WKA: Pit Board 2009-11-23

WKA's Pit Board - 11.23.2009 *** International Stock classes added to Dirt World Championships 11.23.2009 -- A new venue to start the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt season off will be greeted with at least two new classes to the latest ...

WKA's Pit Board - 11.23.2009

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International Stock classes added to Dirt World Championships

11.23.2009 -- A new venue to start the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt season off will be greeted with at least two new classes to the latest edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championships Dec. 28-30 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

The International Stock Class, aka Clone, will occupy two more slots in the race order at Daytona to kick off the new year. The first of the two classes will be known as International Stock Pure Stock, with an International Stock Builder Prepared Engine class to be run as well.

Both classes will be run as local options for the entire 2010 racing season, starting at Daytona, but will be part of the newly announced purse structure for the 2010 Speedway Dirt season. The International Stock classes join the Unlimited 2 Cycles as the Local Option classes for the season opener, thus increasing the number of high-profile Dirt World Championships classes to 22.

To view the International Stock class rules, go to www.worldkarting.com.

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Speedway Dirt money purse released for 2010 national classes

11.23.2009 -- World Karting officials have announced a purse structure for all national classes for the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series, beginning with the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek Dec. 28-30 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

Competitors in all 19 national points classes, as well as the five local-option classes, will run for a $250 first-place prize. The remainder of the top five will receive a payout to be announced. The $250 top place prize will be based on minimum participation of five entries per class.

The payout will replace the annual awards given to each competitor that places in the top five. The concept of the payout comes as a result of a successful program incorporated into the WKA Dirt program last year by Joe Wright and the folks at Ultramax Racing Chassis, creating the Sunday 7, in which seven classes were chosen to run for a $300 to win payout, with second receiving $150, and $75 going to third. The program further affords competitors the opportunity to get an immediate return of some financial nature on their investment into the dirt program.

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

-credit: wka

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