WKA: Pit Board 2008-12-12

WKA's Pit Board presented by AMB i.t. - 12.12.2008 *** License Endorsement Procedure Update 12.12.2008 - Effective December 20, 2008, the World Karting Association will revise its License Endorsement application requirements. Currently, ...

WKA's Pit Board presented by AMB i.t. - 12.12.2008

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License Endorsement Procedure Update

12.12.2008 - Effective December 20, 2008, the World Karting Association will revise its License Endorsement application requirements. Currently, members participating in classes that require a license endorsement are required to submit an endorsement application annually.

The new procedure will allow for the submission of an application once per license level provided you renew your membership annually. However, you will be required to pay the $10 endorsement fee each time you renew. Any lapse in membership status in excess of 3 months will result in a new application.

Example: You apply for your membership and a Road Racing Class 3 license endorsement. Provided you renew your membership annually, you will not be required to submit a new license endorsement until you wish to apply for a Class 2 license.

License upgrades will require a new endorsement application and fee.

Contact WKA at 704.455.1606 if you have questions.

WKA Recognizes The 2008 Triple Crown Champions

12. 12.2008 -- The WKA Triple Crown is the most prestigious award that a karting competitor can earn. The award goes to those participants who have won at least three National titles in the season. This year there were four individuals who have earned a spot in the WKA Triple Crown Club. Those individuals include Courtney Atkinson, Tyler Strickland, Dakota Bell, and Gary Lawson.

Courtney Atkinson participated in the Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda. She mastered four National Titles in 2008 winning championships in the Jr Enduro Lite and Heavy and Jr Sprint Lite and Heavy divisions. She also won four Grand National races and earned 20 National wins. She was also undefeated in the Jr Sprint Lite and Heavy classes.

Tyler Strickland ran the Rage Karts Speedway Pavement Series and earned three National Titles in the Briggs Jr Champ Lite and Heavy and Briggs Jr Champ Raptor classes. He won two Grand National races and has 10 National race wins.

The Horstman Gold Cup Series produced two Triple Crown Champions in the 2008 season. Dakota Bell won three National Titles in the Briggs Restricted Jr Lite, Jr Medium and Jr Heavy divisions. Dakota took home three Grand National Eagles after winning all three of the Restricted Jr races. He also earned an additional six National race wins.

Gary Lawson was the second Triple Crown Champion in the Gold Cup series after taking the top spot in four classes; Briggs Animal Heavy and Super Heavy and World Formula Medium and Heavy. He earned four Grand National wins in each of those classes along with eight other National race wins in the season.

Courtney Atkinson will be honored at the Dunlop Tire National Road Racing Series banquet on December 29th at the Dayton International Raceway for her accomplishments. Tyler Strickland, Dakota Bell and Gary Lawson will all be honored at their respective banquets the weekend of January 23rd-24th during the annual KartFest 2009 in Hickory, NC.

For more information or to register for the 2008 banquets, go to www.WorldKarting.com.

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Attention Manufacturer's Cup & Road Race National Champions

12.12.2008 - If you are a National Champion in the George Kugler / Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series driven by Mazda or Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda, we need a photo of you for the Champions March. Please forward a headshot of yourself along with your name, class won and series you competed in to Allen Redman.

You may email it to onsite1@mindspring.com or mail to:
Allen Redman
131 Amber Lake Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
770.720.2030

The deadline has been extended to December 19th, 2008. Please help us provide you the recognition you worked so hard for and respond to this request. Contact Allen Redman for additional information.

-credit: wka

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