Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals Set for Sonoma

Organization returning to where it all started in Northern California for mid-point of 2017 championship

Apr 27, 2017
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There is no greater feeling then returning back to where it all began. Superkarts! USA is set to take pleasure in welcoming the SKUSA Pro Tour back to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The 2017 SpringNationals returns back to the same facility where the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour event took place back […]

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Challenge of the Americas Welcomes Vortex-Rok Platform

Popular west coast winter program to continue with Vortex Rok classes

Apr 27, 2017
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As the landscape for the North American karting community continues to change, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce that the very popular Challenge of the Americas (COTA) series will make the switch to the Vortex ROK engine platform, Bridgestone tire line and take on the role of the first ROKKER program on the West Coast. […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – April 27

SuperNationals winner Craig keeps top spot at 1/3 mark of season

Apr 27, 2017
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The second edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA for the TaG category in 2017 comes with some changes. Following the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals, an error was made in the March 29 standings with the incorrect base ranking for the event. The correction was made the updated points are […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – April 26

Little changes with French the driver to beat entering SpringNats

Apr 26, 2017
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The second edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA for the Stock Honda division is roughly a month after the opening standings for the 2017 were released. Not much racing took place during the month of April, with regional and club programs conducting their opening rounds of the season. The busy […]

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Behind the Laptop: MAXSpeed Ends This Era of United States Rotax

Where does Rotax racing in the USA go from here?

Apr 25, 2017
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Rotax racing, as we know it, began here in the United States back in 2001. The company was involved in karting back in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the introduction of the Rotax FR125 Max engine that it really grew roots in North America. SSC Racing, which was based originally in the Seattle area […]

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Apr 25, 2017
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Purdue University’s electric karting series for high school and college students and M-STEM3 student fair are set to take place on hallowed ground again this year at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The International Collegiate evGrandPrix Series and the High School Go Karting Series will be featured in the Student Karting World Finals May 15-17 on a track constructed […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Bridgestone Tires, one of the World Karting Association’s long-standing sponsors has created for their loyal racers, the Bridgestone Mid-Season Shootout.  Bridgestone Tires has put together an offer for free entries to future events for some classes, while others will be offered invites to the ROK Cup International Final where Bridgestone is the official tire. The […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Technology is always evolving in the sport of karting, and the way business within the market is the same. eShifterKart is among the first in the United States to produce an all new mobile shopping site – www.shop.eshifterkart.com – perfect for browsing parts, engines, chassis and other products right from your phone or tablet with […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Dedicated to unifying and growing the sport of karting, ROK Cup Promotions announces today their purchase of the rights to the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) series and brand. After the closure of MAXSpeed Group and MAXSpeed Entertainment, the previous promoters of the popular FWT, ROK Cup Promotions officials made the move to acquire the name […]

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Apr 20, 2017
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In just a few short days, the Route 66 series presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports will be hitting the asphalt at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana.  While the track is always popular with the racers, the Dismore family upgraded much of the track curbing over the winter, making […]

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Intrepid / Champion Racing the New Home for Formal

Defending Superkarts! USA S1 champion returns to Intrepid brand

Apr 19, 2017
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It was certainly a quick turn around for current Superkarts! USA Pro Tour champion Daniel Formal. Just one day after learning the current #2 in the EKN Stock Honda Driver Rankings was leaving the DRT Racing / DR Kart ride, Formal confirmed his new home with Intrepid / Champion Racing. This is the second time […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2017 – Tyler Gonzalez

Florida driver triumphs at SKUSA WinterNationals and Florida Winter Tour

Apr 19, 2017
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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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Apr 18, 2017
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IAME USA (East and West) have collaborated with IAME S.P.A., MG Tires, and related parties to bring stability to the North American karting marketplace. “It’s no secret,” remarked Eric Jones of IAME USA East. “Many karting engine manufacturers and race promotion entities have either closed up shop or created an unsustainable business model. Our goal […]

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Apr 18, 2017
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The start of this year’s KPX Karting Championship took place in Prairie City, CA at their beautiful All Star Karting facility. The track layout was the famous thirteen turn ‘Grand Prix’ configuration. Round one of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton Racing posted record numbers with a total of 119 entries. The […]

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Apr 18, 2017
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Two-time Superkarts! USA SuperNationals S1 Pro winner and defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Daniel Formal has confirmed with EKN that he is departing from DRT Racing. For the past four seasons, Formal has been an official team driver in the squad’s fleet of the DR Karts, competing at national and regional events, highlighted by his […]

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Apr 17, 2017
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WKA has been in consultation with Bridgestone regarding the concerns that arose at the WKA Winter Cup event in Ocala. Recognizing a need to take action Bridgestone’s kart product manager stated, “It’s unfortunate our valued karting customers experienced performance differences of YLC compound tires between the two logo version tires (“new” and “old”), and that […]

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2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge Ready to Go Green with New Classes, New Prizes

Northwest championship series evolving for upcoming season with continued focus on customer feedback and increased SKUSA and IAME partnership

Apr 14, 2017
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Can-Am Karting Challenge promoter Mike Rolison is extremely excited about his series as the 2017 season nears, as the program will evolve significantly heading into the new year.  Rolison has spent the last two months on the road attending different karting events with his team, and he’s used that time to study the current landscape […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

Curtain closes on tenth season of premier west coast winter series

Apr 14, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out this past weekend, running the final two rounds of the 2017 championship program at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California circuit is one of my favorite destinations. The location is one of kind, nestled on the side of Sears Point, looking out […]

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Apr 13, 2017
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The following is a column from racer and announcer Xander Clements, who competed at the first round of the United States Pro Kart Series on April 7-9 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The first event of the 2017 season for the program marked the debut of the ‘pushback’ nose, which has been […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Kicks Off 2017 in Mooresville

Fifth season opens up at GoPro Motorplex with new and returning winners

Apr 12, 2017
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On April 7-9, the United States Pro Kart Series – presented by FIKSE Wheels and MG Tires – opened up its fifth season with the opening rounds of the championship series at the GoPro Motorplex. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility hosted the series opener for the fourth time, welcoming 113 entries per day in the […]

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