Oct 16, 2018
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The much anticipated WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals is fast approaching, and so is the October 16th deadline for the pre-entry discount. In preparations for the 2019 racing season, WKA has added the highly anticipated Briggs 206 Cadet class as a local option for the event, as well as the KA100 Junior Category.  This […]

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Entry Form and Schedule Available for WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup, Top Kart USA Grand Nationals

Series Concludes at GoPro Motorplex with Insights into the 2019 Campaign and Annual Membership Meeting

Sep 26, 2018
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Bringing a close to an amazing WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup season, GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC., will be the next stop for the popular series.  As one season comes to a close, WKA Officials will introduce elements that will be a part of the campaign’s 2019 season. Introducing new classes for 2019, WKA will offer […]

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Sep 25, 2018
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The 2018 season continued for the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series on September 14-16. Racers headed to the New Castle Motorsports Park for the Nitro Kart Nationals, competing on a revised layout of the popular New Castle, Indiana facility. Weather was perfect for racing, with Round Nine and Ten contested in the penultimate event […]

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Sep 24, 2018
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With much anticipation surrounding the for the Maxxis Tires Daytona Dirt World Championship, WKA is pleased to announce Class Structures, Payouts, and Prizes for its 2018 Event. “Our Dirt Committee has worked tirelessly in its preparations for Daytona,” stated WKA President Kevin Williams, “Their hard work allows us to release this info early so people […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle Sunday Report

Double dip action from Garrison, Jarsocrak, Rogero, Wharff, Rubio-Luengo with Crews earning three

Sep 17, 2018
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The fifth event for the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series came to a close Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility hosted the Nitro Kart Nationals this weekend, as racers contested Round 9 and 10 around the ‘40’ layout, measuring out at 0.86-miles. Today saw no fog, and with […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle Saturday Report

Jarsocrak scores KA100 victory in substitution role while Garrison adds to win total in IAME

Sep 15, 2018
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The 2018 World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series program is hosting the fifth event of the season. The Nitro Kart Nationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park are hosting Round Nine and Ten, with Saturday the first of two days of racing. Today began with heavy fog in New Castle, Indiana area, so much that […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle Preview

Program hits fifth facility of season for penultimate event of championship chase

Sep 14, 2018
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The World Karting Association season officially began in December 2017 with the annual Daytona KartWeek. Now roughly nine months out from that event, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series program continues toward crowning the 2018 season champions. The fifth event of the 2018 title chase is the Nitro Kart New Castle Motorsports Park Nationals, set for […]

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Sep 04, 2018
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The regulations have been decided on.  Final edits are being performed.  The printer is waiting to fire up the printing machines.  The Tech Manual is nearly ready to go.  All it’s missing is your ad. This is the last week for advertisers to take advantage of the opportunity to be in front of 2,500 Karters […]

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Aug 29, 2018
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To conclude another great year of Road Racing, WKA has posted the Entry Forms for the 2018 WKA Vega Tires Road Racing Grand Nationals, slated for NCM Motorsports Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky, November 9-11. In partnership with KART for the second event this year, the Grand National Event promises to be one of the highlights […]

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WKA to Run Different Track Configuration for New Castle

Configuration 40 Slated for Nitro Kart New Castle Nationals

Aug 27, 2018
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To give the drivers a new challenge when the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup ascends on the New Castle Motorsports Park, for the Nitro Kart New Castle Nationals, September 14-16, series organizers have elected to race New Castle Configuration 40 for the event. “New Castle is such an amazing facility, with many configurations, we wanted to […]

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Aug 23, 2018
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Heartland Park was the 6th stop on the Vega Road Race series but this time WKA’s Robby Harper combined forces with KART’s Kelly Read and Jim Edgington to bring the Summer Sizzler to Topeka Kansas.  With these two-powerhouse karting organizations joining forces there was bound to be some good ole fashion racing to the checkered […]

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Aug 16, 2018
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It is will great sadness that we email our karting members today. Mark Taylor was very well known and respected in our karting community and often worked for WKA at our national races and at Daytona KartWeek.  We would like to pass this newsletter onto you from our friends at the Woodbridge Kart Club which […]

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Aug 13, 2018
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Now that the WKA Board of Trustees have updated the contents of the WKA Tech Manual for 2019, the association has opportunities for Karting Industry partners to get exposure in 2,500 copies of the 2019 Tech Manual, with enhanced pricing and new advertising opportunities for the new year. “We looked at the way we were […]

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Aug 09, 2018
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As one of the most anticipated events on any karters calendar, the World Karting Association (WKA) Daytona KartWeek is a must attend for North American teams and drivers and just today, the event was nominated for the Best Sports Event of 2017. Nominated by the readers of SportsTravel for a 2018 SportsTravel Award, the WKA […]

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Aug 07, 2018
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Pierre “Pete” Jules Michel, 70, passed away unexpectedly on August 3rd, 2018 at his home in Perry, Georgia. Pete’s funeral service will be held on Friday August 10th, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home, 417 S. Houston Lake Road Warner Robins, Ga 31088. Pierre Michel was born on July 21st, […]

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Aug 06, 2018
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Giving back to the racers once again, WKA has brought new enhancements to the upcoming Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Event at Newcastle, September 14-16 that will surely appeal to a vast array of Karters. New Title Sponsor Continuing with their rapid growth, Nitro Kart has stepped up as title sponsor of the event, now known as the Nitro […]

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Aug 03, 2018
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With rain in the forecast many were wondering if they would even get to race at Virginia International Raceway, but that didn’t seem to stop the dedicated racers from showing up and bringing their (A) game.  As we entered into the 5th race of the season at VIR many had never raced at this track […]

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Jul 30, 2018
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Continuing their pledge to keep their members informed in a timely manner, the World Karting Association, together with Goldspeed USA, are pleased to announce a 3-year partnership for the use of the Maxxis Dirt tire for the Daytona Dirt World Championships, beginning this December. “This is a huge announcement for the dirt Industry, letting people […]

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Jul 26, 2018
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The World Karting Association resumed the 2018 season for the Manufacturers Cup Series on the July 13-15 weekend. The program visited the Concept Haulers Motor Speedway for the first time since 2012, taking on the challenging grassroots course. Rob Howden and David Cole break down the entire event with the latest ‘EKN Debreif’ – thanks […]

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Jul 17, 2018
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Being prepared and proactive to help its members, the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup program is pleased to announce their 2019 racing schedule and class structure along with a new point program as they prepare for the future. Taking the customers travel planning and costs of racing into consideration, a six race schedule over […]

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