2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Vemme Kart

Canadian-based operation expanding chassis brand worldwide

Aug 28, 2015 Showroom-Vemme
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the past months, we have been highlighting many of the chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – July 2015 – Jesus Rios Jr.

iKart driver doubles up at SKUSA SummerNationals against largest TaG Senior field

Aug 26, 2015 Jesus Rios Jr. drove to victory at the SKUSA SummerNationals twice in the TaG Senior division (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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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 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle

August 21-23, 2015: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Aug 17, 2015 USPKS logo
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series will come to a close this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. Round Seven and Eight will be completed for the four Yamaha and four TaG categories competing in this year’s program, with class champions decided with the final checkered flags. Official Discussion […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 7

All eyes on Jarsocrak who keeps top position over Myers

Aug 13, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak (Photo: EKN)
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Each season, there is a new name attached to the top of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings. No driver has finished the following year back on top, and 2015 is no different as the competition seems even more heated. SoCal’s Jake Craig ended the 2014 season as the #1 driver in the country, and he […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 5

South rises again with Lacoste taking over WRS point lead

Aug 12, 2015 Greg Lacoste takes over as the top driver in the Briggs Weekly Racing Series standings
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In March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The idea is to match 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 over the […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 7

Leesmann remains top driver over new S1 winner Musgrave and veteran White

Aug 11, 2015 Fritz Leesmann remains as the top driver in the EKN Stock Moto Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The 2015 season is becoming one of excitement in the Stock Moto categories. The SpringNationals and SummerNationals events on the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour have produced some incredible racing, and the regional and club programs around the country are continuing to see an increase in the number of six-speed powered machines at their […]

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

Breakthrough weekend for Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver in his third ever shifterkart event

Aug 05, 2015 (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 Spotlight: Karting Community United

New kart-specific charity aims to lend helping hand to those in need

Aug 04, 2015 Karting Community United logo
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There is no debating the fact that karting is a tight-knit community.  When you see the same people every other weekend, and go into battle either against them or alongside them, a sense of camaraderie is developed.  One of the truly impressive constants in karting, and motorsports in general, is that when a driver or […]

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2015 United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend

July 31-August 2, 2015: Michiana Raceway Park - North Liberty, Indiana

Jul 30, 2015 USPKS logo
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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series is now at the halfway point, with Round Five and Six scheduled for the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana on July 31-August 2. The eight categories continue on their championship chases, set to wrap up in Indiana just three weeks later. Official Discussion Thread Official Website […]

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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

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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