Walldinger Racer Kyle Kirkwood Returns to WKA Action This WeekendAugust 3, 2012
Davidson, NC (2 August 2012) – Walldinger Racing karter Kyle Kirkwood will be back in race action this weekend as the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series travels to Concept Haulers Speedway in Norway, Illinois for the KartLift Nationals and Round 5 of the 2012 Championship.
Driving the No. 29 Arrow, Kirkwood will look to build on what has already been an impressive first national-level season for the 13-year-old karter having amassed two wins and eight podium results in just three events so far this year. Kirkwood scored his first national victory in the Komet Jr. Heavy category when he made his Manufacturers Cup debut earlier this year in Kershaw, South Carolina. He picked up his second win of the season in the same category just a few weeks ago at the previous round in South Bend, Indiana.
His positive performances at South Bend moved Kirkwood to second in the Komet Jr. Heavy championship and third in the Yamaha Jr. Heavy division. With only two more events remaining on the schedule, the Florida karter will be looking to capture maximum points this weekend as he targets a run for the championship.
Kirkwood will once again be contesting four classes throughout the weekend. The Komet Jr. Heavy and Yamaha Jr. Lite events will take place on Saturday with the Komet Jr. Lite and Yamaha Jr. Heavy classes on Sunday. Friday will see a full day of practice with Kirkwood getting plenty of seat time in all four classes as he and his KartSport team prepare for the busy weekend.
“I’m really looking forward to racing at Norway,” said Kirkwood. “I’ve had a lot of fun this year and I’m really grateful to AJ for giving me the opportunity to race at this level against some of the best karters in the country. These classes are really competitive, but we’ve been having some really strong races. The KartSport guys are always working hard to give me the best karts, so hopefully we can bring home more good results this weekend.”
The KartLift Nationals can be be followed with live timing and scoring as well as video streaming on Saturday and Sunday at www.worldkarting.com.
Each race day will see a format of morning practice followed by qualifying, a Pre-Final and Final.
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