Industry Insider: Lucas Oil School of Racing

New program geared to help ease the transition from karting to cars

Apr 12, 2016 Lucas Oil School of Racing-PBIR
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Progression is part of motorsports. There’s a ladder that young pilots all want to climb through karting and, if their dreams come true, into cars and potentially F1, IndyCar or NASCAR.  We hear about it regularly on TV broadcasts, as the announcers tout the karting success of the current crop of superstars. Drivers who begin […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Sonoma

Ninth season of the Challenge closes with another successful season and new champions

Apr 11, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday 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. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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Johnson and Campbell Notch First Wins of Season at Round Three for California ProKart Challenge

A number of new winners highlight trip to Monterey Bay Karters home facility in Marina

Apr 07, 2016 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The California ProKart Challenge traveled north to the Monterey Bay Karters facility in Marina, California on April 1-2. The third round of the championship series visited the facility for only the second time in the program’s history, featuring 11 Honda and IAME categories for all ages. The weather was ideal, as the 1/2-mile circuit provided […]

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Apr 07, 2016 Student Karting World Finals-logo
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

Although it’s been able to grow outside the radar scope of the competitive karting community, the all-electric International Collegiate evGrandPrix is held annually on the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  That said, the event is on the verge of adding a component that will have it become a very unique part of the US […]

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Apr 06, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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Round 2 of the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series April 1-3 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina had all the makings of what appeared to be the FIRST national event of the season. With a jammed packed pit area, competitors fended off wet track conditions early Friday and Saturday morning, the end result being some […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – March 2016 – Kyle Kirkwood

Ocala Gran Prix talent doubles up in championships at Florida Winter Tour

Apr 05, 2016 Kirkwood-DOM-Motorsport
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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 Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Sonoma Sunday Report

Brooks lands title with victory as French, Jones, and Brueckner add title to CV

Apr 03, 2016 A fourth victory helped to clinch the Senior Max title for Christian Brooks (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2016 Challenge of the Americas closed out the season Sunday at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. A solid number of drivers contested the final two rounds of the series with most of the championships coming down to the final round. On the line were three Rotax Grand Finals tickets, which included […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Sonoma Saturday Report

Brooks helps title chances with victory, Brueckner and French clinch with wins

Apr 02, 2016 A third victory for Christian Brooks has all but wrapped up the Senior Max championship (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The opening day of the Challenge of the Americas 2016 series finale weekend produce a number of interesting moments to set the stage for the last round of this year’s title chases. It was a day full of emotions as contenders attempted to better their positions and others began one last attempt at the top […]

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Paddock Insider: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Sonoma

Series finale in ‘wine country’ set to crown seven series champions

Apr 01, 2016 COTA-Friday-Sonoma
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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 2016 Challenge of the Americas weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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Challenge of the Americas 2016: Sonoma Finale Preview – Part 3

Senior title going down to the wire, Jones looking to wrap up Masters championship

Mar 31, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Challenge of the Americas is set to close out its 2016 season this weekend, April 1-3 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Over 100 racers took part at the opening event in Tucson back in January, followed by a slight increase in numbers attending the Phoenix round last month. Pre-entries are strong heading into […]

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Challenge of the Americas 2016: Sonoma Finale Preview – Part 2

Brueckner looking to stay perfect in Junior, French and Griffin battling heat up while Elliott has title provisionally locked

Mar 30, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Challenge of the Americas is set to close out its 2016 season this weekend, April 1-3 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Over 100 racers took part at the opening event in Tucson back in January, followed by a slight increase in numbers attending the Phoenix round last month. Pre-entries are strong heading into […]

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Challenge of the Americas 2016: Sonoma Finale Preview – Part 1

Two young guns sit in the driver’s seat for Mini and Micro Max championships heading to Sonoma

Mar 29, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Challenge of the Americas is set to close out its 2016 season this weekend, April 1-3 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Over 100 racers took part at the opening event in Tucson back in January, followed by a slight increase in numbers attending the Phoenix round last month. Pre-entries are strong heading into […]

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Mar 29, 2016 (Photo: The RaceBox)
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Reigning X30 Junior World Champion David Malukas returned to Europe this past weekend to take part in the opening round of the X30 Challenge Europa, held at the 7 Laghi Kart Track in Castelletto, Italy. The American driver from Illinois was among the top contenders all weekend in the 65-driver field. David, carrying the #1 […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Returns to Action Hosting Round Two at GoPro Motorplex

Praga North America Nationals set for April 1-3 in Mooresville, North Carolina

Mar 28, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 2016 season is set to continue for the World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series with the running of the Praga North America Nationals. Racers from across the eastern half of the United States will converge on the popular GoPro Motorplex on April 1-3 in Mooresville, North Carolina. WKA is coming off a successful […]

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Round Three On Deck for California ProKart Challenge

Superkarts! USA flagship regional program travels north to Monterey Bay Karters facility along Pacific Ocean

Mar 25, 2016 California ProKart Challenge is set to make only its second visit to the Monterey Bay Karters facility in Marina, California on April 1-2 (Photo: MontereyBayKarters.com)
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The California ProKart Challenge is set to journey north, scheduled to host Round Three of the 2016 championship series at the Monterey Bay Karters facility on the grounds of the Marina Airport. On April 1-2, Superkarts! USA will make only its second visit to the northern California circuit, with the first trip dating back to […]

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Karting Community United LO206 Challenge at Final Round of the Challenge of the Americas at Simraceway

Race Team Managers, Tuners and Parents to take part with all the money raised going to the KCU

Mar 25, 2016 Karting Community United logo
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With the popular winter karting programs coming to a close, Karting Community United (KCU) has teamed up with Simraceway and the Challenge of the Americas program to put on one last fundraiser to close out the series. Taking place after the day’s action on Saturday, Karting Community United will host a fundraising event that will […]

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Mar 24, 2016 SKUSA-SuperNats-1999-Logo
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A video surfaced on social media this week, coming straight out of the 90s. AdrenalineTV was on-site for the 1999 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals in Las Vegas and filed an online video report. It was the third-straight event held at the ‘Las Vegas Karting Center’ or as it was commonly known, the ‘Rock Pile’. The early […]

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Mar 24, 2016 EKN TV-WKA NRRS-Roebling-Chris Hines
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

The WKA National Road Race Series continued its 2016 season with the second event of the year, hosted by the Southern Kart Club at the Roebling Road Raceway in Bloomingdale, Georgia. The 2.0-mile road course is a flat, very fast layout for karters to enjoy with over 200 entries taking part in the three-day weekend […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2016 24 Hours of America

1227 laps, 854 miles put Racing For Tourette driver on top in NOLA

Mar 23, 2016 Trey Shannon pulling off after winning the Solo division at the 24 Hours of America (Photo: Endurance Karting)
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Driving a kart solo has become somewhat of an annual tradition for me these days. Since my Guinness World Record attempt at New Castle in 2011, I’ve made two more 24 hour record attempts, both indoor, and competed solo in the Endurance Karting 24 Hours of America as a solo driver every year since 2013. […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Prize Package for Tracks and Racers Released

Over $55,000 set to be distributed to Briggs 206 competitors and participating clubs and facilities

Mar 22, 2016 Briggs 206 WRS Weekly Racing Series logo
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American engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton has never wavered in its support of grassroots karting and motorsports, and their 206 powerplant is now the driving force behind a new era in club racing. With the engine rules designed by Briggs themselves and a focus on quality control above and beyond any other karting engine manufacturer, […]

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