Morning Coffee: The Engine Claim Rule

Policing motor parity is a positive approach

Jan 16, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

Now that we’re halfway through January, it’s really starting to feel like the new season is up and running.  The final weeks of 2016 felt like a whirlwind, as we came off a month of preparations that led into our trackside effort for last November’s SKUSA SuperNationals.  It seems like I just left Las Vegas, […]

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Behind the Laptop: State of the Sport – National Programs

What is in store for the 2017 season?

Jan 13, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 season is happening now. In year’s past, it took some time for the racing year to get busy. In today’s world, karting is happening every weekend – 52 weeks a year. No matter where you turn, there is a kart race at the local, regional or national level. Looking ahead to the new […]

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TBT: Challenge of the Americas – Willow Springs 2008

International series began nine years ago this month

Jan 12, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Challenge of the Americas is set to kick off its 10th season this month, with the opening event scheduled for January 27-29 at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. It all began nine years ago on the same weekend, under chilly temperatures, at the Willow Springs International Raceway kart track in Rosamond, California. […]

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EKN One-on-One: Buddy Long – World Karting Association

Sanctioning body building toward the future, riding the momentum from Daytona KartWeek

Jan 12, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

For over 40 years, the World Karting Association has been a vital component of the sport’s foundation in the United States.  At one time, the WKA led the way in the management and promotion of all disciplines in the sport, from sanctioning tracks, clubs and regional series to running national championship series in sprint, road […]

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Full Season Scheduled for EKN Live 2017

17 events on coast-to-coast calendar for live broadcast

Jan 11, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 season kicked off just before the calendar turned over on the year with yet another running of the prestigious and popular World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. The three days in Florida played host to the first championship rounds of 2017 Manufacturers Cup Series, as well as the first round of this year’s WKA […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – 2016 Final Rankings – East

South Carolina’s Swygert tops the standings to close out tight chase

Jan 10, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

In March 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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2017 EKN Chassis Showroom: CKR

Successful Italian-made kart looking to grow in North American market

Jan 09, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

EKN is excited to offer an exclusive editorial series for our readers – the ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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From the Tower: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016

Annual event in Daytona Beach sets tone for the 2017 season

Jan 06, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Each and every year, racers of all backgrounds, experience and genre head down to Daytona International Speedway for the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. Many begin the journey south on or before Christmas Day to head to the Sunshine State for three days of action in part of the three distinct events taking part at […]

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COTA 2017 Prize Package Confirmed, Series, Adds Briggs 206 Junior Class

10th season set to kick off in Tucson at end of January with Rotax Grand Finals tickets up for grabs

Jan 05, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin at the end of January. The premier winter karting series on the left coast will close out its first decade of competition during the months of January through April with the top racers and teams traveling to the three events that make […]

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Superkarts! USA Recognizes 2016 Pro Tour Champions

Nine drivers join prestigious ‘SKUSA Circle of Champions’ for 2017 season

Jan 04, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Over the last seven seasons, the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour has grown in leaps and bounds, setting record-entry numbers along the way.  The 2016 season maintained this momentum, and not only did participation hit new marks, so did the level of competition. Winning a Pro Tour title has become a truly prestigious accomplishment, and nine […]

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Morning Coffee: Reset and Enjoy

2016 is in the rearview; time to focus forward

Jan 03, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

For all the battling that went on this year in karting, both on-track and off-track, between drivers and between organizations, there’s one thing that is for certain.  2016 is done and gone, and everything that happened throughout the year it is now history.  As we roll into the first week of January, I suggest that […]

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WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016 – Day 2 Report

Jarsocrak sweeps final day in IAME, Pesek pushes way to victory in Yamaha

Dec 30, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Looking out the hotel window, it appeared to be another warm and sunny day in Daytona Beach for the final round at the WKA Daytona KartWeek Margay Sprint Nationals. Walking out, the wind and cold chill that hit the area said otherwise. Temperatures dropped significantly overnight with strong northern winds coming in, and destroying a […]

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WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016: Day 1 Report

Myers sweeps IAME as Kardashian runs away in Yamaha

Dec 29, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The first round of racing toward the 2017 season kicked off today with the first day of competition at the annual WKA Daytona KartWeek event at the Daytona International Speedway. The Manufacturers Cup Series and Winter Cup are beginning the 2017 programs during the three-day event, with Thursday’s action completing the opening round for both […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016

Annual vacation event at the World Center of Racing

Dec 28, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 WKA Daytona KartWeek – Preview

Manufacturers Cup Series and Winter Cup programs set to kick off 2017 season

Dec 23, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The annual trip to the sunshine state of Florida is underway as karters from around the country are preparing for the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. Three unique events are set to take place at the World Center of Racing – the Daytona International Speedway. The WKA Dirt World Championships and the WKA Dunlop/Xeramic National […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – 2016 Final Standings

Tony Kart scores title for sixth straight season

Dec 22, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The karting market is filled with a number of chassis brands, manufactured from right here in the USA, to Europe and all the way down under in Australia. For many, the North American market is prime real estate with the number of karters in the USA and Canada, and the ability to race year-round. The […]

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Dec 21, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

In March 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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Dec 20, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Today is another release from Superkarts! USA and a ‘TomVersation’ from Las Vegas and the SuperNationals 20. Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger sits down with SKUSA CEO and owner Tom Kutscher to discus a number of topics, ranging from the 20th edition of the SuperNationals, technology advances for the organization, the Evinco tire issue, IAME’s future with […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – Final Standings

Lemke remains in #1 spot to close out season

Dec 20, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The EKN Driver Rankings is about producing the best results over the course of a 12-month span. For TaG drivers, there were 163 races that were including in the EKN Driver Rankings schedule, allowing for 375 pilots to challenge for the #1 position. To hold the top spot, it is about being the best at […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – Final Standings

Formal ends memorable season as top-ranked Stock Moto pilot ahead of French and Musgrave

Dec 19, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2016 season is in the books, with drivers and teams looking ahead to what should be a spectacular year of racing in 2017. This past year set new records, established new contenders across the board, and completed with the 20th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. It was on SuperSunday that Danny Formal cemented […]

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