CKI: Series announces WSK North America prize package

CKI ANNOUNCES PRIZE PACKAGE FOR 2010 WSK NORTH AMERICAN SERIES Tempe, AZ -- The WSK North American Series by CKI is pleased to announce their prize package for their 2010 national campaign. With the first event taking place April 9 -11 at the...

CKI ANNOUNCES PRIZE PACKAGE FOR 2010 WSK NORTH AMERICAN SERIES

Tempe, AZ -- The WSK North American Series by CKI is pleased to announce their prize package for their 2010 national campaign. With the first event taking place April 9 -11 at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, drivers and teams will be vying for more than a Quarter of a Million Dollars in cash and prizes throughout the 2010 racing season.

The overall prize package for each and every race weekend in the WSK North American Series by CKI is over $21,000 while the end of the year championship awards will be in excess of $83,000. While teams and drivers shoot for race wins and championships, the CKI program along with the WSK North American Series will distribute over a quarter of a million dollars in their 2010 national campaign.

"We have worked hard to put together a lucrative and very well diversified prize package that will benefit drivers and teams in our series in all classes," expressed CKI Director of Operations Kevin Williams. "There will be cash prizes, entry to events, race schools, discounted race entries, media packages and clothing awards as well as contingency awards offered to all classes. Our CKI team has done a great job in putting this package together, and we are looking forward to get the season started."

The headline KF2 class will receive a bulk of the awards as podium finishers will receive a cash payout each event totaling $1750 with $1000 going to the event winner, $500 to second and $250 to third. At the end of the year the champion of KF2 will receive a cool $5000 as well as a Bondurant High Performance Four-Day Grand Prix Road Racing Driver School and participation in the Bondurant Championship Formula Mazda Race Series valued at $8300. Second and third in the overall points chase will also receive $2000 and $1000 respectively.

The CKI TaG Senior class cash payout will be $1750 each race weekend with $1000 going to the event winner while $500 will go to second and $250 to third. The year end championship winner will garner $5000 cash as well as a Bob Bondurant High Performance Four-Day Grand Prix Road Racing Course valued at $4800. The TaG Senior point's championship will also provide $8000 to the top three in the overall title chase with $5000 going to the champion, $2000 to second place and $1000 to third.

The final senior division will be the KZ2 class that will be offered at only three events throughout the 2010 season. Shifter drivers can be seen in action at the New Jersey Motorsports Park event, the August New Castle Motorsports Park event as well as the CKI Grand Finale championship at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Looking to help the gearbox market in North America, the WSK North American Series by CKI will award $1000 to each event weekend winner, $500 to second place and $250 to third place at the three selected events. The champion of the KZ2 class will receive even more cash as they will walk away with $2500 and

as well as a Bondurant High Performance Four-Day Grand Prix Road Racing Driver School and participation in the Bondurant Championship Formula Mazda Race Series valued at $8300. Second in the year end title chase will receive $1000 while third will receive $500.

The CKI Junior TaG and KF3 divisions will receive the same weekend and championship prizes and awards as the under 16 years of age categories continue to blossom. The event weekend winner in both classes will receive a free entry into the following WSK North American Series race while second for the weekend will receive a 50% discount on registration. Awarding all three podium finishers, the final podium position will receive a 25% discount on the next events registration packages.

While teams and drivers will battle each and every race weekend for wins and podium results, their ultimate goal is the end of the year championship and the glory that comes with it. Both the CKI Junior TaG and KF3 end of the year championship winners will receive free entry into the entire 2011 WSK North American Series schedule as well as a $1500 voucher towards a Bob Bondurant Driving School. The KF3 tenth place finisher at New Jersey Motorsports Park event will receive a Bob Bondurant Kart Racing School valued at $2500 while the tenth place finisher in the KF3 end of the year championship will receive the same award.

The Rotax Mini Max drivers will have a lot on the line as the event winner will receive free entry into the following WSK North American Series event. Second and third place finishers will receive 50% and 25% respectively off of their registration packages. End of the year championship awards will include free entry into the entire 2011 WSK North American Series by CKI for the series champion.

The Cadet category will be shooting for almost the same prize package as Mini Max as event winners will receive free entry into the following WSK North American Series race. Second and third place finishers will receive 50% and 25% respectively off of their registration packages. While a lot is on the line each and every weekend, the champion of the Cadet class will receive free entry into the entire 2011 WSK North American Series schedule as well as a free website courtesy of On Track Promotions. The Cadet tenth place finisher at New Jersey Motorsports Park event will receive a Bob Bondurant Kart Racing School valued at $2500 while the tenth place finisher in the Cadet end of the year championship will receive the same award.

"I have never been part of a series that has put this much effort into giving back to their teams and competitors," expressed CKI's Randy Kugler. "The team is dedicated to promote the sport of karting. This is just a start and there are several more announcements in relation to the prize package that will be coming in the very near future that we are extremely excited about."

Additional incentive awards for partners of CKI and their WSK North American Series that will be offered at each and every event will be two custom Vicci Kart suits valued at $500 each that will be given away at event drivers meetings. Looking to make a large impact on the clothing market for karting, Vicci Clothing representatives will be on site each and every event fulfilling customers clothing needs.

On Track Promotions will be offering a $250 voucher for all weekend event winner towards an On Track Promotions designed website. On Track Promotions will also provide all class champions with a championship banner while second place finishers will receive a digital photo package from each and every event.

The WSK North American Series by CKI will also be providing contingency awards from TDC Sprockets, Leatt-Brace and DID chain. The contingency award is extended from the CKI Florida Cup that will see competitors using these products and winning an event receive a cash payout from the series. Please see CKI website for details and sign-up form.

Information will also be available from CKI at its website at championshipkartracing.com. Championship Karting International begins its six event 2010 National Schedule with it's first event April 9-11, 2010 at New Castle Motorsports Park. For entry and more information, visit www.ChampionshipKartRacing.com.

-credit: cki

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