EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Sunday Report

Brooks becomes fourth different winner in Senior Max, Cleavelin and Crawford double up

Feb 26, 2017
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Another beautiful day in Glendale, Arizona for the final day of action for the Challenge of the Americas at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association. Sunday was the fourth round of the championship program and the final day of racing for the second stop of the premier west coast winter series. After a brief scare of […]

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Behind the Laptop: Wisconsin – The Heartland of Karting in the United States

Companies, racers and tracks continue to provide the grassroots for our sport

Feb 20, 2017
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The month of February can be a frigid reminder of why people like to live in the southern half of the United States. Each winter, cold weather blows painfully through the northern states, especially around the Great Lakes region. While temperatures below zero (thanks to the wind chill) and inches of snow are the norm […]

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OnTrack: CSK Racing – VLR Emerald

EKN Publisher enjoys great day with Tri-C Karters

Feb 15, 2017
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It’s not uncommon for the EKN office to receive invitations to drive karts in club and regional events, and trust me, if we had the time and an unlimited travel budget, I’m sure that David and I would accept every offer. There are some tracks and clubs that we’d love to cross off the bucket […]

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61 Kartway Adds Ignite Junior and Senior

“Igniting” Delmar, Iowa

Feb 14, 2017
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61 Kartway and Margay Racing LLC has announced that the Ignite Junior and Senior classes will be added to 61 Kartway’s class structure for 2017. Over the past three seasons, the Ignite spec program at the Gateway Kartplex has brought over 70 new karters to the St. Louis area. In 2015, the Ignite Senior class […]

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Feb 10, 2017
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eShifterKart.com is not your typical kart shop. Located in the exotic location of Garden City, Idaho, the growing operation continues to add to its product roster week after week, serving as the North American importer for the CKR chassis, AF Radiator, Stone Innovative Kart Technology, Debei Motori and of course eShifterKart Racing Products. A new […]

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Feb 07, 2017
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The Ignite “Battle at the Brickyard” will drop the green flag at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 7-9 as part of the USAC’s premier karting event inside the speedway. Who hasn’t dreamed of turning laps at the Brickyard? This is your chance to etch your name amongst racing legends such as Mario Andretti, AJ […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Sunday Report

Taskinen takes first Senior Max victory in wild finish - Cleavelin and MacDermid double up

Jan 29, 2017
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The final day of action went into the books in Tucson, Arizona, completing the first of three events for the 2017 Challenge of the Americas. Each and every time the Challenge visits the Musselman Honda Circuit, we are greeted with a weekend full of great racing. The start to the 10th season of the premier […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Saturday Report

Ritter nabs first big victory as Cleavelin and MacDermid begin path back to Rotax Grand Finals

Jan 28, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas opened up the racing Saturday as the first round of competition took place at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Competitors of Rotax, Honda and Briggs competitors took to the 7/10-mile course for the opening laps of the 2017 season. The weather was a bit warmer […]

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Jan 20, 2017
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The first national event of 2017 for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series received another good shot in the arm with the announcement of Water Medic of Cape Coral, Florida as the Official Race Sponsor for the Southeast Shootout March 24-26 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. Serving as a sponsor […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: December 2016 – Corey Towles

Comet Eagle driver defends home turf for second straight year at WKA Daytona KartWeek

Jan 19, 2017
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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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Jan 16, 2017
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The 2016 Year End Awards Presentation for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series will again be run in conjunction with the season opening event for National 4 Cycle competitors March 24 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, following Practice for the Southeast Showdown, stop #1 for the series in 2017. 10 […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – 2016 Final Rankings – East

South Carolina’s Swygert tops the standings to close out tight chase

Jan 10, 2017
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In March 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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Dec 21, 2016
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In March 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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OnTrack: Margay Ignite K3

Second-straight year partnering up with American chassis manufacturer for Labor Day street race

Dec 15, 2016
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When you get kicked off the horse, you jump back on. That’s exactly what I did this past Labor Day weekend, having endured a disappointing 2015 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix. Last year, thanks to all the hard work and effort by the crew at Margay Racing, I was able to start all […]

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TNT Kartways To Add Ignite Junior and Senior Classes

‘Igniting’ Karting’s Original Hot Spot

Dec 13, 2016
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TNT Kartways in West Quincy, MO and Margay Racing LLC have announced that the Ignite Junior and Senior classes will be added to TNT’s class structure for 2017. Over the past three seasons, the Ignite spec program at the Gateway Kartplex has brought a significant number of new karters to the St. Louis area. In […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – 2016 Final Rankings – Midwest

Illinois driver Smith matches top overall score to claim to spot in region

Dec 13, 2016
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In March 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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Dec 07, 2016
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In March 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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Dec 05, 2016
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The planning for the 2017 season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is nearing completion. Recognizing some of the modifications made in 2016 may not have been the best fit for the program, WKA Officials, beginning with the August New Castle event this past season, and heading into next season, are moving […]

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Dec 02, 2016
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Recently we have received several calls regarding the wheel width rules for the LO206/CIK Senior class that will be competing in the Man-Cup series in 2017. As a point of clarification, this class uses the CIK rules regarding the chassis which states a 135mm (5.315″) for the front wheels and a 215mm (8.46″) for the […]

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Nov 30, 2016
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For racing to grow, like any structure, it needs to be built on a solid foundation. “When the Briggs & Stratton 206 was first released in 2008 our commitment was to be that reinforced foundation in which clubs and series could build from” commented David Klaus regarding the 2017 rule set. “As we go into […]

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