Jul 03, 2019
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It’s been a hot minute since the World Karting Association has raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway with the last time being over a decade ago.  This time WKA brought the triple crown to the track with not only Road Racing but also the Manufacturer’s Cup and the Dirt Series.  With WKA’s headquarters being located right […]

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Jun 21, 2019
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Last year’s American Kart Racing Association/Dart Kart Club/VEGA Tires/National Road Racing Series National hosted by MID-OHIO Sports Car Course drew 610 practice and race entries over a three-day event.  This year there were 178 practice entries, 276 Saturday race entries and Sunday race entries of 182 for a total of 636 eclipsing last year by […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge – Preview

Kart racing returns to famed Concord, North Carolina facility with trio of events

Jun 19, 2019
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The World Karting Association headquarters are located in Concord, North Carolina. One of its neighbors is a noisy facility that is busy with activities throughout the year. To the west of their building is the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The famed facility was a welcomed home for WKA for a number of years, hosting national and […]

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Jun 19, 2019
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WKA is excited for the  Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, June 21-23 and to prove it, Summit Racing Equipment has supplied us with fifteen $50 gift cards we will be giving away as part of a social media contest. The contest will highlight our karting community’s anticipation for the big event and will run from […]

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Jun 18, 2019
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The World Karting Association is returning back to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The facility that neighbors the WKA headquarters has been vacant from the organizations’ yearly schedule since 2009. The 10-year void has been filled with the upcoming Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, welcoming the Manufacturers Cup Series, National Road Racing Series, and Speedway Dirt […]

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WKA Road Racing Receives New Sponsor for Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge

New Pre-Entry Program Awards $500 Gift Cards to the Racers

Jun 07, 2019
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As excitement continues to build for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, WKA is pleased to welcome yet another new sponsor program for Pre-Registered Road Racers, thanks to long time Racers and WKA Members, Tim and Betsy Wilkerson. For the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC, all Road Racers who pre-registered […]

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May 31, 2019
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Last year’s American Kart Racing Association/Dart Kart Club/VEGA Tires Mid-Ohio national race was one for the record book with over 454 entries made it second only to Daytona.  If pre-entries are any indication, this year’s race entries almost assure a repeat with another large turnout June 14-17. Mid-Ohio is home to many auto races including […]

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May 22, 2019
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Over 300 racers entered the American Kart Racing Association’s Road Racing Series season opener last weekend (May 17-19) hosted by Nelson Ledges Road Course in Garrettsville, Ohio. It was the first time in over 30-years that karts competed on the legendary 2-mile asphalt road course. Seventy-eight practiced that Friday and 229-racers started their 2019 AKRA […]

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May 16, 2019
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Gearing up for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, the organization has made Registration and Garage Spaces available for the WKA Vega Tires Road Race Series portion of the event. Together with the Woodbridge Kart Club, WKA brings the regular Road Racing National Classes, as well as added Local Option classes to run on […]

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May 01, 2019
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Well after a very successful walk through and test session by the Dart Kart Club Team the stage has been set for a exciting return to the Nelson Ledges Facility. On May 17 the AKRA 2019 Road Racing Series will kick off in Grand Fashion as karts make the long awaited return to the historic […]

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WKA Announces Charlotte Event Name, Class Structures and Registration Date

Charlotte Motor Speedway WKA Karting Challenge registration to open Memorial Day 2019

Apr 09, 2019
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After extensive work and dedication from the WKA Staff, Trustees and Executive Team for WKA’s return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, June 21-23, the World Karting Association is pleased to bring the event into a little more focus with the announcement of the Event’s Name, Class Structures, and Track Layouts, all available at worldkarting.com.  Registration […]

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Entries Now Open for WKA Vega Tires National Road Race

CES Welcomes WKA Road Racers at Gateway Motorsports Park, May 10-12, 2019

Apr 08, 2019
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Hosting the next round of the WKA Vega Tires Road Racing Series, Championship Enduro Series welcomes WKA Road Racers May 10-12, at Gateway Motorsports Park, in Madison, IL. For the first time, WKA Road Racers will have the opportunity to participate on the famed Gateway, thanks to a refreshed relationship with CES. Online Registration, Hotels, […]

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Mar 27, 2019
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The 2019 AKRA Premier Road Race Series kicks into high gear on May 17-19 at the newly Repaved Nelson Ledges facility. This long awaited return to full fields of Road Racing will be Hosted by The Dart Kart club at this centrally located facility for many of our racers in the northeast. This three day […]

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Mar 04, 2019
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This season the American Kart Racing Association’s national Road Racing Series will offer competitors the chance to test new venues while returning to some familiar tracks as well. The series kicks off May 17-19 at one of the new tracks; Nelson Ledges Road Race Course in Garrettsville, OH where, according to AKRA Vice-President Van Gilder, […]

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WKA Crowns 2018 Vega Tires Road Racing Series National Champions

2018 Champions Celebration Scheduled for Roebling Road Event, March 9

Feb 18, 2019
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As in years past, WKA will honor the Champions and top-five qualified finishers of the WKA Vega Tires National Road Racing Series at the early spring event at Roebling Road, Saturday March 9, 2019, immediately following the day’s races.  With the assistance of hosts Southern Kart Club, tickets will be available at the event, Friday, […]

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Entries Now Open for WKA Vega Tires National Road Race

Southern Kart Club Welcomes Back WKA to Roebling Road, March 8-10

Feb 08, 2019
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Partnering once again with the Southern Kart Club, WKA will make its next stop of the Vega Tires National Road Racing Series at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, Georgia. Fresh off a hugely successful race at the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, Road Racers will transition to the flatter 2-mile road course of Roebling, […]

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Jan 14, 2019
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Karters stream in by the hundreds for the start of the 2019 season at Daytona International Speedway.  For many it’s a chance to escape the freezing temperatures of their hometown for the warm Florida sunshine.  That may sound like a line from a tourist brochure, but families from across the country flock to the Sunshine […]

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Nov 28, 2018
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Vega tire is pleased to announce a driver contingency program for the Daytona WKA Road Race event in 2018. All race winners, if meeting the criteria listed below, will receive a $100 discount coupon toward any order made at the TSRacing.com Online SuperStore. The new e-store at TSRacing.com has thousands of parts for all divisions […]

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Nov 26, 2018
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Looking to combine multiple World Karting Association (WKA) events at one venue, karting will make its return to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2019 over the June 21-23 weekend. With the Vega Road Racing Series utilizing part of the Roval and Speedway made famous by NASCAR, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup will also use a portion […]

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Nov 26, 2018
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WKA along with KART hosted their final race of the season at the National Corvette Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This would be the 2nd time that WKA and KART had ever raced at this particular track and the 3rd time that these 2 organizations rallied together to co-host an event.  With the temperature […]

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