Jan 26, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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The final piece to the puzzle for the 2016 National Schedule for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series has been put into place, as WKA Officials have announced a return to the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina for the series finale, as well as the Grand National event October 7-9. The […]

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Jan 22, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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World Karting Association Officials are proud to announce the designation of Red Line Synthetic Oil as the Sole Official Spec Oil provider for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, effective immediately. Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including Two-Stroke and Four-Stroke karting oils, as well as many […]

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Jan 20, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association is proud to announce the addition of David Cole as the newest member to the Board of Trustees, following the most recent election. Cole, a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan his entire life, will be serving as Trustee in District 6, covering the states of Michigan and Ohio. Coles background in […]

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Jan 19, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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As the second national event for the 2016 Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting continues to take shape March 11-13 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia, additional preparations are continuing in an effort to honor the national champions, as well as many other deserving recipients, as the annual awards presentation for […]

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Jan 18, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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The second full week in January has clearly been a tale of two cities with regards to the 2016 schedule for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. After announcing the 5-race schedule Monday evening, an unforeseen circumstance occurred with Virginia International Raceway, as the facility announced it would be shutting down […]

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Jan 15, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Starting at the next event, the Winter-Cup in Jacksonville, the Kid kart engines will need to be sealed as shown in the photo. The sealing wire will go thru one muffler bolt, the inner fan housing tab, and one of the fuel tank bracket bolts. This procedure will be in effect for all Winter Cup […]

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Jan 13, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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One national is in the books, and there are now 4 nationals to go for the 2016 Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. With Daytona KartWeek now in the rearview mirror, competitors can now dig in for the balance of the season, making a run for their titles in their respective classes, […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2015

Winter break for college student puts him back behind the wheel of a Franklin Motorsports / Merlin machine

Jan 11, 2016 Kalish-Daytona-2015-1
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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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Morning Coffee – Friday, January 8

Digging Daytona - Back at the Beach

Jan 08, 2016 01-08-MC-Lead
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It had been a handful of years since I’d made the trek to Daytona for WKA Kartweek, jumping onto a plane bound for Florida while still digesting my second helping of Christmas dinner. After attending a string of the events in the late 2000s, I succumbed to the pressure of logging in some family holiday […]

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Behind the ‘Pit Wall’: WKA Daytona KartWeek

Taking in the sport I love from where it all began

Jan 05, 2016 Daytona KartWeek-2015-Cole
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My latest trip to a karting event was not one spent ‘Behind the Laptop’, but instead from where it all began. Born into the sport, I spent many hours along the ‘Pit Wall’ watching kart races at tracks all across the Midwest. From the small little club tracks in Wayland, Michigan and the infamous Rolling […]

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Jan 05, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association would like to extend its sincerest thanks and appreciation to all the competitors, families, teams, sponsors, and many individuals for their participation in the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek. While running 3 major racing events at one time is no easy task, getting the time off and spending it in Daytona […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Kartweek – Manufacturers Cup Wednesday Race Report

Jarsocrak emerges as Pro IAME Senior star, Towles completes LO206 Senior sweep

Jan 01, 2016 Brandon Jarsocrak brought Kartsport North America a big Pro IAME Senior win during the second day of competition in Daytona
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There is a new energy and a rejuvenated spirit in the North Carolina offices of the World Karting Association, and their goal of rebuilding their flagship Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series enjoyed a big leap forward this week in Daytona, as over 250 entries were registered for each of the two days of competition. Massive numbers […]

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Dec 29, 2015 Elliot Finlayson emerged as the star of the Pro IAME Senior field at Daytona
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Warm and humid weather was the order of the day for the opening round of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup – the Margay Sprint Nationals – at Daytona International Speedway. The racing was incredibly exciting all day long, and the huge Pro IAME Senior field brought everyone to the fence, packing the grandstands. Elliot Finlayson […]

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2015-2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

December 28-30, 2015: Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida

Dec 28, 2015 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 2016 World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will kick off this week on the kart track at the Daytona International Speedway. A total of 10 classes are part of the event schedule, as two Briggs LO206 categories have been added to the eight-class line-up that will run through the entire 2016 campaign. The […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

Rob Howden's notes and info from the DIS pit area

Dec 28, 2015 The grandstands at Daytona International Speedway offer an incredible turn one backdrop for the opening round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news, as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the WKA Manufacturers Cup opener at the Daytona International Speedway.  Get all the coverage through the EKN Event Page. Please feel free to comment and discuss […]

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World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek Set for December 27-30

Karters set to converge on Daytona International Speedway for triple-crown event

Dec 24, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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There is no other event like it in the world. Karters from different genres come together to one location every year for the annual World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek to celebrate the prestigious event between the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Daytona KartWeek combines the Manufacturers Cup Series, Road Racing, and Dirt World Championships into […]

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Dec 23, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Because we are running a mixed selection of classes at our Man-Cup event this year, we have had several calls asking about tires rules. Just as a point of clarification, all tires, all classes — the tires must be run as manufactured. No alteration or treating of any type is allowed.

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Dec 23, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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World Karting Association Officials are proud to announce a very special guest to an added lineup December 27 at the annual awards presentation for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at the Daytona Beach Resort, as 1978 World Champion Lake Speed will address this years champions and special award recipients. Speed, also a former NASCAR Sprint […]

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Dec 18, 2015 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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As competitors begin to make plans to converge on Daytona International Speedway for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek December 27-30, here are some customer friendly tips that may be of help to everyone spending the holiday week at the World Center of Racing. For those arriving prior to the Christmas Holiday, the speedway provides […]

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Dec 15, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Officials at New Castle Motorsports Park, along with WKA, have finalized their national schedule for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series for the 2016 season, with 2 events for the 2 Cycle national series coming to the famed Indiana complex in the new year, along with a return of the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup […]

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