11.14.2012 - WKA announces Tech Inspector and Race Official training and certification schedule

CONCORD, N.C. – It’s that time of year when our 2- and 4-cycle SFI/WKA Certified Technical Inspectors and Race Officials have concluded their work for the 2012 Competition Year and begin to look forward to their training and certification requirements for 2013. Because SFI/WKA Certification lasts for two years, about half of our Tech Inspectors and Race Officials will need to be recertified. To give them adequate time to plan to attend a seminar and take the required examinations, WKA is announcing its training schedule for the 2013 Competition Year. Following is the tentative schedule. It also includes trade shows and swap meets where WKA will be present.





Trade Shows

November 16 & 17

Syracuse, NY

Tech Inspector

Parts Peddler Show

November 29 to December 1

Orlando, FL


PRI Show

December 6 to 8

Indianapolis, IN



February 7 to 9

Concord, NC

4-cycle Tech

AKRA Trade Show

February 2

Springfield, OH

2 & 4-cycle Tech

OVKA Swap Meet

February 17

Englishtown, NJ

2 & 4 cycle Tech


April 5 to 7

Kershaw, SC

Race Official

Man Cup and NRRS events


WKA still has the flexibility to add more training, either at the events listed or at additional dates and locations. Contact Keith Shampine at the WKA (704-455-1606) for more information.

Race Official Training – For the second year WKA will be offering specific training for our Master Track and Divisional/Regional racing series officials. Modules have been developed in for Race Officials, Young Driver Development, Track Improvement, Divisional and Series Management, and Marketing and Communications. Participants in the Race Official Training seminars can become WKA Certified Race Officials by taking the SFI/WKA Race Official certification examination. All of WKA’s National Race Directors have already become certified.

The 2013 Race Official Training will be offered in conjunction with the WKA national race events at Kershaw, SC in April.

Technical Inspector Training and Certification –See the list above for other dates and locations for Technical Inspection training and certification. The 2012 seminars have been revised and expanded to include the latest technical updates as well as more information on the role of the tech inspector, pre-race tech inspection, tech room procedures and the protest and appeal process. WKA members who wish to become certified as WKA Technical Inspectors will take the SFI/WKA Certification Examination at the conclusion of the seminars. Those passing the open book examination will receive a 2-year WKA/SFI Technical Inspector certification.

The cost for any of these seminars is $125. That includes the seminar, the SFI examination and a copy of the 2013 Technical Manual. Those successfully completing the examination will receive a clothing patch and an ID card and will be included on the list of SFI/WKA Certified Technical Inspectors. For more information, go to worldkarting.com or contact WKA Vice President, Dan Stowell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To register, call Marie Borsuk at WKA Headquarters, 704-455-1606 x11. Participants must be WKA members in good standing and register in advance to attend.