05.03.2012 - Man Cup Round Three this weekend at Pittsburgh

CONCORD, N.C. – The WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is back in action this weekend with the CRG America Nationals at Wampum, Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex, the popular western Pa., venue formerly known as BeaveRun.

The fast, technical and tricky 0.8-mile Wilson Circuit at Pitt Race will play host to what’s expected to be another terrific turnout for the third round of WKA’s 2012 Man Cup national tour.

The track should be plenty “racey” enough when practice kicks off Friday morning. The Great Lakes Sprint Series, one of the country’s top WKA divisional circuits, kicked off its 2012 season this past weekend at Pittsburgh, where a strong contingent of teams showed up to race for Great Lakes points, WKA Man Cup divisional series bonuses and gain track time for this weekend’s big CRG America Nationals.

After a cool weekend for the Great Lakes opener, temperatures are expected to be very pleasant this weekend with the Wampum area’s highs predicted in the mid- to upper-70s.

Twenty national main events plus kid kart exhibitions will lead Saturday and Sunday’s charge. Eleven of those divisions will go off Saturday before the weekend concludes with nine races Sunday. After a full day of Friday practice, all classes will get one round of practice, a qualifying session, pre-final and final Saturday and Sunday.

Click here to view the weekend schedule and other important information pertaining to this weekend’s CRG America Nationals.

There are many tight point battles to keep an eye on as the 2012 Manufacturers Cup season nears its halfway mark. Click here to view Man Cup point standings through round two at Kershaw, S.C.

Registration and pre-tech open Thursday afternoon. Registration will be open all day Friday during practice before some of the best 2-cycle kart racing takes center stage Saturday and Sunday.