CONCORD, N.C. — With the next round of the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup now less than a month away — May 13-15 at New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park — series officials have been hard at work looking for ways to grow the sport. Welcoming new people into karting via their Kid Kart efforts and younger programs, WKA is stimulating the national level for local participants to come out and race at their home track.
** Kart Lounge will be at New Castle to cover this event! **
“We are welcoming any and all New Castle Motorsports Park KRA members to come out and race at their home track without having to purchase a WKA membership,” explained WKA’s Mike Tetreault. “At a time when everything in the world is going up in pricing, we are decreasing costs to the end user. Our new lower entry fees and new tire rules have been put in place to help promote local participation, and we hope to see all the KRA members come out and compete.”
The New Castle Motorsports Park will also feature new Vega Tire rules for Cadet and 206 Classes. WKA has listened to our racers’ feedback, and we are now allowing our competitors in Cadet and 206 Classes to scan their new tires and still use them prior to qualifying. New tire rule information below:
- Cadet and 206 classes must scan in one (1) NEW Set of VEGA Red tires prior to qualifying. These tires can be used after being scanned for practice sessions if the driver chooses. Scanned tires will be the only tires allowed in qualifying and race sessions.
- KA Junior and Senior must scan in one (1) NEW Set of VEGA Green tires with the option to scan an additional front and rear VEGA Green tire if the driver chooses prior to qualifying. Scanned tires must be NEW starting with the first qualifying session. The additional front and rear can be used at the driver’s discretion.
- Only Legal Rain Tire will be VEGA W6 Compound.
- New Tires will need to be brought to tech prior to qualifying for scanning for all classes except Margay Ignite.
- Kid Karts will need to bring NEW or USED VEGA Red tires to tech for scanning prior to qualifying.
Two-Class Incentive Program
Listening to their customers and adjusting for the better of the sport, the World Karting Association (WKA) has made changes to the Summit Racing Manufacturers Cup Presented by Vega entry program. Already announcing that a membership was not needed for competitors who were not running for championship points, Series Officials have now decreased the cost for any competitor entering a second or third class on a race weekend.
“We listened to some of the concerns of our customers and felt this was an area that we could help them save a little money, as well as try and increase participation on event weekends,” explained WKA’s Mike Tetreault. “This discount will only apply for pre-entries only and will not apply to walk up entries at the track.”
Here is how the program will work:
- If a competitor enters only one class, they will enter as normal. The competitor’s card will not be charged immediately but will be it will be charged within 12 to 24 hours after the online entry has been received. Additionally, after the card has been charged, the competitor will receive a payment confirmation.
- If a competitor enters two classes, they will enter as normal. The competitor’s card will not be charged immediately. Following your online registration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the driver’s name and total store contents and the competitor will receive $50.00 discount for two Kid Kart classes and $100 discount for all other classes. The competitor’s card will then be charged, and they will receive a payment confirmation and a receipt showing the new total with the discount applied.
- Any competitor who has already entered two classes for the New Castle event prior to this program announcement can email email@example.com to receive a credit to the form of payment.
Kevin Williams continued, “WKA is doing everything possible to make karting affordable for event and everyone’s budgets. We know with inflation and fuel it still is going to be a challenging summer for sure.”
Links to event information:
- Track Layout – Click HERE
- Entry Blank – Click HERE
- Event Timeline – Click HERE
- Event Parking – Please contact Mike Adams at New Castle Motorsports Park – 765.987.8090
For more information on the World Karting Association, please contact Mike Tetreault at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 609.326.3741.