2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

July 21-24, 2016: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

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The 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues this weekend with the seventh running of the SKUSA SummerNationals. The event returns for the second straight year at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana with 248 entries set for the nine categories on the weekend. Catch all the action live at ekartingnews.com/live and watch update […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1

July 15-17, 2016: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

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This weekend marks the return of EKN Trackside Live coverage of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series. EKN was in Daytona for the first time covering a WKA event since 2012. After scheduling conflict preventing us from attending the GoPro event in April, EKN is set for the final three events of the 2016 season beginning […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: June 2016 – Dakota Pesek

Top Kart USA driver sweeps Shawano for USPKS and Route 66 Sprint Series

Jul 12, 2016 Dakota Pesek won both finals at the Route 66 Sprint Series and doubled up at the USPKS event - both in Shawano (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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2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

July 8-10, 2016: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

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This weekend is begins the second half of the United States Pro Kart Series. May and June took the competitors to Indiana and Wisconsin, now the destination is Mooresville, North Carolina and the GoPro Motorplex. EKN will have complete coverage throughout the weekend, including result updates here and of course more on the home page […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – June 30

Peel remains top driver as total nears 1,000 racers in North America

Jul 04, 2016 Barry Peel (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Last March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 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 all […]

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2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

June 17-19, 2016: US Air Motorsports Raceway - Shawano, Wisconsin

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The United States Pro Kart Series resumes this weekend with another trip to the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Following another big event for the Route 66 Sprint Series, this weekend’s USPKS event should be another fantastic event with the eight categories continuing their championship chases. EKN will have complete coverage, including live audio […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – June 10

2016 program begins with Tony Kart remaining as top brand in North America

Jun 15, 2016 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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The 2016 karting season is nearing the halfway point with a busy first five months in the books. The many kart tracks across the United States and Canada are welcoming racers every weekend, enjoying the sport we all love. On the national scene, 22 events have been completed that count toward the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship […]

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EKN One-on-One: Nathan Thibodeaux – Tri-C Karters

SoCal focusing on affordable classes and fun atmosphere

Jun 09, 2016 Tri-C Karters-Trophies
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If you talk to people in the karting industry or in the community, on the whole, and ask them what part of the sport we need to work on, they’ll all tell you we should be focusing on the foundation.  If karting is viewed as a pyramid, with national competition making up a small 10% […]

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EKN One-on-One: Scott Sutton – Summit Motorsports Management

Rebirth of a karting facility at Centennial Airport in Denver

Jun 01, 2016 Anthony Sclafani (Director of Engineering), Kyle Cohrs (Director of Operations), Kristine Gahnstrom (Director of Human Resources), Scott Sutton (President & CEO), Greg Welch (Performance Division Manager), Allie Farner (Director of Events), Jaime Palmucci (Director of Marketing), Adam Schlosser (Director of Finance)
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There was a time in the mid-2000s when the state of Colorado was a model for regional karting in the United States.  A handful of tracks had banded together to promote the sport, run similar classes and co-promote the Colorado Sprint Championship that drew big numbers and created incredible excitement.  People were taking notice from […]

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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
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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 […]

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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)
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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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2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle

May 13-15, 2016 : New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

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This weekend kicks off the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series. The fourth season of the growing series is set to open up at the New Castle Motorsports Park with official practice on Friday and two rounds of racing over Saturday and Sunday. Four IAME divisions and four Yamaha categories will do battle throughout the […]

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2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SpringNationals

April 29-May 1, 2016: Phoenix Kart Racing Association - Glendale, Arizona

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The 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour gets underway on April 29-May 1 at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. EKN will be trackside the entire weekend, providing the EKN Live broadcast available at ekartingnews.com/live. A new era begins with four Stock Moto divisions and five IAME ‘TaG’ categories beginning the journey toward the SKUSA […]

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EKN One-on-One: Mike Rolison

Driver, race team owner, and series promoter - never a dull moment with ‘Roli’

Apr 20, 2016 Mike Rolison (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The moment the pits open, until the final trailer rolls out of the paddock, you can be sure to see a tall blur of a man running around the Rolison Performance Group tent making sure everything is taken care of. On the track, he’s the guy in the plain race suit and the plain helmet, […]

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Industry Insider: Lucas Oil School of Racing

New program geared to help ease the transition from karting to cars

Apr 12, 2016 Lucas Oil School of Racing-PBIR
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Progression is part of motorsports. There’s a ladder that young pilots all want to climb through karting and, if their dreams come true, into cars and potentially F1, IndyCar or NASCAR.  We hear about it regularly on TV broadcasts, as the announcers tout the karting success of the current crop of superstars. Drivers who begin […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – March 2016 – Kyle Kirkwood

Ocala Gran Prix talent doubles up in championships at Florida Winter Tour

Apr 05, 2016 Kirkwood-DOM-Motorsport
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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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Challenge of the Americas 2016: Sonoma

April 1-3, 2016: Simraceway Performance Karting Center - Sonoma, California

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Two events in the books, one final weekend remains for the Challenge of the Americas 2016 program. The seven different championship chases comes to a close at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on April 1-3. For three drivers, it is a chance to earn a ticket to the 2016 Rotax Max Challenge […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2016 24 Hours of America

1227 laps, 854 miles put Racing For Tourette driver on top in NOLA

Mar 23, 2016 Trey Shannon pulling off after winning the Solo division at the 24 Hours of America (Photo: Endurance Karting)
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Driving a kart solo has become somewhat of an annual tradition for me these days. Since my Guinness World Record attempt at New Castle in 2011, I’ve made two more 24 hour record attempts, both indoor, and competed solo in the Endurance Karting 24 Hours of America as a solo driver every year since 2013. […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – February 2016 – Mike Jones

Dallas Karting Complex / Sodi Kart pilot in driver’s seat for COTA Masters Max title

Mar 08, 2016 Mike Jones won both Masters Max Finals in Phoenix to lead the Challenge of the Americas championship chase (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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Challenge of the Americas 2016: PKRA

February 26-28, 2016: Phoenix Kart Racing Association - Glendale, Arizona

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This weekend is the second stop of the 2016 Challenge of the Americas program, set for the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and two shifterkart divisions are set to square off at the mid-way point of the championship chase, including three tickets for the Rotax Grand Finals […]

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