Behind the Laptop: Taking 4-Cycle Racing Into the New Millennium

Time for all shops, tracks, and clubs to establish a strong base for the sport

Jun 29, 2016 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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There is no doubt that the current craze in the sport of karting is that of Briggs & Stratton 206 racing. In the 90s, it was shifterkart racing, the 2000s were all about Touch-and-Go packages, and this decade thus far has been the resurgence of 4-cycle competition at the sprint tracks of North America. The […]

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Patrick Karting Helping to Guide Racers Up the Motorsports Ladder

New operation focused to provide hands-on training to develop future racing stars

Jun 28, 2016 Patrick Karting logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The vast majority in the upper levels of motorsports began their racing career in the sport of karting. Over the many decades of kart racing, there has been no clear path to climb that racing ladder and become a professional race car driver. Patrick Karting was established to help guide those looking to take their […]

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Jun 28, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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Kershaw, South Carolina in June can only mean 1 thing, HEAT!!!!!!! And there was plenty of it this past weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup competitors for their second stop of the 4 race national season. However, with heat index numbers, and sometimes daily temperatures, reaching into the […]

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Jun 27, 2016 (Photo: EDKRA.ca)
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Following on the success of the inaugural 2015 Summer Challenge that saw numerous drivers going home with cash prizes, fully-paid entries to major events throughout North America, the awarding of a ticket to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in DD2 Masters, and most importantly huge smiles on the faces of all of the racers […]

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Jun 27, 2016 Pittsburgh International Race Complex
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The following is a letter from Rok Cup USA director Andre Martins regarding the upcoming event at Pittsburgh International Racing Complex. Both the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series and United States Pro Kart Series are scheduled to travel to the Wampum, Pennsylvania facility during August and September. EKN will be monitoring the situation this coming weekend, […]

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CIK-FIA European Championship: Portugal Report

Portimao launches drivers towards the final sprint for the European titles

Jun 27, 2016 OK_Start(0)
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The Finals in Portimao changed the standings of the European Championship. The race at the Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve was the last but one round of the European CIK-FIA Championship: it will be the last round, scheduled on last weekend of July at Genk in Belgium, to assign the titles of all categories. The OK […]

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Superkarts! USA Address Lingering Questions and Concerns Regarding Impounded Engines and Subsequent Ruling of Findings

Photo comparison and further explanation of the Honda cylinder tech inspection

Jun 24, 2016 SKUSA-16-HPD-Honda-high_res_chamfer_detail-EKN
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Superkarts! USA has been compelled to respond to the ongoing questions surrounding the impounded Honda CR125 cylinders and better clarify the findings and subsequent actions resulting from the examination process. Previous efforts to be discreet have unfortunately backfired, underscoring the need for the series to further elaborate on the events that transpired, based on the […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge to Offer Briggs 206 Classes at Gulf Coast Kartways

Cash purse set up for two Briggs categories set to join class roster for July 8-10 event

Jun 24, 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Texas ProKart Challenge is at the halfway point of the 2016 season, with two events recorded and two more race weekends on the horizon. The next stop is scheduled for July 8-10 at the Gulf Coast Kartways in Katy, Texas with Round Five and Six contested toward the series championship. It will be a […]

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From the Tower: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

Title contenders confirmed as program reaches halfway point

Jun 23, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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Jun 22, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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If the calendar says June, and it’s Kershaw, South Carolina, then the heat is on!!!!! That’s what many 4 cycle competitors on the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series are preparing for this weekend, as the series takes to the Palmetto State Track for stop #2 on the series. Looking to maintain a hot […]

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New Era Continues to Evolve Following Round Five of Los Angeles Karting Championship

Pro Show a success as southern California 2016 program reaches halfway point

Jun 21, 2016 LAKC-05-R5
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship welcomed new board of directors as the 2016 season began. Part of their new direction is to solidify LAKC as the prominent location for racers to compete at for all levels of the sport. From the Kid Kart divisions all the way to the Pro level, LAKC brings the best […]

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Morning Coffee: Tuesday, June 21

Pro Aspirations? Start The Education Now

Jun 21, 2016 2015 Indy Lights Champion Spencer Pigot
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As is so often the case, I draw many ‘Morning Coffee’ topics from the daily discussions I have with people in the sport.  More often than not, it’s either my conversation partner or myself who eventually blurts out…“that should be a column”.  We discuss the positives and negatives of the current state of karting or […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Sunday Report

Lemke earns second IAME win of season as Pesek doubles up in Yamaha

Jun 19, 2016 Brandon Lemke notched his second victory of the season in IAME Pro (Photo: EKN)
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A day that will be forever known in the city of Cleveland, the United States Pro Kart Series closed out the second event of the 2016 season in Shawano, Wisconsin at the US Air Motorsports Raceway. Serving as the fourth round of the championship program, the weekend completed under sunny skies perfect for racing. Session […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Saturday Report

Holden notches first IAME Pro triumph, Pesek bags second in Yamaha Pro

Jun 18, 2016 Zach Holden recorded the IAME Pro victory (Photo: Kathy Churchill - USPKS)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The second event of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series host the third round of the championship program under bright sunny skies of Shawano, Wisconsin. US Air Motorsports Raceway is a destination track, and one that separates the good from the bad. From qualifying to the last checkered flag, it is about being quick, […]

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Jun 17, 2016 USPKS-Shawano-Friday
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

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 second event of 2016 for the United States Pro Kart Series at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. The information will […]

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Jun 16, 2016 RIGP 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced that this year’s open shifter King of the Street race sponsored by MG Tires will honor the memory of former Superkarts! USA executive Jim Murley who died earlier this year of cancer. Rock Island will also continue to race in memory of local karter and multiple Rock Island […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Preview

Father’s Day weekend in Wisconsin as program travels back to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 16, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - USPKS)
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The 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires resumes as the program travels to the US Air Motorsports Raceway this weekend. Following a successful weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park last month, the eight-round championship series travels north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the second straight year on Father’s Day […]

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Changing Weather Tests Texas ProKart Challenge Drivers in Oklahoma

Dry and wet conditions for Superkarts! USA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors at Oklahoma Motorsports Complex

Jun 15, 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge logo
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The 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge program traveled into Sooner nation with the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex hosting Round Three and Four on June 10-12. Considered among the most challenging courses in North America, the Norman, Oklahoma circuit welcomed the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs as the chase […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – June 10

2016 program begins with Tony Kart remaining as top brand in North America

Jun 15, 2016 EKN Constructors Championship logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2016 karting season is nearing the halfway point with a busy first five months in the books. The many kart tracks across the United States and Canada are welcoming racers every weekend, enjoying the sport we all love. On the national scene, 22 events have been completed that count toward the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship […]

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Repeat Winners Highlight Route 66 Sprint Series Weekend in Shawano

Pesek and Hotz double up in headline categories as series returns to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 14, 2016 Dakota Pesek did the double again in Yamaha Senior (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66SprintSeries.com)
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The Route 66 Sprint Series made a return trip to the uncharacteristic US Air Motorsports Raceway for the second stop of the 2016 program. The Shawano, Wisconsin facility is among the most unique and challenging karting circuits in North America, if not the world, at 1.1-mile long with multiple elevation changes. Now into its 16th […]

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