Divisional Champion Questionnaire

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Congratulations Champion on your recent accomplishment of winning your respective class(es) within your WKA National Series.  With this, WKA would like to honor you by publishing your driver profile in the Champions Edition of WKA’s Karting Scene (March 2014).  
Thank you and Congratulations!!
World Karting Association
 

 

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FORMS: You can also fill this form out online at worldkarting.com.

PHOTOS: We require one (1) headshot.  Failure to submit photo will result in your name being listed in the end of the National Champions section.

DIGITAL PHOTOS: - Digital photos are preferred and may be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  The subject line and body of the email MUST have the drivers first and last name.  If submitted via CD, CD must be labeled with the drivers first and last name.  CD’s will not be returned unless accompanied by a S.A.S.E.

TRADITIONAL: - When possible, please submit your photos with this questionnaire.  Make certain to clearly label the back of the photo with the drivers first and last name.  Traditional photos should be no larger than 8 1/2” x 11”.  Photos will not be returned unless accompanied by a S.A.S.E.

DEADLINE:  Deadline for submission is Friday February 7, 2014.  

MAIL FORM TO:  WKA National Champions, 6051 Victory Lane, Concord, NC  28027.

CREW:  List your crew members in order of priority.  Space is limited.  WKA’s Karting Scene reserves the right to edit as necessary.

SPONSORS: List your top five sponsors in order of priority.  Space is limited.  WKA’s Karting Scene reserves the right to edit as necessary.

 

NOTICE:  Do not mail this form along with other paper work intended for the WKA office.
 

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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.

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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.).