Paddock Insider: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Inside information and interviews from Miller Motorsports Park for Rotax national championship

Jul 18, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals 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 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals to crown the national champions of the United States Rotax Max Challenge. The information will not be […]

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BREAKING NEWS: MAXSpeed Group Takes Over Formula Kart Productions and Florida Winter Tour

MAXSpeed Group’s team of employees and partners begin plans for 2015 season

Jul 17, 2014 Florida Winter Tour logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Announced this evening at the annual MAXSpeed Group sales meeting at the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, Richard Boisclair and his team of employees and partners are pleased to announce that they have purchased Formula Kart Productions and the Florida Winter Tour. MAXSpeed Group will take charge effective immediately and will begin preparations for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Event Preview

National championships to be decided at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend

Jul 17, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This week is officially ‘Rotax Week’ in the United States as the racers from all across the country have traveled to the Miller Motorsports Park for the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The 14th annual event is set for the second time at the Tooele, Utah facility with close to 200 drivers battling over a […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – June 2014 – Kaylen Frederick

Maryland driver climbing quickly up the standings in the Mini Max division

Jul 16, 2014 Kaylen Frederick leading the Mini Max field at the Rotax Summer Shootout (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Preview – Part 3

Epic battles set to unfold in Senior Max and DD2 categories

Jul 16, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This week is officially ‘Rotax Week’ in the United States as the racers from all across the country have traveled to the Miller Motorsports Park for the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The 14th annual event is set for the second time at the Tooele, Utah facility with close to 200 drivers battling over a […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Readies for Third Stop of 2014 Season

Leopard Pro bonus increased to $1,000 for a double winner at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex event

Jul 15, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series reached the halfway point of the 2014 season, following the second event of the year at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. The June 20-22 weekend provided another near-record turnout as the eight TaG and Yamaha categories battled for Round Three and Four victories, inching closer to […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Preview – Part 2

Masters categories set to battle at Miller Motorsports Park for three Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Jul 15, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This week is officially ‘Rotax Week’ in the United States as the racers from all across the country have traveled to the Miller Motorsports Park for the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The 14th annual event is set for the second time at the Tooele, Utah facility with close to 200 drivers battling over a […]

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SKUSA Competitor Bulletin: SuperNationals Priority Pre-Entry Program Opens July 16

Loyal SKUSA competitors receive first dibs into entering Pro Tour finale in Las Vegas

Jul 14, 2014 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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In just over 120 days, the 18th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals will take place outside the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drivers from all over the world will battle on the temporary circuit, with the Vegas Stripe glowing in the background. Superkarts! USA is now giving those loyal members of the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Preview – Part 1

‘Rotax Week’ underway as national champions to be decided this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park

Jul 14, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This week is officially ‘Rotax Week’ in the United States as the racers from all across the country have traveled to the Miller Motorsports Park for the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The 14th annual event is set for the second time at the Tooele, Utah facility with close to 200 drivers battling over a […]

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City of Modesto Going All-In for Superkarts! USA SummerNationals

Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix ready to welcome record crowd of racers and spectators for August 1-3 extravaganza

Jul 11, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

There is no question that the anticipation climbs with each passing day for all the Superkarts! USA racers around the country, as the 2014 Pro Tour SummerNationals draws ever closer. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix will play host to this year’s event on August 1-3, making it the first temporary circuit race […]

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Craig and Selliken Split Victories at Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge

Championship battles continue to heat up following Independence Day celebration at Pat’s Acres Racing Complex

Jul 10, 2014 Strong fields once again battled at the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge event at the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The championship chases in the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge turned another page in the 2014 storybook, following the completion of events at the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex over the holiday weekend (July 4-6). Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA competitors from all around the western half of the country journeyed to the Canby, Oregon facility, […]

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Motorsportz at Grand Texas is Born

New tracks at 'Grand Texas' are set to provide a Houston motorsports playground

Jul 10, 2014 Motorsportz at Grand Texas logo
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Grand Texas, the emerging Sports and Entertainment District in East Montgomery County has another feather to add to its already largely-feathered cap. Located five minutes from the soon-to-be-completed Grand Parkway in North Houston at U.S. 59/69 and Hwy 242, ten minutes from The Woodlands and Kingwood and 15 minutes from George Bush International Airport in […]

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EKN Industry Insider: Precision Karting Technologies

Detroit-based company focuses on advancement in karting components

Jul 10, 2014 Precision Karting Technologies is family-owned and 100% for karting
(L to R) Chad Krause, Alex Watzke, Kim Watzke and Linda Watzke
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A majority of the karting companies in the United States market have been created on the basis of need, either personal necessity or demand from the community itself. During the early days of the sport, we needed equipment and complete karts were manufactured here in the US, and this included engines and all of the […]

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US Open of Dirt Set to Take Place September 13 in Indiana

US 41 Speedway to host first ever US Open of Dirt

Jul 08, 2014 USRKA-United States Rally Kart Association-logo US Open of Dirt
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An idea turned to conception this past week as promoters for the first ever United States Rally Kart Association (USRKA) US Open of Dirt are pleased to announce their premiere event. Taking place at the US 41 Speedway in Lakeville, Indiana on September 13, five asphalt division classes will take to the dirt road course […]

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Cold Stone US Grand Nationals Adds TacoTime to Event Supporters

Registration, pit spot, garage rentals reminders also noted

Jul 08, 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals 2014 logo
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With the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals fast approaching, MAXSpeed Group is pleased to welcome TacoTime to the event weekend festivities.  On site at the Miller Motorsports Park (MMP) in Tooele, Utah throughout the race weekend, TacoTime will be handing free TacoTime food to registered competitors on Saturday, July 19 while Cold Stone Creamery will […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Gearing Up for 20th Annual Event

Popular Labor Day weekend street race set for another historic rumble at the Rock

Jul 07, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The Rock Island Grand Prix presented by AT&T, the world’s largest karting street race, is pushing forward with plans for the celebration of its 20th anniversary. The theme for this year’s festival weekend is “The most fun you will have in karting – on and off the track.” This year’s races will be held August […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 1

Askew remains top driver to beat in the United States

Jul 04, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

At the halfway point of 2014, there is still a lot of racing to be completed in the remaining six months. A number of major events, including the Cold Stone US Rotax Grand Nationals, the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals and a host of others lurk in the coming weeks, and will have a major effect in […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July 1

Musgrave maintains lead as top-10 remains nearly unchanged entering summer months

Jul 03, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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The latest edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings shows very little change among the top drivers, but sets up for what could be some major changes in the coming months. All of the top-nine pilots remain in the same positions with no change to their point totals after a limited number of regional events took […]

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Big Numbers and Exciting Racing Highlight 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout

Selliken bags $2,000 with Senior Max victory Sunday as Rotaxians prepare for Cold Stone Grand Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park

Jul 02, 2014 A fantastic weekend of racing at the Rotax Summer Shootout as drivers prepare for the upcoming Cold Stone US Grand Nationals (Photo: Studio52.us)
Written by Tony LaPorta | No Comments

Over 120 drivers contested the 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout this past weekend (June 27-29) to prepare for this year’s Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Grand Nationals. at the pristine Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. This year’s Summer Shootout provided fantastic racing, and a great opportunity for racers and teams to prepare for the […]

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Behind the Wrench: The Transition from Driver to Tuner

Stress elevates and time is limited compared moving from behind the wheel to behind the wrench

Jul 01, 2014 Kyle Smith with his driver Ryan Norberg
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The following is a new column from driver now tuner Kyle Smith. A driver for a number of years, the 19 year old is currently a student at Penn State University. Now on summer break, Smith is getting in as much karting as possible working as a tuner for Checkered Motorsports while competing in select […]

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