May 15, 2018
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Sunday, May 6 marked the third round of the 2018 Margay Ignite Challenge Series at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. Autobahn is racing facility unlike any other which created a unique experience for the Ignite drivers as they were welcomed by 2 flowing road courses lined with 30+ “Garage Mahals or “Glorified Man Caves” […]

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May 10, 2018
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has attracted interest from around the world since its inception.  In 1905 Carl Fisher had a view of the future: “Indianapolis is going to be the world’s greatest center of horseless carriage manufacturer, what could be more logical than building the world’s greatest racetrack right here?” Designed and built for the […]

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May 08, 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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North Texas Karters Set to Host IKF 2-Cycle / 4-Cycle Grand Nationals

Week-long summer event set for end of June at famed Denton, Texas facility

Apr 30, 2018
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The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals will be hosted at North Texas Karters (NTK) from Wednesday, June 27 through Saturday, June 30, where the much-heralded national karting trophy known as the “Duffy” will be awarded to the winners of each class. The IKF Grand Nationals have long been the “granddaddy” […]

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Iconic History Comes Alive with Triple Crown of Karting

Quincy, Elkhart and Rock Island street races form unique trio of events

Apr 18, 2018
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Three of the most iconic races in the history of karting will join forces in 2018 to co-promote the Triple Crown of Karting. Bragging rights and trophies in North America will be awarded to the top street racers in 4 classes. Points will be awarded at the Quincy Grand Prix at South Park, June 9-10 […]

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Apr 18, 2018
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Following a 6th place finish in the season opener at Jacksonville in the Andy Jones Motorsports LO206 Senior class, Aren Lloyd decided it was time to step up, and in a big way. As Race #2 for the Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series rolled into Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina this past weekend, Lloyd doubled […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Sunday Report

Drew wins thriller in dry to wet conditions as Keyes, Jackson and Ugochukwu stamp championships with victory

Apr 15, 2018
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The 2018 edition for Challenge of the Americas closed out with Championship Sunday at Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California area in which the famed circuit sits was forecasted to be hit with rain. The precipitation pushed later into the day then expected, coming in to effect the last two finals of the day […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Garg wins in Senior debut with Pickett claiming victory in Shifter

Apr 14, 2018
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The series finale for Challenge of the Americas welcomed perfect weather conditions for the opening day of racing at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility welcomed over 80 drivers in the Rok Cup USA and Briggs divisions for the fifth round of the 2018 championship chase. Saturday provided those in control with […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

Rok Cup International Final tickets on the line in wine country

Apr 12, 2018
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The 11th season for Challenge of the Americas is set to close this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The famed Sonoma, California facility is welcoming ROK Cup USA drivers from across the country to settle the battles that began in Phoenix for the chance to compete on the international stage. All ROK champions […]

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Apr 12, 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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Apr 11, 2018
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As we move get into the 2018 race season there is a downward trend in the thickness of our head gasket when measured new that we are aware of.  Although the final compressed thickness remains linear the slight increase in graphoil density and field samples have led to this reminder and update. After further investigation […]

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Apr 05, 2018
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KPX started out the season with a bang bringing in 94 entries for round 1 of the five race championship series. Round 1 took place at Shasta Kart Klub’s facility in Redding, CA. This beautiful facility includes twelve possible layouts, KPX utilized layout one that includes a full track layout of thirteen challenging turns. KPX […]

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Mar 27, 2018
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The long awaited debut of the newest program in the 4-Cycle Sprint world, Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series, was greeted with the classic, warm Florida weather this past weekend at the famed 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. With a concept of building the kart count through utilizing the support of the local programs, the […]

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Colorado Karting Tour Entering 2018 Strong

Series Looks to Drive Colorado Kart Racing Forward in Coming Year

Mar 16, 2018
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With every racing season comes the chance for new opportunity. For kart racers in the Rocky Mountain Region anticipation for the upcoming Colorado Karting Tour championship season is building rapidly. Coming off of the series’ most successful year in 2017, which included continued growth in entries and undertaking new events like the first annual Colorado […]

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Fast Five: Taylor Young – KPX Karting Championship

Grassroots regional series in NorCal expands for 2018

Mar 15, 2018
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Four years of results have now been entered into the history books for the regional karting series known as the KPX Karting Championship. This growing program began in 2014 as a way for grassroots Briggs & Stratton racers to get together and compete at different venues in NorCal. The club-style facilities welcomed the program with […]

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Mar 14, 2018
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The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series returns to action on March 23-25 at the GoPro Motorplex. Recently, the organization announced a prize package available for IAME Senior, IAME Junior and Mini Swift competitors. One lucky racer will receive a ticket to the 2018 IAME International Final in Le Mans, France this October. The prize, courtesy of […]

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Briggs & Stratton Announces 2018 Weekly Racing Series Program

Over $48,000 in prizes for fourth season of grassroots standings for North America

Mar 13, 2018
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Have you ever wondered where you stand against local racers in your region or throughout North America? That was the idea behind the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series, now in its fourth year! The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series was launched in 2015 to support the talented local racers and the sprint clubs […]

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Mar 12, 2018
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The Challenge of the Americas returned to the CalSpeed Karting facility in Fontana, California on February 23-25 for the second stop of the 2018 season. EKN was trackside throughout the weekend, providing LIVE coverage for the three days of competition that helped shape up the championship categories in the Rok Cup USA divisions. The EKN […]

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2017 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Dustin Courter

Colorado driver returns to karting after 12-year hiatus, secures top spot for 2017

Mar 09, 2018
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The 2017 season marked the third year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support […]

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2017 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings Profile – Tr3y Arnzen

Tri-City Kart Club first year in program helps give Idaho driver top spot in 2017

Mar 08, 2018
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The 2017 season marked the third year of the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Presented by RLV. The purpose of the effort is to promote the grassroots Briggs 206 program across North America, providing racers with the opportunity to match up against other drivers from across the United States and Canada. Through the support […]

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