WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Heads to Road America

Tillett Racing Seats Nationals hosts Round Five and Six of 2019 championship program

May 15, 2019
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The 2019 WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series program resumes this weekend, heading to the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America. The Tillett Racing Seats Road America Nationals at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin hosts Round Five and Six of the 2019 championship series. The May 17-19 event is the third of the season, following the Daytona […]

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Apr 29, 2019
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During the immense planning of the much anticipated WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, WKA Officials are taking the first step in welcoming racers by opening pre-registration for the recently added CIK Briggs 206 Senior Class for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup. “We realize the Briggs 206 Senior racers participate in a variety of events throughout […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2019 – Connor Zilisch

Three wins, three different engines with three different tire compounds for Junior driver out of North Carolina

Apr 18, 2019
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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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Apr 15, 2019
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The following Tech Updates were approved by the Board of Trustees, and are effective immediately. 115.1 – HEAD GEAR Add: Snell K-2015 Helmets are permissible in all WKA Sanctioned Events, no earlier versions 214.5.1 – KA100 JUNIOR TIRES: One new set of tires required each day for qualifying. CHANGE TO: One new set of tires […]

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Apr 09, 2019
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The World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series program resumed its 2019 season after 88 days. The 2018 Daytona KartWeek kicked off the championship program in December, with the BBS Nationals hosting Round Three and Four at the GoPro Motorplex on March 29-31. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility welcomed 119 entries in the eight divisions competing. […]

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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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Apr 08, 2019
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Registration is now open and posted on the WKA website for the next Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup race happening at the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex at Road America.  You can view the entry list, which is updated as people register, as well. WKA wants to also notify our members of two important changes taking effect at the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – GoPro Sunday Report

Lemke doubles up as Venberg claims first career victory

Mar 31, 2019
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The final day of action for the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series BBS Race Engine Development Nationals completed at the GoPro Motorplex on Sunday. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility was dampened with rain in the early hours, and lasted until qualifying for Round Four was completed. By the time main events began, the sun […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – GoPro Saturday Report

Lemke returns Merlin back to top step of podium as Lyda grabs first for Nitro Kart

Mar 30, 2019
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The third round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series program completed Saturday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The premier facility of North America welcomed the competitors in the eight categories for the series to the first of two rounds of racing of the BBS Nationals, with sunny skies greeting the racers all […]

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EKN Trackside: 2019 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – GoPro Preview

BBS Race Engine Development Nationals set to host Round Three and Four

Mar 28, 2019
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It has been 88 days since the 2018 WKA Daytona KartWeek completed back in December, kicking off the 2019 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series program. The first three months of 2019 have been non stop for the sport, but for many, it has been a long wait to return trackside. The wait is no more as […]

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Morning Coffee: Dual Weekend Double Double

Schedule conflicts will send EKN staff to four races over two weekends

Mar 27, 2019
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Every year, as the new racing schedules start landing in our email inboxes at EKN, David Cole and I begin assembling both our personal travel schedules and our plans for the coming year’s EKN Trackside Live Tour. More than any other season, this year’s schedule was hit with date conflicts, which we knew would make […]

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Luca Mars Set to Represent Team USA at the FIA Karting Academy Trophy

Multi-time champ ready to represent country in Europe

Mar 22, 2019
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With multiple local, regional and national race wins to his credit, American karting standout and longtime World Karting Association member Luca Mars will now go for gold on the international karting scene. Representing the United States at the 2019 FIA Karting Academy Trophy, the junior standout will enter a series in which has groomed champions […]

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Mar 13, 2019
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The World Karting Association has announced the possible addition of a Briggs 206 Senior class at the upcoming Manufacturers Cup Series event at GoPro Motorplex on March 29-31. A minimum of 10 pre-paid entries by Friday, March 15 at 4:00pm must be confirmed for the class to be part of the weekend. The class will […]

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Feb 25, 2019
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Encompassing more grass roots racing, WKA announced today that the Briggs & Stratton 206 Senior CIK Class will be added to the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Events at Charlotte Motor Speedway, June 21-23 and DaytonaKart Week December 28-30. “With the huge success we saw in Daytona in our Briggs Cadet Class, we have been thinking of […]

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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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Feb 15, 2019
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Full service marketing and apparel company, Expert T’s, comes on board with class sponsorship for World Karting Association Road Race Series in 2019. Currently with 3 locations in Northeast Ohio, Expert T’s is branching out their support to grassroots motorsports and beyond. Eager to get started with this elite series in karting, Owners, Joe and […]

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Jan 24, 2019
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BBS Race Engine Development extended their support for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup today by committing to the Event Sponsor for the March event at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC, now known as the BBS Race Engine Development Nationals.  To further benefit the WKA Manufacturers Cup competitors, BBS extends its support by offering a $500 […]

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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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Jan 11, 2019
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It’s that time of year where WKA Members have the opportunity to select Trustees for their districts. For members living in District 3, ballots are in the mail to for the elections between three WKA Members running for Trustee; Chuck Gafrarar, Emmitt Rodriguez, or Tim Shutt to represent the membership of North Carolina. For members […]

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