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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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Aaron Downs Wins 2014 Sport Kart Grand Nationals

100 drivers battle for near $5,000 purse at third annual event at CalSpeed Karting Center

Jun 30, 2014 Sport Kart Grand Nationals - 2014
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Competition karting has the SKUSA SuperNats, and names like Abasse, Lammers, and Fore. Arrive and drive, or as it is known now as Sport Karting, has the Sport Kart Grand Nationals, and names like Kimbrell, Calvin, and Downs. Just as competitive and serious as its older and faster cousin, Sport Karting has emerged as the […]

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Andersen Promotions and MAXSpeed Group Form Alliance

United States Rotax Max Challenge named an Official Partner of the Mazda Road to Indy

Jun 27, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Mazda Road to Indy – the most successful driver development program in the world – is now further engrained in the grassroots level of the sport following today’s announcement that Andersen Promotions has formed a partnership with MAXSpeed Group, the United States distributor of the Rotax MAX engine platform. The nationwide professional karting series […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – May 2014 – Lincoln Steel

Utah driver among the top contenders at the MSquared Racing program

Jun 27, 2014 Lincoln Steel
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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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Registration Opens for 2014 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at Midnight Tonight

Inaugural Modesto Grand Prix expected to welcome largest Pro Tour field yet

Jun 26, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

In just over 30 days, the city of Modesto will welcome Superkarts! USA and the karting community for the second stop of the 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour national series. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix will play host to the 2014 SummerNationals on August 1-3, taking part in the downtown city streets. The SKUSA SpringNationals was […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend

Near record crowd enjoys another weekend with growing program

Jun 25, 2014 From the Tower - USPKS - MRP
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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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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend – Sunday Report

First victories once again in Pro divisions as Myers and Jump triumph on final day

Jun 22, 2014 AJ Myers put Checkered Motorsports/PCR USA on top of the podium in Leopard Pro
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The second stop of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series wrapped up Sunday at the Michiana Raceway Park. Warm weather stayed in the North Liberty, Indiana area with no threat of rain the entire day. The event – presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA – saw exciting racing both days and played […]

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EKN Trackside Live: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend – Saturday Report

Geringer and Jarsocrak pick up first major victories in Pro as weather holds off

Jun 21, 2014 Michael Geringer scored the win in Leopard Pro, the first for Praga North America (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The first day of competition completed at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana for the second stop of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series. The weekend, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, began with the question of when the rain would fall. Friday’s threat passed after early morning storms rolled […]

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Paddock Insider: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend

Hot and sticky day to open up second stop of series

Jun 20, 2014 Michiana Raceway Park hosting the United States Pro Kart Series
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 second stop at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For […]

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Rok Cup USA Round Three Another Success for Series

Rokkers enjoy event at historic 103rd Street Sports Complex

Jun 19, 2014 RokCupUSA-Jax-Trophies
Written by David Cole | No Comments

ROK CUP USA hosted Race #3 of the 2014 series at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, FL this past weekend.  The half-mile track, built in the 1960’s, is famous for its banked “bowl” sweeping corner, testing driver’s skill, strength, and courage as they hold it flat-out and enter on to one of the fastest […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend Preview – Part 2

TaG categories ready to set Michiana Raceway Park on fire this weekend

Jun 19, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series returns to action this weekend, hosting Round Three and Four at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. This weekend’s race, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, will see over 130 entries each day as four TaG and four Yamaha divisions continue their championship battles that […]

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Praga North America Partners with EKN for USPKS ‘Trackside Live’ Coverage

Growing company adds its support to live audio broadcast at Michiana Raceway Park on June 20-22

Jun 18, 2014 Praga North America logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

eKartingNews.com – the leading website in the sport of karting – is primed and ready for the upcoming weekend of ‘Trackside Live’ coverage from the Michiana Raceway Park, where the team will be reporting on the second stop of the United States Pro Kart Series. The EKN staff is thrilled to announce that this weekend’s […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend Preview – Part 1

Yamaha divisions continue providing exciting racing heading into Michiana Raceway Park

Jun 18, 2014 USPKS logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The United States Pro Kart Series returns to action this weekend, hosting Round Three and Four at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. This weekend’s race, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, will see over 130 entries each day as four TaG and four Yamaha divisions continue their championship battles that […]

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EKN One-on-One: MAXSpeed Group’s Richard Boisclair

United States Rotax distribution company entering fourth year, continuing to focus on growth

Jun 17, 2014 Richard Boisclair
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Rotax racing in the United States entered a new era at the end of 2010 when the new MAXSpeed Group took over the reigns of the United States distribution of Rotax products and administration of the US Rotax Max Challenge. Now entering the fourth year, Rotax continues growth throughout the United States and has experienced […]

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Ardigo and Dale Open Up CIK-FIA KZ/KZ2 European Championships with Victory

From Genk another step towards the European titles

Jun 16, 2014 KZ podium
(Photo: Press.net Images)
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The journey towards the 2014 European CIK-FIA Karting titles is proceeding smoothly. Another important step has just been taken on the circuit near Genk, in Belgium. The Flemish facility hosted the first out of two rounds of the KZ and KZ2 categories and the third out of four round of the KF Championship. The season […]

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University of Miami Global Academy Joins Cold Stone US Grand Nationals and Rotax for Exciting Program

College Preparatory Online Middle and High School to Support Busy Rotax Racers

Jun 13, 2014 UofMiami Global Academy
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Knowing the demands and time constraints that karting and motorsports can put on young drivers and their families, the MAXSpeed Group has partnered with the University of Miami Global Academy online middle school and high school (UMGA). UMGA allows Rotax drivers to continue to compete and train, while receiving a quality education designed for their […]

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Morning Coffee: Friday – June 13

Finding Hidden Gems on the Road

Jun 13, 2014 Morning Coffee-Oswego4
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

After spending a majority of my weekends on the road over the past couple months, it was incredible to finally breath a little at the end of May, staying home for a few days to focus on getting caught up on the business side of EKN.  I knew that I had a little gap in […]

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New Winners Highlight Second Stop of Texas ProKart Challenge

Oklahoma Motorsports Complex provides challenging weekend for Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors

Jun 12, 2014 Jordan Dick put himself in championship contention with a win in S2 Semi-Pro (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Texas ProKart Challenge – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys – hosted the second event of the 2014 season at the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex on June 6-8. The challenging Norman, Oklahoma circuit welcomed over 100 racers and changing weather conditions. Rainstorms came and went throughout the three-day event, testing […]

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