Apr 08, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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During its recent meeting in March, the World Karting Association Board of Trustees voted to approve a new Super Divisional Program for 2015. The new program, which applies solely to the Manufacturers Cup Series, encompasses divisional programs in the east, southeast, and midwest. The East Super Divisional will include the Great Lakes and New Jersey […]

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Apr 07, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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As competitors with the Bridgestone/Mazda Manufacturers Cup Series prepare for the IAME-USA Nationals April 17-19 at Go Pro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, preparations are already being made for the series 3rd event of 2015, the Spring Nationals at Briggs and Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin. The event, scheduled for the weekend of May […]

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Apr 03, 2015 WKA-Gold-Cup-Logo-300x160
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The 2015 edition of the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series kicked off under brilliant North Florida sunshine, and a sense of overwhelming and renewed energy in the pit area, as the nations top 4 Cycle competitors took to the track for the Ionic Edge Chassis Nationals at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, […]

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Apr 03, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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World Karting Officials are pleased to announce a very unique venture with the KART organization for the season ending event for the VEGA/TSRacing National Road Racing Series at NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event, slated for the weekend of October 23-25 will feature all the national classes for WKA, as drivers make their […]

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Apr 02, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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On the heels of a spectacular start of the season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, World Karting Officials are busily gearing up for stop #2 on the circuit June 5-7 at the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina. Information regarding the Kart City Performance Nationals is now available online. This […]

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Mar 31, 2015 WKA-Gold-Cup-Logo-300x160
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On behalf of World Karting Association President John Ferris, The WKA Board of Trustees, Office Staff, and National Officials, our sincerest thanks to the many participants, sponsors, and fans, as well as the North Florida Kart Club, for providing a great start to the 2015 edition of the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series […]

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Operation Grassroots: WKA Gold Cup’s Sean Meier

Team Coyote driver set to defend Pro Gas title

Mar 26, 2015 Sean Meier (Photo: Michele Noseworthy Travis)
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Everywhere we travel these days, no matter what the track or the series, we inevitably get into a discussion about the merits of the Briggs LO206 engine and how it’s brought the fun back into karting.  Sometimes we’re talking to a national team tuner, who was a top gun himself in the 2000s, but now […]

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Mar 24, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Officials from Unilli Tires have stated the winners who were eligible for leather jackets at this past years Daytona Dirt World Championship at Daytona International Speedway should be receiving their jackets within the next month. The jackets are currently in production and will be delivered as soon as they are completed. Jax Gold Cup Pre […]

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Preview: 2015 World Karting Association Gold Cup

Four-cycle program ready to pull the recoil on a new season

Mar 24, 2015 The 2015 WKA Gold Cup series begins this weekend in Jacksonville (Photo: Double Vision Photography - Carl Barnes)
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The opening round of this year’s World Karting Association Gold Cup Presented by RLV Tuned Exhaust is on the docket for this coming weekend (March 27-29) at the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. The WKA’s traveling four-cycle program is primed for a big year, with growth across the board and what is very […]

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Mar 20, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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World Karting and Woodbridge Kart Club Officials are proud to announce the addition of a second national event for the VEGA/TS Racing National Road Race Series driven by Mazda at Summit Point Raceway’s Main Racing Circuit in Summit Point, West Virginia. The added date will serve as the third stop on the Road Race Series […]

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Mar 19, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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A long, brutal winter since Daytona KartWeek has finally come to an end for many competitors on the VEGA/TS Racing National Road Racing Series. And a brief hiatus from the national calendar for the Southern Kart Club has also been extinguished, as many competitors will be heading south for the second time this year, this […]

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Mar 17, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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With stop #2 on the Mazda/Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series fast approaching, World Karting Officials have extended the initial Tiered entry fees for the IAME-USA Nationals April 17-19 at Go Pro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. With the Tier 1 deadline originally scheduled for March 13, officials have extended the deadline to March 21. This deadline […]

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Mar 12, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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As the WKA Membership has begun to receive their 2015 Tech Manuals in the mail, officials are busily scouring through the rulebook, trying to eliminate any discrepancies. With regards to the Mini ROK 60CC Motor, listed on page 117, under rule 624.4, Carburetor, please make a note on the first line item. Where it reads […]

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Mar 09, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Jason Alder’s blue eyes got wide and his jaw dropped open as his mother described her brief scare when she found him sitting on his bedroom floor at age 6, clutching his knees to his chest and staring at nothing. “But then you looked up at me and said, ‘I’m driving the track in my […]

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Feb 02, 2015 Daytona KartWeek 2014-Keith Freber-Yamaha Laydown
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There is no other feeling, then going 100mph with your back parallel to the ground, one inch from the pavement with all that separates you is a thin piece of metal or fiberglass. Every year, road racers from all over the country travel to Daytona International Speedway between Christmas and New Year’s for the annual […]

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Jan 28, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Entering its fourth year of competition, the CIK Karting Academy Trophy has once again requested each country to submit their participant for the 2015 Competition Year, for drivers 13-15 years of age. As it has in past years, the World Karting Association, as affiliate karting member of the FIA-ACCUS has been placed in charge of […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – December 2014 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports driver opens WKA series with victory at Daytona KartWeek

Jan 20, 2015 Brandon Lemke on top of the Yamaha Junior podium at the WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014 event (Photo: Brandon Lemke Racing)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014

Young TaG champion makes move to shifterkarts for upcoming season

Jan 13, 2015 Kyle Kalish (Photo: Florida Karting Photos)
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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Race Report: 2014 World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek

Myers, Vigano, and Stross score big wins in Man. Cup - Fulks earns 50th on big track

Dec 31, 2014 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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The annual World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek event was another success. Karters from all across the country traveled to Daytona International Speedway between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays to take part in three distinct karting events to begin the 2015 racing season. KartWeek has been a part of karting history in the United […]

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Karters Travel to World Karting Association’s Annual Daytona KartWeek

Daytona International Speedway site of three major events between Christmas and New Year’s

Dec 26, 2014 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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For over four decades now, karters provide themselves with a gift that only comes once a year…the Daytona KartWeek. The World Karting Association once again hosts three different events in the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve at the world renown Daytona International Speedway. A combination of 2-Cycle Sprint, Road Racing and Dirt Oval […]

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