Article By: WKA Pitboard
09.04.2012 (CONCORD, N.C.) - A new four-race WKA Divisional Dirt Series kicks off this Saturday at INOX Supreme Lubricants Kartway at Volusia Speedway Park in Florida.
A special $10 WKA membership sponsored by VEGA will be offered for racers wishing to participate in this weekend's event, the remainder of the Divisional series and the WKA Daytona Dirt World Championships.
For only $10, a racer can purchase a WKA membership, good for one full year. This membership will cover the racer through the Volusia Divisional Series and this December's Daytona KartWeek.
The first race of the series is this Saturday, Sept. 8, and it counts as a WKA Super Regional event. This means winners of the following divisions' feature events will be awarded guaranteed starting spots for the upcoming Daytona Dirt World Championships this December at the Daytona Int'l Speedway Flat Track.
The classes in the program are the following.
- Jr 1 Box Stock
- Jr 2 Box Stock
- Box Stock Lite
- Box Stock Heavy
- Box Stock Super Heavy
- LO206 Heavy
- Box Stock Senior Stock
- Animal Heavy
- Raptor Heavy
Winners of these class's features this Saturday are guaranteed starting spots in these division's main events at Daytona KartWeek.
The special $10 membership does not include a 2012 WKA Tech Manual, however, the manuals will be available at the track this weekend and throughout the fall for $25.00.
For info on Volusia, visit www.volusiakarting.com/.
Pre-registration extended for New Castle Man Cup Grand Nationals
09.04.2012 (CONCORD, N.C.) - The WKA office staff is working through pre-registrations for the Sept. 14-16 McLaughlin Motorsports Grand Nationals Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series season finale at New Castle Motorsports Park, and is offering racers another day to pre-enter.
If you have not pre-entered and want to, WKA will accept pre-entries through Wednesday.
Go to www.worldkarting.com/downloads/eb-2012/0912_newcastle.pdf to view and print the McLaughlin Motorsports Grand Nationals entry form.
Fax completed pre-entry forms to WKA at 704-455-1609 or scan to Keith Shampine at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Skip Barber Racing School 2012 Karting Scholarship Shootout
Winner to Recieve a Full Season Scholarship with Skip Barber's Race Series
09.04.2012 (Braselton, Ga.) - In 2011, karters from all over North America competed in the 16th annual Skip Barber Racing School Karting Scholarship Shootout. This fall, October 15-17, the 17th Annual Karting Scholarship Shootout travels to the historic Virginia International Raceway to showcase the world's most talented karters and help in the next step in their racing career.
For an entry fee of $3,000, the next generation of racecar drivers will have the opportunity to learn about racing open-wheel formula cars, what it takes to be a complete driver and to compete for scholarships for the 2013 Skip Barber Racing School race season. Observed by a panel of motorsports experts, fifty karters will be coached as they go through a series of tests both on and off the racetrack.
The expert panel will evaluate each driver on
* On-track Performance
* Off-Track Presentation & Business Plan
* Effective Listening and Ability to Apply Feedback
Participants will also take part in the following seminars:
* Media Training
* Driver Development
* Physical Fitness
Competitors will also gain exposure from the event, with constant media coverage of the shootout.
The Karting Scholarship Shootout is exclusively for karters with no professional auto racing experience and no Skip Barber Racing School race event experience. Racers who do not meet the requirements below can elect to participate in the Skip Barber Racing School Summer or Winter Race Series to qualify for the Championship Shootout which will be held at Road Atlanta on December 14-16, 2012.
By limiting the field to strictly karters, Skip Barber Racing School returns to the core commitment of providing scholarship opportunities for karters to advance to professional racing via the Skip Barber Racing School ladder and also the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development ladder. An integral part of the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development ladder and the Mazda Road to Indy, Skip Barber Racing School allows racers to advance through its system of race schools and race series with the possibility of earning scholarships to move up to the next level at the conclusion of each championship.
The winner of the Karting Scholarship Shootout will receive a full scholarship to compete in the full 2013 Skip Barber Race Series of their choice. The other top four drivers will receive scholarship funds to compete in 2013 Skip Barber Race Series events. At the end of the year, competitors of the Race Series will have the opportunity to participate in the Skip Barber Race Series Championship Shootout, with the grand prize being a scholarship to compete in the full USF2000 race season funded by Mazda. The Skip Barber Race Series Championship Shootout is also open to all racers who have taken part in four (4) Skip Barber Racing School race weekends in the calendar year leading up to the shootout. The cost of entry is $8,500.
Karting Scholarship Shootout Awards:
1st place: Full Season in the 2012 or 2013 Skip Barber Winter or Summer Series presented by Mazda.
2nd place: $25,000 Race Series Scholarship
3rd place: $20,000 Race Series Scholarship
4th place: $15,000 Race Series Scholarship
5th place: $10,000 Race Series Scholarship
*All scholarships funds are spread out over each race event throughout the course of the 2013 season, and cannot be applied to only a few select events. Prizes are non-transferrable and the awards are subject to event rules, available on our website.
1) Current outdoor karting experience
1) No Professional racing experience
2) Skip Barber Racing School 3 Day Racing School, or two Advanced Activity days prior to Shootout.
2) No Skip Barber Racing School racing experience
3) Participants must be at least 13 years old and cannot be more than 25 years old at the date of the shootout
4) Maximum of 12 Advanced Activity days (not racing) from the 2011 to 2012 Skip Barber Karting Scholarship Shootout
About Skip Barber Racing School
For 37 years, Skip Barber Racing School LLC, the leader in high performance driving and racing education has operated a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, corporate events and OEM events across North America. Skip Barber Racing School is offered at more than 20 of America's most prestigious racetracks. Skip Barber Racing School provides entry-level, equal car championships. The athletes are given media exposure, expert coaching, on-track arrive and drive experience, financial awards and motorsport scholarships. The reason many people choose to race with Skip Barber Racing is because they know it is the place where the stars of tomorrow begin their careers. The Skip Barber Racing School launched the auto racing careers of Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti, Jeff Gordon, A.J. Allmendinger, Raphael Matos, Spencer Pigot and many more.
Skip Barber Racing School is the Official Racing School of the IZOD IndyCar Series.