WKA Gold Cup Gearing Up for Carolina on October 17-19

We’re less than one month away from the 2014 WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series season closer this October 17-19 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, S.C., where the GT Machine Grand Nationals will take center stage in the 4-cycle sprint karting world.

Next month’s Gold Cup Grand Nationals will mark the series’ third visit to CMP’s 0.7-mile sprint course. The track’s first-ever WKA sprint national came when the Gold Cup visited Kershaw on a cold and rainy March weekend in 2010.

After 2010 the series did not return to CMP until last year, when Rockingham Speedway unexpectedly closed and WKA rescheduled the Gold Cup season closer at Kershaw. The event drew rave reviews from Gold Cup racers and families – many who had never before raced at CMP – making it an easy decision for WKA to return to the popular venue this year.

Many series regulars will be focused on national championships heading into the big weekend in South Carolina, while other invading teams will solely be searching for feature wins and the prestigious WKA Grand National Eagle trophy, one of the best awards in karting that’s offered only once a year in each WKA national series.

This year’s edition of the Gold Cup Grand Nationals will boast some outstanding contingency prizes for WKA’s 4-cycle sprint racers.

WKA officials’ goal has been to line up contingency prizes for every top-five finisher in the surging Pro Gas Animal classes’ main events.

With support already from a number of loyal sponsors – including Bridgestone, Grand Products, RLV, Thor Oil, Power Plus Lubricants, Baker Racing Engines, Michigan Kart Supply, R2C Performance Products, Briggs Racing, and more to come – every top-five finisher in the eight Pro Gas Animal classes offered between Saturday and Sunday will receive product or a certificate toward product!

Note that all product or certificates awarded will be useful for the racer. Products already lined up include Bridgestone tires, Van-K rims, R2C air filters, Thor and Power Plus oil, RLV mufflers, Michigan Kart Supply certificates and a Briggs Animal engine.

Details are forthcoming on a contest that will produce one lucky winner of the Briggs Animal engine. Every racer in attendance will have an opportunity to win the engine!

Baker Racing Engines customers have some added “carrots” to go after throughout the Grand Nationals weekend. BRE owner Steve Baker has released the following statement and contingencies for teams running BRE power at CMP.

BAKER RACING ENGINES GOLD CUP GRAND NATIONALS CONTINGENCY PRIZES

MUST BE RUNNING BRE ENGINE TO BE ELIGIBLE!
Animal Pro Gas Sportsman Friday Shoot Out event win – Free engine rebuild
Animal Pro Gas Junior Friday Shoot Out event win – Free engine rebuild
Animal Pro Gas Senior Friday Money Race event win – Free engine rebuild

Animal Pro Gas Sportsman (Lite or Heavy ) Saturday win – $250.00
Animal Pro Gas Sportsman (Lite or Heavy ) Sunday win – $250.00
Animal Pro Gas Sportsman (Lite or Heavy ) win both days – Additional $500.00

Animal Pro Gas Junior Saturday win – $250.00
Animal Pro Gas Junior Sunday win – $250.00
Animal Pro Gas Junior win both days – Additional $500.00

Animal Pro Gas Senior Saturday win – $500.00
Animal Pro Gas Senior Sunday win – $500.00
Animal Pro Gas Senior win both days – Additional $500.00

WKA will continue to update the prize list in the coming weeks.

Pre-registration is still open for the GT Machine Grand Nationals. Click HERE to download the RLV Gold Cup Grand Nationals entry form.

Mail completed entry forms to WKA at 6051 Victory Lane; Concord, NC 28027; scan to keith@worldkarting.com or fax to 704-455-1609.

WKA will also take pre-entries over the phone. Call 704-455-1606 and ask for Keith Shampine!

WKA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

The annual WKA Membership Meeting will be held at WKA headquarters at 6051 Victory Lane; Concord, N.C., Saturday morning November 1. The Membership Meeting will be held in conjunction with the annual face-to-face WKA Board Meeting.

The Membership Meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and normally lasts until approximately noon. Any WKA current member in good standing is invited to join.

The Membership Meeting and face-to-face Board Meeting have been in Indianapolis the last two years.

Direct questions to WKA at 704-455-1606.

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