WKA announces big Sprint Championships purse for Daytona

CONCORD, N.C. — The World Karting Association is wasting no time informing sprint racers with news on the 2022 Daytona KartWeek Sprint Championships at Daytona International Speedway’s infield kart track.

On Saturday the North Carolina-based organization posted the event flyer for the upcoming December 27-30 event, which includes the biggest purses ever offered at the Daytona sprint race.

KA Senior and KA Junior divisions will each pay $2,500 to the overall winner while CIK 206 380# (Heavy) will pay $1,000 to win and Mini Swift $500 to win.

Both KA classes and 206 Heavy will pay the top-10 finishers and Mini Swift will pay the top five. Purse structures are shown on the flyer.

The overall winner and top 10 is based day one and day two’s official final finishing order after post-race tech clears. A “motocross” style points system is used with the winner receiving 1 point, second place 2 points, third place 3 points, and so on. Lowest total wins. Tie-breaker is based on best finish in day two’s final.

2021 Daytona CIK 206 Heavy winner Mick Gabriel<br>(Alyssa Grim Photography)
2021 Daytona CIK 206 Heavy winner Mick Gabriel
(Alyssa Grim Photography)

The event will also move back to a more traditional three-day national sprint race schedule with four rounds of practice offered on day one followed by two race days comprising practice, qualifying, a pre-final and final.

This year’s Daytona KartWeek dates fall during the week with Tuesday, Dec. 27 parking, Wednesday the 28th practice and race days Thursday and Friday, Dec. 29-30.

Other classes on the Sprint Championships schedule will be:

  • 206 Cadet
  • 206 Cadet Advanced
  • Micro Swift
  • CIK 206 Junior
  • CIK 206 360# (Medium)
  • CIK 206 Masters
  • Margay Ignite Senior
  • Margay Ignite Masters

Before getting to Daytona, WKA still has three sprint races remaining on its 2022 schedule — 

  • Manufacturers Cup Grand Nationals Aug. 12-14 at Motorsports Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Gold Cup Round 2 Sept. 9-11 at Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Ga.
  • Gold Cup Round 3 Nov. 4-6 at 103rd Street in Jacksonville, Fla.

For information on these events and WKA, visit the organization’s official website at worldkarting.com.

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