EKN TV: Rock Island Grand Prix On-Board w/Tony Jump and David Cole

Picture-and-picture of Yamaha SuperCan Heavy main event with EKN audio from Labor Day street race

Sep 15, 2014 EKNTV-RIGP2014-JumpCole
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This past Labor Day weekend was the 20th annual Rock Island Grand Prix. Nearly 100 karters converged to the Quad Cities area, turning the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois into a two-day race. The excitement continues from the time racers arrive Friday afternoon until the closing hours of Sunday. Each and every year, the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – August 2014 – Brandon Jarsocrak

Senior Rookie cashes in four straight weekends in Yamaha Pro division at United States Pro Kart Series

Sep 11, 2014 Jarsocrak led the Yamaha Pro field at all four weekends of the USPKS (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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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 – September 9

Tony Kart lead grows exponentially as the season draws to a close

Sep 09, 2014 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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It has been a busy 2014 for karting in the United States, North America, and around the world. Just three months of racing remains for the season, with more major victories and championships still on the horizon for a number of drivers and chassis manufacturers. One title that may be wrapped up early is the […]

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2014 Rock Island Grand Prix

August 30-31, 2014: Rock Island Street Course - Rock Island, Illinois

Aug 29, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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Tradition continues as the 20th Rock Island Grand Prix is scheduled for this Labor Day weekend, on a rare August weekend. The final two days of the month will welcome karters from all over, as they converge on the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois for a karting festival. Friday night, the Quad City streets […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – July 2014 – Austin Garrison

Ocala Gran Prix driver secures three major victories within two weeks

Aug 27, 2014 Garrison crossing the line at the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals for the Junior Max victory (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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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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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 15

Craig advances to top spot, earning Rotax national title and leading SKUSA Pro Tour standings

Aug 22, 2014 Jake Craig (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Throughout the period of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings, opinion have varied on whether the numbers support who truly are the best drivers in the country. Since July 1, some of the biggest events of the season took place in the TaG categories, including the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals and the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals. One […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 15

Neri jumps to number one position following another successful Pro Tour outing

Aug 20, 2014 Nick Neri (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The core of the 2014 season is upon us, and the many events throughout July and August are now defining the racing year. Regional racing is closing in on its completion, while the national schedule was amped up with the recent running of the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix. At the street […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – July 2014 – Ken Maxfield

Masters driver scores national title at home track, battling back from illness

Aug 19, 2014 2014 Masters Max national champion Ken Maxfield (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Motorsports Park

August 15-17, 2014: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

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This weekend is the finale of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series, set for the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. Another event of over 100 entries will converge to the popular 1-mile course to decide the eight champions – four in TaG and four in Yamaha. Official Event Thread Official Website […]

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EKN One-on-One: Chris Wheeler – US Open of Dirt

Karting industry member discusses plans for exciting new venture

Aug 11, 2014 US41 Speedway will host the first ever US Open of Dirt event on September 12-13
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As we enter the month of August and take a quick look at how the 2014 racing season has progressed, there have been many positives.  Numbers have been strong in the top national series with record entries on both the SKUSA Pro Tour and the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, and we’ve seen growth from […]

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2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

August 1-3, 2014: Modesto Grand Prix - Modesto, California

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This weekend will see history be made in the sport of karting. The inaugural Modesto Grand Prix is set to host the 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals event. The Northern California city is rolling out the red carpet for over 240 karters from across the country and around the globe, competing in four TaG […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – June 2014 – Mike McAndrews

Birel driver bags double win weekend at United States Pro Kart Series in South Bend

Jul 30, 2014 McAndrews drove to two victories at the USPKS South Bend event (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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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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United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

July 25-27, 2014: Pittsburgh International Race Complex - Wampum, PA

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The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series is at the halfway point, and now heads to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA for Round Five and Six. The four TaG and four Yamaha categories will continue their chase for the championship in the eight-round title fight this weekend, returning back to the season […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – June 2014 – Kaylen Frederick

Maryland driver climbing quickly up the standings in the Mini Max division

Jul 16, 2014 Kaylen Frederick leading the Mini Max field at the Rotax Summer Shootout (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

July 17-20, 2014: Miller Motorsports Park - Tooele, Utah

Jul 14, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
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This week is ‘Rotax Week’ at EKN with the running of the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. The top Rotax racers from all over the United States will venture to the 9/10-mile course, which is hosting the national championship event for the second time since 2011. eKartingNews.com […]

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EKN Industry Insider: Precision Karting Technologies

Detroit-based company focuses on advancement in karting components

Jul 10, 2014 Precision Karting Technologies is family-owned and 100% for karting
(L to R) Chad Krause, Alex Watzke, Kim Watzke and Linda Watzke
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A majority of the karting companies in the United States market have been created on the basis of need, either personal necessity or demand from the community itself. During the early days of the sport, we needed equipment and complete karts were manufactured here in the US, and this included engines and all of the […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 1

Askew remains top driver to beat in the United States

Jul 04, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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At the halfway point of 2014, there is still a lot of racing to be completed in the remaining six months. A number of major events, including the Cold Stone US Rotax Grand Nationals, the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals and a host of others lurk in the coming weeks, and will have a major effect in […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July 1

Musgrave maintains lead as top-10 remains nearly unchanged entering summer months

Jul 03, 2014 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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The latest edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings shows very little change among the top drivers, but sets up for what could be some major changes in the coming months. All of the top-nine pilots remain in the same positions with no change to their point totals after a limited number of regional events took […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – May 2014 – Lincoln Steel

Utah driver among the top contenders at the MSquared Racing program

Jun 27, 2014 Lincoln Steel
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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EKN One-on-One: MAXSpeed Group’s Richard Boisclair

United States Rotax distribution company entering fourth year, continuing to focus on growth

Jun 17, 2014 Richard Boisclair
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Rotax racing in the United States entered a new era at the end of 2010 when the new MAXSpeed Group took over the reigns of the United States distribution of Rotax products and administration of the US Rotax Max Challenge. Now entering the fourth year, Rotax continues growth throughout the United States and has experienced […]

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