Morning Coffee: Friday – January 24

Here We Go Again – Live Time!

Jan 24, 2014
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

It’s been over two months since the EKN squad fired up the mixing board to produce a Trackside Live broadcast, and that particular effort was one of the toughest we’ve ever had to endure.  We streamed our live audio from the Champion Racing/Intrepid North America Tower for three days in Las Vegas during the 17th […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday – January 17

Modesto Grand Prix - The Genesis of Greatness

Jan 17, 2014
Written by Rob Howden | 4 Comment

Have you ever been part of something at its genesis, something that you just knew was going to make a major impact in its community? Well, I had that feeling late last week when I was asked to emcee the press launch of the upcoming Modesto Grand Prix, which will serve as this year’s Superkarts! […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday – December 13

The so-called ‘Off-Season’

Dec 13, 2013
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

In most professional sports, like baseball, football, basketball and major league motor racing, you’ll hear the term ‘off-season’.  For the most part, this extended period of non-competition provides an opportunity to take a little breather, to reset expectations, improve a program with key acquisitions and eventually begin preparation and practice for the new year.  In […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday – December 6

The SuperNationals’ Silver Lining

Dec 06, 2013
Written by Rob Howden | 3 Comment

I know that I’m a ‘glass half-full’ kind of guy when I can actually look back at last month’s SKUSA SuperNationals and key on the warmth of the late morning sun and the quality of the racing that I enjoyed on SuperSunday.  The three straight days of cold, wind and rain – a crappy trifecta […]

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Morning Coffee: Tuesday – November 12

SuperNationals - Continued Growth in Las Vegas

Nov 12, 2013
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

I had a great chat with SKUSA’s Tom Kutscher last week while we were going over our live audio broadcast plans for this year’s SuperNationals.  We’ll once again be streaming my trackside play-by-play from Las Vegas through our EKN Live page, bringing you all the action for the sport’s biggest event.  Tom’s really excited about […]

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Morning Coffee: Thursday – November 7

Michael Valiante – A True Karting Success Story

Nov 07, 2013
Written by Rob Howden | 5 Comment

When I first heard the news a couple weeks ago that Michael Valiante had signed with Spirit of America Racing to drive their Daytona Prototype in the 2014 United SportsCar Championship, I could only smile.  I’ve known Michael for many years, watching him rise to the top of the karting world through the IKF Region […]

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Morning Coffee: Thursday – October 24

The Beauty of Four Cycle Racing

Oct 24, 2013
Written by Rob Howden | 6 Comment

We’ve got a pretty darn good gig here at eKartingNews.com.  Yes, it’s a lot of work, countless hours staring at a computer screen, 20+ weekends away from our families, sometimes actually forgetting where we’ve been when we arrive home on a return flight.  The commitments are extensive to be certain, but as true fans of […]

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Morning Coffee: Thursday – October 17

Karting’s Mass Marketing Machine

Oct 17, 2013
Written by Rob Howden | 10 Comment

I’m pleased to say that the first edition of my ‘Morning Coffee’ went over pretty well.  Great feedback, which is nice.  I want to thank everyone who ‘liked’ and ‘shared’ the blog announcement on Facebook and those who ‘retweeted’ it on Twitter.  This is the kind of reaction and support we were hoping for.  We […]

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Morning Coffee: Tuesday – October 15

New Track Visit / NOLA Rocks

Oct 15, 2013
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve been this excited to get up in the morning and sit down with a coffee at my computer in the EKN head office. I’ve got a 12-hour day planned, all in an effort to catch up following three weeks on the road, but I really dig crossing things off […]

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