2017 Challenge of the Americas Schedule Confirmed

10th season of international winter series on west coast releases three event schedule

Aug 03, 2016 COTA-Challenge of the Americas logo-2017
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In the summer of 2007, the Challenge of the Americas was launched with the winter of 2008 hosting its first ever events to serve as the premier winter program for the west coast. A decade later, plans are underway to host the 10th season of the Challenge. Series promoter Andy Seesemann and his COTA staff […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Welcomes New Winners During South Bend Weekend

Michiana Raceway Park sees Crepin and Pesek split Yamaha victories with Koyen back on top in IAME

Aug 02, 2016 Route66-04-R3
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It was a weekend of firsts for many at the third event of the 2016 Route 66 Sprint Series. After a long month of racing for racers in the midwest, the top regional program in the country returned to action on July 29-31 at the famed Michiana Raceway Park. Wet weather hit the facility during […]

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Aug 01, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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Rock Island Grand Prix is proud to be the first kart race in North America sponsored by LeCont tires. LeCont, exclusively imported to North America by WR Motorsports, will sponsor this year’s King of the Streets shifter kart race. King of the Streets is one of the most coveted titles that can be won in […]

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From the Tower: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Impressive performance by drivers and high entry numbers highlight event at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 01, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce 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 stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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Podium Karting & Events Centennial Opens to Public July 30

‘Test and Tune’ options for kart owners begin Saturday

Jul 29, 2016 Podium Karting & Events logo
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Summit Motorsports Management, owners and operators of Podium Karting & Events Centennial, announce the opening of the PK&E Centennial track for kart owners starting this Saturday, July 30, 2016. Existing as Colorado’s premier outdoor karting track, PK&E Centennial will begin servicing customers who are interested in the “Test and Tune” option – racers can bring […]

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MG Tires Evolves Toward New Future in North America

Stronger customer support and expanding the network is the current focus

Jul 29, 2016 MG Tires logo
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Over the last 20 years, the MG Tires brand has grown into one of the most successful and most respected tire manufacturers in the United States and Canada karting. Since the birth of the brand in 1989, drivers and tracks have enjoyed the highest-quality tire available and, over the past 10 years, MG has become […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Jagger Jones – CIK Academy Trophy Portugal

Arizona driver represents United States at second round of 2016 international program

Jul 28, 2016 Driver Diary-Jagger Jones-Academy Trophy Portugal-Grid
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The CIK-FIA Academy Trophy series is a unique program that brings together the best hopefuls from around the world between the ages of 13-15 and places them at the wheel of one-make karts for a three-event championship. Each ASN from around the world select drivers to represent their country to be part of the Academy […]

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From the Tower: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1

Program reaches halfway point for season with first of two events at Indiana facility

Jul 27, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session as we produce 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 stories that develop over a race weekend, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Norberg awarded win in X30 Senior as Myers doubles up in S1

Jul 24, 2016 Ryan Norberg was awarded the victory with provisional winner Kyle Kirkwood penalized to third for blocking (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals completed Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Over 100 degree temperatures were felt throughout the day, as the on-track staff and competitors battled humid conditions for nearly 12-hours, completing the fourth round of the SKUSA Pro Tour championship. Overall, the weekend was a success with over 250 entries for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Myers dominates in S1 as Norberg earns second X30 Senior win of season

Jul 23, 2016 A dominant victory for AJ Myers and TB Kart in S1 (Photo: EKN)
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It was a long, hot and humid day for the first round of Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals. The sun was out all day at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, with drivers on track for nearly 12 hours from warm-up to the final checkered flag. It was a pretty clean day […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

National series returns to Indiana for seventh annual event

Jul 21, 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour 2016-logo
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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 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Honda Preview

Stock Moto divisions under control by Bray, Wick, Michel and Firestone

Jul 20, 2016 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues with the running of the SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility is welcoming 248 pre-entries in nine categories, just a little bit more than the SpringNationals in May to once again set another record for entries outside the SuperNationals. […]

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Jul 20, 2016 LeCont logo
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The following is a statement from WR Motorsports regarding the new relationship with LeCont Tires WR Motorsports has enjoyed over twenty years of fabulous relationships with high quality products such as MG Tires and Alfano Timing Systems. Today opens a new chapter in our effort to provide our customers and partners with another industry leading […]

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Jul 20, 2016 Ignite Shootout-Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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A full field of rumbling spec Ignite LO206 karts will take the green flag this Labor Day weekend for the second annual Ignite Shootout at the 22nd edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix. After a successful inaugural event last September, the Ignite Shootout returns to ‘The Rock’ as the only spec class that will […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – IAME Preview

Five IAME categories set to continue championship chases - led by Eves, Wang, Edgar, LaRoque and Denny

Jul 20, 2016 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues with the running of the SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility is welcoming 248 pre-entries in nine categories, just a little bit more than the SpringNationals in May to once again set another record for entries outside the SuperNationals. […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix and Mediacom Announce New Sponsorship

New partnership provides large marketing program throughout the Midwest area for Labor Day street race

Jul 19, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced a new partnership that places Mediacom Communications as the first naming rights sponsor for the world’s largest karting street race. The high-performance race held annually over Labor Day weekend will now be named the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. Mediacom, the area’s leading broadband provider, […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1 Sunday Report

Eves notches all four victories in Senior - Southern and d’Orlando double in Junior

Jul 17, 2016 Four wins on the weekend for Braden Eves, sweeping the Senior divisions (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals completed at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The sixth round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series wrapped up Sunday at the Indiana facility, escaping the threat of rain late in the day to complete qualifying, two rounds of heat races and the main events for the eight […]

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Jul 16, 2016 Braden Eves doubled up Saturday, winning IAME Pro and Yamaha Senior (Photo: EKN)
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Saturday hosted the fifth round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, the first of two rounds contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. With a full day of racing action around the New Castle, Indiana facility, eight different categories contested qualifying, two heat races and a main event to decide the winners under perfect […]

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Wilkins, Vacala and Mitchell Among Double Winners in Katy for Texas ProKart Challenge

Another successful event for Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge program, welcoming Briggs 206 racers for first time

Jul 15, 2016 Austin Wilkins put himself into the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto championship lead with two wins in Katy (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)
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It was another hot Lone Star State weekend at the Gulf Coast Kartways for the third stop of the Texas ProKart Challenge. The Katy, Texas facility welcomed a number of competitors from the region to compete in the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs over the July […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle

Third event of 2016 with first of two trips to New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 15, 2016 Packed house for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series first of two visits to New Castle (Photo: EKN)
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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 third event of 2016 for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will […]

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