EKN Trackside: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

Labor Day street race festival ready for 23rd edition in Quad Cities area

Aug 31, 2017
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Karters have been waiting for this weekend since Labor Day 2016, the chance to return back to the Rock! As we welcome the start to the new college football season, celebrate the Labor Day holiday, and enjoy that last bit of Summer weather, racers from all over North America will converge on the Quad Cities […]

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2017 Rock Island Grand Prix

September 2-3, 2017: Rock Island Street Course - Rock Island, Illinois

Aug 31, 2017
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It is RIGP Week! The 2017 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix is set for this weekend. The annual Labor Day weekend festival is set for September 2-3 as the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois turn into a full racing circuit. Karters from all over North America converge on the Quad Cities area […]

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Aug 31, 2017
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Summer weather at Shenington accompanied close racing in the six classes present, with five classes seeing a change of Championship leader. The next and final round for all classes except Rotax 177 will be at PF International on 9th-10th September. Rotax 177 have completed their three rounds for the year with Chris Thomas and Tony […]

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Aug 31, 2017
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With the last event completed back on July 26th, Joey Priestley of Welland has had to wait 4 weeks to win his 9th straight Quick Ink Custom Screen Printing Junior 2 Feature of 2017. Back on track after a cancelled event and rain outs, the Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Karting Series Event saw Senior Fun […]

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Aug 31, 2017
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Westover joins forces with the CRG Racing Team for the OK World Championship to be held next September 24th at PFI International. CRG is delighted to announce that its lineup for the forthcoming OK World Championship, race scheduled for September 24th at the British circuit PFI International, will comprise the British driver Louie Westover. The […]

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Aug 31, 2017
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With the finale for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series just a few weeks away, entries are pouring in for the season ending Grand National event scheduled for September 15-17 at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. The deadline to take advantage of the pre-entry pricing is also fast approaching, with the cutoff date set for Wednesday […]

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Ocala Gran Prix to Offer Vortex ROK Junior Shifter in Local Program

Vortex ROK Junior Shifter restrictors available from OGP

Aug 31, 2017
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With the Ocala Gran Prix Fall/Winter Local Series set to kick off in less than two weeks, series officials are pleased to announce that the Vortex ROK Junior Shifter program will be back on the series docket. Actively looking to help develop the skills and talents of young shifter kart drivers, Ocala Gran Prix will […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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A stacked field of Briggs & Stratton powered Margay Ignite karts will take the green flag this weekend at the third annual Ignite Shootout at the Rock Island Grand Prix in Rock Island, Illinois.  Building on the successes of the first two years, the 2017 Ignite Shootout will feature the familiar Ignite Junior and Senior […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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SRA Karting International, Canadian distributor of the BRP-Rotax kart engines, is proud to announce the set-up of a 4 round Championship with two events in Ontario and two in Québec. Invitations for the 2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will be awarded. For Michel Boisclair, president of SRA, “the Rotax MAX Challenge is the strongest […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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While 8 national classes on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series were vying for either a potential trip to Italy, or the chance for free tires and entry to the season finale in October for the Grand Nationals at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, no one class had as much intensity, drive, and anxiety as the Kid Kart […]

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ROK Cup Promotions Sets 2018 ROK Cup USA Event Calendar

Florida Winter Tour, ROK Festival and ROK the RIO highlight 2018

Aug 30, 2017
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ROK Cup Promotions and ROK Cup USA are pleased to announce their much-anticipated 2018 calendar. With the karting landscape changing in North America, a careful approach was made to solidify 2018 race dates that would not only be good for teams and drivers, but also good for the sport of karting in the United States. […]

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PROgression: Team Benik Set for Watkins Glen USF2000 Event

O’Keeffe returns and joins Team BENIK this weekend

Aug 30, 2017
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The Team BENIK USF2000 program will be back on track this weekend for the final round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Taking place at the fast and competitive Watkins Glen Internationals Raceway, Team BENIK will enter Callan O’Keeffe as he returns to the program for the series finale. “We are really […]

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Sanzaru Games Race #7 – Back To School Time

Kid Karts to be the Feature Race

Aug 30, 2017
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Race #7 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championship Series marks the end of the summer vacation period and back to school for many of the drivers in the Series. The Sprint track configuration will challenge the drivers for this race with the Featured Class being Kid Karts which will run on the Sunday program. This […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) led the award parade for 2017, by setting up four drivers with entry packages to the IAME International Final in Le Mans France.  The championship leaders after the New Castle Motorsports Park event (July 28-30) in X30 Pro, X30 Junior, and Mini Swift earned a ticket in their […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 25

Junior standings exceed 1,000 drivers with new drivers on top of in both age groups

Aug 29, 2017
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The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series is in its third season, and the growth in the number of drivers has surpassed what was expected. The Senior/Masters group is nearly up to the 1,700 mark, and for the first time, the Junior standings has over 1,000 drivers. That shows an increase of over 200 Briggs […]

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Colorado Karting Tour Announces 2017 Colorado Karting Classic

3-Hour Endurance Race to Feature Large Cash Payout

Aug 29, 2017
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The Colorado Karting Tour is proud to announce the 2017 Colorado Karting Classic, set to take place on October 14, at Unser Karting & Events, Centennial. The event will feature multiple racing classes, and provides racers in the state and nationwide the opportunity to compete against each other in lengthy races around the challenging 1-mile-long […]

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Aug 29, 2017
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Not only does the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom kart races bring many race teams and race fans to town, but it also packs a wide variety of entertainment options into the Labor Day weekend. There is something on tap for all tastes. The biggest entertainment tradition of the Grand Prix Weekend is […]

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Aug 29, 2017
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Following the latest event for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting at Virginia International Raceway, Competition Karting Inc is well on their way to securing yet another Manufacturers Title. Coming into the event, CKI had 34 victories in the bank, following the June Summit Point Nationals. Adding another 7 wins at VIR has given the Welcome, […]

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Aug 29, 2017
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The young Finnish driver Rasmus Joutsimies will be among the fields of CRG in the forthcoming World Championship that will take place on September 24th in England. CRG Racing Team is happy to announce the technical and sporting collaboration with the driver Rasmus Joutsimies for category OK-Junior. The 14 years old Finn will join the […]

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Top Kart USA Pulls Midwest Double-Header

Indiana team races in back-to-back events to cap off their August schedule

Aug 29, 2017
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Top Kart USA returns home after pulling a Midwest double header, competing at back-to-back events two weekends in a row. The first stop on their lineup was the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Summernationals, the final stop on the Pro Tour circuit, at New Castle Motorsports Park, earning a pole position and twin top-ten finishes. Next, it […]

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