CONCORD, N.C. – WKA officials are busy preparing for one of the biggest Daytona Dirt World Championships in recent memory and with approximately a week and a half until the prestigious event, the class sponsor lineup has been set for the fourth annual Speedway Dirt national event at the Daytona International Speedway quarter-mile limestone-based Flat Track this December 27-30.
The top-paying event is the big $10,000-to-win Pro Clone (big pipe, open dry clutch), which will close out Daytona KartWeek’s schedule as the final feature to run Sunday night, December 30.
Maxxis Goldspeed USA and the North Carolina-based Charger Racing Chassis have signed on to sponsor the big Pro Clone class, which will pay back 10 positions. Over 40 drivers have pre-entered for Pro Clone and many more will be ready to enter at the track.
Saturday night’s headline division is Pro Animal, paying a cool $2,000 to the winner and already boasting over 30 pre-entrants. Briggs & Stratton Racing and New York-based Slack Karts have stepped up to sponsor the Pro Animal event.
Before the big Pro Clone feature goes off Sunday night, junior racers age 12 to 15 will take center stage when Pro Junior Animal goes off prior to Pro Clone. Pro Junior Animal, running gold plate, pays $2,000 to the winner with sponsorship from Platinum Racing Chassis out of South Carolina.
Pro Junior Clone, a popular division for drivers age 8 to 12, will run as Saturday night’s second-to-last class and pay $2,000 to one lucky youngster. South Carolina-based Ultramax Racing Chassis has signed on to back the Pro Junior Clone class, which runs green plate and small pipe.
Pro Junior 2 (Animal and flathead blue plate) for drivers age 10 to 12 will run for $2,000 to win on Sunday afternoon, sponsored by the North Carolina-based Nall Speed Shop. Flatheads get a 10-pound weight break to the Briggs Animal-powered karts.
Pro Junior 1 (Animal purple plate) for drivers age 7 to 10 will go off as the 13th class Saturday. Virginia-based BDL Motorsports has stepped forward to sponsor the big $2,000-to-win affair for the youngest racers in attendance.
Pro Champ will pay $500 to the winner with support from Possum Kingdom Super Speedway in South Carolina.
Many formidable associate class sponsors have given their generous support of this event.
These backers are TS Racing, VEGA, Falcon Race Chassis, DynoCams, Performance Engine & Chassis (PEC), Streeter Super Stands, Frozen Ocean Speedway, MGM Chassis Co., Checkered Flag Fuels, Larry Jones Motorsports, RLV Tuned Exhaust Products, Joe Cool’s Heating & Cooling, Dockside Mobile Graphcis, Aqua Tech Water Specialties, Mazda, Van-K Wheels, National Parts Peddler and Izzy’s Welding.
Click here for the Daytona Dirt World Championship event schedule.
Below is a complete list of class sponsors for the 2012 WKA / Tri-State Series Daytona Dirt World Championships.
Maxxis / Charger Racing Chassis CLONE PRO
Briggs & Stratton Racing / Slack Karts ANIMAL PRO
Ultramax Racing Chassis CLONE JUNIOR PRO
Platinum Racing Chassis ANIMAL JUNIOR PRO
Nall Speed Shop JUNIOR 2 PRO
BDL Motorsports JUNIOR 1 PRO
Possum Kingdom Super Speedway CHAMP PRO
Maxxis CHAMP LITE
National Parts Peddler CHAMP BOX STOCK
Dyno Cams ANIMAL MEDIUM
Falcon Race Chassis ANIMAL HEAVY
Al's Kart Supply ANIMAL SUPER HEAVY
Larry Jones Motorsports BOX STOCK MEDIUM
TS Racing / VEGA BOX STOCK HEAVY
Streeter Super Stands BOX STOCK SUPER HEAVY
Checkered Flag Fuels ANIMAL SENIOR STOCK
Izzy's Welding BOX STOCK SENIOR STOCK
Frozen Ocean (N.Y.) Speedway RAPTOR HEAVY
MGM Chassis Co. JUNIOR 3 LITE
RLV Tuned Exhaust JUNIOR 3 HEAVY
Van-K Wheels JUNIOR 3 BOX STOCK
Streeter Super Stands Junior 2 Lite
Aqua Tech Water Specialties Junior 2 Heavy
TS Racing / VEGA Junior 2 Box Stock
Mazda Junior 2 Champ
Joe Cools' Heating & Cooling Junior 1 Lite
Dockside Mobile Graphics Junior 1 Heavy
PEC Junior 1 Box Stock