Pit Board 2009-12-10

WKA's Pit Board - 12.10.2009 *** New promotions make Briggs LO 206 cost-effective racing at its best 12.10.2009 -- WKA announced on Nov. 24 that two local-option classes for the new Briggs LO 206 engine would be part of the Briggs & Stratton...

WKA's Pit Board - 12.10.2009

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New promotions make Briggs LO 206 cost-effective racing at its best

12.10.2009 -- WKA announced on Nov. 24 that two local-option classes for the new Briggs LO 206 engine would be part of the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series' Dirt World Championships Dec. 28-30 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. Now, with a new promotion from Briggs & Stratton and a special voucher program from WKA, the affordability of the LO 206 is striking.

The LO 206, which Briggs promotes as an all-new crate engine that can be continually built as a driver moves up the racing ladder, is redefining the term "affordable racing" with some fine incentive programs for racers who purchase the engine and run it on a WKA national level.

The Manufacturer's Advertised Price (MAP) on the LO 206 engine is $459.95. Anyone who purchases the engine will receive a $50 Briggs & Stratton gift card, bringing the price down to $409.95. And now, WKA is offering the first 20 entrants in the LO 206 #1 and LO 206 #2 classes at each Speedway Dirt and Rage Karts Speedway Pavement 2010 national a voucher of $30 to use toward their entry fee at the next national they attend. This means that if a driver is one of the first 20 entrants in both LO 206 classes at each of the five Dirt or Pavement nationals in 2010, they would save $240 in entry fees, affectively bringing the price of an LO 206 engine down to $169.95.

Director of Briggs & Stratton Racing Dave Klaus brings up other valid points when looking at the cost-effectiveness of the LO 206 engine.

"When we talk about value racing, this package is unprecedented in karting history. The math is simple: $459.95 minus a $50 gift card minus $240 in WKA vouchers means your 206 engine cost falls to $169.95. Want to take it one step further? How about the fact that the average resale value will be around $200? And this class is a part of the new WKA payout format for the Speedway Dirt Series. This is an incredible value for running a hand-built, factory-controlled racing engine," Klaus said.

Although the LO 206 class will be run both days as a local-option class, it will join the balance of the Speedway Dirt classes as part of the $250-to-win purse structure, as Klaus alluded to.

The LO 206 classes have also been added to the Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series driven by Mazda's Daytona Championships. Two LO 206 races will go off as local options, LO 206 385 on Tuesday and LO 206 360 on Wednesday. Go to www.WorldKarting.com for the Road Racing Series' Daytona Championships entry blank and schedule.

The LO 206 classes at the Speedway Dirt event at Daytona will run at the same weight both days. Go to www.WorldKarting.com for the Dirt Series' World Championships entry blank and schedule.

-credit: wka

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