Mar 29, 2017
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The 2017 season is shaping up to be one exciting year of karting. The first quarter of the year has seen a number of events taking place, including those listed on the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. The Stock Honda category is seeing change in format and those at the top of […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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The following is a release sent out by GoRotax.com regarding the future of the US Rotax Grand Nationals event and the US Open New Jersey event. The combined event now puts two Rotax Grand Finals tickets up for grabs at one event, one guaranteed to a United States driver – with the exception of Masters […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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The season opener for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series not only welcomed back many of the fine families in the sport of 4 cycle racing, it also produced some new national winners from competitors who have been digging hard the last few years to get to the top shelf of the podium. […]

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Fund Created to Assist Karting Family from Wisconsin

Racer hospitalized following incident during Laguna Seca event

Mar 29, 2017
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Racing is a dangerous sport, and thankfully, we see few to no major incidents at the events that we at eKartingNews.com attend. Unfortunately, one such incident occurred during the Northern California Karters Corkscrew Spring Nationals at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California this past weekend. A nearly sold-out event welcomed racers from all over […]

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Mar 28, 2017
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It is a new era for the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings program. The new partnership with Bell Racing USA is providing the top drivers in both Stock Honda and TaG standings with a new helmet for the 2018 season. The Stock Honda program is also moving to a best seven count, adjusting from the best six […]

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Mar 28, 2017
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The Quest for the Cup, the WKA Winter Cup to be specific, will be attained this weekend, as the 3-race national program, now in its second season, will crown its 2017 national champions at Ocala Gran Prix. Dating back to Daytona KartWeek in December of 2016, and rolling through Jacksonville, Florida in late February, competitors […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – March 24

Number of brands earning points in first quarter of 2017 season

Mar 27, 2017
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The first quarter of 2017 is in the books, and a busy schedule of karting events have been completed through the first three months of the season. The winter months typically were used to recharge and prepare for the summer season. Today, there is not a weekend that does not have a major event on […]

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Ignite Challenge Series to Offer Regional Level Ignite Competition

Five tracks partner for new traveling series featuring spec Margay / Briggs categories

Mar 24, 2017
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Introducing the Ignite Challenge series! New for 2017, the Ignite Challenge will introduce the popular spec Ignite classes to regional level racing. Traveling to five existing Midwest area Ignite tracks, the Challenge will make a stop at the Gateway Kartplex, Autobahn County Club, Mid-State Kart Club, TNT Kartways and 61 Kartway. The Ignite Challenge will […]

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California ProKart Challenge Returns to Streets of Willow

Superkarts! USA regional program set to tackle high-speed road course on March 31-April 1

Mar 23, 2017
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The California ProKart Challenge is set to return back to action, resuming the 2017 championship chase with the second round of the series at the Willow Springs International Raceway on March 31-April 1. There is no ‘fooling’ around with the second stop, which takes the competitors in the Honda and IAME divisions around the exciting […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: February 2017 – Trey Brown

Broken bone doesn’t stop Junior driver from earning victory at California ProKart Challenge

Mar 22, 2017
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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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Mar 22, 2017
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As the newest season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series prepares to take to the track this weekend in the Water Medic Southeast Showdown at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, competitors will have the chance to not only compete for the right to stand atop the podium as the weekends […]

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Challenge of the Americas Offering Bonus Purse at Series Finale

Registration closes March 24 for final rounds of championship program at Simraceway

Mar 21, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas is set to close out on April 7-9 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California – one of the most picturesque locations for a karting facility in the world. Tickets for the 2017 Rotax Grand Finals remain up for grabs in the three headline […]

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EKN One-on-One: Marco Oldhafer – Gearup Challenge F-Series

A series by the racers for the racers continues its growth spurt

Mar 21, 2017
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The possibilities in karting are endless. I have always said that karting is what you make of it. If you want to spend a few Saturdays at the track, or travel across the country and around the world, the opportunities are never-ending. That said, in recent years, racers in the Northeast were lacking a program […]

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2017 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Details Confirmed

Over $47,000 in prizes to be awarded this season to grassroots racers

Mar 20, 2017
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Have you ever wondered where you stand against local racers in your region or throughout North America?  That is the premise behind the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series. The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series was launched in 2015 to support the talented local racers and the sprint clubs that run the 206 sealed […]

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Mar 20, 2017
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One of the many great gauges of a season from year to year is the entry count. And for the second consecutive season, the entry numbers for the Roebling Road Nationals, stop #2 for the Dunlop/ Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting are heading in a northerly direction. On the heels of […]

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Mar 17, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) is proud to announce the latest addition to our growing 2017 prize package.  USPKS has partnered with IAME USA, MG Tires, and SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) to offer entries and guaranteed SuperSunday starting spots at the SKUSA SuperNationals XXI, for one lucky racer in each of five IAME classes. […]

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Mar 16, 2017
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Just a few weeks after the 2017 season kicked off for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour, the organization has released the latest edition of the WinterNationals. Held at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana, the inaugural event welcomed just over 220 drivers for the IAME and Honda categories. Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger sits down […]

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Mar 16, 2017
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We are just under six months away from the 23rd running of the Rock Island Grand Prix, and for many, it can’t come soon enough. The world’s largest and longest running street race brings racers from all over the world to the ‘Quad Cities’, a grouping of four cities in Iowa and Illinois, separated by […]

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OnTrack: Rolison Performance Group Tony Kart Racer 401S / Briggs 206

EKN Managing Editor tackles Challenge of the Americas Briggs 206 division

Mar 15, 2017
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One of our goals for the 2017 season is to get the EKN staff back behind the wheel more often. Karting is not just our profession, but the sport we love. For me, karting has been a passion since my early days, as I was born into the sport as a second generation driver. My […]

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EKN Tournament Challenge Back for 2017

Open contest for karting community to win EKN Gear

Mar 13, 2017
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It is March Madness once again and after a great weekend of conference tournaments, the big dance is upon us with the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship ready to get underway. Everywhere across the country – offices, college dorms, high school cafeterias, across social media and even in the karting paddock is talk about the […]

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