WKA: Pit Board 2009-03-24

2009 Briggs & Stratton Racer Rewards Program 03.24.2009 - In a year of change, Briggs & Stratton has revamped its support program for WKA racers. During the 2009 season, Briggs & Stratton will be supporting select pro races and will be ...

2009 Briggs & Stratton Racer Rewards Program

03.24.2009 - In a year of change, Briggs & Stratton has revamped its support program for WKA racers. During the 2009 season, Briggs & Stratton will be supporting select pro races and will be supplying Briggs & Stratton powered products, like generators and power washers, to be raffled off to race participants throughout the remaining Bully Clutches Gold Cup, Rage Karts Speedway Pavement, and Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series events.

"This program allows us to showcase our commitment to WKA and our racers at each and every event," stated David Klaus, Director -Briggs & Stratton Racing. "Now competitors throughout the year will have an opportunity to walk away with some great product. Over $3,000 in product at each event to go along with pro race purses."

With the support from companies such as Briggs & Stratton over $45,000 worth of committed awards will be given away to WKA racers at the Bully Clutches Gold Cup, Rage Karts Speedway Pavement, and Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series events.

While this represents a change from the past practice of engines given away to the winners at the year end awards banquet, it will clearly give all participants a chance to receive valuable merchandise at every event.

WKA is proud to partner with Briggs & Stratton to make this new program work for our membership.

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Bully Clutches Gold Cup Series Kicks Off The 2009 Season At Lowe's Motor Speedway

03.24.2009 -- The WKA Gold Cup Series welcomed a new sponsor for the 2009 season, Bully Clutches. The series, along with their new sponsor, held their first event of the year, the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals, this past weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, NC.

Although the mornings were a little chilly, things warmed up quickly once the green flag flew. Gary Lawson picked up right where he left off in 2008; sweeping all four events he registered in, including the new Friday feature money race that was held in the evening after the practice session. All in all, the money race, which is a work in progress, seemed to be an exciting event for all of those who entered, and the spectators lined up along the fence line. As with any new idea, there were a few minor kinks in the race, but it was an overall success for the racers, sponsors and WKA Gold Cup Committee.

Dakota Bell proved to be the one to beat after he grabbed the win in all three of the Briggs Junior classes. Brett Farmer also took three trips up to the top of t he podium after winning the Briggs Super Stock Medium and Heavy and the Briggs Lite classes.

With only three multiple class winners, there were eight others who walked away with a win. Collin Campbell won the Briggs Sportsman 1 Lite class and Stephen Brewer, Jr took the win in the Heavy class. Connor Brown won the Briggs Sportsman 2 Lite event, Jacob Heavlow, took the win in the Heavy class. Chris Wells won the Briggs Restricted Junior class. The Briggs Medium class belonged to Daniel Koehler, while the Briggs Masters class went to Jerry Vaughn. And last, but certainly not least, Eric Stowe took the top podium spot for t he Briggs Raptor class.

Next up for the Bully Clutches Gold Cup Series are the Summer Nationals in Camden, OH. The G&J Kartway will host the event on the Fourth of July weekend, July 3 -- 5, 2009.

-credit: wka

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