Apr 18, 2017
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The start of this year’s KPX Karting Championship took place in Prairie City, CA at their beautiful All Star Karting facility. The track layout was the famous thirteen turn ‘Grand Prix’ configuration. Round one of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton Racing posted record numbers with a total of 119 entries. The […]

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Apr 18, 2017
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Two-time Superkarts! USA SuperNationals S1 Pro winner and defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Daniel Formal has confirmed with EKN that he is departing from DRT Racing. For the past four seasons, Formal has been an official team driver in the squad’s fleet of the DR Karts, competing at national and regional events, highlighted by his […]

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Apr 17, 2017
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WKA has been in consultation with Bridgestone regarding the concerns that arose at the WKA Winter Cup event in Ocala. Recognizing a need to take action Bridgestone’s kart product manager stated, “It’s unfortunate our valued karting customers experienced performance differences of YLC compound tires between the two logo version tires (“new” and “old”), and that […]

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2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge Ready to Go Green with New Classes, New Prizes

Northwest championship series evolving for upcoming season with continued focus on customer feedback and increased SKUSA and IAME partnership

Apr 14, 2017
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Can-Am Karting Challenge promoter Mike Rolison is extremely excited about his series as the 2017 season nears, as the program will evolve significantly heading into the new year.  Rolison has spent the last two months on the road attending different karting events with his team, and he’s used that time to study the current landscape […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

Curtain closes on tenth season of premier west coast winter series

Apr 14, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out this past weekend, running the final two rounds of the 2017 championship program at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California circuit is one of my favorite destinations. The location is one of kind, nestled on the side of Sears Point, looking out […]

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Apr 13, 2017
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The following is a column from racer and announcer Xander Clements, who competed at the first round of the United States Pro Kart Series on April 7-9 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The first event of the 2017 season for the program marked the debut of the ‘pushback’ nose, which has been […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Kicks Off 2017 in Mooresville

Fifth season opens up at GoPro Motorplex with new and returning winners

Apr 12, 2017
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On April 7-9, the United States Pro Kart Series – presented by FIKSE Wheels and MG Tires – opened up its fifth season with the opening rounds of the championship series at the GoPro Motorplex. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility hosted the series opener for the fourth time, welcoming 113 entries per day in the […]

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Ocala Gran Prix to Offer Trade In Program for All Local Series Participants

Trade your complete Rotax FR125 in for a brand new IAME X30

Apr 11, 2017
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This past weekend during the second event of the Ocala Gran Prix Spring/Summer Local Series, Ocala Gran Prix’s own Jorge Arellano announced a trade in program for all series participants. Becoming an IAME engine dealer late in 2016, the powerhouse race team and industry-leading company is pleased to offer a trade in program for all […]

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Apr 11, 2017
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The following is a commentary from racer and race official Morgan Healey. The Florida native was long-time member of the Ocala Gran Prix race team and, most recently, an official with the MAXSpeed Entertainment group. She, like many others, has grown up in the sport of karting, from a child to now a young adult. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sunday Report

RPG takes three headline victories with Ritter, Cleavelin and Greenemeier

Apr 09, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out with championship Sunday at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Sunny skies greeted the Sonoma, California facility after three straight days of wet weather to the much welcome of those in the paddock. For a select few, history was on the brink with the results […]

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

Cleavelin clinches Masters title with fifth victory, Lew uses local knowledge for Junior victory

Apr 08, 2017
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Excitement and controversy seems to follow the Challenge of the Americas each and every time the program visits the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Somoma, California. The 10th anniversary season is completing this weekend in ‘wine country’ with Round Five and Six contested on the popular circuit in Northern California. Wet weather tested the competitors […]

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Apr 07, 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 Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The information will not be seen anywhere […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

10th season closes this weekend at Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Apr 07, 2017
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The 10th season for Challenge of the Americas closes out this weekend with the final two rounds of the championship chase to be contested at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility has been part of the premier winter karting series on the left coast since the beginning in 2008, hosting the finale […]

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United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Preview

Fifth season to begin where it all began in 2013

Apr 05, 2017
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In April 2013, the United States Pro Kart Series held its inaugural event at the then Mooresville Motorplex in North Carolina. Heavy rains hampered the event, however, a solid group of racers accounting for 122 entries took part in the seven categories on the weekend. The series would carry the momentum to become one of […]

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Apr 05, 2017
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Word came across the newsdesk this morning about the passing of Kyle Adkins. The legendary karter went in his sleep, confirmed by his son Brandon Adkins. Kyle recently had heart surgery, the same day his brother Tony Adkins passed away from a long battle with cancer. EKN will have more on the life of Kyle […]

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NCK Holds Corkscrew Spring Nationals at Laguna Seca

New two-day event becomes ‘bucket list’ check-off for a number of karters

Apr 03, 2017
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It was a big announcement and it sent many racers scrambling to look at their travel calendars. Last August, Northern California Karters (NCK) announced that they would be promoting a new two-day karting-only event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The historic course in Monterey, California has hosted karting events throughout its history, most recently when […]

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COTA Clarification: A Statement from Andy Seesemann

Business as usual for Challenge of the Americas in Sonoma

Mar 31, 2017
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EKN has received an email clarification from Challenge of the Americas promoter Andy Seesemann, in response to this morning’s announcement made my BRP-Rotax regarding the stats of Rotax product distribution on events in the United States moving forward. It is published here, in its entirety. – Editor As you might have seen, news has been […]

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Industry Insider: March 31, 2017

First quarter of 2017 season a success for number of operations and brands

Mar 31, 2017
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The karting business is open 24 hours a day, 365 days throughout the year. In the past, there were times when many saw an off-season, with little to no business conducted. Those times have past, with the sport busy with action and events all 12 months out of the year. This keeps the industry busy […]

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Mar 31, 2017
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Gunskirchen, March 31, 2017 – BRP-Rotax announced today the mutually agreed termination of the business relationship between BRP-Rotax and MAXSpeed Group, the authorized Rotax distributor in the United States of America and Caribbean, and the interim takeover by SRA Karting, Canada, effective as of April 12, 2017. BRP-Rotax would like to affirm that the Rotax […]

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Trinity Karting Group Adds Birel ART to Product Lineup

Ohio-based team excited to partner with PSL Karting to offer WKA Man Cup support

Mar 30, 2017
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During the off-season, Trinity Karting Group officially confirmed the expansion of their program to include the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour and WKA Winter Cup.  The addition of these series to Team TKG’s schedule of WKA Manufacturers Cup and KRA club events at New Castle has positioned the operation as a major player on the East […]

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