Jun 16, 2016 RIGP 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced that this year’s open shifter King of the Street race sponsored by MG Tires will honor the memory of former Superkarts! USA executive Jim Murley who died earlier this year of cancer. Rock Island will also continue to race in memory of local karter and multiple Rock Island […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Preview

Father’s Day weekend in Wisconsin as program travels back to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 16, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - USPKS)
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The 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires resumes as the program travels to the US Air Motorsports Raceway this weekend. Following a successful weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park last month, the eight-round championship series travels north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the second straight year on Father’s Day […]

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Changing Weather Tests Texas ProKart Challenge Drivers in Oklahoma

Dry and wet conditions for Superkarts! USA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors at Oklahoma Motorsports Complex

Jun 15, 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge logo
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The 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge program traveled into Sooner nation with the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex hosting Round Three and Four on June 10-12. Considered among the most challenging courses in North America, the Norman, Oklahoma circuit welcomed the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs as the chase […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – June 10

2016 program begins with Tony Kart remaining as top brand in North America

Jun 15, 2016 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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The 2016 karting season is nearing the halfway point with a busy first five months in the books. The many kart tracks across the United States and Canada are welcoming racers every weekend, enjoying the sport we all love. On the national scene, 22 events have been completed that count toward the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship […]

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Repeat Winners Highlight Route 66 Sprint Series Weekend in Shawano

Pesek and Hotz double up in headline categories as series returns to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 14, 2016 Dakota Pesek did the double again in Yamaha Senior (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66SprintSeries.com)
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The Route 66 Sprint Series made a return trip to the uncharacteristic US Air Motorsports Raceway for the second stop of the 2016 program. The Shawano, Wisconsin facility is among the most unique and challenging karting circuits in North America, if not the world, at 1.1-mile long with multiple elevation changes. Now into its 16th […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: May 2016 – Braden Eves

Ohio driver triumphs at SKUSA SpringNationals and United States Pro Kart Series

Jun 13, 2016 Eves recorded his first SKUSA Pro Tour victory at the SpringNationals, and is the current X30 Senior point leader (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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WKA and United States Pro Kart Series Compile 2017 Schedules

Two organizations looking ahead to next season for premier and secondary programs

Jun 10, 2016 WKA USPKS-logo
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As the leading website in the sport, eKartingNews.com has been given an exclusive look at the schedules for the World Karting Association and United States Pro Kart Series programs for 2017. The long-standing sanctioning body and race promoter Mark Coats have compiled season schedules, all with their racers in mind. Over-lapping schedules have been an […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday, June 10

Jamie Sieracki - Back in the Seat - SKUSA SpringNationals

Jun 10, 2016 Sieracki drove to victory in his X30 Master debut at the SKUSA SpringNationals (Photo: EKN)
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Amidst all the tension and stress that comes with any major national karting event these days, there are also numerous stories throughout the paddock that remind us all of the passion that resides outside the track boundaries. A case in point is Franklin Motorsports’ Jamie Sieracki, the lifelong kart racer and industry member who during […]

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EKN One-on-One: Nathan Thibodeaux – Tri-C Karters

SoCal focusing on affordable classes and fun atmosphere

Jun 09, 2016 Tri-C Karters-Trophies
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If you talk to people in the karting industry or in the community, on the whole, and ask them what part of the sport we need to work on, they’ll all tell you we should be focusing on the foundation.  If karting is viewed as a pyramid, with national competition making up a small 10% […]

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Old and Young Victorious in Sonoma for California ProKart Challenge

White returns to defend home track in S1 as rookie Hays triumphs in X30 Senior

Jun 09, 2016 Veteran Ron White notched victory in his first start of 2016 in the S1 Pro division (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The 2016 season resumed for the California ProKart Challenge as the program traveled north to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center facility in Sonoma, California for another record-breaking event. The Superkarts! USA flagship regional program welcomed over 180 drivers on the ‘Reverse National’ layout over the two-day event (June 3-4). Racing was a mix of everything, […]

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Patrick Olsen: My First Road Racing Experience

Sprint racer takes in first ‘laydown’ weekend at Blackhawk Farms Raceway

Jun 08, 2016 Patrick Olsen taking on the Blackhawk Farms Raceway, driving a laydown for the first time (Photo: Cass Bass Martin)
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The following is a first-hand experience of a veteran sprint racer driving a laydown road racing kart for the first time. Road racing – or ‘enduro’ karting – has been part of the sport dating back to the late 50s and early 60s when the sport was evolving outside of the parking lots and purpose-built […]

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Jun 07, 2016 EKNTV-AamirHyder-WKA-NRRS-Summit Point
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A 30-minute game of chess at 100mph with seven of your fellow racers. That’s exactly what road racing is in the Stock Honda category at the World Karting Association National Road Racing Series. The program hosted the third event of the 2016 season at the Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, West Virginia. The […]

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SKUSA Bulletin: 2016 SummerNationals Registration Opening June 9

Online pre-registration opens for second SKUSA Pro Tour event this Thursday evening

Jun 07, 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour 2016-logo
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to continue on July 22-24 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the second straight year that the SummerNationals will travel to the New Castle, Indiana facility, following its successful debut with the SKUSA Pro Tour in 2015. Coming off a record number […]

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Superkarts! USA Statement: Stock Moto Engine Impound Report

Non-compliant components identified, additional technical inspection procedures added

Jun 06, 2016 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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As one of the core components of our class structure, the purity of the Stock Honda program has always remained a priority for Superkarts! USA. We believe that it is our responsibility to protect the formula against the continuous competitive push for engine development within our technical rule set. Our entire technical staff have heard […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – May 31

Second season of ‘grassroots’ driver standings expands - Gulf Coast Karters’ Peel opens year in #1 position

Jun 06, 2016 Barry Peel (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Last March, 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 up 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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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – May 27

Craig leaps over Jarsocrak to retake #1 spot

Jun 03, 2016 Jake Craig (Photo: EKN)
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The race for the #1 position in the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings is well underway. Five months into the 2016 season is now in the books, with a percentage of drivers taking advantage of the first half of the year and others still looking for better results. Dating back to the end of May 2015 […]

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Jun 02, 2016 eshifter kart af radiator 13z
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The product roster at the storefront of the Garden City, Idaho business eShifterKart.com continues to grow. This growing operation added the CKR chassis lineup prior to the 2016 season, ramping up with an east coast dealer in March to expand the brands exposure. Now, owner James O’Brien and the eShifterKart staff have reached a deal […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – May 27

Musgrave extends lead as Griffin becomes top challenger

Jun 02, 2016 Billy Musgrave (Photo: EKN)
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The eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings is beginning to adjust for the new season, removing the beginning races from last year. The transition in the 12-month period in which events are counted toward the best six races for each driver in the Stock Moto category are shuffling up the order toward the top of the standings. As […]

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EKN One-on-One: Scott Sutton – Summit Motorsports Management

Rebirth of a karting facility at Centennial Airport in Denver

Jun 01, 2016 Anthony Sclafani (Director of Engineering), Kyle Cohrs (Director of Operations), Kristine Gahnstrom (Director of Human Resources), Scott Sutton (President & CEO), Greg Welch (Performance Division Manager), Allie Farner (Director of Events), Jaime Palmucci (Director of Marketing), Adam Schlosser (Director of Finance)
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There was a time in the mid-2000s when the state of Colorado was a model for regional karting in the United States.  A handful of tracks had banded together to promote the sport, run similar classes and co-promote the Colorado Sprint Championship that drew big numbers and created incredible excitement.  People were taking notice from […]

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Matt Jaskol: Watching Indianapolis 500 History from the Beginning to the End

A span of 16 years brings three people together in Victory Circle at Indy

May 31, 2016 The paths of Bryan Herta, Alexander Rossi and Matt Jaskol spans 16 years to the Victory Circle at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: Matt Jaskol)
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The following are words directly from veteran karter and racer Matt Jaskol. The Las Vegas resident has been involved in the sport for over three decades, including a victory at the SKUSA SuperNationals in 1998. Jaskol was among the many drivers fighting their way up the motorsports ladder after a successful career in karting. Matt […]

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