WKA: SpeedNews 2004-01-30

WKA's SpeedNews - 01.30.2004 All is in place for the first race of the inaugural WKA Horstman Gold Cup West Series. We would like to thank Horstman Manufacturing for their support as our Title Sponsor for the WKA Gold Cup West. Thanks also to...

WKA's SpeedNews - 01.30.2004

All is in place for the first race of the inaugural WKA Horstman Gold Cup West Series. We would like to thank Horstman Manufacturing for their support as our Title Sponsor for the WKA Gold Cup West. Thanks also to the following Associate Class Sponsors: Empire Karts, Hearn Competition Karting, Nash's Karts, Power House Inc, Shifter Kart Illustrated, and Stith Printing. The class structures have been finalized. Our objections have been to allow both East Coast and West Coast specs to be run together. See you at Apex!

Cadet Sportsman
K-80 Moto
225lbs
4.5 Front & Rear YHC Tires

Jr Superbox
KT-100 Motor
305lbs
Wet Clutch -- 4 Hole Can - YHC Tires

HPV Jr
HPV #2 Pipe
*315/305lbs
WB3A Carb. -- YHC Tires

4 Cycle Jr 1
Briggs Flat -- Meth
235lbs
Red Restrictor 4.5 F&R YHC Tires

Animal -- gas
Gold Restrictor 4.5 F&R YHC Tires

4 Cycle Jr 2
Briggs Flat -- Meth
275lbs
Open Clutch -- YHC Tires

Animal -- gas

Jr World Formula
World Formula-gas
310lbs
Spec Clutch No Restrictor -- YHC Tires

Sr Superbox
KT-100 Motor
335lbs
Wet Clutch -- YHC Tires

Novice Sportsman
KT-100 Motor
350lbs
Open Clutch -- 3 Hole Can -- YHC Tires

Sr HPV 4
HPV #4 Pipe
340lbs
YHC Tires

TAG
Electric Start
385lbs + TAG Motor Handicap
YHC or YGK Tires

World Formula
World Formula-gas
350lbs
Spec clutch & pipe YHC Tires

4 Cycle Sr Heavy
Tecumseh H-50**
365lbs
Gas - Open Clutch YHC or Burris M15

Sr Briggs Animal

Apex 4Cycle Honda
Apex Specs
330lbs

Masters 80cc Shifter
Moto
360 lbs
Open Tire

Masters 100cc Shifter
ICC or Moto
390 lbs.
Open Tire

*WKA Spec cylinder

** Engine Specs per So-Cal Sprinters American Sportsman Class

* Spec fuel will be sold at event
* 40MM max axles in all Jr 1 and Jr 2 Classes
* 50MM max axles in Sr. classes
* Tire and wheel size open for all classes with the accept on of Cadet/ Jr 1 4 cycle
* CIK and WKA body work allowed on all 4 cycle classes

WKA Horstman Gold Cup West
Contact: So-Cal Sprinters, Steve Nieto 909.940.0707 or mtnkart@aol.com

Jan 31 Perris Kart Track
June 13 Willow Springs Raceway
Aug 1 Moran Raceway
Oct 31 Grange Motorcircuit

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This year's KartFest was bigger and better than ever as over 10,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors came through the doors of the Hickory Metro Convention Center in Hickory, NC this past weekend. The weather at least held off until the last day so that everyone could safely make their way to karting's largest trade show in North America.

Also this weekend at the Holiday Inn Select Ballroom, adjacent to the Hickory Metro Convention Center, were three of our National Series Banquets for the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series, Ultramax Racing Chassis Speedway Pavement Series, and the Horstman Gold Cup Series on Friday and Saturday. It was a full house as hundreds attended these banquets. Congratulations to our Triple Crown Champions, Wayne Baker and Jake Crum, winning in the Ultramax Racing Chassis Speedway Pavement Series.

Special Awards are given out every year. See below for a full listing of those who joined the Elite of WKA.

Hall of Fame
Lewis Myers - Speedway Pavement
Jim Russell, Sr - Road Racing

Ann Kugler Award
Carol Gettys - Speedway Pavement

Mechanic of the Year
Keith James - Speedway Dirt
Wayne Baker - Speedway Pavement
Dave Koehler - Gold Cup

Best Appearing Kart / Team
Trevor Bayne - Dirt
Stanley Caroline, III - Speedway Pavement
Margay Team - Gold Cup

George Kugler Sportsmanship Award
Jamie Knopf - Speedway Dirt
Matthew Mascioli - Speedway Pavement
Van Fore - Gold Cup

Most Improved Senior Driver
Jody Davidson - Speedway Dirt
Wayne Winters - Speedway Pavement
Gary Lawson - Gold Cup

Most Improved Junior Driver
Jordan Napier - Speedway Dirt
Jordan Phillips - Speedway Pavement
Brett Peters & Erik Winkle - Gold Cup

Karting Family of the Year
Hawkins Family - Speedway Dirt
Nocella Family - Speedway Pavement
Stefancik Family - Gold Cup

Congratulations to everyone who received honors this year at any one of the National Banquets. Can't wait to see you at the track in 2004!

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Drivers Trevor Bayne , Jake Crum , Jamie Knopf , Jordan Napier , Brett Peters , Wayne Baker