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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WKA Announces Pre-Entry Program for Manufacturers Cup Competitors

Cash prizes to be handed out during drivers meeting as WKA gives back to their customers

Jun 06, 2019
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With the much-anticipated World Karting Association (WKA) events in Charlotte, North Carolina over the June 21-23 weekend, series officials are sweetening the pot for Manufacturers Cup competitors that pre-enter for the Charlotte Karting Challenge. Beginning in Charlotte and continuing for the remainder of the 2019 season, WKA will award cash prizes at the weekend driver’s […]

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Jun 05, 2019
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World Karting Association President Kevin Williams held a Facebook LIVE Q&A session at 8pm EST. He answered a lot of questions and also announced some recently secured benefits for racers at the #KartingChallenge.   If your question still is not answered, please contact the WKA office at (704)455-1606.   And If you have not registered […]

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Summit Racing Equipment Provides Support to WKA Racers

Program Launch at Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge

Jun 04, 2019
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The World Karting Association and Summit Racing Equipment inked a deal today to support WKA Karters starting with the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge in Concord, NC.  In a new program that rewards Karters with product discounts and gift cards, Summit Racing Equipment will offer thousands of dollars of product and apparel for Karters […]

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May 22, 2019
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Marking just past the mid-way point of the 2019 Competition Year, WKA opens Registration for the next stop of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge. Utilizing a portion of the famed Roval, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup racers will compete on an entirely new configuration for Round 4 of the […]

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Race Report: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Road America

Tillett Racing Seats Nationals hosts third event of 2019 and brings program back to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

May 21, 2019
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The third stop of the 2019 World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series program took competitors back to the CTECH Manufacturing Motorplex inside the famed Road America this past weekend. The Tillett Racing Seats Nationals at the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin facility hosted Rounds 5 and 6 for all eight championship categories, with WKA returning to […]

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May 21, 2019
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After opening Parking Reservations for the WKA Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge, the organization has made Registration available for the Maxxis Speedway portion of the event.  A new venue means new pit layout, and new operational aspects that make it necessary to get a head start on taking registrations. “With the tireless work of our […]

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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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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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