One-On-One: Rock Island GP’s Roger Ruthhart

2017 edition of karting’s ‘bucket list’ race shaping up nicely

Aug 18, 2017
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Over the past 20+ years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has firmly planted roots as a one of the true ‘bucket list’ events in the sport here in the United States. When asked, current and past racers will go on about a laidback, fun atmosphere that is coupled with the intense competition. The ‘cool factor’ […]

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Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix Debut A Success

Nielson and Borntreger double-up as karting returns to Elkhart streets

Aug 17, 2017
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For the first time in 22 years, karts were raced on the city streets of Elkhart, IN. In the early to mid 1990’s, the Elkhart Grand Prix was one of the largest events in all of karting, attracting over 600 entries and were broadcast on the then-new ESPN2 network. However, due to safety concerns and […]

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Aug 16, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

8/11/17 – Effective Immediately – Non-impacting In order to maintain the core principals of 206 program the following update to the clutch rule set, section 32, is effective immediately. Included in this update is a clarification of the driver and standard driver conversion as a non-tech item to prevent any future confusion. This updated language […]

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Driver Diary: Patrick Britain – KWC 2017

Nearly 200 drivers from around the globe battle in Spain for world title

Aug 16, 2017
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This Driver Diary is from California karter Patrick Britain. A long-time Sport Karting driver, Britain traveled to Madrid, Spain recently to challenge 199 others from around the globe, taking part in the Kart World Championship event the last week of July. For a long time, I’ve been of the opinion that racing isn’t about what […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2017 – Brandon Jarsocrak

Four straight weeks of winning for KartSport North America / Praga driver

Aug 15, 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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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Jarsocrak nabs first SKUSA victory as French clinches title with weekend sweep

Aug 13, 2017
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The Superkarts! USA Pro Tour wrapped up a wild run to their eighth season with this weekend’s SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. DKC’s Jake French (Sodi Kart) eliminated all doubt that he is the best shifter kart driver in the country when he completed his sweep of the weekend, after international professional Gary […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

French and Eves tops Pro classes in Round 5 at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 12, 2017
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The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour took its penultimate step towards completion at New Castle Motorsports Park and the quality of the racing was in keeping with the level of the competition.  Over 255 drivers have packed the paddock, including 57 drivers in the X30 Senior class alone, and the fights for the wins in […]

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Aug 11, 2017
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Vantage Karting Group (VKG) Entertainment is pleased to announce a title sponsor for their newly acquired go kart facility at Homestead-Miami Speedway, welcoming both American Medical Response (AMR) and MG Tires. The facility will be named, “AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires.” “VKG Entertainment prides itself in its corporate partnerships,” said Justin Marks, Partner, […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Record setting weekend at New Castle getting underway

Aug 11, 2017
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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 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 3

Senior titles on the line for first series finale at New Castle

Aug 10, 2017
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For the first time in Superkarts! USA Pro Tour history, the championship chase will end in August. The eighth running of the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals is set for August 11-13 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the third straight year the 1-mile course outside New Castle, Indiana is playing host to the […]

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Aug 09, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It is the busiest time of the year for racing…Summer. This weekend is the eighth edition of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals in New Castle, Indiana. Before EKN Trackside Live coverage begins, the EKN duo of Rob Howden and David Cole sit down for the latest edition of the EKN Debrief – presented by IAME […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 2

Master championships going down to the wire

Aug 09, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the first time in Superkarts! USA Pro Tour history, the championship chase will end in August. The eighth running of the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals is set for August 11-13 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the third straight year the 1-mile course outside New Castle, Indiana is playing host to the […]

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Aug 08, 2017
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The KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton Round 4 was once again a jammed packed event. Round 4 was hosted by Bluemax Kart Club in Davis, CA. 114 entries came to Davis to test their skills against some of the best 4-stroke drivers around. Although it was hot, this didn’t stop the racers […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 1

Full fields for youth categories at season championship finale

Aug 08, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the first time in Superkarts! USA Pro Tour history, the championship chase will end in August. The eighth running of the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals is set for August 11-13 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the third straight year the 1-mile course outside New Castle, Indiana is playing host to the […]

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From the Tower: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier State Grand Prix

Big turnout in New Castle for start to second half of championship chase

Aug 07, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The third event of the 2017 United States Pro Kart Series took teams and drivers to the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Hoosier State Grand Prix was held at the New Castle, Indiana facility on July 28-30, nearing the 150-entry mark. It was the largest race total since the 2016 opener at the central Indiana […]

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EKN TV: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series On-Board with James Egozi

Go from 15th to first in 17 laps with Koene USA Tony Kart - Comet Racing Engines power

Aug 04, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The third stop of the 2017 United States Pro Kart Series took teams and drivers to the New Castle Motorsports Park on July 28-30. The Hoosier Grand Prix took place on the 1-mile circuit in New Castle, Indiana to begin the second half of the championship season. For some, it was a chance to improve […]

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Challenge of the Americas Releases 2018 Schedule

International winter series on west coast releases three event schedule for 11th season

Aug 04, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2018 season for Challenge of the Americas is taking the program into a new era, with the three event schedule now confirmed. For the 11th season of the international winter series in western North America, the Challenge is switching to the Vortex ROK engine platform and Bridgestone tire line. The same family and team […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – July 31

Craig retakes top spot over former number one Norberg with Jarsocrak still trailing

Aug 03, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Much like the Stock Honda standings, the TaG portion of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA saw shuffling due to the new schedule for 2017. The removal of the 2016 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals from the 12-month total of the drivers in the TaG standings has made an impact at the very top, […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – July 31

French remains top driver in Stock Honda standings with Musgrave and Pickett the lead contenders

Aug 02, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The numbers at the top of the eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA are not as we have seen over the last few months. Part of that reason is the rescheduling of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals. The event was typically held in the month of July, and moved to […]

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Aug 01, 2017
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Saturday, July 29 was the second race of the inaugural Ignite Challenge Series on Mid-State Kart Club’s backwards configuration. The changing track conditions throughout the night along with the mix of track surfaces led to phenomenal racing across every class. Margay Racing wants to thank Mid-State Kart Club’s track president, Jon Clem, and their amazing […]

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