Patrick Olsen: My First Road Racing Experience

Sprint racer takes in first ‘laydown’ weekend at Blackhawk Farms Raceway

Jun 08, 2016 Patrick Olsen taking on the Blackhawk Farms Raceway, driving a laydown for the first time (Photo: Cass Bass Martin)
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The following is a first-hand experience of a veteran sprint racer driving a laydown road racing kart for the first time. Road racing – or ‘enduro’ karting – has been part of the sport dating back to the late 50s and early 60s when the sport was evolving outside of the parking lots and purpose-built […]

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Matt Jaskol: Watching Indianapolis 500 History from the Beginning to the End

A span of 16 years brings three people together in Victory Circle at Indy

May 31, 2016 The paths of Bryan Herta, Alexander Rossi and Matt Jaskol spans 16 years to the Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: Matt Jaskol)
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The following are words directly from veteran karter and racer Matt Jaskol. The Las Vegas resident has been involved in the sport for over three decades, including a victory at the SKUSA SuperNationals in 1998. Jaskol was among the many drivers fighting their way up the motorsports ladder after a successful career in karting. Matt […]

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Kyle Smith: A Weekend with the Scuderia

Testing and visiting the PCR factory team

Apr 19, 2016 Drivers, Mechanics and Friends of PCR all joined together for a picture at the end of the test (Photo: Treno Solimeo)
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If I had to describe my preseason preparation I would have to with one word, limited. By limited I mean an extremely rigorous training program and diet along with a few days at a local indoor karting track, but nothing that included six gears. That is why in late February I made plans to visit […]

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Behind the Wrench: The Transition from Driver to Tuner

Stress elevates and time is limited compared moving from behind the wheel to behind the wrench

Jul 01, 2014 Kyle Smith with his driver Ryan Norberg
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The following is a new column from driver now tuner Kyle Smith. A driver for a number of years, the 19 year old is currently a student at Penn State University. Now on summer break, Smith is getting in as much karting as possible working as a tuner for Checkered Motorsports while competing in select […]

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May 28, 2014 Yamaha
Written by David Cole | 3 Comment

The following is a column provided by Texas Lone Star Grand Prix promoter Robert Miller, who attended the Indianapolis 500 this past Memorial Weekend and had the chance to visit the New Castle Motorsports Park and Comet Kart Sales – just east of downtown Indianapolis. The Yamaha KT100 engine has been in kart racing for […]

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Two Motorsports Greats Talk About Their Lives in Karting

Motorsport icons continue enjoying their time in the sport where it all began

Dec 06, 2013 tony-kanaan-and-rubens-barrichello
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The following is a column provided by Texas Lone Star Grand Prix promoter Robert Miller, who attended the recent 500 Miles of Beto Carrero (more commonly known in other parts of the world as The Granja 500). There, Miller was able to connect with motorsports icons Rubens Barrichello and Tony Kannan. Rubens Barrichello has driven […]

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Racing Family – Change is Always Hard

Iowa karter Jeremiah Davis cherishes a reunion with his PKRA family

Dec 02, 2013 Jeremiah Davis competed at the recent 4-Cycle Super Showdown at PKRA in Arizona
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About a year and a half ago, I moved to Phoenix from Iowa, just out of school, and in a place where I knew exactly no one. After about a month in the city, bored out of my mind and missing racing – I had sold my dirt racing equipment before I left, thinking I […]

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Beyond the Mic: On the Road

EKN’s newest staffer Tony LaPorta chronicles his Texas two-step

Aug 16, 2013 (Photo: Louis DePaemelaere - omhphotos.com)
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Although we haven’t yet made the formal announcement of his new position with EKN, we’re thrilled to have a new intern on our staff.  Tony LaPorta has worked diligently in Colorado, developing his announcing talents and supporting the state’s kart racing on many levels. As a Communication Major at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, […]

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