Feb 03, 2015 SKUSA SuperNats CBS Sports Network TorqueTV
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Superkarts! USA has announced the broadcast dates for the television coverage of the SuperNationals XVIII. Just prior to the November event in Las Vegas, SKUSA confirmed a deal with CBS Sports Network and Torque.TV to film the 18th edition of the SuperNationals, with a goal of extending the partnership into 2015 and beyond. From the […]

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EKN One-on-One: Glenn Biggs – Florida Pro Kart Series

Momentum rolling to second event for burgeoning winter program

Feb 03, 2015 Glenn Biggs
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If there is a flurry of kart racing activity these days, it can definitely be found in the state of Florida.  There is racing being held nearly every weekend right now, through to the end of March, as the Florida Winter Tour has two weekends booked each month to run their Rotax and Rok Cup […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Birel ART

New era in the sport begins in 2015 as one of the biggest brands merges with reputable operation

Feb 02, 2015 Showroom-Birel ART
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘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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Jan 31, 2015 2015 24 Hours of America - Trey Shannon - Pre Race
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Preview

Guinness World Record driver taking on two solo drivers, and 25 teams in endurance event at Daytona International Speedway

Jan 30, 2015 Racing for Tourettes logo
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Merlin

‘Merlin Nation’ going strong into second decade in United States market

Jan 29, 2015 Showroom-Merlin
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘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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24 Hours of America Welcomes Three Solo Drivers to Battle for Victory

Endurance Karting hosting 28 entries at Daytona International Speedway this weekend

Jan 28, 2015 24 Hours of America logo
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The United States is home to several high profile endurance races that racers from around the world want to win. The 12 Hours of Sebring, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and the 25 Hours of Thunderhill are all at the top of any endurance racers bucket list. Karting even has the RoboPong 200, which normally […]

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Road Racing 4 Life: The Read Family

Karting has made my family a close family

Jan 28, 2015 Lindsay and Brad Read
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Karting is a not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Road Racing is a segment of the sport that may not enjoy the glitz and glamour of sprint racing, but it remains a crucial component that gives driver the unique opportunity to take on race car tracks all across the country. Road racing dates back […]

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Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge Begins in Homestead

OGP’s Kirkwood and Garrison win Senior, Tony Kart dominates Junior with Robb and Gangi victorious, Lennox doubles in Birel ART debut

Jan 27, 2015 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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A new era began last weekend as the inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA series kicked off the program, which is now under the guidance of MAXSpeed Entertainment. The second half of the 2015 FWT campaign was completed this past weekend, as the Rotax Max Challenge formula took its turn circulating the […]

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EKN One-on-One: Wesley Boswell

Former SuperNationals champion continues shaping the future stars of the sport

Jan 26, 2015 Wesley Boswell
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Wesley Boswell is possibly one of the most recognizable faces that you see in the karting paddock at the national level. It could be a WKA or USPKS race on the east coast, or a Superkarts! USA Pro Tour or Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in the west. The sure bet is that Boswell […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup

Sophomore season of Midwest four-cycle series focused on low cost, great competition and large fields

Jan 23, 2015 206 Cup logo Briggs
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After successfully introducing the Briggs and Stratton 206 engine at their local club in 2010 and then phasing completely to the motor package in 2013, 206 Cup series founders Steve Vermeer and Greg Jasperson saw an opportunity in the new spec engine from Milwaukee. They envisioned a traveling series that club racers could afford, with […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Parolin

Successful Italian chassis manufacturer continues development of family-owned brand

Jan 22, 2015 Showroom-Parolinv4
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘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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Alan Rudolph Launches His Own Driving School and Takes Ownership in New Texas Racing Complex

Huge name in the karting industry set for fresh start in Texas

Jan 21, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Changing the motorsports and karting market in Texas, SpeedsportZ Racing Park, part of the Grand Texas project, is pleased to announce a new face and name to their growing operation. Stepping up to the plate as a Co-Owner in the facility as well as President and Operations Manager, Alan Rudolph is set to make the move […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – December 2014 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports driver opens WKA series with victory at Daytona KartWeek

Jan 20, 2015 Brandon Lemke on top of the Yamaha Junior podium at the WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014 event (Photo: Brandon Lemke Racing)
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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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Inaugural Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA Program Opens in Homestead

Number of double race winners highlights weekend outside Miami

Jan 19, 2015 (Photo: Florida Winter Tour)
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The inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA presented by MG Tires took place at the Homestead Karting facility, just south of the Miami beaches in Homestead, Florida. A total of 156 drivers took part in the first ever FWT event promoted by the MAXSpeed Entertainment after longtime promoter Bill Wright stepped down, […]

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Record Attendance Highlights Florida Pro Kart Series Opener

First round enjoys big names, motivated teams and over 110 unique racers

Jan 16, 2015 The Florida Pro Kart Series welcomed over 110 competitors at the opening weekend (Photo: Florida Pro Kart Series)
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The atmosphere was all smiles and high-fives at the Palm Beach Karting Center last weekend, as the Florida Pro Kart Series began its first season of winter competition.  The addition of new teams and supportive partners resulted in a stellar turnout of over 110 unique competitors for the two-day event and the future is looking […]

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Operation Grassroots: Racers Take Lead on Growing Briggs LO206 at Club Level

A time for change leads competitors to an exciting season at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jan 16, 2015 The LO206 classes at New Castle Motorsports Park were among the largest and most competitive in 2014 (Photo: New Castle Motorsports Park)
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Although it’s taking place outside the sightlines of those racing on the club level – the foundation of the sport – there is a little turmoil bubbling away in the karting industry regarding national level racing. A new power struggle is now fully in play, one involving sanctioning bodies, manufacturers, importers and race promoters, as […]

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EKN TV: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 On-Board with Paul Bonilla

Masters Max racing in full effect at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 15, 2015 EKN OnBoard-COTA-Paul Bonilla
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas edition kicked off last weekend in Tucson, Arizona. Over 100 karters converged on the Musselman Honda Circuit, which produces some of the best racing seen in the United States. The premier winter series on the west coast is once again providing four tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals, […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

A weekend of firsts as series begins its eighth season

Jan 14, 2015 COTA-Tucson-2015-Tower
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Thanks to our popular EKN Trackside Live program, we spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column provides us with the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the interesting stories develop over […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014

Young TaG champion makes move to shifterkarts for upcoming season

Jan 13, 2015 Kyle Kalish (Photo: Florida Karting Photos)
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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