Mar 31, 2017
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After just missing out on the 2016 Manufacturers Championship Trophy by a mere victory, Coyote Motorsports, led by Mark and Jim Lipari, came to Jacksonville, Florida with a vengeance, leaving the Water Medic Southeast Showdown for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series at 103rd Street Sports Complex with a 5 win edge over 3 of […]

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Mar 31, 2017
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For the second season in a row, the opening round of the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida not only encompassed the energy of a season opener, it also paid tribute to the 2016 national champions, top award recipients, as well as many other special award honorees. One of the many special […]

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COTA Clarification: A Statement from Andy Seesemann

Business as usual for Challenge of the Americas in Sonoma

Mar 31, 2017
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EKN has received an email clarification from Challenge of the Americas promoter Andy Seesemann, in response to this morning’s announcement made my BRP-Rotax regarding the stats of Rotax product distribution on events in the United States moving forward. It is published here, in its entirety. – Editor As you might have seen, news has been […]

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Industry Insider: March 31, 2017

First quarter of 2017 season a success for number of operations and brands

Mar 31, 2017
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The karting business is open 24 hours a day, 365 days throughout the year. In the past, there were times when many saw an off-season, with little to no business conducted. Those times have past, with the sport busy with action and events all 12 months out of the year. This keeps the industry busy […]

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Mar 31, 2017
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Gunskirchen, March 31, 2017 – BRP-Rotax announced today the mutually agreed termination of the business relationship between BRP-Rotax and MAXSpeed Group, the authorized Rotax distributor in the United States of America and Caribbean, and the interim takeover by SRA Karting, Canada, effective as of April 12, 2017. BRP-Rotax would like to affirm that the Rotax […]

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Mar 31, 2017
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We are proud to announce the 2017 Pitt Race Karting Series (PRKS) dates! Along with 4 National Races, the 2017 season will bring an 8 race PRKS series, culminating with a triple header weekend in October to crown the champions! Karting Director, Mike “MTM” Scarabino, says, “The 2017 PRKS racing series should be packed full […]

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Trinity Karting Group Adds Birel ART to Product Lineup

Ohio-based team excited to partner with PSL Karting to offer WKA Man Cup support

Mar 30, 2017
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During the off-season, Trinity Karting Group officially confirmed the expansion of their program to include the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour and WKA Winter Cup.  The addition of these series to Team TKG’s schedule of WKA Manufacturers Cup and KRA club events at New Castle has positioned the operation as a major player on the East […]

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EKN One-on-One: Scott Barnes – Bermuda Karting Club

Third annual Dockyard Grand Prix on tap for late April

Mar 30, 2017
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If you’ve raced at the Rock Island Grand Prix, the Championship Enduro Series or in other US events, you’ve very likely heard of Scott ‘Skitchy’ Barnes.  The Bermuda native and resident treks to the mainland to a few events or so each year, most notable being the RIGP and the SKUSA SuperNationals. Skitchy always runs […]

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2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

April 7-9, 2017: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Mar 30, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas closes out at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on the April 7-9 weekend. Each of the championship chases closes out with the final two rounds around the popular venue, with tickets to the 2017 Rotax Grand Finals on the line. Official Discussion Thread Official […]

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Mar 30, 2017
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With the Carolina GP at the GoPro Motorplex less than two weeks away, it only seemed fitting that we take a look at where we left off in 2016, and what to expect in 2017. 2016 saw the crowning of Champions in four Yamaha and four IAME powered categories.  Last year saw Paige Crawford become […]

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Mar 30, 2017
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Fresh off a strong beginning to the new season at Daytona in December, Competition Karting Incorporated of Welcome, North Carolina further extended their lead in the Chassis standings for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, following the series second event recently held at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia. Coming into the event […]

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Mar 30, 2017
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Coming off an amazing two weeks of racing at the final round of the Florida Winter Tour our drivers had an amazing two weeks of competition! The first week of racing was the ROK Cup portion of the Florida Winter Tour where Team VSR drivers Ethan Donkers and Action Jackson lined up on the grid […]

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Mar 30, 2017
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All Maranello Kart drivers managed to get access to the Final. Dante has been among the quickest ending sixth. Gonzales was forced to an early retirement, but has been very competitive in qualifying, heats and Prefinal. Good races for Pastacaldi, Hold and Sani. Maranello Kart has been among the main protagonists of the 28th Andrea […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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The 2017 season is shaping up to be one exciting year of karting. The first quarter of the year has seen a number of events taking place, including those listed on the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. The Stock Honda category is seeing change in format and those at the top of […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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The following is a release sent out by GoRotax.com regarding the future of the US Rotax Grand Nationals event and the US Open New Jersey event. The combined event now puts two Rotax Grand Finals tickets up for grabs at one event, one guaranteed to a United States driver – with the exception of Masters […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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The season opener for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series not only welcomed back many of the fine families in the sport of 4 cycle racing, it also produced some new national winners from competitors who have been digging hard the last few years to get to the top shelf of the podium. […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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For the final round of the three race championship, the #redarmy would suit up for battle aboard Birel ART’s powered by Rotax engines at Ocala Gran Prix, Ocala, FL. The season would see fierce competition and difficult track conditions, however, the team would come away as DD2 (Jeff Kingsley) and Senior Max (Ryan Norberg) Champions, […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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Since the close to the 2016 season the state of California has seen record rain fall, much to the delight of local growers and the states water supplies.  The opening to the 2017 SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) California Pro Kart Challenge season was no different with rain falling throughout the official practice day for Round 1 […]

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Fund Created to Assist Karting Family from Wisconsin

Racer hospitalized following incident during Laguna Seca event

Mar 29, 2017
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Racing is a dangerous sport, and thankfully, we see few to no major incidents at the events that we at eKartingNews.com attend. Unfortunately, one such incident occurred during the Northern California Karters Corkscrew Spring Nationals at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California this past weekend. A nearly sold-out event welcomed racers from all over […]

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Round Two of Los Angeles Karting Championship Welcomes Higher Numbers

Nearly 200 entries contest March weekend at CalSpeed Karting Center

Mar 28, 2017
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On March 18-19, the Los Angeles Karting Championship continued its 2017 program, hosting the second round at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Great weather welcomed the 191 entries in 22 divisions, taking on the ‘Technico’ layout in the counter-clockwise direction. A number of new winners highlighted the day which saw a 26% increase […]

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