Mazda is WKA’s Official Vehicle

Posted on: May 27, 2007

In an effort to offer WKA members exclusive benefits such as a chance to be part of the motor sports industry if they so desire, Mazda allies with World Karting Association (WKA).

Mazda’s support to the WKA will be comprised of traditional sponsorship funding for prize money, operating costs, and exclusive benefits such as the business-partner pricing on new Mazda cars for the members of WKA.

In a statement, WKA President Randy Kugler said that WKA welcomes Mazda as their newest promotional partner. He further said that it is only natural that they become part of the WKA team because Mazda has imperatives to motor sports; and what is so good in this partnership is that the WKA members will benefit from the offers of Mazda. Each WKA member will have the chance to participate in the S-Plan. This plan offers sufficient savings in the form of discounts on the purchase of Mazda auto mobiles. The WKA president anticipates to a brilliant and exciting partnership with Mazda.

For the past 10 years, Mazda has been the favorite brand of road racers across North America. More than 9,000 proletarian racers compete in various classes with the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA). And because of the partnership of Mazda and KWA, the children of the KWA members, though they are still several years away from getting their driver’s license, are already welcomed in the motor sports industry through the Mazda family.

The Mazda Manager of Motor Sports Team Development by the name of John Doonan said that their company is built to develop the future generation of racers with a comprehensive motor sports ladder system which provides drivers with Mazda and Mazda-powered open and closed-wheel cars throughout their careers as racers. He further said that with such karting initiative, they can now link with an even larger crowd and younger race enthusiasts. Through this, their company can also widely introduce the full range of Mazda products and give their clients the opportunity to make one step forward to the motor sports world.

Through an estimated number of 900 dealers, Mazda North American Operations inspects the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Its headquarters is located in Irvine, Calif.

About Mazda Motor Corporation A Japanese auto mobile manufacturer, Mazda Motor Corporation is based in Hiroshima, Japan. With sales divided among Japan, Europe and North America, the company is expected to manufacture 1.25 million vehicles per annum. Thirty three point four (33.4) percent of the company is owned according to controlling interest by Ford Motor Company.

The company’s name is derived from the transcendental God of Zoroastrianism, Ahura Mazda. It is also believed that Mazda coincides with the anglicized pronunciation of Zoroastrianism founder’s name, Jujiro Matsuda, and opted to rename it in honor of both his family and the believers of Zoroastrianism. In the Avestan language, Mazda means “wisdom”. Nonetheless, because the company is from Japan, the name has always been pronounced and spelled as “Matsuda”. This leads the public to believe that “Mazda” is just an anglicized version of the founder.

Mazda Motor Corporation is the maker of quality Mazda air filter recharge kit.

About World Karting Association (WKA) Organized in 1971, the World Karting Association (WKA) has the aim to regulate and promote the sport of competitive kart racing. It is owned by its members, and is a non-profit organization. They set standards by establishing rules and procedures that would confirm tracks and conduct yearly championships for various types of kart racing. All over the United States, the WKA has more than 10,000 active members and 120 approved tracks. This is what makes it the largest sanctioning body for kart racing in the entire country and belong to largest sanctioning body in the world.

Not considering the age, experience or budget of any aspiring driver, the WKA offers karting class for anyone. The WKA believes that there is no other better way to introduce oneself into the field of motor sports than to join their organization. They offer an excellent, safe, economical and fun entry level for racing.

About the Author

Kraig Johanssen is a native of Connecticut and holds a degree in Software Engineering. He now works at a software development firm in Alabama. His love for writing and great interest on cars makes him a proficient contributing author to various automotive magazines.


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