California ProKart Challenge Action Heats Up at Willow Springs

Superkarts! USA regional program welcomes warm weather and exciting racing during second round of 2015 season

Mar 11, 2015 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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Typical west coast sunshine weather greeted over 150 drivers for the second round of the California ProKart Challenge event at the Willow Springs International Raceway on March 6-7. The Superkarts! USA regional program hosted its second event of the 2015 season, taking on the challenging Rosamond, California facility. After battling wet weather conditions last month, […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015: Championship Preview – Part 3

A host of drivers gunning for title in Senior as DD2 boils down to two driver fight

Mar 11, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas will close out its 2015 season this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Many of the top karters from across the western half of North America will descend on the popular Sonoma, California circuit – located on the same grounds as the Infineon Raceway – to take part […]

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Superkarts! USA Partners with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

SKUSA and LVCVA confirms that the ‘SuperNationals IS Vegas’

Mar 10, 2015 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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For the last 18 years, Superkarts! USA has been capping its season with the running of the famed SuperNationals in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The race has developed from its roots of drawing 150+ competitors out at the Las Vegas Kart Center to now regularly topping the 500+ driver mark as the single largest karting event […]

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Mar 10, 2015 Briggs 206 Weekly Racing Series logo
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Have you ever wondered how you stand up against other racers in your state or region of the country?  That is the premise behind the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series. “We wanted to incorporate the fun and excitement of racing the 206 crate engine with a program that supports both the racers and local […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015: Championship Preview – Part 2

Masters and Junior title duels continue into Sonoma

Mar 10, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas will close out its 2015 season this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Many of the top karters from across the western half of North America will descend on the popular Sonoma, California circuit – located on the same grounds as the Infineon Raceway – to take part […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015: Championship Preview – Part 1

Mini title set to go down to the wire while LaRoque holds firm grip on Micro championship

Mar 09, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas will close out its 2015 season this weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Many of the top karters from across the western half of North America will descend on the popular Sonoma, California circuit – located on the same grounds as the Infineon Raceway – to take part […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series Set to Crown 2015 Winter Champions in Jacksonville

Series heads to famous 103rd Street Sports Complex on March 13-15 to decide series title winners

Mar 06, 2015 Florida Pro Kart Series logo
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The inaugural Florida Pro Kart Series winter program will come to a close over the March 13-15 weekend as racers head to the historic 103rd Street Sports Complex. Following two weekends at the Palm Beach Kart Center in Jupiter, the FPKS heads north to Jacksonville. The 1/2-mile circuit has a long and successful history in […]

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Mar 05, 2015 Briggs LO206
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For many racers who are new to our sport, learning and understanding certain maintenance procedures for either their kart or for the engine can be a daunting task. Briggs Racing, the American kart engine manufacturer, has made it a little easier for those unfamiliar with key aspects of engine preservation by producing tech videos to walk […]

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Mar 03, 2015 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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The second stop of the Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge program took place at the Orlando Kart Center. Challenging weather conditions was a major factor, with dry conditions allowing for an exciting Friday for qualifying, followed by a full day of heavy rains on Saturday. Competitors and the facility dried out on […]

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Superkarts! USA Announces 2015 Pro Tour Prize Package

Over $150,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs this season as SKUSA resets the bar

Mar 02, 2015 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour 2015 logo SKUSA
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If you were to look at the recent history of karting in North America, you would see that the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is the sport’s biggest success story in terms of national competition.  A focus on steady growth and consistent improvement has resulted in the largest fields in recent memory, as over 230 racers […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship Events Selected

Program adds more events and Cadet divisions to highlight chassis success across the country

Feb 27, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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eKartingNews.com is happy to announce the structure and events for the 2015 EKN Constructors Championship program. The 2014 season crowned Tony Kart with its fourth straight title, exceeding the rest of the brands throughout the year, as CRG and Top Kart finished completed the podium. For the new season, the EKN CC program is expanding, […]

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EKN EXCLUSIVE: Bushnell Motorsports Park Set for Opening This Summer in Florida

Spaude family set to break ground on new karting facility

Feb 26, 2015 Bushnell Motorsports Park logo
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Central Florida will welcome a new karting facility this year as the Spaude family is set to open Bushnell Motorsports Park. The new track is set to be constructed just off Interstate 75 in Bushnell, Florida, and operate roughly 45 minutes north of Tampa and 45 minutes south of Ocala. Bret and Rebecca Spaude will […]

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Behind the Laptop: The TRUE ‘Kart Life’

Karting is what you make of it

Feb 25, 2015 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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Over the last few weeks, karting has hit the mainstream media thanks to the airing of Kart Life on the TruTV cable network. During the 2014 season, a large film crew followed the lives of 10 karting families as they traveled around the country from May through October, filming at a number of events, including […]

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Feb 24, 2015 COTA-PHX-Digital Magazine-Christian Brooks
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Nearly 100 drivers took part in the third and fourth rounds of the six-race Rotax Challenge of the Americas championship series, set to crown champions next month in Sonoma, including four ticket to the 2015 Rotax Grand Finals. It was nearly 100 degrees difference from that of the northern portion of the United States and […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Intrepid

Italian brand continues success and growth worldwide

Feb 23, 2015 Showroom-Intrepid
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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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EKN One-on-One: Alan Rudolph

Karting veteran becomes new co-owner of SpeedsportZ Racing Park and creates new racing academy

Feb 20, 2015 Alan Rudolph (Photo: EKN)
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Karting produces a number of individuals that continue to represent the sport, and themselves at the highest level, earning the respect of many within the industry. Over the last three decades, Alan Rudolph has been considered among the top karters in the country. Alan has raced in nearly all forms of the sport, from oval, […]

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From the Tower: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix

Picture perfect weekend in Phoenix as series championships continue chase

Feb 19, 2015 From The Tower COTA PHX
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Thanks to our popular EKN Trackside Live program, we spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column provides us with the opportunity to delve deeper into some of the interesting stories develop over […]

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Feb 18, 2015 Jagger Jones and Sting Ray Robb will represent the United States of America at the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy program for 2015
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From a list of rising karting stars, Jagger Jones and Sting Ray Robb were recently selected as representatives of the USA to participate in the 2015 CIK Karting Academy Trophy.  After soliciting interested drivers aged 13 to 15 from the United States, the WKA Board of Trustees considered all applicants’ resumes, and made the selection […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix Sunday Report

Marotta become fourth different Senior winner, Crow and Jaskol also earn first as Robb evens score

Feb 15, 2015 Junior Max Sunday podium (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Another perfect day of weather greeted the competitors of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas in Phoenix, as the fourth round of racing took place at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona this past weekend. Sunday’s racing provided a great end to what was a phenomenal weekend, finishing off the first half of the series and […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Phoenix Saturday Report

Brooks lands memorable victory, as Brueckner, Bonilla and Cook add to total

Feb 14, 2015 COTA-PHX-2015-Sat-Podium
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The second weekend of any of the country’s three-event winter karting series is the turning point when it comes to the chase for the class championships.  Success in the opening doubleheader can be quickly nullified by two bad days on the second weekend, so the pressure is on this weekend in Phoenix.  The chase for […]

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