Florida Pro Kart Series Set to Crown 2015 Winter Champions in Jacksonville

Series heads to famous 103rd Street Sports Complex on March 13-15 to decide series title winners

Mar 06, 2015 Florida Pro Kart Series logo
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The inaugural Florida Pro Kart Series winter program will come to a close over the March 13-15 weekend as racers head to the historic 103rd Street Sports Complex. Following two weekends at the Palm Beach Kart Center in Jupiter, the FPKS heads north to Jacksonville. The 1/2-mile circuit has a long and successful history in […]

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Mar 05, 2015 Briggs LO206
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For many racers who are new to our sport, learning and understanding certain maintenance procedures for either their kart or for the engine can be a daunting task. Briggs Racing, the American kart engine manufacturer, has made it a little easier for those unfamiliar with key aspects of engine preservation by producing tech videos to walk […]

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Mar 03, 2015 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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The second stop of the Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge program took place at the Orlando Kart Center. Challenging weather conditions was a major factor, with dry conditions allowing for an exciting Friday for qualifying, followed by a full day of heavy rains on Saturday. Competitors and the facility dried out on […]

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Superkarts! USA Announces 2015 Pro Tour Prize Package

Over $150,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs this season as SKUSA resets the bar

Mar 02, 2015 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour 2015 logo SKUSA
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If you were to look at the recent history of karting in North America, you would see that the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is the sport’s biggest success story in terms of national competition.  A focus on steady growth and consistent improvement has resulted in the largest fields in recent memory, as over 230 racers […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship Events Selected

Program adds more events and Cadet divisions to highlight chassis success across the country

Feb 27, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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eKartingNews.com is happy to announce the structure and events for the 2015 EKN Constructors Championship program. The 2014 season crowned Tony Kart with its fourth straight title, exceeding the rest of the brands throughout the year, as CRG and Top Kart finished completed the podium. For the new season, the EKN CC program is expanding, […]

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EKN EXCLUSIVE: Bushnell Motorsports Park Set for Opening This Summer in Florida

Spaude family set to break ground on new karting facility

Feb 26, 2015 Bushnell Motorsports Park logo
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Central Florida will welcome a new karting facility this year as the Spaude family is set to open Bushnell Motorsports Park. The new track is set to be constructed just off Interstate 75 in Bushnell, Florida, and operate roughly 45 minutes north of Tampa and 45 minutes south of Ocala. Bret and Rebecca Spaude will […]

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Behind the Laptop: The TRUE ‘Kart Life’

Karting is what you make of it

Feb 25, 2015 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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Over the last few weeks, karting has hit the mainstream media thanks to the airing of Kart Life on the TruTV cable network. During the 2014 season, a large film crew followed the lives of 10 karting families as they traveled around the country from May through October, filming at a number of events, including […]

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Feb 24, 2015 COTA-PHX-Digital Magazine-Christian Brooks
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Nearly 100 drivers took part in the third and fourth rounds of the six-race Rotax Challenge of the Americas championship series, set to crown champions next month in Sonoma, including four ticket to the 2015 Rotax Grand Finals. It was nearly 100 degrees difference from that of the northern portion of the United States and […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Intrepid

Italian brand continues success and growth worldwide

Feb 23, 2015 Showroom-Intrepid
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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EKN One-on-One: Alan Rudolph

Karting veteran becomes new co-owner of SpeedsportZ Racing Park and creates new racing academy

Feb 20, 2015 Alan Rudolph (Photo: EKN)
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Karting produces a number of individuals that continue to represent the sport, and themselves at the highest level, earning the respect of many within the industry. Over the last three decades, Alan Rudolph has been considered among the top karters in the country. Alan has raced in nearly all forms of the sport, from oval, […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix

Picture perfect weekend in Phoenix as series championships continue chase

Feb 19, 2015 From The Tower COTA PHX
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Thanks to our popular EKN Trackside Live program, we spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column provides us with the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the interesting stories develop over […]

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Feb 18, 2015 Jagger Jones and Sting Ray Robb will represent the United States of America at the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy program for 2015
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From a list of rising karting stars, Jagger Jones and Sting Ray Robb were recently selected as representatives of the USA to participate in the 2015 CIK Karting Academy Trophy.  After soliciting interested drivers aged 13 to 15 from the United States, the WKA Board of Trustees considered all applicants’ resumes, and made the selection […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix Sunday Report

Marotta become fourth different Senior winner, Crow and Jaskol also earn first as Robb evens score

Feb 15, 2015 Junior Max Sunday podium (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Another perfect day of weather greeted the competitors of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas in Phoenix, as the fourth round of racing took place at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona this past weekend. Sunday’s racing provided a great end to what was a phenomenal weekend, finishing off the first half of the series and […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix Saturday Report

Brooks lands memorable victory, as Brueckner, Bonilla and Cook add to total

Feb 14, 2015 COTA-PHX-2015-Sat-Podium
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The second weekend of any of the country’s three-event winter karting series is the turning point when it comes to the chase for the class championships.  Success in the opening doubleheader can be quickly nullified by two bad days on the second weekend, so the pressure is on this weekend in Phoenix.  The chase for […]

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Feb 13, 2015 Mason Marotta was the quickest driver in Senior Max during Final Practice
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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 Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in Phoenix. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix Preview

Second stop of series takes middle two rounds back to PKRA facility

Feb 12, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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It is forecasted to be a perfect race weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas continues its 2015 program. This weekend – February 13-15 – nearly 100 racers from across North America will compete in six Rotax Max Challenge categories in an effort to become champion of […]

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Successful Opening Act in the Wet for 2015 California ProKart Challenge Program

Six-race championship series opens at Buttonwillow as record number of drivers battle light rain and fierce competition

Feb 11, 2015 Sonny Cervelli escaped Buttonwillow as the victor in TaG Senior (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The 2015 season began for the California ProKart Challenge, the flagship regional program of Superkarts! USA, under changing conditions at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park over February 6-7. Now entering its 11th year, the six-round championship series welcomed sunny skies for practice day, then was hit by cooler temperatures and rain falling from the clouds that […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – January 2015 – Sebastian Alvarez

American-Mexican driver gives PSL Mini X-2 a solid start to season with three victories

Feb 09, 2015 Sebastian Alvarez
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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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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Comet Eagle

Historic karting family continues providing chassis for American market

Feb 06, 2015 Showroom-Eagle
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Post-Race

Racing for Tourettes driver scores Solo division victory, reaching 1505 laps for 767 miles

Feb 05, 2015 Trey Shannon excepting the winning trophy of the 24 Hours of America Solo category from Race Director TJ Halsema (left) and Endurance Karting owner Chris McCoy (right) (Photo: Perry Herndon)
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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