WKA: Pit Board 2009-11-24

WKA's Pit Board - 11.24.2009 *** LO 206 Class makes WKA Dirt debut at Daytona 11.24.2009 -- World Karting officials have announced the addition of the Briggs LO 206 Class, adding to an already spectacular Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt...

WKA's Pit Board - 11.24.2009


LO 206 Class makes WKA Dirt debut at Daytona

11.24.2009 -- World Karting officials have announced the addition of the Briggs LO 206 Class, adding to an already spectacular Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt class lineup for the newest version of Daytona KartWeek, Dec 28-30 at Daytona International Speedway.

The addition of the LO 206 Class on both race days brings the total number of classes to 24 that will be running in the Dirt World Championships. Added as a local-option class, the LO 206 features a PVL ignition with a 6100 rpm rev limiter, an on board rewind starter and fuel pump. One of the benefits of the LO 206 motor is the ability to be built as drivers climb up the racing ladder.

Although the LO 206 class will be run both days as a Local Option class, it will join the balance of classes as part of the $250 to win purse structure. To view the updated Daytona Dirt World Championship entry blank, go to www.worldkarting.com.


Manuf. Cup tire rules announced for Daytona

11.24.2009 -- Following a most successful procedure at the season-ending event in Charlotte, WKA officials have announced the continuation of the tire rule for the George Kugler / Bridgestone Manufacturer's Cup Series driven by Mazda Margay Sprint Championships Dec 28-30 at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.

Competitors coming to the event running a class that utilizes Bridgestone tires will adhere to the following rules.

1: Tires mounted and branded at Charlotte, but unused, may be run at Daytona, BUT must be presented for re-inspection.
2: New tires must be unmounted and in the wrapper when they are presented for branding.
3: Qualifying starts with new tires.

The same policy will be put in place for Daytona, as was Charlotte.

1: New or Used Tires are allowed. But they must be presented for branding. Tires branded at Charlotte are OK.

Branding procedures will be taking place at a designated time to be announced on Monday, Dec. 28, the official practice day for the series. Any competitors that do not have tires branded on practice day will have the opportunity to get their tires branded race day morning, prior to qualifying.

To view the updated schedule for the Margay Sprint Championships, go to www.worldkarting.com.


Economic Impact Study by ACCUS
(From L.E.K. Consulting)

11.24.2009 (LOS ANGELES) -- We need your help to make our organization better.

We are conducting a brief survey to understand total spending on motorsports-related services and products over the past 12 months. Your input is very valuable to us and will help us secure additional resources to better the organization and its events.

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes of your time. All responses will remain completely anonymous and confidential.

Thank you very much for your help!



MOTUL awarded official oil of PRI / CKI Karting All-Star Classic

11.24.2009 (PHOENIX) -- The Championship Karting International Series is pleased to announce that MOTUL will be the official oil of the fourth annual PRI/CKI Karting All-Star Classic. With the event taking place on the grounds of the Orlando Convention Center during the famed Performance Racing Industry show, all competitors in both the divisions will utilize MOTUL oil products.

"We are thankful to have MOTUL step up and support us in our efforts at this year's All-Star Classic," stated Director of Operations Kevin Williams. "It is companies like this that add to our program with each passing event, and we are glad to have MOTUL on board."

MOTUL was established in 1853, and with over 150 years of experience MOTUL continues to provide the best to its customers. Being always on top of new technologies, MOTUL is a pioneer in synthetic lubricants. From 1971, MOTUL elaborates the world first automotive lubricant 100% synthetic. MOTUL, the first lubricant company to use the ester technology which provide a lubricity, temperature and shear resistance like no other technology on the market. MOTUL motor oils, brake fluids, transmissions fluids, allow competitors of the world, from grassroots to top factory teams, to get the most out of their machines.

The Kart Grand Prix oil is 100% synthetic ester base product specially designated for karts that run from 18,000 to 23,000 rpm's. This very clean burning, very high lubricating power decreases friction and wear. It prevents sticking of piston rings and exhaust power valves. Kart Grand Prix is CIK/FIA approved.

Along with trackside signage, promotional spots during the event and a strong presence, MOTUL representatives will also be on site to answer any questions regarding their product line and provide insight into their oil.

Next up for CKI in 2009 is the annual PRI Trade Show for the PRI/CKI Karting All-Star Classic. Stay tuned to www.championshipkartracing.com for up-to-date information, photos and results. The PRI show is held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from December 10th -- 12th with the PRI/CKI Karting All-Stars Classic taking place on the evening of December 10th. Admission to the event is free for PRI attendees and exhibitors with PRI show credentials.

-credit: wka

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