From the Tower: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Challenging weekend as SKUSA goes to the streets of Modesto

Aug 12, 2014 From the Tower-SummerNats
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We spend our entire racedays 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. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, […]

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EKN One-on-One: Chris Wheeler – US Open of Dirt

Karting industry member discusses plans for exciting new venture

Aug 11, 2014 US41 Speedway will host the first ever US Open of Dirt event on September 12-13
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

As we enter the month of August and take a quick look at how the 2014 racing season has progressed, there have been many positives.  Numbers have been strong in the top national series with record entries on both the SKUSA Pro Tour and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, and we’ve seen growth from […]

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Season Finale Spectacular Scheduled for United States Pro Kart Series

Popular New Castle Motorsports Park readies for final two rounds and season-ending awards banquet

Aug 11, 2014 USPKS logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The sophomore season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to finish this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park, presented by KARTSALE. Labeled as one of the top facilities in the United States for karting, the record-breaking year the USPKS championships will close out at the New Castle, Indiana facility. Each of […]

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Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group Announce Judges for Driver Advancement Program

Hinchcliffe, Chaves, Rudolph and Cooper to Select Winning Drivers

Aug 08, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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A few weeks ago, MAXSpeed Group and Andersen Promotions joined forces in a partnership program to help advance the careers of young karters into the Mazda Road to Indy (MRTI). Today they are pleased to announce that Verizon IndyCar Series standout James Hinchcliffe, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires points leader Gabby Chaves, veteran karter […]

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2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Schedule Confirmed

Same three fantastic facilities in three month span set for winter international Rotax championship

Aug 08, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas is proud to announce the schedule for the 2015 program this winter. Each year, the premier winter karting series on the left coast has grown in numbers and seen an increase in the competition level, while still providing the friendly atmosphere that makes each weekend at the Challenge feel […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

Challenging weekend for competitors at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Aug 07, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Friday-Tower
Written by David Cole | No Comments

With the entire day spent up in the tower, watching every on-track session to provide the EKN Trackside Live program, not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that developed over a race weekend, those […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Lennox continues S1 streak while TaG Senior rookie Rocha triumphs in front of home crowd in Modesto

Aug 04, 2014 SummerNats-Sun
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The final day of the Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix closed out Sunday evening, ending the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals. After a long and grueling day to complete the Round Three action Saturday and into the early hours of Sunday, the SKUSA crew and City of Modesto volunteers came back to keep […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Lennox and Zeen bag victories after grueling long day at Modesto Grand Prix

Aug 03, 2014 SummerNats-Sat
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The inaugural race day of the Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix can be characterized as long. The racing on-track for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals was amazing, as the northern California city was turned into a Long Beach Grand Prix-type atmosphere, with hundreds of spectators all along the fences around the 8/10-mile course. […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix hosts record number of SKUSA competitors

Aug 01, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the inaugural Modesto Grand Prix. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday – August 1

Respecting the Streets…and the Sport

Aug 01, 2014 Morning Coffee-Modesto
Written by Rob Howden | 6 Comment

I’m a big fan of Thursdays.  For more than half the year, it’s the day that I head back to the airport for the next event, and I’m always charged up to drop the hammer and get back at it.  On this particular Thursday, I’m even more energetic knowing that I’m on my way to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 3

Pro categories stacked once again as Lennox and Craig look to extend winning streaks

Jul 31, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Jul 31, 2014 Garett Potter (right) joins Josh Smith (left) and Richard Boisclair (center) of the MAXSpeed Group as Director of Race Promotion
(Photo: Ken Johnson/Studio52.us)
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

Immediately following the announcement of the MAXSpeed Group’s purchase of Formula Kart Productions and the Florida Winter Tour, Garett Potter was confirmed as the newest employee of the Florida based company and has begun his tenure with the staff immediately. Working with a strong group of people, Potter’s title will be Director of Event Promotion […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 2

Full fields in S2 and S4 with large regional participation in TaG Master

Jul 30, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Jul 30, 2014 USPKS logo
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The following is a statement released by the United States Pro Kart Series regarding the disqualification of a number of competitors due to a ‘non-compliance’ with an overflow container on the radiator rule. The USPKS is restoring the on-track finishing positions, points and accompanying prizes to the seven drivers disqualified for overflow bottle infraction as […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – June 2014 – Mike McAndrews

Birel driver bags double win weekend at United States Pro Kart Series in South Bend

Jul 30, 2014 McAndrews drove to two victories at the USPKS South Bend event (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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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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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 1

Record number of pre-entries set to battle in Modesto, younger categories set the stage

Jul 29, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

MAXSpeed Group and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors continue to elevate annual event

Jul 29, 2014 (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

With the entire day spent up in the tower, watching every on-track session to provide the EKN Trackside Live program, not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that developed over a race weekend, those […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh – Sunday Report

Giessen and Jarsocrak lock up $4k in Mike Doty Racing sweep of Pro classes

Jul 27, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Sun-Mike Doty Racing
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The Sunday round of racing at the United States Pro Kart Series may possible be the most dramatic in the one and half years of the existence of the series. A major storm was forecasted to hit the Pittsburgh International Race Complex sometime in the late afternoon. The weather eventually came, and shook things up […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh – Saturday Report

Giessen ‘Deadly’ in Leopard Pro as Pesek awarded second win of season in Yamaha Pro

Jul 26, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Sat-Giessen
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series entered the second half of the season with the opening round of racing at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The 151 entries on the day, spread over eight categories, provided some excitement as the day went on. It began with a some what damp track […]

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Paddock Insider: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Third stop of the series visits western Pennsylvania with big numbers and tough competition

Jul 25, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Friday-Tower
Written by David Cole | No Comments

EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the United States Pro Kart Series at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage […]

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