Route 66 Sprint Series Hosts Record Breaking Event in Shawano

Record turnout for series first trip to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 19, 2015 The Route 66 Sprint Series hosted its largest event in the 15 year history of the program (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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It was a record breaking weekend for the Route 66 Sprint Series this past weekend in Shawano, Wisconsin. The 15th season of the regional program continued with the second event, presented by Praga North America, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway for the first time. Weather was different from day to day, with rain setting […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 3

Jarsocrak leads both championship chases in Pro divisions, NASCAR’s Allmendinger to make series debut

Jun 18, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak enters Shawano leading both Pro championship chases, earning a victory in each at GoPro Motorplex (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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EKN Gear: FREE Trackside Delivery to USPKS Shawano – 24 Hour Sale

Perfect Fathers Day gifts for the Racing Dad!

Jun 17, 2015 EKN Gear
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Now that the summer racing season is full swing, the EKN staff is working on a few new design concepts for our EKN Gear line-up, which we’ll start rolling out soon.  As such, we’ll be ending the production of a couple of our t-shirt designs to make room for new stock, so we’re offering up […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 2

Stacked Junior categories continue championship chases in Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2015 Brandon Lemke leads both the Leopard and Yamaha Junior championships heading to Shawano (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 1

Series set for debut trip to US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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Behind the Laptop: The Karting Triple Crown

What three events are the pinnacle of karting here in the United States?

Jun 15, 2015 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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During the first weekend of this month, a moment in history occurred, one that I had not witnessed through my entire life. American Pharoah won the final leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States, becoming the first horse to do so since Affirmed in 1978. The term ‘Triple Crown’ dates […]

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Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup Set to Open Second Season in Dousman

4-Cycle focused regional program to make 2015 debut at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Wisconsin

Jun 12, 2015 206 Cup logo Briggs
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The second season of the Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup presented by Noram Racing will begin at a track that has been synonymous with 4-Cycle racing in the Midwest – the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park located in Dousman, Wisconsin. The June 20-21 event will follow the same formula that the series proved works last […]

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Crouse and Kalb ‘KO’ Competition at WKA Gold Cup Kart City Performance Nationals

Two drivers earn nine wins in Kershaw, South Carolina

Jun 11, 2015 (Photo: Double Vision Photography)
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The June event for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series may just be round 2 of 4 for the series, but for Aiden Baker Crouse and David Kalb Jr., this past weekends edition of the Kart City Performance Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina appeared more of a knockout punch […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Readies for North Texas Kartway

Official SKUSA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge program takes on challenging course on June 12-14

Jun 11, 2015 The Burger King® Texas ProKart - Texas Barge Rotax Max Challenge Series returns to the North Texas Kartway facility in Denton on June 12-14 (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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One of the largest regional karting programs is set to return back to action this weekend when the 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series – presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West – visits the North Texas Kartway on June 12-14. Home of the North Texas Karters in Denton, […]

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Local Drivers Shine at California ProKart Challenge Event in Sonoma

Another exciting weekend of racing for Superkarts! USA regional program at Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Jun 10, 2015 Nearly 150 drivers competed at the fourth round of the California ProKart Challenge at Simraceway Performance Karting Center (Photo: Tony Leone - DromoPhotos.com)
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The second half of the California ProKart Challenge season is underway following the fourth event of 2015 that took place at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center on June 5-6. The Sonoma, California facility welcomed nearly 150 drivers to its 7/10-mile course, which has become a popular destination for karters in the region and around the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – May 2015 – Callum Smith

Aussie-born driver quickly becoming the next star in S5 Junior category

Jun 09, 2015 Callum Smith doubled up in the S5 Junior category, sweeping both days of the SKUSA SpringNationals (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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INTRODUCING: Fikse Wheels Decal Kit Sponsorship Program

Unique support and branding sponsorship package announced for karting community

Jun 08, 2015 SKUSA SpringNats-Fri-Fikse
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Fikse Wheels is a company steeped in motorsports history, and fueled by a passion for excellence, quality and competition. As a manufacturer of custom racecar and sports car wheels, Fikse produces high-quality products for customers who love their cars and want the best components for their machines.  At the genesis of the new year in […]

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EKN One-on-One: John Ferris – World Karting Association President

New Jersey native taking sanctioning body into a new era

Jun 05, 2015 John Ferris (Photo: Energy Racing)
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Since 1971, the World Karting Association has played a vital and important role in the sport of karting in the United States. Founded by racers, for racers, the organization served to help guide and grow the sport with the purpose of supporting the membership, be it drivers, families, tracks or karting businesses. During the early […]

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Track Focus: Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Sonoma facility providing ideal karting menu to attract newcomers

Jun 04, 2015 Simraceway Performance Karting Center is one of the top facilities in North America
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It would be hard to argue with fact that the sport of karting is currently at a crossroads in its 50-plus-year history.  The enthusiasm for the professional levels of racing, such as F1, NASCAR and IndyCar, is waning and young people just simply don’t have the intimate connection with automobiles that their parents once did.   […]

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Welage and Zeen Double Up on Cheese Cows in Badger Spring Nationals

Manufacturers Cup Series returns to Dousman, Wisconsin for first time since 2008

Jun 04, 2015 Leopard Pro podium (Photo: ZeensScene)
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The return to Briggs and Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin, the first for many since 2008, and the overall first for many completely, also meant a return to a time honored tradition. Stop #3 for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, albeit greeted by a steady day long rain on Saturday, was well rewarded with […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – May 27

New track and driver program focused on LO206 racing gaining momentum - GoPro’s Shattuck leading the way

Jun 03, 2015 Briggs 206 Weekly Racing Series logo
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In 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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OnTrack: KartSport North America – Arrow X3

Australian chassis manufacturer continues development and success - spearheaded by established operation in North Carolina

Jun 02, 2015 KSNA-Arrow-OnTrack-Cole
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For the eKartingNews.com staff, the 2015 season is about getting back behind the wheel. Racers at heart, our goal is to work with teams and chassis importers that offer the best products and services here in North America, all while sampling some of the best facilities that karting has to offer. This will be an […]

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Jun 01, 2015 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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This past weekend was a busy one for Road Racing, which showed three great gatherings. Road Racing is a unique and fast form of karting, which as been part of the sport since its inception. The quest for speed took karters from the temporary parking lot circuits to real race tracks, and quickly became a […]

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California ProKart Challenge Journeys North to Sonoma for Round Four

Superkarts! USA regional program enters second half of season with event at Simraceway Performance Karting Center on June 6

May 29, 2015 Simraceway Performance Karting Center will host Round Four of the California ProKart Challenge on June 5-6 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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Things are beginning to heat up all over the country, and so are the championship fights at the California ProKart Challenge. The season is at the halfway point as the Superkarts! USA regional program is set to host Round Four at the famed Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on June 5-6. Napa Valley […]

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May 28, 2015 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, and Briggs & Stratton Motorsports have announced an exciting incentive program for drivers participating in the Briggs Local Option 206 classes at Rock Island this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6. The Rock Island Grand Prix has organized its racing program to provide for multiple […]

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