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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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII

November 19-23, 2014: Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada

Nov 09, 2014 SKUSA SuperNats XVIII Event Page Photo
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The 2014 edition of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals will take place outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on November 19-23. Over 500 drivers will compete on the temporary circuit in 9 categories, looking to add their names to the history books. Official Thread Event Website Event Results EKN Live EVENT COVERAGE […]

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2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals

November 25-29: Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero - Valencia, Spain

Nov 08, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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eKartingNews.com is proud to present the profiles of the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Team USA members, set to represent the United States at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero outside of Valencia, Spain on November 25-29, 2014. EKN, the official online media partner of the United States Rotax Max Challenge, will have complete coverage […]

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EKN TV: Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix On-Board w/Ron White

A front-row seat to a great battle in the shifterkart final from September

Nov 07, 2014 On-Board with Ron White from the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix
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The Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII is just around the corner, so why not get a taste of what is to come in Las Vegas over the five days of competition held just outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. At the end of September, over 100 drivers got in one final ‘test’ session for the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – September 2014 – Jarred Campbell

California S2 driver fights back for overall Stock Moto victory at Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

Oct 31, 2014 Jarred Campbell drove to victory at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix (Photo: dromophotos.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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Driver Diary: Joey Wimsett – CIK-FIA KZ2 Super Cup

CRG-USA pilot makes European debut with factory team

Oct 29, 2014 Joey Wimsett
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It is a long list for legends in shifterkart racing for North America and the United States. Valiante, Elliott, White, Speed, Carlton…they all at one time were the best of the best, the benchmark for those around them. Last year, Joey Wimsett prevailed as the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour champion, thanks to his first ever […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – September 2014 – Chloe Chambers

New York Micro Max driver brings entire family into the karting community

Oct 28, 2014 Chloe Chambers
(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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EKN One-on-One: Robert Bujdoso – Checkered Motorsports

Young racer helping to guide growth of family-owned business

Oct 22, 2014 Checkered Motorsports' Robert Bujdoso (Photo: Iqbal Waryah)
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The PCR brand has a long history in the United States. For years, the marque was distributed and promoted by the historic Franklin Motorsports operation out of Wisconsin, with the Mayr family fully behind the program. After the company was sold in 2005, the brand slowly lost momentum before finding a new home with Checkered […]

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Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

October 15-19, 2014: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

Oct 15, 2014 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge logo
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This weekend is the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge, set for the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The fourth annual event will crown an international champion with nearly 10 countries represented at this Rotax Max Challenge event. Four tickets to the prestigious Rotax Grand Finals are up for grabs in the Senior, Junior, […]

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