Oct 09, 2020
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The inaugural Spud Cup was held at the new Kart Idaho facility in Eagle, ID, outside the metro Boise area. The circuit measures at just over 6/10-mile featuring 11 turns, focused on providing a place for young and old, experienced and inexperienced can all come together to enjoy the sport of karting at its purest. […]

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Oct 06, 2020
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The Cup Karts North America hosted the fourth edition of their Grand Nationals on October 2-4 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. It was a gathering of Briggs & Stratton 206 racers from around the United States, the largest in the country and around the world with 319 entries in seven categories. Weather was near […]

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Oct 06, 2020
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Over the last two months, one of American karting’s most iconic circuits has enjoyed a substantial ‘facelift’. TNT Kartways in West Quincy, Missouri underwent renovations beginning on August 10 and the track and staff will be welcoming karters to their grand reopening on October 11. The facility that many refer to as simply ‘Quincy’ was […]

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Sep 16, 2020
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The 2020 4-Cycle Super Showdown Preregistration is currently open. Once again the Super Showdown is being held at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association’s (PKRA) track located in Phoenix Arizona. The dates for this year’s event are Thursday, November 12 Move in, Friday’s practice on November 13th, Gates will open by 7AM. Racing will be Saturday […]

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Sep 09, 2020
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A special piece of karting’s history in North America is located in West Quincy, Missouri and it’s receiving a facelift. TNT Kartways is one of the most iconic circuits in US karting, and has hosted countless major events during its decades of operation. Many refer to the facility as simply ‘Quincy’, as the Illinois city […]

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Sep 02, 2020
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The following is a statement sent from Cup Karts North America regarding their CKNA Grand Nationals 4 at New Castle Motorsports Park on October 2-4. We are just over a month away from the 4th running of Cup Karts North America’s Grand Nationals, and it’s time to start laying out the event structure and format […]

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2020 Quincy Grand Prix Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Race organizers confirm intent to host race in June of 2021

Aug 06, 2020
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Unfortunately the 2020 Quincy Grand Prix will be cancelled. The race was moved from its original date of June 13-14 to October 10-11 in hopes the Covid danger would have passed. The Grand Prix race committee felt in the best interest of safety for the spectators and competitors, the race should not be held. The […]

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Aug 04, 2020
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The fourth annual USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard took place on the July 31-August 2 weekend on an ultra-fast course laid out inside the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This year’s event was unique, with the move from the Fourth of July weekend to the end of the month due to rescheduling at the famed […]

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Jul 09, 2020
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The second event of 2020 for the Cup Karts North America Champions Cup series took competitors to the New Castle Motorsports Park over the Independence Day weekend. Round Three and Four of the year were contested at NCMP after the opening event was held in June at 61 Kartway in Delmar, Iowa. A total of […]

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Jul 01, 2020
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The following is a statement from June 30 regarding the 2020 KPX Karting Championship season. As we all know 2020 has been a wild year so far. We have been working hard to change the schedule around and get everything lined up for you all to at least get some decent racing in. Everything was […]

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Jul 01, 2020
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The start to the new ProAm Karting Championship at the Motorsports Country Club of Cincinnati has been delayed even further, this time by weather. The Batavia, Ohio facility has been under a transformation since the start of the 2020 calendar. Formerly a ‘member-only’ track, MCC has transitioned in ownership recently, and the new owner Shawn […]

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Jun 25, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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Jun 24, 2020
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With the uncertainty of when the state will reach Phase 5 of Restore Illinois, and with a strong commitment to the health and safety of the racers, volunteers, staff and spectators, the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, has announced that this year’s Labor Day weekend event will not be […]

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Jun 18, 2020
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The following is a statement regarding the third event of the 2020 schedule for the Cup Karts North America Champions Cup. After gutting our schedule due to the Corona Virus, our revised announcement only set 3 dates for the 2020 Champions Cup season. As we had always said, we felt strongly that we needed a […]

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Jun 17, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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Jun 05, 2020
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The 2020 season marks the sixth year for the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series program. Combining tracks from both Canada and the United States, Briggs provides a points system to compare sprint kart drivers from all over North America. Tracks and clubs were asked to enroll in the program prior to the start of […]

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May 20, 2020
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The 4th annual USAC Karting Battle at the Brickyard at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been moved back one week to July 30-August 2. This has been a very trying year for promoters across the world to say the least. Amid a pandemic, the effort to return to racing mixed with guidelines that differ from […]

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May 14, 2020
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At the beginning of April, Briggs & Stratton Racing announced a contest to name the mascot. In the one month the contest was open, over 2,600 different entries were submitted toward naming the mascot. Officials at Briggs narrowed it down to 25 before selecting the top-five nominations. Those five names were then put up to […]

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May 08, 2020
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The Ignite spec karting program has seen tremendous growth its first five years. We’ve seen some great racing, local tracks have enjoyed a boost in entries, we have raced at world famous venues and lifelong friendships have been made. Among the reasons for the program’s success is our relentless pursuit of continuity in both the […]

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May 07, 2020
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The social distancing movement is underway, and during this time for the absence of racing, eKartingNews has launched a new program for social media and the EKN Radio Network – Face2Face. The show is broadcasted live over Facebook, with the audio version making its way to the only 24 hour / 7 days a week […]

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