2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Vemme Kart

Canadian-based operation expanding chassis brand worldwide

Aug 28, 2015 Showroom-Vemme
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the past months, we have been highlighting many of the chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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From the Tower: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle

Series closes out another successful season

Aug 27, 2015 (Photo: EKN)
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series closed out the season this past weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The third year of the growing race program saw record numbers throughout the four events on the season, crowning eight different drivers as champions Sunday evening during the awards ceremonies. For complete coverage, visit the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – July 2015 – Jesus Rios Jr.

iKart driver doubles up at SKUSA SummerNationals against largest TaG Senior field

Aug 26, 2015 Jesus Rios Jr. drove to victory at the SKUSA SummerNationals twice in the TaG Senior division (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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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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SKUSA Bulletin: TaG Junior Finishing Order Reversal from SummerNationals

Television footage confirms Lemke win in close finish, SKUSA to add camera at start-finish for future events

Aug 25, 2015 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
Written by David Cole | 7 Comment

The filming of this year’s Fikse Wheels Pro Tour has been incredibly positive in terms of exposure and awareness for both the sport of karting and the Superkarts! USA program.  The two shows that were produced from the recent SKUSA SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park are scheduled for airing this month, with the first […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Sunday Report

Zeen doubles up for $3k payday, McAndrews stamps title with victory while Fenderson and Holden break Lemke streak

Aug 23, 2015 Andrick Zeen doubled up in Leopard Pro to earn a $3k payday (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series decided the seven remaining championships to be decided. It was a busy day of action on the New Castle Motorsports Park facility, outside Indianapolis, with perfect racing weather conditions once again. A revised format offered qualifying, Prefinal and Final to allow for the championship […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Saturday Report

Zeen goes zero to hero in Leopard Pro, Dignan nearly pulls off hat trick as Lemke continues win streak

Aug 22, 2015 Andrick Zeen passed 55 karts on the day to score the Leopard Pro victory (Photo: EKN)
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It was a perfect day for racing as the United States Pro Kart Series began the first of two rounds to conclude the 2015 championship series at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Saturday’s Round Seven action helped set up the final act in the seven title chases still yet to be decided, while wrapping up […]

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Rock Island GP Enjoying Surge of Interest

Pre-entries showing positive increase two weeks out from event

Aug 21, 2015 This year's Rock Island Grand Prix is primed to be the biggest in recent years
(Photo: Joe Brittin)
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

Over the past five years, the organizers of the Rock Island Grand Prix have been working different angles in an effort to breath new life into their legendary race, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. The Labor Day weekend street circuit event has always paired great racing with a festival atmosphere, which brings people […]

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EKN One-on-One: PSRRA’s Aaron Stanford

Pacific Northwest road racing enjoying forward momentum

Aug 20, 2015 The IKF Region 6 Gold Cup Road Race series heads to Oregon Raceway next weekend with important momentum
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

Like many regions in the country, the Pacific Northwest’s karting scene is enjoying a positive surge in participation and excitement. In sprint karting, growth and increasing grids are being seen in the Briggs World Formula and LO206 categories, while the area’s road racing events are also on the rise with higher numbers and impressive momentum. […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Battles Tough Competition and Weather in New Castle

Great photo finishes highlight on-track action for Round Seven and Eight as series closes on finale weekend

Aug 20, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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The 15th anniversary season of the Route 66 Sprint Series ventured to the New Castle Motorsports Park on the August 14-16 weekend, presented by Verde Speed Resources, for rounds seven and eight of the championship. The New Castle, Indiana facility provided another great challenge for the near 300 entries on the weekend. In addition to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 2

Finlayson leads Leopard Pro standings into series finale as Lemke has near lock for Junior title; two champions set to receive Rok Cup International Final tickets

Aug 19, 2015 Finlayson sits on top of the Leopard Pro mountain heading into New Castle (Photo: EKN)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series comes to a close this weekend as the 2015 finale is set for the New Castle Motorsports Park, just outside the ‘Racing Capital of the World’ Indianapolis. Opening up in NASCAR country at the GoPro Motorplex, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin, and […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 1

Four Yamaha titles on the line; McAndrews and Pesek enter finale tied in Pro standings

Aug 18, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series comes to a close this weekend as the 2015 finale is set for the New Castle Motorsports Park, just outside the ‘Racing Capital of the World’ Indianapolis. Opening up in NASCAR country at the GoPro Motorplex, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin, and […]

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CBS Sports Network Air Dates Set for Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals

Weekend timeslots and a full hour on ‘Motorsports Wednesday’ highlight TV schedule

Aug 14, 2015 ekn_tvannouncement
Written by Rob Howden | 3 Comment

For the last 15 years, there have been countless discussions on the need to put karting on television. The argument has focused on the positive benefits that would be provided in terms of growing the sport and taking it to the public. Superkarts! USA believes in this concept, and as they continue in their position […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 7

All eyes on Jarsocrak who keeps top position over Myers

Aug 13, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak (Photo: EKN)
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Each season, there is a new name attached to the top of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings. No driver has finished the following year back on top, and 2015 is no different as the competition seems even more heated. SoCal’s Jake Craig ended the 2014 season as the #1 driver in the country, and he […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 5

South rises again with Lacoste taking over WRS point lead

Aug 12, 2015 Greg Lacoste takes over as the top driver in the Briggs Weekly Racing Series standings
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In March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The idea 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 over the […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 7

Leesmann remains top driver over new S1 winner Musgrave and veteran White

Aug 11, 2015 Fritz Leesmann remains as the top driver in the EKN Stock Moto Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The 2015 season is becoming one of excitement in the Stock Moto categories. The SpringNationals and SummerNationals events on the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour have produced some incredible racing, and the regional and club programs around the country are continuing to see an increase in the number of six-speed powered machines at their […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX Registration Opens to Public

Fikse Wheels Pro Tour racers look towards Las Vegas after reaping rewards at SummerNationals

Aug 10, 2015 Another turnout of over 500 drivers are expected for the 19th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, set for the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 18-22 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In exactly 100 days, karters from all around the world will converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 19th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. Set for November 18-22, the world’s largest karting event is entering a new era, as the race site moves closer to the famous ‘Strip’, putting more emphasis on […]

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Morning Coffee – Friday, August 7

Rebuilding the Karting Pyramid

Aug 07, 2015 Four-cycle club racing is one of the core components of karting's foundation
(Photo: Debbie-Jo Zardo)
Written by Rob Howden | 3 Comment

In the many discussions that I’ve had with racers and members of the karting industry in recent years, I often hear the statement that ‘karting is broken’ or that ‘it’s all upside down’. Your personal view likely depends on where you find yourself within the different levels of karting, but from someone who regularly connects […]

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From the Tower: SKUSA SummerNationals / USPKS South Bend

Back-to-back weekends ends long run for many racers

Aug 06, 2015 From the Tower-SKUSA-USPKS
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It has been a busy two weeks for the eKartingNews.com staff, going back-to-back with two Indiana events. ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’ for the Superkarts! USA, where the organization called home for many years, as the Fikse Wheels Pro Tour visiting the New Castle Motorsports Park for the first time in its six-year history on […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals

Breakthrough weekend for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver in his third ever shifterkart event

Aug 05, 2015 (Photo: EKN)
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Spotlight: Karting Community United

New kart-specific charity aims to lend helping hand to those in need

Aug 04, 2015 Karting Community United logo
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There is no debating the fact that karting is a tight-knit community.  When you see the same people every other weekend, and go into battle either against them or alongside them, a sense of camaraderie is developed.  One of the truly impressive constants in karting, and motorsports in general, is that when a driver or […]

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