eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: June 2016 – Dakota Pesek

Top Kart USA driver sweeps Shawano for USPKS and Route 66 Sprint Series

Jul 12, 2016 Dakota Pesek won both finals at the Route 66 Sprint Series and doubled up at the USPKS event - both in Shawano (Photo: EKN)
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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: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex Sunday Report

Lemke takes home $3,750 on weekend, Pesek claims fourth win of season in dramatic fashion

Jul 10, 2016 Brandon Lemke notched a second IAME Pro victory on the weekend, taking home $3,500 in the category (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series event at the GoPro Motorplex went into the books Sunday. It was another hot one, with temperatures well into the 90s, the complete opposite from the three previous visits to the Mooresville, North Carolina facility. The action on-track was hot as well all weekend […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex Saturday Report

Lemke lands third IAME victory of the season as Holden notches his first in Yamaha

Jul 09, 2016 Brandon Lemke won his third IAME Pro Final of the season (Photo: EKN)
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It was a dramatic day at the race track as the second half of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series began. The GoPro Motorplex provides a great facility for racing, among the best in the country, and it did not disappoint. There is a sense of increased intensity amongst the drivers, although most of […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Championship chases tighten up for third event of the series

Jul 08, 2016 USPKS-2016-GoPro-Fri
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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 third event of 2016 for the United States Pro Kart Series at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The information will not […]

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Jul 07, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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The second half of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Presented by MG Tires begins this weekend as the program hosts Round Five and Six at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. In the four-year history of the series, it has traveled to ‘NASCAR country’, with all three previous editions serving […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 1

Craig holds top spot as Jarsocrak closes in

Jul 06, 2016 Jake Craig leads the TaG Driver Rankings - currently with no official ride for the rest of the season (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 season is becoming one of the young guns, as we are seeing a number of rookie and sophomore Senior level drivers climbing their way up the podium across North America. Unlike Stock Moto, it is rare to see an elder driver, let alone someone in the 30’s racing toward the front of the […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July

Musgrave’s lead remains intact over Griffin

Jul 05, 2016 Billy Musgrave is the target for all Stock Moto drivers in the EKN Driver Rankings (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The season is at the halfway point as the month of July hits. The next five months will decide who is the best drivers of the 2016 season. To this point, some drivers are still banking on their results from 2015 while others are utilizing the opportunities thus far in 2016 to help their championship […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – June 30

Peel remains top driver as total nears 1,000 racers in North America

Jul 04, 2016 Barry Peel (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Last March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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Jun 30, 2016 (Photo: Tubay Yabut)
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Round 2 of the KPX Karting Championship, powered by Briggs & Stratton, took place at beautiful Simraceway in Sonoma. KPX and Simraceway teamed together to put on a flawless show with everything running smoothly. The drivers put on an unforgettable show with an unbelievable amount of passing that kept the fans on the fence anticipating […]

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Jun 30, 2016 Gus Traeder
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The karting world lost a pioneer of the sport with the passing of Clyde ‘Gus’ Traeder on June 13. The 90-year-old resident of Quincy, Illinois was introduced to the industry of karts through his management position at the Montgomery Ward Farm Store. Finding land in West Quincy, Missouri, Traeder opened TNT Kartways with his wife […]

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Behind the Laptop: Taking 4-Cycle Racing Into the New Millennium

Time for all shops, tracks, and clubs to establish a strong base for the sport

Jun 29, 2016 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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There is no doubt that the current craze in the sport of karting is that of Briggs & Stratton 206 racing. In the 90s, it was shifterkart racing, the 2000s were all about Touch-and-Go packages, and this decade thus far has been the resurgence of 4-cycle competition at the sprint tracks of North America. The […]

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Patrick Karting Helping to Guide Racers Up the Motorsports Ladder

New operation focused to provide hands-on training to develop future racing stars

Jun 28, 2016 Patrick Karting logo
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The vast majority in the upper levels of motorsports began their racing career in the sport of karting. Over the many decades of kart racing, there has been no clear path to climb that racing ladder and become a professional race car driver. Patrick Karting was established to help guide those looking to take their […]

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Jun 28, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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Kershaw, South Carolina in June can only mean 1 thing, HEAT!!!!!!! And there was plenty of it this past weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup competitors for their second stop of the 4 race national season. However, with heat index numbers, and sometimes daily temperatures, reaching into the […]

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Jun 27, 2016 (Photo: EDKRA.ca)
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Following on the success of the inaugural 2015 Summer Challenge that saw numerous drivers going home with cash prizes, fully-paid entries to major events throughout North America, the awarding of a ticket to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in DD2 Masters, and most importantly huge smiles on the faces of all of the racers […]

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Jun 27, 2016 Pittsburgh International Race Complex
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The following is a letter from Rok Cup USA director Andre Martins regarding the upcoming event at Pittsburgh International Racing Complex. Both the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series and United States Pro Kart Series are scheduled to travel to the Wampum, Pennsylvania facility during August and September. EKN will be monitoring the situation this coming weekend, […]

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CIK-FIA European Championship: Portugal Report

Portimao launches drivers towards the final sprint for the European titles

Jun 27, 2016 OK_Start(0)
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The Finals in Portimao changed the standings of the European Championship. The race at the Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve was the last but one round of the European CIK-FIA Championship: it will be the last round, scheduled on last weekend of July at Genk in Belgium, to assign the titles of all categories. The OK […]

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Superkarts! USA Address Lingering Questions and Concerns Regarding Impounded Engines and Subsequent Ruling of Findings

Photo comparison and further explanation of the Honda cylinder tech inspection

Jun 24, 2016 SKUSA-16-HPD-Honda-high_res_chamfer_detail-EKN
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Superkarts! USA has been compelled to respond to the ongoing questions surrounding the impounded Honda CR125 cylinders and better clarify the findings and subsequent actions resulting from the examination process. Previous efforts to be discreet have unfortunately backfired, underscoring the need for the series to further elaborate on the events that transpired, based on the […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge to Offer Briggs 206 Classes at Gulf Coast Kartways

Cash purse set up for two Briggs categories set to join class roster for July 8-10 event

Jun 24, 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge logo
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The Texas ProKart Challenge is at the halfway point of the 2016 season, with two events recorded and two more race weekends on the horizon. The next stop is scheduled for July 8-10 at the Gulf Coast Kartways in Katy, Texas with Round Five and Six contested toward the series championship. It will be a […]

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From the Tower: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

Title contenders confirmed as program reaches halfway point

Jun 23, 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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Jun 22, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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If the calendar says June, and it’s Kershaw, South Carolina, then the heat is on!!!!! That’s what many 4 cycle competitors on the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series are preparing for this weekend, as the series takes to the Palmetto State Track for stop #2 on the series. Looking to maintain a hot […]

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