EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Preview Part 2

IAME titles up for grabs this weekend around the Alan Wilson Circuit

Sep 08, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - uspks.com)
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The fourth season of the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is ready to host its final event. Racers are preparing to travel to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the final two rounds of the championship chase around the Alan Wilson Circuit in Wampum, PA. With new pavement laid […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Preview Part 1

Tight championship chases in four Yamaha division to be decided this weekend

Sep 07, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - uspks.com)
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The fourth season of the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is ready to host its final event. Racers are preparing to travel to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the final two rounds of the championship chase around the Alan Wilson Circuit in Wampum, PA. With new pavement laid […]

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Paolo de Conto and CRG the 2016 World KZ Champion

World title awarded in Kristianstad

Sep 06, 2016 KZ World Cup-De Conto
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The opening ceremony of the last day of the World CIK-FIA KZ Championship was particularly spectacular, thanks to  an accurate choreography accompanied by a military band and a launch of parachutists, all organized by the Kristianstad Karting Klubb. The show went on stage at the Asum Ring in Kristianstad, in Sweden. In the same weekend, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix Report

Cowboy Cal ropes in five Rock trophies, Ruscitti crowned King of the Streets

Sep 04, 2016 Cal Stewart scored five victories on Sunday at the Rock Island Grand Prix (Photo: EKN)
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There is no other event like it in the world. Racing on the city streets is a rare opportunity for those in motorsports, especially in karting. Every Labor Day weekend, the city of Rock Island, Illinois closes down a few blocks along the Mississippi River to host the world’s largest street race – the Rock […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix Preview

22nd edition set to Rock the Quad City streets once again

Sep 02, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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There is nothing like it. From a quite area of city streets Friday afternoon to screaming engines at 8am Saturday morning, roaring around a 6/10-mile circuit built from nothing to a full race track in just a matter of hours. That is just the first 12 hours of the weekend at the Xtream Rock Island […]

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Superkarts! USA to Offer $20,000 Prize at SuperNationals 20 for Returning Winners

Past SuperNationals champions eligible for unparalleled victory reward

Sep 01, 2016 Superkarts! USA is offering a $20,000 first place prize to any former SuperNationals winner who can repeat his victory in the same premier class (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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If there is any proof that Superkarts! USA is dedicated to making the 20th running of their SuperNationals the biggest event in the organization’s history, this announcement is surely it.  It was a concept that initially circulated through the Pro Tour paddock at New Castle as SKUSA CEO Tom Kutscher gauged response for the idea, […]

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Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Champions to be Crowned in Pittsburgh

Eight championships on the line at Pittsburgh International Race Complex with pre-entry extended for series finale

Sep 01, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The final chapter of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is set for the September 9-11 weekend in Wampum, Pennsylvania. Eight categories will close out the season with the final two rounds – presented by Checkered Motorsports – contested at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Site of the […]

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Familiar Faces at the Front for California ProKart Challenge Return to Santa Maria

Hays earns second straight in X30 Senior as Craig notches first in the S1 Pro category

Aug 31, 2016 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The penultimate event for the California ProKart Challenge took place on August 26-27 at the Santa Maria Kart Track. It was the first trip back to the Santa Maria, California facility since 2012, as the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program hosted the fifth round of the series championship. Over 150 drivers took part in the […]

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EKN Live Returns To The Rock

TB Kart USA partners with EKN to produce Rock Island Grand Prix live broadcast

Aug 31, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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This coming weekend, for the 22nd time, the streets of a Mississippi River city in Illinois will come to life, as speed limits will be destroyed and local race fans will be entertained. The Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix Powered by Mediacom is a Labor Day weekend staple in the world of American karting, and […]

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Aug 31, 2016 X30 Master has now opened up to 88 drivers for the SKUSA SuperNationals 20 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The first category to sell out for the upcoming Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20 presented by VCI Mexico / GP Racing Kart was the X30 Master division. All 44 spots were claimed during the Priority Pre-Entry Program and in less than 30 minutes after registration opened to the public on August 10. SKUSA began taking names […]

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Can-Am Karting Challenge Finale Gearing Up for Pat’s Acres

Championship weekend full of racing planned for Canby, Oregon facility on September 9-11

Aug 30, 2016 The Pat’s Acres Racing Complex is set to host the 2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge finale on September 9-11
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For Pacific Northwest racers, the 2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge finale event is THE race all karters have had on the calendar since the season began. The growing Canada/American regional program is looking to close out the season on the September 9-11 weekend at the historic Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon. Following two weekends […]

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Aug 30, 2016 CRG-Jorrit Pex
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After a well-deserved summer break, which began after the end of the European Championships at the last weekend of July on the Belgian circuit of Genk, international karting moves to Sweden, in Kristianstad, from 31st August to 4th September for the World CIK-FIA KZ Championship and the International KZ2 Supercup. Also the junior drivers of […]

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The Resurgence of the 80cc Shifter

Nimble gearbox category thriving with SIRA

Aug 29, 2016 SIRA-80cc-Start
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You don’t have to go back very far in the recent history of karting to dive into a time when 80cc shifters were a major part of the action at Superkarts! USA or Stars of Karting events, or in ultra-competitive IKF regions like Northern California.  The assorted 80cc engines of Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki provided […]

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From the Tower: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh

Home turf defended by Pittsburgh competitors as program completes penultimate event

Aug 26, 2016 Weekend winners from the fourth stop of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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Finale Event for Texas ProKart Challenge Decides 2016 Champions

Heavy rains hit Dallas Karting Complex as regional program closed out season in special night racing event

Aug 25, 2016 Austin Wilkins swept the Saturday round in the S2 division
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Everything in Texas is done bigger and better. The same can be said for the Texas ProKart Challenge 2016 finale held at the Dallas Karting Complex. The Caddo Mills, Texas facility welcomed the top drivers in the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge categories in a special night […]

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EKN One-on-One: Roger Ruthhart – Rock Island Grand Prix

22nd annual event set for Labor Day weekend as race continues to evolve with the sport

Aug 24, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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Each Labor Day weekend, the streets of Rock Island, Illinois are turned into a 6/10-mile race course attracting karters from coast-to-coast and select countries around the world to take part in what is currently the largest street race anywhere. The 22nd annual Rock Island Grand Prix is set for September 3-4 in the Quad Cities […]

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Aug 23, 2016 PRI2016
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Dozens of workshops, seminars, and special events have been confirmed and finalized for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 8–10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the world’s premier event dedicated solely to the business of racing and all things motorsports, the PRI Show provides racing […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Donald doubles up in IAME with Pesek scoring Yamaha win in photo finish

Aug 21, 2016 Jacob Donald notched a second victory in Pro IAME Senior, securing the $1,000 payday for weekend winner (Photo: EKN)
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Sunday completed the fourth event of the 2016 Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, completing the eight championship round. The Pittsburgh International Race Complex provided a great challenge all weekend long for the Grand Products Nationals, including rain early in the morning. The precipitation ended before warm-up began, however, the wet track lasted until midway through qualifying. […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Donald defends home turf in IAME with Eves edging the competition for third straight in Yamaha

Aug 20, 2016 Jacob Donald notched his first victory of the 2016 season (Photo: EKN)
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The seventh round of the Bridgestone WKA Manufacturers Cup Series completed Saturday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The threat of rain stood throughout the day with only a small sprinkle rolling in as the mains began but sunshine continued as the small cloud moved away. A thick fog delayed things in […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Survives Hot Weekend for Round Seven

Craig and Musgrave triumph again in Saturday evening Pro Show

Aug 19, 2016 (Photo: McDonell Media)
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It was another hot weekend in southern California as the Los Angeles Karting Championship hosted its seventh event of the 2016 season. Drivers from all over the west coast gathered at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on August 13-14 to contest the ‘Classico Clockwise’ layout. Following the Saturday practice day, LAKC hosted its […]

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