VEGA SPEEDWAY PAVEMENT SERIES ANIMAL CLASS RULES
Tires to be utilized for the Grand National event will be those that are utilized at the respective WKA recognized divisional tracks.
Chapel Hill, King George, Sandy Hook, Oakland Valley, Poughkeepsie
SPORTSMAN 1:
DRIVER REQ: Age 7 thru 10.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine with a three-hole restrictor plate with 0.225" holes (purple).
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 265 lbs.
OTHER: No steering fairing allowed.
SPORTSMAN 2:
DRIVER REQ: Ages 10 and 12.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine with a restrictor plate top hole 0.275" and a bottom hole of 0.325" (turquoise/blue).
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 290 lbs.
OTHER: No steering fairing allowed.
JUNIOR:
DRIVER REQ: Age 12 thru 15.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine with a 0.505" (Gold) restrictor plate.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 320 lbs.
STOCK MEDIUM AND HEAVY:
DRIVER REQ: Age 15 and older.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHTS: 350 lbs. – MEDIUM, 375 lbs. - HEAVY,
SPORTSMAN 1 CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 7 thru 10.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine with a three-hole plate with 0.225" holes (purple).
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 300 lbs.
SPORTSMAN 2 CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 10 thru 12.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine with a restrictor plate top hole 0.275" and a bottom hole of 0.325" (turquoise/blue)
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 325 lbs.
JUNIOR CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 12 thru 15.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine with a 0.575" (black) restrictor plate restrictor plate.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 375 lbs.
SR CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 15 and older.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 425 lbs.
MASTERS CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 35 and older.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 425 lbs.
SUPER HEAVY:
DRIVER REQ: 15 and up.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 400 lbs.
  
SPEEDWAY PAVEMENT SERIES FLATHEAD CLASS RULES
Tires to be utilized for the Grand National event will be those that are utilized at the respective WKA recognized divisional tracks.
Chapel Hill, King George, Sandy Hook, Riverhead, Oakland Valley, Poughkeepsie

SPORTSMAN 1:
DRIVER REQ: Age 7 thru 10.
ENGINE: ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine with a 0.425 (purple) restrictor plate.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 265 lbs.
OTHER: No steering fairing allowed.
SPORTSMAN 2:
DRIVER REQ: Ages 10 and 12.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine with 0.500 (blue/turquoise) restrictor plate.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 290 lbs.
OTHER: No steering fairing allowed.
JUNIOR:
DRIVER REQ: Age 12 thru 15.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine with a 0.575" (Gold) restrictor plate.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 320 lbs.
STOCK MEDIUM:
DRIVER REQ: Age 15 and older.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 350 lbs.
SPORTSMAN 1 CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 7 thru 10.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine with a 0.425 (purple) restrictor plate.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 300 lbs.
SPORTSMAN 2 CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 10 thru 12.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine with 0.500 (blue/turquoise) restrictor plate.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 325 lbs.
JUNIOR CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 12 thru 15.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine.
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 375 lbs.
SR CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 15 and older.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 425 lbs.
MASTERS CHAMP:
DRIVER REQ: Age 35 and older.
ENGINE: Briggs & Stratton Stock 5 HP Engine
FUEL: Methanol.
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 425 lbs.

  
SPEEDWAY PAVEMENT SERIES LOCAL-OPTION, KID KART CLASS RULES
KID CHAMP KARTS(EXHIBITION ONLY):
DRIVER REQ: Age 5 through 7
ENGINE: Subaru Robin EX13 Overhead Cam 4.5 HP Engine
FUEL: Gasoline
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 260 lbs. minimum kart and driver
KID KARTS (EXHIBITION ONLY):
DRIVER REQ: Age 5 through 7
ENGINE: Comer C-50 or Comer C-51: (See Section 900)
FUEL: Gasoline and Oil
MINIMUM WEIGHT: 150 lbs.
SPEC TIRES: Open Compound
GEAR RATIO: 10/89
SR CHAMP MIXED:
DRIVER REQ: Age 15 and older.
ENGINE; FUEL: Briggs & Stratton Stock Animal Engine with .312 3-hole Gold Restrictor; Methanol
ENGINE; FUEL: Briggs & Stratton Stock Raptor 5 HP; Methanol
ENGINE; FUEL: AKRA Animal Clone; Gas - 94 Octane Max
ENGINE; FUEL: Briggs & Stratton LO206; Gas - 94 Octane Max
MINIMUM WEIGHT: Animal 425 lbs.; Raptor 425 lbs.; Clone 410 lbs.; LO206 390 lbs.
SPEC TIRE: Vega MBS or Burris Asphalt Slick
 
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WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup - A historic American sprint karting series

gold-cup-photoThe WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is a 4-cycle and 2-cycle national sprint series with five races on the schedule in 2012. It is one of the most historic, longest running sprint series in the country and features events in Jacksonville, Fla.; Barnesville, Ga.; South Bend, Ind.; Wampum, Pa.; and Millville, N.J.

Class structure
The Gold Cup was a 4-cycle-only series for the better part of the 15 years. Three 2-cycle divisions – Komet Sportsman (age 7 to 12) and the TaG-powered X-30 Junior (age 12 to 15) and X-30 Senior (15 and up) – were added to the slate in 2012 with hopes of boosting entry counts and diversity in the series.

4-cycle racing is the heart of the Gold Cup. A full slate of Briggs & Stratton Animal and Clone Box Stock-powered divisions is offered for racers age 7 and up. A new division in 2012 is the Briggs LO206 Kid Kart, which runs as a national points class for youngsters age 5 to 7.

Click here to learn more about the Gold Cup class structure.

Weekend schedule
A Gold 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, heats and features for each class.

The past several seasons have seen Gold Cup entry counts around 250 per event. WKA has worked to increase that number with the addition of the Box Stock Clone divisions as national classes in 2011 and, most recently, the insertion of the aforementioned 2-cycle and LO206 Kid Kart national classes.

Popular team locales
Gold Cup teams are located throughout the eastern half of the country. Hot spots for team bases include Maryland, western New York, Georgia and Jacksonville, Fla., mainly on account of series-following kart shops, chassis builders and popular sprint tracks located in these areas. Teams also are located throughout the Midwest and numerous different areas up and down the East Coast.

IMG 0061Full bodywork
The most noticeable difference between 4-cycle Gold Cup karts and typical 2-cycle sprint mounts, besides the engine, is the bodywork.

The Gold Cup Series has long allowed full plastic bodywork packages, including a taller nosecone and full sidepanels, whereas karts in WKA’s Manufacturers Cup Series and other 2-cycle sprint series are required to run the smaller, CIK-style plastic bodywork. The Gold Cup-style bodywork, as it’s commonly referred, make the karts appear similar to an oval-track or sprint-road-race chassis.

Another noticeable difference between Gold Cup and Manufacturers Cup is that Gold Cup rules permit the kart's seat to be mounted in a lower position, allowing the driver to lean back in the go-kart with lower center of gravity. Manufacturers Cup and most all 2-cycle sprint series follow strict seat mounting rules that mandate the driver sits at an upright position.

Past Gold Cuppers
A host of ultra-successful racecar drivers spent time competing and winning championships in the Gold Cup, including NASCAR stars Danica Patrick and Regan Smith, Indianapolis 500 champion Sam Hornish Jr., IndyCar racer Ryan Hunter-Reay and the 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Ronnie Silk.

For more information...
To speak with kart shops, engine builders and/or team members directly involved in WKA Gold Cup Series, start with the following companies - Coyote Motorsports (Rochester, N.Y.); Baker Racing Engines (Bellevue, Ohio); Roberts Kart Shop (Atlanta, Ga.); GT Machine (Longs, S.C.); Mind Game Motorsports (Concord, N.C.); Michigan Kart Supply (Eaton Rapids, Mich.); or Margay Racing Products (St. Louis, Mo.).