2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 15

Neri jumps to number one position following another successful Pro Tour outing

Aug 20, 2014 Nick Neri (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The core of the 2014 season is upon us, and the many events throughout July and August are now defining the racing year. Regional racing is closing in on its completion, while the national schedule was amped up with the recent running of the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix. At the street […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – July 2014 – Ken Maxfield

Masters driver scores national title at home track, battling back from illness

Aug 19, 2014 2014 Masters Max national champion Ken Maxfield (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle – Sunday Report

Finlayson earns first in Leopard, Jarsocrak racks up another $1k in Yamaha with eight champions crowned

Aug 17, 2014 USPKS-NewCastle-Sun
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The final round of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series went into the books Sunday following a challenge day at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Weather conditions changed throughout the day, beginning with a wet track and light sprinkles, transforming into bright sunshine at the end of the day, changing the track conditions with […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle – Saturday Report

Myers triumphs in challenging Leopard main event while Jones fights forward for Yamaha win

Aug 16, 2014 USPKS-NewCastle-Sat
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The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series finale completed the opening day of competition on Saturday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The central Indiana facility challenged the near 140 entries on the day in the eight categories, as on and off rain kept driver and mechanics on their toes. Changing conditions providing some excitement […]

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Aug 15, 2014 (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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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 finale weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals Registration Opens to the Public

Entry into the 18th annual event in Las Vegas begins at 9pm PDT to all competitors

Aug 14, 2014 Registration for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII opens to the public on August 14 at 9pm PDT (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In less than 100 days, karters from all over the world will gather on the Las Vegas Strip to take part in the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII. The annual event will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the fifth year in a row over the November 19-23 weekend, and it promises […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 2

TaG championships coming down to the wire this weekend in Indiana

Aug 14, 2014 USPKS logo
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The second season of the United States Pro Kart Series will come to a close this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park – presented by KARTSALE. Round Seven and Eight are scheduled for the August 15-17 weekend, with the New Castle, Indiana facility set to welcome a strong contingent of drivers competing in the […]

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Four Tickets to Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals to be Awarded at Rotax Pan American Challenge

Two drivers will enter 2014 event while two others will receive first invites to 2015 Grand Finals

Aug 13, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
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With the annual Rotax Pan American Challenge set to take place at the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina from October 15-19, the MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce additional details for the event. With four invites to the annual Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) on the line, Rotax Senior MAX and DD2 […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 1

Four Yamaha titles on the line in Indiana as 2014 season closes out

Aug 13, 2014 USPKS logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The second season of the United States Pro Kart Series will come to a close this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park – presented by KARTSALE. Round Seven and Eight are scheduled for the August 15-17 weekend, with the New Castle, Indiana facility set to welcome a strong contingent of drivers competing in the […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Challenging weekend as SKUSA goes to the streets of Modesto

Aug 12, 2014 From the Tower-SummerNats
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We spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so 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 accounts that develop over a race weekend, […]

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EKN One-on-One: Chris Wheeler – US Open of Dirt

Karting industry member discusses plans for exciting new venture

Aug 11, 2014 US41 Speedway will host the first ever US Open of Dirt event on September 12-13
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

As we enter the month of August and take a quick look at how the 2014 racing season has progressed, there have been many positives.  Numbers have been strong in the top national series with record entries on both the SKUSA Pro Tour and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, and we’ve seen growth from […]

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Season Finale Spectacular Scheduled for United States Pro Kart Series

Popular New Castle Motorsports Park readies for final two rounds and season-ending awards banquet

Aug 11, 2014 USPKS logo
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The sophomore season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to finish this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park, presented by KARTSALE. Labeled as one of the top facilities in the United States for karting, the record-breaking year the USPKS championships will close out at the New Castle, Indiana facility. Each of […]

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Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group Announce Judges for Driver Advancement Program

Hinchcliffe, Chaves, Rudolph and Cooper to Select Winning Drivers

Aug 08, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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A few weeks ago, MAXSpeed Group and Andersen Promotions joined forces in a partnership program to help advance the careers of young karters into the Mazda Road to Indy (MRTI). Today they are pleased to announce that Verizon IndyCar Series standout James Hinchcliffe, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires points leader Gabby Chaves, veteran karter […]

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2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Schedule Confirmed

Same three fantastic facilities in three month span set for winter international Rotax championship

Aug 08, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas is proud to announce the schedule for the 2015 program this winter. Each year, the premier winter karting series on the left coast has grown in numbers and seen an increase in the competition level, while still providing the friendly atmosphere that makes each weekend at the Challenge feel […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

Challenging weekend for competitors at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Aug 07, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Friday-Tower
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Lennox continues S1 streak while TaG Senior rookie Rocha triumphs in front of home crowd in Modesto

Aug 04, 2014 SummerNats-Sun
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The final day of the Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix closed out Sunday evening, ending the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals. After a long and grueling day to complete the Round Three action Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday, the SKUSA crew and City of Modesto volunteers came back to keep […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Lennox and Zeen bag victories after grueling long day at Modesto Grand Prix

Aug 03, 2014 SummerNats-Sat
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The inaugural race day of the Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix can be characterized as long. The racing on-track for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals was amazing, as the northern California city was turned into a Long Beach Grand Prix-type atmosphere, with hundreds of spectators all along the fences around the 8/10-mile course. […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix hosts record number of SKUSA competitors

Aug 01, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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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 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the inaugural Modesto Grand Prix. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday – August 1

Respecting the Streets…and the Sport

Aug 01, 2014 Morning Coffee-Modesto
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I’m a big fan of Thursdays.  For more than half the year, it’s the day that I head back to the airport for the next event, and I’m always charged up to drop the hammer and get back at it.  On this particular Thursday, I’m even more energetic knowing that I’m on my way to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 3

Pro categories stacked once again as Lennox and Craig look to extend winning streaks

Jul 31, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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