WKA: Pit Board 2005-06-02

WKA's Pit Board - 06.02.2005 Season Opener For Rage Karts Heartland Speedway Pavement Championships 06.02.05 -- Round ...

WKA's Pit Board - 06.02.2005

Season Opener For Rage Karts Heartland Speedway Pavement Championships

06.02.05 -- Round # 1 of the newly formed Rage Karts Heartland Speedway Pavement Championships takes place at USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin June 3 -- 5.

New to the WKA National circuit, both the series and the track are welcomed with open arms by speedway competitors. Last year's success of the single race asphalt oval event at Jamaica Raceway in Iowa prompted the start of the 3-race points series in 2005. While USAIR is the first to host a race for the series, Midstate Raceway in Illinois follows with race # 2 July 29 -- 31, and race # 3 is hosted by Jamaica Raceway in Iowa -- the Grand National event for the season. It is here drivers will be vying for the famed WKA Grand National Eagle and jacket.

USAIR (USA International Raceway), 35 miles west of Green Bay, was designed by WKA's own Vice President Kenny Venberg. Built on a parcel of land that already included five concession go-kart tracks, bumper boats, a swimming pool, and mini golf, this facility is one to be admired by all. The fifth-mile asphalt oval that this weekend's race will be run on is incorporated into a 30-feet wide, over a mile long sprint track consisting of gentle slopes and some severe elevation changes, as well as, a 1,000 foot flat-out straight-a-way. To read more about the facility, visit www.usainternationalraceway.com/.

For event and schedule information, download the entry form by visiting www.worldkarting.com


Woodbridge Kart Club Hosts Successful Grand National At VIR

06.02.05 -- The Dunlop Tire Road Race Series Elite Karting Grand Nationals held at the historic VIRginia International Raceway produced several double winners and one triple winner, Todd DeMarchis.

Todd DeMarchis took home three Grand National Eagles, as well as, bragging rights for his wins in Briggs Sprint 360 and Briggs Animal Sprint 335 and 360. Nine other drivers took home double wins, most sweeping their classes including: David Davis in Briggs Jr Sprint Lite and Heavy, Jessica Brannam in Jr Sprint Lite and Heavy, Jim Fry in PP Can Lite and Medium, Kevin Kopp in PP Can Sprint 340 and 360, Matt Michel in Jr Enduro Lite and Heavy, Randy Domikis in Unlimited Lite and Heavy, Adam Romito in WKA/ICC 125 Sprint 1 and WKA Sprint Lite, Brad Zoeller in Spec 125 Sprint R&D 1 and 2, and finally, Dave Hechler in Yamaha Medium and Yamaha Sportsman Medium. Special thanks to the Woodbridge Kart Club for their tireless efforts in hosting an awesome event as well as a huge thank you to Mother Nature for sparring the event from her annual rain storm this year. And lastly, thanks to the competitors for their continued support. To view the official results from the Elite Karting G! rand Nationals, visit www.worldkarting.com/series/roadrace/rr_vir-05.html.

Next stop takes national road race competitors to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Mansfield, Ohio June 17 -- 19. Event schedule and entry information may be downloaded by visiting www.worldkarting.com


Maxxis Tires Hosting Stop # 3 For Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series' Competitors

06.01.05 -- Making a return to Waynesfield Motorsports Park are the WKA Speedway Dirt competitors as they hit the halfway point of their 2005 season in Waynesfield, Ohio June 10 -- 12.

With two races under his belt, Brandon McGee is anxious to begin securing his top position in four classes in hopes of once again earning top honors as a Triple Crown Champion. Thus far McGee is leading the way in Briggs Controlled/Animal Medium and Heavy, as well as, Briggs Lite and Heavy. Following suit are Daniel Armstrong in Briggs Jr Sportsman 2 Lite and Heavy and J. Shayne Rheuark in Briggs Heavy and Limited Heavy. As we all know, anything can happen with three races left in the season, so keep your eyes here for the latest in Speedway Dirt news.

For the current points standings, visit www.worldkarting.com/series/dirt/dirtstandings.html. For event and entry information, download the entry form by visiting www.worldkarting.com/downloads/05_entry/0610_waynesfield_dirt.pdf.


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Drivers Daniel Armstrong , Kevin Kopp