EKN Constructors Championship – 2014 Final Standings

Tony Kart earns fourth straight season in #1 spot - CRG and Top Kart complete podium

Dec 22, 2014 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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It was a busy and exciting 2014 for karting in North America. From January to November, drivers, teams and shops were busy with racing from coast to coast, at the track nearly every weekend during the summer months, and closed out the season as the colors changed over to fall season. Many are spending the […]

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Dec 19, 2014 KeepFightingAyrton
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More than four months after his accident at the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship event in Quebec, Canada, kart driver Ayrton Climo has returned to his Reston, Virgina home for the first time. On August 1, 2014, Climo sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident during practice at the Le Monaco de […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – 2014 Final Standings

West beats East - Craig finishes year on top as Myers and Kalish come up short

Dec 18, 2014 Jake Craig finishes 2014 as the top pilot in the EKN TaG Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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2014 is the eighth year of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings, with now eight different drivers finishing the season at the top of the standings. Twelve months of racing across the nation, pitting the best of the best against one another in SKUSA, Rotax, USPKS, WKA and other events focused around the Touch and Go […]

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EKN Fast Five: Andy Seesemann – Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Series promoter ready for eighth season of premier winter west coast program

Dec 17, 2014 Andy Seesemann (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2015 season is about to kick off, with the first event of the new year set for January 9-11 as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program begins its eighth season. With the opener set for the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, the premier winter karting series on the left coast is ready […]

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Jake Craig Signs with Formula K and RaceLab

SKUSA Pro Tour and US Rotax National Champion inks new program for 2015

Dec 16, 2014 Jake Craig (r) will pilot a Formula K under the RaceLab banner with Kyle Kuntze
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Southern California karting sensation Jake Craig has signed on as an official Formula K Racing driver, joining a rare list of Americans to earn the title of a true factory driver. Craig, coming off the most successful karting season of his career, will be an official driver and brand ambassador for both Formula K and […]

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Sodi Kart USA / Dallas Karting Complex Adds Jake French for 2015 Roster

Talented 18-year-old joins Texas-based operation for DD2 and S1 Pro Stock Moto competition

Dec 16, 2014 Mike Jones (left) and Kevin Adds (right) of Sodi Kart USA / Dallas Karting Complex with Mark and Jake French (Photo: DallasKartingComplex.com)
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The 2015 season is just around the corner, and the Sodi Kart USA / Dallas Karting Complex operation is in full speed, gearing up for what could be its best season yet. Leading the charge for the growing race team is newly acquired Jake French, who will pilot a Sodi Kart in the DD2 and […]

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Rubens Barrichello Confirmed for Rok Cup at Florida Winter Tour

Former Formula One driver to compete for opening two weekends

Dec 15, 2014 Rubens Barrichello
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Rubens Barrichello has officially confirmed his presence at the Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup weekends for 2015. The Formula One driver will be racing under the Ocala Gran Prix banner at Homestead Karting on January 16-18 and at the Orlando Kart Center on February 20-22. Barrichello is schedule to be driving a Rok Shifter engine […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – November 2014 – Oliver Askew

Florida driver completes successful back-to-back with SuperNationals and Rotax Grand Finals

Dec 15, 2014 Askew lead Team USA in the Senior Max category at the Rotax Grand Finals (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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Superkarts! USA Committed to Future of Stock Honda Classes

New sub-classifications within S4 category designed to highlight age brackets

Dec 12, 2014 The Stock Honda CR125 engine package will remain as the absolute foundation of the Superkarts! USA program for years to come
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A new focus on a single manufacturer for their TaG program has provided Superkarts! USA with some much needed long-term stability, and this is only amplified when paired with the organization’s continued support and dedication to the Stock Moto shifterkart program that utilizes the Honda CR125 engine package.  It is impossible to argue that SKUSA […]

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Dec 11, 2014 EKNGear-Pure
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Yes, Christmas Day is closing fast, and time is running out to get your family and friends the special gifts they really want. If you’ve found yourself looking for one more stocking stuffer for that kart racer in your life, head over to the eKartingNews.com Store and order some EKN apparel. A total of eight […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – 2014 Final Standings

Lennox-Lamb uses perfect Pro Tour record to land on top, besting USA’s Neri and Leesmann

Dec 10, 2014 UK driver Jordon Lennox-Lamb finishes the 2014 season on top of the EKN Stock Moto Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The Stock Moto division continues its growth throughout North America, reaching Canada and Mexico with multiple regional programs throughout the continent. The expansion shows in the numbers, with a 10% increase in the number of drivers scoring points in the 2014 eKartingNews.com Stock Moto Driver Rankings. Over 200 different pilots competed in the just over […]

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From the Seat: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA

21 different stories from Valencia, Spain at the ‘Olympics of Karting’

Dec 09, 2014 (Photo: GoRotax.com)
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eKartingNews.com is happy to wrap up the coverage of this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero outside Valencia, Spain on November 25-29. Due to illness, the EKN staff was unable to travel overseas to Europe, but provided unparalleled updates from 2am Eastern time every day, powering through the five days of […]

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Behind the Laptop: 10 Years and Still Going

Celebrating a decade of managing eKartingNews.com

Dec 08, 2014 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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The months of November and December feature a bit of celebration for me, personally. A little over 10 years ago, a man asked me to come into his family and his business, to be part of what I considered to be a dream job. How could I say ‘no’…I was waiting tables every night, while […]

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Superkarts! USA Brings TaG Cadet Program In-Line with IAME Focus

New IAME Mini Swift trade-in program begins for core SKUSA and PKC customers

Dec 05, 2014 The IAME Mini Swift is now the spec engine for the TaG Cadet category in Superkarts! USA competition
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The final page of the 2014 calendar is now less than 30 days from being flipped over, and then we’ll welcome the first month of 2015.  It was with this in mind that Superkarts! USA was already hard at work planning for the new year well before hosting their season finale in Las Vegas last […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Program Confirms 2015 Rotax Grand Finals Tickets

Four championship-winning drivers to earn tickets to compete at 16th annual ‘Olympics of Karting’

Dec 04, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas is set to begin its eighth season in just over a month. Over 150 racers are scheduled to open up the year at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona on January 9-11, beginning the three weekend journey toward the Challenge titles. Four of the seven champions from […]

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Throwback Thursday: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII

A look at this year’s event through the eye of the camera

Dec 04, 2014 GFC...damn right
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There’s nothing like the Vegas lights and the bright Nevada sunshine to pave the way for amazing photography and video. Thankfully, this year’s Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII was able to steer clear of the horrible weather from 2013 so that the throngs of photographers in attendance could capture the true essence that was the #SuperNats18. […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – October 2014 – Ashley Rogero

Former Pan American champion returns to claim first Senior title after out of the seat for full year

Dec 03, 2014 Ashley Rogero won her third straight on-track Pan Am victory, scoring the Senior Max ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals (Photo: 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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From the Tower: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII

Another historic event in Las Vegas as SKUSA bids farewell to the Rio

Dec 02, 2014 From the Tower-SuperNats XVIII
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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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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Championship Saturday

Askew and Rudolph star in main events after Prefinals cancelled by torrential rain

Nov 29, 2014 Team USA Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread Heading to the track in Valencia this morning, the nine Team USA drivers who had qualified for Championship Saturday at this year’s Rotax Grand Finals knew what lay in front of them.  Rain had arrived and would be the order of […]

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Nov 28, 2014 125 MAX DD2 EVO motor_large
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BRP (TSX: DOO) presented the new Rotax 125 MAX evo kart engine series, a major evolution in karting, during the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) in Valencia, Spain. With its advanced engine technology, the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine series is an evolution of the existing Rotax MAX series that are well-known for […]

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