Tri-C Karters & Adams Motorsport Park Partner to Host SoCal Chill Challenge Winter Series

Tri-C Karters has partnered with AMP to host SoCal Chill Challenge Winter Series. The opening round is set for this Saturday, December 8

Dec 07, 2018
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What off-season? Five weeks after the champions were crowned at the 2018 season finale at CalSpeed for Tri-C Karters, the club has partnered with Adams Motorsport Park for a three-race shootout to crown a winter series sub-champion. The first race starts this Saturday on December 8. Tri-C Karters holds 8 races a season, all hosted […]

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Dec 07, 2018
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This past weekend, The Machismo 12 Hour endurance karting race held its 11th annual event, continuing as the longest running endurance kart race in the United States, hosting 40 teams across three classes. The first endurance karting event in the states to utilize the 206 engine, the Machismo again also saw the VLR 206 package as […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Platform Building and Rebuilding Clubs

Karting’s foundation continues to strengthen with spec four-cycle package

Dec 07, 2018
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As part of our long-time editorial approach, major national karting events and racing series get a great deal of exposure on eKartingNews.com, but we’re also most definitely focused on the foundation of our sport.  Club and regional karting make up 95% of the sport’s participation pool and it’s where you’ll find the EKN staff whenever […]

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Margay Racing Announces New Distribution Agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire

New agreement brings together two long-standing leaders in the racing and karting industries, both committed to advancing the sport of kart racing

Dec 06, 2018
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Margay Racing, the leading U.S. manufacturer of racing karts and accessories, announces a new distribution agreement with Hoosier Racing Tire. As part of the agreement, Margay Racing has become the sole U.S. & Canadian karting distributor for Indiana-based Hoosier Racing Tire, the largest race tire manufacturer in the world and a company solely committed to […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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The International Karting Federation (IKF) today confirmed that beginning in 2019, the KPX Karting Championship will be officially designated as the IKF’s Northern California region. The move comes in recognition of a tremendous track record of KPX promoting and conducting successful karting racing events in the area, and their unbridled passion and commitment for the […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their 2019 schedule. Be ready for full coverage of the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals III with EKN trackside all weekend. Obviously, there are some great tracks missing from this list. When we made the decision to reduce the overall number of races […]

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OnTrack: TB Kart S55

Seventh straight Rock Island Grand Prix behind the wheel, joining TB Kart Indy for Labor Day weekend

Nov 30, 2018
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There is no other event like it in North America, or around the world. It’s the Rock Island Grand Prix. The Labor Day weekend street race brings karters to the Quad Cities area and Rock Island, which is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, to compete for two days around the city’s Arts […]

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Nov 30, 2018
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It is hard to believe that the Briggs & Stratton 206 program is starting its 10th year of competition.  That is 10 YEARS without a rule change that has impacted any 206 engine or short block that have been built. “How many other engine platforms or rule sets can say that?” stated David Klaus, Director – Briggs & Stratton […]

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Nov 29, 2018
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The 2018 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Powered by RLV was once again another incredibly close finish with 35 positions across the three championships decided in the final race weekend.  Twenty-five racers in the top-100 came down to a tie breaker determining their final placing.  All in all the finish came down to the […]

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Superkarts! USA Confirms Details for Second Annual Winter Series

Colossal $80,000 prize package for two event series at AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex

Nov 29, 2018
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Superkarts! USA today confirmed long awaited details for their second annual SKUSA Winter Series. The action kicks off the second weekend of 2019 — January 11-13, at AMR Homestead Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires. The four-race championship will not only begin there, but in a twist of exciting news… end there as well. “After […]

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Briggs & Stratton 206 Classes Added to 2019 Florida Winter Tour

Popular winter karting series adds growing 206 program to first and last rounds of series

Nov 28, 2018
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As the Briggs & Stratton 206 program continues to grow across the country, ROK Cup Promotions and their popular Florida Winter Tour program have added Junior and Senior classes to their series. In a deal inked last week, Briggs & Stratton 206 teams and drivers will have an opportunity to compete at the Hard Rock […]

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Nov 20, 2018
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One of the most historic names in the karting industry for USA is Margay. One of the few chassis manufacturers in the United States continues to be at all levels of the sport. Decades after the company began, third-generation owner Keith Freber understands that sport can only grow with new people coming in. Their grassroots […]

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Entries Rolling in for November Maxxis 4 Cycle Grand National

Inaugural event at 103rd Street Sports Complex offering Shootout money races

Nov 07, 2018
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GoldspeedUSA Officials continue to work feverishly in anticipation of what is expected to be a very strong turnout for the first edition of the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series Grand Nationals, slated for November 16 and 17 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. With the bulk of the season in the books for […]

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Margay Racing Partners with Circuit of the Americas Karting

2019 race program announced for COTA Karting circuit

Nov 06, 2018
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Margay Racing is proud to announce that Circuit of the Americas has become its newest authorized Margay dealer and Ignite race series host. The new partnership between longtime kart industry leader Margay Racing and North Americas newest premier racing facility, Circuit of the Americas, is focused on bringing new racers to the sport of karting. […]

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Nov 05, 2018
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With the start of the 2019 WKA National Karting Calendar upon us, WKA has made entry forms, hotel availability, and pit parking available for all three events of the famed WKA Daytona KartWeek at www.worldkarting.com “The WKA Team has worked tirelessly to make this Daytona the best ever,” stated WKA President, Kevin Williams, “I’m excited […]

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Nov 01, 2018
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The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots […]

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Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals II Nears 200 Drivers

Second annual event at New Castle Motorsports Park brings grassroots racers together

Oct 25, 2018
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The weekend of September 28-30 hosted the second annual Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals, held at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility welcomed drivers from all across North America, including Canada, from as far as Oregon and as far south as Florida. A solid seven classes welcomed nearly 200 drivers […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: September 2018 – Riley Scott

15-year-old from Quincy beats out RIGP legends to score two Rock trophies in first start

Oct 12, 2018
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – September 21

3,100 driver mark reached for grassroots program in North America

Sep 26, 2018
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History has been made in the fourth year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series, reaching the highest driver mark since the program began in 2015. The driver total racing at the participating North American tracks have 2,012 in Senior/Masters with 1,092 Junior drivers combined in the USA and Canada, breaking the 3,100-mark for […]

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Sep 21, 2018
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The first champions of the Triple Crown or Karting were crowned at the annual Awards Ceremony following the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. Triple Crown of Karting awards were given as the result of points won in Briggs & Stratton 206 Heavy, Yamaha SuperCan Heavy and 125cc Open Shifter at Quincy, Elkhart […]

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