EKN Trackside: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Dittmer, Neilson, and Aldridge double up for Rock trophy as Iseli crowned King of the Streets

Sep 01, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The 20th edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix was packed full of excitement and drama that have made up the two decade history of the annual Labor Day street race. Karters from all different backgrounds and experience converged to the Quad Cities for the August 30-31 event to compete in 13 categories. While numbers […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

20th annual event set for Quad City streets over Labor Day weekend

Aug 29, 2014 (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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For the 20th time, karters will converge on the Quad City area to celebrate the Labor Day weekend, competing in the annual Rock Island Grand Prix presented by AT&T. The streets along the Mississippi River will convert the Illinois city Friday evening into a two-day karting festival. The event brings together a large pool of […]

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MAXSpeed Group Announces Location and Dates for 2015 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

August 6-9 Grand Nationals will be held at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina

Aug 28, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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With only four months remaining in the 2014 karting season, the MAXSpeed Group is busy planning several events on the 2015 calendar. Working hard to finalize details on the upcoming Rotax Pan American Challenge, company officials are pleased to announce the dates and location of the United States Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Grand Nationals. Taking […]

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California ProKart Challenge to Host First Ever Event in Lake Elsinore

Parking lot temporary circuit to clone layout used at upcoming SuperNationals event

Aug 28, 2014 ProKart Challenge logo
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After a break in the schedule, the California ProKart Challenge returns to action on September 5-6, hosting the fifth round of the 2014 six-race season. A new location will be checked off, as the Superkarts! USA regional program travels to Lake Elsinore, California, which sits roughly an hour in between the downtown areas of Los […]

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Aug 28, 2014 (Photo: RokCupUSA.com)
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The fourth round of the ROK CUP USA program at the Ocala Gran Prix was another huge success. Once again, the number of drivers at the race increased as the event gains more credibility and notoriety. With the heat index sometimes reaching 116 degrees, ROK CUP USA made sure drivers had plenty of water on […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – July 2014 – Austin Garrison

Ocala Gran Prix driver secures three major victories within two weeks

Aug 27, 2014 Garrison crossing the line at the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals for the Junior Max victory (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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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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Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge Closes Out 2014 Season

Craig and Versteeg secure titles with victories at Greg Moore Raceway

Aug 26, 2014 Artie Carpenter swept the final round of the Senior Max category for his first victory at the Can-Am series (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2014 Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge came to an end during the third weekend of August, taking racers north of the United States/Canada border for the first time in 2014. The historic Greg Moore Raceway in British Columbia was the site of the August 15-17, hosting the final two rounds of the four-race weekend season. […]

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Aug 25, 2014 K1 RaceGear logo
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K1 RaceGear, considered one of the industry’s top custom safety apparel companies, is now the official safety gear supplier for the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF). K1 RaceGear will offer three different packages to the 288 drivers and their teams for the more than 50 countries competing in this year’s RMCGF. In years […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 15

Craig advances to top spot, earning Rotax national title and leading SKUSA Pro Tour standings

Aug 22, 2014 Jake Craig (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Throughout the period of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings, opinion have varied on whether the numbers support who truly are the best drivers in the country. Since July 1, some of the biggest events of the season took place in the TaG categories, including the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals and the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals. One […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 15

Neri jumps to number one position following another successful Pro Tour outing

Aug 20, 2014 Nick Neri (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The core of the 2014 season is upon us, and the many events throughout July and August are now defining the racing year. Regional racing is closing in on its completion, while the national schedule was amped up with the recent running of the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix. At the street […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – July 2014 – Ken Maxfield

Masters driver scores national title at home track, battling back from illness

Aug 19, 2014 2014 Masters Max national champion Ken Maxfield (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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

Finlayson earns first in Leopard, Jarsocrak racks up another $1k in Yamaha with eight champions crowned

Aug 17, 2014 USPKS-NewCastle-Sun
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The final round of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series went into the books Sunday following a challenge day at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Weather conditions changed throughout the day, beginning with a wet track and light sprinkles, transforming into bright sunshine at the end of the day, changing the track conditions with […]

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

Myers triumphs in challenging Leopard main event while Jones fights forward for Yamaha win

Aug 16, 2014 USPKS-NewCastle-Sat
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The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series finale completed the opening day of competition on Saturday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The central Indiana facility challenged the near 140 entries on the day in the eight categories, as on and off rain kept driver and mechanics on their toes. Changing conditions providing some excitement […]

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Aug 15, 2014 (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the United States Pro Kart Series finale weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals Registration Opens to the Public

Entry into the 18th annual event in Las Vegas begins at 9pm PDT to all competitors

Aug 14, 2014 Registration for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII opens to the public on August 14 at 9pm PDT (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In less than 100 days, karters from all over the world will gather on the Las Vegas Strip to take part in the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII. The annual event will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the fifth year in a row over the November 19-23 weekend, and it promises […]

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

TaG championships coming down to the wire this weekend in Indiana

Aug 14, 2014 USPKS logo
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The second season of the United States Pro Kart Series will come to a close this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park – presented by KARTSALE. Round Seven and Eight are scheduled for the August 15-17 weekend, with the New Castle, Indiana facility set to welcome a strong contingent of drivers competing in the […]

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Four Tickets to Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals to be Awarded at Rotax Pan American Challenge

Two drivers will enter 2014 event while two others will receive first invites to 2015 Grand Finals

Aug 13, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
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With the annual Rotax Pan American Challenge set to take place at the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina from October 15-19, the MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce additional details for the event. With four invites to the annual Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) on the line, Rotax Senior MAX and DD2 […]

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

Four Yamaha titles on the line in Indiana as 2014 season closes out

Aug 13, 2014 USPKS logo
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The second season of the United States Pro Kart Series will come to a close this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park – presented by KARTSALE. Round Seven and Eight are scheduled for the August 15-17 weekend, with the New Castle, Indiana facility set to welcome a strong contingent of drivers competing in the […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Challenging weekend as SKUSA goes to the streets of Modesto

Aug 12, 2014 From the Tower-SummerNats
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We spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, […]

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EKN One-on-One: Chris Wheeler – US Open of Dirt

Karting industry member discusses plans for exciting new venture

Aug 11, 2014 US41 Speedway will host the first ever US Open of Dirt event on September 12-13
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As we enter the month of August and take a quick look at how the 2014 racing season has progressed, there have been many positives.  Numbers have been strong in the top national series with record entries on both the SKUSA Pro Tour and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, and we’ve seen growth from […]

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