WKA: SpeedNews 2004-02-11

WKA's SpeedNews - 02.11.2004 _____________________________ A possible discrepancy involving HPV engine cylinders may exist in the field -- as has been brought to the attention of the World Karting Association and it's National Tech ...

WKA's SpeedNews - 02.11.2004 _____________________________

A possible discrepancy involving HPV engine cylinders may exist in the field -- as has been brought to the attention of the World Karting Association and it's National Tech Committee.

The discrepancy regarding the HPV cylinders in question was thoroughly researched with the importer; and after further review, was found to be inconsistent with a stock manufactured cylinder and by WKA rules, specifically rule 603.6.

Please direct any questions regarding conformity to Manufacturer's Cup 2-Cycle engine rules to WKA's Manufacturer's Cup Technical Director, Gary Schneider, at 414.332.1144.

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On behalf of the WKA, So-Cal Sprinters Kart Club would like to thank all those who participated in the inaugural Horstman Gold Cup West event. The race was a success and we look forward to the remaining three events. In order to let the new series continue its momentum, it has been decided that the final race at Grange Motor Circuit will be a Double Point's race. This will permit Karters the opportunity to race the remaining three events still enabling them a chance at year-end championships.

There has also been a venue change for the June 13th race. Due to a scheduling conflict with the local club at Willow Springs, the June event will be held at Adams Kart Track in Riverside, California. This will give Karters a chance to experience a repaved surface at Adams. There are also plans being made for a special Father-Kid Exhibition Race to be held at this event in honor of Father's Day.

For those who missed the race at Apex, you missed a great time. The series is designed to attract the club racer who would like to participate in a regional series. Check the So-Cal Sprinters Web site at www.so-calsprinters.com, as well as, WKA's at www.worldkarting.com for the latest updates.

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WKA is planning a Weekly Racing Series Q & A Session at Kart Expo International 2004 in St. Charles, Illinois taking place February 21-22, 2004. The session will take place between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 21st in Skybox # 1. This is an excellent opportunity for tracks and participants to have their questions answered regarding the newly formed series designed to recognize local karters on the national level.

Weekly Racing Series Overview:

The WKA Weekly Racing Series will require a minimum of at least 2 participating tracks per region rewarding the top 5 in each Region and top 10 Nationally. A WRS Regional Champion for each category (junior and senior classes will be offered) will be crowned, as well as, a WRS National Champion for each category (who has the most points including all regions).

A racing newspaper will be distributed periodically to all participating tracks. It will cover event results that the tracks have reported to WKA. A Web site dedicated to the Weekly Racing Series is also in the works where results, point standings, news, etc. will be included here as well as.

Participating tracks are required to be a Master Track, in good standing with WKA and have listed at least 10, up to 15, events dedicated to the WRS. Participants in the Weekly Racing Series will need to be members of the WKA and have participated in at least 8 events at one WRS track to be eligible for WRS year-end awards. A WRS membership is available at participating tracks at a cost of $25 for Master Members and $10 for Associate Members. A WRS membership can be upgraded to a full WKA membership within the first 60 days of enrollment for an additional $30 for Master Members and $5 for Associate Members.

Please stop by Saturday in Skybox #1 between 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. to ask questions, share thoughts, and learn more about the WKA Weekly Racing Series starting this season.

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To better accommodate drivers, the class order for the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series Dyno Cams Nationals at CrossRoads Motorplex in Jasper, Florida, April 16 - 18, 2004, has been updated. Drivers in the Briggs Super Heavy class will be competing on Sunday. This is done in an effort to offer those competitors wishing to compete in Briggs Senior or Briggs Heavy on Saturday the opportunity to do so with a lighter schedule.

For entry information, please view worldkarting.com/main/downloads.html to download event specific information for CrossRoads Motorplex.

For a complete schedule of the Briggs & Stratton Speedway Dirt Series and all other WKA National Series, please visit www.worldkarting.com/main/nat-sched.html.

For an updated WKA Divisional & Regional Schedule visit www.worldkarting.com/main/div-sched.html.

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