EKN One-on-One: Wesley Boswell

Former SuperNationals champion continues shaping the future stars of the sport

Jan 26, 2015 Wesley Boswell
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Written by David Cole | No Comments

Wesley Boswell is possibly one of the most recognizable faces that you see in the karting paddock at the national level. It could be a WKA or USPKS race on the east coast, or a Superkarts! USA Pro Tour or Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in the west. The sure bet is that Boswell […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup

Sophomore season of Midwest four-cycle series focused on low cost, great competition and large fields

Jan 23, 2015 206 Cup logo Briggs
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After successfully introducing the Briggs and Stratton 206 engine at their local club in 2010 and then phasing completely to the motor package in 2013, 206 Cup series founders Steve Vermeer and Greg Jasperson saw an opportunity in the new spec engine from Milwaukee. They envisioned a traveling series that club racers could afford, with […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Parolin

Successful Italian chassis manufacturer continues development of family-owned brand

Jan 22, 2015 Showroom-Parolinv4
Written by David Cole | No Comments

EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many 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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Alan Rudolph Launches His Own Driving School and Takes Ownership in New Texas Racing Complex

Huge name in the karting industry set for fresh start in Texas

Jan 21, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Changing the motorsports and karting market in Texas, SpeedsportZ Racing Park,part of the Grand Texas project, is pleased to announce a new face and name to their growing operation. Stepping up to the plate as a Co-Owner in the facility as well as President and Operations Manager, Alan Rudolph is set to make the move […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – December 2014 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports driver opens WKA series with victory at Daytona KartWeek

Jan 20, 2015 Brandon Lemke on top of the Yamaha Junior podium at the WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014 event (Photo: Brandon Lemke Racing)
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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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Inaugural Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA Program Opens in Homestead

Number of double race winners highlights weekend outside Miami

Jan 19, 2015 (Photo: Florida Winter Tour)
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The inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA presented by MG Tires took place at the Homestead Karting facility, just south of the Miami beaches in Homestead, Florida. A total of 156 drivers took part in the first ever FWT event promoted by the MAXSpeed Entertainment after longtime promoter Bill Wright stepped down, […]

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Record Attendance Highlights Florida Pro Kart Series Opener

First round enjoys big names, motivated teams and over 110 unique racers

Jan 16, 2015 The Florida Pro Kart Series welcomed over 110 competitors at the opening weekend (Photo: Florida Pro Kart Series)
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

The atmosphere was all smiles and high-fives at the Palm Beach Karting Center last weekend, as the Florida Pro Kart Series began its first season of winter competition.  The addition of new teams and supportive partners resulted in a stellar turnout of over 110 unique competitors for the two-day event and the future is looking […]

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Operation Grassroots: Racers Take Lead on Growing Briggs LO206 at Club Level

A time for change leads competitors to an exciting season at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jan 16, 2015 The LO206 classes at New Castle Motorsports Park were among the largest and most competitive in 2014 (Photo: New Castle Motorsports Park)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Although it’s taking place outside the sightlines of those racing on the club level – the foundation of the sport – there is a little turmoil bubbling away in the karting industry regarding national level racing. A new power struggle is now fully in play, one involving sanctioning bodies, manufacturers, importers and race promoters, as […]

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EKN TV: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 On-Board with Paul Bonilla

Masters Max racing in full effect at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 15, 2015 EKN OnBoard-COTA-Paul Bonilla
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas edition kicked off last weekend in Tucson, Arizona. Over 100 karters converged on the Musselman Honda Circuit, which produces some of the best racing seen in the United States. The premier winter series on the west coast is once again providing four tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals, […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

A weekend of firsts as series begins its eighth season

Jan 14, 2015 COTA-Tucson-2015-Tower
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Thanks to our popular EKN Trackside Live program, we spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column provides us with the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the interesting stories develop over […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014

Young TaG champion makes move to shifterkarts for upcoming season

Jan 13, 2015 Kyle Kalish (Photo: Florida Karting Photos)
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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 Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson – Sunday Report

Baker and Brueckner triumph, Bonilla doubles and Ilavia gives CompKart first major victory

Jan 12, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first weekend of the 2015 season completed with the second round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas contested on Sunday. A warmer day in Tucson, Arizona at the Musselman Honda Circuit was a great welcome following three days of strong winds and colder than normal temperatures. Round one of the six-race championship series […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson – Saturday Report

Wild Senior race decided in tech barn, as Robb, Bonilla and Cook begin journey toward Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Jan 10, 2015 The Senior Max Final was one of the best in the eight year history of the Challenge (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first race day of 2015 completed in Tucson, Arizona with the first round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program in the books. Drivers and teams battled strong winds early on in the day with clears skies giving the feeling of warm weather. The Musselman Honda Circuit is the perfect race track, providing […]

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Jan 09, 2015 COTA-Tucson-Paddock
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in Tucson. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to […]

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EKN Industry Insider: RaceLab’s Steve Rickman

North American Formula K importer embarking on aggressive 2015 campaign

Jan 09, 2015 RaceLab's Steve Rickman
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While many karters simply winterize and store their equipment following the final checkered flag of the season, the industry itself never really gets to enjoy that break.  The growth of the assorted coastal winter series have made certain that the primary chassis importers and their national teams remain focused on preparing for the new season, […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 2

Stacked Senior and Masters Max fields with new faces taking on DD2 for series titles

Jan 08, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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Formula 1 Driver Felipe Nasr on Praga at Florida Pro Kart Series

Brazilian will race in the IAME Senior class with the Praga North America team

Jan 07, 2015 Felipe Nasr will join Praga North America to compete at the opening round of the Florida Pro Kart Series event this weekend (Photo: Paolo Pellegrini)
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In a last minute addition to their lineup, Praga North America can confirm that Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr will be racing under their tent at this weekend’s first round of the Florida Pro Kart Winter Series at the Palm Beach Kart Center. The 22 year-old Brazilian driver, who was recently signed to the Sauber […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 1

Eighth year of program begins for premier west coast winter series

Jan 07, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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Silly Season 2015

Who is going ‘where’, and who is racing ‘what’ this coming season

Jan 06, 2015 EKN E logo
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

With the new karting season getting underway this coming weekend, we are expecting that 2015 will be one of the most intriguing years we’ve seen in recent memory. A number of organizations, series, and one-off events are going to be offered over the coming 12 months and over the last month, all the pairings have […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Forms ‘US Open’ National Series

Rotax and Shifterkart competitors to battle in three race program across the USA

Jan 05, 2015 MAXSpeed US Open logo
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

In an effort to provide the karting community with a national series for both Rotax and Stock Honda competitors, MAXSpeed Entertainment, along with several partners within the karting industry, have come together to form the US Open and International Kart Expo. Managed by MAXSpeed Entertainment, who are known for promoting world-class events such as the […]

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