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11.25.2015 – Happy Thanksgiving To All From WKA

CONCORD, NC – Racing will take a brief pause this week, as members of the motorsports industry take time to spend with their families for the Thanksgiving Holiday, giving thanks for another great year, personally and professionally.

On behalf of the World Karting Association, our sincerest and humblest thanks to all the competitors, sponsors, Moms and Dad, Grandparents, additional family members, and countless others for helping to make the 2015 season for the World Karting Association a great turning point to what is expected to be a blockbuster year in 2016.

We wish each and every one of you the safest and happiest Thanksgiving ever, as you spend time with your family, truly celebrating what is most important. We then look forward to having our karting family back with us next year, beginning with the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek at the World Center of Racing December 27-30.

Safe Travels this Holiday Season, and Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

11.25.2015 – BDL Motorsports Returns as Daytona Dirt Sponsor

CONCORD, NC – As the excitement continues to build for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, so does the list of sponsors. World Karting is proud to announce the return of BDL Motorsports as one of the official sponsors of the WKA/Unilli Tires Dirt World Championship.

Sponsoring the Pro Junior Heavy Class last year at Daytona, BDL Motorsports returns as the sponsor of the Pro Junior 2 Clone Heavy Class, as well as the Senior Champ class for the 2015 edition of Daytona KartWeek.

WKA thanks David Henderson and the staff at BDL Motorsports for their continued participation in the Dirt World Championship, as entries continue to pour into the prolific annual event at the World Center of Racing.

Anyone wishing to inquire about sponsorship opportunities can contact Buddy Long at the WKA Office at (704) 455-1606, extension 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.

11.24.2015 – Tech Manual On Its Way

CONCORD, NC – As an early Christmas gift to many, the 2016 version of the WKA Tech Manual has completed the printing process, and as of Friday November 20, had begun to make its way from the printers, and into the mail boxes of all WKA Master Members.

With the Thanksgiving Holiday upon us, members may not receive the new edition of the rules book until after the holiday is complete, with many sure to receive them no later than the first week of December.

For those wishing to purchase a Tech Manual, cost of a book is $30, plus shipping and handling. To make arrangements to acquire a Tech Manual, contact Jeannie Harrison at (704) 455-1606, ext 110, beginning Dec 1st.

11.23.2015 – November Board Minutes Posted Re: Road Race Wet Weather Policy

CONCORD, NC – The minutes from the latest WKA Board of Trustees Meeting from November are now available online. The main topic of the November meeting pertained to the status of the National Road Race Series Rain/Wet Track Policy.

Competitors are encouraged to read the minutes, as the results of the meeting will have a direct bearing on the season opening event at Daytona International Speedway for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek slated for December 27-30.

To view the November minutes, click here.

11.18.2015 – Charger Racing Chassis, MC Motorsports back at Daytona Dirt

CONCORD, NC – With the recent announcement of the return of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championships to the Dirt Track at Daytona for another year comes many of the sponsors from last years event returning as well.

WKA is proud to announce the return of Charger Racing Chassis and MC Motorsports to their respective sponsorship roles for yet another year.

In 2014, Charger Racing Chassis, led by Boomer Hawk, sponsored the Pro Animal Heavy Class on Day 1 of the Dirt World Championships. With that class returning to the fold again this year, as well as a $5,000 to win carrot dangled out there, this years Pro Animal Heavy class is expected to again be busting at the seams, with 51 drivers vying for the top payday last year.

Much like Boomer, Matt Connell and the MC Motorsports group have been involved in the Dirt Motorsports world for years.  Sponsoring the Pro Junior 1 Heavy class 1 season ago, MC Motorsports returns as yet another proud class sponsor in 2015.

The return of these two long standing Dirt figures in the karting world is just the tip of the iceburg, as calls and inquiries for sponsorship and parking are flooding the WKA Office daily, making the latest edition of the Unilli Dirt World Championships another monster of a race for the holidays.

Anyone wishing to take advantage of the limited front row parking spots, or sponsorship, can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or buddy@worldkarting.com.

11.18.2015 – Tier 1 Deadline For Daytona Kart Week Fast Approaching

CONCORD, NC – The deadline for the first tier for entry fees for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek Dec 27-30 for the WKA National Road Race Series, as well as the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup/Winter Cup Series is fast approaching. Deadline for Tier 1 is Wednesday November 25 for competitors wishing to take advantage of the lowest pre entry rates.

The second tier will kick in November 26, and run through December 11. After that, competitors will be required to pay the At Track fees.

Interest, as well as entries is pouring into the WKA Office everyday for the latest edition of the karting spectacle at the World Center of Racing, Daytona International Speedway. The event, which also includes the Unilli Dirt World Championships on the flat track, will be joined by the inaugural appearance of the WKA Winter Cup, comprised of a number of classes from the Mfg Cup and RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, running 2 different series at the same time, with points being accrued simultaneously in the 2 series.

To view the respective entry blanks and get your entries in, click on Racing Series on the WKA website, then click Daytona Entry blank under any and all of the 3 series.

11.17.2015 – Winter Cup Series Kicks Off At Daytona, Class Structure, Jax Entry Blank Online

CONCORD, NC – The beginning of the 2016 national points season for the World Karting Association will feature yet another new series for the new year. Joining the Dirt, Road Race, and Manufacturers Cup Series for Daytona Kart Week in December will be the all-new WKA Winter Cup Series.

Combining a mixture of classes from both the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup and RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, the Winter Cup will blend into the newest version of the Margay Sprint Championships at Daytona, with a total of 8 of the 10 classes running for Winter Cup points, as well as Mfg Cup points, for those running in 2 cycle.

Classes that will make up the all-new Winter Cup program include Mini Swift, Pro IAME Junior, Yamaha Sportsman, Pro IAME Senior, Pro TaG Sportsman, and Kid Karts from the Mfg Cup Series, while many are excited about the inclusion of the LO206 Junior and Senior classes from the Gold Cup Program.

With the mix of 2 series, drivers will follow the 2016 rules for the 2 respective national series, as per the WKA Tech Manual. 2 cycle drivers will follow the 2016 Mfg Cup engine, chassis, and tire specs, while LO206 will adhere to the policies for 2016 for Gold Cup.

While Race 1 for the Winter Cup also serves as the first national event of the year for the Mfg Cup Series, the format will remain the same throughout the 3 race series, with competitors participating in qualifying, 2 heat races, and a final each day, with awards available each day for competitors in the top 5.

Once the series departs Daytona, all eyes will focus on the series second event February 5-7 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, with the series finale to be 1 month later, March 4-6 at Go Pro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina.

Points will be specific to the 3 race Winter Cup program, as there will be no divisional or regional points added in to determine the eventual Winter Cup Champion at the season ending event, thus allowing Champions, as well as the second and third place finishers in the overall standings to be determined, and crowned in Mooresville.

Many companies, such as Margay and Ionic Edge Chassis, have incorporated an arrive and drive program for Daytona. Be sure and contact these companies if you would like to take part in the inaugural edition of the WKA Winter Cup Series.

For those unable to make it to Daytona, the February Entry Blank for the Jacksonville event is online, as well as the Class structure. Be sure and click on Racing Series on the World Karting Home Page, which will then allow you to check out the 2016 national schedule, class structure, and future entry blank information.

11.16.2015 – Welage and Kardashian Head Mfg Cup Champions List for 2015

While the 2016 season opener for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup season is less than 6 weeks away in Daytona, there is just enough time to pause and relive the 2015 season that led to a pair of multiple champions, in what turned out to be one of the most enjoyable seasons for competitors in recent history.

Heading the list of champions this season was Ohio driver Jason Welage, taking home 3 titles, one of those in the all new, and most popular IAME sponsored Swift Cup class. Unfortunately, the designation of the Swift Cup class as Local Option prevents Welage from claiming one of the most prestigious awards in karting, the Triple Crown. However, many were pleasantly surprised that the Swift Cup class not only came out of the gate quickly at the second event at Go Pro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, but eventually turned into one of the Must See events each weekend on the Mfg Cup Series. So while 2 national titles and a Local Option title went into Welage’s record book this year, the popularity and strength of the Swift Cup class clearly allows Welage to be safe in the knowledge that 3 very tough titles were indeed earned.

In addition to Welage’s Swift Cup championship, the Ohioan also claimed the Comet Kart Sales Yamaha Sportsman and DRT Racing Pro TaG Sportsman titles as well.

Joining Welage as a multiple champion was Alexander Kardashian, taking the Tillotson Pro X30 and HYTORC of Texas Pro Leopard Senior titles, making these 2 drivers the only multiple champions in 2015. Other champions included:

Dakota Pesek: Zero Error Racing Yamaha Senior Pipe

Brandon Lemke: KARTSPORT North America Pro IAME Junior

John Paul Southern Jr: Woltjer Racing Engines Yamaha Junior

Donald Whorton II: New Jersey Sprint Series Yamaha Rookie

Benjamin Maier: CRP Racing Kid Karts

With the Swift Cup class not cranking up until the series second event at Go Pro Motorplex, the battle for the title was even harder to claim, with Pauly Massimino and Welage splitting the wins down the middle at 2 apiece. However, consistency would play a key role in this class, with Welage able to maintain solid runs throughout the season, netting him the title. Connor Ferris was also able to maintain a consistent season, coming home second in the standings, pinned in between the 2 winners, with Massimino third, followed by Tyler Ferris and Luca Mars. Rounding out the top 10 were Owen Mahle, Eli Trull, Annie Rhule, Robert Noaker III, and Caleb Bacon.

Massimino would return as a threat in several more classes, including the Comet Kart Sales Yamaha Sportsman Class, being 1 of 4 different winners in this class for the year. And once again, consistency would play the key role, as Welage took the title, all without aid of a win. With Massimino, Aiden Harrington, and Gage Rodgers scoring wins in this class, Robert Noaker III would  become the only repeat winner, taking wins at New Castle and Pittsburgh. However, with Noaker missing the series third event in Wisconsin, his title hopes were dashed. So again, a steady and most consistent Welage took another title. Noaker came home second in the standings, with Massimino, Rogers, and Tyler Ferris completing the top 5. Rounding out the top 10 were Madison Campeau, Joshua Warren, Thomas Schrage, Kaden Wharff, and Emil Schluz.

The third time was again the charm for Welage, securing the title in the DRT Racing Pro TaG Sportsman class, taking 2 of the 5 wins on the season. The steadiness of Luca Mars finally paid off at New Castle, as the young driver checked in for his lone win of the season, netting him the runnerup honors in the series standings. Noaker came home third, with Connor Ferris and Pauly Massimino completing the top 5. Rounding out the top 10 were Madison Campeau, Gage Rodgers, Kaden Wharff, Thomas Schrage, and Caleb Bacon.

Switching to Senior action, Kardashian took the first of his 2 titles in the HYTORC of Texas Pro Leopard Senior class. Kardashian remained patient and consistent throughout the season, as Dustin Stross, Jacob Donald, Andrick Zeen, and Derek Dignan all claimed wins. But Kardashian saved the best for last, taking the win, and subsequent title at Pittsburgh. Dignan came home second in the series final rundown with Zeen, Olivia Horn, and Austin Osborne rounding out the top 5.

While Kardashian went without a win in the Tillotson ProX30 Senior Class, consistency again paid off, as the young driver laid claim to his second title of the year, again besting Derek Dignan, with Dustin Stross, Andrick Zeen, Abby McLaughlin, and Olivia Horn completing the top 6.

They say it only take 2 karts to make a race. And in the Zero Error Racing Yamaha Senior Pipe class, the statement was spot on, with Dakota Pesek and Derek Hughes enjoying some great battles this year, with Pesek claiming 4 of the 5 wins, the other going to TJ Koyen in Wisconsin. Hughes finished second in the standings with Tony Peterson coming home in third. The class will change over to a Yamaha Senior Can class in 2016, a move many view as most popular for the new year.

In Junior competition, Brandon Lemke was clearly on top of his game in the KARTSPORT North America Pro IAME Junior class. After Zach Holden reeled off wins at Daytona and Go Pro, Lemke slammed the door shut on victory lane, taking the remaining 3 events, as well as the title. Holden would finish second, followed by John Paul Southern Jr, Jack Miller, and Geo Bromante. Top ten were made up by Alex Bertagnoli, Leonardo Stoia, David Malukas, Michael Cruz, and Scott Beyer.

Southern would not be shut out of champions circle, as he claimed the Woltjer Racing Engines Yamaha Junior title, with Zach Holden and Brandon Lemke again the chief Rivals to Southern in the class. Lemke appeared headed for another title, after taking 3 of the 5 wins in the class at Daytona, New Castle, and Pittsburgh. Bromante took the win at Go Pro, while Southern claimed his loan win of the season in Dousman, Wisconsin. Holden’s consistency netted him second in the standings with Lemke, Marina Walters, and Drew Lindley the top 5. Bromante came home 6th overall, with Ariana Gnad, Austin Schulz, Brody Warren, and David Malukas completing the top 10.

In the New Jersey Sprint Series Yamaha Rookie Class, Donald Whorton II had a bookend season of victories, taking the wins at the season opener at Daytona, as well as the finale in Pittsburgh, good enough to claim a solid title over Nick Snell, while Owen Mahle, Lucas Smalec, and Eli Trull completed the top 5. Top ten were made up of J.Elliott Cox, Riley Erickson, Nicholas Terlecki, Annie Rhule, and Isaac Beekman.

Last, but certainly not least were the always exciting CRP Racing Kid Karts as Benjamin Maier came away with the title. While title chasers Adam Brickley and Caleb Gafrarar claimed the Daytona and Go Pro wins, Maier would reel off 3 straight to take the title in yet another most competitive class. Brickley and Gafrarar would make up the top 3, while Sofia D’Arrigo and Danny Dyszelski IV completed the top 5. Rounding out the top 10 were Sam Corry, Austin Olds, Ava Dutton, Aubrey Adams , and Hoyt Mohr.

The champions, as well as top 10 finishers, and many other most worthy recipients of special awards will be recognized at the series annual awards presentation December 27 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Spa, same location as last year. The Mfg Cup Banquet will be the only banquet this year at Daytona, as the Road Race Series awards banquet will be held later at another location. Be sure and make your reservations now for the season ending awards presentation. Information can be obtained by viewing the Daytona Mfg Cup Entry blank online, or by contacting Marie Borsuk at World Karting at (704) 455-1606, EXTENSION 111, or reaching her at marie@worldkartig.com.


The 2016 schedule is pretty well set with dates and venues for the series first 4 events in place. The final venue is New Castle, with the final date in September to be finalized shortly.


Here is a look at the 2016 National Schedule for Mfg Cup:


Dec 28-30: Daytona

April 1-3: Go Pro Motorplex, North Carolina

July 15-17: New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 19-21: Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Sept: New Castle Motorsports Park. Date to be determined shortly.


On behalf of the World Karting Association, special thanks out to Kevin Hunley and Bridgestone for their title sponsorship of the series for another year. Thanks to all of our race sponsors, Margay Racing Products, IAME USA, McLaughlin Motorsports, and Top Kart USA. Thanks to all of our class sponsors mentioned earlier, including Streeter Super Stands, the sponsor of the Fast Time Awards this year.


And thanks to all the champions, drivers, sponsors, crewmembers, fans, Moms and Dads, Grandparents, and all the many fine people who helped make this years edition of the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series most enjoyable.


We wish you the very best of the Holiday Season. And we will see you in Daytona!!!!!!

11.12.2015 – Crouse, Headley, Alder, and Miller lead All Winners in Memorable Gold Cup Season

CONCORD, NC – When the 2015 version of the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup season started back in March at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, many should have known then that the 4 victories snared by Aiden Baker Crouse would be just a small taste of the top shelf of the podium for the young Sportsman driver. In fact, it served as just one-fourth of the national event and Friday Night Shootout wins the North Carolina driver would attain in the 2015 season, as Crouse totalled16 victories in all for the year.

Crouse’s path of multiple wins spread like fire throughout the pit area to other camps, as Senior driver Paul Headley, carrying the banner for the Animal ranks in 2015, notched 9 wins, while Junior Class competitors Jason Alder and Matthew Miller would take 8 and 6 wins respectively, with Alder matching Crouse at the season opener in Jacksonville with 4 wins.

The end result of all the success for Crouse led to titles in 3 classes, including the Razor Chassis Sportsman Pro Gas Lite and Heavy classes, as well as the Miller Welders Sportsman LO206 Class. In the LO206 class, Crouse topped Tanner Carter, a 3- time winner in his own right on the final weekend of racing alone in Barnesville, Georgia.  Riley Kelley, who began to catch steam in Kershaw, South Carolina at the series second stop, and exploded for 4 wins in Camden, Ohio, finished third in the LO206 standings, with Cale Hall and Mark Steube completing the top 5. In the Sportsman Pro Gas Lite class, Kelley, Carter, Hall, and Macon Moore were the top 5 for the season, while Kelley, Moore, Steube, and Andrew Willis, a 2-time winner on opening day, completed the top 5.

While Crouse cleaned house in the Sportsman ranks, the battle between Jason Alder and Matt Miller kept fans on their toes. After Alder swept the Van K Wheels Junior Pro Gas Lite, as well as the Brads Heating and Cooling Junior Pro Gas Animal classes at Jacksonville, victories became a little tougher to come by with David Kalb Jr ripping off 3 wins in Kershaw, including the Friday night shootout win, while Miller and Hunter Johnson claimed the other wins that weekend. 2 more wins by Johnson in the season finale, coupled with wins by Alex Vrabel and Cody Hall kept things a little tighter than Alder wanted. But in the end, the Maryland driver took the Junior Pro Gas Lite title over Miller, with Joshua Stark, another most consistent finisher this year, taking third in the standings, while Hall and Brian Van Cleve completed the top 5.

Miller claimed the Junior Pro Gas Heavy title, as well as that of the Thor Oil Junior LO206 class, racking up six wins, and the Gas title over Vrabel, with Alder, Stark, and Jimmy Cole Jackson completing the top 5.

In the LO206 category, Miller topped Hall, Jackson, Alder, and Talia Moffett, one of the many up and coming top females in 4 Cycle Sprint competition.

The battle in the Tyler Sandmeyer LO206 Kid Kart Class turned out to be most competitive, despite Brently Millers sweep of the action in race 1 at Jacksonville. Owen Lloyd turned 2 runnerup finishes at his home track in Race #1 into a victory at Kershaw, while Bryce Sanders also began to gain some momentum with the other Kershaw win. But then the Jax Walker Show came to town, with the defending champion gaining 3 wins in the next 2 stops in Camden, Ohio, as well as Barnesville, Georgia. And despite issues early on the final day of competition, Walker was able to snare yet another title, as Peyton Bridges triumphed in the series finale, giving the young driver a huge lift going into next year, making it 5 national winners in 8 races for 2015. With the 3 wins, Walker claimed the title over Lloyd, with a very consistent Blake Boon, as well as Caleb Gafrarar, who also runs Kids Karts in the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, and 2 time winner Brently Miller completing the top 5.

While it would be hard for the Senior contingent of the Gold Cup Series to top the exploits of the Junior ranks, the return of strong fields in both the Briggs and Stratton Racing Senior LO206 class, as well as the Coyote Motorsports Senior Pro Gas Series, kept the fans on the fence.

For the LO206 Class, 6 winners in 8 races made for some great competition, with Eric Fagan and Tyler Smith the only 2 time winners. Other winners included Evan Cowen, Gary Lawson, Ben Wagenhals, and Dustin Demattia. But in the end, consistency won out, as Austin Queen laid claim to the championship over Wagenhals, with Haley Kummer, another top female runner placing third in the final standings, while Demattia and Fagan completed the top 5.

For Three Quarters of the season, it appeared the Coyote Motorsports Senior Pro Gas Animal crown would travel back to Maryland, with 4 victories by Jacob Heavlow, 1 by his brother Jimmy, and another by fellow Marylander Chris Wells. But again, consistency, coupled with a sweep of the season ending events in Georgia led to Sean Meier taking the top honor in 2015. Jacob Heavlow ended up a solid second with Zachary Linsell, Tyler Smith, and Dustin Demattia completing the top 5.

While the stats didn’t show a title for Zachary Linsell on the national points side, Linsell more than made up for it on Friday night, taking 3 of the 4 Senior Shootout races in 2015, a pretty tough feat, considering the level of competition each race for that class. The only win that eluded Linsell was Camden, Ohio where Jacob Heavlow added to his impressive 2015 win total. Linsell also did quite a bit of racing on the WKA VEGA/TSRacing National Road Race Series this past year as well, spreading him pretty thin.

2015 marked a bittersweet season for Paul Headley. With the ever-changing landscape of karting, the run for the Animal Methanol classes came to an end this year, as the LO206 and Pro Gas Classes enjoy their time in the spotlight.

Headley reeled off an impressive 9 wins between the Animal Medium and Animal Heavy Mix classes, fending off the efforts most weekends of Jim Lipari, Cayla Chapman, and Josh Stiefel.  Taking 3 of 4 wins at Jacksonville, Headley also scored wins at every other track on the tour this season, thus placing his name in the record books as the last Animal Methanol winner in the Gold Cup, as well as 2 titles. Headley topped Lipari, Chapman, Stevie Roberts, and Jacob Heavlow in Animal Medium, while besting Stiefel, Case Hall, Joey Miller, and Connor Tebbe in the Animal Heavy Mix class.

And with that, the 2015 season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is in the books. Our thanks to Art and Rod Verliengre of RLV for their wonderful title sponsorship.

Special thanks to Kyle Luttrell and Ionic Edge Chassis for their sponsorship of the Jacksonville event, Rob Smith and Kart City Performance for sponsoring the June Kershaw nationals, Jerry Cole and Michigan Kart Supply for the top billing of the Camden event, and to Dave and Sue Koehler of GT Machine for once again sponsoring the Grand National event in Barnesville, Georgia.

Special thanks also to the entire North Florida Kart Club, David Watkins and the crew at Carolina Motorsports Park, Gary and Elaine Gregg at G and J Kartway in Camden, Ohio, and Bob Barthelemy and the entire GSKA crew at Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Georgia for their hospitality.

Thanks to Tyler Sandmeyer Racing, Razor Chassis, Coyote Motorsports, Van K Wheels, Miller Welders, Thor Oil, Briggs and Stratton Racing, and Brads Heating and Cooling for their Class Sponsorships this season. Thanks to Steve Baker of Baker Racing Engines for the Contingency Program for all the competitors this season, and to Brad Farmer of Brads Heating and Cooling for extending his sponsorship dollars out and funding the Friday Night Shootout Races for the Sportsman and Junior Pro Gas drivers, making it a great start to the weekend.

And congrats once again to Tommy Triplett and Bandit Racing Chassis for winning one of the tightest battle in Manufacturers Championship competition, edging Razor Chassis by 4 wins 26-22, for the winningest chassis in the Gold Cup this season. The balance of the standings were:

Arrow: 21

Coyote: 8

MGM: 6

Ionic Edge: 5


Tommy, along with the rest of the champions, top ten drivers, and many other special recipients of awards will be honored for their 2015 efforts at the annual awards presentation, which is currently being finalized at this moment.

While the awards and merchandise package is currently being assembled, one of the many special offers comes from Kyle Luttrell and Ionic Edge Chassis, as any and all class champions, no matter what chassis they were on this season, will receive a $500 certificate towards a new Ionic Edge Chassis.

As part of the Contingency program this past season, Ionic Edge offered a $250 certificate for the purchase of a new Ionic Edge Chassis, or $75 for the race winners this year, as well as a $150 certificate to the 2nd place finisher, or $50, provided they displayed 3 sponsor stickers on their karts this year.

Plans for the 2016 season are shaping up nicely, with the first 2 events slated for April and June respectively at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Florida and Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. The third date is getting the finishing touches placed on it, with the fourth and final venue and date right behind it. Announcements on the complete 2016 Schedule will be out soon.

On behalf of the World Karting Association, our sincerest thanks to everyone for an incredibly enjoyable and successful season. We wish you all the safest and happiest of holiday seasons!!!!

11.12.2015 – Daytona Dirt Class Structure Now Online

CONCORD, NC – With the Monday announcement of the classes and purses for the latest edition of the WKA/Unilli Tires Daytona Dirt World Championships Dec 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, comes the Class Structure for the 39 classes that will be on hand for this years event, sporting $100,000 in purse, awards, and prizes.

This year’s lineup is relatively close to that of last Decembers event, with very few changes, mainly to the Junior 3 classes, which will utilize the big pipe in their Clone classes this year, along with a Blue Restrictor Plate.

The respective No Pro Classes have been changed, in name only, to Semi Pro, with the same theme attached to the classes. As is the case with other programs, any driver who runs the $10,000 to win Pro Clone Heavy Class CANNOT run the Semi Pro Clone Heavy Class. Drivers must choose which of those 2 classes they will designate to run. The same applies to Day 1 with the Semi Pro Animal Heavy and $5,000 to win Pro Animal Heavy classes. Drivers running Pro Animal Heavy CANNOT run Semi Pro Animal Heavy. Drivers must choose one or the other, but not both. This rule applies strictly to these classes specifically, and does not prohibit a driver from running any other senior classes such as Champ Heavy, Limited Modified, or Animal or Clone Medium classes for example.

It is also a requirement for ALL drivers that are planning to run a Pro Class, that they MUST enter a Trophy Class. For example, once a driver decides to run either Pro Clone Heavy or Semi Pro Clone Heavy, they MUST also be entered in 1 of the classes that pays $500 to win with an overall purse of $1,000. This is the rule that applied at Daytona last year, and will be enforced once again this season.

Drivers must also remember, if respective minimum kart counts are not met in any class, purse payout will be 80%. As you fill out your entry blank, be mindful of the classes listed in their respective purse categories for minimum class participation numbers, as well as respective entry fees.

To view the Class Structure for Daytona Dirt, click on Racing Series on the WKA website. You will see the categories, including Speedway Dirt. Underneath will be a designated category for 2016 Class Structure.

Anyone with questions regarding the 2016 edition of the WKA/Unilli Dirt World Championship can contact Buddy Long at (704) 455-1606, ext 112, or at buddy@worldkarting.com.