Challenge of the Americas 2016: PKRA

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

Feb 23, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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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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Events and Series Confirmed for eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings

Program continues promotion of drivers within TaG and Stock Moto divisions

Feb 23, 2016 EKN Driver Rankings logo
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One of the more popular and original editorial programs is the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings. The purpose is to provide and promote the best in the sport, currently competing in TaG (TaG) and Stock Moto categories across North America. EKN is happy to announce the events confirmed for the separate Driver Rankings for the 2016 season […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – January 2016 – Alex Bertagnoli

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver begins sophomore season strong at WKA Daytona KartWeek

Feb 11, 2016 Alex Bertagnoli opened up the 2016 season with two wins at the WKA Daytona KartWeek (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: Tucson

January 29-31, 2016: Musselman Honda Circuit - Tucson, Arizona

Jan 27, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The 2016 edition of the Challenge of the Americas begins this weekend at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, AZ. Five Rotax and two Shifterkart divisions begin their journey toward a series championship, featuring three weekends and six-rounds of racing. The series is starting its eighth season, with three tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals […]

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EKN One-on-One: Joel Miller – Mazda Prototype Driver

‘How bad do you want it’ keeps him pushing every day to be the best on and off the track

Jan 25, 2016 (Photo: Mazda USA)
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The dream of nearly every young karter today is to one day become a professional race car driver. Many set the bar high with Formula One as the ultimate goal, while others feel that IndyCar or NASCAR could be on their future path. No matter the direction, racing costs money, especially when talking about trying […]

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Industry Insider: 2016 Autosport International Show

Karting highlighted in leading racing exhibition

Jan 21, 2016 Autosport-2016
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During my travels around North America and the world, I’ve spent a few thousand hours crammed into narrow airplane seats en route to some of the greatest racing venues on the planet.  A regular stop during each trip is the magazine stand in the airport terminal, where I normally grab a couple publications to read […]

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EKN One-on-One: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

Ninth season of winter west coast series expanding while keeping same focus and principles

Jan 12, 2016 Seesemann
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The 2016 season is set to get underway and for the staff at EKN, that means heading back west to be part of the Challenge of the Americas. Started in 2008, the series has served as an international Rotax program for the winter months, giving the teams and drivers in the western half of North […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2015

Winter break for college student puts him back behind the wheel of a Franklin Motorsports / Merlin machine

Jan 11, 2016 Kalish-Daytona-2015-1
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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 Constructors Championship – 2015 Final Standings

Tony Kart extends run as top brand in North America

Dec 22, 2015 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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The 2015 karting season in North America has concluded, and everyone’s focus has not turned toward the upcoming year. This past season saw a number of top events throughout the country, with 43 of them counting toward the EKN Constructors Championship. Since the beginning of 2015, Tony Kart assumed the lead and continued to increase […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – Final Standings

Privateer Jarsocrak tops factory drivers Craig and Askew

Dec 17, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak holds on to finish 2015 as the #1 driver in the TaG Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The 2015 is closed after what was another season of tough and exciting racing across North America. Since its introduction to the United States, TaG (Touch and Go) has become the elite division in single-speed karting competition through a wide range of engine manufacturers all vying for a piece of the pie. Drivers, no matter […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – Final Standings

Musgrave finishes season with top score over veterans Leesmann and White

Dec 16, 2015 Billy Musgrave finishes 2015 as top driver in Stock Moto Driver Rankings (Photo: EKN)
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2015 is coming to a close, and it is time to review the best moments, events, and drivers from the previous season. The EKN Stock Moto Driver Rankings helps to determine who was the most successful driver on the season, to finish the year as the #1 driver. Southern California driver Billy Musgrave propelled himself […]

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OnTrack: Margay Ignite K3

Spec chassis-engine combo with popular Briggs LO206 engine a hit at Rock Island Grand Prix

Dec 11, 2015 OnTrack-RIGP-Margay-Cole-Margay-Ignite-K3-Track
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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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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – October 2015 – David Malukas

USA driver scores first IAME International Final championship in dominating fashion

Dec 09, 2015 David Malukas dominated in Le Mans to become the X30 Junior world champion (Photo: IAME International Final)
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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 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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