Jim Murley: 1941 – 2016

Karting loses a true visionary

Mar 02, 2016 Jim Murley
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I was at the airport during a stopover when I received the heart-breaking text, letting me know that my good friend Jim Murley had passed away after a valiant battle with cancer.  I knew that Jim was not well and that his time was limited, and thankfully, he and I spent an afternoon at his […]

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Mar 01, 2016 CKR
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Joining the rapidly growing foundation of CKR (Competitive Kart Racing) dealers is long time kart racer and avid promoter of shifter kart series racing Mike Rivera. Rivera, with the exception of Florida, is now the Eastern United States dealer for CKR Chassis and Parts. The newly established relationship between Mr. Rivera and James O’Brien, North […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA Sunday Report

Sodi Kart steals the show with three victories off Sherrat, Jones and French

Feb 28, 2016 Three victories on the day for Dallas Karting Complex and Sodi Kart (Photo: EKN)
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The final day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for stop two of the Challenge of the Americas was another action-packed day as the second half of the six-round championship series began. Seven categories battled around the 7/10-mile facility over the weekend, completing Round Four on Sunday. The championship picture has been painted now as […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA Saturday Report

Brooks goes from zero to hero, Griffin defends home turf while Jones extends championship lead

Feb 27, 2016 Christian Brooks went from zero to hero in Senior Max for second straight victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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It was picture perfect day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for the third round of the Challenge of the Americas. The Glendale, Arizona area reached high temperatures in the 80s, with clear blue skies providing the backdrop for the seven categories competing to complete the first half of the championship fight. The racing was […]

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Feb 26, 2016 (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 2016 Challenge of the Americas weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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Feb 26, 2016 WKA Winter Cup logo
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Two rounds of competition in Florida the past 2 months will culminate March 4-6 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, as WKA will crown 8 champions in the inaugural WKA Winter Cup. Of the many battles to be determined, the Briggs and Stratton LO206 Junior class is one of the best, with just 5 […]

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California ProKart Challenge Readies for Another Record Breaking Weekend

Superkarts! USA flagship regional program heads to Willow Springs for second event of 2016

Feb 25, 2016 Full fields are expected once again for the second stop of the California ProKart Challenge, set for March 4-5 at Willow Springs (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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It was a record breaking kick-off to the 2016 season for the California ProKart Challenge at the beginning of February. Nearly 200 drivers took part in the two-day event at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park in Buttonwillow, California, opening up an exciting championship battle for the flagship Superkarts! USA regional program. Another great turnout is expected […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview

Hot weekend of racing forecasted in the Copper State

Feb 24, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2016 Challenge of the Americas is set to continue this weekend as the series returns once again to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. A perfect weekend of racing opened up the season in Tucson at the end of January, and now with three weeks off, the drivers and teams are traveling […]

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Events and Series Confirmed for eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings

Program continues promotion of drivers within TaG and Stock Moto divisions

Feb 23, 2016 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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One of the more popular and original editorial programs is the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings. The purpose is to provide and promote the best in the sport, currently competing in TaG (TaG) and Stock Moto categories across North America. EKN is happy to announce the events confirmed for the separate Driver Rankings for the 2016 season […]

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EKN One-on-One: Briggs & Stratton’s David Klaus

LO206 ‘Godfather’ discusses the past, present and future of the American-made grassroots engine package

Feb 22, 2016 Briggs & Stratton David Klaus (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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For the past decade in North America karting, the focus by many sanctioning bodies, manufacturers and organizations have been at national and international level. Single-engine categories has become the norm, with manufacturers bidding to be the quickest, most reliable, and prestigious program. The continuous fighting for the small piece of the karter ‘pie’ has left […]

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Marco Ardigo Wins 21st Winter Cup

Nielsen, Kenneally and Pizzi score victories in annual event at South Garda

Feb 22, 2016 KZ2 podium, from left Corberi, Ardigò, Abbasse (Photo: FM Press)
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Some very nice and quite tight finals completed the great success of the 21st Winter Cup that set a participation record of 268 drivers at the South Garda Karting Circuit The 21st edition of the Winter Cup has lived a very exciting weekend with four spectacular finals. This has been the icing on the cake […]

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Feb 19, 2016 Syd White Memorial 2016 race winner One Foot Jack (Photo: Roger Miller)
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The #OperationGrassroots season kicked off in Northern California with the running of the 2016 Syd White Memorial Enduro, hosted by the Monterey Bay Karters at the Marina Airport. The fifth edition of the event, held February 13-14, started with perfect weather and free practice thanks to David Klaus and Briggs & Stratton Racing.  Eighteen teams […]

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Industry Insider: Streeter Super Stands

Established name continues under guidance of Hepfner Racing Products family

Feb 19, 2016 HRP-Streeter Super Stands
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Passion for the sport of karting drives us all in different directions. Whether its competing as a driver for decades, volunteering whenever possible, or working into the industry side of the sport, we’re all driven by passion. For the past three decades, one of the great examples in karting has been the Streeter Super Stands […]

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2016 Route 66 Sprint Series Expected to be Another Success

16th season of regional program ready for five weekends of competition

Feb 18, 2016 Route 66 Sprint Series logo
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The Route 66 Sprint Series has set the standard for regional racing in United States karting. Now entering its 16th season, the program is set for another successful season of racing in a five-weekend, three-state championship series spanning from April to October. Route 66 Sprint Series is set to follow its big-brother series – the […]

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Karting to be Part of 100th Running of Indianapolis 500

USAC and Purdue University hosting Student Karting World Finals

Feb 17, 2016 Student Karting World Finals-logo
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Purdue University has a long history with the sport of karting. The prestigious Purdue Grand Prix dates back to 1958, the event that has students building their own karts to compete against one another on the school’s own purpose-built race track. The event has developed into an annual tradition, featuring karts powered now by the […]

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Tri-C Karters Hosting Six-Hour Briggs & Stratton Endurance Event

Historic Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA to host one-day team enduro on March 19

Feb 15, 2016 Tri-C Karters Endurance logo
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The #OperationGrassroots movement continues to sweep the nation with Briggs & Stratton racing engines at the forefront. Southern California is the latest to enjoy a recent growth in World Formula and LO206 powerplants zooming around the many kart tracks in the area. None is more historic then the Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside. The facility […]

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Feb 12, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The Challenge of the Americas program opened on January 29-31 in Tucson with another exciting weekend of racing. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and now two shifterkart divisions began their championship chases, which takes them to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association on February 26-28 for Round Three and Four of the six-race schedule. Pre-registration is […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – January 2016 – Alex Bertagnoli

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver begins sophomore season strong at WKA Daytona KartWeek

Feb 11, 2016 Alex Bertagnoli opened up the 2016 season with two wins at the WKA Daytona KartWeek (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 Releases Updates Regarding Pro Tour SpringNationals

Track configuration still to be determined, while optional Thursday practice added

Feb 10, 2016 Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona will host the 2016 Superkarts! USA SpringNationals on April 29-May 1 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The Superkarts! USA staff could not have asked for a better launch to the 2016 season than what they received this past weekend when over 200 drivers invaded Buttonwillow Raceway Park for the opening round of the California ProKart Challenge. The evolution to the X30 powerplant is complete, and the IAME fields were strong with […]

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Feb 10, 2016 WKA Winter Cup logo
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The second round of the inaugural WKA Winter Cup Program could not have been labeled more precisely, as bone chilling temperatures, accompanied by occasional rain, challenged the efforts of driver and crew all weekend at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. However, the end result was a success witnessed by the large crowd of […]

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