Daytona KartWeek by Cometic Gasket is a day away and go-kart teams from the World Karting Association have moved inside the historic grounds of Daytona International Speedway.

Hundreds of go-karts in the Horstman Gold Cup Series of the WKA will be competing on a 12-turn, half-mile sprint track located in the infield between Turns 3 and 4 of "The World Center of Racing" beginning Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 15. Friday is reserved as a practice day while races are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

The spring visit from the WKA continues the tradition of go-kart racing at Daytona International Speedway, which has hosted go-karts since the 1970s.

Many of today's racing stars made their first foray into racing in go-karts. Among the former stars that have competed in the go-karts events at Daytona International Speedway include NASCAR stars Tony Stewart, Brian Vickers, Bobby Labonte and Jamie McMurray and most recently IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti in 2002.

Tickets for Daytona KartWeek By Cometic Gasket are available for $10 at the gate. For more information call 1-800-PITSHOP.

Daytona KartWeek By Cometic Gasket Schedule

Friday, April 13
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.: Practice in groups

Saturday, April 14
9 a.m.: Practice in groups
Noon: Qualifying with races to follow
Briggs Animal Lite
Briggs Restricted Jr Lite
Briggs Sr Sportsman Medium
Briggs Jr Spts 1 Lite
Briggs Animal Heavy
Briggs Jr Spts 2 Lite
Briggs Restricted Jr Heavy
Briggs Raptor 340
Briggs Senior
Kid Karts (run during breaks)

Sunday, April 15
9 a.m.: Practice in groups
Noon: Qualifying with races to follow
Briggs Sr Sportsman Heavy
Briggs Animal Medium
Briggs Animal Super Heavy
Briggs Jr Lite
Briggs Jr Spts 1 Heavy
Briggs Jr Spts 2 Heavy
Briggs Raptor 370
Briggs Jr Heavy
Kid Karts (run during breaks)