EKN Constructors Championship – July 9

Tony Kart lead remains with six brands in strong fight for P2

Jul 09, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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The 2015 season is at the halfway point of the year and the transition now begins toward preparing to close out the championship chases. The EKN Constructors Championship is more than halfway done, with 28 events completed and only 15 still to go. From the beginning, the Tony Kart brand has led the way and […]

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WKA Gold Cup Invades Camden

Heavlow and Kelley x 4 EACH In Ohio

Jul 08, 2015 Jacob Heavlow scored four big wins during the WKA Gold Cup's visit to G & J Kartways
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There is a recurring theme in the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series this year. When a driver is on a roll at a specific event, there is just no stopping them. And it hasn’t always been the same dominant face this year. Such was the case at the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals at […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – July 1

Wilson takes over top position to keep GoPro facility at the top of standings

Jul 07, 2015 Josh Wilson has taken over the top spot in the Briggs WRS standings as of July 1, 2015 (Photo: GoPro Motorplex)
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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 country, […]

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Margay Racing, Rock Island Grand Prix and MavTV Partner to Present the Ignite Shootout

Arrive & Drive program offered for Labor Day street race aboard growing grassroots karting package

Jul 06, 2015 Ignite Shootout-Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The 21st edition of the legendary Rock Island Grand Prix on September 5-6 will feature a new class, designed to take aim at the grassroots level racer and provide them the opportunity to get in the seat for the most prestigious street race in the country.  United States chassis manufacturer Margay Racing has partnered with […]

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OnTrack: Italian Motors – Italkart / X125T-MX

EKN’S Rob Howden samples new chassis/engine combination at SIMA

Jul 03, 2015 EKN's Rob Howden OnTrack with the Italian Motors Italkart powered by an X125 at the SIMA facility (Photo: EKN - Alycia Hodapp)
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If there’s an area of excitement in regards to the potential growth of our sport in North America, it’s the recent development of new tracks all over the continent.  We now have an excellent facility in Mooresville, NC, right in the heart of NASCAR country, a new club-owned track in Calgary, Alberta, and the ground […]

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Superkarts! USA SummerNationals Countdown Begins

Entries continue to pour in for second round of Fikse Wheels Pro Tour

Jul 02, 2015 The countdown is now on for the upcoming Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park on July 24-26 (Photo: newcastleraceway.com)
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As the calendar flips yet another page into the month of July, the countdown is now on for the second round of the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour.  The sixth annual SKUSA SummerNationals will take place in just 22 days, as over 200 of the finest drivers in the country are expected to descend […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 2

Jarsocrak assumes top position as best TaG driver in North America

Jul 02, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak (Photo: EKN)
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The eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings standings now is welcoming over 400 drivers competing in events over the last 12 event. From all points of North America, racers from all different backgrounds and tracks continue to search for that extra tenth of a second or the advantage over the rest of their competitors. TaG racing at […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July 1

Leesmann improves on lead over Musgrave and White

Jul 01, 2015 Fritz Leesmann (Photo: Tony Leone - DromoPhotos.com)
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The 2015 calendar year is at the halfway point, six months down, six months to go. The racing season is very much over mid-point with the regional and national programs already there. For Stock Moto racing, the growth continues with the driver count eclipsing the 250 mark. The lead at the top grew by a […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – United States Pro Kart Series Shawano

Back to his roots for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver, jumping aboard a Yamaha powered machine

Jun 30, 2015 Kalish goes back to his roots, racing Yamaha at the USPKS Shawano event (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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Briggs Bio: Ryan Shattuck – GoPro Motorplex

Florida Keys native getting late start with love of karting

Jun 29, 2015 Ryan Shattuck
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Briggs & Stratton Racing is sweeping North America once again with their LO206 engine package. Straight from the shipping box to a chassis, the Briggs LO206 brings simplicity, fun, affordability and excitement back to club and regional racing for four-stroke enthusiasts. One of the newest programs that have been developed to help boost camaraderie within […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Completes First Half of 2015 Season

Rounds three and four contested at North Texas Kartway for SKUSA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge program

Jun 29, 2015 Jake French takes over the S1/S2 championship lead with victory in Round Four (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series – presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West – held its second event of the season at the North Texas Kartway on June 12-14. The Denton, Texas facility is among the most challenging courses in the United States, and the 1/2-mile circuit […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Announces 2016 Schedule

2016 to see stops in Arizona and California

Jun 29, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the premier winter karting series on the left coast, is pleased to announce today the 2016 series schedule. The International Rotax MAX Challenge will again offer the popular three-weekend, six-round championship, with stops in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, with the series concluding in Sonoma, California. “Scheduling is always a challenge […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Troy Castaneda – Asian Karting Open Championship Macau

NorCal driver receives opportunity to compete overseas in Asia

Jun 26, 2015 Troy Castaneda on top of the podium in Macau
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Karters in the United States have dreams to race around the world. Only a few get the chance to do so, and a limited number can produce results worthy of promoting. Most of the time, drivers head east to Europe, trying to compete with or against the factory drivers and teams at the top level […]

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From the Tower: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

Program hosts ‘last ever’ race at US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2015 (Photo: EKN)
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This past weekend, the United States Pro Kart Series visited the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin for the first time. Over 170 entries were logged in seven TaG and Yamaha categories, plus the addition of the  new Rok Senior and Junior categories that filled out the eight race groups that took part in the third and […]

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#OperationGrassroots – Briggs LO206 Racer Jadyn Daniels

Young North Carolina girl shows dedication to passion

Jun 24, 2015 Jayden Daniels
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It’s not every day that you hear of a young kid doing extra chores, odd jobs for neighbors, and selling their own personal items, all to buy their own race kart.  In a time where most kids would rather watch TV, play video games, or text their friends on their iPhones, hearing news of a […]

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

Lemke sweeps Junior divisions on the weekend, Bressan doubles up in Leopard Pro for $3,000 payday

Jun 21, 2015 Lemke and the entire Franklin/Merlin Nation enjoyed four victories in Shawano (Photo: EKN)
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The second event of the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series completed under sunny skies at the US Air Motorsports Raceway. A challenging day on Saturday with changing weather conditions in the Shawano, Wisconsin was followed by an exciting, but long day due to a number of incidents that brought out red flags. Thankfully, all […]

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

Bressan give CompKart milestone victory, McAndrews dominates Yamaha as Lemke doubles in Junior

Jun 20, 2015 Italian native Alessandro Bressan became the third different Leopard Pro winner this season (Photo: EKN)
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The opening day of competition at the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series was a long and interesting day at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Rain was forecasted throughout the day, and really only came through the area during the heat races, with the majority of the main events contested with sunny […]

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Jun 19, 2015 USPKS-Shawano-Paddock-Track
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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 United States Pro Kart Series at US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Hosts Record Breaking Event in Shawano

Record turnout for series first trip to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 19, 2015 The Route 66 Sprint Series hosted its largest event in the 15 year history of the program (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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It was a record breaking weekend for the Route 66 Sprint Series this past weekend in Shawano, Wisconsin. The 15th season of the regional program continued with the second event, presented by Praga North America, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway for the first time. Weather was different from day to day, with rain setting […]

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

Jarsocrak leads both championship chases in Pro divisions, NASCAR’s Allmendinger to make series debut

Jun 18, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak enters Shawano leading both Pro championship chases, earning a victory in each at GoPro Motorplex (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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