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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4-Cycle Super Showdown Set for This Weekend in Phoenix

Second annual gathering at PKRA facility for World Formula and LO 206 racers

Oct 30, 2014 4-Cycle Super Showdown
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This weekend marks the second annual 4-Cycle Super Showdown presented by Briggs & Stratton at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona.  For the past 11 months, 4-cycle racers all around the country have been waiting for this weekend to come for a chance to esacep to the desert on Halloween weekend to ‘throwdown’. With […]

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Operation Grassroots: What Karting is All About

A personal look at what the sport means and how to get started

Oct 06, 2014 Davin Sturdivant (Photo: Jacob Janders)
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As a member of the karting community since the day I was born, it is hard to understand why it is difficult to expose the sport of karting to the general public, and enjoy the love of the sport as much as I do. Part of our #OperationsGrassroots program is to provide an article series, […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs LO206 – Design and Manufactured for Change

A look at the program’s history and motivation

Mar 21, 2014 Briggs LO206
Written by David Cole | 7 Comment

Over the past handful of years, the karting community and its industry have worked their best to overcome the crippling effects of the recent economic recession.  For many racers, karting is a luxury expense that is one of the first budget items on the chopping block.  Scaling back participation, moving to a more affordable class […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206 Keeping Standards Simple

American-made engine package continues popularity across the continent

Jan 31, 2014 Briggs LO206
Written by David Cole | 3 Comment

A trending engine package that is sweeping the country right now is the Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206. Made in America, the four-stroke powerplant has positioned itself as an ideal entry-level program, and also as a great avenue to bring former racers and older chassis back to the racetrack. In just a few years, […]

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