2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Chicagoland Super Grand Prix

September 22-24, 2017: Autobahn Country Club - Joliet, Illinois

Sep 19, 2017
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This weekend is the 2017 finale for the United States Pro Kart Series. For the first time in the five-year history of the series, the program is visiting the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois to decide this year’s champions. Seven categories will crown their champions following two rounds of racing on September 22-24. Official […]

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2017 Rock Island Grand Prix

September 2-3, 2017: Rock Island Street Course - Rock Island, Illinois

Aug 31, 2017
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It is RIGP Week! The 2017 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix is set for this weekend. The annual Labor Day weekend festival is set for September 2-3 as the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois turn into a full racing circuit. Karters from all over North America converge on the Quad Cities area […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – August 23

Top three held by OTK, Sodi Kart sets new event record

Aug 23, 2017
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Over 30 events have been tabulated from the 2017 season toward the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship. The expansion to major national and regional events have helped to gauge the success of brands across the United States karting market. Entering the final weekend of August, there only remains 10 more events to be included in the final […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – 2017 AMK Race Products Nationals

August 25-27, 2017: Wolf Paving Raceway - Dousman, Wisconsin

Aug 22, 2017
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The 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series resumes this weekend with the fourth event on the year. The AMK Race Products Nationals is set for the Wolf Paving Raceway in Dousman, Wisconsin on August 25-27. The home of the Badger Kart Club expanded its circuit this year, with WKA set to enjoy the historic facility and […]

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Driver Diary: Patrick Britain – KWC 2017

Nearly 200 drivers from around the globe battle in Spain for world title

Aug 16, 2017
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This Driver Diary is from California karter Patrick Britain. A long-time Sport Karting driver, Britain traveled to Madrid, Spain recently to challenge 199 others from around the globe, taking part in the Kart World Championship event the last week of July. For a long time, I’ve been of the opinion that racing isn’t about what […]

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2017 SKUSA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

August 11-13, 2017: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Aug 07, 2017
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This weekend is the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour season finale – the SKUSA SummerNationals 2017. The event visits the New Castle Motorsports Park for the third straight year, with the first time becoming the host of the final two rounds of the championship chase. All nine class championships, along with the tickets to the IAME […]

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2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier State Grand Prix

July 28-30, 2017: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Jul 27, 2017
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The third stop of the 2017 United States Pro Kart Series is set for this weekend (July 28-30) at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility will host the Hoosier State Grand Prix, counting for Round Five and Six of the series championship. Also on the line are the three full tickets […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – 2017 Team Empower Nationals

July 14-16, 2017: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Jul 11, 2017
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This weekend the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series resumes with the third stop of the 2017 season. The Team Empower Nationals is set for July 14-16 at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. Rounds Five and Six are scheduled for the weekend, along with the second event of the Bridgestone Mid-Season Shootout. Official […]

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Industry Insider: New Asphalt = New Karters

New kart tracks making quick impact on the sport

Jul 04, 2017
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In the early days of the sport, karting enthusiasts ventured to any open pavement or smooth dirt area to enjoy racing around, just an inch off the ground. As the sport progressed, purpose-built karting facilities sprung up all over North America. Many were simple and small, with just enough space for karts to go side-by-side. […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – June 20

OTK brands hold top two positions at halfway point of season

Jun 20, 2017
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The first half of the 2017 eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship is in the books. The summer months are here, with thousands of karters hitting tracks all across North America, enjoying the fun and excitement that is karting. At the national level, teams and drivers are gearing up for the second half of the season, looking to […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – June 15

Skaggs sets mid-season benchmark, represents new Tennessee Karting Association program

Jun 19, 2017
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Created in 2015, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs 206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks […]

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Jun 16, 2017
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We are now at the halfway point of the season for the EKN TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. Just under 60 events are in the books of those listed on the 2017 calendar with another 60 on the horizon, determining who the best TaG drivers are in the United States. The brand […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – June 16

Lead narrows for French with AJ Myers now the top challenger for the #1 spot

Jun 15, 2017
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As we near the halfway point of the 2017 calendar year, many of the national, regional and local programs are well underway with their season. The events listed on the eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA are at the halfway point for 2017, and the battle for the top position – […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: May 2017 – Braden Eves

Three different chassis brands, three victories at two events for Ohio driver

Jun 14, 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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2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix

June 2-4, 2017: Pittsburgh International Race Complex - Wampum, Pennsylvania

Jun 01, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series gets back underway this weekend with the second event of the 2017 season – Liberty Grand Prix at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. Following a strong opening event in April, the five IAME classes and two Yamaha divisions take to the 9/10-mile course and continue their bid […]

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Superkarts! USA Video: TOMversation – SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals

Interesting words from the SKUSA CEO about the future of the organization

May 22, 2017
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Once again, Superkarts! USA owner and CEO discusses the future of the organization during an interview with Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger during the weekend of the SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals at Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Enjoy!

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – 2017 Keystone State Nationals

May 19-21, 2017: Pittsburgh International Race Complex - Wampum, Pennsylvania

May 17, 2017
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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series resumes this weekend with a return to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. The event – Keystone State Nationals – is the second on the championship program, ending the five month gap between races. Official Discussion Thread Official Website Results EKN Photo Gallery EKN Trackside Live EVENT COVERAGE 05.26.17 […]

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2017 SKUSA Pro Tour – SpringNationals

May 5-7, 2017: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Apr 28, 2017
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The Superkarts! USA Pro Tour returns back to Sonoma, California on May 5-7, bringing the SpringNationals event home to its inaugural location. The Simraceway Performance Karitng Center hosted the first ever SpringNats back in 2010, coming back after seven years. Official Thread Event Website eKartingNews.com LIVE Saturday Results Sunday Results EVENT COVERAGE 05.12.17 – From […]

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2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma

April 7-9, 2017: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

Mar 30, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas closes out at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on the April 7-9 weekend. Each of the championship chases closes out with the final two rounds around the popular venue, with tickets to the 2017 Rotax Grand Finals on the line. Official Discussion Thread Official […]

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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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