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

RaceChaser Staff Go-Karts 0 Comments

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: Carolina Motorsports Park To Host WKA Twin Bill Next Weekend

RaceChaser Staff Go-Karts 0 Comments

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

RaceChaser Staff Go-Karts 0 Comments

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 …

WKA: Tech Inspector Seminars Coming To Ohio, Wisconsin

RaceChaser Staff Go-Karts, Midwest 0 Comments

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

RaceChaser Staff Go-Karts 0 Comments

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 …

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

RaceChaser Staff Go-Karts, Southeast, Sprints & Midgets 0 Comments

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 …

WKA Daytona Dirt: Pro Gas Animal To Pay $2000, Race-Ready Engine To Win

RaceChaser Staff Carolinas Racing, Go-Karts, Southeast 0 Comments

CONCORD, N.C. – The 2013 Daytona Dirt World Championships will include a new class mostly foreign to dirt competitors throughout the country. Baker Racing Engines-sponsored Pro Gas Animal, a division WKA introduced this past year in the Gold Cup Series, will run this December 27-29 at Daytona’s quarter-mile Flat Track and will pay a guaranteed $2,000 to the winner plus …