eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – March 2014 – Josh Lane

DRT Racing driver bags headline victory at Lone Star Grand Prix

Apr 18, 2014 Lane won the headline Stock Honda Light division at the Lone Star Grand Prix (Photo: lonestargrandprix.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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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

A glimpse into the opening weekend of the sophomore USPKS season

Apr 17, 2014 FTT-USPKS-GoPro
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With the entire day spent up in the tower, watching every on-track session to provide the EKN Trackside Live program, 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 stories that developed over a race weekend, those […]

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2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Set for Valencia, Spain

BRP celebrates 15th Anniversary on November 25-29 at Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero

Apr 16, 2014 circuitoKartodromoValencia_4
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BRP will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) at Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia, Spain from November 25 to 29, 2014. “We are proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the RMCGF, especially in Spain as it will be our first time on the Spanish mainland,” said François […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Mooresville – Sunday Report

Ralston doubles in Leopard Pro for $2,500 payday - Top Kart USA Junior drivers and Tavella bag three wins at GoPro Motorplex

Apr 13, 2014 USPKS-R2
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It was an exciting end to the opening weekend for the United States Pro Kart Series at the GoPro Motorplex on Sunday. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility provided perfect weather conditions to close out the second round of the weekend, presented by GoPro. Roger Ralston Jr. placed himself among the top contenders for this year’s […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Mooresville – Saturday Report

A day of firsts for the opening round of the season at GoPro Motorplex

Apr 12, 2014 USPKS-R1
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The opening round of the United States Pro Kart Series, presented by GoPro, got underway Saturday as over 160 entries combined in the eight categories took to the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. Perfect weather shined over the area, as racers enjoyed a busy day of action, completing over 40 laps per class […]

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Paddock Insider: United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Opening rounds of sophomore season underway in Mooresville

Apr 11, 2014 USPKS-R1-Friday-1
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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 opener at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex Preview – Part 2

TaG competition expected to be fierce as series opens up in North Carolina

Apr 10, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series is set to get underway this weekend at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. New in 2013, the four event program focused on TaG and Yamaha categories enters its sophomore season with strong momentum. A number of the sport’s top teams and industry members have signed on to […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex Preview – Part 1

Four categories on the Yamaha ladder open up championship chase in Mooresville

Apr 09, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series is set to get underway this weekend at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. New in 2013, the four event program focused on TaG and Yamaha categories enters its sophomore season with strong momentum. A number of the sport’s top teams and industry members have signed on to […]

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IAME Announces Two New Exclusive North American Importers

Two companies formed to manage and support distribution in East and West

Apr 07, 2014 iame_usa_universal_apparel
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IAME Italy, a world leader in the production of karting engines since 1968, is excited to make a significant announcement in regards to its North American distribution chain.  In an effort to consolidate IAME’s presence on the continent, a new importer partnership has been formed to advance the product line into the future, and they […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma – Sunday Report

Team USA drivers added following thrilling days of competition

Apr 07, 2014 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas champions (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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You couldn’t ask for much more in terms of an exciting season finale for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at Sonoma Raceway.  With the championship titles on the line, and tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals awaiting the new members of Team USA, the excitement and tension in the paddock was palpable.  The teams […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma – Saturday Report

Craig awarded Senior win as others solidify championship chase heading into final round

Apr 05, 2014 Jake Craig was awarded the win in Senior Max (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The opening day of the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale at Sonoma Raceway provided a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of excitement.  After rain dampened Friday practice and prompted many to simply skip the afternoon sessions, Saturday dawned cool and sunny, eventually warming up to very comfortable temperatures.  As the […]

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

Four Rotax Grand Finals tickets going to title winners at completion of Sonoma weekend

Apr 03, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will come to a close this weekend, returning to the SimracewayPerformanceKartingCenter in Sonoma, California. The popular circuit located on the Infineon Raceway grounds has been site to many regional, national and international events over the years, including the 2010 and 2011 series finales for the Challenge. After a […]

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

Three categories fighting for US Rotax Grand Nationals entries with Challenge title on the line in Sonoma

Apr 03, 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo 2014
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The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will come to a close this weekend, returning to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The popular circuit located on the Infineon Raceway grounds has been site to many regional, national and international events over the years, including the 2010 and 2011 series finales for the […]

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Number of Repeat Winners Highlight Round Three of California ProKart Challenge

Big numbers take on challenging Adams Motorsports Park facility as series reaches halfway point

Apr 02, 2014 S2 rookie Jarred Campbell scored his second victory of the season, earning the overall win in the combined S1/S2 group (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The California ProKart Challenge is garnering record numbers in their first three events of the 2014 season. The Superkarts! USA regional program welcomed its largest event ever at the historic AdamsMotorsportsPark in its third trip to the Riverside, California facility with 133 racers. The filled paddock welcomed the typical beautiful California weather expected on race […]

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eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings – 2013 Final Standings – Senior Max

California driver Jake Craig earns top spot in headline division

Mar 31, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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The 2013 season has closed, and with that, come the annual final standings of the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. In cooperation with the MAXSpeed Group, EKN utilizes the USRMC National Point Standings program and combined with the ‘Driver Rankings’ system to formulate the top drivers from the season. Back in May, the program […]

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Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge Opens Registration for 2014 Season

Road to SuperNationals Priority Pre-Entry Program and 2014 Rotax Grand Finals begins at Tri-City on April 25-27

Mar 28, 2014 Racers are excited for the return of the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge, opening up April 25-27 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Momentum is certainly building for the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge, as the second season is just a month away from kicking off.  In 2013, racers from up and down the western half of the United States and Canada enjoyed a competitive and unique four-event debut series, visiting familiar and established facilities that provided an exciting […]

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2014 United States Rotax Max Challenge Series Schedules Now Online

Local Club and Regional schedules now finalized for Rotax racing across the US

Mar 27, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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As several US-based International Rotax MAX Challenge programs come to a close, the MAXSpeed Group has finalized US Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Local Club and Regional schedules for 2014.  With racing available across the country, Rotaxians will be able to find their region closest to them and take on some great Rotax competition. All Local […]

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G-Zero Championship Kart Racing Takes To Vancouver Streets

Zero Emissions Fuel Environmental Racing Series

Mar 26, 2014 KARTSVancouver
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A new start up, G-Zero Championship Racing Series Inc. is set to revolutionize the racing community with their environmentally friendly, fast paced and action packed Kart Racing Series coming to the streets of Metro Vancouver in the summer of 2014! The G-Zero Championship Racing Series, brings together the heart-pounding thrill of speed with the pursuit […]

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EKN One-on-One: Mark Coats – United States Pro Kart Series

Series promoter gearing up for sophomore season of growing program

Mar 26, 2014 USPKS logo
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A new era in karting began in April 2013 when the United States Pro Kart Series launched at the GoPro Motorplex. Roughly 120 drivers battled heavy rain conditions in what was the beginning of a new professional karting series. Seven categories, focused on providing maximum track time around two engine programs, opened up the competition […]

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Mar 25, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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The 2013 season has closed, and with that, come the annual final standings of the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. In cooperation with the MAXSpeed Group, EKN utilizes the USRMC National Point Standings program and combined with the ‘Driver Rankings’ system to formulate the top drivers from the season. Back in May, the program […]

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