Motorsportz at Grand Texas is Born

New tracks at 'Grand Texas' are set to provide a Houston motorsports playground

Jul 10, 2014 Motorsportz at Grand Texas logo
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Grand Texas, the emerging Sports and Entertainment District in East Montgomery County has another feather to add to its already largely-feathered cap. Located five minutes from the soon-to-be-completed Grand Parkway in North Houston at U.S. 59/69 and Hwy 242, ten minutes from The Woodlands and Kingwood and 15 minutes from George Bush International Airport in […]

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EKN Industry Insider: Precision Karting Technologies

Detroit-based company focuses on advancement in karting components

Jul 10, 2014 Precision Karting Technologies is family-owned and 100% for karting
(L to R) Chad Krause, Alex Watzke, Kim Watzke and Linda Watzke
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A majority of the karting companies in the United States market have been created on the basis of need, either personal necessity or demand from the community itself. During the early days of the sport, we needed equipment and complete karts were manufactured here in the US, and this included engines and all of the […]

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US Open of Dirt Set to Take Place September 13 in Indiana

US 41 Speedway to host first ever US Open of Dirt

Jul 08, 2014 USRKA-United States Rally Kart Association-logo
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An idea turned to conception this past week as promoters for the first ever United States Rally Kart Association (USRKA) US Open of Dirt are pleased to announce their premiere event. Taking place at the US 41 Speedway in Lakeville, Indiana on September 13, five asphalt division classes will take to the dirt road course […]

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Cold Stone US Grand Nationals Adds TacoTime to Event Supporters

Registration, pit spot, garage rentals reminders also noted

Jul 08, 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals 2014 logo
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With the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals fast approaching, MAXSpeed Group is pleased to welcome TacoTime to the event weekend festivities.  On site at the Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) in Tooele, Utah throughout the race weekend, TacoTime will be handing free TacoTime food to registered competitors on Saturday, July 19 while Cold Stone Creamery will […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Gearing Up for 20th Annual Event

Popular Labor Day weekend street race set for another historic rumble at the Rock

Jul 07, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The Rock Island Grand Prix presented by AT&T, the world’s largest karting street race, is pushing forward with plans for the celebration of its 20th anniversary. The theme for this year’s festival weekend is “The most fun you will have in karting – on and off the track.” This year’s races will be held August […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 1

Askew remains top driver to beat in the United States

Jul 04, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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At the halfway point of 2014, there is still a lot of racing to be completed in the remaining six months. A number of major events, including the Cold Stone US Rotax Grand Nationals, the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals and a host of others lurk in the coming weeks, and will have a major effect in […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock – July 1

Musgrave maintains lead as top-10 remains nearly unchanged entering summer months

Jul 03, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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The latest edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings shows very little change among the top drivers, but sets up for what could be some major changes in the coming months. All of the top-nine pilots remain in the same positions with no change to their point totals after a limited number of regional events took […]

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Big Numbers and Exciting Racing Highlight 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout

Selliken bags $2,000 with Senior Max victory Sunday as Rotaxians prepare for Cold Stone Grand Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park

Jul 02, 2014 A fantastic weekend of racing at the Rotax Summer Shootout as drivers prepare for the upcoming Cold Stone US Grand Nationals (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Over 120 drivers contested the 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout this past weekend (June 27-29) to prepare for this year’s Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Grand Nationals. at the pristine Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. This year’s Summer Shootout provided fantastic racing, and a great opportunity for racers and teams to prepare for the […]

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Behind the Wrench: The Transition from Driver to Tuner

Stress elevates and time is limited compared moving from behind the wheel to behind the wrench

Jul 01, 2014 Kyle Smith with his driver Ryan Norberg
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The following is a new column from driver now tuner Kyle Smith. A driver for a number of years, the 19 year old is currently a student at Penn State University. Now on summer break, Smith is getting in as much karting as possible working as a tuner for Checkered Motorsports while competing in select […]

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Aaron Downs Wins 2014 Sport Kart Grand Nationals

100 drivers battle for near $5,000 purse at third annual event at CalSpeed Karting Center

Jun 30, 2014 Sport Kart Grand Nationals - 2014
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Competition karting has the SKUSA SuperNats, and names like Abasse, Lammers, and Fore. Arrive and drive, or as it is known now as Sport Karting, has the Sport Kart Grand Nationals, and names like Kimbrell, Calvin, and Downs. Just as competitive and serious as its older and faster cousin, Sport Karting has emerged as the […]

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Andersen Promotions and MAXSpeed Group Form Alliance

United States Rotax Max Challenge named an Official Partner of the Mazda Road to Indy

Jun 27, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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The Mazda Road to Indy – the most successful driver development program in the world – is now further engrained in the grassroots level of the sport following today’s announcement that Andersen Promotions has formed a partnership with MAXSpeed Group, the United States distributor of the Rotax MAX engine platform. The nationwide professional karting series […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – May 2014 – Lincoln Steel

Utah driver among the top contenders at the MSquared Racing program

Jun 27, 2014 Lincoln Steel
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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Registration Opens for 2014 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at Midnight Tonight

Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix expected to welcome largest Pro Tour field yet

Jun 26, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
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In just over 30 days, the city of Modesto will welcome Superkarts! USA and the karting community for the second stop of the 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour national series. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix will play host to the 2014 SummerNationals on August 1-3, taking part in the downtown city streets. The SKUSA SpringNationals was […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend

Near record crowd enjoys another weekend with growing program

Jun 25, 2014 From the Tower - USPKS - MRP
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With the entire day spent up in the tower, watching every on-track session to provide the EKN Trackside Live program, not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that developed over a race weekend, those […]

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

First victories once again in Pro divisions as Myers and Jump triumph on final day

Jun 22, 2014 AJ Myers put Checkered Motorsports/PCR USA on top of the podium in Leopard Pro
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The second stop of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series wrapped up Sunday at the Michiana Raceway Park. Warm weather stayed in the North Liberty, Indiana area with no threat of rain the entire day. The event – presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA – saw exciting racing both days and played […]

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

Geringer and Jarsocrak pick up first major victories in Pro as weather holds off

Jun 21, 2014 Michael Geringer scored the win in Leopard Pro, the first for Praga North America (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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The first day of competition completed at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana for the second stop of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series. The weekend, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, began with the question of when the rain would fall. Friday’s threat passed after early morning storms rolled […]

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Paddock Insider: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend

Hot and sticky day to open up second stop of series

Jun 20, 2014 Michiana Raceway Park hosting the United States Pro Kart Series
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the United States Pro Kart Series second stop at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For […]

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Rok Cup USA Round Three Another Success for Series

Rokkers enjoy event at historic 103rd Street Sports Complex

Jun 19, 2014 RokCupUSA-Jax-Trophies
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ROK CUP USA hosted Race #3 of the 2014 series at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, FL this past weekend.  The half-mile track, built in the 1960’s, is famous for its banked “bowl” sweeping corner, testing driver’s skill, strength, and courage as they hold it flat-out and enter on to one of the fastest […]

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

TaG categories ready to set Michiana Raceway Park on fire this weekend

Jun 19, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series returns to action this weekend, hosting Round Three and Four at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. This weekend’s race, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, will see over 130 entries each day as four TaG and four Yamaha divisions continue their championship battles that […]

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Praga North America Partners with EKN for USPKS ‘Trackside Live’ Coverage

Growing company adds its support to live audio broadcast at Michiana Raceway Park on June 20-22

Jun 18, 2014 Praga North America logo
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eKartingNews.com – the leading website in the sport of karting – is primed and ready for the upcoming weekend of ‘Trackside Live’ coverage from the Michiana Raceway Park, where the team will be reporting on the second stop of the United States Pro Kart Series. The EKN staff is thrilled to announce that this weekend’s […]

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