EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Sunday Report

Ritter, Greenemeier, Mann and Wick score championships at series finale

Sep 18, 2017
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Championship Sunday dawned with sun and cloudy skies at the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, but the forecast was ominous, calling for 90% chance of showers in the early afternoon. The finale of the Can-Am Karting Challenge was destined for a significant plot twist as the weather did eventually arrive on the scene.  […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Saturday Report

Heats races set grid for Sunday Prefinal at Championship Finale

Sep 16, 2017
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The final weekend of the 2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the legendary Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, with qualifying and three heat races setting the grids for Sunday morning’s Prefinals. The series ran doubleheader formats at the first two events at Horn Rapids and Chilliwack, leading to this unique […]

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Class Structure Confirmed for 2018 Challenge of the Americas

ROK with Briggs & Stratton categories to fill out class roster for international winter series on west coast

Sep 12, 2017
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The new era begins on-track for the Challenge of the Americas in four months as the international winter series in western North America opens up the 2018 championship series. Planning for the transition over to the ROK by Vortex engine platform and Bridgestone tire line is well underway. Series promoter Andy Seesemann has helped to […]

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Sep 01, 2017
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With the final event of the 2017 season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series just around the corner, entries are beginning to make there way into the WKA Office, as the series will celebrate the Barnesville Bash the weekend of October 6-8 at Lamar County Speedway. 10 major classes of competition will […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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A stacked field of Briggs & Stratton powered Margay Ignite karts will take the green flag this weekend at the third annual Ignite Shootout at the Rock Island Grand Prix in Rock Island, Illinois.  Building on the successes of the first two years, the 2017 Ignite Shootout will feature the familiar Ignite Junior and Senior […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 25

Junior standings exceed 1,000 drivers with new drivers on top of in both age groups

Aug 29, 2017
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The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series is in its third season, and the growth in the number of drivers has surpassed what was expected. The Senior/Masters group is nearly up to the 1,700 mark, and for the first time, the Junior standings has over 1,000 drivers. That shows an increase of over 200 Briggs […]

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Colorado Karting Tour Announces 2017 Colorado Karting Classic

3-Hour Endurance Race to Feature Large Cash Payout

Aug 29, 2017
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The Colorado Karting Tour is proud to announce the 2017 Colorado Karting Classic, set to take place on October 14, at Unser Karting & Events, Centennial. The event will feature multiple racing classes, and provides racers in the state and nationwide the opportunity to compete against each other in lengthy races around the challenging 1-mile-long […]

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Aug 29, 2017
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Officials for World Karting and the Georgia Sprint Karting Association are proud to announce the entry blank for the “Barnesville Bash” for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is now online. The event, slated for October 6-8 at the legendary Lamar County Speedway in Georgia, promises to be stacked with great competition, as […]

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Aug 29, 2017
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With the 2017 racing season rapidly coming to a conclusion, World Karting Officials are busy preparing for the beginning of the 2018 national season, which, in comparison to most other forms of motorsports, begins before the previous calendar year comes to a halt. WKA and Daytona International Speedway Officials, as well as other groups involved […]

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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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