WKA: Rick Dresang Resigns As World Karting Association President; CEO Van Gilder Also Out

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CONCORD, N.C. – Official PR – Rick Dresang submitted his official resignation as World Karting Association president on Friday, November 14. Included with Dresang’s resignation was the resignation of former WKA Chief Operating Officer Van Gilder. John Ferris, of New Jersey, former WKA 2-Cycle Vice President, was voted in by Board of Trustees to assume the role of president of …

WKA Man Cup Championships To Be Decided This Weekend at New Castle

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CONCORD, N.C. – WKA PR – Carl Barnes Photo – The 2014 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to a close this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park, where national championships will be decided for the Man Cup’s 12 points divisions at the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals. This weekend will mark the series’ second stop at New Castle in …

JEGS/CRA: 15-Year-Old Grant Quinlan to Make JEGS/CRA Debut at Springport

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April 30, 2014 — team release — CFR photo — DEWITT, MI – There’s nothing more that 15-year-old Grant Quinlan can do in a Legends car that hasn’t already been done. The Harrison, Michigan teenager swept the entire season in the Michigan Legends Series from the third race of the 2013 racing season on, winning eight Features in a row to close out the …

WKA: Carolina Motorsports Park To Host WKA Twin Bill Next Weekend

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March 29, 2014 — photo courtesy kart360 — KERSHAW, S.C. – The popular Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, will host one of the busiest national kart racing events of the year April 4-6 when the World Karting Association’s Manufacturers Cup and Road Racing series call the calm, scenic confines of CMP home for three days in early spring. …

WKA: WKA 2-Cycle Spec Oils Announced for 2014 Season

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CONCORD, N.C. – Competitors in the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series and spec-fuel classes in the National Road Racing Series will need to one of the following spec oils to mix with Sunoco racing fuel. The following are approved spec oils in WKA’s 2-Cycle Spec Oil Program for the 2014 season. – AMSOIL Dominator Synthetic – Blendzall 460 Green Racing Castor …

SAD NEWS: Bobby Waltrip Passes Away Sunday Night

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March 24, 2014 — via NBC Sports PR, Jerry Bonkowski — Photo courtesy FOX 8 WGHP — CONCORD, N.C. — Robert Lynn “Bobby” Waltrip, middle brother of NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and Fox Sports announcer Darrell Waltrip and NASCAR team owner and fellow Fox Sports announcer Michael Waltrip, died Sunday. It’s unknown when Darrell and Michael Waltrip were informed of their …

WKA: Gold Cup Opener Attracts Nearly 300 Entries To Jacksonville

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March 14, 2014 — JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Photo Courtesy Double Vision Photography —  The RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup – WKA’s premier 4-cycle series – kicked off its 2014 campaign this past weekend at Jacksonville, Florida’s 103rd Street Sports Complex, where the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals was held at the very popular urban-area kart track. The Gold Cup opener …

World Karting Association: New Coyote Chassis, Kart City Engine to 2014 LO206 Hvy. Nat’l Champ

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February 19, 2014 — CONCORD, N.C. — WKA is pleased to announce some great news for the new LO206 Heavy class in the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series. Rob Smith of Kart City Performance, along with Briggs & Stratton Racing, has stepped up to sponsor this class for the 2014 season. Kart City has purchased a new Coyote …

WKA: Tech Inspector Seminars Coming To Ohio, Wisconsin

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CONCORD, N.C. – Two WKA / SFI Tech Seminars, which offer two-year certification to become a WKA technical inspector, are coming to the Midwest this winter. Both seminars are open to 2-cycle and 4-cycle tech certification. The first comes at the 28th Annual Ohio Valley Karting Association (OVKA) Swap Meet Saturday, February 1 at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio, …

WKA: Senior Pro Gas Animal Will Pay $2100 Minimum Purse at Jacksonville

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CONCORD, N.C. – A $2,100 purse has been posted for the Senior Pro Gas Animal category at the March 7-9 RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series season opener, the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals at the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. The $2,100 will be spread among three classes at Jacksonville. The popular Friday night Pro Gas Animal …

WKA: Gold Cup Series Ramping Up For 2014 Season Opener At Jacksonville

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CONCORD, N.C. – The World Karting Association RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series closed its 2013 campaign with a strong event at Carolina Motorsports Park this past October. The Performance North / Jammer Clutches Nationals, which originally was to be held at North Carolina’s Rockingham Speedway but was moved to Kershaw when in September Rockingham closed unexpectedly, saw approximately …

Raceceiver One-Way Radios Mandatory For WKA Daytona Dirt Junior Classes

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CONCORD, N.C. – The World Karting Association Board of Directors recently voted to approve Raceceiver one-way radio usage for Junior classes at this December 27-29 WKA / Tri-State Dirt World Championships at Daytona International Speedway. The Raceceiver one-way radios will be mandatory for all Junior divisions, comprising Junior 1, Junior 2 and Junior 3. Raceceiver radios will not be mandatory …