WKA: SpeedNews 2004-04-15

WKA's SpeedNews The WKA Weekly Racing Series is officially underway. Speedway tracks, Southern Pitt and Margarettsville, have logged in their first events and sent in results with some impressive numbers. Over 50 drivers have already accumulated...

WKA's SpeedNews

The WKA Weekly Racing Series is officially underway. Speedway tracks, Southern Pitt and Margarettsville, have logged in their first events and sent in results with some impressive numbers. Over 50 drivers have already accumulated points and established their RPM. Twenty-five tracks will ultimately make up the inaugural WKA Weekly Racing Series. Spread out over two divisions, Sprint and Speedway, and two geographical regions, it is full speed ahead for the 2004 season. Results and points standing will be posted once complete.

A question that continues to come up is whether a driver needs to be a WKA Master Member for $55 and a WRS Member for $25. The answer is no. The driver need only be one or the other. If you are already a WKA Master or Associate membership, you do not need to join as a WRS Member. If you are not a member and wish to join, your options are to join as a WKA Master Member (receiving WKA's Karting Scene magazine, the WKA Tech Manual, and license to compete at the Divisional and National levels) or join as a WRS Member and be licensed to compete at WRS events only. A WRS membership may be upgraded to a WKA membership within the first 60 days by contacting WKA Headquarters and paying an additional $35.

In the next few days, the WRS Awards Program will be announced via SpeedNews and JoeKarter.com. Please keep an eye out for this exciting announcement!

For more information on WKA's Weekly Racing Series, log on to www.JoeKarter.com.

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There have been many attacks against our military forces serving in the Middle East. Many of us still have friends and family or know of people who are still serving overseas. Andrew Ryan, a Dunlop Tire Road Racing Series competitor, has a brother Mike who is in Fallujah serving with the United States Marines Corp. Recently he survived a direct hit from a missile that took out his barracks in the middle of the night. One of Mike's best friends in his unit is in a coma in a hospital in Germany with severe head injuries.

Things are not going well in Iraq and other parts of the world where we have a military presence. So please keep our WKA family and all soldiers in your thoughts and prayers. Mike made a special trip to VIR last year to watch his brother and others compete. He was the one that got the family involved in road racing. It will be a great day when we see Mike and the others listed in our special section (www.worldkarting.com/main/wka_heros.html) back at the track.

WKA welcomes any stories and/or thoughts you would like to share with our membership and visitors regarding your family and friends, serving to protect this fine Nation in which we live!

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