One-On-One: Rock Island GP’s Roger Ruthhart

2017 edition of karting’s ‘bucket list’ race shaping up nicely

Aug 18, 2017
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Over the past 20+ years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has firmly planted roots as a one of the true ‘bucket list’ events in the sport here in the United States. When asked, current and past racers will go on about a laidback, fun atmosphere that is coupled with the intense competition. The ‘cool factor’ […]

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Aug 16, 2017
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8/11/17 – Effective Immediately – Non-impacting In order to maintain the core principals of 206 program the following update to the clutch rule set, section 32, is effective immediately. Included in this update is a clarification of the driver and standard driver conversion as a non-tech item to prevent any future confusion. This updated language […]

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Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix Powered by Mediacom To Feature Facebook Live Coverage

EKN to add live play-by-play stream to the groundbreaking effort

Aug 15, 2017
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom is excited to announce that this year’s race will be broadcast on Facebook Live utilizing graphics and video technology that has not been used in karting or any other kind of racing previously. The race organization has partnered with a Seattle-based Internet […]

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Aug 08, 2017
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The KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton Round 4 was once again a jammed packed event. Round 4 was hosted by Bluemax Kart Club in Davis, CA. 114 entries came to Davis to test their skills against some of the best 4-stroke drivers around. Although it was hot, this didn’t stop the racers […]

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Aug 01, 2017
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Saturday, July 29 was the second race of the inaugural Ignite Challenge Series on Mid-State Kart Club’s backwards configuration. The changing track conditions throughout the night along with the mix of track surfaces led to phenomenal racing across every class. Margay Racing wants to thank Mid-State Kart Club’s track president, Jon Clem, and their amazing […]

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Jul 26, 2017
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We want to take a second to apologize for the cancelling of the WKA Gold Cup event at Thompson this weekend. This was an executive decision by WKA that we had no part it. For the people who were upset by the news of them cancelling the event, were still going to host one on […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Chilliwack Sunday Report

Taskinen, Greenemeier and Wick complete weekend sweeps

Jul 25, 2017
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When your chassis set-up is good, there are times when it’s wise to leave things well enough alone and keep the race wins coming.  Despite the fact that the weather improved for Sunday’s Can-Am Karting Challenge events at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, five drivers had their chassis and engines dialled in to complete weekend […]

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Jul 25, 2017
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Saturday, July 29 marks the second round of the inaugural Ignite Challenge season at Mid-State Kart Club. After a successful first round at Autobahn Country Club, the Ignite drivers are geared up to run the backwards configuration under the lights at the historic Springfield, Illinois track. For those unfamiliar with the spec Ignite classes, Margay […]

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Jul 24, 2017
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CRG and Briggs & Stratton Racing have officially started a technical and commercial partnership to launch a new promotional project regarding entry level karts on the European market. This collaboration is intended to market a “low cost” complete Kart and organize a promotional sporting programme. The CRG chassis has been named FS4 and will be […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Chilliwack Saturday Report

Taskinen, Wick and Greenemeier bag wins in opening day action at GMR

Jul 22, 2017
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After kicking off their 2017 schedule at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA back in early June, the Can-Am Karting Challenge is back in action this weekend north of the border at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC. The day started with a wet track, as overnight rain set the conditions for qualifying, […]

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WKA Cancels Gold Cup Event at Thompson Kart Raceway

Organization to Re-Evaluate Gold Cup Program for Future Improvements

Jul 21, 2017
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After careful consideration, the World Karting Association has made the difficult decision to cancel its Gold Cup event, scheduled for July 28 – 30, at Thompson Kart Raceway.  Laborious planning efforts to support round two of the Gold Cup program over the past few weeks unfortunately did not generate the entries needed to ensure a […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – July 14

Canada holds both #1 spots with Masters driver McCumber and Peet on top in Junior

Jul 18, 2017
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Growth continues for the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform along with the Briggs Weekly Racing Series. A month ago, we made the 2017 EKN debut of the Briggs WRS program. In that time, the Senior/Masters total has increase by 16%, up to 1423 drivers while the Junior list grew 21% to a total of […]

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Jul 13, 2017
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As 4 Cycle competitors eagerly prepare for the first WKA visit by the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series at Thompson Kart Raceway in Ohio July 28-30, WKA Officials want to remind all competitors that the pre entry deadline for stop #2 of the 3 race national program is slated for Tuesday July 18. Following some exciting competition […]

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Jul 06, 2017
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Round 3 of the KPX Karting Championship took place in Reno, NV. at Desert Park Raceway. The temperature averaged in the mid 90’s all weekend. 107 karts arrived ready to battle the heat, the track, and all the talent racing for the win. KPX and Northern Nevada Kart Club put in lots of work to […]

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Jul 06, 2017
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Planning is underway for the inaugural 206 Cup Grand Championship presented by Vega Tires! The goal for this event is simple; to make this the biggest and the best 206 race in the country for 2017. The event is set for September 29-October 1 at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. “Details […]

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Jul 05, 2017
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45 racing kart drivers representing 11 states and three countries will compete at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway in pursuit of the inaugural Ignite Battle at The Brickyard championship as karts race for the first time ever at the Speedway on July 7th, 8th & 9th. USAC Karting has paved the way for the Ignite […]

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Jun 30, 2017
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IF I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY TIME I WAS ASKED THAT I’D PROBABLY BE ABLE TO JUSTIFY SOME OF THE BAD PURCHASE DECISIONS I’VE MADE IN MY LIFE. With the number of times that this topic comes up I feel is worth talking about.  While the cost of tires, the lack of leadership and […]

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Jun 20, 2017
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The preliminary entry list is out! 36 drivers representing 11 different states have entered so far. It’s not too late to be a part of the action, drivers have until Monday, June 26 to register! The Ignite “Battle at the Brickyard” will drop the green flag at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 7-9 as […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – June 15

Skaggs sets mid-season benchmark, represents new Tennessee Karting Association program

Jun 19, 2017
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Created in 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs 206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks […]

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Jun 15, 2017
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Saturday, June 10 was the first race of the inaugural Ignite Challenge Series at Autobahn Country Club. The Ignite Challenge Series was the first series to race the newly configured kart track extension and it proved to showcase phenomenal racing across all classes. Margay Racing wants to thank the amazing Autobahn staff for their enthusiasm, […]

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