From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season of premier west coast winter series opens up with another successful weekend

Feb 05, 2016 From the Tower-COTA-Tucson
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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. The‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those that […]

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206 Cup Set for 2016 as Briggs & Stratton Series Continues Growth

Series continues to set precedent for 206 racing, expands to five weekends in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa

Feb 04, 2016 206 Cup 2016 logo
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

The 2016 season of the Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup presented by Noram Racing is set, featuring two new tracks, a revised class structure and a tire that in which the series itself has helped to develop. All signs point to this being the water shed season for the Midwest’s fastest growing regional series. 2015 […]

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Feb 03, 2016 Zero Error Racing logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

There’s no arguing the fact that karting continues to increase its awareness within the mainstream motorsports community. In keeping with this forward movement, we’re seeing more and more racing businesses across the county zooming in on the karting market as a way to expand their enterprise by introducing new products to our unique sport. Zero […]

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Feb 02, 2016 one_racegear
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Darren Swisher, owner of ONE Racegear, passed away Monday. The longtime karting supporter called Indianapolis home, working in the safety gear industry for nearly 20 years, including stints with Simpson Race Products, American Racewear, Impact Race Products and since 2011 serving as owner of ONE Racegear. Swisher’s products can be found at karting tracks throughout […]

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Superkarts! USA Expands S4 Super Master Class to Pro Tour for 2016

45-years-of-age and over class to run as separate race group at 20th annual SuperNationals in November

Feb 02, 2016 Superkarts! USA will expand the growing S4 Pro Stock Moto Super Master program in 2016, adding the sub-category as an official class on the 2016 Pro Tour (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

Over the last five years, Superkarts! USA has evolved steadily as the organization continues to spread its wings, expanding to the younger age brackets to bring more racers into the SKUSA program.  In 2010, they added a class for 8-12 years olds, which has morphed into the insanely popular TaG Cadet Mini Swift class, and […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson Sunday Report

Brooks beats out Senior field as Brueckner, French, and Kinnear double up

Jan 31, 2016 Christian Brooks dominated the Senior Max final for the victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first weekend of the 2016 Challenge of the Americas closed out Sunday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Throughout the three days of competition, the weather was perfect aside from strong winds that hampered conditions during the main events Sunday afternoon. On-track the five Rotax Max Challenge divisions and two Shifter categories […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson Saturday Report

McKinney earns first series win in Senior while Breuckner, Cleavelin, French and Kinnear sweep round

Jan 30, 2016 Jim McKinney scored his first Challenge victory in the Senior Max division (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The ninth season for the Challenge of the Americas got racing underway on Saturday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and two Shifterkart divisions around the 3/4-mile course, beginning the championship chase for the six-round title fight. Rolison Performance Group finished with a big day in the opening […]

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Paddock Insider: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season gets underway at Musselman Honda Circuit in Arizona

Jan 29, 2016 COTA-2016-Tucson-Paddock Insider
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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 Challenge of the Americas season opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 2

Talented fields for Senior and Masters divisions in both Rotax and Shifter competition

Jan 28, 2016 COTA-2016-P-Tucson-Senior Max
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The ninth edition of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin this weekend as racers from across North America converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Serving as the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, a new era begins for the program set to contest three race weekends in […]

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Karting Front and Center for Saint Louis Auto Show

Gateway Kartplex providing arrive-n-drive rides inside Edward Jones Dome

Jan 27, 2016 Gateway Kartplex-St. Louis Auto Show 2016
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

Karting in front of the public is something that has become a necessity and a major focal point for the growth of the sport – dubbed the biggest secret in motorsports. The Gateway Kartplex facility is taking their product on the road and inside the dome for this weekend’s Saint Louis Auto Show beginning Thursday, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 1

Young drivers begin chase to championship weekend

Jan 27, 2016 COTA-2016-P-Tucson-Mini Max
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The ninth edition of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin this weekend as racers from across North America converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Serving as the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, a new era begins for the program set to contest three race weekends in […]

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Jan 26, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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The final piece to the puzzle for the 2016 National Schedule for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series has been put into place, as WKA Officials have announced a return to the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina for the series finale, as well as the Grand National event October 7-9. The […]

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EKN One-on-One: Joel Miller – Mazda Prototype Driver

‘How bad do you want it’ keeps him pushing every day to be the best on and off the track

Jan 25, 2016 (Photo: Mazda USA)
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The dream of nearly every young karter today is to one day become a professional race car driver. Many set the bar high with Formula One as the ultimate goal, while others feel that IndyCar or NASCAR could be on their future path. No matter the direction, racing costs money, especially when talking about trying […]

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California ProKart Challenge Readies for Exciting 2016 Season

Another stellar prize package and schedule planned for Superkarts! USA regional program

Jan 22, 2016 Fields are expected to fill up throughout the season for the California ProKart Challenge with six different tracks for the six-round series (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The California ProKart Challenge season wrapped up at the end of September following another successful year and finale event at the growing Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. Just three months later, Superkarts! USA is busy preparing for the 2016 season, expected to be among the best championship programs in the country. The 11 categories this […]

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Industry Insider: 2016 Autosport International Show

Karting highlighted in leading racing exhibition

Jan 21, 2016 Autosport-2016
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During my travels around North America and the world, I’ve spent a few thousand hours crammed into narrow airplane seats en route to some of the greatest racing venues on the planet.  A regular stop during each trip is the magazine stand in the airport terminal, where I normally grab a couple publications to read […]

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Bushnell Motorsports Park Announces 2016 Karting Series Program

New facility in central Florida set for first season of competition

Jan 21, 2016 Bushnell Motorsports Park logo
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Bushnell Motorsports Park is happy to announce that starting February 27th, it will host an 8-race series for the kart owners of Central Florida and beyond. Using the 4th Saturday of each month format, BMP is on offsetting weekends to other local tracks that draw large crowds in classes like, Shifter, TaG, Briggs and Stratton […]

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2016 Series Supporters Confirmed for Challenge of the Americas

Premier winter karting series on the left coast set to begin January 29-31 in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 20, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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Racers from all across North America and selected countries are making the final preparations for the opening event of the Challenge of the Americas, set to begin at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona on January 29-31. The ninth season begins a new era with two shifterkart categories joining the class structure in 2016, […]

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Jan 19, 2016 Todd Edgington (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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Utah kart racer Todd Edgington was recently injured while swimming and diving during a vacation on the Big Island of Hawaii. After his wife and daughter brought him back to the shore, doctors along the beach were able to tend to him until paramedics arrived on the scene. Todd was flown to Oahu and is […]

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US Road Racing Programs Geared Up For Another Season

Sport’s unique genre continues high-speed excitement on United States road courses

Jan 19, 2016 Road Racing-Road America-Laydown
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For many participants in the sport of karting, road racing is simply something that they have not yet experienced. When Art Ingels created the sport in Southern California almost 60 years ago, racers took full advantage of any paved area possible to take their new machines for a ride. Eventually, these karting enthusiasts turned to […]

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The Track at Centennial Nearing the End

Denver-area facility no longer under the management of Jim Keesling

Jan 18, 2016 (Photo: airportjournals.com)
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

One of karting’s most crucial assets is our race tracks. The development of new facilities is important, as is the continued health of our current venues.  EKN learned back in October that there could be a possible change in management at The Track at Centennial. The facility is located on the grounds of the Centennial […]

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