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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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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WKA and ROK Cup Promotions Announce ROK Engine Promotion Program and Prize Packages

Engine promotions expire February 29th as 2020 season is on the horizon

Nov 18, 2019
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With the addition of the Vortex ROK engine platform and ROK Cup USA classes at the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program in 2020, WKA and ROK Cup Promotions are excited to announce a Vortex ROK Engine Promotion Program and Prize Package. Structured to entice Vortex ROK powered competitors, promotional pricing will be offered […]

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Nov 14, 2019
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Enough of our WKA members asked us for it, so it has been added! The Senior Champ class is now being offered for the Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championship presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Kartweek! Check the Dirt Series page for updated info and register today. Discounted Hotels & Car Rentals There are discounted […]

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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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Local Kart Racing Returns to Utah Motorsports Campus in 2020

Partnership with World Karting Association ensures long-term vision, stability

Nov 04, 2019
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Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) is pleased to announce that local kart racing will be returning in 2020. UMC has entered into a partnership with the World Karting Association (WKA) and will adopt the WKA class structure, rules package and more as it establishes the new UMC Karting Championship. “Karting is very important to UMC and […]

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Summit Racing Equipment Becomes WKA’s Presenting Sponsor

Popular Performance Parts Source Brings New Opportunities to the WKA Family

Oct 31, 2019
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Substantially increasing its participation with the World Karting Association for the benefit of the racers, Summit Racing Equipment and WKA solidified a multi-year agreement, naming Summit Racing Equipment as the Presenting Sponsor for all WKA’s National Programs. “After a great first year of building our relationship with Summit Racing Equipment, we couldn’t be more pleased […]

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