Pit board 2010-03-18

WKA's Pit Board - 03.18.2010 *** Ovals on tap for WKA national circuit 03.18.2010 - Recently removed from a weekend of Russell Karting Gold Cup and Dunlop Tire Road Racing driven by Mazda racing at the road courses of Carolina Motorsports ...

WKA's Pit Board - 03.18.2010


Ovals on tap for WKA national circuit

03.18.2010 - Recently removed from a weekend of Russell Karting Gold Cup and Dunlop Tire Road Racing driven by Mazda racing at the road courses of Carolina Motorsports Park, the WKA national schedule shifts to the ovals in the month of April for the Vega Speedway Pavement Series 2010 opener and the second stop on the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt tour.

The Dirt Series' Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals sees the tour head to Alma, Georgia's Hurricane Raceway April 9-11, the site of last year's final round on the Dirt tour. This year's dirt series will conclude at Tennessee's Dumplin Valley Raceway in September with the Hurricane date moving to the spring. WKA is hoping the momentum from a fine season opener at Daytona's new quarter-mile dirt track carries over to Hurricane. The Alma, Ga., track held a WKA Georgia Divisional Dirt Series race in late February and had a solid kart count. WKA officials are hoping for another strong turnout at Hurricane for the upcoming national.

Two weeks after the Hurricane Dirt national WKA's Vega Speedway Pavement Series will kick off its 2010 campaign at North Carolina's OCR Action Sports Park. The Spring Nationals at OCR marks the first of five Pavement Series national events this season for the country's best asphalt oval kart racers.

Upon departure from the popular quarter-mile OCR speedway, the series will return to the Carolinas for a June 25-27 date at Kershaw's new asphalt tri-oval for the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Nationals. The traditional stop at western New York's Chapel Hill Raceway comes as the series' third race July 16-18. The season will conclude with the X-Caliber / Rage Nationals Aug. 20-22 at New Castle, Ind., and the Bonsignore Kart Shoppe Grand Nationals Sept. 24-26 at BeaveRun in western Pennsylvania.

After the OCR Speedway Pavement opener, WKA will travel to the Midwest for the first time this year for the George Kugler / Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series driven by Mazda's second of five 2010 nationals. The MKP Nationals will go off April 30-May 2 at Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend, Ind. MRP's MKP Nationals was the second best attended Manufacturer's Cup race in 2009 with a stout field of nearly 550 entries, trailing only the Daytona opener in entry count. Another terrific field of 2-cycle sprint racers is expected for this year's version, which will resume the Man Cup season after a four-month break following Daytona KartWeek.

Pre-registration is still open for all three of these upcoming nationals. Registration closes on March 31 for the Speedway Dirt's Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals (www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0409_hurricane_dirt.pdf), April 14 for the Pavement's Spring Nationals (www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0423_ocr_pave.pdf) and April 21 for the Man Cup's MKP Nationals (ww.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0430_mrp_mc.pdf). Click on each link to view event's entry blank.

Get those pre-entries in today! It saves time at the track and money out of your wallet.


OCR Pavement national offers big promotion

03.18.2010 - Drivers and fans have the opportunity to get more than their fill of motorsports activity April 23-25 during the Spring Nationals for the Vega Speedway Pavement Series at OCR Action Sports Park in Rougemont, North Carolina.

As activities wrap up on Saturday, anyone with a WKA event wristband can make their way over to the neighboring Orange County Speedway to view the PASS Super Late Model Series, and be admitted free of charge. Since the track is within walking distance of the kart track, many can leave their car at the kart track and walk over. If you choose to park at the big track, there will be a $10 parking fee.

The PASS Super Late Model Series recently wrapped up their season opener at Dillon Motor Speedway in South Carolina with 15-year-old Ryan Blaney, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup and former World of Outlaws driver Dave Blaney, securing the win. Other participants on the series include veteran Jay Fogleman, whose son Tate competed in the Speedway Pavement Series event last year at OCR. Former WKA Dirt racer John Stancill has also been a part-time driver on the series, as well as former karting participants Brandon Ward and David Quackenbush.

Activities for the Spring Nationals get under way Friday, April 23, with a full day of practice. To view more info on the Spring Nationals, go to www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2010/0423_ocr_pave.pdf.

-source: wka

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