2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: CRG

Famed brand continues to evolve, beginning with new era in North America

May 19, 2015 Showroom-CRG
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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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May 18, 2015 AKR logo
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The worst time to realize that you are missing that one critical tool is when you are at the track. Acceleration Kart Racing has developed a list of the top 10 great karting tools that will make your day at the race track go smoother. Piston Stop This tool threads into your spark plug hole […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – April 2015 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver claims three of four Junior feature wins at USPKS opener

May 18, 2015 Lemke driving to victory in the Leopard Junior class on Saturday at the USPKS opener (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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Superkarts! USA SpringNationals Broadcast Set for May 20 on CBS Sports Network

First of two race highlight shows to cover Round #1 action from Phoenix

May 15, 2015 The first broadcast coverage show from the SKUSA SpringNationals will air on May 20 on the CBS Sports Network (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In its continuing efforts to improve its program during the off-season, Superkarts! USA throttled up its commitment to national television exposure by furthering its important partnership with Torque.TV and the CBS Sports Network.  The growing sports channel will air the entire Fikse Wheels Pro Tour in prime time, putting the sport of karting in front […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – May 15

Myers and Jarsocrak leap over Craig to begin new season

May 15, 2015 AJ Myers has moved into the #1 position in the EKN TaG Driver Rankings (Photo: USPKS - Kathy Churchill)
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Looking at the top-25 drivers in the newest release of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings, the drivers included are no question the best in North America. Any one of the 25 pilots are capable of winning any race they enter, from the regional level to the big stage. With four months of racing into the […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – May 14

Leesmann returns to top of order as new season begins

May 14, 2015 New EKN Driver Rankings #1 Stock Moto driver Fritz Leesmann (Photo: EKN)
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The 2015 racing season is well underway with the winter programs in the books, and most regional and national series kicking off over the last two months. The eKartingNews.com Stock Moto Driver Rankings ended with UK driver Jordon Lennox on top of the standings thanks to his five straight victories on the SKUSA Fikse Wheels […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Prepares For Return To Nations Heartland

Badger Kart Club facility set to host third round of series

May 13, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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When the 2015 National Schedule was released for the Bridgestone/Mazda Manufacturers Cup Series months ago, possibly one of the most eye-catching venues was stop #3 on the tour, returning the 2-cycle program to the nations heartland in May to Briggs and Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin, not only home of the Badger Kart Club, […]

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Adkins Raceway Park Comes Back to Life

Historic karting facility in Ohio has rebirth thanks to racers, set for May 31 reopening

May 12, 2015 Adkins Raceway Park-Building
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Written by Randy Kugler and David Cole May 31 will mark the rebirth of one of the most historic karting venues in the country, Adkins Raceway Park. Located in Port Washington, Ohio, a facelift around the facility and new concrete on most of the course, it is an exciting time for the Adkins family and […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver takes on first ever Pro Tour event in shifterkart

May 11, 2015 Kyle Kalish (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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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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May 08, 2015 From the Tower-SKUSA SpringNats
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A new era began for the Superkarts! USA organization with the presentation of the Fikse Wheels Pro Tour hosting the sixth annual SpringNationals at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. Nearly 200 drivers took part over the three-day weekend, competing in two rounds of racing and beginning the journey to the SuperNationals XIX […]

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ROK CUP USA Announces Long Term Agreement with United States Pro Kart Series

Senior and Junior classes added to growing series

May 07, 2015 USPKS logo
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The ROK Cup USA and United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) are announcing a long-term agreement. This new partnership offers all entrants of the ROK Junior and ROK Senior classes the opportunity to use ROK Vortex engines at the USPKS starting at the next round in June at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Changes Format Heading Into Third Decade

Two heat races to replace qualifying session for Labor Day weekend event, Vintage classes added to regular program

May 06, 2015 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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As it heads into its third decade as one of North America’s premier karting events, the Rock Island Grand Prix is changing its format and going back to its roots for the 21st running of the world’s largest karting street race. This year’s event, September 5-6 in Rock Island, Illinois, will scrap timed qualifying in […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SpringNationals Sunday Report

Askew promoted to victory in TaG Senior, as Dreezen and others earn double victories for the weekend

May 04, 2015 In a controversial Final, Oliver Askew was awarded the victory Sunday (Photo: EKN)
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The capper of the Superkarts! USA SpringNationals doubleheader in Phoenix featured heightened intensity and a long list of the best drivers in the country.  The second round of the Fikse Wheels Pro Tour offered the paddock a chance at either redemption, or a continuation of success, depending on each driver’s Saturday results.  The mercury eased […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SpringNationals Saturday Report

Dreezen and Pagano lead a number of drivers earning their first series victories

May 02, 2015 Belgian driver Rick Dreezen scored victory in his S1 Pro debut (Photo: EKN)
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For the 190+ drivers in the Phoenix Kart Racing Association paddock, success in the opening round of the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour would require the mastery of many factors, including the high heat, the massive grip and the deep competition that dominated the day. Each pilot on the SKUSA SpringNationals grid was challenged […]

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May 01, 2015 SKUSA SpringNats-Fri-Fikse
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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 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals at PKRA in Glendale, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews […]

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From the Tower: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Third season of program begins in North Carolina

May 01, 2015 From the Tower-USPKS-GoPro
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series opened up at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. Following a solid day of practice on Friday, the over 180 entries per day battled raining conditions on Saturday before things dried out on Sunday. Tight racing was contested in the three TaG divisions, along with the four […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SpringNationals Preview – Part 3

Large field in TaG Senior set for battle, as S1 continues to welcome international stars

Apr 30, 2015 SpringNats 2015
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The 2015 season for the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour is set to begin at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The sixth season of the organization’s championship series is reaching new heights, welcoming new title sponsor Fikse Wheels, full television coverage thanks to a partnership with CBS Sports Network and Torque.tv, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SpringNationals Preview – Part 2

New crop of contenders in S2 as former champions set to square off in TaG Master and S4

Apr 29, 2015 SpringNats 2015
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The 2015 season for the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour is set to begin at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The sixth season of the organization’s championship series is reaching new heights, welcoming new title sponsor Fikse Wheels, full television coverage thanks to a partnership with CBS Sports Network and Torque.tv, […]

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Apr 28, 2015 SpringNats 2015
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The 2015 season for the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour is set to begin at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The sixth season of the organization’s championship series is reaching new heights, welcoming new title sponsor Fikse Wheels, full television coverage thanks to a partnership with CBS Sports Network and Torque.tv, […]

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Apr 28, 2015 CIK FIA Bulletin_40_CIK
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After thorough on-track testing, in varied situations reflecting race conditions as closely as possible, the CIK-FIA has now validated the new definition of the front fairing mounting kit in a bid to institute greater sportsmanship and respect in karting Competitions by punishing bad behaviour. As from Monday 4 May 2015, the front fairing mounting kit […]

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