EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2016 24 Hours of America

1227 laps, 854 miles put Racing For Tourette driver on top in NOLA

Mar 23, 2016 Trey Shannon pulling off after winning the Solo division at the 24 Hours of America (Photo: Endurance Karting)
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Driving a kart solo has become somewhat of an annual tradition for me these days. Since my Guinness World Record attempt at New Castle in 2011, I’ve made two more 24 hour record attempts, both indoor, and competed solo in the Endurance Karting 24 Hours of America as a solo driver every year since 2013. […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Prize Package for Tracks and Racers Released

Over $55,000 set to be distributed to Briggs 206 competitors and participating clubs and facilities

Mar 22, 2016 Briggs 206 WRS Weekly Racing Series logo
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American engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton has never wavered in its support of grassroots karting and motorsports, and their 206 powerplant is now the driving force behind a new era in club racing. With the engine rules designed by Briggs themselves and a focus on quality control above and beyond any other karting engine manufacturer, […]

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Mar 21, 2016 PKT-MyChron-5-Mount
Written by David Cole | No Comments

New products come into the sport of karting often. One that is universal among competitors is the MyChron 5 from AiM. The gauge is taking data acquisition to the next level with all new features that racers and mechanics can enjoy. Mounting of the new gauge can be simple for most steering wheels, however, the […]

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Mar 18, 2016 Wet conditions met the racers at the Stars of Karting Race of the Americas in 2006 (Photo: EKN)
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Ten years ago was my second season working for eKartingNews.com. At the time, the Stars of Karting series was at its best, serving as the top national level championship for North America. Made up of five categories, the series was split up into an East championship and West championship with a total of eight events. […]

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Mar 17, 2016 NHKA Logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The NHKA Racing Series serves as a karting program for racers from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, western New York, and part of Canada. The 2016 NHKA schedule begins on April 30, and it will be the start of a new era for karting in the Northeast when the green flag flies at the new […]

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Mar 16, 2016 Briggs 206 WRS Weekly Racing Series logo
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Have you ever wondered where you stand against racers within your state or region?  That is the premise behind the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series. “We wanted to create a program that captured the excitement and fun of 206 racing while supporting our talented local racers and the clubs that are the foundation of […]

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IKF Announces 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals for 2016

North Texas Karters to host event in August

Mar 15, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation and North Texas Karters announces the dates and location for the 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals for 2016: LOCATION: North Texas Karters, Denton, TX TARGET DATES: August 10 – August 14 “It is with great pleasure and excitement I invite all 4 cycle racers from across […]

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Challenge of the Americas Gearing Up for 2016 Finale

Simraceway Performance Karting Center event will mark the final championship rounds on reverse national layout

Mar 15, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The final round of the Challenge of the Americas (COTA) will take place at Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California April 1st to the 3rd. With the points championship coming down to the wire and invites to this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Italy, the weekend promises to be some of the […]

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Chassis Partners for 2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Announced

Birel ART, Praga and Sodikart to provide 360 chassis for world championship

Mar 15, 2016 Rotax Grand Finals 2016 logo
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BRP’s 17th edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) taking place at the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno, Italy from October 16 to 22, 2016 will be supported by its well-known and long-term chassis partners. “We are pleased to announce that our longtime business partners BirelART, IPKarting and Sodikart will supply the […]

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EKN Tournament Challenge Now Open

Contest FREE to karting community with winners to receive EKN swag

Mar 14, 2016 EKN Tournament Challenge logo
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March Madness is upon us and the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship is set to get underway. Offices, college dorms, high school cafeterias, and especially social media is buzzing today with the release of the official bracket for this year’s Road to the Final Four, set for Houston, Texas. Many in the karting community are […]

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Fikse Wheels Named Title Sponsor for United States Pro Kart Series

Custom wheel manufacturer continues support of grassroots motorsports

Mar 14, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series is preparing for the fourth season of competition after experiencing growth in each of the previous three seasons. Another four-event championship schedule at four distinct and popular North America karting circuits from the months of May to September. MG Tires is once again showing its support of the USPKS […]

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SKUSA BULLETIN: 2016 SpringNationals Registration Opening March 15

Online pre-registration opens for first SKUSA Pro Tour event on Tuesday evening

Mar 12, 2016 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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The seventh annual Superkarts! USA SpringNationals is set to kick off this year’s SKUSA Pro Tour on April 29-May 1. An anticipated record turnout is forecasted for the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona, as nine classes begin their run toward championship glory. Registration for this event will open at 7:00 pm PDT (10:00 […]

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Mar 11, 2016 WKA Winter Cup logo
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With Springtime knocking on the door in the Carolinas, a strong contingent of 2 and 4 Cycle competitors converged on GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina for the third and final round of WKA Winter Cup action, as the inaugural season for the newest program of the WKA fold successfully came to a conclusion, with […]

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Former Champions Triumph at Round Two for California ProKart Challenge

Brooks and McNeil earn victories in headline categories for Superkarts! USA regional program at Willow Springs

Mar 10, 2016 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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Nearly 200 drivers once again gathered in Southern California for the second stop of the California ProKart Challenge event on March 4-5. The Willow Springs International Raceway was the site of Round Two of the six-race championship series, featuring 11 Honda and IAME categories for all ages. Weather was a fleeting yet big factor, as […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – February 2016 – Mike Jones

Dallas Karting Complex / Sodi Kart pilot in driver’s seat for COTA Masters Max title

Mar 08, 2016 Mike Jones won both Masters Max Finals in Phoenix to lead the Challenge of the Americas championship chase (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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BREAKING NEWS: SKUSA and HPD To Inspect Top Stock Moto Engines

Four motors confiscated at ProKart Challenge event

Mar 07, 2016 Superkarts! USA and HPD are in the process of inspecting four Stock Moto engines, having impounded the top two finishers in both S1 and S4
(Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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EKN has learned that Superkarts! USA made a significant move to confirm the purity of their Stock Moto program this past weekend, confiscating the Honda CR125 powerplants of the first and second place finishing drivers in the S1 and S4 categories at the California ProKart Challenge race at Willow Springs. Following the event, the motors […]

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Utah Kart Championship Set for 2016

Club championship continuing after transition of Miller Motorsports Park

Mar 07, 2016 Utah Kart Championship logo
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The Utah Kart Championship (UKC) is ready for 2016. Following the departure of the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies at the end of the 2015 season, many of the racing series at the Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC) – formerly Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) – were facing uncertain futures during the off season. Thankfully, the […]

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Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX Added to Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

MAXSpeed Group announces US ticket allocation for Micro MAX and Mini MAX classes

Mar 07, 2016 Rotax Grand Finals Mini Micro
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Just announced by Rotax-BRP, Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX classes have been officially added to the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, which are set for October 16-21, 2016 at the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno, Italy. MAXSpeed Group, the United States Rotax distributor, has been allocated five tickets, which will be awarded […]

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Mar 04, 2016 DRT Racing logo
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The DR Racing Kart has continued to grow throughout the North America market, thanks to the work and promotion from DRT Racing in New Hampshire. Now, the Italian manufacturer has named the operation as its sole importer for 2016 and beyond. Don Guilbeault and his staff represent the brand for the United States and Canada, […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA

Championship pictures taking shape after wild weekend in Phoenix

Mar 03, 2016 From the Tower-COTA-PKRA
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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