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THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE WORLD KARTING ASSOCIATION

MARCH 2012 VOL. 42, NO. 2

Gold cup series kicks it off in jacksonville

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The Official Magazine of the World Karting Association

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race recap

wRITTEN BY: KEITH SHAMPINE - PHOTOS BY: krapp4u

Heavlow, Wells score triple-win weekends at Jacksonville

Barnes Paving Nationals 03.09.2012 (CONCORD, N.C.) – Maryland racers Jacob Heavlow and Zachary Wells led the way March 2-4 at Jacksonville, Fla.’s 103rd Street Sports Complex, where the World Karting Association RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series opened its 2012 season with the Barnes Paving Nationals. Heavlow, a 14-year-old multi-time WKA national champion, went three for three in a trio of junior Animal divisions, while Wells, a 10-year-old up-andcomer, won three of the four Sportsman 1 classes in which he competed. The two Old Line State racers were the only triple winners at Jacksonville of approximately 150 competitors who made up an encouraging count of 280 entrants, the largest Gold Cup turnout in over three years.

Thor Oil Jr Medium was the final and the tightest main-event win for Heavlow. After pulling out to a decent lead, Barnes and Lutz worked together to close the gap on the yellow Bandit. Try as they might, the pair could only get within 0.419 seconds of Heavlow before the checkers waved. Barnes, who finished second, did set the main’s fast lap at 37.954. Lutz was third for the second time on the weekend, A. Smith fourth and Dustin Demattia fifth.

a second back at the finish. The four raced out to a near 10-second advantage over Pennsylvania’s Adam Cornell, who rounded out the top five.

Wells was second, Alder third, Stark fourth and Fauci recovered to cross the finish line fifth.

Sunday’s Sportsman 2 Heavy featured a spirited twokart battle as T. Barnes and J. Zellner raced away from the rest of the field. The pair ran nose to tail throughout the 14-lapper and when the white flag waved, most onlookers were ready for J. Zellner to make a move for the lead.

Trent Barnes, Tebbe and Cowen score Sportsman 2 triumphs

Jacob looked to mount a challenge with a handful of corner left, but couldn’t muster enough speed on

Sportsman 2 Lite and Heavy featured some good action as Maryland racer Trent Barnes picked up two feature wins at the event tagged with his family’s Barnes Paving as the title sponsor.

his Arrow to move past T. Barnes’ Bandit. T. Barnes crossed the stripe a couple kart-lengths ahead of J. Zellner for his second win on the weekend. Tebbe was over six seconds back in third. Cornell took fourth and Evan Cowen completed the top five.

Zachary Wells won both Jr Sportsman 1 Box Stock mains and took one of the two Sportsman 1 Animal contests.

Triple winners Heavlow was untouchable throughout the Barnes Paving Nationals. His team, led by father and crew chief Jim Heavlow, showed up with a brand-new MGM chassis and his trusty Bandit mount, which he’s rode to numerous feature wins and championships over the last several years. After five rounds of Friday practice the Heavlow team opted to stick with the tried and true Bandit, and the decision clearly was a good one as Heavlow proceeded to sweep the weekend in Jr Lite, Jr Medium and Jr Heavy. Heavlow qualified on pole for each of the three classes and drove to heat and feature wins, by comfortable margins, in all three. The Barnes Paving Jr Lite 14-lap main saw Heavlow cross the stripe 2.2 seconds ahead of fellow Maryland wheelman Douglas Barnes Jr. New York’s Jake Lutz was third, followed by Florida’s Aren Smith and Georgia’s Skylar Robinson. Heavlow pulled out to a commanding three-second

lead in Jr Heavy. Lutz finished second, about five kartlengths ahead of A. Smith. Tyler Smith was fourth and Robinson again rounded out the top five.

Fauci hounded Zellner throughout the main event and made a desperate last-turn attempt at the pass as the pair came to the checkered flag. Fauci didn’t have enough to clear Zellner and the two made contact. Fauci’s Coyote slid off the track as his chance at the win disappeared. Zellner weathered the storm and wheeled his Arrow to a big feature win.

Wells, driving a sleek No. 43 MGM with a Richard Petty color scheme pulled out to a demanding 4.8-second lead in Performance North Sportsman 1 Lite. Wisconsin’s Gabriel Zellner was next across the line, just ahead of New York’s Joshua Stark. Coyote racer Nick Fauci was fourth and Jason Alder fifth. Saturday’s version of Sportsman 1 Box Stock saw Wells win by a cool three-second margin over fellow Maryland racer Matthew Miller. Cody Hall was third, Alder fourth and Luke Kohlbecker fifth. Sunday’s Sportsman 1 Box Stock Final 2 saw Cody Hall challenge Wells throughout the 14-lapper. Hall fell just short of capturing the win as Wells fended him off to the stripe. The margin of victory was a slight 0.221 seconds. Alder was third, Miller fourth and Kohlbecker fifth. Zellner denies Wells of four wins Gabriel Zellner was the only driver to best Wells in feature-race competition. Zellner won an exciting Sportsman 1 Heavy main and his closest counterpart was not Wells but young Coyote driver Nick Fauci.

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Barnes claimed the American Power Sports Sportsman 2 Lite win after a fierce battle with Dylan Murry, Connor Tebbe and Jacob Zellner. Barnes crossed the stripe a mere 0.086 seconds in front of Murry for the big win. Tebbe and J. Zellner both were less than

Tebbe and Cowen split the Jr Sportsman 2 Box Stock finals. Tebbe, the defending national champion in the Clone-powered division, won Saturday’s Final 1 over Cowen, Murry and Austin Schulz. Sunday saw

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race recap

wRITTEN BY: KEITH SHAMPINE - PHOTOS BY: krapp4u

Heavlow, Wells score triple-win

Dalton finished ahead of Cale Hall and Zac Fowler for the score.

weekends at Jacksonville

Sunday saw Cale find some added speed and race his Razor to a comfortable win over Dalton. Zac again rounded out the three-kart field.

Barnes Paving Nationals Cowen cross the finish line ahead of Tebbe, Murry and Schulz. Aren Smith doubles up; Demattia wins Restricted Jr Jacksonville native Aren Smith won both Jr Box Stock mains to get his season off to a quick start. The top five was identical in the two main events. A. Smith, on a Razor, won both over his twin brother and defending Jr Box Stock national champion Tyler Smith. Tanner Lee was third both days, Michigan’s Tyler Woods fourth and Bailey Temples fifth.

The LO206 Kid Kart races at Jacksonville were historical in WKA national competition. The race marked the first time a WKA national event included a competitive Kid Kart class. In the past – and currently in other WKA national series – Kid Kart classes run non-competition exhibitions. Duvall, Sobel, Reed and Kohlbecker take 2-cycle wins National 2-cycle racing made its return to the Gold Cup at Jacksonville with six main events between Saturday and Sunday.

Ohio’s Dustin Demattia won a competitive Restricted Junior main over fellow Buckeye Sarah Luoma. The pair raced hard with New York’s Ryan Bavineau and

Luke Kohlbecker and Jacob Duvall both claimed double-win weekends on their 2-cycle-powered

Schaff recovered both Kohlbecker and Evans made there way past with only a handful of laps remaining. Schaff quickly overtook Evans and set his sights on Kohlbecker’s Margay. The laps wound down too quick and although Schaff clearly was the fastest kart on the track at the time, he needed at least another lap to mount a serious challenge on Kohlbecker, who scored his second feature win of the weekend in the 14-lapper. Schaff was second, Evans third and Livingston fourth. Jacob Duvall left little doubt who was the top X-30 Senior competitor at Jax. Duvall bested WKA Manufacturers Cup regular Colton Ramsey by 0.228 seconds to take Saturday’s X-30 Senior Final 1. The top two were about a second and a half ahead of thirdplace Ian Tilbor. Indiana Birel pilots Blake Deister and Jackson Mears rounded out the top five. Duvall was on his game with his DR Kart again Sunday. Caleb Loniewski’s Margay was his closest counterpart in this one, although Duvall pulled away from Loniewski throughout the 14-lap main to take a convincing win by a 3.8-second gap. Tilbor was third for the second day in a row. Jay Vormwald took fourth and Deister fifth. Franklinkart.com X-30 Junior saw five racers make the call each day and while the field was short, there was no lack of competition among the five entrants. Saturday’s X-30 Junior Final 1 main featured a spirited three-kart battle for the national win among Florida’s Derek Sobel and Justin Kreiner and Ohio WKA Manufacturers Cup regular Emerson Reed.

A. Smith throughout the 14-lapper. Demattia crossed the stripe only 0.165 seconds before Luoma. Bavineau was less than a half-second back in third, while A. Smith was only 0.592 seconds off the winner in fourth. Anthony Wimmer rounded out the top five. Smith, Hall split LO206 Kid Kart features Everyone enjoyed seeing the new LO206 Kid Kart class hit the track for the first time in the Gold Cup Series at Jacksonville. Three drivers made the call each day in the debut of the division. Dalton Smith won Saturday’s Final 1 on his Coyote.

mounts. Kohlbecker swept the Haddock Ltd., Inc. Komet Sportsman mains. Saturday’s Komet Sportsman Final 1 saw Kohlbecker wheel his Margay to an impressive 16-second win over Florida’s Mayo Livingston. Alec Evans was third and Austin Schaff fourth. Sunday’s Haddock Ltd.-backed Komet Sportsman race was one of the more interesting affairs of the weekend. Schaff raced his No. 18 out to a commanding lead and looked to have the race easily in hand before he slid off the track in turn two and into the grass. By the time

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Reed led most of the 14-lapper before Sobel and Kreiner made their moves on the final lap. Sobel overtook Reed in the challenging left-hander at the end of Jacksonville’s 1,000-feet backstretch to take the lead. This opened the door for Kreiner to sneak his Tony Kart to the inside of Reed’s Merlin. The pair made contact until Kreiner cleared Reed by a nose to take the second spot. Both followed Sobel’s DR Kart across the stripe. Dustin Stross and Georgia Henneberry were fourth and fifth. Kreiner, who scored his first-ever WKA podium in the event, laid down a quick lap of 34.150, which was the

fastest lap of any driver in attendance at Jacksonville. Sunday’s X-30 Junior Final 2 was a two-kart battle for the win between Reed and Sobel. Reed again put his Merlin out front and led the entire race with Sobel hot on his heels. As the two took the white flag, onlookers waited with anticipation for Sobel’s move. Reed chose the bottom lane down Jax’s long backstretch and forced Sobel to make a bid on the outside. Sobel made a move to the inside for the nextto-last corner, and Reed slid into the grass. Reed shot his way back to the racing surface and side-by-side with Sobel. The two raced that way across the finish line with Reed able to maintain a 0.031-second win over Sobel in one of the most exciting races of the weekend. Stross was third, Henneberry fourth and Kreiner fifth after making contact with a tire barrier early in the race. Meier the man in Money Race Racing kicked off Friday night with the heavily anticipated Animal Heavy Money Race, which saw a pretty field 21 karts take the green flag. The 30-lap race featured a “who’s who” of 4-cycle sprint racers, including heavy hitters like Gary Lawson, Tyler Sandmeyer, Sean Meier and Jimmy Heavlow. The final laps saw multi-time Money Race winner Lawson and Heavlow, a late entrant behind the wheel of a Robbie Jones MGM machine, partake in an intense battle for the top prize. Lawson and Heavlow traded the lead several times over the second 15-lap run, and with the checkered flag ready to wave the pair raced side-by-side and made contact in the final corners. Both drivers slid off the track and saw their chances at the first-place laurels go away with it. Coyote racer Sean Meier took advantage of the incident and what looked to be a solid third-place effort quickly turned into a big race win for the Florida wheelman. Meier led a trio of Coyotes across the stripe with New York’s Dylan Zobkiw and Ohio’s Dakota Bell in tow. Lawson recovered to finish fourth and Joshua Stiefel rounded out the top five. Sandmeyer, Heavlow, Michael Greiner, Brett Peters and Zachary Linsell

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race recap

wRITTEN BY: KEITH SHAMPINE - PHOTOS BY: krapp4u

Heavlow, Wells score triple-win weekends at Jacksonville

Barnes Paving Nationals finished sixth through 10th.

weekend.

Meier pocketed over $350 for his effort. The Money Race was sponsored by John Zobkiw’s Year Around Tax Service, which donated an extra $200 to the purse in addition to the 75 percent payback from entry fees. No repeat winners in 4-cycle senior mains No driver won more than once in the nine senior 4-cycle feature events at the Barnes Paving Nationals. An MGM bested a Coyote in Coyote Motorsports Stock Lite. Robbie Jones, who ran his first Gold Cup event as a senior driver at Jacksonville, won a close affair over veteran Russ Marinucci in the 14-lapper. Maryland’s Zachary Linsell was only a handful of kart-lengths back of the lead duo in third. Dakota Bell faded in the event and ended up over seven seconds behind the winner in fourth. Douglas Schmidt rounded out the top five. Maryland veteran Tyler Sandmeyer was the class of the field in Saturday afternoon’s Stock Heavy. Sandmeyer and his sleek black MGM gapped Gary Lawson by about 15 kart-lengths in the 14-lap affair, but ended up crossing the stripe nearly five seconds ahead of runner-up Jimmy Heavlow after Meier and Lawson came together in the final corners. Meier actually crossed the line second but was penalized to fifth for an over-aggressive move on Lawson. The Meier penalty gave Heavlow second, Richie Kuhn third and Lawson fourth. Sunday’s Stock Medium was the weekend’s largest division at 22 starters. After getting shuffled around early in the race, Sandmeyer took control with less than half the race remaining and proceeded to pull out to about five to 10 kart-lengths over Lawson. While Sandmeyer looked to have the race in hand, he made a rare miscue in the final corners and slowed his speed just slightly to take a more defensive line to

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hold back Lawson, who was still over five kart-lengths back. This opened the door for Lawson, who quickly moved to the inside of Sandmeyer. The pair made contact before Lawson pulled ahead to capture his first and only win of the

Sandmeyer settled for second, about one second ahead of Dakota Bell’s Coyote. Meier was the hard charger of the race; he started 12th and finished fourth. Ryan Bennett rounded out the top five. Harry Smith was sixth, Schmidt seventh, D. Zobkiw eighth, Jim Lipari ninth and Linsell 10th. The new Margay Racing Products Animal Amateur Medium was a barnburner on Sunday afternoon. Reserved for racers who have not won a national championship (similar to Restricted Junior), the initial run of the class boasted over 10 entrants and saw some good racing for the win among eventual victor Ryan Bennett, Paul Headley, Harry Smith and Joshua Stiefel.

with both Roberts and Stiefel several times. He won the 14-lapper by a three-second margin over Roberts. Stiefel was third, Bradley Farmer fourth and David Barry fifth. Carroll’s triumph marked the first time Roberts was beat in a Masters main event in over a year. The feel-good story of the weekend came in Sunday’s Target Distributing Masters Heavy feature. Only two karts took the green and Tim Stiefel immediately pulled out to a big advantage over David Barry. But with a handful of laps remaining Stiefel suffered mechanical problems and pulled off the half-mile circuit. This gave Barry the opportunity to take the lead and drive to an uncontested victory, his first in numerous years of trying. The proud Performance North owner and Gold Cup sponsor was emotional after the win and fans and

began to shrink with a few laps left as Razor pilots Tyler Bell and Steven Schlenke worked with Ohio’s Eric Fagan to close the gap. The importance of the draft, especially in the slower Box Stock classes, helped the trio close on Sandmeyer and make the move past the Stock Heavy victor on the final straightaway. After the dust settled from the final corners T. Bell was out front and claimed the national victory for Razor over Schlenke, Fagan, Sandmeyer and Matthew Kessinger. Defending national champion Joey Miller was sixth, Matthew Horst seventh, Bob Barthelemy eighth, Todd Horton ninth and Carter Schlenke 10th. Sunday’s Sr Box Stock weekend capper featured another lively four-kart battle for the win, this time among Fagan, Rob Hindery, Connor Lund and Miller.

H. Smith led most of the affair and had a formidable lead over Headley, Bennett and Stiefel at one point. However, the long backstretch allows the aid of the draft and the second-through-fourth-place trio worked together to run down the Michigan veteran. Headley led for a short time before Bennett shot past with less than three laps to go. The MGM driver pulled out to a decent advantage over the last few laps and took the checkers a handful of kart-lengths in front of Headley for the first Amateur Medium victory. H. Smith followed Bennett and Headley across the line for third, Stiefel fourth and Greiner fifth. The well-respected and talented Chris Carroll made his return to the Gold Cup circuit aboard a No. 2 Coyote and returned to the top step of a national podium in the process with his popular triumph in Saturday’s Masters Medium. The race featured a three-kart battle for the win among Carroll, defending national champion Steve Roberts and Coyote wheelman Tim Stiefel. Carroll made his move late in the race after trading the lead

followers of the series couldn’t have been happier to see the Connecticut veteran pick up a big national victory. The Senior Box Stock finals were two of the largest fields of the weekend at over 20 starters in each. They also were a couple of the best races. Saturday’s Sr Box Stock Final 1 saw Tyler Sandmeyer pull out to an impressive lead on an orange Paul Riceowned MGM offset. However, Sandmeyer’s lead

Similar to Sandmeyer on Saturday, Palm Coast, Fla., veteran Hindery led from the green flag before things got dicey on the last lap. Hindery was a sitting duck on the backstretch as Fagan and Lund worked past the Razor driver to take the lead. Fagan, who ran third most of the race behind Hindery and Miller, made an aggressive pass for second on Miller with a couple laps to go and then sucked up on Hindery to make the pass for the win on the last lap.

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race recap

wRITTEN BY: KEITH SHAMPINE - PHOTOS BY: krapp4u

Heavlow, Wells score triple-win weekends at Jacksonville

Barnes Paving Nationals Copeland 10th. Fagan scored the win on a decade-old Bandit.

Lund also got past Hindery to take second. Hindery settled for third, Miller fourth and Horst fifth. Saturday’s winner T. Bell was sixth, Patrick O’Neal seventh, S. Schlenke eighth, Robbie Jones ninth and Joshua

Coyote owner Jim Lipari was the only entrant in Saturday’s Animal Modified Medium. Lipari made a few laps

before pulling in and was credited with the victory. Looking ahead… With the conclusion of the Barnes Paving Nationals at Jacksonville, Gold Cup teams now set their sights on a return to the Lamar County Speedway in Barnesville, Ga., for the April 27-29 Michigan Kart Supply Nationals. Barnesville, a tradition-rich sprint karting facility, hasn’t seen a WKA national since 1994, when both the Gold Cup and Manufacturers Cup ran separate events. Eighteen years is a long time, and teams are already looking forward to and preparing for a historic return to the tight 0.27-mile sprint track.

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W o r l d K a r t i n g a s s o c i at i o n 2012 NatioNal ScheduleS Updated 02.15.2012 Dates are tentative and are subject to change. GN indicates Grand National event. W

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December 27-30, 2011

Chapel Hill Raceway, Humphrey, New York - GN

August 10-12, 2012

Daytona International Speedway; Daytona Beach, Fla.

RlV tuned exhuast Product Gold cup Series TUNED EXHAUST PRODUCTS

George Kugler/Bridgestone Manufacturer’s cup Series driven by Mazda

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Margay Racing Products

103rd Street Sports Complex; Jacksonville, FL

Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Michigan Kart Supply

Zoom Zoom Nationals

Lamar County Speedway; Georgia

Carolina Motorsports Park; Kershaw, SC

Baker Racing Engines

CRG America

Michiana Raceway Park; Indiana

Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex; Wampum, PA BeaveRun Motorsports Complex

December 27-30, 2011

March 2 - 4, 2012

April 27- 29, 2012

July 13 - 15, 2012

Performance No. / Jammer Clutches August 17 -19, 2012

Pittsburgh Int’l Race Complex; Wampum, PA BeaveRun Motorsports Complex

GT Machine

September 21 - 23, 2012 -- GN

New Jersey Motorsports Park; Millville, New Jersey

Vega tire/tSRacing Road Racing Series driven by Mazda (count the best 5 of 7)

December 27 - 30, 2011

Daytona Int’l Speedway; Daytona Beach, Fla.

Zoom Zoom Nationals

March 23 - 25, 2012

May 4 - 6, 2012

MKP

July 6 - 8, 2012

Michiana Raceway Park; South Bend, Indiana

August 3 - 5, 2012

Concept Haulers Motor Speedway; Sheridan, Illinios

McLaughlin Motorsports

September 14 - 16, 2012 -- GN

New Castle Motorsports Park, New Castle, Indiana

WKa West divisional Super Series March 18th

June 10th

April 15th

August 5th

May 20th

September 9th

Kinsmen Kart Club - Dixon, CA

March 23 - 25, 2012

Blue Max Kart Club - Davis, CA

May 18 - 20, 2012

Allstar Karting - Prairie City, CA

Carolina Motorsports Park; Kershaw, SC Grattan Raceway; Grattan, Michigan

June 15 - 17, 2012 - GN

Northern Nevada Kart Club - Reno, NV Monterey Bay Karters - Monterey, CA Atwater Kart Club - Atwater, CA

Florida Winter tour

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course; Lexington, Ohio

Formula Kart dates:

July 27 - 29, 2012

MRP Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Florida

Virginia Int’l Raceway; Alton, Virginia

September 7 - 9, 2012

Summit Point Raceway; Summit Point, West Virginia

September 28-30, 2012

Roebling Road Raceway; Savannah, Georgia

RMc 2012 Season August 7-11, 2012 South Bend, IN

January 6-8, 2012

February 10-12, 2012

Homestead Karting, Homestead, Florida

March 9-11, 2012

Ocala Gran Prix, Ocala, Florida

Rotax Max challenge dates: January 12-15, 2012

MRP Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Florida

February 16-19, 2012

Pan am

Homestead Karting, Homestead, Florida

The Track Centinial, Englewood, CA

Ocala Gran Prix, Ocala, Florida

September 22nd - 23, 2012

March 15-18, 2012

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Tucson, Arizona

Red Bull Kart Fight at PRI, Orlando Florida

January 28 - 29, 2012

November 29, 2012

February 25 - 26, 2012

WKa annual Membership Meeting

March 31 - April 1, 2012

Location TBA

PKRA, Phoenix, Arizona Cal Speed Kart Center, Fontana, California

October 12-12, 2012


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New WKA Website Coming Soon! A new World Karting Association website is in production! The new WKA site will feature the key elements to place WKA’s web-based communications with the industry leaders for motorsports sanctioning bodies. These features include upcoming national event promotional ads with direct links to entry forms; clear, easy access to important informational items such as Pit Board press releases, Tech Updates and membership forms; and improved functionality, sponsor recognition, archives and more. Realizing the importance of bringing new people into the sport, the new site’s homepage will have a special advertisement for those interested in getting involved in the sport. The ad will link to a page that gives potential karters as much information as possible to help direct them in their efforts of starting a karting career. “We want the new WKA site to serve many purposes,” WKA’s Keith Shampine said. “It will be functional, easily navigational and professional in all respects. The most important items will be front and center, so our members and karters don’t have to click several times to view a form, rule, etc. “We’re working for a good balance between catering to those already involved in karting versus those who are interested in getting involved but may not have the resources or knowledge that allows them to do so,” Shampine added. “The debut of the new site will only be the beginning. Continuous improvements, new features and designs will follow throughout 2012 and beyond.” The new WKA website is being designed in house and has a debut target date of April 2012.


Triple Crown Champion Questionnaire

Divisional Champion Questionnaire

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ongratulations on your recent accomplishment of winning three or more classes in the 2011 WKA Racing Season. With this, WKA would like to honor you with a special tribute in our April 2012 Champions Edition of WKA’s Karting Scene. Please complete the following form and submit it to the WKA office no later than March 29th, 2012. DO NOT mail this with other paper work please.

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ongratulations Champion on your recent accomplishment of winning your respective class(es) within your WKA Divisional Series. With this, WKA would like to honor you by publishing your driver profile in the Champions Edition of WKA’s Karting Scene (April 2012).

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ongratulations Champion on your recent accomplishment of winning your respective class(es) within your WKA National Series. With this, WKA would like to honor you by publishing your driver profile in the Champions Edition of WKA’s Karting Scene (April 2012). Thank you and Congratulations!! World Karting Association

* CAREFULLY READ AND ANSWER THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION * • FORMS: You can also fill this form out online at worldkarting.com. • PHOTOS: We require one (1) headshot. Failure to submit photo will result in your name being listed in the end of the National Champions section. DIGITAL PHOTOS - Digital photos are preferred and may be e-mailed to wkamag@worldkarting.com. The subject line and body of the email MUST have the drivers first and last name. If submitted via CD, CD must be labeled with the drivers first and last name. CD’s will not be returned unless accompanied by a S.A.S.E.

Name

position

email

phone

location

rick dresang

president

rick@worldkartingcom

704.455.1606

concord, nc

Dan Stowell

Vice President 2-cycle

dan@worldkarting.com

203.264.4606

southbury, conn

Johnny bartlett

vice president 4-cycle

n/a

704.791.6425

concord, nc

angelo buffomante

secretary

angelo@worldkarting.com

716.652.3151

elma, NY

Gene davis

treasurer

gene@worldkarting.com

district 1 (arkansas, iowa, kansas, minnesota, missouri, nebraska. north dakota, south dakota steve jacobson

district 1 trustee

vikingkaringproducts@gmail.com

563.495.2117

bellevue, iowa

dale coffey

2-cycle rep

n/a

417.437.4320

joplin, Mo

steve vermeer

4-cycle rep

n/a

612.518.0504

shakopee, minn

TRADITIONAL - When possible, please submit your photos with this questionnaire. Make certain to clearly label the back of the photo with the drivers first and last name. Traditional photos should be no larger than 8 1/2” x 11”. Photos will not be returned unless accompanied by a S.A.S.E.

district 2 (alabama, florida, louisiana, mississippi

• DEADLINE: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MONDAY MARCH 29, 2012.

duane bryan

district 2 trustee

duanebryan@embarqmail.com

todd kovi

2-cycle rep

toddfkcs@comcast.net

west palm beach, fl

brad farmer

4-cycle rep

bhcool@bellsouth.net

macclenny, fl

• MAIL FORM TO: WKA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, 6051 VICTORY LANE, CONCORD, NC 28027. • CREW: List your crew members in order of priority. Space is limited. WKA’s Karting Scene reserves the right to edit as necessary. • SPONSORS: List your top five sponsors in order of priority. Space is limited. WKA’s Karting Scene reserves the right to edit as necessary.

NOTICE: DO NOT MAIL THIS FORM ALONG WITH OTHER PAPER WORK INTENDED FOR THE WKA OFFICE. * P R I N T C L E A R LY *

district 3 (north carolina) bobby gettys

district 3 trustee

john klutz johnny bartlett

1bobskart@att.net

828.452.7737

ellenboro, nc

2-cycle rep

336.731.6111

welcome, nc

4-cycle rep

704.791.6425

concord, nc

864.304.4589

fountain inn, sc

615.742.3773

nashville, tn

district 4 (south carolina, georgia jayson brown

district 4 trustee

tba

2-cycle rep

tba

4-cycle rep

brownrace8@att.net

Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

district 5 (kentucky, tennessee, virginia, west virginia)

Age: ___________________________

will frank

district 5 trustee

tnkarter@gmail.com

brandon taylor

2-cycle rep

brandontayl@gmail.com

randall lyles

4-cycle rep

Daytime Phone: __________________________________________________________________________

Email: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

239.825.6124

roanoke, va chilhowie, va

Series name: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

district 6 (michigan, ohio)

Class(es) won: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

steve rumsey

district 6 trustee

sjrumsey@gmail.com

937.289.2562

morrow, oh

pat slattery

2-cycle rep

kart79@zoomtown.com

513.353.1804

cleves, oh

a.r. gardner

4-cycle rep

appco46@ameritech.com

513.539.9900

Chassis: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Engine Builder: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

district 7 (illinois, indiana, wisconsin

Crew: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

mike everson

Sponsors: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________________________________________________________________ State: _________________________ Years Racing: _________________

Photos sent: ❑ With This Form

❑ With Divisional Form

❑ Separately

REMEMBER TO REVIEW YOUR FORM - USE ABOVE INFORMATION AS A CHECK LIST

district 7 trustee

district 8 (deleware, maryland, new jersey, pennslyvania) john ferris

district 8 trustee

jferris@woldkarting.com

908.876.9023

long valley, NJ

dan schlosser

2-cycle rep

d.schlosser @pittrace.com

724.740.1200

sewlickley, pa

danny mccormack

4-cycle rep

performancekarting@msn.com

732.309.5621

brick, nj

district 9 (connecticut, maine, massachusetts, new hampshire, new york, rhode island, vermont) don guilbeault

district 9 trustee

don@drtracing.com

603.598.0891

pelham, nh

angelo sodano

2-cycle rep

a_sodano@yahoo.com

617.471.2282

boston, ma

tim stiefel

4-cycle rep

tstiefel@rochester.rr.com

585.329.5448

rochester, ny

district 10 (alaska, arizona, california, colorado, hawaii, idaho, montana, nevada, new mexico, oklahome, oregon, texas, utah, washington, wyoming) andy seesemann

district 10 trustee

714.289.0432

orange, ca


2 01 2 RE S E R V ED NU M B E R FO R M Select one of the options at right: • Cost to reserve a number is $20 per class. • Man Cup competitors: Renewal period from 2011 has passed. • Gold Cup competitors: Your Reserved No. season will begin with the Jacksonville opener. You have until Sunday, January 29 to reserve the same number(s) you had in 2011. Beginning Monday, January 30,, any number not taken will become available numbers for anyone to reserve on first come, first serve basis. • Write in your first choice (1st), second choice (2nd), &third choice (3rd). • You may choose single (1) or double (01) digit numbers only. No three (001) digit numbers allowed. No letters allowed. • You cannot transfer the number from one class to a different class. Example: You had No. 1 in Sportsman 1 in 2011, but you are moving up to Sportsman 2 for 2012. You forfeit the rights to No. 1 and will need to request the No. 1 in the Sportsman 2 classes. • You must submit the entire form to WKA.

Make checks payable to and mail to:

WKA 6051 Victory Lane Concord, NC 28027

Fax copies also accepted. Fax to: 704.455.1609

NEW

RENEWAL

(Check this box ONLY if you had a reserved number in 2011 in the same class that you are renewing in 2012)

A B B R E V I AT IO N S

SPTS = SPORTSMAN JR = JU NIOR SR = SE N IOR

2 01 1

R EST = R ESTR ICTED MOD = MODI FI E D YAM = YAMAHA Asterisk (*) denotes new classes for 2010

1ST

2ND

3RD

SPORTSMAN 1 LITE

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YAM ROOKIE SPTS F1 & 2

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SPORTSMAN 1 HEAVY

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CADET SPTS FINAL 1 & 2

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SPORTSMAN 1 BOX STOCK ________

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KOMET SPORTSMAN

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G O L D CU P

M A NU F . CU P

1ST

2ND

3RD

SPORTSMAN 2 LITE

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YAMAHA SPORTSMAN LITE ________

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SPORTSMAN 2 HEAVY

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YAMAHA SPORTSMAN HVY ________

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SPORTSMAN 2 BOX STOCK ________

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KOMET JR LITE

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RESTRICTED JUNIOR

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KOMET JR HEAVY

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W KA AW A RD S

JUNIOR LITE

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YAMAHA JR LITE

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JUNIOR MEDIUM

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YAMAHA JR HEAVY

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JUNIOR HEAVY

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KOMET LITE

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JUNIOR BOX STOCK

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KOMET HEAVY

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ANIMAL AMATEUR

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TAG FINAL 1 & 2

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MASTERS

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TAG MASTERS FINAL 1 & 2

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Driver Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Total : $ _________________

Birthdate: _____________________ Age: _______ WKA No.: ___________________ Exp Date: ________

Money Order

Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Check

City: ____________________________________________________ State: ___________ Zip: _______________

MC

Daytime Phone: _______________________________________ Ext: _____________

VISA

Email: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Payment type:

Card No: _______________________________________________________________ Exp: __________________

Name on card: _______________________________________ 3-digit security code: __________________

Signature: ______________________________________________________________________________________

STOCK LITE

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PARILLA LEOPARD

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STOCK MEDIUM

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YAMAHA SUPERCAN LITE

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YAMAHA SUPERCAN HVY

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STOCK HEAVY

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SUPER HEAVY

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SENIOR BOX STOCK

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ANIMAL MOD MEDIUM

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CE R E M O N Y & SE M I N A R SC H E D U L ES Updated: 01.12.2012

SE A SO N Y EA R - EN D AW A RD S

Manufacturer’s Cup Series

Gold Cup / Pavement

Palmetto Club at Carolina Motorsports Park

Friday, March 23, 2012 Doors Open: 6:30pm, Presentation: 8pm $5 ticket per person; 5 and under free Contact: Marie Borsuk, 704.455.1606 x11 marie@worldkarting.com

CE R E M O N I E S

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center Saturday, January 21, 2012 Doors Open: 6pm, Presentation: 7pm $5 ticket per person; 5 and under free Contact: Marie Borsuk, 704.455.1606 x11 marie@worldkarting.com

W KA / SF I 2 - CY C L E , 4 - CY C L E T EC H

Road Racing Series Palmetto Club at Carolina Motorsports Park

Saturday, March 24, 2012 Doors Open: 6:30pm, Presentation: 8pm $5 ticket per person; 5 and under free Contact: Marie Borsuk, 704.455.1606 x11 marie@worldkarting.com

SE M I N A RS

**Two (2) year WKA Membership required to attend.

Cabarrus County Arena; Concord, N.C. 4-Cycle Tech Seminar Saturday, January 21, 2012 Registration: 12:30 p.m. Start: 1 p.m. Pre-register Contact: Marie Borsuk, 704-455-1606 x11 marie@worldkarting.com Or Fax form to WKA @ 704-455-1609

OVKA Swap Meet; Springfield, Ohio 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Tech Seminar Saturday, February 4, 2012 Registration: Morning of show at WKA booth Start: Noon Pre-register Contact: Marie Borsuk, 704-455-1606 x11 marie@worldkarting.com Or Fax form to WKA @ 704-455-1609

Raceway Park; Englishtown, N.J. 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Seminar Sunday, February 19, 2012 Registration: 8:30 a.m. Start: 9 a.m. Pre-register Contact: Marie Borsuk, 704-455-1606 x11 marie@worldkarting.com Or Fax form to WKA @ 704-455-1609

A C C O M M O D A T IO N S Cabarrus Arena & Events Center (Concord, N.C. area) Carolina Motorsports Park Executive Inn - Kershaw, S.C. 803-475-7575 Comfort Suites - Concord, N.C. (Bruton Smith Blvd) 704-979-3800 Quality Inn - Hwy 1; Lugoff, S.C. 803-438-9441 Hampton Inn - Concord, N.C. (Bruton Smith Blvd) 704-979-5600 Travel Inn - Hwy 1; Lugoff, S.C. 803-438-4961 Howard Johnson Inn - Concord, N.C. (Exit 58; I-85) 704-786-5181 Econo Lodge - Hwy 601; Lugoff, S.C. 803-438-6990 Fairfield Inn - Kannapolis, N.C. (Cloverleaf Pkwy, near Exit 58; I-85) Ramada Ltd - Hwy 601; Lugoff, S.C. 803-438-1807 704-795-4888 Comfort Inn & Suites - Hwy 601; Camden, S.C. 803-425-1010

ANIMAL MOD HEAVY

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KOMET SPORTSMAN

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A W A RD S

X-30 JUNIOR

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Make checks payable to and mail to:

X-30 SENIOR

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LO206 KID KART

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A W A RD S

CE R E M O N Y & S E M I N A R RE G I S T RA T IO N FO R M WKA 6051 Victory Lane Concord, NC 28027

CE R E M O N Y TA BL E RE S V ER V A T IO N

Gold Cup/Pavement: ________________ x $5 per person = _____________________ Manufacturer’s Cup: ________________ x $5 per person = _____________________

D E A DL IN E (For ticket purchase) Gold Cup/Pavement Ceremonies - Friday, January 13, 2012 Kershaw Awards Ceremonies - Friday, March 9, 2012 S E M I N A R RE S E R V A T IO N (WKA Membership required to attend)

4-Cycle Tech Seminar: _________________ x $125 each = ____________________________ 2-Cycle Tech Seminar: _________________ x $125 each = ____________________________ North Carolina _____ Ohio _____ New Jersey _____

Road Racing: ________________ x $5 per person = _____________________

(check one) Total Amount Enclosed $ _______________________________________________________

( C a s h , C h e c k , M o n e y O r d e r, V I S A o r M a s t e r C a r d a c c e p t e d )

VISA/MC #: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Exp: _________________________________________ Name on card: ........................Signature: Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________WKA#: _____________________________________Exp: ____________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Daytime phone: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ceremony tables seat eight people. Please indicate any special group seating requests:

O F F I C E U S E O N LY New 10.12.2011

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