Jul 27, 2016 Ignite Shootout-Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix is set to host its 22nd event during the Labor Day festival weekend on September 3-4. Racers from all over the country and select parts of the world will converge on the Mississippi River ‘Quad Cities’ to take on the city streets in what is considered the best party on […]

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Jul 20, 2016 LO206 Senior at Race #5
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A late-season uptick in club race participation at West Coast Kart Club in 2015 keeps on rolling in ‘16, with entries setting new highs at each club race this year.  WCKC Race #5 at Greg Moore Raceway, the west coast’s premier kart track, featured 99 entries and the spectacle of a 39-kart LO206 Senior grid […]

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Jun 30, 2016 (Photo: Tubay Yabut)
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Round 2 of the KPX Karting Championship, powered by Briggs & Stratton, took place at beautiful Simraceway in Sonoma. KPX and Simraceway teamed together to put on a flawless show with everything running smoothly. The drivers put on an unforgettable show with an unbelievable amount of passing that kept the fans on the fence anticipating […]

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Jun 29, 2016 CIJ-graphic-adkins
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That’s right, Christmas in July Under the Lights at Adkins Raceway Park. Imagine running at night, into the ‘Monza Wall’ The tower and facility will be lit up with Christmas light’s and there will be Christmas Gifts given out to Kids through out the Day. Also, 11 bicycles will be raffled off in 4 separate […]

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Jun 21, 2016 EKNTV-KartSport New Zealand
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  The 206 grassroots movement has been increasing year after year here in the United States and Canada. Tracks across the country are welcoming the American manufactured powerplant as an entry-level category and affordable option for people to enjoy the thrill of racing. Karting is dubbed as the purest form of motorsports and 206 competition […]

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O2S Championship Sees Big Numbers at First Race

More anticipated for first night race at Pat’s Acres on June 18

Jun 07, 2016 Oregon 2-Stroke Championship-logo-O2
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When was the last time you saw ten shifter karts lined up for a local race in the Northwest? If you attended the first O2s Championship event, the answer is easy – April 17th at the inaugural O2s Championship presented by Word Racing. That’s right, 10 Shifters lined up at Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in […]

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Race Report: KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton driven by MG Tires – Round 1

Record set for regional grassroots karting series following opening event at Little Stockton 99 Speedway

May 11, 2016 KPX-Jr1 LO206
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May 1 came and went with an overwhelming attendance at the Little Stockton 99 Speedway for Round 1 of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton driven by MG Tires. A total of 89 Briggs & Stratton power plants came to test their skill at this fast paced track. 83 B&S LO206s, and […]

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Apr 22, 2016 AMP Kart Championship Series-Round 1
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Clear skies and seventy degree weather greeted racers for the opening round of the 2016 AMP Kart Championship Series in a near-record setting turnout. Extending the schedule from 2015, the 2016 season would see an additional race added to the calendar in October bringing the series from six events to seven. From ninety mile per […]

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Apr 20, 2016 EKNTV-Derek Wang-WCKC-April 17
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Watch as multi-time Team USA driver Derek Wang goes from zero to hero in the matter of a few laps during the recent Briggs 206 race at the West Coast Kart Club event at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Enjoy!

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Apr 12, 2016 16-04-11-LO206-SR-HVY
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The first race of the year for the Texas Sprint Racing Series was held on April 2 – 3 at Hill Country Kart Club in New Braunfels, Texas. Located in the heart of Texas, the facility encompasses an all concrete track that has a very challenging layout and with just over sixty racers entered in […]

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Apr 06, 2016 I-55 Track Challenge logo
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The I-55 Track Challenge enters its second season on Sunday, April 10th at the Gateway Kartplex. The challenge between Midwest racers at two beautiful tracks, Gateway Kartplex and Mid State Kart Club, battle it out within a mix of four and two cycle classes. Building on a successful inaugural season in 2015, the series welcomes […]

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Mar 30, 2016 Colorado Karting Tour logo
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The Colorado Karting Tour (CKT), presented by the Colorado Junior Karting Club (CJKC), is pleased to announce their 2016 season as a part of the US Rotax Max Challenge (USRMC) race series and International Karting Federation (IKF) Region 4a. During the season, racers can earn national punches and national points, which are accumulated over the […]

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Mar 17, 2016 NHKA Logo
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The NHKA Racing Series serves as a karting program for racers from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, western New York, and part of Canada. The 2016 NHKA schedule begins on April 30, and it will be the start of a new era for karting in the Northeast when the green flag flies at the new […]

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Mar 16, 2016 Briggs 206 WRS Weekly Racing Series logo
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Have you ever wondered where you stand against racers within your state or region?  That is the premise behind the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series. “We wanted to create a program that captured the excitement and fun of 206 racing while supporting our talented local racers and the clubs that are the foundation of […]

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IKF Announces 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals for 2016

North Texas Karters to host event in August

Mar 15, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation and North Texas Karters announces the dates and location for the 4 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals for 2016: LOCATION: North Texas Karters, Denton, TX TARGET DATES: August 10 – August 14 “It is with great pleasure and excitement I invite all 4 cycle racers from across […]

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EKN One-on-One: Briggs & Stratton’s David Klaus

LO206 ‘Godfather’ discusses the past, present and future of the American-made grassroots engine package

Feb 22, 2016 Briggs & Stratton David Klaus (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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For the past decade in North America karting, the focus by many sanctioning bodies, manufacturers and organizations have been at national and international level. Single-engine categories has become the norm, with manufacturers bidding to be the quickest, most reliable, and prestigious program. The continuous fighting for the small piece of the karter ‘pie’ has left […]

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Feb 19, 2016 Syd White Memorial 2016 race winner One Foot Jack (Photo: Roger Miller)
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The #OperationGrassroots season kicked off in Northern California with the running of the 2016 Syd White Memorial Enduro, hosted by the Monterey Bay Karters at the Marina Airport. The fifth edition of the event, held February 13-14, started with perfect weather and free practice thanks to David Klaus and Briggs & Stratton Racing.  Eighteen teams […]

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Tri-C Karters Hosting Six-Hour Briggs & Stratton Endurance Event

Historic Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA to host one-day team enduro on March 19

Feb 15, 2016 Tri-C Karters Endurance logo
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The #OperationGrassroots movement continues to sweep the nation with Briggs & Stratton racing engines at the forefront. Southern California is the latest to enjoy a recent growth in World Formula and LO206 powerplants zooming around the many kart tracks in the area. None is more historic then the Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside. The facility […]

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206 Cup Set for 2016 as Briggs & Stratton Series Continues Growth

Series continues to set precedent for 206 racing, expands to five weekends in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa

Feb 04, 2016 206 Cup 2016 logo
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The 2016 season of the Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup presented by Noram Racing is set, featuring two new tracks, a revised class structure and a tire that in which the series itself has helped to develop. All signs point to this being the water shed season for the Midwest’s fastest growing regional series. 2015 […]

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Feb 02, 2016 NHKA logo
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Can you hear the rumble? It’s coming from short tracks all over Canada. It’s lighting fires across the Great Plains. It’s sparking ferocious battles on the streets of Rock Island. It’s Briggs 206 karting, and in 2016 it’s coming to the NHKA Racing Series and Interstate Kart Series. Why are Huge 206 Grids Popping Up […]

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