eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – January 2015 – Sebastian Alvarez

American-Mexican driver gives PSL Mini X-2 a solid start to season with three victories

Feb 09, 2015 Sebastian Alvarez
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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: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Post-Race

Racing for Tourettes driver scores Solo division victory, reaching 1505 laps for 767 miles

Feb 05, 2015 Trey Shannon excepting the winning trophy of the 24 Hours of America Solo category from Race Director TJ Halsema (left) and Endurance Karting owner Chris McCoy (right) (Photo: Perry Herndon)
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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EKN One-on-One: Glenn Biggs – Florida Pro Kart Series

Momentum rolling to second event for burgeoning winter program

Feb 03, 2015 Glenn Biggs
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If there is a flurry of kart racing activity these days, it can definitely be found in the state of Florida.  There is racing being held nearly every weekend right now, through to the end of March, as the Florida Winter Tour has two weekends booked each month to run their Rotax and Rok Cup […]

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Jan 31, 2015 2015 24 Hours of America - Trey Shannon - Pre Race
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Trey Shannon – 2015 24 Hours of America Preview

Guinness World Record driver taking on two solo drivers, and 25 teams in endurance event at Daytona International Speedway

Jan 30, 2015 Racing for Tourettes logo
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eKartingNews.com has partnered up with Racing For Tourettes driver Trey Shannon as he attempts his fifth 24 hour challenge aboard a kart. This time, the Guinness World Record driver is set to challenge two other drivers at the same time, on the same track in the same event, all competing in the 24 Hours of […]

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Road Racing 4 Life: The Read Family

Karting has made my family a close family

Jan 28, 2015 Lindsay and Brad Read
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Karting is a not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. Road Racing is a segment of the sport that may not enjoy the glitz and glamour of sprint racing, but it remains a crucial component that gives driver the unique opportunity to take on race car tracks all across the country. Road racing dates back […]

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EKN One-on-One: Wesley Boswell

Former SuperNationals champion continues shaping the future stars of the sport

Jan 26, 2015 Wesley Boswell
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Wesley Boswell is possibly one of the most recognizable faces that you see in the karting paddock at the national level. It could be a WKA or USPKS race on the east coast, or a Superkarts! USA Pro Tour or Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in the west. The sure bet is that Boswell […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – December 2014 – Brandon Lemke

Franklin Motorsports driver opens WKA series with victory at Daytona KartWeek

Jan 20, 2015 Brandon Lemke on top of the Yamaha Junior podium at the WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014 event (Photo: Brandon Lemke Racing)
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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 – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2014

Young TaG champion makes move to shifterkarts for upcoming season

Jan 13, 2015 Kyle Kalish (Photo: Florida Karting Photos)
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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 Industry Insider: RaceLab’s Steve Rickman

North American Formula K importer embarking on aggressive 2015 campaign

Jan 09, 2015 RaceLab's Steve Rickman
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While many karters simply winterize and store their equipment following the final checkered flag of the season, the industry itself never really gets to enjoy that break.  The growth of the assorted coastal winter series have made certain that the primary chassis importers and their national teams remain focused on preparing for the new season, […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson

January 9-11, 2015: Musselman Honda Circuit - Tucson, Arizona

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This weekend is the official kick-off for the 2015 karting season. Over 100 drivers from all over the continent will converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for the first two rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. The series is starting its eighth season, with four tickets to the Rotax Grand […]

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EKN One-on-One: Tom Kutscher – Superkarts! USA

Post-SuperNationals, EKN sits down with SKUSA owner to discuss 2015

Dec 29, 2014 Superkarts! USA's Tom Kutscher (Photo: EKN)
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After a long season of race promotion and ground breaking organizational efforts, you’d think that Superkarts! USA’s Tom Kutscher would be setting up for a relaxing off-season, taking a little time off before SKUSA’s California ProKart Challenge regional series fires up again in early February.  But for the head of the sport’s leading shifter and […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – 2014 Final Standings

Tony Kart earns fourth straight season in #1 spot - CRG and Top Kart complete podium

Dec 22, 2014 EKN Constructors Championship logo
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It was a busy and exciting 2014 for karting in North America. From January to November, drivers, teams and shops were busy with racing from coast to coast, at the track nearly every weekend during the summer months, and closed out the season as the colors changed over to fall season. Many are spending the […]

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2014 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – Final Standings

West beats East - Craig finishes year on top as Myers and Kalish come up short

Dec 18, 2014 Jake Craig finishes 2014 as the top pilot in the EKN TaG Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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2014 is the eighth year of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings, with now eight different drivers finishing the season at the top of the standings. Twelve months of racing across the nation, pitting the best of the best against one another in SKUSA, Rotax, USPKS, WKA and other events focused around the Touch and Go […]

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EKN Fast Five: Andy Seesemann – Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Series promoter ready for eighth season of premier winter west coast program

Dec 17, 2014 Andy Seesemann (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2015 season is about to kick off, with the first event of the new year set for January 9-11 as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program begins its eighth season. With the opener set for the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona, the premier winter karting series on the left coast is ready […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – November 2014 – Oliver Askew

Florida driver completes successful back-to-back with SuperNationals and Rotax Grand Finals

Dec 15, 2014 Askew lead Team USA in the Senior Max category at the Rotax Grand Finals (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 – Stock Moto – Final Standings

Lennox-Lamb uses perfect Pro Tour record to land on top, besting USA’s Neri and Leesmann

Dec 10, 2014 UK driver Jordon Lennox-Lamb finishes the 2014 season on top of the EKN Stock Moto Driver Rankings (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The Stock Moto division continues its growth throughout North America, reaching Canada and Mexico with multiple regional programs throughout the continent. The expansion shows in the numbers, with a 10% increase in the number of drivers scoring points in the 2014 eKartingNews.com Stock Moto Driver Rankings. Over 200 different pilots competed in the just over […]

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Throwback Thursday: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII

A look at this year’s event through the eye of the camera

Dec 04, 2014 GFC...damn right
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There’s nothing like the Vegas lights and the bright Nevada sunshine to pave the way for amazing photography and video. Thankfully, this year’s Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII was able to steer clear of the horrible weather from 2013 so that the throngs of photographers in attendance could capture the true essence that was the #SuperNats18. […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – October 2014 – Ashley Rogero

Former Pan American champion returns to claim first Senior title after out of the seat for full year

Dec 03, 2014 Ashley Rogero won her third straight on-track Pan Am victory, scoring the Senior Max ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals (Photo: 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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One Year Later: Juan Manuel Correa – 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Champion

First American to win at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ reflects back on his triumph in NOLA

Nov 26, 2014 Correa drove to victory at the Rotax Grand Finals in the Junior Max division (Photo: Ken Johnson - studio52.us)
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The United States welcomed its second-ever world karting champion on November 16, 2013 when Juan Manuel Correa completed a last lap, last corner pass to claim the Junior Max victory at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. It could not have been scripted any better, with the United States hosting its first ever RMCGF on […]

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