Every year, Memorial Day weekend is known as the crown jewel weekend on the motorsports calendar. With Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix and the famed Indianapolis 500 on hold, NASCAR’s grueling Coca-Cola 600 was run behind closed doors proving the new normal during the 2020 holiday weekend. With delays seen across the motorsports calendar, virtual racing has come to the forefront including in the World Karting Association (WKA) and tonight will be the final round of the A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.
Taking place at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the mecca of speed, the A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment competitors will battle in their fifth and final event before returning to real racing in just about one month’s time.
Byron Daley enters the final event with the points lead as he holds a nineteen-point margin on Nick Snell. Scoring a pair of race wins at Sebring International Raceway and Road America, Daley has taken control of the championship but will need a consistent finish to garner the title. Snell, courtesy of his three podium finishes, holds a thirteen-point advantage over Daytona’s race winner Jake Drew. Will Salisbury and Austin Olds sit fourth and fifth as four drivers are separated by six points back to seventh.
“The battle will be at the front of the field will be intense as only Daley and Snell mathematically have a shot at the title,” explained Kevin Williams. “While both drivers have consistently been in the top-ten and both have three podium finishes, Byron Daley has had the advantage and will head to Indy with a target on his back.”
The A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment will conclude tonight as the series aims to get back on track shortly after that for the WKA Manufacturers Cup, the WKA Vega Road Racing Series and the WKA Maxxis Speedway Dirt Series at the Charlotte Karting Challenge. Registration for all three series are available by visiting www.WorldKarting.com.
Event Fast Facts:
What: A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Racing Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment
When: Tonight – Broadcast Start: 7:30pm EDT
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Watch: Live Stream by iRacing Official Broadcast Company Apex Racing TV
– YouTube – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obg9R1g9c-o
– Twitch – www.twitch.tv/worldkartingassn
– WKA Facebook Page
Prizes: 1st – Kart Cover, 2nd – 219 or 35 Chain, 3rd – Spark Plugs
Pole Position and Race Winner will each receive $25.00 Cash from Louie’s P&R
Each Podium Winner from each race weekend will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Summit Racing Equipment
Weekly Prizes provided by A-Maxx Racing, Fast Kart Supply and Louie’s P&R
Series Champion Prizes:
Champion – Arrive and Drive Package for Daytona Kartweek 2020 (chassis and support, no motor), provided by A-Maxx Racing and Intrepid USA, plus an entry for the event, provided by WKA and $50 cash.
Vice Champion – 2020 WKA Daytona Kartweek Entry, provided by WKA and $30 cash
Third – One-set of Bridgestone Tires provided by Grand Products and $20 cash.
Cash prizes provided by the Bennett Family
About A-Maxx Racing: As the official importer of Intrepid Racing Chassis in the USA, A-Maxx Racing offers a full line of Karts, Parts, Tires, and Service, both at the Track and at the Shop.
Intrepid offers a full line of amazing products from Kid Karts to 100cc chassis to the potent KZ shifter kart. Additionally, Intrepid has built, produced and properly priced the FK4 206 chassis specifically for the Briggs & Stratton 206 kart racing market. Intrepid Kart dealer inquires and race team opportunities can be sent to Intrepid Kart USA at email@example.com, or through their Facebook Page @IntrepidKartUSA.
About Summit Racing Equipment: Summit Racing Equipment has been the World’s Speed Shop® for over 50 years! As the world’s largest e-commerce, mail order, and retailer of performance automotive parts and accessories, Summit Racing has a huge selection of parts in stock from over 1,500 manufacturers, plus restoration parts, shop tools, paint and bodywork supplies, and much more. Customers enjoy no-hassle special ordering, fast ground service shipping to most areas of the country, and same-day shipping on in-stock items. Summit Racing has the industry’s top-rated customer service and a full-time technical department to answer your questions. With headquarters in Tallmadge, Ohio, Summit operates distribution and retail stores in Tallmadge, Sparks, NV, McDonough, GA, and Arlington, TX. For more information visit www.summitracing.com.
About Fast Kart Supply: Fast Kart Supply is a MD based company with a dedication to the sport of karting. No matter if you are just getting started or have many titles to your name, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere from the FKS staff. We promote camaraderie, helpfulness, the pursuit of performance, and an enriching environment for the kids of karting. Home to multiple National Champions, Fast Kart Supply offers all the basic karting necessities, as well as the Top Kart Chassis Brand, Beta Tools, and is the manufacturer of the best 3-D Printed Rain Hoods for popular Karting Engines. Learn more about Fast Kart Supply from their website, www.fastkartsupply.com or visit their Facebook page @FastKartSupply
About REV Branding: Right order, right price and right delivery: We source the branded products you need for events, promotions, campaigns and employee engagement and get it fast, just the way you need it. From trendy gadgets and Team Apparel, to classic awards and keepsakes, we produce the products you want at a quality you’ll be happy with to promote your brand. Always at your service, visit www.REVBranding.com to learn how we can source YOUR SWAG.
About Louie’s P&R Italian Market and Deli, Herrin, Illinois: Established in the late 1890s, this community fixture was originally named D&R Market after principle stockholders Frank Detomasi and Ernest Ruggeri. The store was renamed P&R in 1950 when Detomasi sold his share to Charlie Parigi.
In 1957, Louie Gualdoni became the owner, and the store took on the current name – Louie’s P&R. Louie’s son Tony and wife Alisa own and operate the deli today. The name has remained the same, but the store has undergone a complete transformation. Customers can still get the finest Italian sausages, salameats, and other Italian favorites. Now, they can also order freshly made sandwiches to go or eat in the store’s dining area, equipped with free wi-fi.
Come see why Louie’s P&R has been Southern Illinois’ premier Italian tradition for more than 120 years. Find them on Facebook @LouiesPandR.