Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 5

South rises again with Lacoste taking over WRS point lead

Aug 12, 2015 Greg Lacoste takes over as the top driver in the Briggs Weekly Racing Series standings
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In March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The idea is to match racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all over the […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 7

Leesmann remains top driver over new S1 winner Musgrave and veteran White

Aug 11, 2015 Fritz Leesmann remains as the top driver in the EKN Stock Moto Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The 2015 season is becoming one of excitement in the Stock Moto categories. The SpringNationals and SummerNationals events on the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour have produced some incredible racing, and the regional and club programs around the country are continuing to see an increase in the number of six-speed powered machines at their […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX Registration Opens to Public

Fikse Wheels Pro Tour racers look towards Las Vegas after reaping rewards at SummerNationals

Aug 10, 2015 Another turnout of over 500 drivers are expected for the 19th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, set for the Las Vegas Convention Center on November 18-22 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In exactly 100 days, karters from all around the world will converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 19th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. Set for November 18-22, the world’s largest karting event is entering a new era, as the race site moves closer to the famous ‘Strip’, putting more emphasis on […]

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Morning Coffee – Friday, August 7

Rebuilding the Karting Pyramid

Aug 07, 2015 Four-cycle club racing is one of the core components of karting's foundation
(Photo: Debbie-Jo Zardo)
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In the many discussions that I’ve had with racers and members of the karting industry in recent years, I often hear the statement that ‘karting is broken’ or that ‘it’s all upside down’. Your personal view likely depends on where you find yourself within the different levels of karting, but from someone who regularly connects […]

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From the Tower: SKUSA SummerNationals / USPKS South Bend

Back-to-back weekends ends long run for many racers

Aug 06, 2015 From the Tower-SKUSA-USPKS
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It has been a busy two weeks for the eKartingNews.com staff, going back-to-back with two Indiana events. ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’ for the Superkarts! USA, where the organization called home for many years, as the Fikse Wheels Pro Tour visiting the New Castle Motorsports Park for the first time in its six-year history on […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals

Breakthrough weekend for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver in his third ever shifterkart event

Aug 05, 2015 (Photo: EKN)
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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EKN Spotlight: Karting Community United

New kart-specific charity aims to lend helping hand to those in need

Aug 04, 2015 Karting Community United logo
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There is no debating the fact that karting is a tight-knit community.  When you see the same people every other weekend, and go into battle either against them or alongside them, a sense of camaraderie is developed.  One of the truly impressive constants in karting, and motorsports in general, is that when a driver or […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend Sunday Report

Norberg bags first major Pro win, McAndrews doubles up as Lemke sweeps again in Junior

Aug 02, 2015 Ryan Norberg led all 24 laps of the Leopard Pro feature for his first major Senior victory (Photo: EKN)
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series closed out the third stop of the season, completing the sixth round of the year at the Michiana Raceway Park on Sunday. The North Liberty, Indiana facility welcomed seven categories competing on the final day of the weekend, producing another exciting day of racing throughout the day. The […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend Saturday Report

Cavkusic and McAndrews land victories in Pro categories as Lemke continues streak in Junior ranks

Aug 01, 2015 Franklin Motorsports driver Armin Cavkusic was quick all day, earning his first USPKS Leopard Pro victory (Photo: EKN)
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The United States Pro Kart Series entered into the second half of the 2015 season with Round Five contested Saturday at the Michiana Raceway Park. The North Liberty, Indiana facility presented a challenge for the racers, with the difficult layout and the warm conditions over the day. The 146 entries on the day competing in […]

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Jul 31, 2015 KPX-R1-Senior Grid
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Round 1 of the KPX Karting Championship, powered by Briggs & Stratton, opened up its 2015 season at the Kinsmen Kart Club. The event was a huge success, with racers taking on the Dixon, California facility under the lights. Racers from clubs all across northern and central California were in attendance, and the KKC had […]

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Jul 30, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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World Karting Association officials are proud to announce the official venues and dates for the 2016 edition of the Bridgestone Manufacturers Series. With steady and consistent participation, as well as a renewed energy in the entire program and organization, WKA is pleased to announce the continuation of relationships with some of the greatest 2 cycle […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend – Preview Part 3

Jarsocrak and Pesek lead tight championship battles in Pro categories at halfway point

Jul 30, 2015 (Photo: Energy Racing)
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The United States Pro Kart Series is now at its halfway point for the 2015 season. What began as a record-breaking season will continue to reach big numbers with competitors traveling to the challenging Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend, Indiana. The season has been nothing but exciting for the on-track action through the first […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Continues Development of 2016 Season

Three locations confirmed and date adjustment made for betterment of the sport

Jul 30, 2015 USPKS logo
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Plans are moving along as the United States Pro Kart Series looks ahead to the 2016 season. Reaching the halfway point of the 2015 season, competitors are in South Bend, Indiana for Round Five and Six at the Michiana Raceway Park this weekend. After three seasons, the USPKS program has elevated itself as the elite […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend – Preview Part 2

Lemke looks to continue reign over Junior categories while Dignan enters MRP facility as top Rok driver

Jul 29, 2015 (Photo: Energy Racing)
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The United States Pro Kart Series is now at its halfway point for the 2015 season. What began as a record-breaking season will continue to reach big numbers with competitors traveling to the challenging Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend, Indiana. The season has been nothing but exciting for the on-track action through the first […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend – Preview Part 1

Cadet and Rookie battles heating up as program heads to Michiana Raceway Park

Jul 28, 2015 (Photo: Energy Racing)
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The United States Pro Kart Series is now at its halfway point for the 2015 season. What began as a record-breaking season will continue to reach big numbers with competitors traveling to the challenging Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend, Indiana. The season has been nothing but exciting for the on-track action through the first […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SummerNationals Sunday Report

Musgrave leads all-American podium in S1 as Rios bags back-to-back in TaG Senior

Jul 26, 2015 Billy Musgrave earned his first ever Fikse Wheels Pro Tour S1 victory on Sunday in New Castle (Photo: EKN)
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Another amazing day of racing completed the sixth annual Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals, which was held this year at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in central Indiana. The clouds may have rolled over the area, but the rain held off until the teams and families were packing up following the podium […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SummerNationals Saturday Report

American-made iKart and Formula K earn first SKUSA victories with Rios and Hajek

Jul 25, 2015 Jesus Rios Jr. gave iKart its first SKUSA victory with a win in TaG Senior (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The inaugural Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park opened its first day of racing on Saturday under sunny skies and warm temperatures. The New Castle, Indiana facility provided an exciting venue for Round Three of the championship chase in the eight categories, and featured a number of first-time […]

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Jul 24, 2015 SKUSA SummerNationals 2015 logo
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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 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be […]

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Seven Drivers Earn Multiple Victories in Route 66 Sprint Series Event at Michiana Raceway Park

Competitors avoid storms to complete Round Five and Six at South Bend, Indiana facility

Jul 23, 2015 TJ Koyen drove to both wins against the packed Yamaha Senior field (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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The Route 66 Sprint Series continued its 15th year anniversary season with Round Five and Six contested at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. The challenging circuit just outside the South Bend area welcomed another large turnout, feature over 250 entries for the two days of competition. Weather played a factor once again, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SummerNationals Preview – Part 3

Dreezen looks to continue S1 streak into New Castle as heated TaG Senior fight amps up

Jul 23, 2015 2015 SKUSA SummerNationals-Graphic
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The popular 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour resumes this weekend, as the program heads to the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana for the first time. A successful SpringNationals in Arizona back in May launched the sixth season of the organization’s championship series, which is helping to take the sport to […]

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