EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend Preview – Part 1

Yamaha divisions continue providing exciting racing heading into Michiana Raceway Park

Jun 18, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series returns to action this weekend, hosting Round Three and Four at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. This weekend’s race, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, will see over 130 entries each day as four TaG and four Yamaha divisions continue their championship battles that […]

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EKN One-on-One: MAXSpeed Group’s Richard Boisclair

United States Rotax distribution company entering fourth year, continuing to focus on growth

Jun 17, 2014 Richard Boisclair
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Rotax racing in the United States entered a new era at the end of 2010 when the new MAXSpeed Group took over the reigns of the United States distribution of Rotax products and administration of the US Rotax Max Challenge. Now entering the fourth year, Rotax continues growth throughout the United States and has experienced […]

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Ardigo and Dale Open Up CIK-FIA KZ/KZ2 European Championships with Victory

From Genk another step towards the European titles

Jun 16, 2014 KZ podium
(Photo: Press.net Images)
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The journey towards the 2014 European CIK-FIA Karting titles is proceeding smoothly. Another important step has just been taken on the circuit near Genk, in Belgium. The Flemish facility hosted the first out of two rounds of the KZ and KZ2 categories and the third out of four round of the KF Championship. The season […]

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University of Miami Global Academy Joins Cold Stone US Grand Nationals and Rotax for Exciting Program

College Preparatory Online Middle and High School to Support Busy Rotax Racers

Jun 13, 2014 UofMiami Global Academy
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Knowing the demands and time constraints that karting and motorsports can put on young drivers and their families, the MAXSpeed Group has partnered with the University of Miami Global Academy online middle school and high school (UMGA). UMGA allows Rotax drivers to continue to compete and train, while receiving a quality education designed for their […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday – June 13

Finding Hidden Gems on the Road

Jun 13, 2014 Morning Coffee-Oswego4
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

After spending a majority of my weekends on the road over the past couple months, it was incredible to finally breath a little at the end of May, staying home for a few days to focus on getting caught up on the business side of EKN.  I knew that I had a little gap in […]

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New Winners Highlight Second Stop of Texas ProKart Challenge

Oklahoma Motorsports Complex provides challenging weekend for Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors

Jun 12, 2014 Jordan Dick put himself in championship contention with a win in S2 Semi-Pro (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The Texas ProKart Challenge – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys – hosted the second event of the 2014 season at the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex on June 6-8. The challenging Norman, Oklahoma circuit welcomed over 100 racers and changing weather conditions. Rainstorms came and went throughout the three-day event, testing […]

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2014 Rotax Grand Finals Circuit Preview

BRP/Rotax Karting releases video of facility and sites of Valencia

Jun 12, 2014 circuitoKartodromoValencia_4
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The 2014 Rotax Grand Finals is set for Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia, Spain on November 25-29. The 15th annual ‘Olympics of Karting’ will welcome racers from all over the world to crown the four world Rotax champions for the season. BRP/Rotax Karting has released a preview video of the new circuit set to […]

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Local Drivers Shine During Round Four of California ProKart Challenge

NorCal drivers gain victories with series return to Sonoma facility

Jun 11, 2014 Superkarts! USA racing returned to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center to host Round Four of the California ProKart Challenge (Photo: dromophotos.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This past weekend marked an exciting return for the Superkarts! USA organization to the historic Sonoma, California area. The Simraceway Performance Karting Center has been home to a number of karting events over the years, including the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour event in April 2010. Superkarts! USA returned to a cheerful, welcoming crowd on June […]

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European KZ Categories and Academy Visit Genk This Weekend

Four Americans enter first events of the 2014 CIK-FIA season with trip to Belgium

Jun 10, 2014 CIK-FIA logo
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New protagonists ready to take part in the European championships of karting. After the first two rounds of the European CIK-FIA KF and KFJ championship, which took place in Italy and Spain, the KZ and KZ2 categories make their debut in the 2014 season, together with the season opener of the Academy Trophy. The appointment […]

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Jun 10, 2014 EKN E logo
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Karting is mourning the loss of 2012 World Karting Association Hall of Fame inductee Norm DeBoever of South Bend, Indiana, who passed away Saturday at his home after a long illness. Norm was the owner of longtime WKA sponsor Target Distributing. Target sponsored a number of series and programs throughout the years, and DeBoever’s company […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – May 2014 – Jake Craig

California driver opens up Superkarts! USA Pro Tour with double win weekend at SpringNationals

Jun 09, 2014 Craig drove to a double-win weekend at the Superkarts! USA SpringNationals (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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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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Karting Shines at Keen Ltd Grand Prix in Bermuda

Bermuda Karting Club hosts fantastic show in return to street racing on the island

Jun 06, 2014 Shifterkarts on the grid for the Keen Ltd Grand Prix in Bermuda (Photo: BERNEWS)
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This past weekend (May 31-June 1), kart racing returned to the well-known Front Street of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, after a 12-year absence. Led by the Bermuda Karting Club  president Scott Barnes and his assembled staff, the race weekend went off without incident as over 40 racers competed in front of thousands of eager […]

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CPI Racing Becomes First American Shop to Import Modena Engines

Rising Italian manufacturer inks deal with Pennsylvania-based operation

Jun 06, 2014 The KK1 motor from Modena Engines will be available from CPI Racing
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Innovation and a desire to win help to develop ground-breaking products. The newest is the creation of Modena Engines as the latest player in the shifterkart engine manufacture battle, and this Italian-made powerplant is now available in the United States. CPI Racing has signed on to become the first American company to the worldwide distribution […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – June 5

2014 program opens up with Tony Kart remaining on top

Jun 05, 2014 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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The calendar is reaching the halfway point for 2014, with racing well underway all across the country. Among those events completed include 11 races counting toward the 2014 eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship. A wide variety of brands have gained points over the opening events of the season, with three-time EKN CC title winner Tony Kart soaring […]

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Morning Coffee: Wednesday – June 4

Rebuilding Road Racing in the Pacific Northwest

Jun 04, 2014 (Photo: Veritas Imagery NW)
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

Back in mid-May, we published an interview with Aaron Stanford, the president of the Puget Sound Road Racing Association in which we discussed their upcoming event at The Ridge, the new facility located just west of Seattle.  Road racing has been struggling in the Pacific Northwest for the last few years, which is disappointing, considering […]

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Championships Take Shape After Stop Two of Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge

Program reaches halfway point following event at McMinnville Kart Track in Oregon

Jun 03, 2014 Defending series champ Jake Craig doubled up in the Senior Max win column (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge continued its 2014 season at the McMinnville Kart Track. The northwestern Oregon facility welcomed teams and drivers from the United States and Canada for the second stop of the series. A total of 80 entries each day took part in the Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA categories around the […]

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Behind the Laptop: Getting Older Doesn’t Mean the Party is Over

Memories last longer then race wins or championship trophies

Jun 02, 2014 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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The expression ‘time flies’ is something I never really understood, as I certainly expected to grow old and eventually not be the ‘young person’ that my parents claim I act like all the time. This winter, I celebrated my 35th birthday. My friends outside the sport of karting do not consider this milestone as significant […]

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SKUSA Competitor Bulletin: Pro Tour SummerNationals Priority Pre-Entry Program Now Open

SpringNationals competitors receive first shot at registration for upcoming Modesto Grand Prix on August 1-3

May 30, 2014 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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Announced prior to this year’s Superkarts! USA SpringNationals, Pro Tour competitors will be able to take advantage of a priority entry for the 2014 SKUSA SummerNationals. Those competitors who took part at the 2014 SKUSA SpringNats at the Dallas Karting Complex this May are being given special access to registration for the next stop on […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – May 23

Musgrave opens season still leading standings over hungry group of drivers

May 29, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Stock Moto category continues to grow in the United States, as evident by the recent Superkarts! USA SpringNationals at the Dallas Karting Complex. Record numbers in the S1 and S2 categories, along with high-profile international entries provided exciting racing over the May weekend, setting up for what is to be a thrilling chase toward […]

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Cold Stone Creamery to Present Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals

Annual event set for Miller Motorsports Park on July 15-20

May 27, 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals 2014 logo
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Always looking to promote the sport to supporters outside the world of karting, MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce that Cold Stone Creamery will be the presenting sponsor of the Rotax MAX Challenge United States Grand Nationals. Dubbed the ‘Cold Stone US Grand Nationals’ and set to take place at Miller Motorsports Park during the […]

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