Eastern Canadian Karting Championship Video Gone Viral

Millions of views to watch Briggs & Stratton Junior driver Kelsey Hann ‘fly over’

May 31, 2016 ECKC-Kelsey Hann-Flying-Video
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Nearly each week, there is a video that pops up on social media, that nearly everyone in North America and around the world has viewed. For karting, this is typically a crash video, such as we saw with the latest videos released by Superkarts! USA, and those collected by random social media accounts. This particular […]

Read Full Story

Los Angeles Karting Championship Hosting Pro Show on June 11

Top drivers set to battle for over $12,000 in prize money in Stock Moto and IAME X30 competition

May 30, 2016 LAKC Pro Show
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Los Angeles Karting Championship is offering up a unique and exciting three-hour event for S1/S2 Stock Moto and IAME X30 competitors on June 11, one day prior to the fifth event of the 2016 championship series. The LAKC Pro Show at the CalSpeed Karting Center facility will hand out over $12,000 in prize money […]

Read Full Story

EKN One-on-One: Bernie Lacotta – IKF Governor Arizona

Veteran karter sees PKRA successes as road to revitalize the IKF

May 27, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Despite the current perception that kart racing is in a major national slump in terms of participation from coast-to-coast, the truth is that there are many clubs and regions that are enjoying a positive resurgence in numbers, many thanks to the growing Briggs 206 four-cycle program.  International Kart Federation (IKF) Arizona Governor Bernie Lacotta was […]

Read Full Story

California ProKart Challenge Returns to Action in Sonoma

Second half of season for flagship Superkarts! USA regional program travels to wine country

May 26, 2016 The second half of the California ProKart Challenge season begins June 3-4 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The California ProKart Challenge returns to the track on June 3-4 after taking the month of May off for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. Competitors are set on traveling to Northern California to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma for the fourth round of the 2016 season. The incredible ‘National’ circuit in the […]

Read Full Story

Can-Am Karting Challenge Opens 2016 at Horn Rapids Kart Track

First two rounds of regional program takes competitors to home of Tri-City Kart Club

May 26, 2016 (Photo: Dalton Egger - CanAmKartingChallenge.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The Can-Am Karting Challenge opened up its 2016, welcoming just over 80 racers ranging from young and old, new to veteran, taking on the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, Washington. Site of the Tri-Cities Kart Club program, the Can-Am racers called it home over the May 20-22 weekend. The 2016 Can-Am program is filled […]

Read Full Story

Number of Sweeps to Begin 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge

Superkarts! USA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors kick off fifth season of program at North Texas Kartways

May 25, 2016 (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2016 season is underway for the Texas ProKart Challenge, hosting the opening event of year at the North Texas Karters facility. The Denton, Texas circuit welcomed racers of the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs to begin their championship chases. Racers battled around the 1/2-mile course […]

Read Full Story

Jerry Henderson – In Memoriam

Karting veterans speak to the value of their friendships

May 24, 2016 Jerry Henderson-LAKC
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

The beginning of 2016 has been rough on the karting community, losing Pacific Northwest legend Danny Hodapp in January, SKUSA visionary Jim Murley in February, SKUSA’s founder Don Janowski in April and then, during the week before the SpringNationals, SoCal karting ambassador Jerry Henderson.   Jerry was a tremendously talented driver and a tireless ambassador of […]

Read Full Story

Momentum Building for Upcoming California State Karting Championships

Unique track layout and growing prize package highlight new additions to 48th running of event

May 23, 2016 California State Karting Championships CSKC 2016 poster web-900x600
Written by PR Wire | No Comments

With less than a month until the green flag drops, Tri-C Karters and title sponsor APM Racing will be hosting the 48th Annual California State Karting Championships (CSKC) on June 17-19 in Fontana, California at CalSpeed Karting facility. The premier kart racing facility in Southern California will host a unique track layout designed solely for […]

Read Full Story

From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series 2016 – New Castle

Successful opening event as fourth season of series kicks off

May 20, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story

Rock Island Grand Prix Announces 2016 Race Classes, Opens New Online Registration Process

Popular Labor Day street race gearing up for the 22nd running

May 20, 2016 RIGP 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

In just over 100 days, karters from across North America will converge on the Quad Cities area for the 22nd running of the Rock Island Grand Prix. Dubbed as the largest street race in the world, Rock Island, Illinois city streets are converted overnight into a race track as competitors tackle the 6/10-mile course along […]

Read Full Story

Surge of Entries at Round Four of Los Angeles Karting Championship

Hays, Schartau, Inzunza and Cotham among the big winners at CalSpeed

May 19, 2016 (Photo: KartRacerMedia.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The fourth round of the Los Angeles Karting Championship took place May 15 at the CalSpeed Karting Facility. A surge of entries boasted the total number above the 180-mark, all converging on the Fontana, California facility to dry and comfortable racing weather. A handful of drivers used the event to establish themselves as a championship […]

Read Full Story
May 19, 2016 SKUSA-TomVersation
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This is version 2 of the ‘TomVersation’ as been released by Superkarts! USA. SKUSA CEO and owner Tom Kutscher sits down with Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger for another interview discussing all the major issues currently facing the organization and hits the rumors and opinions out there head on. Enjoy!

Read Full Story
May 18, 2016 (Photo: airportjournals.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

EKN published an article on Friday, May 6 regarding the future of The Track at Centennial, a Denver-area facility that was closed December 31, 2015. The following release is the confirmation on the future of the site and the track itself. Summit Motorsports Management (SMM), an industry leader in indoor go-karting and entertainment, today announced […]

Read Full Story

eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2016 – Aiden Baker-Crouse

‘ABC’ goes perfect at WKA Gold Cup opener with seven Sportsman victories

May 17, 2016 Aiden Baker-Crouse (Photo: Carl Barnes)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 […]

Read Full Story

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

Lemke and Simpson steal Pro victories with Mayer and Tavella earning first Junior wins

May 15, 2016 Brandon Lemke scored the IAME Pro division victory (Photo: EKN)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The final day of action went into the books today as the first event of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series is now complete. Nearly 160 entries filled the eight categories that took to the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in central Indiana. After battling cold temperatures for all of Saturday, the sun finally […]

Read Full Story

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

Eves and Pesek bag victories in Pro categories while Bertagnoli and Pretorius win in Junior

May 14, 2016 Braden Eves landed his first USPKS IAME Pro victory (Photo: EKN)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It was one of the worst days for weather conditions in a long time at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The first round of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series was welcomed to harsh cold and windy weather, quite unseasonable for Indy in mid-May. Thankfully, there was no rain to bring in conditions much […]

Read Full Story

Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle

Fourth season kicks off in Month of May, back home again in Indiana

May 13, 2016 USPKS-New Castle-Fri
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 2016 United States Pro Kart Series opener at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen […]

Read Full Story

The Track at Centennial Coming Back

Denver-area facility under negotiation for new ownership

May 13, 2016 The Track at Centennial
Written by David Cole | No Comments

In an article on January 18, EKN reported the future of The Track at Centennial could be coming to an end. The Arapahoe County Public Airport Authority (ACPAA) and Denver JetCenter (DJC) were under discussions on leasing the parcel of land on which the track – located at the Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado – […]

Read Full Story

206 Lounge Set to Debut at Upcoming Tri-C Karters Event

Arrive and Drive program focused on bringing in new karters to enjoy the race day experience

May 12, 2016 Full Throttle Karting FTK 206 Lounge logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Briggs & Stratton 206 racing is growing throughout the United States and Canada, with new expansion into many other countries across the world. 206 racing is helping to fuel the foundation of the sport, bringing old karts and former drivers back to the race track, and helping to rejuvenate the club level competition we see […]

Read Full Story
May 12, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

It has been eight months since the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires took to the track, closing out the 2015 season at the end of August. Now into the month of May, just prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 down the road, the 2016 USPKS kicks […]

Read Full Story
Karting's News and Information Leader ekartingnews | an HMG publication