Jan 09, 2020
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Written by: Jennifer Edens Henry The week after Christmas many families are traveling back home after the holidays but for go kart racers home is Daytona International Speedway.  This year the World Karting Association celebrated its 45th year racing at the legendary track.  Many of the racers today still remember the 1st race that was […]

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Race Preview: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2019

Annual event to celebrate 45th anniversary at Daytona International Speedway

Dec 27, 2019
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It was in 1974 that karts first hit the Daytona International Speedway with the World Karting Association making its inaugural trip to the Florida highbanks. 2019 marks the 45th anniversary of that event, with the WKA Daytona KartWeek taking place at the famed Daytona Beach, Florida facility on December 27-30. Hundreds of karters from all […]

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Nov 19, 2019
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Story written by: Jennifer Henry After freezing rain and low temperatures last year kept many karts off the track on Friday and cold weather looming in the forecast many racers were hesitant to make the trip back to NCM Motorsports Park for the last race on the WKA 2019 schedule.  With the racing Gods looking […]

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Registration Open for WKA 45th Daytona International Speedway KartWeek

Speedway, Road Racing, and Manufacturers Cup All Available

Nov 05, 2019
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Gearing up for WKA’s 45th edition of Daytona International Speedway KartWeek, World Karting has made all three event registration platforms available concurrently.  With great interest in this year’s Daytona KartWeek already buzzing, Officials felt it was important to get the important details out to the racers. As always, WKA Membership is required to participate at […]

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WKA Announces 2020 Vega Tires National Road Race Schedule

45th Year at Daytona KartWeek and a long-awaited return to Mid-Ohio top the highlights

Oct 25, 2019
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After tireless planning by WKA Officials and the Road Racing Competition Committee, WKA is pleased to announce its 2020 Schedule for the Vega Tires National Road Racing Series, for points in WKA National Classes.  A bit of a break from the norm, WKA racers will enjoy bringing back a couple old track friends, coupled with […]

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Oct 11, 2019
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A record 479 from three separate series converged on the 2.8-mile asphalt road course at Pittsburgh International Race Complex last weekend in Pittsburgh, PA.  Along with national AKRA point racers could also score points in the Dart Kart and Woodbridge Kart Clubs. Predicted storms with lighting reached the track, as race four was just under […]

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Aug 28, 2019
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As summer comes to an end the Summer Sizzler has return for the 2nd year to Heartland Park in Topeka, Kansas.  The Summer Sizzler is a joint venture between 3 great karting organizations, WKA, KART/MARRS and CES.  This race is the 2nd race this year that these 3 groups have gotten together in hopes of […]

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Aug 21, 2019
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A new racing season is quickly closing in on us.  The 2020 Road Racing Reserve Number form is now available on our website, via fax, or by calling the WKA office for the form. Your current number is yours through the Grand National race at Bowling Green, National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park which is November […]

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Jul 30, 2019
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In an annual tradition, WKA, K.A.R.T. and CES once again invite Road Racers to Heartland Park, Topeka, Kansas, for Round 5 of the Vega Tires Road Racing National Series, August 16-18. As the 2019 racing season winds down, championship point battles heat up and start to determine the title fights in all classes.  Don’t miss […]

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Jul 18, 2019
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AKRA, DKC, NHKA and WKC want to inform and announce again the cancellation of the August 9-11 AKRA/NHKA Nation Points race scheduled for Cannan, NH. Due to the fury of a powerful storm that hit the Cannan, NH area causing major damage to the facility there and ending the remainder of the season at Cannan […]

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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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