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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Jun 15, 2017
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In keeping with the theme of the first race of the year in Jacksonville, Florida, WKA Officials will once again be organizing merchandise to go along with the awards to the weekends top overall finishers in the series second event of the season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series, the Northeast Knockout July 28-30 […]

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Jun 13, 2017
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World Karting Officials are proud to announce the availability of the latest Entry Blank for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series. The Northeast Knockout, stop #2 on the 3 race series for the Gold Cup Series, brings several competitors to Thompson Kart Raceway in Ohio for the very first time July 28-30, joining […]

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From the Tower: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Keystone State Nationals

Action-packed weekend in Pittsburgh with another event marked by rain

May 26, 2017
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The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series program resumed this past weekend at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. It was a near five-month gap between series races, with the WKA Winter Cup providing the only action for the organization during that time. The weekend welcomed roughly 140 entries for the four IAME categories, three […]

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May 25, 2017
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WHEN A RACER REACHES OUT TO US WITH A CONCERN ABOUT THE LATEST RUMOR IT RESONATES FROM A SHARED PASSION TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THIS PROGRAM, WE TAKE THAT VERY SERIOUSLY. The beauty of a blog is that I can share some of the efforts we are taking to maintain cost effective racing. Rumors […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Sunday Report

New winners Buck and Leung join veteran Wang on top step of podium during Round 2

May 21, 2017
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The opening weekend of the Can-Am Karting Challenge featured picture-perfect weather and a tremendous atmosphere at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA. With the opening day of competition in the books, the stage was set to begin the run to the championship weekend at Pats Acres in September. The racing was as competitive […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Saturday Report

Dupell, Greenemeier, and Gulick notch big wins at Tri City

May 20, 2017
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The opening rounds of the Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the Tri City Kart Club’s Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA. The weather was ideal for a great day of racing, with temps in the mid-70s, covered by blue skies and scattered clouds. The tumultuous nature of the Rotax program and […]

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May 05, 2017
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Beginning in late May all 206 engines and short blocks will be manufactured using a form in place side cover gasket. “The 206 sealed design allows us to implement an automotive style approach to sealing which is not practical on our other race engines due to the nature of how they are used”, stated David […]

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EKN Trackside – Dockyard Grand Prix Report

Bermuda Karting Club entertains huge crowd on city streets

May 03, 2017
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For the third time, the Bermuda Karting Club took to the streets of their beautiful island to bring the sport of karting to its residents and visitors. This year’s race returned to the Royal Naval Dockyards on April 29-30, where it shared the northwest point of the 20.5 square mile island with the teams preparing […]

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Apr 18, 2017
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The start of this year’s KPX Karting Championship took place in Prairie City, CA at their beautiful All Star Karting facility. The track layout was the famous thirteen turn ‘Grand Prix’ configuration. Round one of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton Racing posted record numbers with a total of 119 entries. The […]

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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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