Number of Sweeps to Begin 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge

Superkarts! USA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors kick off fifth season of program at North Texas Kartways

May 25, 2016 (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2016 season is underway for the Texas ProKart Challenge, hosting the opening event of year at the North Texas Karters facility. The Denton, Texas circuit welcomed racers of the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs to begin their championship chases. Racers battled around the 1/2-mile course […]

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Jerry Henderson – In Memoriam

Karting veterans speak to the value of their friendships

May 24, 2016 Jerry Henderson-LAKC
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The beginning of 2016 has been rough on the karting community, losing Pacific Northwest legend Danny Hodapp in January, SKUSA visionary Jim Murley in February, SKUSA’s founder Don Janowski in April and then, during the week before the SpringNationals, SoCal karting ambassador Jerry Henderson.   Jerry was a tremendously talented driver and a tireless ambassador of […]

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Momentum Building for Upcoming California State Karting Championships

Unique track layout and growing prize package highlight new additions to 48th running of event

May 23, 2016 California State Karting Championships CSKC 2016 poster web-900x600
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With less than a month until the green flag drops, Tri-C Karters and title sponsor APM Racing will be hosting the 48th Annual California State Karting Championships (CSKC) on June 17-19 in Fontana, California at CalSpeed Karting facility. The premier kart racing facility in Southern California will host a unique track layout designed solely for […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series 2016 – New Castle

Successful opening event as fourth season of series kicks off

May 20, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday 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. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Announces 2016 Race Classes, Opens New Online Registration Process

Popular Labor Day street race gearing up for the 22nd running

May 20, 2016 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

In just over 100 days, karters from across North America will converge on the Quad Cities area for the 22nd running of the Rock Island Grand Prix. Dubbed as the largest street race in the world, Rock Island, Illinois city streets are converted overnight into a race track as competitors tackle the 6/10-mile course along […]

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Surge of Entries at Round Four of Los Angeles Karting Championship

Hays, Schartau, Inzunza and Cotham among the big winners at CalSpeed

May 19, 2016 (Photo: KartRacerMedia.com)
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The fourth round of the Los Angeles Karting Championship took place May 15 at the CalSpeed Karting Facility. A surge of entries boasted the total number above the 180-mark, all converging on the Fontana, California facility to dry and comfortable racing weather. A handful of drivers used the event to establish themselves as a championship […]

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May 19, 2016 SKUSA-TomVersation
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This is version 2 of the ‘TomVersation’ as been released by Superkarts! USA. SKUSA CEO and owner Tom Kutscher sits down with Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger for another interview discussing all the major issues currently facing the organization and hits the rumors and opinions out there head on. Enjoy!

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May 18, 2016 (Photo: airportjournals.com)
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EKN published an article on Friday, May 6 regarding the future of The Track at Centennial, a Denver-area facility that was closed December 31, 2015. The following release is the confirmation on the future of the site and the track itself. Summit Motorsports Management (SMM), an industry leader in indoor go-karting and entertainment, today announced […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2016 – Aiden Baker-Crouse

‘ABC’ goes perfect at WKA Gold Cup opener with seven Sportsman victories

May 17, 2016 Aiden Baker-Crouse (Photo: Carl Barnes)
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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: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Sunday Report

Lemke and Simpson steal Pro victories with Mayer and Tavella earning first Junior wins

May 15, 2016 Brandon Lemke scored the IAME Pro division victory (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of action went into the books today as the first event of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series is now complete. Nearly 160 entries filled the eight categories that took to the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in central Indiana. After battling cold temperatures for all of Saturday, the sun finally […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Saturday Report

Eves and Pesek bag victories in Pro categories while Bertagnoli and Pretorius win in Junior

May 14, 2016 Braden Eves landed his first USPKS IAME Pro victory (Photo: EKN)
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It was one of the worst days for weather conditions in a long time at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The first round of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series was welcomed to harsh cold and windy weather, quite unseasonable for Indy in mid-May. Thankfully, there was no rain to bring in conditions much […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle

Fourth season kicks off in Month of May, back home again in Indiana

May 13, 2016 USPKS-New Castle-Fri
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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 2016 United States Pro Kart Series opener at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen […]

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The Track at Centennial Coming Back

Denver-area facility under negotiation for new ownership

May 13, 2016 The Track at Centennial
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In an article on January 18, EKN reported the future of The Track at Centennial could be coming to an end. The Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority (ACPAA) and Denver JetCenter (DJC) were under discussions on leasing the parcel of land on which the track – located at the Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado – […]

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206 Lounge Set to Debut at Upcoming Tri-C Karters Event

Arrive and Drive program focused on bringing in new karters to enjoy the race day experience

May 12, 2016 Full Throttle Karting FTK 206 Lounge logo
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Briggs & Stratton 206 racing is growing throughout the United States and Canada, with new expansion into many other countries across the world. 206 racing is helping to fuel the foundation of the sport, bringing old karts and former drivers back to the race track, and helping to rejuvenate the club level competition we see […]

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May 12, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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It has been eight months since the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires took to the track, closing out the 2015 season at the end of August. Now into the month of May, just prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 down the road, the 2016 USPKS kicks […]

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Race Report: KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton driven by MG Tires – Round 1

Record set for regional grassroots karting series following opening event at Little Stockton 99 Speedway

May 11, 2016 KPX-Jr1 LO206
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May 1 came and went with an overwhelming attendance at the Little Stockton 99 Speedway for Round 1 of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton driven by MG Tires. A total of 89 Briggs & Stratton power plants came to test their skill at this fast paced track. 83 B&S LO206s, and […]

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May 11, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It has been eight months since the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires took to the track, closing out the 2015 season at the end of August. Now into the month of May, just prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 down the road, the 2016 USPKS kicks […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle – Preview Part 1

Fourth season set to begin at popular New Castle Motorsports Park

May 10, 2016 USPKS-P-Cadet
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It has been eight months since the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires took to the track, closing out the 2015 season at the end of August. Now into the month of May, just prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 down the road, the 2016 USPKS kicks […]

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May 09, 2016 Mezzo Kart Radiator
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

The temperatures will begin to increase as we now enter the month of May and the summer season of racing approaches. One of the major factors in engine performance for water-cooled engines is the radiator. Proper mounting, plumbing and of course the correct choice in radiator is crucial to the power your engine produces. Mezzo […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday, May 6

A Major Rethink To Bringing Back Racecraft

May 06, 2016 Meetings before on-track sessions were a major part of the SKUSA SpringNationals weekend (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Written by Rob Howden | 20 Comment

The sport of karting has evolved a great deal through its 60 years of existence, but the overall approach to competition may have changed the most over the last five years alone, especially at the national level.  This unique segment of our world is now characterized by pro-level transport truck haulers and toterhomes, unlimited testing, […]

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