GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – August 2013 – US Rotax Grand Nationals Champions

Six drivers who earned 2013 national Rotax titles in North Carolina honored

Sep 25, 2013 GoRotax Driver of the Month logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Thanks to the new 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 […]

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OnTrack: David Cole – Victory Kart – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Managing Editor takes on LO206 class at popular street circuit event

Sep 23, 2013 Cole piloting the Victory Kart / LO 206 around the Rock Island Grand Prix (Photo: Joe Brittin)
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

One of the perks that we enjoy through managing the ‘Internet hub’ for the sport is our many connections within the industry. Karting is filled with many passionate enthusiasts, and there are many great events figures which we are thrilled to be associated. The Rock Island Grand Prix exemplifies that status, as the all-volunteer crew […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – August 2013 – Neil Verhagen

Young Cadet driver substitutes for fellow competitor, winning three races at WKA Pittsburgh event

Sep 16, 2013 Verhagen substituted for Brandon Lemke, winning three of six features at the WKA event
(Photo: NCRM)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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 TV: Rock Island Grand Prix On-Board w/Todd Bolton

Amazing Yamaha SuperCan Medium action caught on GoPro

Sep 13, 2013 EKN Trackside Live logo
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

Each Labor Day weekend, droves of karters from across the country have traveled to the Rock Island Grand Prix. The Quad Cities festival event is something like no other, tagged as the world’s largest street race. Both on and off the track, the excitement never ends. After 19 editions of the event, this year’s races […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – July 2013 – Jacob Ruppe

South Bend driver earns first two Mini Max victories of season

Sep 11, 2013 Ruppe drove to his first ever Mini Max victory in July, backing it up with his second just a few weeks later
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Thanks to the new 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 […]

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United States Pro Kart Series – Season Finale

September 6-8, 2013: Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Sep 08, 2013 USPKS United States Pro Kart Series logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This weekend marks the end of the inaugural United States Pro Kart Series, with rounds seven and eight set for the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The three-day event will wrap up the 2013 season for the Yamaha/Leopard series, as seven champions will be crowned Sunday evening. Official Forum Thread Official Website: United […]

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2013 Rock Island Grand Prix

August 31-September 1, 2013: Rock Island, Illinois

Sep 01, 2013 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 19th annual Rock Island Grand Prix took place during its traditional Labor Day weekend, with 15 categories racing through the streets of the Quad Cities streets along the Mississippi River. Roughly 240 entries took part in the two-day event, including two rounds of practice and qualifying on Saturday, with the main events taking part […]

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EKN OnTrack: Staff Heads to Rock Island Grand Prix

Howden and Cole to bring helmets this year for return to action

Aug 29, 2013 EKN-OnTrack
Written by Rob Howden | 5 Comment

There is just something special about the Rock Island Grand Prix, and it likely comes down to its uniqueness among the list of top national karting events in the United States.  The race is run like a well-oiled machine thanks to years of dedicated service by a passionate management team and their hard-working crew of […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – July 2013 – Jarred Campbell

NorCal driver doubles up at SummerNationals to secure bid for SKUSA Pro Tour title

Aug 28, 2013 Campbell drove to a weekend sweep in S5 at the SKUSA SummerNationals (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

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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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 16, 2013

Pagano holds strong with Neri and Craig now trailing

Aug 23, 2013 EKN Driver Rankings logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2013 season has been unpredictable when reviewing the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings for the TaG category. Looking at the top-10 in the current standings, anyone of the drivers could hold the top position, with some already a former EKN #1 driver in the category. The top spot however remains in the hands of Louie Pagano, […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – August 16, 2013

Leesmann remains as top driver, increases total in standings

Aug 21, 2013 EKN Driver Rankings logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

After two months, the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings is taking shape, putting the best drivers of the season up toward the top of the standings. A number of races took place in July, adding points to a number of drivers along the way. One consistent remains, Fritz Leesmann (CRG) at the top. The Californian continues to […]

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EKN Constructors Championship – August 9, 2013

Tony Kart extends lead to nearly 200 points over CRG and Arrow

Aug 09, 2013 EKN Constructors Championship logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2013 season is now over halfway completed with some of the major events of the year now into the book. Looking forward, a number of one-off events are on the horizon, with championships in the minds for many drivers and teams. For the eKartingNews.com Constructors Championship, a year of domination is in the making […]

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2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

July 31-August 3, 2013 : GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

Jul 31, 2013 EKNTRACKSIDE - Rotax GN
Written by David Cole | No Comments

This week brings on the annual United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals. Nearly 200 drivers from all across the country will converge on the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. Teams and drivers are already on site, taking part in unofficial practice scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, with Wednesday serving as the official practice […]

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Driver Diary: Nick Neri – United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

Florida driver returns to chase fourth national Rotax title

Jul 31, 2013 Neri finishes the event in third, one short of the Grand Finals ticket
(Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

eKartingNews.com has partnered up with the 2011 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals champion Nick Neri to provide an insightful and direct look into competing at this year’s Grand Nationals, held at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. Following each day, the Ocala Gran Prix driver will provide a notebook on his action […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – June 2013 – Jonathan Kotyk

Florida driver earns four WKA Eagles at Manufacturers Cup Series Grand Nationals in South Bend

Jul 29, 2013 Kotyk drove to four victories at the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Grand Nationals in South Bend
(Photo: NCRM)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings – June 27, 2013

First release of 2013 national point standings sets up initial leaders in six categories

Jul 05, 2013 Rotax Grand Nationals logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

With cooperation between MAXSpeed and eKartingNews.com, the partnership is proud to release the opening standings for the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. The program features all United States Rotax Max Challenge series, clubs and drivers, collecting the results throughout the country to match each USRMC member against one another in all six categories. The […]

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EKN TV: Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – On-Board w/Louie Pagano

California driver gives us front seat to opening round battle in TaG Senior from Arizona event

Jul 04, 2013 EKN Trackside Live logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

With the Superkarts! USA SummerNationals just two weeks away, EKN felt it was time to get the race energy flowing once again. The TaG Senior category saw great battles throughout the weekend of the SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals back in April, including the opening day main event won by Andrew Zimmer. EKN TV is able […]

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Jun 28, 2013 Copple earned four victories in three weekends during the month
(Photo: Brooke Miller)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Thanks to the new 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 […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – May 2013 – Brandon Lemke

Cadet driver bags four victories in WKA Manufacturers Cup Series action

Jun 19, 2013 Lemke won four of the six Sportsman events at the WKA New Castle event
(Photo: NCRM)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – June 10, 2013

Pagano and Formal remain at top with Chelootz returning to top-three

Jun 14, 2013 EKN Driver Rankings logo
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

Today is the release of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings, following a month of action around the country. No major changes among the top-10, as familiar names fill out the order. WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, California ProKart Challenge, United States Pro Kart Series, and numerous regional programs from coast-to-coast have been added to the total, […]

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