|August 30, 2006 News
|WKA Road Racing Not Returning to Daytona for ’07 Season
A major change has occurred for 2007’s Dunlop Tire Road Race schedule. The traditional December Daytona KartWeek event that has started the Road Race season for many years will not be on the schedule.
After many meetings with the Speedway, it came to the unfortunate conclusion that holding a Road Race event at Daytona International Speedway is not currently a viable option for both the Speedway and WKA.
The 2007 Dunlop Tire National Road Racing Series will begin its 8-race season at Roebling Road Raceway in Pooler (Savannah), GA February 2 - 4, 2007. In addition, the 2006 NRRS Year-End Banquet is tentatively scheduled for Saturday night in the Pooler/Savannah area. Other host clubs are currently finalizing their dates for 2007 and WKA hopes to have a confirmed schedule announced in the next 30-60 days.
Also, the 2007 class structure was released with a few changes, including the combination of Moto and ICC engines in the 125cc Sprint Shifter division with a Lite and Heavy class as well as the Briggs Raptor engine being shuffled out for the Briggs Animal engine in all Briggs classes.
Later today EKN will have a One on One interview with WKA’s Randy Kugler.
2007 NRRS Class Structure
(All classes will remain as published in the 2006 Tech Manual and its update with the exceptions denoted below marked with an **)
100cc Controlled Spec
100cc Piston Port Lite
**125 Sprint Shifter Lite 1 & 2 (moto & ICC combined, 385 lbs, 2 separate classes to run Sat & Sun, 2 separate champs)
**125 Sprint Shifter Heavy 1 & 2 (moto & ICC combined, 410 lbs, 2 separate classes to run Sat & Sun, 2 separate champs)
**Briggs Animal 335 (Animal only, after market rods allowed)
**Briggs Animal 360 (Animal only, after market rods allowed)
**Briggs Animal Over 35 (Animal only, after market rods allowed, dual brakes required)
**Briggs Jr Sprint Lite (Animal only, dual brakes required)
**Briggs Jr Sprint Heavy (Animal only, dual brakes required)
Jr. Enduro Lite
Jr. Enduro Heavy
Jr. Sprint Lite
Jr. Sprint Heavy
Piston Port Can Lite
Piston Port Can Medium
Piston Port Can Heavy
PP Can Sprint 340
PP Can Sprint 360
PP Can Sprint 380
**Spec 125 Sprint 1 & 2 (2 separate classes run Sat & Sun, 390 lbs., 2 separate champs)
Unlimited Final 1 & 2 (runs both days, one single class champion)
Yamaha Spts. Medium
Yamaha Spts. Heavy
Yamaha Sprint Lite
Yamaha Sprint Heavy
**Spec 125 Sprint R&D has been eliminated for 2007