WKA: Pit Board 2008-03-06

Great Weather, Stellar Entries Headline Successful Return To Charlotte 03.06.2008 - Following a one year hiatus, 2-cycle racing made a triumphant return to the legendary Lowe's Motor Speedway for the SSC East/CRG WinterNationals. Under brilliant...

Great Weather, Stellar Entries Headline Successful Return To Charlotte

03.06.2008 - Following a one year hiatus, 2-cycle racing made a triumphant return to the legendary Lowe's Motor Speedway for the SSC East/CRG WinterNationals. Under brilliant sunny skies, 567 entries jammed the speedways infield area for race #2 of the George Kugler / Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series driven by Mazda.

The top ten in each class was a virtual who's who in 2-cycle racing, led by the return of Pennsylvania's Travis Firing. After a short stint out of racing, the Team Margay driver ripped through the competition, checking in for 3 wins, including the Horstman Manufacturing HPV Lite class, the UEMSI HPV Heavy division, and the ultra competitive Franklinkart.com Tag class on Saturday.

Fellow veteran racer Corey Reeves collected two wins over the weekend in the Mike Doty Racing Yamaha Heavy class, as well as the top honors in the Precision Karting/Yellow- Fin Performance Yamaha Senior Sportsman Lite division.

3 double class winners were found in the Junior ranks over the weekend, led by Austin Self's wins in the Adkins Speed Center HPV Junior Sportsman and KartLift Yamaha Junior Sportsman classes. Jake Cole checked in for two wins, sweeping the Cadet category both days. Not to be forgotten was Spencer Pigot, a double winner in the Yamaha Junior Supercan Lite and Heavy classes.

With two mammoth events under their belts, Daytona and Charlotte, the series takes a 3 month breather, preparing for the Racersites.com Grand Nationals June 13-15 at the Badger Raceway in Dousman, Wisconsin. For complete results from Charlotte, go to www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/mc/2008/mc-lms.html.


Class Order Change For Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series

03.06.2008 - Following several requests, WKA Officials have modified the Saturday class order for the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series. Effective April 18-20 at the Bordeaux Dyno Cams Nationals at Low Country Kartway

The Briggs Heavy Class will be dropped further down in the race order, allowing many competitors who also run the Briggs Lite class to successfully run both. This change should not affect any other drivers running multiple classes on Saturday. The Sunday race order will remain the same.

Updated Saturday Dirt Class Order

1) Briggs Lite
2) Jr. Sportsman 1 Lite
3) Junior Champ Lite
4) Briggs Senior
5) Limited Medium
6) Jr. Sportsman 2 Lite
7) Jr. Sportsman 1 Raptor Champ Race #1
8) Raptor 370
9) Junior Lite
10) Senior Champ Lite
11) Briggs Heavy
12) Jr. Sportsman 2 Raptor Champ Race #1
13) Kid Karts


Gold Cup Tire Rules Revised As Competitors Gear Up For Jacksonville

03.06.2008 - With the beginning of the Gold Cup racing season right around the corner, WKA Officials have announced a revision to the tire rules for the 2008 season.

Beginning with the Tomar Engineering Nationals at the famed 103rd Street Sports Complex, competitors will be allowed to bring either new or used tires up for qualifying, or a combination of both. Tires will NOT be branded this year. Instead, competitors on the Gold Cup Series will follow the same procedures as the Manufacturer's Cup Series. Competitor's tires will be marked upon their completion of qualifying and their heat races. The season is less than one month away as the green flag drops at Jax on March 28TH.


Champion's Driving Suits In

03.06.08 - The 2007 WKA National Championship Driving Suits have arrived at the WKA Office. The shipment will be inventoried over the next few days and then distributed as follows.

The Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series and Rage Speedway Pavement Driving Suits will be handed out to the class champions at their respective national events scheduled for next weekend, March 14-16. Anyone not planning on attending these events can contact WKA with shipping information.

The Gold Cup and Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Driving Suits are scheduled to be shipped to the champions as their next nationals are over 4 or more weeks away.

Congratulations and thank you for your patience.


About the World Karting Association

Based in Concord, N.C., the World Karting Association remains the largest sanctioning body for karting in North America. WKA provides every venue of karting including Speedway, Sprint, and Road Racing as well as 2-cycle and 4-cycle. WKA is honored to be the karting representative to ACCUS and the CIK-FIA. Branded as the "Foundation of Motorsports" WKA enjoys its 36th year of operations. For more information on WKA, log on to www.WorldKarting.com

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Drivers Travis Firing , Spencer Pigot