EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Preview

Keystone State Nationals set to resume championship program

May 18, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It has been since the final days of 2016 that the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series was in action. Following the WKA Winter Cup program that took place following the annual Daytona KartWeek event at the end of December, the championship program resumes with the second stop of the 2017 schedule – the Keystone […]

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Morning Coffee: Safety First

The Importance of Sport-Specific Safety Gear

May 17, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

In my early days as a motorsports journalist, I worked as a freelance Editor-at-Large for National Kart News, which was the leading karting magazine at the time. One of the annual editorial components that my publisher always requested was a ‘Safety Guide’, so we put together an issue each year that highlighted the helmets, suits, […]

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EKN TV: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals On-Board with Braden Eves

Watch and listen as Vemme Kart driver scores victory on final lap

May 15, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals took place at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. It was a homecoming for the organization, returning back to the site of the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour event back in 2010. This year, 240 drivers took part in the second stop of the 2017 championship chase, […]

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From the Tower: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals

Homecoming for organization as record-breaking event competes second stage of championship chase

May 12, 2017
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The Superkarts! USA returned back to where it all started for the Pro Tour, taking the SpringNationals to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California over the May 5-7 weekend. In April 2010, the SKUSA Pro Tour launched at the 7/10-mile course with just over 100 drivers. Fast forward seven years, and the championship […]

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2017 EKN Chassis Showroom: Margay

Grassroots expansion for American-made chassis continues throughout North America

May 11, 2017
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EKN is excited to offer an exclusive editorial series for our readers – the ‘Chassis Showroom’ – which is perfect for research when buying a new kart. Throughout the 2017 season, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American […]

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Old Dog, New Tricks with KA100

Veteran karter provides his first-hand experience with the new IAME 100cc powerplant

May 10, 2017
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The following is a column from veteran racer TJ Koyen as he was among those to compete in the first United States Pro Kart Series KA100 category at the series opener at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This is his first-hand experience with the new IAME 100cc engine package. Like many drivers in […]

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May 09, 2017
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Registration is now open for the 2017 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held Sept. 1-3, 2017 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. To enter please do one of the following: 1) Go to Raceday, log in and update your driver account. This is where you provide updated address, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Sunday Report

Musgrave claims victory in S1 with Eves notching the X30 Senior triumph

May 07, 2017
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

The 2017 edition of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals completed Sunday at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The fourth round of the championship program welcomed sunny skies as temperatures warmed up, as did the action on the 7/10-mile course. Drivers were a bit more aggressive throughout the day, bringing about a […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Saturday Report

LeDuc scores first S1 victory as Norberg returns to top of podium in X30 Senior

May 06, 2017
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The third and fourth rounds of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour brought the sport’s top drivers to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, CA this weekend (May 5-7), and Saturday’s events on the 11-turn circuit were highlighted by huge wins for Nic LeDuc in S1 Pro Stock Honda and Ryan Norberg in X30 Senior.  […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals

Organization returns to where it all began in 2010

May 05, 2017
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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 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Announces ‘Pro Show’ Program for 2017

Saturday evening events to take place with support from Superkarts! USA and IAME

May 04, 2017
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC) is set to host four LAKC Pro Show events for 2017 in collaboration with Superkarts! USA and IAME. Introduced last summer, the Pro Show is a Saturday evening program that is conducted following the practice day action prior to the LAKC club event on Sunday. The 2017 LAKC Pro […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Preview Part 3

Pro categories set for another great battle in the west

May 04, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 is a new era for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The launch of the new WinterNationals event to expand the championship program to six rounds of racing spanned over three events, along with event adjustments highlight many changes the organization has made to transition into the future. The SKUSA Pro Tour has put […]

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EKN Trackside – Dockyard Grand Prix Report

Bermuda Karting Club entertains huge crowd on city streets

May 03, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

For the third time, the Bermuda Karting Club took to the streets of their beautiful island to bring the sport of karting to its residents and visitors. This year’s race returned to the Royal Naval Dockyards on April 29-30, where it shared the northwest point of the 20.5 square mile island with the teams preparing […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Preview Part 2

Master divisions continue fielding strong competition

May 03, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 is a new era for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The launch of the new WinterNationals event to expand the championship program to six rounds of racing spanned over three events, along with event adjustments highlight many changes the organization has made to transition into the future. The SKUSA Pro Tour has put […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Preview Part 1

Large fields in Junior ranks head to West Coast searching for gold

May 02, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 is a new era for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The launch of the new WinterNationals event expanded the championship program to six rounds of racing spanning over three events, as well as a few event adjustments, highlighted the many changes the organization has made to transition into the future. The SKUSA Pro […]

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May 01, 2017
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– written by John Copeland – Fox Valley Kart An idea that popped up more than 60 years ago in a fraternity house bull session at Purdue University has become the longest continuously running event in the sport of Karting.  The Purdue Grand Prix pits teams of students from the highly regarded engineering school in […]

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EKN EXCLUSIVE: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

The first words from series promoter after announcing the move to the Rok Cup USA format

Apr 28, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 Challenge of the Americas program came to an end over the April 7-9 weekend in Sonoma, Califorina. The event marked the end of the 10th season, along with the promotion of Rotax Max Challenge categories in the series. Prior to the event, the MAXSpeed-BRP announcement of their relationship termination sent the discussion in […]

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Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals Set for Sonoma

Organization returning to where it all started in Northern California for mid-point of 2017 championship

Apr 27, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

There is no greater feeling then returning back to where it all began. Superkarts! USA is set to take pleasure in welcoming the SKUSA Pro Tour back to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The 2017 SpringNationals returns back to the same facility where the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour event took place back […]

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Challenge of the Americas Welcomes Vortex-Rok Platform

Popular west coast winter program to continue with Vortex Rok classes

Apr 27, 2017
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As the landscape for the North American karting community continues to change, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce that the very popular Challenge of the Americas (COTA) series will make the switch to the Vortex ROK engine platform, Bridgestone tire line and take on the role of the first ROKKER program on the West Coast. […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – April 27

SuperNationals winner Craig keeps top spot at 1/3 mark of season

Apr 27, 2017
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The second edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA for the TaG category in 2017 comes with some changes. Following the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals, an error was made in the March 29 standings with the incorrect base ranking for the event. The correction was made the updated points are […]

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