eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – March 2015 – Kyle Kirkwood

Ocala Gran Prix driver secures FWT Rok and Rotax championships

Apr 06, 2015 Kyle Kirkwood - 2015 Florida Winter Tour RMC champion (Photo: Florida Karting Photos)
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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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Return to Buttonwillow for Third Stop of California ProKart Challenge

Action moves backwards for return visit to Buttonwillow as series hosts third round on April 10-11

Apr 03, 2015 Large fields are scheduled for the third round of the California ProKart Challenge on April 10-11 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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It has been a quick and memorable start to the 2015 season for the California ProKart Challenge. The Superkarts! USA flagship regional program got off to a super strong start in February at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, then welcomed 150+ drivers yet again at the Willow Springs International Raceway in March. Now into the month of […]

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Apr 03, 2015 Northwest Gold Cup logo
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One of the longest running regional programs in the United States is set to get the 2015 season underway as the International Kart Federation Region 6 Northwest Gold Cup series has its sights on the Sumas International Motorsports Academy in Sumas, Washington on April 10-12. After a successful 2014 season, the program has additional sponsorship […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Set to Begin 15th Season

Opening rounds of 2015 set for Mid-State Kart Club facility on April 10-12

Apr 02, 2015 The 2015 Route 66 Sprint Series is set for another exciting season with five events to welcome top racers from the Midwest (Photo: Route66kartracing.com)
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A memorable season is set to begin for the Route 66 Sprint Series as the program is ready to host its 15th year. The opening rounds of the five-event weekend program, sponsored by B&B Electric and serves as the Loren Niehaus Memorial event, is set for the Mid-State Kart Club facility in Springfield, Illinois for […]

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Superkarts! USA Announces Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino as New Host Hotel for SuperNationals XIX

Long list of great amenities offered with amazing rates for November event

Apr 02, 2015 SKUSA-SuperNats-Westgate
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The 2015 Superkarts! USA season is shaping up to be another record-breaking and historic year for the sport of karting. The addition of television coverage for the entire SKUSA Pro Tour, thanks to a partnership with CBS Sports Network and Torque.tv, is an unequaled approach to promoting the sport.  The return of SKUSA’s national series […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge 2015 Program Preparing for Opening Weekend

Official SKUSA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge program set to begin new season April 10-12 in Katy

Mar 31, 2015 Texas ProKart Challenge 2015 logo
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The 2015 karting season is ready to get underway in the Lone Star State with the Burger King® Texas ProKart – Texas Barge Rotax Max Challenge Series set to host the opening event of the year. On April 10-12, the fourth season of the program will kickoff at the Gulf Coast Kartway facility in Katy, […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Praga

Historic name continues building stature in karting market

Mar 30, 2015 Showroom-Praga
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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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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Italkart

Silver anniversary for brand made popular and successful by Italian Motors

Mar 27, 2015 Italkart-Showroom
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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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Operation Grassroots: WKA Gold Cup’s Sean Meier

Team Coyote driver set to defend Pro Gas title

Mar 26, 2015 Sean Meier (Photo: Michele Noseworthy Travis)
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Everywhere we travel these days, no matter what the track or the series, we inevitably get into a discussion about the merits of the Briggs LO206 engine and how it’s brought the fun back into karting.  Sometimes we’re talking to a national team tuner, who was a top gun himself in the 2000s, but now […]

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EKN Driver Diary: TJ Koyen – Midwest Indoor Nationals

Playing in the dirt for veteran sprint kart racer from Wisconsin

Mar 25, 2015 TJ Koyen (Photo: Rutster Photography)
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eKartingNews.com has a number of loyal and helpful members of the EKN Community on the Forums. TJ Koyen is one of them. The son of KartLift and DeepSeat owner Tim Koyen, TJ is the owner of Oktane Visual and has been karting for 13 years. Koyen has raced from club, regional to the national level […]

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Preview: 2015 World Karting Association Gold Cup

Four-cycle program ready to pull the recoil on a new season

Mar 24, 2015 The 2015 WKA Gold Cup series begins this weekend in Jacksonville (Photo: Double Vision Photography - Carl Barnes)
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The opening round of this year’s World Karting Association Gold Cup Presented by RLV Tuned Exhaust is on the docket for this coming weekend (March 27-29) at the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. The WKA’s traveling four-cycle program is primed for a big year, with growth across the board and what is very […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series Winter Champions Decided in Jacksonville

Myers, Lemke and Holden to represent series at IAME International Final in France

Mar 23, 2015 IAME Junior championship podium with title winner Brandon Lemke (Photo: Double Vision Photography - Carl Barnes)
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The 2015 Florida Pro Kart Series winter program came to a close at the historic 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. The March 13-15 weekend hosted the fifth and sixth rounds of the championship, with a number of prizes and cash payouts on the line for the racers in categories ranging from the Briggs […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – February 2015 – Sting Ray Robb

Idaho driver goes 5 for 5 on podiums - including two wins while competing at three different events in three different states

Mar 23, 2015 Sting Ray Robb scored five podium results in five races, including two victories for the month of February (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 One-on-One: Briggs Racing’s David Klaus

Q&A on their exciting new Weekly Racing Series

Mar 20, 2015 Briggs 206 Weekly Racing Series logo
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For many in the karting industry, there is a renewed sense of optimism and a real momentum for the better.  Growth at the grassroots level has been exciting, and we expect to see this continue exponentially as the season rolls on.  The exploding interest in the Briggs Local Option 206 crate motor program has opened […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma – Part 2

Exciting winter season comes to a close with years of hard work paying off for drivers and teams

Mar 19, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas came to a close this past weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Picture perfect weather greeted the competitors all weekend, setting the stage for what was yet another spectacular and dramatic finish to one of the premier international Rotax Max Challenge programs in the […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma – Part 1

Dramatic finish to series leaves us with questions on cheating and controversy

Mar 18, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas came to a close this past weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Picture perfect weather greeted the competitors all weekend, setting the stage for what was yet another spectacular and dramatic finish to one of the premier international Rotax Max Challenge programs in the […]

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Superkarts! USA Pro Tour Confirms CBS Sports Network Coverage for 2015

All three national events to be televised on growing cable sports network

Mar 17, 2015 SKUSA-CBS-ProTour
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Although it’s been only two weeks since the announcement of a $150,000-plus prize package for the 2015 SKUSA Pro Tour, Superkarts! USA is thrilled to announce that it has taken a major step forward in promoting the sport of karting by making a massive investment in television coverage for its national program. The entire three-race […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma Sunday Report

Selliken, Robb, Bonilla and Cook set to join Team USA at Rotax Grand Finals after claiming series titles

Mar 15, 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 Champions (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The final day of competition for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas went into the books after another beautiful day of weather at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The six categories competing on the year provided excitement to the very end, as only two championships were provisionally clinched after Saturday’s round of […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma Saturday Report

Choquer and Durrant win thriller feature races while Falcone, LaRoque and Ilavia sweep day

Mar 14, 2015 Bryce Choquer won a thriller in the Senior Max Final (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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As with any series finale, championships are on the line this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center for rounds five and six of this year’s Rotax Challenge of the Americas.  Saturday’s event would serve to clear up the overall picture of the point races, showing that two competitors have all but clinched their respective […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Sonoma Friday Report

Shocking disqualifications shake up championship battles

Mar 13, 2015 Luke Selliken posted the fast lap in Friday's Final Practice session for Senior Max (Photo: EKN)
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With the final two rounds of this year’s Rotax Challenge of the America coming up this weekend, today’s practice sessions at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center carried a heightened air of tension.  Along with the six individual championships come four berths onto Team USA for the title winners in Junior, Senior, Masters and DD2, so […]

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