Jul 01, 2015 Mechanix Wear Sport Kart Grand Nationals overall podium (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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In the four-year history of the Mechanix Wear Sport Kart Grand Nationals we have seen championship battles come down to the last lap of the Super Final race, and we have also seen drivers distance themselves from the field and clinch the National Championship before the final race. This year, a record breaking 13 drivers […]

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#OperationGrassroots – Briggs LO206 Racer Jadyn Daniels

Young North Carolina girl shows dedication to passion

Jun 24, 2015 Jayden Daniels
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It’s not every day that you hear of a young kid doing extra chores, odd jobs for neighbors, and selling their own personal items, all to buy their own race kart.  In a time where most kids would rather watch TV, play video games, or text their friends on their iPhones, hearing news of a […]

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Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup Set to Open Second Season in Dousman

4-Cycle focused regional program to make 2015 debut at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Wisconsin

Jun 12, 2015 206 Cup logo Briggs
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The second season of the Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup presented by Noram Racing will begin at a track that has been synonymous with 4-Cycle racing in the Midwest – the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park located in Dousman, Wisconsin. The June 20-21 event will follow the same formula that the series proved works last […]

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Behind the Laptop: #OperationGrassroots In Full Effect

Briggs & Stratton LO206 continues growth across North America

May 27, 2015 Behind the Laptop David Cole
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Three years ago, I was introduced into the concept of the Briggs & Stratton LO206 engine package. The goal was to provide a relatively easy entry-level package for someone with no motorsports background or racing experience. The explosion of the Clone category took that engine package to a level that no one wanted to see […]

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Adkins Raceway Park Comes Back to Life

Historic karting facility in Ohio has rebirth thanks to racers, set for May 31 reopening

May 12, 2015 Adkins Raceway Park-Building
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Written by Randy Kugler and David Cole May 31 will mark the rebirth of one of the most historic karting venues in the country, Adkins Raceway Park. Located in Port Washington, Ohio, a facelift around the facility and new concrete on most of the course, it is an exciting time for the Adkins family and […]

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Apr 14, 2015 Briggs LO206
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Briggs Racing Director David Klaus put together this information sheet to help newcomers to the LO206 program and karting in general a quick reference on issues or common mistakes made after the initial purchase of a Briggs LO206 engine. The 206 crate engine is built from a dedicated platform engineered and designed for racing.  Even […]

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Operation Grassroots: WKA Gold Cup’s Sean Meier

Team Coyote driver set to defend Pro Gas title

Mar 26, 2015 Sean Meier (Photo: Michele Noseworthy Travis)
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Everywhere we travel these days, no matter what the track or the series, we inevitably get into a discussion about the merits of the Briggs LO206 engine and how it’s brought the fun back into karting.  Sometimes we’re talking to a national team tuner, who was a top gun himself in the 2000s, but now […]

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EKN One-on-One: Briggs Racing’s David Klaus

Q&A on their exciting new Weekly Racing Series

Mar 20, 2015 Briggs 206 Weekly Racing Series logo
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For many in the karting industry, there is a renewed sense of optimism and a real momentum for the better.  Growth at the grassroots level has been exciting, and we expect to see this continue exponentially as the season rolls on.  The exploding interest in the Briggs Local Option 206 crate motor program has opened […]

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Mar 18, 2015 KPX Karting Championship logo
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As the 2015 KPX Karting Championship season approaches, we have landed a huge partnership with Briggs & Stratton! Briggs & Stratton has offered to sponsor the KPX Championship series with $800 per race by implementing the “Briggs & Stratton Pill Pull” program. What does this mean exactly? *2 Briggs classes will be randomly chosen at […]

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Mar 10, 2015 Briggs 206 Weekly Racing Series logo
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Have you ever wondered how you stand up against other racers in your state or region of the country?  That is the premise behind the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series. “We wanted to incorporate the fun and excitement of racing the 206 crate engine with a program that supports both the racers and local […]

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Mar 05, 2015 Briggs LO206
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For many racers who are new to our sport, learning and understanding certain maintenance procedures for either their kart or for the engine can be a daunting task. Briggs Racing, the American kart engine manufacturer, has made it a little easier for those unfamiliar with key aspects of engine preservation by producing tech videos to walk […]

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4-Cycle Spring Showdown Set for March 27-28 at PKRA

Unique format featuring six different layouts in 12-hour day scheduled for Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility

Feb 23, 2015 4-Cycle Super Showdown
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4-Cycle racing continues to grow at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) in Glendale, Arizona. The last two seasons, a group of racers put together a year-end ‘Super Showdown’ that welcomed racers from all over the country. Their ambition and passion for grassroots racing continues, as they are looking to open up the 2015 season […]

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Feb 20, 2015 Syd White-Group
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The 2015 Syd White Memorial Enduro Presented by Briggs and Stratton was held on February 14-15 at the Marina Airport Karting Circuit. The theme of the fourth edition of the race was new challenges for all. A new qualifying procedure on Saturday, new minimum pit stop requirements, new tire manufacturer, which would see more tire […]

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Feb 12, 2015 Syd White Memorial Enduro
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As the 2015 season gets underway, the time has once again arrived to prepare for one of the most exciting and unique events of the year, the Syd White Memorial Enduro. The 2014 race provided the closest finish in the three-year history of the event, with the local team of Team Merrill taking the win […]

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Operation Grassroots: KPX Karting Championship

New NorCal series launched to promote unity through Briggs competition

Feb 04, 2015 (Photo: MnM Photos)
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It’s often funny how exciting projects can emerge from the simplest of conversations.  This is certainly the case for the new KPX Karting Championship, which is a new series focused on the Briggs & Stratton four-cycle classes that will be run at four tracks in Northern California during the second half of the 2015 calendar […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup

Sophomore season of Midwest four-cycle series focused on low cost, great competition and large fields

Jan 23, 2015 206 Cup logo Briggs
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After successfully introducing the Briggs and Stratton 206 engine at their local club in 2010 and then phasing completely to the motor package in 2013, 206 Cup series founders Steve Vermeer and Greg Jasperson saw an opportunity in the new spec engine from Milwaukee. They envisioned a traveling series that club racers could afford, with […]

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Operation Grassroots: Racers Take Lead on Growing Briggs LO206 at Club Level

A time for change leads competitors to an exciting season at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jan 16, 2015 The LO206 classes at New Castle Motorsports Park were among the largest and most competitive in 2014 (Photo: New Castle Motorsports Park)
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Although it’s taking place outside the sightlines of those racing on the club level – the foundation of the sport – there is a little turmoil bubbling away in the karting industry regarding national level racing. A new power struggle is now fully in play, one involving sanctioning bodies, manufacturers, importers and race promoters, as […]

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Dec 18, 2014 Briggs LO206
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The official 2015 Briggs & Stratton 206 Rule Set is now available online at www.BriggsRacing.com.  “If you have the first-ever 206 engine we built in the Fall of 2008 you can win a Championship just as you can with the engine we have yet to build” stated David Klaus, Director – Briggs & Stratton Racing.  […]

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Nov 13, 2014 World Formula Medium winner Bryan Lemon
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The 4-cycle Super Showdown presented by Briggs and Stratton returned to Phoenix Kart Racing Association in 2014, this time about a month earlier than its inaugural running in November of 2013. The Halloween-weekend event was the second installment of an event dedicated to the fast-growing Briggs and Stratton racing community in Phoenix and on the […]

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Nov 10, 2014 Briggs LO206 Seminar MRP
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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! MRP Motorsport has scheduled a special winter seminar series class focused on the Briggs “Local Option” (LO) 206. The class is scheduled for Sunday, November 23 and will be held at MRP Motorsport in Three Oaks, Michigan. The seminar is geared to have participants understand the LO206 engine, rules and leave […]

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