EKN One-on-One: Robert Bujdoso – Checkered Motorsports

Young racer helping to guide growth of family-owned business

Oct 22, 2014 Checkered Motorsports' Robert Bujdoso (Photo: Iqbal Waryah)
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The PCR brand has a long history in the United States. For years, the marque was distributed and promoted by the historic Franklin Motorsports operation out of Wisconsin, with the Mayr family fully behind the program. After the company was sold in 2005, the brand slowly lost momentum before finding a new home with Checkered […]

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Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

October 15-19, 2014: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

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This weekend is the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge, set for the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The fourth annual event will crown an international champion with nearly 10 countries represented at this Rotax Max Challenge event. Four tickets to the prestigious Rotax Grand Finals are up for grabs in the Senior, Junior, […]

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2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

September 27-28, 2014: Lancaster, California

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The 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix is underway as the southern California city hosts a three-day festival in the downtown area. The California ProKart Challenge is finishing up their 2014 season with a two-day event, featuring over 100 drivers as Superkarts! USA regional program puts on the race event. Official Discussion Thread Official Website […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – September 22

Craig stays at top as Jarsocrak gains 20 spots

Sep 25, 2014 Jake Craig (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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As the 2014 US Rotax Max Grand Nationals Senior Max champion, it will be a tall order to unseat Jake Craig as the top TaG pilot in the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings. Craig has earned top honors for the second month in a row after a very strong late summer surge. Coupled with the great season […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – September 22

Neri remains as top driver entering final two months of karting season

Sep 24, 2014 Nick Neri (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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Ten events have been added over the last six weeks to the eKartingNews.com Stock Moto Driver Rankings. Regional events in Texas, Colorado, Pittsburgh, Florida, Utah and California were contested since the August 15 release of the standings, along with the annual King of the Streets at the Rock Island Grand Prix. Nothing changed in the […]

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2014 RoboPong 200

September 19-21, 2014: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

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This weekend is the 11th annual RoboPong 200. Teams aboard TaG karts will attempt to complete the 200-lap endurance race around the 1-mile New Castle Motorsports Park. In addition to the big race Sunday, three Yamaha support races will go for a 15 lap Prefinal and 30 lap Final, testing their endurance and speed. Official […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – August 2014 – Sting Ray Robb

Rookie Junior driver earns first ticket to Rotax Grand Finals through Can-Am program

Sep 16, 2014 Sting Ray Robb won Round Seven to help him secure the vice-champion spot at the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge (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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EKN TV: Rock Island Grand Prix On-Board w/Tony Jump and David Cole

Picture-and-picture of Yamaha SuperCan Heavy main event with EKN audio from Labor Day street race

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This past Labor Day weekend was the 20th annual Rock Island Grand Prix. Nearly 100 karters converged to the Quad Cities area, turning the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois into a two-day race. The excitement continues from the time racers arrive Friday afternoon until the closing hours of Sunday. Each and every year, the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – August 2014 – Brandon Jarsocrak

Senior Rookie cashes in four straight weekends in Yamaha Pro division at United States Pro Kart Series

Sep 11, 2014 Jarsocrak led the Yamaha Pro field at all four weekends of the USPKS (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.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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EKN Constructors Championship – September 9

Tony Kart lead grows exponentially as the season draws to a close

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It has been a busy 2014 for karting in the United States, North America, and around the world. Just three months of racing remains for the season, with more major victories and championships still on the horizon for a number of drivers and chassis manufacturers. One title that may be wrapped up early is the […]

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2014 Rock Island Grand Prix

August 30-31, 2014: Rock Island Street Course - Rock Island, Illinois

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Tradition continues as the 20th Rock Island Grand Prix is scheduled for this Labor Day weekend, on a rare August weekend. The final two days of the month will welcome karters from all over, as they converge on the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois for a karting festival. Friday night, the Quad City streets […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – July 2014 – Austin Garrison

Ocala Gran Prix driver secures three major victories within two weeks

Aug 27, 2014 Garrison crossing the line at the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals for the Junior Max victory (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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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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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 15

Craig advances to top spot, earning Rotax national title and leading SKUSA Pro Tour standings

Aug 22, 2014 Jake Craig (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Throughout the period of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings, opinion have varied on whether the numbers support who truly are the best drivers in the country. Since July 1, some of the biggest events of the season took place in the TaG categories, including the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals and the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals. One […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 15

Neri jumps to number one position following another successful Pro Tour outing

Aug 20, 2014 Nick Neri (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The core of the 2014 season is upon us, and the many events throughout July and August are now defining the racing year. Regional racing is closing in on its completion, while the national schedule was amped up with the recent running of the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix. At the street […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – July 2014 – Ken Maxfield

Masters driver scores national title at home track, battling back from illness

Aug 19, 2014 2014 Masters Max national champion Ken Maxfield (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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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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United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Motorsports Park

August 15-17, 2014: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

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This weekend is the finale of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series, set for the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. Another event of over 100 entries will converge to the popular 1-mile course to decide the eight champions – four in TaG and four in Yamaha. Official Event Thread Official Website […]

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EKN One-on-One: Chris Wheeler – US Open of Dirt

Karting industry member discusses plans for exciting new venture

Aug 11, 2014 US41 Speedway will host the first ever US Open of Dirt event on September 12-13
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As we enter the month of August and take a quick look at how the 2014 racing season has progressed, there have been many positives.  Numbers have been strong in the top national series with record entries on both the SKUSA Pro Tour and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, and we’ve seen growth from […]

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2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

August 1-3, 2014: Modesto Grand Prix - Modesto, California

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This weekend will see history be made in the sport of karting. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix is set to host the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals event. The Northern California city is rolling out the red carpet for over 240 karters from across the country and around the globe, competing in four TaG […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – June 2014 – Mike McAndrews

Birel driver bags double win weekend at United States Pro Kart Series in South Bend

Jul 30, 2014 McAndrews drove to two victories at the USPKS South Bend event (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.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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United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

July 25-27, 2014: Pittsburgh International Race Complex - Wampum, PA

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The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series is at the halfway point, and now heads to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA for Round Five and Six. The four TaG and four Yamaha categories will continue their chase for the championship in the eight-round title fight this weekend, returning back to the season […]

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