CONCORD, N.C. – A successful Dirt World Championships this past December at the Daytona Flat Track has prompted WKA officials to schedule another Speedway Dirt show this summer.
The event, titled the WKA Dirt Summer Nationals, will be held July 19-21 at Wheel Crazy Kartway in Johnsonville, S.C., a quarter-mile dirt track about an hour west of Myrtle Beach.
Wheel Crazy hosted the 2011 Tri-State Pro Series opener, but the track has been relatively quiet since. Track owner Michael Stone has been interested in holding a big event at the facility this season, and with WKA looking to promote a national dirt race this season in addition to Daytona, the two parties are very excited to work together and offer a prestigious event with good paying purses and awards for dirt karters.
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The Dirt Summer Nationals will run a very similar format as Daytona. The track will be open Friday for parking and practice. Racing will take place Saturday and Sunday. Approximately 14 classes will be offered each day and the goal will be to finish racing as early as possible to allow teams to enjoy Saturday evening and head home at a respectable hour on Sunday.
Pro money classes will be offered for all age categories. Pro classes will include senior Animal, Clone and Champ; Junior Gold, Junior 2 (Blue) and Junior 1 (Purple). The headline event will be Pro Animal, which will pay a healthy, To Be Announced purse.
In addition to money, Pro class winners will earn guaranteed starting spots to the applicable Pro main event at this December’s 2013 Daytona Dirt World Championships.
The winner’s share of the purses will be announced in the coming weeks.
For senior flat-kart classes, one race day will be devoted to Animal classes and the other day to Clone.
A tire rule will be in place for the event. The tire rule announcement will be made in the coming weeks.
As stated in the WKA Tech Manual and 2013 Tech Updates, Senior Clone classes will run big pipe, open dry clutch and one of the four approved flywheels – ARC 6619; PVL; Raceseng REV WHEEL FINNED S1, all at min. weight of 3 pounds, 2 ounces or Speed Karts Steel Billet S1 at min. weight of 5 pounds, 3 ounces.
All Junior Clone classes will run small pipe and shoe clutch.
Approximately 28 classes will be on the card, and the structure will be very similar to Daytona with Animal, Clone and one Champ class offered to Junior 1, Junior 2 and Junior 3. Senior classes will include, Animal Medium, Heavy, Super Heavy and Masters (35 years old and up) and the same classes for Clone.
An entry form will be posted this spring.
A wide range of sponsorship opportunities is available. A number of announcements regarding this race are forthcoming; be sure to watch WorldKarting.com for the latest news and sign up for WKA’s Pit Board email newsletter, which you can do on the homepage of WorldKarting.com.
Direct WKA Speedway Dirt questions to Keith Shampine at 704-455-1606 ext. 15 or email