WKA: Pit Board 2009-06-11

WKA's Pit Board - 06.11.2009 *** Gold Cup Money Race Sponsors Lining Up For G & J Event 06.11.2009 -- As the second 2009 race of the 2009 Bully Clutches Gold Cup Series nears at G & J Kartway in Camden, Ohio, July 3-5, interest continues to...

WKA's Pit Board - 06.11.2009

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Gold Cup Money Race Sponsors Lining Up For G & J Event

06.11.2009 -- As the second 2009 race of the 2009 Bully Clutches Gold Cup Series nears at G & J Kartway in Camden, Ohio, July 3-5, interest continues to increase with regard to the second Money Race of the season. Following a successful Round 1 in March at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, competitors and sponsors are lining up for what should be another explosive event.

With every participant in the field receiving money or product in Round 1, the effort to provide the same in Round 2 is shaping up nicely. Stepping up to the plate are G Man Kart Works, Baker Racing Engines, Absolute Auto and Wells Motorsports, Robertson Torque, Briggs & Stratton Motorsports and Bear Racing Engines.

The top five in the event will be receiving a money payout with the intent of the remaining positions receiving product. The 30-lap event will again follow a full day of practice on Friday and will have with a mandatory fuel stop at halfway. At that time, a pill will be drawn to determine how many positions in the field will be inverted, making for an exciting second half. Initial starting positions will also be determined by a pill draw.

In March, four-time National Champion Gary Lawson from Mentor, Ohio, drew the No. 8 pill at halfway, then blasted his way back to the front to claim the top prize. Lawson will be looking to make it two in a row, but will be met with even stiffer competition in Round 2.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Marie Borsuk (704.455.1606 Ext. 11) or Steve Baker (419.483.8992). To view the G & J Kartway entry blank, visit www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2009/0703_camden_gc.pdf.

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Attention Teenage Karters: BBC Worldwide Casting For New Television Karting Series

06.11.2009 -- BBC Worldwide and the World Karting Association are casting for a 10-part documentary series set in the world of teen karting. We are looking for dedicated racing families with racing children between the ages of 8 to 15. If racing is a family passion and you've arranged your life around it, we'd like to speak with you about possibly being involved in our series.

We're planning on being at Elkhart Lake, Wis., for the Zoom Zoom Nationals at Road America on July 10 and 11 to interview perspective families and shoot some "day in the life" type footage on and off the track.

Once a cast is in place, the series will be shot over several months in late 2009, early 2010 and follow the families on the road as they compete. Casting is open to all families regardless of income, skill level and depth of experience. Perspective families must travel regularly for competitions and racing must be a true family priority. Families must be available to be interviewed on July 10 and 11 at Road America.

BBC Worldwide is a division of the BBC. We produce Dancing With the Stars, The Great American Road Trip, What Not To Wear, Moving Up and other hit shows in the U.S. and abroad.

For more information on the series, families can contact BBC Executive Producer Joe Livecchi at 212-974-9050 or fax us at 212-974-9323. You can also contact WKA Executive Director Van Gilder at 229-339-4414 or fax him at 704-455-1609.

We look forward to seeing you on the track!

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CKI Series Sets '09 Schedule, Makes Other Announcements

06.11.2009 (Phoenix) -- Following the successful debutant event for the Championship Karting International in May at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana, the remainder of the series' 2009 has now become official.

The four-race tour will make its second stop later this month, June 26-28 the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J. CKI racers will have the month of July off before traveling west to Southern California's Auto Club Speedway for Round 3 of the series Aug. 7-9. CKI's inaugural campaign will conclude Oct. 9-11 at the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in Norman -- the site of this year's Rotax Grand Nationals.

The Grand Prix of New Jersey will feature big prizes and six classes, including KZ2, KF2, IAME Sr., KF3, IAME Junior and Cadet. Rotax Masters will also be offered at New Jersey as a Local Option class. Entries are now being accepted through at the newly launched event pages on CKI's website, offering racers an easy to use, one-stop portal to register for races. Check it out at www.championshipkartracing.com.

∑ On-Demand Coverage of New Castle Event Now Available

CKI is pleased to unveil complete video coverage of the Grand Prix of New Castle, available at www.championshipkartracing.com. The "first of its kind" production features complete coverage of every class, plus interviews with top pilots, behind the scenes looks at race prep, leader board updates, race analysis, color commentary, post-race wrap-up reports and Formula One-style podium debriefs with winners.

A first in karting, the video production features "Network TV-style production" with enhanced graphics and live timing. Produced by CKI in a partnership with SpeedcastTV.com and RaceFanRadio, complete coverage from each of CKI's six classes at the event and almost 3 _ hours of race action are available at CKI's Web site.

∑ $500 Up For Grabs In 25-lap Tuner Race At Jersey

CKI is launching another innovative idea to "crank up the competition" at the CKI Grand Prix of New Jersey: CKI's F1 New Jersey Tuner Challenge. All mechanics working with a driver entered in the New Jersey event are invited to compete in this "winner take all" 25-lap event. CKI is offering a $500 prize to the winner; the entry fee is $100.

The race will take place Saturday at 5:30 p.m., right after the track goes cold following the day's final heat. As a fun way to get the tuners out of the pits and on the track, each will pilot one of F1 New Jersey's Rimo Karts, powered by Honda 9 horsepower motors -- creating a level playing field to showcase tuner talent in behind the wheel.

The Tuner Challenge will be held on F1 New Jersey's 0.5-mile Avenger Course -- a worthy test for anyone behind the wheel. Immediately following the race CKI will host a Hamburger & Hot Dog Cookout for all teams and drivers entered in the Grand Prix of New Jersey.

Further details about upcoming events will be coming soon. CKI sponsors include Bridgestone Tires, Italian Motorsports and Russell Motorsports Specialties. For more information about CKI sponsors, visit www.championshipkartracing.com.

-credit: wka

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