Every year, Memorial Day weekend is known as the crown jewel weekend on the motorsports calendar. With Formula One’s Monaco Grand Prix and the famed Indianapolis 500 on hold, NASCAR’s grueling Coca-Cola 600 was run behind closed doors proving the new normal during the 2020 holiday weekend. With delays seen across the motorsports calendar, virtual racing has come to the forefront including in the World Karting Association (WKA) and tonight will be the final round of the A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment.
Taking place at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the mecca of speed, the A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment competitors will battle in their fifth and final event before returning to real racing in just about one month’s time.
Byron Daley enters the final event with the points lead as he holds a nineteen-point margin on Nick Snell. Scoring a pair of race wins at Sebring International Raceway and Road America, Daley has taken control of the championship but will need a consistent finish to garner the title. Snell, courtesy of his three podium finishes, holds a thirteen-point advantage over Daytona’s race winner Jake Drew. Will Salisbury and Austin Olds sit fourth and fifth as four drivers are separated by six points back to seventh.
“The battle will be at the front of the field will be intense as only Daley and Snell mathematically have a shot at the title,” explained Kevin Williams. “While both drivers have consistently been in the top-ten and both have three podium finishes, Byron Daley has had the advantage and will head to Indy with a target on his back.”
The A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment will conclude tonight as the series aims to get back on track shortly after that for the WKA Manufacturers Cup, the WKA Vega Road Racing Series and the WKA Maxxis Speedway Dirt Series at the Charlotte Karting Challenge. Registration for all three series are available by visiting www.WorldKarting.com.
Event Fast Facts:
What: A-Maxx Racing WKA eSports Racing Series Presented by Summit Racing Equipment
When: Tonight – Broadcast Start: 7:30pm EDT
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Watch: Live Stream by iRacing Official Broadcast Company Apex Racing TV
– YouTube – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obg9R1g9c-o
– Twitch – www.twitch.tv/worldkartingassn
– WKA Facebook Page
Prizes: 1st – Kart Cover, 2nd – 219 or 35 Chain, 3rd – Spark Plugs
Pole Position and Race Winner will each receive $25.00 Cash from Louie’s P&R
Each Podium Winner from each race weekend will receive a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Summit Racing Equipment
Weekly Prizes provided by A-Maxx Racing, Fast Kart Supply and Louie’s P&R
Series Champion Prizes:
Champion – Arrive and Drive Package for Daytona Kartweek 2020 (chassis and support, no motor), provided by A-Maxx Racing and Intrepid USA, plus an entry for the event, provided by WKA and $50 cash.
Vice Champion – 2020 WKA Daytona Kartweek Entry, provided by WKA and $30 cash
Third – One-set of Bridgestone Tires provided by Grand Products and $20 cash.
Cash prizes provided by the Bennett Family
For more information on the World Karting Association, please contact WKA at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.worldkarting.com.
About World Karting Association: The World Karting Association has been a non-profit, Membership Organization since 1971, and has provided venues for members to enjoy all aspects of Karting in the USA, from its office in Concord, NC, including the famous Daytona Kartweek and annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Karting Challenge. Providing Regulations, Instruction and Certifications, Racing Series, Insurance, and Venues for fair and safe Karting on all levels, WKA has a place for everyone in Karting. For more information, contact WKA at email@example.com or www.worldkarting.com.