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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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
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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
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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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