Jun 06, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 16 Comment

I’m often asked about running a company like eKartingNews.com, and what we do to fill our days at the desk. This isn’t the time to list the endless work that keeps me in my office for 10-12 hours a day between races, but suffice it to say that motorsports journalism is perceived through the end […]

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Superkarts! USA Confirms Winter Series Dates

Organization hits social media to confirm schedule for new program

Jun 05, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

Superkarts! USA kicked off the new week with a schedule graphic posted to their social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this afternoon, officially announcing the dates of their new two-weekend ‘Winter Series’ in Florida. SKUSA owner Tom Kutscher announced the January and February weekends they intended to target during his most recent ‘TomVersation’ […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix Sunday Report

Fullerton USA takes big win with McAndrews in KA as Jarsocrak goes zero to hero in IAME Pro

Jun 04, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Each and every time we visit the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, rain is a factor. No matter the series, no matter the month, the clouds seem to find the Wampum, PA facility. The final day of the USPKS Liberty Grand Prix went into the books on Sunday with rain hitting the track just as the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix Saturday Report

KartSport North America grabs headline wins with Donald and Jarsocrak

Jun 03, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The second event of the 2017 United States Pro Kart Series contested the first of two racing days on Saturday, with Round Three of the eight round championship program completed at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The weather was perfect all day long in Wampum, Pennsylvania as the near 100 entries in seven categories completed […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix

Program hosts second event of season at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Jun 02, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 2017 United States Pro Kart Series Liberty Grand Prix at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The information will not be […]

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EKN Debrief – Episode 4

Presented by Mazda Road to Indy and Comet Kart Sales

Jun 01, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The EKN duo of Rob Howden and David Cole are back with the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debrief’- presented by Mazda Road to Indy. It hsa been a buzy month of May, and the two discuss the latest news from Superkarts! USA, their coverage of the WKA Manufactuers Cup Series and Can-Am Karting Challenge, along […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix Preview

Program returns to Pittsburgh International Race Complex for second stop of season

May 31, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The fifth season of the United States Pro Kart Series resumes this weekend with the program hosting the second event of 2017. Racers are traveling to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the fourth time in series history, with the Wampum, Pennsylvania serving as the site for the Liberty Grand Prix. Round Three and Four […]

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Superkarts! USA Returns to CalSpeed Karting Center

California ProKart Challenge travels back to Fontana facility after seven year absence

May 27, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The California ProKart Challenge is set to resume its 2017 championship chase, having taken the month of May off for the running of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. The SKUSA flagship regional program is adding another circuit as part of their flashback tour, traveling to the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on June […]

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From the Tower: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Keystone State Nationals

Action-packed weekend in Pittsburgh with another event marked by rain

May 26, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series program resumed this past weekend at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. It was a near five-month gap between series races, with the WKA Winter Cup providing the only action for the organization during that time. The weekend welcomed roughly 140 entries for the four IAME categories, three […]

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May 25, 2017
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

WHEN A RACER REACHES OUT TO US WITH A CONCERN ABOUT THE LATEST RUMOR IT RESONATES FROM A SHARED PASSION TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THIS PROGRAM, WE TAKE THAT VERY SERIOUSLY. The beauty of a blog is that I can share some of the efforts we are taking to maintain cost effective racing. Rumors […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2017 – Alex Bertagnoli

Merlin USA / Franklin Motorsports driver hits history books at opening USPKS event

May 23, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 Video: TOMversation – SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals

Interesting words from the SKUSA CEO about the future of the organization

May 22, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Once again, Superkarts! USA owner and CEO discusses the future of the organization during an interview with Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger during the weekend of the SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals at Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Enjoy!

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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Keystone Nationals Sunday Report

Pesek takes emotional victory as Eves notches another in wet conditions

May 21, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The final day of the Keystone State Nationals for the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series completed with weather becoming a major factor. Just as the main events began at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA, the forecasted rain finally came down. Originally set to hit the area around 11am, the hard stuff […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Sunday Report

New winners Buck and Leung join veteran Wang on top step of podium during Round 2

May 21, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

The opening weekend of the Can-Am Karting Challenge featured picture-perfect weather and a tremendous atmosphere at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA. With the opening day of competition in the books, the stage was set to begin the run to the championship weekend at Pats Acres in September. The racing was as competitive […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Keystone Nationals Saturday Report

Lemke returns to the top as Eves matches performance in Yamaha

May 20, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series moved further into the 2017 season with the completion of Round Three. Saturday was a long and busy day at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex with warm-up, qualifying, two rounds of heat races and the main events. Rain overnight left the track damp for the morning hours, with warm-up a […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Saturday Report

Dupell, Greenemeier, and Gulick notch big wins at Tri City

May 20, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

The opening rounds of the Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the Tri City Kart Club’s Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA. The weather was ideal for a great day of racing, with temps in the mid-70s, covered by blue skies and scattered clouds. The tumultuous nature of the Rotax program and […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Keystone State Nationals

Championship program resumes with return to Pittsburgh

May 19, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Preview

Keystone State Nationals set to resume championship program

May 18, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It has been since the final days of 2016 that the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series was in action. Following the WKA Winter Cup program that took place following the annual Daytona KartWeek event at the end of December, the championship program resumes with the second stop of the 2017 schedule – the Keystone […]

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Morning Coffee: Safety First

The Importance of Sport-Specific Safety Gear

May 17, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

In my early days as a motorsports journalist, I worked as a freelance Editor-at-Large for National Kart News, which was the leading karting magazine at the time. One of the annual editorial components that my publisher always requested was a ‘Safety Guide’, so we put together an issue each year that highlighted the helmets, suits, […]

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EKN TV: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals On-Board with Braden Eves

Watch and listen as Vemme Kart driver scores victory on final lap

May 15, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals took place at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. It was a homecoming for the organization, returning back to the site of the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour event back in 2010. This year, 240 drivers took part in the second stop of the 2017 championship chase, […]

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