WKA: Pit Board 2009-01-05

Multiple Winners Take Advantage Of Great Racing Weather 01.05.2009 -- Despite the rough economic times that the nation is facing, the die-hard competitors in the George Kugler/Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup driven by Mazda series proved they...

Multiple Winners Take Advantage Of Great Racing Weather

01.05.2009 -- Despite the rough economic times that the nation is facing, the die-hard competitors in the George Kugler/Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup driven by Mazda series proved they were not going to let that keep them from racing at Daytona International Speedway. WKA is proud to announce the series had 650 entries on the week of December 28 -- 30, 2008; that is quite a remarkable number given the current status of our country.

It was an exciting week all around for the competitors as they began their 2009 season in the warm beachy air of sunny Daytona Beach, FL. There were several competitors who took home multiple trophies that week. Kyle Kalish had a great run picking up win in both finals in the Cadet class. Santino Ferucci picked up a win in the HPV Sportsman and the Yamaha Sportsman classes. Corey Reeves was the man to beat in the HPV Heavy and Yamaha Supercan Lite classes. And newcomer, David Sera, stole the show by winning both TaG classes. Stayed tuned for more detailed information to come.

The series will take a couple of months off before heading out to Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend, IN the weekend of May 1 -- 3, 2009. To view the results from the Margay Racing Products Nationals, go to www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/mc/2009/mc-daytona.html.

For the 2009 Series schedule, visit www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/mc/mc-main.html.

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Successful Beginning For Road Racing And Zoeller

01.05.2009 -- The WKA Dunlop Road Racing Series driven by Mazda enjoyed a successful beginning to the nine-race 2009 season at Daytona International Speedway as a part of Daytona KartWeek 2008. With near record temperatures for the holiday season in Central Florida, the weather was terrific throughout the three-day event while road racers from all parts of the country enjoyed a well-run, organized event by the WKA and its officials.

Despite the challenging economy, entries on the road racing side were solid, reportedly around the 550 to 600 mark. Admittedly down from past years, the entry number was still encouraging on account of the United States' economic difficulties. As always, road racers traveled from all parts of the eastern half of the country for the annual event.

A number of competitors took home multiple race victories on the road racing side. Brad Zoeller was the only three-race winner, driving to victory in WKA 125 Shifter 1 and 2 and Piston Port Can Heavy. Double winners included Lance Fry, Justin Taylor, Chuck Gafrarar, Brian Wilhelm and Randy Fulks.

The series now has a little over two months off before racing resumes at Kershaw, South Carolina's Carolina Motorsports Park on March 20-22. The tour will then stop at Savannah, Georgia's Roebling Road Raceway May 8-10 before heading north to the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course for the Grand Nationals June 12-14. For a complete schedule visit the Road Race homepage at www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/rr/rr-main.html.

For results from Daytona, log onto www.worldkarting.com/pg/series/rr/2009/rr-daytona.html.

-credit: wka

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