EKN Driver Diary: Troy Castaneda – Asian Karting Open Championship Macau

NorCal driver receives opportunity to compete overseas in Asia

Jun 26, 2015 Troy Castaneda on top of the podium in Macau
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Karters in the United States have dreams to race around the world. Only a few get the chance to do so, and a limited number can produce results worthy of promoting. Most of the time, drivers head east to Europe, trying to compete with or against the factory drivers and teams at the top level […]

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EKN Gear: FREE Trackside Delivery to USPKS Shawano – 24 Hour Sale

Perfect Fathers Day gifts for the Racing Dad!

Jun 17, 2015 EKN Gear
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Now that the summer racing season is full swing, the EKN staff is working on a few new design concepts for our EKN Gear line-up, which we’ll start rolling out soon.  As such, we’ll be ending the production of a couple of our t-shirt designs to make room for new stock, so we’re offering up […]

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2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

June 19-21, 2015: US Air Motorsports Park - Shawano, Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2015 USPKS logo
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This weekend is the second stop of the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series, scheduled for the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. A one-of-a-kind circuit is among the most challenging courses in North America, with the series making its first ever trip to the 1.1 mile layout. Official Event Thread Official Website Results […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – May 2015 – Callum Smith

Aussie-born driver quickly becoming the next star in S5 Junior category

Jun 09, 2015 Callum Smith doubled up in the S5 Junior category, sweeping both days of the SKUSA SpringNationals (Photo: EKN)
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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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Track Focus: Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Sonoma facility providing ideal karting menu to attract newcomers

Jun 04, 2015 Simraceway Performance Karting Center is one of the top facilities in North America
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It would be hard to argue with fact that the sport of karting is currently at a crossroads in its 50-plus-year history.  The enthusiasm for the professional levels of racing, such as F1, NASCAR and IndyCar, is waning and young people just simply don’t have the intimate connection with automobiles that their parents once did.   […]

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OnTrack: KartSport North America – Arrow X3

Australian chassis manufacturer continues development and success - spearheaded by established operation in North Carolina

Jun 02, 2015 KSNA-Arrow-OnTrack-Cole
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For the eKartingNews.com staff, the 2015 season is about getting back behind the wheel. Racers at heart, our goal is to work with teams and chassis importers that offer the best products and services here in North America, all while sampling some of the best facilities that karting has to offer. This will be an […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – May 22

Tony Kart continues domination as fight for second continues to heat up

May 22, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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Looking at the calendar, the 2015 karting season is nearly at the halfway point as the month of May is just about finished. Racing all over North America is taking place with the cold winter months behind us and the warmth of summer just around the corner. The latest edition of the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship […]

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#TBT OnTrack: Margay Brava 4.11 – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Editor-in-Chief returns with American legend to score career-best finish at the Rock

May 21, 2015 Margay's Greg Dingess and EKN's Rob Howden getting the Rock Island Grand Prix 2014 Briggs LO206 Masters ride ready (Photo: EKN)
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In the wake of exciting news regarding the changes planned this year’s edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix, and as we discuss our plans for EKN Live coverage of the great annual event, I’m brought back to last September and what was one of my most enjoyable trips to the Quad Cities. As a […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – April 2015 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver claims three of four Junior feature wins at USPKS opener

May 18, 2015 Lemke driving to victory in the Leopard Junior class on Saturday at the USPKS opener (Photo: EKN)
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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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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – May 15

Myers and Jarsocrak leap over Craig to begin new season

May 15, 2015 AJ Myers has moved into the #1 position in the EKN TaG Driver Rankings (Photo: USPKS - Kathy Churchill)
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Looking at the top-25 drivers in the newest release of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings, the drivers included are no question the best in North America. Any one of the 25 pilots are capable of winning any race they enter, from the regional level to the big stage. With four months of racing into the […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – May 14

Leesmann returns to top of order as new season begins

May 14, 2015 New EKN Driver Rankings #1 Stock Moto driver Fritz Leesmann (Photo: EKN)
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The 2015 racing season is well underway with the winter programs in the books, and most regional and national series kicking off over the last two months. The eKartingNews.com Stock Moto Driver Rankings ended with UK driver Jordon Lennox on top of the standings thanks to his five straight victories on the SKUSA Fikse Wheels […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SpringNationals

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver takes on first ever Pro Tour event in shifterkart

May 11, 2015 Kyle Kalish (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SpringNationals

May 1-3, 2015: Phoenix Kart Racing Association - Glendale, Arizona

Apr 30, 2015 SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNats 2015 logo
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This weekend marks the start of the sixth season for the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour, set for the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The four Stock Honda and four TaG divisions will begin the sixth season of the program with extreme temperatures forecast-ed for the weekend. Official Event Thread Official Series […]

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2015 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

April 24-26, 2015: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

Apr 22, 2015 USPKS logo
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This weekend marks the beginning of the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series set for the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresvillle, North Carolina. The third season of the program is set to welcome another record turn-out for the opening rounds with three TaG and four Yamaha divisions, visiting NASCAR country for the third straight year. Official […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Jake Craig – Rotax Max Euro Challenge Salbris Report

TaG Driver Rankings #1 pilot begins tour as factory Formula K driver in Europe

Apr 20, 2015 (Photo: theracebox.com)
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In December, it was announced that Jake Craig, the top TaG driver in the 2014 EKN Driver Rankings, was moving to the Formula K brand and partnering up with the RaceLab operation along with tuner Kyle Kuntze. The deal included the Southern California driver signing on as an official Formula K Racing driver, making him […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Outline Confirmed for 2015

Program continues promotion of drivers within TaG and Stock Moto divisions

Apr 13, 2015 EKN E logo
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The 2015 details of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings program have been confirmed. The events to be included in the Touch and Go (TaG) and Stock Moto categories have been identified, with the purpose to highlight the top drivers in the country. Initially developed for the pages of Super Kart Illustrated magazine, the mathematical program ranks […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – April 8

2015 program completes winter series with Tony Kart remaining on top

Apr 08, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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In a blink of an eye, the first three months of 2015 have come and gone, with a ton of karting taking part along the west coast and down in the Sunshine State, starting off the new season with excitement. Nearly every one of the 13 weekends hosted a race somewhere in the southern portion […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – March 2015 – Kyle Kirkwood

Ocala Gran Prix driver secures FWT Rok and Rotax championships

Apr 06, 2015 Kyle Kirkwood - 2015 Florida Winter Tour RMC champion (Photo: Florida Karting Photos)
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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 Driver Diary: TJ Koyen – Midwest Indoor Nationals

Playing in the dirt for veteran sprint kart racer from Wisconsin

Mar 25, 2015 TJ Koyen (Photo: Rutster Photography)
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eKartingNews.com has a number of loyal and helpful members of the EKN Community on the Forums. TJ Koyen is one of them. The son of KartLift and DeepSeat owner Tim Koyen, TJ is the owner of Oktane Visual and has been karting for 13 years. Koyen has raced from club, regional to the national level […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – February 2015 – Sting Ray Robb

Idaho driver goes 5 for 5 on podiums - including two wins while competing at three different events in three different states

Mar 23, 2015 Sting Ray Robb scored five podium results in five races, including two victories for the month of February (Photo: EKN)
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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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