2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – May 23

Musgrave opens season still leading standings over hungry group of drivers

May 29, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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The Stock Moto category continues to grow in the United States, as evident by the recent Superkarts! USA SpringNationals at the Dallas Karting Complex. Record numbers in the S1 and S2 categories, along with high-profile international entries provided exciting racing over the May weekend, setting up for what is to be a thrilling chase toward […]

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Cold Stone Creamery to Present Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals

Annual event set for Miller Motorsports Park on July 15-20

May 27, 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals 2014 logo
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Always looking to promote the sport to supporters outside the world of karting, MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce that Cold Stone Creamery will be the presenting sponsor of the Rotax MAX Challenge United States Grand Nationals. Dubbed the ‘Cold Stone US Grand Nationals’ and set to take place at Miller Motorsports Park during the […]

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BRP Announces Chassis Partners for Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014

Sodi, Birel, Praga and CRG return as supporters of 'Olympics of Karting'

May 27, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014 Chassis
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BRP announces its four chassis partners for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) 2014 in Valencia, Spain. “All our partners of this year’s Grand Finals are very well known in the karting industry and all of them have already been partners in previous events. We are pleased to have them on board again,” said […]

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RIP Brad Kindhart

Popular and successful tuner dies following motorcycle incident in Dallas

May 27, 2014 Brad Kindhart
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

Possible one of the tallest and most-liked mechanics in the paddock has left us too soon. Brad Kindhart lost his life following a motorcycle incident on May 25 while traveling on I-35 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Kindhart has been involved in the sport for a number of decades, known primarily for his skills working […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – May 23

Askew takes over top spot to begin new season

May 23, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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The 2014 season is well underway throughout the country and around the world. This year’s shaping up to be another historic season in the sport, with a number of major events filling out the 12-month calendar. Four months are already in the books, which have helped to shape up the first release of the eKartingNews.com […]

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May 22, 2014 TaG Cadet drivers get ready for the green flag at Round Four of the Los Angeles Karting Championship (Photo: LAKC.org)
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A full paddock of racers filled up the CalSpeed Karting Center this past weekend (May 18) as the Los Angeles Karting Championship hosted the fourth round of their 2014 race season. The LAKC has become one of the most successful regional karting clubs in the country and continues to gain momentum. The year has been […]

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2014 Rock Island Grand Prix Registration Open

20th anniversary to be celebrated during Labor Day weekend street race event

May 22, 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, presented by AT&T, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2014 with a wide-range lineup of classes and a promise that everyone will have fun. This year’s theme – the most fun you will have in kart racing on and off the track. Organizers are hoping for a large turnout to […]

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EKN One-on-One: Puget Sound Road Racing Association’s Aaron Stanford

Dedication, ingenuity and hard work helps fuel rebirth of Pacific Northwest's road racing program

May 21, 2014 The Ridge Motorsports Park
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

There was a time, both in the Pacific Northwest and in the United States as a whole, when road racing was a huge part of the karting landscape.  In the past, many racers would participate in both the sprint and road race disciplines, while there was also a strong community of dedicated enduro and superkart […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – April 2014 – Dylan Tavella

New York driver earns Rotax Challenge of the Americas, follows with three wins at USPKS

May 20, 2014 Tavella clinched his first Rotax Challenge of the Americas title, besting the MIni Max field (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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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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May 19, 2014 Allegheny Karting Series logo
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A new series primarily based around the growing karting scene in Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio is set to debut with a double race weekend – May 31 and June 1 on the highly acclaimed Wilson Circuit at Pittsburgh International Race Complex (PIRC). “Pitt Race would like to announce that they are working with the […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – April 2014 – Austin Versteeg

Utah driver secures championship and Rotax Grand Finals ticket with victory in Sonoma

May 15, 2014 Versteeg won the Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale to clinch the title, and spot on Team USA (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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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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So-Cal Rotax Challenge Gains New Winners Following Round Two Action

Hayashigawa steals Masters win as Johnson slips by for Senior victory

May 14, 2014 Larry Hayashigawa slipped into the Masters Max victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The second event of the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge took place on May 10 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Additional drivers from the inaugural event back in March were part of the round two festivities for the new United States Rotax Max Challenge program, focused on rejuvenating the southern California Rotax presence. […]

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DeepSeat Inc. Acquired by KartLift Kart Stands

TEK’s Tim Koyen to give innovative seat brand a rebirth in karting industry

May 13, 2014 DeepSeat Logo
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

As of May 1, 2014, the DeepSeat name is under new ownership. Tim Koyen of KartLift Kart Stands and its parent company TEK Enterprises, LLC acquired the assets of DeepSeat Inc. from founder Charles Frear. The Sun Prairie, Wisconsin based operation is among the leaders in kart stand manufacturing, along with machined chassis skidplates and […]

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May 12, 2014 Devlin DeFrancesco (l) and Logan Sargeant (r) during the post-race press conference (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The season opener of the European CIK-FIA KF and KFJ Championship launched its first two pretenders in the first round of Muro Leccese (Lecce – Italy). The English Callum Ilott (Zanardi-Parilla-Dunlop) and Enaam Ahmed (FA Kart-Vortex-Vega), winners in their categories KF and KFJ, are the current leaders of the Championship which, in the Italian round […]

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Product News: Comet Kart Sales – Seat Saver Washer Kit

Industry leader develops new seat washer designed to extend seat life

May 09, 2014 Comet Kart Sales Seat Saver Washer Kit is designed to extend your seat life
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Comet Kart Sales is a longtime leader in the karting industry, holding over 50 years of experience and service in the sport. The Greenfield, Indiana-based company provides thousands of products for any type of karting, from simple nuts and bolts to complete race ready packages. The company also provides a professional and championship winning in-house […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals

Things never seen before with my own eyes at Dallas Karting Complex

May 08, 2014 SpringNats-Friday
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

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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May 07, 2014 Route 66 Concept Haulers Motor Speedway
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The MG Tire / L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series held their season openerat Concept Haulers Motor Speedway (CHMS) on April 26-27 with a large turnout of 289 entries.  The event was sponsored by EMJ Metals. After a long cold winter in the Midwest, everyone was glad to be back racing with some […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Sunday Report

Craig doubles in TaG Senior as four others earn second victory of weekend at Dallas Karting Complex

May 05, 2014 Jake Craig scored the win on Sunday to take home the $1,000 TaG Senior check and Pro Tour point lead (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals will go down as an historic, memorable and distinct event in North American karting history. Dallas Karting Complex hosted the final day of action with the record number of drivers taking to the Caddo Mills, Texas facility for Round Two of the weekend on a bright and warm […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Saturday Report

Lennox outruns S1 at Dallas Karting Complex as number of drivers earn first series victory on day one

May 03, 2014 UK driver Jordon Lennox-Lamb emerged as the S1 victor (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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High grip and ultra-competitive racing was the theme for the opening day of action at the SKUSA SpringNationals.  The tough conditions made it tough on the drivers and put the mechanics to work trying to eliminate grip, and this separated the field into the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in terms of workable chassis set-up.  The weather […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals

Record turnout as season begins at Dallas Karting Complex

May 02, 2014 SpringNats-Friday
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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 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete […]

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