Article By: WKA Pitboard
CONCORD, N.C. - The World Karting Association and the Tri-State Pro Series, arguably the country's top Speedway Dirt series, are teaming for the 2013 version of the Daytona Dirt World Championships at the Daytona International Speedway Flat Track. The event - one of the most prestigious karting events of the year - will take place December 27-29.
The WKA-sanctioned national event will run as the Tri-State's 2014 season opener. Last year, racers were able to use their best finish between Daytona and the traditional February Tri-State opener at Moree's Paradise Raceway in South Carolina, toward their Tri-State point standings. Tri-State officials will utilize a similar format this year.
Last year's Daytona Dirt World Championships resulted in the largest WKA national event of the season.
Over 800 entrants competed on the Daytona limestone, where more than $30,000 in cash purses was awarded, in addition to a host of other product awards.
Officials are working to make the 2013 event even bigger and better than 2012. Purse and special award announcements are coming soon.
Entry fees have now been set for the event. Go to worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2014/2013_daytona_dirt.pdf to download the 2013 Daytona Dirt World Championships entry form.
To reserve parking, you may either do so on entry form or if interested in front-row, sponsor parking, call WKA's Keith Shampine at 704-455-1606.
SPECIAL PRO GAS ANIMAL $50 ENTRY FEE AT DAYTONA DIRT
Only $100 entry fee to run two classes
CONCORD, N.C. - Racers looking to compete in the new Pro Gas Animal classes that will run Sunday, December 29 at the WKA / Tri-State Daytona Dirt World Championships will be able to do so at a very reasonable cost.
WKA has posted a special $50 entry fee for both the Gas Animal trophy class and the big $2,000-To-Win Pro Gas Animal, meaning racers can run both classes for just a $100 entry fee.
Racers competing in Pro Gas Animal must run the Gas Animal trophy class.
The Pro Gas Animal has received a tremendous amount of buzz since it's announcement a couple weeks ago. The division will not only pay $2,000 to the winner, but each of the top-five finishers will win a new Briggs & Stratton Racing WKA Pro Gas engine. The class winner's engine will be race-ready while second- through fifth-place finishers will win Briggs Pro Gas Animal engine kits.
Go to www.worldkarting.com/downloads/Section_705%20Pro%20Gas%20Gold%20Cup.pdf to view the 2013 Pro Gas Gold Cup engine rules. Rules for the WKA Dirt event will mirror the Gold Cup engine rules.
The Pro Gas Animal has served as a less-expensive alternative to the traditional methanol-powered Animal. Here are some of the benefits to the Pro Gas Animal engine as opposed to the methanol.
Technical aspects of WKA Pro Gas Animal Program
Basic Briggs Animal engine
* Reduced labor time and lower cost to build engine
* Lower engine & maintenance cost
* Performance equality emphasized utilizing some spec internal and external components
* Increased engine durability
* Increased time between rebuilds
* User friendly with pump gasoline usage
* Eliminates the carburetor corrosion issues that we currently have with Methanol fuel
* Senior classes will be slightly lower HP at lower RPM levels but very comparable at high RPM levels.
If you're interested in running Pro Gas Animal at Daytona and would like more information, contact WKA's Keith Shampine at 704-455-1606.
TRUSTEE NOMINATION BALLOTS FOR DISTRICTS 2, 5, 8 MAILING TO MEMBERS THIS WEEK
CONCORD, N.C. - This year, WKA is conducting trustee elections inthe following districts.
District 2 - Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi
District 5 - Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
District 8 - Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Nomination ballots are mailing to WKA master members this week.
As a resident of one of these districts, this is your opportunity to participate in the selection of the trustees that govern WKA.
It is vital to WKA's success that we elect our most qualified members to serve as trustees. Our trustees represent your interests in the association's operation. They also represent WKA to you and the karting community in general. In addition to attending trustee meetings, they may participate in technical or series competition committees, work on special projects, and support the divisional and regional series within your districts.
Please take a moment and fill out the following nomination ballot. If you have any questions, contact the WKA Office at 704-455-1606.