WKA Confirms June and July Events to Replace Charlotte Karting Challenge

Five programs set for Charlotte Motor Speedway in four-week span

Apr 03, 2020
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With COVID-19 news dominating the airwaves, World Karting Association (WKA) officials have been burning up the phone lines in an effort to make it easier for competitors once karting returns. Working with officials from ROK Cup USA, United States Rotax MAX Challenge as well as the WKA Manufacturers Cup, Speedway Dirt Series and Road Racing […]

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Mar 31, 2020
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Looking to better streamline their program and provide ease of use for their customer, the World Karting Association (WKA) is pleased to confirm the launch of their new website. As the promoter of several different series including the Speedway Dirt Series, Florida Winter Cup, Manufacturers Cup, Road Racing Series and E-Kart (electric) Series, WKA is […]

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Mar 27, 2020
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As the world continues to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, World Karting Association (WKA) officials have been carefully monitoring information updates from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the World Health Organization. Following orders to shelter in place across the country, including in the North Carolina area, the Charlotte Karting Challenge […]

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Mar 04, 2020
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The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series comes to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Karting Challenge in conjunction with national dirt and road races being held, April 17-19th. WKA has just released the online entry link and event schedule for the Charlotte event, which you can find in the links below or on the Manufacturers Cup Series page […]

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Mar 02, 2020
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The 2019 WKA VEGA Road Race Series awards presentation will be held at the Champions Club located at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in conjunction with the WKA national races being held that weekend, April 17-19th. The Awards Banquet will be held on Friday at 7pm, where dinner will be  served at 7:30pm and the awards being given […]

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Feb 25, 2020
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This weekend marked the final round of the World Karting Association (WKA) Florida Winter Cup at the challenging Orlando Kart Center in Central Florida. While entry numbers may not have been what series officials were hoping, the inaugural event provided some great competition and a platform to build upon for future growth. “This was the […]

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Feb 07, 2020
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Announced last week that the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup event slated for April 17-19 would be held at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, series officials have confirmed a second event at the legendary facility. Moving their July date from New Castle Motorsports Park to Charlotte, WKA will make their second trip of […]

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Feb 05, 2020
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Connor Zilisch has secured the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy seat for the United States of America for 2020. One of the country’s most talented and winningest junior drivers over the past two years, Zilisch is set to jet set his way throughout the world in 2020 as he fills his race calendar with both North […]

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Jan 31, 2020
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As the 2020 Racing Season shifts into high gear, WKA and event host SKC wasted no time after the 45th Daytona Kartweek to make registration available for the second stop of the WKA Vega Tires National Road Race Championship, March 6-8, at Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, Georgia. With nearly an entire month before the […]

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Jan 30, 2020
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When the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup program announced their 2020 schedule, the date set for April 17-19 was slated to be in Charlotte, North Carolina. While the planned facility and layout was a temporary circuit in the Concord area, WKA officials have confirmed the anticipated return to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Featuring a multi-configuration design […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: December 2019 – Randy Fulks

Mr. Daytona adds to win total at WKA KartWeek

Jan 28, 2020
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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WKA Event in Orlando Becomes Key Event for 2020 Competitors

ROK the RIO tickets up for grabs as Florida Cup ends and Mid-Season Shootout starts

Jan 16, 2020
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As many series are just getting started with their first events of 2020, the World Karting Association continues to push towards their second event of the season. Dubbed ‘Destination: Orlando’, the next stop for the WKA program is the Orlando Kart Center over the February 21-23 weekend. Strategically placed following their partner program, the ROK […]

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Daytona: A Tale of Lore, Told Anew

Can the WKA springboard from its Daytona success?

Jan 15, 2020
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One of the oldest races in karting saw its 45th running completed between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays, as the World Karting Association returned to the Daytona International Speedway for yet another edition of Daytona KartWeek. This year’s KartWeek kicked off the 2020 season across all karting disciplines which run in WKA competition, […]

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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 Report: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2019

Zilisch goes three for three with DeLong earning two as 2020 season kicks off

Jan 03, 2020
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The 2020 karting season is officially underway as the World Karting Association hosted the 45th anniversary event of the Daytona KartWeek. Racers from all over North America converged on the Daytona International Speedway for a trio of events, including the Manufacturers Cup Series, National Road Racing Series and Dirt World Championships. Weather was a major […]

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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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Dec 26, 2019
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The EKN Trackside Live program visits multiple events throughout the karting season. Leading up to major events on the calendar, EKN is happy to launch a new show as part of the EKN Radio Network. The EKN OutLap is a preview podcast show, geared at providing you the top stories, breaking news, and championship battles […]

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Dec 11, 2019
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On behalf of everyone at the World Karting Association, we would like to send our condolences to both the Miller family and the karting community regarding the passing of WKA Hall of Famer, Bill Miller.  Bill will be greatly missed in the karting world, as he has been a member of WKA since its creation, when […]

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Dec 05, 2019
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With the opening event of the 2020 World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup only three weeks away, series officials continue to plan and prepare for the annual event. Taking place in the confines of the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, the 45th Annual Daytona KartWeek and WKA series continues to evolve with […]

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Nov 26, 2019
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In addition to the previously announced National Television Schedule, the World Karting Association, in a partnership with Live Broadcast Media Group, Inc., expands its coverage to MAVTV this winter.  Additionally, the 2020 Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, presented by Summit Racing Equipment, will be broadcasted Nationally, beginning with WKA’s 45th Daytona Kartweek. Since October the 2019 “recap” […]

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