WKA Gold Cup Series Ramping Up for 2014 Season Opener at Jacksonville

Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals entry form now available

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The World Karting Association RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series closed its 2013 campaign with a strong event at Carolina Motorsports Park this past October. The Performance North / Jammer Clutches Nationals, which originally was to be held at North Carolina’s Rockingham Speedway but was moved to Kershaw when in September Rockingham closed unexpectedly, saw approximately 200 entries attend and some of the best 4-cycle sprint racing in recent memory.

The CMP Gold Cup national’s highlights included three class champions – Dylan Murry in Pro Gas Animal Sportsman, Tanner Lee in Junior Pro Gas Animal and Dylan Zobkiw in Senior Pro Gas Animal – taking home brand-new Margay, Razor and Coyote karts as part of a prestigious year-end awards package for each class’s national champion. The event also drew 25 entrants in Senior Pro Gas and another 15 in Sportsman Pro Gas, marking a couple of the best fields of the season at any Gold Cup national.

The series will stay in the South for its next event, the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals 2014 season opener at the popular 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, coming up this March 7-9.

This year’s series includes a major shakeup in the Gold Cup national class structure, which will cut down the number of classes and number of national championships for the 4-cycle sprint series.

Only 11 divisions will run each day, including a total of three methanol and Pro Gas Animal classes for Sportsman (age 7 to 12), Junior (age 12 to 15) and Senior (age 15 and up). For each age category, one class will be methanol Animal only, one Pro Gas Animal only and one a mix.

The other two classes to run each day are LO206 Kid Kart for youngsters age 5 to 7 and LO206 Senior for racers age 15 and up.

Officials are expecting another strong Gold Cup showing at 103rd Street this March. This year’s event will mark the fourth consecutive year the Gold Cup has opened at Jacksonville and the 11th time since 1997.

Ionic Edge Chassis of White, Georgia, is a manufacturer of sprint road course chassis. Owned by Kyle Luttrell, Ionic Edge Chassis has signed on to title sponsor the 2014 WKA Gold Cup season opener at Jacksonville!

Go to HERE to download the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals entry form.

SENIOR PRO GAS ANIMAL TO PAY MINIMUM $2,100 PURSE AT JACKSONVILLE

A $2,100 purse has been posted for the Senior Pro Gas Animal category at the March 7-9 RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series season opener, the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals at the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida.

The $2,100 will be spread among three classes at Jacksonville.

The popular Friday night Pro Gas Animal Money Race will continue to open the action at WKA Gold Cup nationals in 2014. In addition to the 75 percent payback on entry fees to the top-five finishers, $500 will go to the winner.

The Friday Money Race is open to Pro Gas Animal engines only and minimum weight is 360#.

Saturday’s Coyote Motorsports Senior Pro Gas Animal main event will feature an $800 purse with $500 going to the winner, $200 to second and $100 to third. Pro Gas Animal minimum weight is 360#.

Sunday’s Power Plus Lubricants Animal Heavy Mix main event will feature an $800 purse for Pro Gas entrants. Similar to Saturday’s structure, the Animal Heavy main will pay $500 to win, $200 for second and $100 for third.

Animal Heavy Mix is open to methanol and Pro Gas Animal power plants. Methanol minimum weight is 390#; Pro Gas is 375#. Jacksonville payout in this class is to Pro Gas entrants only.

WKA officials are continuing to work to secure additional sponsorship with hopes to increase the purses at Jacksonville.

Go to HERE to download the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals entry form.

WKA TECH SEMINARS COMING TO OHIO, WISCONSIN

Two WKA / SFI Tech Seminars, which offer two-year certification to become a WKA technical inspector, are coming to the Midwest this winter. Both seminars are open to 2-cycle and 4-cycle tech certification.

The first comes at the 28th Annual Ohio Valley Karting Association (OVKA) Swap Meet Saturday, February 1 at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio, at 1001 Shiloh Springs Rd.Dayton, OH45414.

To register, call the WKA Office at 704-455-1606.

The second seminar will be held Saturday, February 8 at the Franklin Motorsports shop in New Berlin, Wisconsin. The seminar will begin at 10 a.m.

To register, call Franklin’s George Sieracki at 262-827-1100. Franklin address is 2785 S. 167th St.; New Berlin, WI 5315a.

Cost to take a seminar is $125.00. You must be a current WKA member or purchase a membership at the seminar for $55.00 for the year.

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