Aug 23, 2016 PRI2016
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Dozens of workshops, seminars, and special events have been confirmed and finalized for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 8–10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the world’s premier event dedicated solely to the business of racing and all things motorsports, the PRI Show provides racing […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Donald doubles up in IAME with Pesek scoring Yamaha win in photo finish

Aug 21, 2016 Jacob Donald notched a second victory in Pro IAME Senior, securing the $1,000 payday for weekend winner (Photo: EKN)
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Sunday completed the fourth event of the 2016 Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, completing the eight championship round. The Pittsburgh International Race Complex provided a great challenge all weekend long for the Grand Products Nationals, including rain early in the morning. The precipitation ended before warm-up began, however, the wet track lasted until midway through qualifying. […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Donald defends home turf in IAME with Eves edging the competition for third straight in Yamaha

Aug 20, 2016 Jacob Donald notched his first victory of the 2016 season (Photo: EKN)
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The seventh round of the Bridgestone WKA Manufacturers Cup Series completed Saturday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The threat of rain stood throughout the day with only a small sprinkle rolling in as the mains began but sunshine continued as the small cloud moved away. A thick fog delayed things in […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Survives Hot Weekend for Round Seven

Craig and Musgrave triumph again in Saturday evening Pro Show

Aug 19, 2016 (Photo: McDonell Media)
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It was another hot weekend in southern California as the Los Angeles Karting Championship hosted its seventh event of the 2016 season. Drivers from all over the west coast gathered at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on August 13-14 to contest the ‘Classico Clockwise’ layout. Following the Saturday practice day, LAKC hosted its […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh

Penultimate event for program takes competitors to Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Aug 19, 2016 WKA-Man Cup 2016-Pitt-Friday
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the four event of 2016 for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The information will not […]

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Round Five of California ProKart Challenge Set for Santa Maria

Penultimate event in championship chase takes racers to Santa Maria Kart Track

Aug 19, 2016 The California ProKart Challenge returns to the Santa Maria Kart Track for the first time since 2012 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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Over two months have gone into the books since the last California ProKart Challenge event. Racers took on the challenging Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma before taking the month of July off for the record-breaking SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals in Indiana. Now, racers along the west coast are preparing to resume the championship chase […]

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Aug 18, 2016 Senior Briggs 206 field
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July 17th concluded round 3 of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton driven by MG Tires at Bluemax Kart Club in Davis, CA, Bluemax has been working day and night to grow karting and their club. We hit a record attendance of 101 Briggs & Stratton power plant entries, 96 Lo206’s and […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2016 – Reece Gold

Benik driver has near perfect month winning five of six main events in three straight weekends

Aug 18, 2016 Gold began a five race win streak for the month of July with his fourth victory on the year at the USPKS event in Mooresville (Photo: EKN)
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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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Aug 17, 2016 SKUSA-westgate-logo
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The opening week of registration for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20 presented by VCI Mexico / GP Racing Kart has kept things exciting and very busy for the office staff. The X30 Master division sold out the 44 spots in less than 30 minutes after entry opened to the public on August 10. X30 Senior […]

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Multiple Double Winners for Route 66 Sprint Series Event at Dousman

Five categories see same driver triumph in both main events on the weekend at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park

Aug 17, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66SprintSeries.com)
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A quick turn around for the Route 66 Sprint Series competitors, returning back to action just two weeks following the third stop of the program in South Bend, Indiana. The August 12-14 weekend took racers to the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin for Round Seven and Eight of the championship series for […]

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Aug 16, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The challenges of the late summer heat will again place driver against machine this weekend as the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series preps for stop #4 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania for the Grand Products Nationals. 8 national classes will once again be in competition, as the Pittsburgh event will be the pivotal […]

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Aug 15, 2016 Briggs 206 Tech video
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The first 5 videos of what will be a complete Briggs and Stratton 206 tech collection is now available at www.BriggsRacing.com. “Tech is vital to the success of any club or series.  Not only does tech support the effort we put into each engine we build it helps controls unnecessary cost and gives each racers […]

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WKA Gold Cup – New Castle Report

Maxwell, Kalb, Heavlow Storm New Castle Victory Lane Multiple Times

Aug 11, 2016 WKA Gold Cup - NCMP
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After suffering through triple digit heat numbers back in June at Carolina Motorsports Park, the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series drivers were given a little reprieve for the third stop of their four-race campaign this past weekend in the Kart City Performance Nationals at New Castle Motorsports Park. Returning to the famed Midwest […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 5

Lemke become new #1 with Norberg moving up

Aug 11, 2016 Senior rookie Brandon Lemke has taken over the #1 position (Photo: EKN)
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Now into the heart of the 2016 season, the EKN Driver Rankings shows a better picture of just who is emerging as the top drivers on the year. Over 115 events have taken place that are part of the TaG schedule for this year, with the first 10-ranked event completed this weekend with the running […]

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Race Report – United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

Craig and Tavella take home US titles in Sonoma

Aug 10, 2016 Jake Craig won the Senior Max title at the Rotax US Grand Nationals in Sonoma
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August 9, 2016 – On a sunny day in Sonoma, California at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center, seven drivers etched their names into the history books as US Rotax Grand National Champions after superb racing action in the finals of the 2016 Sofina Foods United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals Presented by Fikse Wheels. […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 5

Formal takes over top position over Musgrave with French joining the top-three

Aug 10, 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour S1 championship leader Daniel Formal is now the #1 in the EKN Driver Rankings (Photo: EKN)
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We are now two-thirds of the way complete in the 2016 season for the eKartingNews.com Stock Moto Driver Rankings. Roughly 30 events remain on the calendar, contributing to driver’s results for the 12-month ranking program, featuring the best six results. Two of the three major events on the year are complete, with the SKUSA SpringNationals […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XX Registration Opens to Public

Online registration for 20th anniversary event begins on Wednesday at 7:00 pm Pacific

Aug 09, 2016 The 20th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals promises to be the biggest event in the race's history (Photo: otp.ca)
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For many in the karting community, the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals has become the official season finale; that massive must-attend event that caps a great year of competition. This November’s edition will be extra-special, as SKUSA will celebrate the 20th running of this incredible spectacle, one that has helped to take the sport of karting to […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 3

Canada’s Dunning takes over top position with over 1800 drivers combined contributing to grassroots program

Aug 09, 2016 Skylar Dunning
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Last March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up 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 […]

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SuperNationals XX – 100 Days and Counting

Big plans in the works for anniversary event

Aug 08, 2016 It's hard to beat the excitement of a start on SuperSunday (Photo: OnTrack Promotions)
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When Superkarts! USA put together the plans for the first SuperNationals event back in 1997, they were at the forefront of the growing movement of shifterkart racing. There were numerous pockets of support for the formula all over the United States and Canada, including Southern California, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Florida, and SKUSA’s own […]

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Corkscrew Spring Nationals with Northern California Karters at Laguna Seca Set for March 2017

Two-day event scheduled for the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California

Aug 05, 2016 Corkscrew Spring Nationals-Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like to race at the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca? March 2017 will be your chance with M&M Racing and the Northern California Karters hosting the ‘Corkscrew Spring Nationals’ at the historic 11-turn, 2.238-mile course in Monterey, California. The weekend of March 25-26, 2017 will be […]

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