - As the excitement continues to build for the first edition of The Firestone Road To Daytona December 28-30 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida, the off- track incentives begin to build.

Following the announcement of the transition of several clone classes from local option to nationally recognized classes in 2011, WKA has received support from 3 very well respected names in the karting industry. Bordeaux Dyno Cams, EC Distributing, and Speed Karts have gotten together to hand out a total of 12 Clone Motors during the Daytona Dirt World Championships.

The giveaways will be spread over the 3 Day racing period, thus starting off the season on the right path for several lucky recipients. The announcement of the Clone giveaways is the first of many announcements coming with regards to future giveaways and incentives from many companies for Daytona.

WKA would like to extend its sincerest thanks to Richard King of Speed Karts, Mike Bordeaux of Bordeaux Dyno Cams, and Carroll Ford of EC Distributing for their most generous contribution. The countdown to The Firestone Road To Daytona is on with less than 40 days till the first green flag of the year. Be sure and get your entry and parking requests in today. To view the schedule of activities for The Daytona Dirt World Championships, go here. www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2011/Daytona_DS_1210.pdf

2011 Class Structure for all series now online

11.18.2010 - Upon the completion of these past weekends Board Meeting at the WKA Offices in Concord, North Carolina, WKA officials are pleased to release the 2011 class structure for all 5 National Programs.

Headlining the structure for the New Year is a newly formed program for Speedway Dirt competitors, called "The Road To Daytona". The new program will recognize 22 national classes, including 4 Clone Classes, Junior Sportsman Box Stock, Junior Box Stock, Senior Box Stock, and Builder Prepared. The Unlimited 2 Cycle class will be run as an Exhibition Only class at Daytona this year. No national points will be awarded. Instead, the program will be incentive based, affording national race winners, as well as Divisional Series Champions guaranteed starting spots at next years Daytona Dirt World Championships. Additionally, competitors in non sanctioned or non related WKA events will also be eligible, opening the door for ANY DRIVER to compete at the World Center of racing in hopes of attaining the national championship on the biggest stage for racing, Daytona!! Entry Blanks are currently online and rolling in everyday for race #1 of The Firestone Road To Daytona.

Joining the Dirt drivers at Daytona will be the 2 Cycle contingents from the George Kugler Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series driven by Mazda. While at present the most successful program of the 5 in the WKA fold, the addition of the already popular Yamaha Rookie Sportsman Class in 2011 will surely enhance an already strong field of pre entries busting at the seams for Daytona's Margay Sprint Championships. Additionally tweaks were made to the current TaG program, with weight changes also made in a few other classes.

While not at Daytona this year due to the repaving project on the big track, the Dunlop Tire National Road Race Series driven by Mazda, fresh off completion of their 2011 national schedule, will again feature a stellar lineup of classes, starting with the February 11-13 season opener at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia.

Change has also occurred with the Russell Karting Gold Cup Series with the national transition of several Clone classes in 2011 as well. With an abundance of Clone competitors in the south and midwest, the 2011 national schedule, starting off at the traditional 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida March 25-27 should see an increase in participation for the new year.

Just 1 week later, the Vega Speedway Pavement Series will also embark on a new year April 1-3 at OCR Action Sports Park in Rougemont, North Carolina with several changes, including downsizing the schedule to 4 events, bringing back Friday Practice, discontinuing the divisional transfer program, and running a Final1/Final 2 format for all classes.

Needless to say, several interesting moves have been made in the face of challenging global economic times, all in an effort to maintain the level of excitement and affordability to the Foundation of Motorsports. To view the class structure specific to your series, go here. www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2011/classStructure.pdf

-source: wka