SIMPSON BECOMES TITLE SPONSOR OF DAYTONA DIRT; ADDS $3,000 IN PRIZES TO 2014 MAN CUP BANQUET
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – The World Karting Association and Simpson Performance Products are proud to announce a renewed partnership that returns Simpson to the national karting scene as a major backer of WKA national series racing in the final months of 2014 and into the new 2015 season.
Simpson – the leading manufacturer of safety equipment for the motorsports industry since 1959 – has signed on to become the title sponsor of the 2014 Daytona Dirt World Championships, set to take place December 27-29 at the Daytona International Speedway Flat Track.
2015 CLASS NATIONAL CHAMPION WILL WIN NEW CADET CHASSIS OF CHOICE
WARMINSTER, Pa. - Always looking to support the karting industry as well as the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program, Grand Products, importer of the Top Kart and Comer product lines, and Comer Spa will put a major effort behind a new WKA Rookie Comer class. With unprecedented weekend and championship awards, the new division will be open to all current rookie competitors that are eligible per WKA rules.
Attention IAME Competitors:
IAME USA East is pleased to announce that the World Karting Association has approved the change to move from the Tryton carburetor to the Tillotson HW-27A carburetor on the IAME X30 engine effective for Daytona this December.
This will be a straight up exchange that will be completely “FREE OF CHARGE” for IAME customers. This change was implemented to better serve the racer as this new carb is more user friendly, has much greater reliability, and the replacement parts are a fraction of the price. Once again, this exchange doesn’t cost the racer anything.
KERSHAW, S.C. – David Kalb Jr., Zach Wells and 13 other drivers raced to victory this past weekend at the WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series’ GT Machine Grand Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park.
The event closed out the 2014 Gold Cup Series and the World Karting Association 2014 competition season. Over 200 entries made the event a successful close to this year’s four-race Gold Cup campaign. All Pro Gas Animal classes featured double-digit entry counts, and the LO206 Kid Kart division attracted eight youngsters each day, which were the best Kid Kart fields since WKA began offering the class in Gold Cup in 2012.
Ohio’s David Kalb Jr. and Maryland’s Zach Wells split the six Junior divisions and each became the weekend’s only three-time winners.
CONCORD, N.C. – WKA Speedway Dirt racing has been held at the Daytona International Speedway Flat Track every December since 2009. This December for the first time in the Daytona Dirt World Championships’ history at the DIS Flat Track, camping will be allowed in designated areas inside the main pit area.
In past years at the Dirt World Championships, attendees camping in their RVs have been forced to move their units to the West Lot, a parking area located adjacent to the Flat Track pits. That policy will change at this year’s event as WKA and DIS officials have arranged for Speedway Dirt racers who wish to camp to do so inside the pit area, in the same spots they will be racing out of, if they wish.