WKA Kart Week at Daytona

Racers, Families Flock to Kart Week at Daytona DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For the holidays, home will be a race track for more than 2,000 entries who will participate in the 1996 World Karting Association (WKA) Kart Week activities at Daytona ...

Racers, Families Flock to Kart Week at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For the holidays, home will be a race track for more than 2,000 entries who will participate in the 1996 World Karting Association (WKA) Kart Week activities at Daytona International Speedway and Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium, Dec. 26-30.

From grizzled grand-dads to elfin children, every age group will compete at the family-oriented, 22nd annual event.

At 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway, entrants will compete in the WKA Enduro World Championships road races Dec. 26-30. Daily, a variety of classes conduct morning practice sessions and enduro races ranging from 20 minutes to 45 minutes in length. Current motorsports stars such as NASCAR Winston Cup drivers Ricky Rudd and Lake Speed and CART PPG Cup driver Scott Pruett began their careers racing karts, including Kart Week at Daytona.

At Municipal Stadium, entrants will compete in the world's largest sprint kart event, the WKA Speedway World Championships, on the banked, quarter-mile dirt oval from Dec. 27-30. Practice begins each day at 9 a.m., qualifying is at 1 p.m., qualifying races at 4 p.m. and finals at 6 p.m.

Tickets for either venue are $8 per day. Children ages 11 and under are admitted free with a paying adult, making the Kart Week races the perfect family activity.

For ticket information call the Speedway ticket office at (904) 253-7223.

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