EKN Trackside: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour WinterNationals – Preview Part 2

Three Master categories set to begin journey toward championship

Mar 01, 2017
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Just 100 days since the checkered flags waved to close out the 20th edition of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals in Las Vegas, drivers, teams and families are all preparing for the start of the 2017 season and the SKUSA Pro Tour. It is a new era for the organization with the introduction of the WinterNationals, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour WinterNationals – Preview Part 1

Loaded Junior and Mini fields set for NOLA with Micro beginning second Pro Tour season

Feb 28, 2017
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Just 100 days since the checkered flags waved to close out the 20th edition of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals in Las Vegas, drivers, teams and families are all preparing for the start of the 2017 season and the SKUSA Pro Tour. It is a new era for the organization with the introduction of the WinterNationals, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Sunday Report

Brooks becomes fourth different winner in Senior Max, Cleavelin and Crawford double up

Feb 26, 2017
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Another beautiful day in Glendale, Arizona for the final day of action for the Challenge of the Americas at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association. Sunday was the fourth round of the championship program and the final day of racing for the second stop of the premier west coast winter series. After a brief scare of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Saturday Report

Choquer, Cleavelin and Crawford help out championship hopes with victories

Feb 25, 2017
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The first half of the 2017 Challenge of the Americas went into the books following the Round Three action at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. Bright sunshine throughout the day welcomed the seven categories competing over the weekend at the 3/4-mile circuit following a crisp, cool start. The three headline categories […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Phoenix Preview

Premier winter series on the west coast resumes at popular PKRA facility

Feb 23, 2017
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The month of February signals the annual trip for Challenge of the Americas program to visit the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The premier winter series on the west coast travels to the Phoenix area this weekend to contest the third and fourth rounds of the championship chase. Racers in Rotax, Shifter, and […]

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Feb 23, 2017
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The first official event of the 2017 karting season was the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek at the famous Daytona International Speedway. While the Daytona Beach, Florida facility is ready to host the 59th Daytona 500 with NASCAR, WKA returns to action with the second event of the 2017 Winter Cup. The third and fourth […]

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EKN One-on-One: Tom Kutscher – Superkarts! USA

SKUSA CEO talks about Pro Tour evolution

Feb 22, 2017
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The 2016 season was a big one for Superkarts! USA, the promoter of the sport’s largest national karting series. The SKUSA Pro Tour drew tremendous numbers and did its part to grow awareness for karting as the company invested in television coverage of all three rounds of its national program on the CBS Sports Network.  […]

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Janowski Named Director of Competition for Superkarts! USA Pro Tour

Organization adds veteran racer and industry member to oversee championship series

Feb 21, 2017
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A new era is underway at Superkarts! USA as the company begins the eighth season of their industry-leading SKUSA Pro Tour. Launched in 2010, the championship series has seen significant development and growth since the first laps were turned in Sonoma, California to kick-off the inaugural season. The positive storylines are abundant. Record numbers have […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Hits Television

One-hour broadcast of 2016 action aired on ‘Lucas Oil On the Edge’ program

Feb 20, 2017
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If you happened to be on Facebook last night, you would have seen a number of posts about seeing karting on television. At 8pm Eastern, CBS Sports Network was broadcasting for the first time the ‘USPKS Karting’ episode, featuring action from the United States Pro Kart Series. The Lucas Oil On the Edge production crew […]

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Behind the Laptop: Wisconsin – The Heartland of Karting in the United States

Companies, racers and tracks continue to provide the grassroots for our sport

Feb 20, 2017
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The month of February can be a frigid reminder of why people like to live in the southern half of the United States. Each winter, cold weather blows painfully through the northern states, especially around the Great Lakes region. While temperatures below zero (thanks to the wind chill) and inches of snow are the norm […]

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Nitro Kart Reveals New Dealer

Team announces newest dealer in the Florida region

Feb 17, 2017
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Nitro Kart is excited to announce their newest dealer, AKT Racing. AKT is one of the most competitive race teams in the cadet category in the Florida region, and supports all racing series in Florida as well as select national series across the US. The team is always looking for new ventures to keep their […]

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EKN One-on-One: Gina French – Texas ProKart Challenge

Lone Star State program goes pure SKUSA for 2017 season

Feb 16, 2017
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The State of Texas has always been a hotbed of American karting, developing extremely talented drivers who have gone on to achieve considerable success in WKA, IKF and SKUSA competition.  With a foundation built around tracks like Denton and Katy, and now expanded with the popular Dallas Karting Complex and the construction of the new […]

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OnTrack: CSK Racing – VLR Emerald

EKN Publisher enjoys great day with Tri-C Karters

Feb 15, 2017
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It’s not uncommon for the EKN office to receive invitations to drive karts in club and regional events, and trust me, if we had the time and an unlimited travel budget, I’m sure that David and I would accept every offer. There are some tracks and clubs that we’d love to cross off the bucket […]

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California ProKart Challenge Opens Up 2017 Season

Reigning champions Musgrave and Hays begin title defense with victories at Buttonwillow

Feb 14, 2017
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The 2017 race season is underway in Superkarts! USA competition with a busy few weeks for the organization. At the end of February is a double-header weekend featuring the opening round of the Texas ProKart Challenge followed by the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour WinterNationals at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans. Up first, however, […]

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2017 EKN Chassis Showroom: Nitro Kart

Karting champion taking knowledge to chassis development to groom the next rising stars

Feb 14, 2017
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EKN is excited to offer an exclusive editorial series for our readers – the ‘Chassis Showroom’ – which is perfect for research when buying a new kart. Throughout the 2017 season, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American […]

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Feb 13, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) is proud to announce the release of a completely redesigned series website, located at www.uspks.com. The new website will feature even more information relating to the Series, quicker access to live timing and scoring feeds, and social media. Additionally, all the important information from the old site has […]

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Feb 10, 2017
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eShifterKart.com is not your typical kart shop. Located in the exotic location of Garden City, Idaho, the growing operation continues to add to its product roster week after week, serving as the North American importer for the CKR chassis, AF Radiator, Stone Innovative Kart Technology, Debei Motori and of course eShifterKart Racing Products. A new […]

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Behind the Laptop: The Karting GOAT

Who do you consider to be the Greatest Of All Time in Karting?

Feb 08, 2017
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Coming off a historic Super Bowl performance on Sunday, Tom Brady is now considered by many as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) quarterback in the National Football League. His five Super Bowl victories put him at #1 in the record books, along with 10 other quarterback benchmarks in the championship game, including four MVP […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2017 – Billy Cleavelin

Veteran racer doubles up at Challenge in bid to return to Rotax Grand Finals

Feb 07, 2017
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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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EKN One-on-One: Mark Coats – USPKS / Route 66 Sprint Series

Longtime industry member and promoter discuss upcoming season and future of his two championship programs

Feb 06, 2017
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Kart racers in the area of the country just south and west of the Great Lakes enjoy many different options for club, regional and national racing, and at the core of these opportunities are the Route 66 Sprint Series and the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS).  Karting enthusiast and promoter Mark Coats is at […]

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