Dec 08, 2017
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As a reminder, the pre-entry deadline is approaching fast. Entries must be received in the office by deadline or it will be considered at track pricing. Here is a look at each series’ pre-entry deadline.  To register, please click the links below each deadline: Daytona Road Race pre-entry deadline: Dec. 13th ENTRY BLANK Daytona Dirt […]

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eKartingNews.com Co-Drivers of the Month: October 2017 – Brent Crews / Connor Zilisch

USA drivers score IAME and ROK world titles on same weekend

Nov 28, 2017
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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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Nov 27, 2017
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The WKA would like to thank everyone for their patience in waiting on the Daytona Dirt World Dirt Entry sponsored by Vega Tires. The entry blank is now available. We look forward to seeing you at the newly improved flat track at Daytona International Speedway starting Wednesday December 27th, 2017!  See below for all the […]

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Nov 27, 2017
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WKA would like to thank Roebling Road Raceway for extending the offer to our racers and making available trailer storage at their facility in Bloomingdale, GA. Interested racers may drop their trailer off for storage on the way home from Daytona KartWeek. Trailers can be stored until WKA’s next Road Racing event at Roebling Road […]

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IndyCar Drivers Highlight Early Ignite Dash at Daytona Entry List

Chaves and Veach to be part of WKA KartWeek with Margay Racing

Nov 22, 2017
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Margay Racing is excited to announce the first round of entries for the inaugural Ignite Dash at Daytona at WKA Daytona Kart Week. Highlighting the entry list is a pair of emerging Indycar talents. The first to announce their entry is Andretti Autosport Indycar driver, Zach Veach. When asked about his return to karting, Veach […]

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Nov 17, 2017
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We are nearly to our most favorite race event of the year, Daytona KARTWEEK! With only 5 weeks left until the races, it is important to contact the WKA office if you are interested in the KA100 engine package deal. Please contact Kelly to make sure you get your engine in time for Daytona! With the […]

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Nov 17, 2017
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As Daytona KartWeek is quickly approaching, the World Karting Association’s office staff is working hard to guarantee that everything is ready for Karting’s greatest tradition. WKA and Daytona International Speedway understand the flat track conditions have been less than ideal. WKA and the Speedway have made big strides to improve the track this year. Everything […]

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Nov 14, 2017
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The Awards Banquet for the 2017 Manufacturer’s Cup season will be held Wednesday December 27th 7:00pm at The Plaza Spa and Resort.  The Plaza Resort and Spa has made available a special room rates for WKA members for anyone wanting to stay on Daytona’s famous beach.  See below for details: *** The Plaza Resort & […]

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Nov 14, 2017
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Beginning with the first race of the 2018 season in Daytona, December 27-30, 2017, WKA will be introducing a tire distribution system for all their Manufacturer’s Cup Series events. The reasoning behind this plan is two-fold: This eliminates any rumors about tires that may have circulated in the past. It serves as a small profit […]

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Nov 03, 2017
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With the creation of the new KA100 Senior class for the 2018 Manufactures Cup series, IAME USA East is offering a free KA100 engine package to the first 20 drivers who enter the KA100 Senior class for the entire WKA Manufacturer’s Cup six race season in 2018 starting with Daytona December 28-30th, 2017. Registrants must […]

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Oct 31, 2017
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The Daytona Road Race Championships entry blank and schedule are now available.  To view and print them, click the links below: ENTRY BLANK SCHEDULE

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Oct 30, 2017
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The 2018 version of the World Karting Association Technical Manual is currently at the printer, and will be available in the month of November. While Master Members will be receiving their latest edition in the mail, those wishing to purchase a Tech Manual are more than welcome to contact the WKA Office at anytime to […]

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Oct 30, 2017
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In a statement from the World Karting Association this morning, and through a post by Buddy Long on Facebook, the two parties have decided to end their relationship. Long, who was the Communications & Logistics Coordinator with WKA, posted to Facebook that he worked his final day at the organization as of October 27. Long’s […]

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Oct 27, 2017
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Per the WKA Board of Trustees Meeting in May of 2017, beginning with the season opening Manufacturers Cup Series event at Daytona in December, the IAME Junior Restricted Header Size will be changed to 26mm. The 29mm header that was used in the 2017 season will no longer be valid. Additionally, for both the IAME Junior and […]

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Oct 26, 2017
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As preparations for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek approach, WKA Officials are happy to release the 2018 version of the National Road Race Schedule. As a long standing participant in Daytona KartWeek, the Road Race Series will again kick off what will amount to a 7 race national schedule beginning at the World Center […]

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Oct 25, 2017
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On September the 18th, 2017 the American Kart Racing Association(AKRA) was served with a lawsuit filed the World Karting Association(WKA). AKRA believes this action to be frivolous and without merit. AKRA will defend itself vigorously and looks forward to presenting facts surrounding this litigation. As this is a pending legal matter, Counsel for AKRA has […]

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From the Tower: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – GoPro Motorplex

Series closes out season in ‘Race City’ with eight champions crowned

Oct 25, 2017
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The 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series closed out its 2017 season at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina in mid-October with the running of the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals. A solid turnout of 150 entries was logged in the eight championship categories, in addition to one local option division. The paddock enjoyed great […]

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Oct 24, 2017
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Last week, karters on social media began discussing a rumor going around about the World Karting Association losing their ‘legal name’. President John Ferris released this statement last night to ensure the organization has not ‘lost’ anything and it is business as usual at the Concord, North Carolina office. Dear WKA Member: We hope this […]

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Crews Lands Mini Title at 2017 IAME International Final

USPKS champion earns victory in Le Mans, France to become second USA driver to earn X30 championship

Oct 18, 2017
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The best X30 drivers from around the world converged on the Le Mans Karting International circuit in France for the sixth edition of the IAME International Final. A total of 454 drivers took part in the six categories in the week long event alongside the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans road circuit. A total […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – GoPro Sunday Report

Garrison drives away with IAME victory as Pesek celebrates Yamaha championship with victory

Oct 15, 2017
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The 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series closed out with Championship Sunday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina for the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals. Eight WKA Eagle trophies for the winners were awarded on Saturday, with another group of eight for those who would end Sunday on top of the podium. The day […]

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