WKA: Pit Board 2009-05-29

WKA's Pit Board - 05.29.2009 *** Thursday Practice Added To Gold Cup Summer Schedule 05.29.2009 -- As Bully Clutches Gold Cup Series competitors prepare for the summer portion of their racing schedule, many will have the opportunity to tack...

WKA's Pit Board - 05.29.2009

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Thursday Practice Added To Gold Cup Summer Schedule

05.29.2009 -- As Bully Clutches Gold Cup Series competitors prepare for the summer portion of their racing schedule, many will have the opportunity to tack on a couple of added on-track days. Beginning with the Summer Nationals July 2-5 at G & J Kartway in Camden, Ohio, Thursday practice will be made available to the national series competitors, allowing an extra day of preparation for the second race of the 2009 season.

With the third stop of the season at Indiana's New Castle Motorsports Park serving as a brand new venue on the national calendar, many competitors will be happy to gain much needed track time in preparation for the Coyote Motorsports Nationals August 20-23.

For both venues, Thursday practice will run from noon till 6 p.m. Pre-entry pickup will continue as always on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. To view the G & J Kartway entry blank, go to www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/gc/gc-main.html.

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Championship Karting International Signs Class Sponsors For Inaugural Race At New Castle On May 29 - 31

05.29.2009 -- The karting community is showing strong support for the hot, new CKI series. In the latest development, Championship Karting International (CKI), a WKA-sanctioned national race kart series, is pleased to introduce its class sponsors for the first race, the CKI Grand Prix of New Castle presented by Bridgestone, May 29 - 31.

Top businesses throughout the industry have signed on to sponsor CKI's class divisions. The supporters include J3 Competition (KF3), Italian Motors (IAME Senior), Kartel Motorsports (Cadet), Russell Karting Specialties (IAME Junior) and SSC East (KZ2). Other industry leaders showing their enthusiasm for this ground breaking new series with sponsorships are Formula BMW Americas and Bridgestone Tires.

"It's gratifying to have some of the best names in the sport to come out and support CKI with sponsorships at the very first race," states Kevin Williams, Director of Operations. "We've designed CKI to provide superior events for all our racers. The sponsorship interest we're receiving is tremendous -- it helps CKI continue to provide competitors with the very best racing experience."

Information on CKI sponsors can be found at www.championshipkartracing.com.

About CKI Champions hip Karting International is launching a WKA-sanctioned 4-event season in 2009. The first race, the CKI Grand Prix of New Castle, presented by Bridgestone, on May 29-31 will offer a $27,000 purse of cash and prizes across seven competition classes. In addition to the kick-off at New Castle Motorsports Park, New Castle, Ind., CKI will hold races at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J., June 26 -- 29; a race in August (location TBA); and a race October 9 -- 11 (location TBA).

For more information, visit www.championshipkartracing.com.

-credit: wka

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