Paddock Insider: 2014 RoboPong 200

Big fields for 200-lap endurance race and Yamaha support events

Sep 20, 2014 2014 RoboPong 200 logo
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 2014 RoboPong 200. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our coverage […]

Read Full Story

EKN Trackside: 11th Annual RoboPong 200 – Preview

New Castle Motorsports Park hosting 200-lap endurance race this weekend

Sep 19, 2014 RoboPong-Start
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Testing man and machine, the 11th annual RoboPong 200 is set for this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Well over 40 teams will take on the challenge of completing the 200-lap TaG endurance race around the 1-mile circuit in central Indiana, all looking to add their name onto the prestigious Dan Wheldon Cup. […]

Read Full Story

Twelve Finalists Announced for Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Test

Drivers will progress to interview process to narrow field, winners to be announced October 13

Sep 18, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Mazda Road to Indy added another rung to its already impressive ladder following an announcement in late June that Andersen Promotions and the Mazda Road to Indy had formed an alliance with the MAXSpeed Group and the United States Rotax Max Challenge program. Less than three months after the initial announcement, the partnership today […]

Read Full Story
Sep 17, 2014 USPKS-New Castle-Video
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Erikson Media is proud to release their highlight video of the United States Pro Kart Series. Over the August 15-17 weekend, over 100 racers converged on the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, contesting the seventh and eight rounds of the sophomore championship. The five-minute clip shows the intensity and determination of […]

Read Full Story

GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – August 2014 – Sting Ray Robb

Rookie Junior driver earns first ticket to Rotax Grand Finals through Can-Am program

Sep 16, 2014 Sting Ray Robb won Round Seven to help him secure the vice-champion spot at the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story

EKN TV: Rock Island Grand Prix On-Board w/Tony Jump and David Cole

Picture-and-picture of Yamaha SuperCan Heavy main event with EKN audio from Labor Day street race

Sep 15, 2014 EKNTV-RIGP2014-JumpCole
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This past Labor Day weekend was the 20th annual Rock Island Grand Prix. Nearly 100 karters converged to the Quad Cities area, turning the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois into a two-day race. The excitement continues from the time racers arrive Friday afternoon until the closing hours of Sunday. Each and every year, the […]

Read Full Story

Florida Winter Tour Class Structure, Dates and Locations Confirmed

2015 will see stops in Homestead, Orlando and Ocala

Sep 12, 2014 Florida Winter Tour MAXSpeed logo 2014
Written by David Cole | No Comments

After the recent announcement of the acquisition of the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT), the MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2015 edition of the popular and competitive series as well as some big changes to the Formula Kart weekend class structure.  The upcoming season will feature […]

Read Full Story
Sep 12, 2014 Brandon Lemke captured four wins in the Junior classes (Photo: Joe Brittin)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The MG Tire / L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series concluded the 2014 racing season at Mid-State Raceway on September 6-7 with a big turnout of 261 entries. The event was sponsored by B & B Electric and was called the Loren Niehaus Memorial Race in honor of founding Mid-State Kart Club member […]

Read Full Story

eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – August 2014 – Brandon Jarsocrak

Senior Rookie cashes in four straight weekends in Yamaha Pro division at United States Pro Kart Series

Sep 11, 2014 Jarsocrak led the Yamaha Pro field at all four weekends of the USPKS (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story

Successful First Event in Lake Elsinore for California ProKart Challenge

Musgrave jumps back to winning ways as Nekeel paces TaG Senior field around ‘SuperNats’ course

Sep 10, 2014 Over 120 racers took part in the first ever California ProKart Challenge event on a temporary circuit in Lake Elsinore, California (Photo: dromophotos.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The California ProKart Challenge hosted the first of its two temporary circuit events to close out the 2014 championship series on September 5-6 in Lake Elsinore, California. Held in a large parking lot of the Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium, the fifth round of the Superkarts! USA regional program experienced extremely warm weather, and even hotter […]

Read Full Story

2014 RoboPong 200 Set for September 19-21

Over $40,000 in cash and prizes for endurance event at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 09, 2014 2014 RoboPong 200 logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This year marks the 11th edition of the annual RoboPong 200 held at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park. Over the September 19-21 weekend, teams and drivers will attempt to complete the 200-lap TaG endurance race around the 1-mile New Castle, Indiana facility. A test of skill, determination and stamina for both man and machine […]

Read Full Story

EKN Constructors Championship – September 9

Tony Kart lead grows exponentially as the season draws to a close

Sep 09, 2014 EKN Constructors Championship logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It has been a busy 2014 for karting in the United States, North America, and around the world. Just three months of racing remains for the season, with more major victories and championships still on the horizon for a number of drivers and chassis manufacturers. One title that may be wrapped up early is the […]

Read Full Story

2014 United States Pro Kart Series Champions Crowned

Second season of growing program closes at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 08, 2014 (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The sophomore season of the United States Pro Kart Series closed over the August 15-17 weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park facility in central Indiana. The final two rounds of the eight-race championship were contested, and the top-five drivers in each of the eight title chases were recognized during the year-end awards ceremony that […]

Read Full Story

Breaking News: 2014 Rotax Grand Finals Ticket Now Available for DD2 at Rotax Pan American Challenge

MAXSpeed Group acquired another 2014 RMCGF ticket for October event at GoPro Motorplex

Sep 05, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Since the recent announcement of the four Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) tickets to be awarded at the 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge, the team at the MAXSpeed Group has been working diligently to try and obtain the 2014 tickets in the Junior MAX and DD2 MAX classes that were replaced with tickets to […]

Read Full Story

From the Tower: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix

Double duty for EKN crew, enjoying 20th annual event

Sep 04, 2014 From the Tower-RIGP
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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, […]

Read Full Story
Sep 02, 2014 SKUSA Modesto Grand Prix SummerNationals 2014
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This is the exclusive release of the Superkarts! USA highlight film of the 2014 SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix in California on August 1-3 – produced by Wyatt Lloyd Media and Eyenovation.

Read Full Story

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story

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)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story

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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story