WKA: Pit Board 2009-11-17

WKA's Pit Board - 11.17.2009 *** Daytona dirt track taking shape 11.17.2009 -- With the newest version of Daytona KartWeek just weeks away, World Karting officials are proud to announce the newly constructed Dirt Track at Daytona...

WKA's Pit Board - 11.17.2009

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Daytona dirt track taking shape

11.17.2009 -- With the newest version of Daytona KartWeek just weeks away, World Karting officials are proud to announce the newly constructed Dirt Track at Daytona International Speedway is progressing at a rapid pace.

All of the limestone from the Municipal Stadium as been moved to the new site of the Dirt World Championships outside turns 3 and 4. A final grade of roughly three to five inches of fresh limestone will be applied to the top of the racing surface, thus providing a top-notch surface for Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series competitors as they prepare for a return to Daytona glory. Musco lighting is set to be put in place shortly as speedway officials finish up work on drainage.

Activities for the rebirth of the Dirt World Championships are set to begin with sponsor parking on Sunday, Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. Shortly thereafter, all other competitors will enter the facility. A full day of practice will take place from 10 a.m. -7 p.m. Monday, with two full days of racing action to follow.

To view the entry information for the Dirt World Championship, go to www.worldkarting.com .

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New Animal cylinder head legal for Daytona Dirt World Championships

11.17.2009 -- Among the many announcements surrounding the beginning of the 2010 racing season is the inclusion of the new Animal cylinder head, beginning at the Dirt World Championships at the newly constructed Daytona International Speedway Dec. 28-30 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

This move enables engine builders and competitors to move forward on a project that has been topic of discussion for the better half of the 2009 racing season. The current Animal cylinder head will be legal for use in the new season, as well.

For more information on the upcoming Dirt World Championships, go to www.worldkarting.com.

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Open tire program for junior dirt racers

11.17.2009 -- WKA officials have announced that the tire program for junior drivers on the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series will open up in 2010, beginning at the Dirt World Championships at Daytona International Speedway Dec. 28-30.

Following in the same path as senior competitors from this past season, junior drivers will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of tire brands. In 2009, senior class competitors had the choice of six different brands to choose from, comprising Firestone, Vega, Maxxis, Burris, Dunlop and Hoosier.

This program further affords drivers the opportunity to make the right choice on tires, depending on the track surface. With fresh limestone currently being applied to Daytona, the most competitive season, on all levels, is about to begin.

For further information on Daytona KartWeek, go to www.worldkarting.com.

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WKA at Parts Peddler Trade Show this weekend

11.17.2009 -- As was announced via Pit Board and the World Karting Web site a few weeks ago, the WKA will be exhibiting this weekend for the first time at the 30th Annual National Parts Peddler Trade Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Show hours are Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. WKA's Keith Shampine will be on hand all weekend to talk with fans and current and potential WKA members while promoting the sport of kart racing. Coyote's Jim Lipari will also be in attendance, as well as one of his sharp Coyote XP sprint chassis. Cameron Vargo's champ kart will be in the WKA booth as well, giving attendees a chance to view a traditional go-kart as well as a caged champ kart. Both Lipari and Vargo reside in the Rochester, N.Y., area and WKA extends its appreciation to both parties for offering their karts for the exhibit.

WKA urges its past and current members, fans and enthusiasts within reasonable driving distance of Syracuse to join the organization in Upstate New York as it continues to work to keep the sport of kart racing alive and well. Not only will WKA be there, but great deals on safety equipment, tools, pit boxes, parts, catalogs and more are always readily available at the show. In addition to the potential buys, the show has many of the finest looking racecars -- from go-karts to modifieds to dragsters -- on display.

Visit www.partspeddler.us for more information or call the Parts Peddler office at 315-699-7583. For an interactive map to the New York State Fairgrounds, go to www.worldkarting.com.

-credit: wka

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