Texas ProKart Challenge Completes First Half of 2015 Season

Rounds three and four contested at North Texas Kartway for SKUSA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge program

Jun 29, 2015 Jake French takes over the S1/S2 championship lead with victory in Round Four (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series – presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West – held its second event of the season at the North Texas Kartway on June 12-14. The Denton, Texas facility is among the most challenging courses in the United States, and the 1/2-mile circuit […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Announces 2016 Schedule

2016 to see stops in Arizona and California

Jun 29, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the premier winter karting series on the left coast, is pleased to announce today the 2016 series schedule. The International Rotax MAX Challenge will again offer the popular three-weekend, six-round championship, with stops in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, with the series concluding in Sonoma, California. “Scheduling is always a challenge […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Troy Castaneda – Asian Karting Open Championship Macau

NorCal driver receives opportunity to compete overseas in Asia

Jun 26, 2015 Troy Castaneda on top of the podium in Macau
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Karters in the United States have dreams to race around the world. Only a few get the chance to do so, and a limited number can produce results worthy of promoting. Most of the time, drivers head east to Europe, trying to compete with or against the factory drivers and teams at the top level […]

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From the Tower: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

Program hosts ‘last ever’ race at US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin

Jun 25, 2015 (Photo: EKN)
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This past weekend, the United States Pro Kart Series visited the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin for the first time. Over 170 entries were logged in seven TaG and Yamaha categories, plus the addition of the  new Rok Senior and Junior categories that filled out the eight race groups that took part in the third and […]

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#OperationGrassroots – Briggs LO206 Racer Jadyn Daniels

Young North Carolina girl shows dedication to passion

Jun 24, 2015 Jayden Daniels
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It’s not every day that you hear of a young kid doing extra chores, odd jobs for neighbors, and selling their own personal items, all to buy their own race kart.  In a time where most kids would rather watch TV, play video games, or text their friends on their iPhones, hearing news of a […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Sunday Report

Lemke sweeps Junior divisions on the weekend, Bressan doubles up in Leopard Pro for $3,000 payday

Jun 21, 2015 Lemke and the entire Franklin/Merlin Nation enjoyed four victories in Shawano (Photo: EKN)
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The second event of the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series completed under sunny skies at the US Air Motorsports Raceway. A challenging day on Saturday with changing weather conditions in the Shawano, Wisconsin was followed by an exciting, but long day due to a number of incidents that brought out red flags. Thankfully, all […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Saturday Report

Bressan give CompKart milestone victory, McAndrews dominates Yamaha as Lemke doubles in Junior

Jun 20, 2015 Italian native Alessandro Bressan became the third different Leopard Pro winner this season (Photo: EKN)
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The opening day of competition at the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series was a long and interesting day at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Rain was forecasted throughout the day, and really only came through the area during the heat races, with the majority of the main events contested with sunny […]

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Jun 19, 2015 USPKS-Shawano-Paddock-Track
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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 2015 United States Pro Kart Series at US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Hosts Record Breaking Event in Shawano

Record turnout for series first trip to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 19, 2015 The Route 66 Sprint Series hosted its largest event in the 15 year history of the program (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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It was a record breaking weekend for the Route 66 Sprint Series this past weekend in Shawano, Wisconsin. The 15th season of the regional program continued with the second event, presented by Praga North America, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway for the first time. Weather was different from day to day, with rain setting […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 3

Jarsocrak leads both championship chases in Pro divisions, NASCAR’s Allmendinger to make series debut

Jun 18, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak enters Shawano leading both Pro championship chases, earning a victory in each at GoPro Motorplex (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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EKN Gear: FREE Trackside Delivery to USPKS Shawano – 24 Hour Sale

Perfect Fathers Day gifts for the Racing Dad!

Jun 17, 2015 EKN Gear
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Now that the summer racing season is full swing, the EKN staff is working on a few new design concepts for our EKN Gear line-up, which we’ll start rolling out soon.  As such, we’ll be ending the production of a couple of our t-shirt designs to make room for new stock, so we’re offering up […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 2

Stacked Junior categories continue championship chases in Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2015 Brandon Lemke leads both the Leopard and Yamaha Junior championships heading to Shawano (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 1

Series set for debut trip to US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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Behind the Laptop: The Karting Triple Crown

What three events are the pinnacle of karting here in the United States?

Jun 15, 2015 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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During the first weekend of this month, a moment in history occurred, one that I had not witnessed through my entire life. American Pharoah won the final leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States, becoming the first horse to do so since Affirmed in 1978. The term ‘Triple Crown’ dates […]

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Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup Set to Open Second Season in Dousman

4-Cycle focused regional program to make 2015 debut at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Wisconsin

Jun 12, 2015 206 Cup logo Briggs
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The second season of the Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup presented by Noram Racing will begin at a track that has been synonymous with 4-Cycle racing in the Midwest – the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park located in Dousman, Wisconsin. The June 20-21 event will follow the same formula that the series proved works last […]

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Crouse and Kalb ‘KO’ Competition at WKA Gold Cup Kart City Performance Nationals

Two drivers earn nine wins in Kershaw, South Carolina

Jun 11, 2015 (Photo: Double Vision Photography)
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The June event for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series may just be round 2 of 4 for the series, but for Aiden Baker Crouse and David Kalb Jr., this past weekends edition of the Kart City Performance Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina appeared more of a knockout punch […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Readies for North Texas Kartway

Official SKUSA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge program takes on challenging course on June 12-14

Jun 11, 2015 The Burger King® Texas ProKart - Texas Barge Rotax Max Challenge Series returns to the North Texas Kartway facility in Denton on June 12-14 (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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One of the largest regional karting programs is set to return back to action this weekend when the 2015 Burger King®/Texas Barge ProKart Challenge series – presented by 3G Kart Racing, Dallas Karting Complex and IAME USA West – visits the North Texas Kartway on June 12-14. Home of the North Texas Karters in Denton, […]

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Local Drivers Shine at California ProKart Challenge Event in Sonoma

Another exciting weekend of racing for Superkarts! USA regional program at Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Jun 10, 2015 Nearly 150 drivers competed at the fourth round of the California ProKart Challenge at Simraceway Performance Karting Center (Photo: Tony Leone - DromoPhotos.com)
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The second half of the California ProKart Challenge season is underway following the fourth event of 2015 that took place at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center on June 5-6. The Sonoma, California facility welcomed nearly 150 drivers to its 7/10-mile course, which has become a popular destination for karters in the region and around the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – May 2015 – Callum Smith

Aussie-born driver quickly becoming the next star in S5 Junior category

Jun 09, 2015 Callum Smith doubled up in the S5 Junior category, sweeping both days of the SKUSA SpringNationals (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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INTRODUCING: Fikse Wheels Decal Kit Sponsorship Program

Unique support and branding sponsorship package announced for karting community

Jun 08, 2015 SKUSA SpringNats-Fri-Fikse
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Fikse Wheels is a company steeped in motorsports history, and fueled by a passion for excellence, quality and competition. As a manufacturer of custom racecar and sports car wheels, Fikse produces high-quality products for customers who love their cars and want the best components for their machines.  At the genesis of the new year in […]

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