EKN Fast Five: Andy Seesemann – Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Series promoter ready for eighth season of premier winter west coast program

Dec 17, 2014 Andy Seesemann (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2015 season is about to kick off, with the first event of the new year set for January 9-11 as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program begins its eighth season. With the opener set for the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, the premier winter karting series on the left coast is ready […]

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One Year Later: Juan Manuel Correa – 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Champion

First American to win at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ reflects back on his triumph in NOLA

Nov 26, 2014 Correa drove to victory at the Rotax Grand Finals in the Junior Max division (Photo: Ken Johnson - studio52.us)
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The United States welcomed its second-ever world karting champion on November 16, 2013 when Juan Manuel Correa completed a last lap, last corner pass to claim the Junior Max victory at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. It could not have been scripted any better, with the United States hosting its first ever RMCGF on […]

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EKN One-on-One: Robert Bujdoso – Checkered Motorsports

Young racer helping to guide growth of family-owned business

Oct 22, 2014 Checkered Motorsports' Robert Bujdoso (Photo: Iqbal Waryah)
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The PCR brand has a long history in the United States. For years, the marque was distributed and promoted by the historic Franklin Motorsports operation out of Wisconsin, with the Mayr family fully behind the program. After the company was sold in 2005, the brand slowly lost momentum before finding a new home with Checkered […]

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EKN One-on-One: Chris Wheeler – US Open of Dirt

Karting industry member discusses plans for exciting new venture

Aug 11, 2014 US41 Speedway will host the first ever US Open of Dirt event on September 12-13
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As we enter the month of August and take a quick look at how the 2014 racing season has progressed, there have been many positives.  Numbers have been strong in the top national series with record entries on both the SKUSA Pro Tour and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, and we’ve seen growth from […]

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EKN One-on-One: MAXSpeed Group’s Richard Boisclair

United States Rotax distribution company entering fourth year, continuing to focus on growth

Jun 17, 2014 Richard Boisclair
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Rotax racing in the United States entered a new era at the end of 2010 when the new MAXSpeed Group took over the reigns of the United States distribution of Rotax products and administration of the US Rotax Max Challenge. Now entering the fourth year, Rotax continues growth throughout the United States and has experienced […]

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EKN One-on-One: Puget Sound Road Racing Association’s Aaron Stanford

Dedication, ingenuity and hard work helps fuel rebirth of Pacific Northwest's road racing program

May 21, 2014 The Ridge Motorsports Park
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There was a time, both in the Pacific Northwest and in the United States as a whole, when road racing was a huge part of the karting landscape.  In the past, many racers would participate in both the sprint and road race disciplines, while there was also a strong community of dedicated enduro and superkart […]

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EKN One-On-One: Tom Kutscher

SKUSA boss discusses motivation behind new IAME USA West distributor program

Apr 25, 2014 iame_usa_universal_apparel
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Back at the beginning of April, IAME Italy issued a press release stating that it was re-engineering its North American distribution program by clearing the slate, replacing its three existing importers with two new operations – IAME USA East and IAME USA West. GoPro Motorplex owners Justin Marks and Eric Jones were announced to head […]

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EKN One-on-One: Mark Coats – United States Pro Kart Series

Series promoter gearing up for sophomore season of growing program

Mar 26, 2014 USPKS logo
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A new era in karting began in April 2013 when the United States Pro Kart Series launched at the GoPro Motorplex. Roughly 120 drivers battled heavy rain conditions in what was the beginning of a new professional karting series. Seven categories, focused on providing maximum track time around two engine programs, opened up the competition […]

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EKN One-on-One: Rob Miller – Lone Star Grand Prix

Motorsports enthusiast motivated to help grow the sport of karting

Jan 28, 2014 LSGP-Rob Miller
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Year after year, a lingering question is always brought out during personal discussions and online chatter: How do we grow karting? Many ideas and concepts get thrown around during forum discussions, drinks at the bar after a day at the track, or during phone conversations between industry members. Each individual in the sport has his […]

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EKN One-on-One: Florida Winter Tour’s Bill Wright

2014 series set to kick off this weekend

Jan 08, 2014 QA-BillWright
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With the 2014 Florida Winter Tour about to get underway this weekend at the Homestead Karting facility in Southern Florida, eKartingNews.com’s Rob Howden reached out to Formula Kart Productions owner Bill Wright. eKartingNews.com: Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Bill, especially considering the fact that we all just got through a crazy […]

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EKN One-on-One: Nicholas Rowe

Aussie driver steals SuperNationals TaG Senior victory in Las Vegas debut

Jan 03, 2014 Nicholas Rowe celebrating the TaG Senior victory at SuperNationals XVII (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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Over 80 drivers entered in the TaG Senior category for their chance to make history at this year’s Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. The 17th edition of the event was historic in terms of numbers, with over 600 drivers in attendance, and in terms of weather. For three straight days, it was nothing but cold and rain, […]

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EKN One-on-One: COTA’s Andy Seesemann

Constant improvement is the focus of growing Rotax winter series

Nov 14, 2013 Andy Seesemann
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With all eyes of the global Rotax community on the Grand Finals at NOLA Motorsports Park, and so many racers tuning into our Trackside coverage here on eKartingNews.com, this is a perfect time for us to have a look at one of the Rotax programs that will highlight to so-called ‘off-season’ on North American karting.  […]

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EKN One-on-One: Maxxis Pro Kart Tour Promoter Will Brinkley

King of the Castle: The Royal Treasurer Answers Your Questions

Mar 14, 2013 Pro Kart Tour logo
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A few months ago, Pro Kart Tour (PKT), one of the largest promoters in dirt karting, and Maxxis tire announced a sprint race at New Castle Motorsports Park with a $40,000 purse. The race is scheduled for March 22-24 (practice on 3/22 and racing on 3/23-24), and feature a variety of classes that should allow […]

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