2014 Rock Island Grand Prix Registration Open

20th anniversary to be celebrated during Labor Day weekend street race event

May 22, 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, presented by AT&T, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2014 with a wide-range lineup of classes and a promise that everyone will have fun. This year’s theme – the most fun you will have in kart racing on and off the track. Organizers are hoping for a large turnout to […]

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EKN One-on-One: Puget Sound Road Racing Association’s Aaron Stanford

Dedication, ingenuity and hard work helps fuel rebirth of Pacific Northwest's road racing program

May 21, 2014 The Ridge Motorsports Park
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There was a time, both in the Pacific Northwest and in the United States as a whole, when road racing was a huge part of the karting landscape.  In the past, many racers would participate in both the sprint and road race disciplines, while there was also a strong community of dedicated enduro and superkart […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – April 2014 – Dylan Tavella

New York driver earns Rotax Challenge of the Americas, follows with three wins at USPKS

May 20, 2014 Tavella clinched his first Rotax Challenge of the Americas title, besting the MIni Max field (Photo: SeanBuur.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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May 19, 2014 Allegheny Karting Series logo
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A new series primarily based around the growing karting scene in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio is set to debut with a double race weekend – May 31 and June 1 on the highly acclaimed Wilson Circuit at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC). “Pitt Race would like to announce that they are working with the […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – April 2014 – Austin Versteeg

Utah driver secures championship and Rotax Grand Finals ticket with victory in Sonoma

May 15, 2014 Versteeg won the Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale to clinch the title, and spot on Team USA (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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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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So-Cal Rotax Challenge Gains New Winners Following Round Two Action

Hayashigawa steals Masters win as Johnson slips by for Senior victory

May 14, 2014 Larry Hayashigawa slipped into the Masters Max victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The second event of the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge took place on May 10 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Additional drivers from the inaugural event back in March were part of the round two festivities for the new United States Rotax Max Challenge program, focused on rejuvenating the southern California Rotax presence. […]

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DeepSeat Inc. Acquired by KartLift Kart Stands

TEK’s Tim Koyen to give innovative seat brand a rebirth in karting industry

May 13, 2014 DeepSeat Logo
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As of May 1, 2014, the DeepSeat name is under new ownership. Tim Koyen of KartLift Kart Stands and its parent company TEK Enterprises, LLC acquired the assets of DeepSeat Inc. from founder Charles Frear. The Sun Prairie, Wisconsin based operation is among the leaders in kart stand manufacturing, along with machined chassis skidplates and […]

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May 12, 2014 Devlin DeFrancesco (l) and Logan Sargeant (r) during the post-race press conference (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The season opener of the European CIK-FIA KF and KFJ Championship launched its first two pretenders in the first round of Muro Leccese (Lecce – Italy). The English Callum Ilott (Zanardi-Parilla-Dunlop) and Enaam Ahmed (FA Kart-Vortex-Vega), winners in their categories KF and KFJ, are the current leaders of the Championship which, in the Italian round […]

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Product News: Comet Kart Sales – Seat Saver Washer Kit

Industry leader develops new seat washer designed to extend seat life

May 09, 2014 Comet Kart Sales Seat Saver Washer Kit is designed to extend your seat life
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Comet Kart Sales is a longtime leader in the karting industry, holding over 50 years of experience and service in the sport. The Greenfield, Indiana-based company provides thousands of products for any type of karting, from simple nuts and bolts to complete race ready packages. The company also provides a professional and championship winning in-house […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals

Things never seen before with my own eyes at Dallas Karting Complex

May 08, 2014 SpringNats-Friday
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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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May 07, 2014 Route 66 Concept Haulers Motor Speedway
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The MG Tire / L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series held their season openerat Concept Haulers Motor Speedway (CHMS) on April 26-27 with a large turnout of 289 entries.  The event was sponsored by EMJ Metals. After a long cold winter in the Midwest, everyone was glad to be back racing with some […]

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

Craig doubles in TaG Senior as four others earn second victory of weekend at Dallas Karting Complex

May 05, 2014 Jake Craig scored the win on Sunday to take home the $1,000 TaG Senior check and Pro Tour point lead (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals will go down as an historic, memorable and distinct event in North American karting history. Dallas Karting Complex hosted the final day of action with the record number of drivers taking to the Caddo Mills, Texas facility for Round Two of the weekend on a bright and warm […]

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

Lennox outruns S1 at Dallas Karting Complex as number of drivers earn first series victory on day one

May 03, 2014 UK driver Jordon Lennox-Lamb emerged as the S1 victor (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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High grip and ultra-competitive racing was the theme for the opening day of action at the SKUSA SpringNationals.  The tough conditions made it tough on the drivers and put the mechanics to work trying to eliminate grip, and this separated the field into the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in terms of workable chassis set-up.  The weather […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals

Record turnout as season begins at Dallas Karting Complex

May 02, 2014 SpringNats-Friday
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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 SpringNationals at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete […]

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Record Numbers for Opening Weekend of Texas ProKart Challenge

Nearly 200 entries on the weekend at the Dallas Karting Complex

May 01, 2014 Miguel Lopez claimed the overall Stock Moto victory Saturday, earning the first win in S2 Semi-Pro on the season (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The Texas ProKart Challenge opened up the 2014 in style at the Dallas Karting Complex over the April 25-27 weekend. The Superkarts! USA and United States Rotax Max Challenge regional program welcomed roughly 200 entries on the weekend, including drivers from all across the country as well as drivers from Europe, preparing for the 2014 […]

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

Headline divisions S1 and TaG Senior feature international flavor and record numbers

May 01, 2014 2014 SKUSA SpringNationals logo
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The 2014 edition of the Superkarts! USA is primed for another record breaking event to begin the fifth season. The SKUSA SpringNationals will take place at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas on May 2-4, with 237 entries already scheduled to take part this historic event, 10 more than last year’s number from […]

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Usual Suspects Set the Tone at Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge Opener

Number of drivers sweep weekend in Richland, Washington to begin 2014 season

Apr 30, 2014 Senior rookie Luke Selliken conquered the feature races in Richland (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2014 Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge kicked off the 2014 season at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, Washington over the weekend (April 25-27). The home of the Tri-City Kart Club served as the opening rounds of the sophomore series, with a solid number of United States Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA racers […]

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

Large S2 and S4 fields, regular contenders in TaG Master set for Dallas Karting Complex

Apr 30, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
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The 2014 edition of the Superkarts! USA is primed for another record breaking event to begin the fifth season. The SKUSA SpringNationals will take place at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas on May 2-4, with 237 entries already scheduled to take part this historic event, 10 more than last year’s number from […]

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EKN Trackside: Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Preview – Part 1

New faces set to contend at Dallas Karting Complex in younger categories of Pro Tour

Apr 29, 2014 2014 SKUSA SpringNationals logo
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The 2014 edition of the Superkarts! USA is primed for another record breaking event to begin the fifth season. The SKUSA SpringNationals will take place at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas on May 2-4, with 237 entries already scheduled to take part this historic event, 10 more than last year’s number from […]

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Apr 28, 2014 (Photo: Press.net Images)
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From the track to the podium the step is not short: fulfill or not fulfill a prediction, especially in kart racing, is a matter of inches and the Finals are usually full of surprises. The race which has just finished today in Muro Leccese (Lecce – Italy), on the International Circuit La Conca, confirmed the […]

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