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

Large field in TaG Senior set for battle, as S1 continues to welcome international stars

Apr 30, 2015 SpringNats 2015
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The 2015 season for the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour is set to begin at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The sixth season of the organization’s championship series is reaching new heights, welcoming new title sponsor Fikse Wheels, full television coverage thanks to a partnership with CBS Sports Network and Torque.tv, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SpringNationals Preview – Part 2

New crop of contenders in S2 as former champions set to square off in TaG Master and S4

Apr 29, 2015 SpringNats 2015
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The 2015 season for the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour is set to begin at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The sixth season of the organization’s championship series is reaching new heights, welcoming new title sponsor Fikse Wheels, full television coverage thanks to a partnership with CBS Sports Network and Torque.tv, […]

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Apr 28, 2015 SpringNats 2015
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The 2015 season for the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour is set to begin at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The sixth season of the organization’s championship series is reaching new heights, welcoming new title sponsor Fikse Wheels, full television coverage thanks to a partnership with CBS Sports Network and Torque.tv, […]

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Apr 28, 2015 CIK FIA Bulletin_40_CIK
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After thorough on-track testing, in varied situations reflecting race conditions as closely as possible, the CIK-FIA has now validated the new definition of the front fairing mounting kit in a bid to institute greater sportsmanship and respect in karting Competitions by punishing bad behaviour. As from Monday 4 May 2015, the front fairing mounting kit […]

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

Jarsocrak triumphs in Leopard with Pesek winning Yamaha, Lemke and Bromante give Merlin sweep in Junior categories

Apr 26, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak came from 10th at one point to score the victory in Leopard Pro (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of competition for the opening round of the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series went into the books on Sunday, as the nearly 187 entries took to the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. The wet haze continued over the area, with the track drying toward the end of qualifying as […]

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

Donald and Jarsocrak score Pro victories as Lemke doubles up in Junior division

Apr 25, 2015 Jacob Donald drove to his first USPKS victory in Leopard Pro (Photo: EKN)
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series opened up with official competition Saturday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina – presented by Verde Speed Resources. Rainfall began just before warm-up began, and continued through qualifying. The rain stopped after qualifying and the track began drying during first round of heat races, however, the […]

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Fikse Wheels Confirmed as Title Sponsor of Superkarts! USA Pro Tour

Custom wheel manufacturer partners with televised karting series for the Fikse Pro Tour

Apr 23, 2015 SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour logo
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The 2015 edition of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour will be a major step into the future for the growing organization and karting, in general. SKUSA recently announced another record-breaking prize package for the new season, eclipsing the $150,000 mark, and they’ve made a massive investment in primetime television coverage of all three events on […]

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Apr 23, 2015 (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series will commence on April 24-26 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This event begins the third season for the program, promoted by Mark Coats, aimed at providing an elite series for TaG and Yamaha competitors along the eastern half of the United States. The entry total […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex – Preview Part 2

Strong contingent of Junior drivers set to begin battle for championships

Apr 22, 2015 (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series will commence on April 24-26 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This event begins the third season for the program, promoted by Mark Coats, aimed at providing an elite series for TaG and Yamaha competitors along the eastern half of the United States. The entry total […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex – Preview Part 1

Third season set to get underway this weekend in Mooresville, North Carolina

Apr 21, 2015 USPKS logo
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series will commence on April 24-26 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This event begins the third season for the program, promoted by Mark Coats, aimed at providing an elite series for TaG and Yamaha competitors along the eastern half of the United States. The entry total […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Jake Craig – Rotax Max Euro Challenge Salbris Report

TaG Driver Rankings #1 pilot begins tour as factory Formula K driver in Europe

Apr 20, 2015 (Photo: theracebox.com)
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In December, it was announced that Jake Craig, the top TaG driver in the 2014 EKN Driver Rankings, was moving to the Formula K brand and partnering up with the RaceLab operation along with tuner Kyle Kuntze. The deal included the Southern California driver signing on as an official Formula K Racing driver, making him […]

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Opening Rounds of 2015 Season for Texas ProKart Challenge a Success

Gulf Coast Kartway played host to start of official SKUSA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge program on April 10-12

Apr 17, 2015 Jordon Musser opened the season with victory in the S1/S2 Stock Moto division (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)
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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 – got underway this past weekend (April 10-12) at the Gulf Coast Kartway in Katy, Texas. Over 100 entries made up the Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge categories offered for the regional […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Opens 2015 Season in Springfield

Championship chases begin with two rounds at Mid-State Kart Club facility

Apr 16, 2015 Brandon Lemke doubled up in his first weekend competing in the Yamaha Senior division (Photo: Kathy Chruchill - Route 66 Sprint Series)
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The 2015 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series opened up at the Mid-State Kart Club facility in Springfield, Illinois over the April 10-12 weekend. Perfect weather conditions greeted 274 total entries for two rounds of racing, the largest event ever at the Mid-State circuit with the celebration of the 15th year of the Route […]

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Musgrave and Elliott Top Headline Categories at California ProKart Challenge

Six drivers earn class sweep in Buttonwillow during third round of 2015 season

Apr 15, 2015 Two-time defending S1 Pro series champion Billy Musgrave jumped back on the winning track at Round Three (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The third stop of the California ProKart Challenge brought the teams, competitors and families to the Buttonwillow Raceway Park on April 10-11. It was a 180-degree flip in terms of weather conditions from the first weekend back in February, with the perfect weather for the record-breaking 160 drivers on hand competing in the Superkarts! USA […]

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Apr 14, 2015 Briggs LO206
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Briggs Racing Director David Klaus put together this information sheet to help newcomers to the LO206 program and karting in general a quick reference on issues or common mistakes made after the initial purchase of a Briggs LO206 engine. The 206 crate engine is built from a dedicated platform engineered and designed for racing.  Even […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Outline Confirmed for 2015

Program continues promotion of drivers within TaG and Stock Moto divisions

Apr 13, 2015 EKN E logo
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The 2015 details of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings program have been confirmed. The events to be included in the Touch and Go (TaG) and Stock Moto categories have been identified, with the purpose to highlight the top drivers in the country. Initially developed for the pages of Super Kart Illustrated magazine, the mathematical program ranks […]

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Behind the Laptop: The De-Evolution of Prestige in Karting

What everyone once ‘wanted’ has quickly become nothing they seek

Apr 09, 2015 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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My early days of karting were spent idolizing those drivers who were able to end the weekend holding the winning trophy. For me, I never understood the work, the money and the time it took to outrun a field of 20 Yamaha Lite drivers at the sprint track, or edge out 100 shifterkarts at the […]

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Superkarts! USA Confirms Priority Pre-Entry Program for SuperNationals XIX

Racers can lock in chance to enter Pro Tour finale in Las Vegas

Apr 08, 2015 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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A new era in the historic Superkarts! USA SuperNationals event is set to begin this November when racers from all around the world descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center. After the past eight years calling the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino home, the SKUSA SuperNationals XIX moves to a new temporary circuit along the […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – April 8

2015 program completes winter series with Tony Kart remaining on top

Apr 08, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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In a blink of an eye, the first three months of 2015 have come and gone, with a ton of karting taking part along the west coast and down in the Sunshine State, starting off the new season with excitement. Nearly every one of the 13 weekends hosted a race somewhere in the southern portion […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Returns for Third Season

Four weekend race program set for TaG and Yamaha competition

Apr 07, 2015 USPKS logo
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The premier series on the eastern half of the country over the last two seasons has been the United States Pro Kart Series. Focused on a narrowed class structure, more track time, and of course the fun and excitement of being at the race track combined with support of many industry members and businesses has […]

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