WKA: PitBoard 2009-01-21

WKA's PitBoard presented by AMB i.t. - 01.21.2009 Weather Looks Promising For KartFest 2009 01.21.2009 -- Mother Nature has been cruel with bitter temperatures, snow and ice in the past during the annual KartFest weekend, but it looks like she...

WKA's PitBoard presented by AMB i.t. - 01.21.2009

Weather Looks Promising For KartFest 2009

01.21.2009 -- Mother Nature has been cruel with bitter temperatures, snow and ice in the past during the annual KartFest weekend, but it looks like she may cut us some slack this year. With temperatures in the lower 50's and only a slight chance of showers on Saturday, WKA expects the attendance to be high for this year's Karting trade show. The show begins at 9:30am on Friday and Saturday and lasts until 6pm in the evening. The show is free to all WKA members and you must present your membership card at the door, otherwise, there is a $5 admission fee.

There will be plenty of seminars to choose from on both Friday and Saturday including technical guidance, racing safety, sponsorships and insurance topics just to name a few. Following the success of last year's Town Hall meeting for the Speedway Dirt Series, the WKA Officers, Trustees and Office Team members will host this style of meeting for the Speedway Dirt, Speedway Pavement and Gold Cup series throughout the day on Saturday.

There will also be a 4 Cycle Tech Seminar given by Bobby Gettys and Danny McCormick this Saturday at noon in Meeting Room E. The certification will require a two-year membership to the World Karting Association. For more information on this and upcoming Tech Seminars,

The Hickory Metro Convention Center will also play host to the 2008 Awards Banquets for the Pavement, Gold Cup and Dirt Series. The Brigs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series will be held Friday evening with the doors opening at 6:30pm. The doors will open for the Horstman Gold Cup Breakfast Banquet at 8:00am Saturday morning and the Rage Karts Speedway Pavement Series will begin its celebration at 6:30pm on Saturday. For those who missed reserving a ticket and wish to attend, you may join the banquet once the Awards ceremony begins.

For lists of exhibitors, floor plan and general KartFest information, please log onto worldkarting.com. We hope to see you there!

-credit: wka

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