Last Updated: Wednesday, 08 August 2012 20:09
WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series
KartLift Nationals - Concept Haulers Motor Speedway
Norway, IL -- August 3-5, 2012
UNOFFICIAL 

Komet Heavy
TS Racing.com
  1. Mason Chelootz
  2. Patrick Olsen
  3. Nicky Defronzo
  4. Nick Stagl
  5. James Brock
  6. Jarrett Duncovich
Yamaha Jr Lite
Woltjer Racing Engines
  1. Austin Osborne
  2. Grant Quinlan
  3. Mike McAndrews
  4. Brandon Jarsocrak
  5. Garrett Johnston
  6. Kyle Kalish
  7. Jake Craig
  8. Skylar Robinson
  9. Ryan Raffa
  10. Killian Keaveny

 

TaG Final 2
OTK Kart USA
  1. Mason Chelootz
  2. Chris Wehrheim
  3. Tommy Anderson
  4. TJ Koyen
  5. Sam Beasley
  6. Jacob Knueven
  7. Robby Seward
  8. Logan Bearden
  9. Raquel Martinez
  10. Mark Boos 
Cadet Final 1
RLV Tuned Exhaust Products
  1. Braden Eves
  2. Brandon Lemke
  3. Neil Verhagen
  4. Anthony Gangi Jr
  5. Zach Holden
  6. John Paul Southern
  7. Nick Luedeke
  8. Theo Chick
  9. Michael D Orlando
Parilla Leopard
Grand Products / Top Kart
  1. Mason Chelootz
  2. Logan Beardon
  3. Robert Bujdoso
  4. TJ Koyen
  5. Calvin Stewart
  6. Jacob Knueven
  7. Mark Boos
  8. Robby Seward
  9. Will Owen
  10. Adam Crepin
 Komet Jr Lite
PCR
  1. Kyle Kirkwood
  2. Derek Dignan
  3. Ashley Rogero
  4. Matt Solarczyk
  5. Ryan Raffa
  6. Kyle Kalish
  7. Cole Peterson
  8. Mike McAndrews
  9. Grant Quinlan
  10. Garrett Johnston
Komet Jr Heavy
Orlando Kart Center
  1. Ashley Rogero
  2. Skylar Robinson
  3. Kyle Kalish
  4. Grant Quinlan
  5. Ryan Raffa
  6. Garrett Johnston
  7. Sarah Carmon
  8. Derek Dignan
  9. Kyle Kirkwood
  10. Cole Peterson
Yamaha Supercan Lite
 
  1. Jimmy Clark
  2. Patrick Olsen
  3. Collin Griffin
  4. James Brock
  5. Adam Crepin
  6. Andrew Weiner
  7. Dakota Pesek
  8. Blake Deister
  9. John McCusker
  10. Jackson Mears
 Yamaha Rookie Sportsman Final 2
Mike Doty Racing
  1. Alex Verhagen
  2. Sam Mayer
  3. Max Kaeser
  4. Samel Paley
  5. Maks Kowalski
  6. Nic Sheppard
  7. James Lynch
  8. Madison Campeau
  9. Connor Ferris
  10. Kaylen Frederick
TaG Final 1
Franklinkart.com
  1. Tommy Anderson
  2. Chris Wehrheim
  3. Jacob Knueven
  4. TJ Koyen
  5. Robby Seward
  6. Mason Chelootz
  7. Robert Bujdoso
  8. Colton Ramsey
  9. Scott Kopp
  10. Will Owen 
Komet Sportsman
Adkins Speed Center
  1. Zach Holden
  2. Leonardo Stoia
  3. Brandon Lemke
  4. David Malukas
  5. Braden Eves
  6. Dillion Schwambeck
  7. Austin Schaff
  8. Alex Bertagnoli
  9. Michael Cruz
  10. Jared Cordova
 Yamaha Supercan Heavy
APPCO Racing
  1. Dakota Pesek
  2. Tony Jump
  3. Cody Robinson
  4. Andrew Weiner
  5. Jimmy Clark
  6. John McCusker
  7. Michael Prokup Jr
  8. Collin Griffin
  9. Patrick Olsen
  10. James Brock
Yamaha Sportsman 1
Comet Kart Sales
  1. Neil Verhagen
  2. Brandon Lemke
  3. Michael D Orlando
  4. Jared Cordova
  5. Leonardo Stoia
  6. Kaden Harter
  7. Grant Carter
  8. Braden Eves
  9. Zach Holden
  10. Dillion Schwambeck
TaG Masters Final 1
DRT Racing
  1. Scott Ferris
  2. Jeff Jewell
  3. John Ferris III
  4. Chuck Tate
  5. Kim Carapellatti
  6. Brian McEvoy
  7. Scot Carapellatti
  8. Francois Brun-Wilbaux
  9. Dean Leifheit
  10. Bobby Cummings
 Yamaha Sportsman 2
MRP / Birel
  1. Brandon Lemke
  2. Michael D Orlando
  3. Neil Verhagen
  4. David Malukas
  5. Zach Holden
  6. Leonardo Stoia
  7. Theo Chick
  8. Justin Gordon
  9. Dillion Schwambeck
  10. Simon Sikes
Yamaha Rookie Final 1
N.J. Sprint Series
  1. Alex Verhagen
  2. Sam Mayer
  3. Max Kaeser
  4. Mark J Fineis
  5. Kaylen Frederick
  6. Kyle West
  7. Lanch Carboy
  8. Connor Ferris
  9. Carter Cass
  10. Parker Abed

Komet Lite

J3 Competition

  1. Mason Chelootz
  2. Patrick Olsen
  3. James Brock
  4. Nick Stagl
  5. Jarrett Duncovich
 TaG Masters Final 2
Margay Racing Products
  1. Scott Ferris
  2. John Ferris III
  3. Jeff Jewel
  4. Scot Carapellatti
  5. Chuck Tate
  6. Kim Carapellatti
  7. Bobby Cummings
  8. Brian McEvoy
  9. Peter Cook
  10. Jim Reidy
Cadet Final 2
Grand Products
  1. David Malukas
  2. Brandon Lemke
  3. Jared Cordova
  4. Neil Verhagen
  5. Anthony Gangi Jr
  6. Braden Eves
  7. Kaden Harter
  8. Luke Fineis
  9. Justin Gordon
  10. Michael D Orlando
 Yamaha Jr Heavy
Verde Speed Resources
  1. Kyle Kirkwood
  2. Kyle Kalish
  3. Mike McAndrews
  4. Gresham Wagner
  5. Derek Dignan
  6. Jeremy Klein
  7. Jake Johnston
  8. Garrett Johnston
  9. Emerson Reed
  10. Jake Craig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup - National 2-cycle sprint racing at its finest

The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series open of the most competitive 2-cycle sprint karting series in the United States.

Over the past several seasons Manufacturers Cup nationals have averaged over 500 entries per event. The traditional season opener, annually held Dec. 27-30 at the Daytona Int’l Speedway Sprint Track, regularly boasts over 600 entrants with a record of 690 in 2010.

With nearly every racer running multiple classes on a Man Cup weekend, 500 to 600 entries means approximately 250 to 300 drivers.

The six-race tour features events throughout the eastern half of the country and teams based throughout the country and Ontario, Canada, including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest and West Coast.

In 2013, the series travels to Daytona; Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, S.C.; Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pa.; JET Karting at Michiana in South Bend, Ind.; New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Ind.; and GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.

While Daytona is the premier Manufacturers Cup national event of the year, each season a different track hosts the WKA Man Cup Grand Nationals, where prestigious WKA Eagle trophies are award to main event winners. In 2013 the Grand National is June 28-30 at JET Karting in South Bend, Ind.

Event schedule
A typical Manufacturers Cup weekend consists of four days. Thursday is parking and registration; Friday is practice; and Saturday and Sunday are devoted to one round of morning practice, qualifying, pre-finals and finals for each class.

The only deviation is Daytona, which consists of the same daily schedule, but the days of the week vary from year to year and always fall on Dec. 27-30.

In 2013, 11 classes run each race day. A regular race day begins with gates opening at 7 a.m., practice opening at approximately 8 a.m., and the final main event normally concluding around 6 p.m.

Class structure
Five age categories make up the WKA Man Cup class structure.

Yamaha Rookie Sportsman (age 7 to 10) offers more inexperienced youngsters a chance to hone their skills before advancing to the Junior Sportsman categories (age 7 to 12), which offer three divisions – Cadet, Yamaha and Komet (KPV) Sportsman.
Racers between the ages of 12 and 15 have four divisions in which to compete – Yamaha Junior Lite and Heavy and Komet (KPV engine) Junior Lite and Heavy.

The fourth age category is “senior,” which is for karters 15 years old and up. Seven divisions make up the Man Cup’s senior class structure – TaG, Parilla, Komet Pro and Yamaha. Each senior class runs one program Saturday and Sunday.

The fifth category is “masters,” which is reserved for drivers age 35 and up. TaG Masters is the only class in this category and it runs both Saturday and Sunday on a Man Cup weekend for one class championship.

Click here for more information on the Man Cup Series class structure.

Engines
Fans will see a number of karting engines raced at a Manufacturers Cup national. The Yamaha KT100 is the most prominent with Yamaha Rookie, Yamaha Sportsman, Yamaha Junior and Yamaha Senior. The KT100 is one of the most traditional engines in karting. It has been in the sport since the 1970s and remains one of the most popular engine packages in sprint and enduro road course karting.

TaG engines continue to gain popularity in sprint karting, and a Manufacturers Cup Series offers a program for nearly every water-cooled TaG engine on the market.

Man Cup’s premier TaG classes are TaG Senior and Parilla Senior. Parilla is open only to the Parilla Leopard and the Parilla X30. The Leopard is the most predominant engine in the series as many drivers race it in Parilla Senior and TaG Senior.

The Leopard and X30 may also be run in TaG Senior and TaG Masters, however, they are only two of 10 engines allowed. Other engines you’ll normally see at Man Cup nationals in TaG Senior are the Rotax, Motori Seven and Vortex Rok TT. The Cheetah SQ, Easykart IAME and BMB, Sonik and PRD Fireball are also legal.

TaG engines have different minimum kart weights to balance the competition and speed between engine packages.

The other popular engine in Man Cup is the 100cc Komet Piston Valve, which is slightly faster than the Yamaha, and offers classes in Sportsman, Junior and Senior.

The Cadet Sportsman class runs the Comer K80 engine.

A rich history
WKA’s Manufacturers Cup Series has long history of gifted racers who’ve gone on to successful careers in the highest forms of American motorsports. These include IndyCar and NASCAR stars Danica Patrick and Sam Hornish Jr., the late Dan Wheldon, IndyCar racer turned team owner Sarah Fisher and NASCAR up-and-comer Paulie Harraka.

NASCAR Sprint Cup standouts Jamie McMurray and A.J. Allmendinger continue to compete in the Man Cup Series when their schedules allow. The two have competed in the TaG divisions for several consecutive years at WKA Daytona KartWeek’s Margay Sprint Championships and both attended the Zoom Zoom Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park in March 2011 on an off-Cup weekend.