2015 Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour – SummerNationals

July 24-26, 2015: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Jul 21, 2015 SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour logo
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The sixth annual Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals is set for this weekend (July 24-26) at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Over 230 drivers are scheduled to take part in the four Stock Moto and four TaG divisions in central Indiana. Official Event Thread Official Series Website Friday/Saturday Results Sunday Results On Track […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – June 2015 – David Kalb Jr.

Ohio driver bags three wins in Junior ranks at WKA Gold Cup event in Kershaw

Jul 17, 2015 Kalb taking one of his three checkered flags during the Kershaw weekend (Photo: Double Vision Photography)
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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 – July 9

Tony Kart lead remains with six brands in strong fight for P2

Jul 09, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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The 2015 season is at the halfway point of the year and the transition now begins toward preparing to close out the championship chases. The EKN Constructors Championship is more than halfway done, with 28 events completed and only 15 still to go. From the beginning, the Tony Kart brand has led the way and […]

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OnTrack: Italian Motors – Italkart / X125T-MX

EKN’S Rob Howden samples new chassis/engine combination at SIMA

Jul 03, 2015 EKN's Rob Howden OnTrack with the Italian Motors Italkart powered by an X125 at the SIMA facility (Photo: EKN - Alycia Hodapp)
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If there’s an area of excitement in regards to the potential growth of our sport in North America, it’s the recent development of new tracks all over the continent.  We now have an excellent facility in Mooresville, NC, right in the heart of NASCAR country, a new club-owned track in Calgary, Alberta, and the ground […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 2

Jarsocrak assumes top position as best TaG driver in North America

Jul 02, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak (Photo: EKN)
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The eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings standings now is welcoming over 400 drivers competing in events over the last 12 event. From all points of North America, racers from all different backgrounds and tracks continue to search for that extra tenth of a second or the advantage over the rest of their competitors. TaG racing at […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July 1

Leesmann improves on lead over Musgrave and White

Jul 01, 2015 Fritz Leesmann (Photo: Tony Leone - DromoPhotos.com)
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The 2015 calendar year is at the halfway point, six months down, six months to go. The racing season is very much over mid-point with the regional and national programs already there. For Stock Moto racing, the growth continues with the driver count eclipsing the 250 mark. The lead at the top grew by a […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – United States Pro Kart Series Shawano

Back to his roots for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver, jumping aboard a Yamaha powered machine

Jun 30, 2015 Kalish goes back to his roots, racing Yamaha at the USPKS Shawano event (Photo: EKN)
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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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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

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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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