Champions Edition questionnaires now online
02.22.2012 – Each spring WKA prints the WKA’s Karting Scene Champions Edition, which recognizes Triple Crown, national and divisional series champions from the previous racing season.
National champion questionnaire forms have been mailed to each of the five WKA national series class champions. While WKA will continue to accept faxed and mailed copies of these questionnaires, there is also an online questionnaire at WorldKarting.com that champions can complete and send directly to a WKA email inbox.
To access the online questionnaire, simply go to WorldKarting.com and look toward the bottom of the right column on the homepage. Click the questionnaire link that pertains to you, complete the form and click the button to send to WKA.
These online forms include Triple Crown champions, national champions and divisional champions.
Deadline for submitting completed champions questionnaires is March 29.
Direct questions to the WKA office at 704-455-1606 or email Karting Scene editor Keith Roberts at
Racing Dreams on PBS Thursday night at 9
02.22.2012 – Racing Dreams, the popular 2009 documentary film that follows the lives and racing seasons of three young WKA Speedway Pavement Series racers, will be aired on PBS’s POV Series this Thursday at 9 p.m.
The following is a press release from Racing Dreams.
Award-winning “Racing Dreams” Follows Three Tweens With Supercharged NASCAR Ambitions; Special POV Broadcast Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 on PBS
Award-winning filmmaker Marshall Curry (Oscar®-nominated Street Fight, 2005; Sundance winner If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, 2011), returns to POV in 2012 with Racing Dreams, a chronicle of two boys and a girl who do something extraordinary: They fearlessly race extreme go-karts at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour in pursuit of trophies and, just maybe, careers as NASCAR drivers. And as the youngsters compete on the track, they also navigate the treacherous road from childhood to young adulthood.
Racing Dreams, winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and executive-produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has its national broadcast premiere on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at 9 p.m., as a special broadcast on PBS’s POV (Point of View) series. (Check local listings.) The film will also stream in its entirety on POV’s website www.pbs.org/pov/racingdreams Feb. 24 - March 24. American television’s longest-running independent documentary series, POV has won a Special Emmy for Excellence in Television Documentary Filmmaking, two International Documentary Association IDA Awards for Best Continuing Series and NALIP’s Corporate Commitment to Diversity Award.
Fondly described as “Talladega Nights meets Catcher in the Rye,” Racing Dreams is a dramatic, funny and sometimes heartbreaking look at the world of NASCAR culture as lived by three young aspirants to race-car glory and their families. The film follows Annabeth Barnes (11 years old), Josh Hobson (12) and Brandon Warren (13) as they compete in the Pavement Series, a yearlong national championship of five races around the country organized by the World Karting Association (WKA).
The WKA’s races have been a breeding ground for NASCAR racers in the past — Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick and others started out racing competitive go-karts — and Brandon, Annabeth and Josh dream of stepping up to the “big leagues,” too.