WKA Thanks Everyone for a Great Daytona KartWeek
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 with family, on the heels of the most expensive time of year, as well as the middle of the week, is tough, and very much appreciated by the WKA Staff. The effort by the more than 1300 competitors in the Speedway Dirt, Manufacturer’s Cup, and Road Race Series provided one of the most exciting KartWeeks on record, thus placing a smile on the Face of Daytona executives, realizing the pride and professionalism is indeed back with WKA.
Info on new Daytona Photographers
A new season at Daytona also brought a couple new faces to the staffing for both the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, as well as the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting.
For those interested in obtaining individual shots or a cd of the racing events at the respective facilities, here is the contact information for our 2016 Daytona photographers.
Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series:
Heather Trull: email@example.com
Dunlop/Xeramic Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting:
Jennifer Edens Henry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unilli Dirt World Championship”
Carl Barnes, Double Vision Photography: email@example.com
WKA welcomes Heather Trull, the official photographer of the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, as well as the Winter Cup Series, this year. Heather also has photos from the year-end awards presentation.
A big thank you also goes to Jennifer Edens from Kansas for shooting the Road Race event.
And a Welcome back to Carl Barnes of Double Vision Photography for shooting this years Unilli Dirt World Championship. Carl will also be returning in 2016 to shoot the years action for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series.
Rules prior to Winter Cup Events still apply
With the 1st event in the books for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup and Winter Cup Series, the focus shifts to Race #2 for both series respectively. While Daytona will serve as the only joint venue for the 2 programs, it is important to note that the all-new Winter Cup program will adhere to the same guidelines as all other national series programs.
With many drivers looking to gain an edge going into race #2 for the Winter Cup Feb 5-7 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, teams and competitors must adhere to the same policies with regards to practice on track prior to a national event.
Keeping in accordance with the other national series mandates, there will be no on track activity the Monday through Thursday prior to a national event. With that being said, realizing that 103rd Street is a public facility, WKA cannot forbid competitors from taking laps on the course, provided they run a different configuration than what the national layout will be. Any competitor, planning on running the second Winter Cup event at Jacksonville, will be automatically disqualified from the series second event if they are found to have taken laps on the nationally selected course.
This rule will be administered collectively between the World Karting Association and the North Florida Kart Club, in an ongoing effort to not only maintain the integrity and fairness of the national event, but also prevent the club and city from a disruption in any revenue to their normal program.