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
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

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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Karting Front and Center for Saint Louis Auto Show

Gateway Kartplex providing arrive-n-drive rides inside Edward Jones Dome

Jan 27, 2016 Gateway Kartplex-St. Louis Auto Show 2016
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

Karting in front of the public is something that has become a necessity and a major focal point for the growth of the sport – dubbed the biggest secret in motorsports. The Gateway Kartplex facility is taking their product on the road and inside the dome for this weekend’s Saint Louis Auto Show beginning Thursday, […]

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Jan 22, 2016 IAME Atlantic Challenge
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Mark your calendars TODAY because you will not want to miss the inaugural IAME Atlantic Challenge with Briggs and Stratton Aug. 12-13, 2016 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC. The event will feature a unique and exciting racing format built for the racers. The IAME Atlantic Challenge Class Structure will be as follows: IAME X30 […]

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Jan 15, 2016 KPX Karting Championship logo
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The KPX racing series has unveiled plans for 2016! The excitement to help grow grassroots racing in Northern California has created much anticipation. The series will include the same classes as last year, with a few quality additions racers will appreciate. Implementing a system that ties experienced racers to those with less karting knowledge to […]

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Syd White Memorial Enduro Set for Mid-February Date

Registration now open for fifth running of annual Monterey event

Jan 07, 2016 The Syd White Memorial Enduro is primed to be one of the best and most unique events of the 2016 season
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With the start of the 2016 season now bearing down on the West Coast, it’s once again time for one of the largest and most unique four-cycle racing event of the year – the Syd White Memorial Enduro.  The fifth edition of this event is set for February 13-14, and is hosted by Monterey Bay […]

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2015 4-Cycle Super Showdown Another Success

Five drivers score triumph in Briggs & Stratton-based event at PKRA

Oct 28, 2015 4-Cycle-Super-Showdown-logo-update
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The 2015 4-Cycle Super Showdown held in Glendale, Arizona, October 23-25, was the largest yet. Sixty racers from different parts of the country ventured to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility to take part in five Briggs & Stratton categories ranging from Cadet to Masters. The format for the event is unique to any other […]

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EKN Industry Insider: Innovative Karting’s Curtis Ruth

Focus on local grassroots karting with Briggs and Intrepid

Oct 20, 2015 Innovative Karting-Ruth-Customer
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

A pure passion for the sport of karting is one that can be filled by all levels of competition.  It shouldn’t matter what speeds are being turned, or how elevated the technology is…pure enjoyment of the sport is just that. National and international competition is thrilling and action-packed, for certain, but the honest enjoyment in […]

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Sep 24, 2015 (Photo: RudeFish Photography)
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Round 2 of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton was hosted by Bluemax Kart Club out of Davis, CA. This race was also the host of the 2nd Annual Memorial Race for the Cure put together by the one and only Bev Ban. We had a total of 60 Briggs entries on […]

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Sep 15, 2015 Inaugural Margay Ignite Shootout winner Jeremy Remick (Photo: Mark Schwigen)
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Sixteen drivers lined the grid for the inaugural Ignite Shootout held during the 2015 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix on September 5-6. The entry list saw former sports car drivers, previous karting champions and new racers looking to learn and progress throughout the weekend. After getting comfortable with their equipment Friday afternoon, drivers […]

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Sep 11, 2015 American Margay kart with LO206 engine ready to race (Photo: Margay.com)
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Two years ago KartSport New Zealand initiated a project to address a number of key issues facing the entry level into the sport for Junior (12-16 years) and Senior (15+ years) age groups. These included the new genre of competitor who demands simplicity, low cost, performance parity and out of the box racing as well […]

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Aug 25, 2015 4-Cycle Super Showdown
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The 2015 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, October 22 Move in. Friday’s practice on October 23, Gates will open by 7AM. Racing will be Saturday […]

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Jul 31, 2015 KPX-R1-Senior Grid
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Round 1 of the KPX Karting Championship, powered by Briggs & Stratton, opened up its 2015 season at the Kinsmen Kart Club. The event was a huge success, with racers taking on the Dixon, California facility under the lights. Racers from clubs all across northern and central California were in attendance, and the KKC had […]

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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
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

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)
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

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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