EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – SKUSA SuperNationals XIX

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver takes on stack S2 Stock Moto division in Las Vegas

Dec 02, 2015 (Photo: On Track Promotions - www.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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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX

November 18-22, 2015: Las Vegas Convention Center - Las Vegas, Nevada

Nov 06, 2015 SKUSA SuperNats XIX Event Page-2015
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The 2015 edition of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals is set to take place November 18-22. A new location is the major story heading into Nevada, as the Las Vegas Convention Center just off the Strip will host over 500 drivers competing at the world’s largest karting event. New host hotel Westgate Las Vegas Resort & […]

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Nov 02, 2015 Briggs 206 WRS Weekly Racing Series logo
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In 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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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Margay

American-made chassis celebrating half-century of development and success

Oct 29, 2015 Showroom-Margay
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many 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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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – Canada – Final

Buzza claims top prize against 500 fellow Canadians

Oct 21, 2015 Briggs 206 WRS Weekly Racing Series logo
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In 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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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – October 2

Jarsocrak reamins at the top with Finlayson and Askew moving up in top-three

Oct 08, 2015 Jarsocrak remains at the top of the EKN TaG Driver Rankings (Photo: EKN)
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The 2015 season is nearing the end, and the final chances to move up in the EKN TaG Driver Rankings is diminishing. Every year, the standings chase ends with the running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. Looking at the provisional entry list, already 20 of the top-50 drivers from this month’s standings are scheduled to […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – October 2

Standings at the top remain unchanged with Leesmann, Musgrave and White in the top-three

Oct 05, 2015 Fritz Leesmann remains the leader in the Stock Moto Driver Rankings (Photo: EKN)
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The 2015 season is nearing the end, with just over two months left of racing on the calendar. Regional and club championships are wrapping up all across the country, including those in the Stock Moto category. The last release of the EKN Driver Rankings was back in the beginning of August, and not much has […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – 2015 RoboPong 200

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver takes break from first semester at college to 'regulate' with karting mentor

Sep 22, 2015 (Photo: EKN)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 RoboPong 200

September 18-20, 2015: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Sep 18, 2015 2015 RoboPong 200-logo
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This weekend is the 12th annual RoboPong 200. Teams aboard TaG karts will attempt to complete the 200-lap endurance race around the 1-mile New Castle Motorsports Park. In addition to the big race Sunday, three Yamaha and one IAME Mini Swift support races will go for a 15 lap Prefinal and 30 lap Final, testing […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – August 2015 – Mike McAndrews

BirelART driver wins three of final four main events to clinch first Senior USPKS title

Sep 17, 2015 Mike McAndrews won the final three of four main events to win the USPKS Yamaha Pro championship (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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EKN Constructors Championship – September 3

Advantage increases for Tony Kart as Top Kart remains in front for P2 battle

Sep 03, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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The 2015 karting season is in the final stages. Championship battles are finishing up in certain areas, while other racing programs are gearing up for the final rounds of the year to crown their class champions. The crown for top chassis in the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship has already been delivered to Tony Kart, as the […]

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2015 Rock Island Grand Prix

September 5-6, 2015: Rock Island Street Course - Rock Island, Illinois

Sep 01, 2015 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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It’s that time. The calendar has flipped over to September, and Labor Day weekend is upon us. That means to load up the kart in the trailer and head out to the annual Rock Island Grand Prix. This will be the 21st edition of the fun event, on and off the track for the two-day […]

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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
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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