Jan 18, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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The second full week in January has clearly been a tale of two cities with regards to the 2016 schedule for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. After announcing the 5-race schedule Monday evening, an unforeseen circumstance occurred with Virginia International Raceway, as the facility announced it would be shutting down […]

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Jan 15, 2016 KPX Karting Championship logo
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The KPX racing series has unveiled plans for 2016! The excitement to help grow grassroots racing in Northern California has created much anticipation. The series will include the same classes as last year, with a few quality additions racers will appreciate. Implementing a system that ties experienced racers to those with less karting knowledge to […]

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Challenge of the Americas Tucson Registration Deadline Coming January 15

Pre-entry into series opener closes Friday as season begins January 29-31 at Musselman Honda Circuit in Arizona

Jan 14, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The 2016 Challenge of the Americas is just over two weeks away from beginning the three-weekend tour along the warmer locations of the west coast during the winter months. On January 29-31, drivers from different areas of North America and selected countries will converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for two rounds […]

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Jake Craig Moves to Praga North America for 2016

Top North American driver now piloting Praga chassis

Jan 13, 2016 Praga North America logo
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Following a highly successful 2015 season that saw many fantastic results, California driver Jake Craig has decided to move from Formula K to Praga North America. The FK and Praga brands each fall under the IPK umbrella of companies. Praga North America CEO Blake Wankowski stated, “We are incredibly excited Jake has joined the Praga […]

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Jan 13, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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One national is in the books, and there are now 4 nationals to go for the 2016 Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. With Daytona KartWeek now in the rearview mirror, competitors can now dig in for the balance of the season, making a run for their titles in their respective classes, […]

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Jan 13, 2016 KG Nitro Airbox
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Many of the products that you see being used throughout the world, and here in North America, are manufactured in Italy. The percentage of these components that carry the KG name is certainly significant. Based in the northern portion of Italy, west of Milan, KG produces a wide variety of pieces strictly for the karting […]

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EKN One-on-One: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

Ninth season of winter west coast series expanding while keeping same focus and principles

Jan 12, 2016 Seesemann
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The 2016 season is set to get underway and for the staff at EKN, that means heading back west to be part of the Challenge of the Americas. Started in 2008, the series has served as an international Rotax program for the winter months, giving the teams and drivers in the western half of North […]

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Superkarts! USA Honors 2015 Fikse Wheels Pro Tour Champions

Eight drivers join lucrative ‘SKUSA Circle of Champions’ for 2016 season

Jan 11, 2016 SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour logo
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Last November’s Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SuperNationals not only highlighted the accomplishments of nine deserving winners on SuperSunday, but it also crowned Superkarts! USA’s eight national champions following five races held over three weekend events.  SKUSA is proud to acknowledge and honor this year’s Fikse Wheels Pro Tour champions, who will be supported by the […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2015

Winter break for college student puts him back behind the wheel of a Franklin Motorsports / Merlin machine

Jan 11, 2016 Kalish-Daytona-2015-1
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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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Morning Coffee – Friday, January 8

Digging Daytona - Back at the Beach

Jan 08, 2016 01-08-MC-Lead
Written by Rob Howden | 3 Comment

It had been a handful of years since I’d made the trek to Daytona for WKA Kartweek, jumping onto a plane bound for Florida while still digesting my second helping of Christmas dinner. After attending a string of the events in the late 2000s, I succumbed to the pressure of logging in some family holiday […]

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Jan 07, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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The End-of-Year Banquet for the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships was a night to be remembered! It celebrated the accomplishments of the 34 drivers who took home the spoils from the 2015 racing season, worth over $20,000. The Banquet was held for the second year in a row at the Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma […]

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Syd White Memorial Enduro Set for Mid-February Date

Registration now open for fifth running of annual Monterey event

Jan 07, 2016 The Syd White Memorial Enduro is primed to be one of the best and most unique events of the 2016 season
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With the start of the 2016 season now bearing down on the West Coast, it’s once again time for one of the largest and most unique four-cycle racing event of the year – the Syd White Memorial Enduro.  The fifth edition of this event is set for February 13-14, and is hosted by Monterey Bay […]

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Evinco Tire Selected as Official Sprint Spec Tire for IKF

New program launches partnership with Superkarts! USA to grow and stabilize the sport

Jan 06, 2016 Evinco logo
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The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Superkarts! USA and Evinco Tires.  For 2016 and 2017, the Evinco product line has been selected as the official spec tire of the IKF for the Sprint program. “We are looking forward to working with Superkarts! USA and […]

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Behind the ‘Pit Wall’: WKA Daytona KartWeek

Taking in the sport I love from where it all began

Jan 05, 2016 Daytona KartWeek-2015-Cole
Written by David Cole | 8 Comment

My latest trip to a karting event was not one spent ‘Behind the Laptop’, but instead from where it all began. Born into the sport, I spent many hours along the ‘Pit Wall’ watching kart races at tracks all across the Midwest. From the small little club tracks in Wayland, Michigan and the infamous Rolling […]

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Jan 04, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The staff here at EKN would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year as 2016 is underway. The season officially kicked off for with the annual WKA Daytona KartWeek in Florida between Christmas and New Years, with the calendar now turned over and the focus on the new season set for the upcoming winter […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Kartweek – Manufacturers Cup Wednesday Race Report

Jarsocrak emerges as Pro IAME Senior star, Towles completes LO206 Senior sweep

Jan 01, 2016 Brandon Jarsocrak brought Kartsport North America a big Pro IAME Senior win during the second day of competition in Daytona
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There is a new energy and a rejuvenated spirit in the North Carolina offices of the World Karting Association, and their goal of rebuilding their flagship Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series enjoyed a big leap forward this week in Daytona, as over 250 entries were registered for each of the two days of competition. Massive numbers […]

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Dec 29, 2015 Elliot Finlayson emerged as the star of the Pro IAME Senior field at Daytona
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Warm and humid weather was the order of the day for the opening round of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup – the Margay Sprint Nationals – at Daytona International Speedway. The racing was incredibly exciting all day long, and the huge Pro IAME Senior field brought everyone to the fence, packing the grandstands. Elliot Finlayson […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

Rob Howden's notes and info from the DIS pit area

Dec 28, 2015 The grandstands at Daytona International Speedway offer an incredible turn one backdrop for the opening round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup
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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 WKA Manufacturers Cup opener at the Daytona International Speedway.  Get all the coverage through the EKN Event Page. Please feel free to comment and discuss […]

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Merry Christmas!

Best wishes to one and all for a safe and joyful holiday season

Dec 25, 2015 EKN-XMAS
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The staff at eKartingNews.com would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family on Christmas Day. It is our hope that you are spending your days with family and friends, enjoying health and happiness during this holiday season. EKN is gearing up for a return to the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek, […]

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World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek Set for December 27-30

Karters set to converge on Daytona International Speedway for triple-crown event

Dec 24, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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There is no other event like it in the world. Karters from different genres come together to one location every year for the annual World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek to celebrate the prestigious event between the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Daytona KartWeek combines the Manufacturers Cup Series, Road Racing, and Dirt World Championships into […]

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