A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment Launched

Keeping up with the changing times in our world, the World Karting Association is pleased to announce the A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment. Set to go green on April 27, WKA racers will have the opportunity to compete in a five-race series via the popular iRacing platform and pilot a Skip Barber F2000 car on familiar WKA road racecourses. Races will take place at 8:00pm EST each Monday evening and run through to May 25.

“WKA has been looking into eSports for a while, and this short break we have all had from racing gave everyone a little more motivation to accelerate the efforts to get something going,” explained Kevin Williams. “We didn’t want to re-invent the wheel, but merely provide a platform for WKA racers to keep their skills sharp in a friendly, competitive environment, with real prizes. Special thanks to the WKA Team for making this happen quickly, and our amazing partners, Summit Racing Equipment, A-Maxx Racing, Fast Kart Supply, and the Bennett Family.”

“For anyone that knows me, my passion is working with kids and growing our sport. With the situation going on throughout the United States and the world, it makes the whole situation of working closely with others all but impossible,” explained Charles Maxwell of A-Maxx Racing. “I am glad for the opportunity WKA has put forth and having my company play just a small part in it. This is just a speed bump in our 2020 efforts but hopefully we can return back to the track soon and in droves to help support karting.”

A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment Schedule:

April 27 – Race 1 – Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval
Prizes:
1st – WD40
2nd – 219 or 35 Chain
3rd – Spark Plugs

May 4 – Race 2 – Daytona International Speedway Road Course
Prizes:
1st – Brake Clean
2nd – 219 or 35 Chain
3rd – Spark Plugs

May 11 – Race 3 – Road America
Prizes:
1st – Motul Oil
2nd – 219 or 35 Chain
3rd – Spark Plugs

May 18 – Race 4 – Sebring International Raceway
Prizes:
1st – Sunoco 110
2nd – 219 or 35 Chain
3rd – Spark Plugs

May 25 – Race 5 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Prizes:
1st – Kart Cover
2nd – 219 or 35 Chain
3rd – Spark Plugs

*Weekly Prizes provided by A-Maxx Racing and Fast Kart Supply

The A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment will run a twenty-minute open practice for all competitors, five-minute qualifying and a main event where laps will be calculated by course distance. Competitors are free to practice throughout the week leading up to the race day as much or as little as they like.

Series Champion Prizes:

Champion – Arrive and Drive Package for Daytona Kartweek 2020 (chassis and support, no motor), provided by A-Maxx Racing and Intrepid USA, plus an entry for the event, provided by WKA and $25 cash.
2nd – 2020 WKA Daytona Kartweek Entry, provided by WKA and $15 cash.
3rd – One-set of Bridgestone Tires, provided by Grand Products and $10 cash.

* Cash prizes provided by the Bennett Family

The entry fee for each A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment race is only $10 per driver through online entry and can be completed HERE. After the competitor enters through WKA, they will be provided an iRacing link to sign up for the race. Upon entering the iRacing platform, please search for World Karting in the League Directory. Registration closes at 5pm EST each night of each race.

Races will be officiated and broadcasted on both the WKA Facebook page and via iRacing as well as WKA’s newest social media platform, Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/worldkartingassn.

Williams added, “We look forward to seeing you all in the virtual racing world.”

For more information on the World Karting Association, please contact WKA at info@worldkarting.com or www.worldkarting.com

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