eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – May 2015 – Callum Smith

Aussie-born driver quickly becoming the next star in S5 Junior category

Jun 09, 2015 Callum Smith doubled up in the S5 Junior category, sweeping both days of the SKUSA SpringNationals (Photo: EKN)
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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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INTRODUCING: Fikse Wheels Decal Kit Sponsorship Program

Unique support and branding sponsorship package announced for karting community

Jun 08, 2015 SKUSA SpringNats-Fri-Fikse
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Fikse Wheels is a company steeped in motorsports history, and fueled by a passion for excellence, quality and competition. As a manufacturer of custom racecar and sports car wheels, Fikse produces high-quality products for customers who love their cars and want the best components for their machines.  At the genesis of the new year in […]

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EKN One-on-One: John Ferris – World Karting Association President

New Jersey native taking sanctioning body into a new era

Jun 05, 2015 John Ferris (Photo: Energy Racing)
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Since 1971, the World Karting Association has played a vital and important role in the sport of karting in the United States. Founded by racers, for racers, the organization served to help guide and grow the sport with the purpose of supporting the membership, be it drivers, families, tracks or karting businesses. During the early […]

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Track Focus: Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Sonoma facility providing ideal karting menu to attract newcomers

Jun 04, 2015 Simraceway Performance Karting Center is one of the top facilities in North America
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It would be hard to argue with fact that the sport of karting is currently at a crossroads in its 50-plus-year history.  The enthusiasm for the professional levels of racing, such as F1, NASCAR and IndyCar, is waning and young people just simply don’t have the intimate connection with automobiles that their parents once did.   […]

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Welage and Zeen Double Up on Cheese Cows in Badger Spring Nationals

Manufacturers Cup Series returns to Dousman, Wisconsin for first time since 2008

Jun 04, 2015 Leopard Pro podium (Photo: ZeensScene)
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The return to Briggs and Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin, the first for many since 2008, and the overall first for many completely, also meant a return to a time honored tradition. Stop #3 for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, albeit greeted by a steady day long rain on Saturday, was well rewarded with […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – May 27

New track and driver program focused on LO206 racing gaining momentum - GoPro’s Shattuck leading the way

Jun 03, 2015 Briggs 206 Weekly Racing Series logo
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In March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up 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 […]

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OnTrack: KartSport North America – Arrow X3

Australian chassis manufacturer continues development and success - spearheaded by established operation in North Carolina

Jun 02, 2015 KSNA-Arrow-OnTrack-Cole
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For the eKartingNews.com staff, the 2015 season is about getting back behind the wheel. Racers at heart, our goal is to work with teams and chassis importers that offer the best products and services here in North America, all while sampling some of the best facilities that karting has to offer. This will be an […]

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Jun 01, 2015 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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This past weekend was a busy one for Road Racing, which showed three great gatherings. Road Racing is a unique and fast form of karting, which as been part of the sport since its inception. The quest for speed took karters from the temporary parking lot circuits to real race tracks, and quickly became a […]

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California ProKart Challenge Journeys North to Sonoma for Round Four

Superkarts! USA regional program enters second half of season with event at Simraceway Performance Karting Center on June 6

May 29, 2015 Simraceway Performance Karting Center will host Round Four of the California ProKart Challenge on June 5-6 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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Things are beginning to heat up all over the country, and so are the championship fights at the California ProKart Challenge. The season is at the halfway point as the Superkarts! USA regional program is set to host Round Four at the famed Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on June 5-6. Napa Valley […]

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May 28, 2015 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, and Briggs & Stratton Motorsports have announced an exciting incentive program for drivers participating in the Briggs Local Option 206 classes at Rock Island this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6. The Rock Island Grand Prix has organized its racing program to provide for multiple […]

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Behind the Laptop: #OperationGrassroots In Full Effect

Briggs & Stratton LO206 continues growth across North America

May 27, 2015 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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Three years ago, I was introduced into the concept of the Briggs & Stratton LO206 engine package. The goal was to provide a relatively easy entry-level package for someone with no motorsports background or racing experience. The explosion of the Clone category took that engine package to a level that no one wanted to see […]

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May 26, 2015 Jason Alder enters Kershaw riding off four victories at the Gold Cup opener in Jacksonville (Photo: Double Vision Photography)
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Following a 2-month hiatus, the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series is prepared for their next 2 nationals within a month of each other. Before competitors make their way to G and J Kartway in Camden, Ohio July 4th weekend for the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals, there is quite a bit of unsettled business […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – May 22

Tony Kart continues domination as fight for second continues to heat up

May 22, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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Looking at the calendar, the 2015 karting season is nearly at the halfway point as the month of May is just about finished. Racing all over North America is taking place with the cold winter months behind us and the warmth of summer just around the corner. The latest edition of the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship […]

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#TBT OnTrack: Margay Brava 4.11 – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Editor-in-Chief returns with American legend to score career-best finish at the Rock

May 21, 2015 Margay's Greg Dingess and EKN's Rob Howden getting the Rock Island Grand Prix 2014 Briggs LO206 Masters ride ready (Photo: EKN)
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In the wake of exciting news regarding the changes planned this year’s edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix, and as we discuss our plans for EKN Live coverage of the great annual event, I’m brought back to last September and what was one of my most enjoyable trips to the Quad Cities. As a […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Announces 2015 Race Classes

16 categories scheduled for annual Labor Day street race in Quad Cities area

May 21, 2015 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix is excited to announce an exciting race program for 2015 as it heads into its third decade as one of the karting’s premier festival event race weekends. As in the past, The Rock continues to be the place where all kinds of karts are welcome and showcased. Registration is now […]

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Calgary Kart Racing Club Readies for First Event at North Star Raceway

New club-owned facility set for opening race on May 31

May 20, 2015 North Star Raceway
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There have been a number of new facilities built in North America over the last decade, with many coming in just the last five years. One of the newest circuits to break ground is North Star Raceway – the new home of the Calgary Kart Racing Club.  Located north of the border in Alberta, Canada, […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: CRG

Famed brand continues to evolve, beginning with new era in North America

May 19, 2015 Showroom-CRG
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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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May 18, 2015 AKR logo
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The worst time to realize that you are missing that one critical tool is when you are at the track. Acceleration Kart Racing has developed a list of the top 10 great karting tools that will make your day at the race track go smoother. Piston Stop This tool threads into your spark plug hole […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – April 2015 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver claims three of four Junior feature wins at USPKS opener

May 18, 2015 Lemke driving to victory in the Leopard Junior class on Saturday at the USPKS opener (Photo: EKN)
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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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Superkarts! USA SpringNationals Broadcast Set for May 20 on CBS Sports Network

First of two race highlight shows to cover Round #1 action from Phoenix

May 15, 2015 The first broadcast coverage show from the SKUSA SpringNationals will air on May 20 on the CBS Sports Network (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In its continuing efforts to improve its program during the off-season, Superkarts! USA throttled up its commitment to national television exposure by furthering its important partnership with Torque.TV and the CBS Sports Network.  The growing sports channel will air the entire Fikse Wheels Pro Tour in prime time, putting the sport of karting in front […]

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