2017 EKN Chassis Showroom: Fullerton

Famed Terry Fullerton brand making comeback in the United States

Jan 31, 2017
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EKN is excited to offer an exclusive editorial series for our readers – the ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Sunday Report

Taskinen takes first Senior Max victory in wild finish - Cleavelin and MacDermid double up

Jan 29, 2017
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The final day of action went into the books in Tucson, Arizona, completing the first of three events for the 2017 Challenge of the Americas. Each and every time the Challenge visits the Musselman Honda Circuit, we are greeted with a weekend full of great racing. The start to the 10th season of the premier […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Saturday Report

Ritter nabs first big victory as Cleavelin and MacDermid begin path back to Rotax Grand Finals

Jan 28, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas opened up the racing Saturday as the first round of competition took place at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Competitors of Rotax, Honda and Briggs competitors took to the 7/10-mile course for the opening laps of the 2017 season. The weather was a bit warmer […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

Premier west coast winter series gets 10th season underway in Arizona

Jan 27, 2017
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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 2017 Challenge of the Americas opening event at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview

10th season for premier west coast winter series opens at Musselman Honda Circuit

Jan 26, 2017
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For the 10th season, Challenge of the Americas kicks off the racing season on the west coast, set to host the opening rounds of the 2017 championship series. Racers and teams from all over the western half of North America are converging on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for the first two rounds […]

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Jan 25, 2017
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Karting was created and founded in the United States over 60 years ago in Southern California. Many chassis, engines, and products have been manufactured coast-to-coast throughout the six decades, and continue to this day. Zero Error Racing is among the ‘Made in the USA’ companies that support motorsports, and most recently karting, with unique products […]

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EKN One-on-One: Michael Burrell – USAC Karting

Long-time motorsports sanctioning body diving in with two major karting events for 2017

Jan 24, 2017
Written by David Cole | 3 Comment

The USAC name has been a big part of the motorsports industry since 1956. The United States Auto Club is one of the sanctioning bodies of auto racing in the United States, and a founding member of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States (ACCUS). USAC is known widely as the sanctioning body for […]

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IAME KA100: The Future for Grassroots 2-Cycle Karting?

Three-year-old engine ready to make debut in United States during 2017 season

Jan 23, 2017
Written by David Cole | 7 Comment

The saying goes like this…‘speed costs money’. The more money you spend, the faster you can go. Karting is no different, as a wide range of speeds and costs are available when you want to hit the race track. The sport provides an incredible option for people searching to fill that need for the adrenaline […]

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Jan 20, 2017
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The online store at CometKartSales.com is among the largest in the United States and around the world. Based in Greenfield, Indiana, the family-owned business has been supporting the karting industry since 1959 when Emerson ‘Diz’ Dismore opened up his garage part-time as a dealer for ‘Comet’ karts. Today, the company offers everything you need for […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: December 2016 – Corey Towles

Comet Eagle driver defends home turf for second straight year at WKA Daytona KartWeek

Jan 19, 2017
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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 One-on-One: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

Program hosting 10th season this winter, helping shape karting stars of today and tomorrow

Jan 18, 2017
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Over the past nine seasons, Rotax racers on the West Coast of the United States and Canada have enjoyed one of the best series in North America – the Challenge of the Americas.  Promoter Andy Seesemann and his veteran staff have built a reputation for high-quality events that run smoothly with an enjoyable, easy-going atmosphere […]

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SKUSA to Award X30 International Final Seats to Pro Tour Champions

X30 and Mini Swift title winners to represent Superkarts! USA in France

Jan 17, 2017
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Superkarts! USA is thrilled to announce an exciting new prize component that will be awarded to four of the champions of the 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour. In a partnership with IAME S.p.A. and IAME USA, SKUSA will provide the title winners in the X30 Senior, X30 Junior, X30 Master and Mini Swift classes with a […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Announces 2017 IAME Prize Package

Four drivers to represent series at IAME International Final in 2017

Jan 17, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series, in conjunction with IAME, announces its major prize package for 2017. Headlining the package will be trips to the IAME International Final, to be held in October of 2017. The USPKS championship point leaders after the first three events – in X30 Pro, X30 Junior, and Mini Swift (X30 […]

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Morning Coffee: The Engine Claim Rule

Policing motor parity is a positive approach

Jan 16, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

Now that we’re halfway through January, it’s really starting to feel like the new season is up and running.  The final weeks of 2016 felt like a whirlwind, as we came off a month of preparations that led into our trackside effort for last November’s SKUSA SuperNationals.  It seems like I just left Las Vegas, […]

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Behind the Laptop: State of the Sport – National Programs

What is in store for the 2017 season?

Jan 13, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 season is happening now. In year’s past, it took some time for the racing year to get busy. In today’s world, karting is happening every weekend – 52 weeks a year. No matter where you turn, there is a kart race at the local, regional or national level. Looking ahead to the new […]

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TBT: Challenge of the Americas – Willow Springs 2008

International series began nine years ago this month

Jan 12, 2017
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The Challenge of the Americas is set to kick off its 10th season this month, with the opening event scheduled for January 27-29 at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. It all began nine years ago on the same weekend, under chilly temperatures, at the Willow Springs International Raceway kart track in Rosamond, California. […]

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EKN One-on-One: Buddy Long – World Karting Association

Sanctioning body building toward the future, riding the momentum from Daytona KartWeek

Jan 12, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

For over 40 years, the World Karting Association has been a vital component of the sport’s foundation in the United States.  At one time, the WKA led the way in the management and promotion of all disciplines in the sport, from sanctioning tracks, clubs and regional series to running national championship series in sprint, road […]

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Full Season Scheduled for EKN Live 2017

17 events on coast-to-coast calendar for live broadcast

Jan 11, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 season kicked off just before the calendar turned over on the year with yet another running of the prestigious and popular World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. The three days in Florida played host to the first championship rounds of 2017 Manufacturers Cup Series, as well as the first round of this year’s WKA […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – 2016 Final Rankings – East

South Carolina’s Swygert tops the standings to close out tight chase

Jan 10, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

In March 2015, 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 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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2017 EKN Chassis Showroom: CKR

Successful Italian-made kart looking to grow in North American market

Jan 09, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

EKN is excited to offer an exclusive editorial series for our readers – the ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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