One-On-One: Rock Island GP’s Roger Ruthhart

2017 edition of karting’s ‘bucket list’ race shaping up nicely

Aug 18, 2017
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Over the past 20+ years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has firmly planted roots as a one of the true ‘bucket list’ events in the sport here in the United States. When asked, current and past racers will go on about a laidback, fun atmosphere that is coupled with the intense competition. The ‘cool factor’ […]

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Aug 16, 2017
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8/11/17 – Effective Immediately – Non-impacting In order to maintain the core principals of 206 program the following update to the clutch rule set, section 32, is effective immediately. Included in this update is a clarification of the driver and standard driver conversion as a non-tech item to prevent any future confusion. This updated language […]

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Aug 01, 2017
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Saturday, July 29 was the second race of the inaugural Ignite Challenge Series on Mid-State Kart Club’s backwards configuration. The changing track conditions throughout the night along with the mix of track surfaces led to phenomenal racing across every class. Margay Racing wants to thank Mid-State Kart Club’s track president, Jon Clem, and their amazing […]

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Jul 26, 2017
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We want to take a second to apologize for the cancelling of the WKA Gold Cup event at Thompson this weekend. This was an executive decision by WKA that we had no part it. For the people who were upset by the news of them cancelling the event, were still going to host one on […]

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Jul 25, 2017
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Saturday, July 29 marks the second round of the inaugural Ignite Challenge season at Mid-State Kart Club. After a successful first round at Autobahn Country Club, the Ignite drivers are geared up to run the backwards configuration under the lights at the historic Springfield, Illinois track. For those unfamiliar with the spec Ignite classes, Margay […]

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Jul 06, 2017
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Planning is underway for the inaugural 206 Cup Grand Championship presented by Vega Tires! The goal for this event is simple; to make this the biggest and the best 206 race in the country for 2017. The event is set for September 29-October 1 at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. “Details […]

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Jun 30, 2017
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IF I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EVERY TIME I WAS ASKED THAT I’D PROBABLY BE ABLE TO JUSTIFY SOME OF THE BAD PURCHASE DECISIONS I’VE MADE IN MY LIFE. With the number of times that this topic comes up I feel is worth talking about.  While the cost of tires, the lack of leadership and […]

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May 25, 2017
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WHEN A RACER REACHES OUT TO US WITH A CONCERN ABOUT THE LATEST RUMOR IT RESONATES FROM A SHARED PASSION TO PROTECT THE INTEGRITY OF THIS PROGRAM, WE TAKE THAT VERY SERIOUSLY. The beauty of a blog is that I can share some of the efforts we are taking to maintain cost effective racing. Rumors […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Sunday Report

New winners Buck and Leung join veteran Wang on top step of podium during Round 2

May 21, 2017
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The opening weekend of the Can-Am Karting Challenge featured picture-perfect weather and a tremendous atmosphere at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA. With the opening day of competition in the books, the stage was set to begin the run to the championship weekend at Pats Acres in September. The racing was as competitive […]

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EKN Trackside – Dockyard Grand Prix Report

Bermuda Karting Club entertains huge crowd on city streets

May 03, 2017
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For the third time, the Bermuda Karting Club took to the streets of their beautiful island to bring the sport of karting to its residents and visitors. This year’s race returned to the Royal Naval Dockyards on April 29-30, where it shared the northwest point of the 20.5 square mile island with the teams preparing […]

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JH Motorsports Confirmed as VLR Dealer with Arrive-and-Drive Programs

Seats available for upcoming LAKC and Tri-C Karters events at CalSpeed

Apr 26, 2017
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Well-respected SoCal karting tuner Josh Huff continues the evolution and growth of his new operation – JH Motorsports. Huff’s new effort has already hit the ground running at California ProKart Challenge and LAKC events, and the newest addition to the company is the confirmation that JH Motorsports is now a dealer for the new VLR […]

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1st Annual Yamaha ShootOut Set for CHMS in Norway

Chicago-area facility hosting a one-off event presented by MG Tires

Apr 19, 2017
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The Concept Haulers Motor Speedway has hosted big events in its history, including Superkarts! USA, World Karting Association, and many others. The Norway, Illinois circuit – located just outside the Chicago metropolitan area – is a unique 12-turn, 7/10-mile course. To help kick off the 2017 season, the facility is hosting the first annual Yamaha […]

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Apr 18, 2017
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The start of this year’s KPX Karting Championship took place in Prairie City, CA at their beautiful All Star Karting facility. The track layout was the famous thirteen turn ‘Grand Prix’ configuration. Round one of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton Racing posted record numbers with a total of 119 entries. The […]

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Apr 18, 2017
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Picture perfect weather graced Round 3 of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on Saturday as 110 competitors raced under sunny skies and 80-degree temperatures. Round Three continued GoPro Motorplex’s 12-Round club championship series. Congrats to all Round 3 winners: Aiden Baker Crouse (Briggs LO206 Cadet), Jadyn Daniels (Briggs LO206 Junior), Daniel Koehler (Briggs LO206 Senior), […]

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Apr 14, 2017
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Even though the off season has seen much rain in Northern California, the 2017 Sanzaru Games Karting Championships started off on a sunny and dry weekend. A strong field of drivers turned out to start the year off with solid fields in most of the classes. The featured Senior Rotax class had a come from […]

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Apr 07, 2017
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The momentum gained at the end of the 2016 season has continued for Tri-C Karters as they enjoyed a great start to the 2017 season. The Southern California kart club has seen a resurgence, due in large part to the great support of the Briggs LO206 classes from club sponsor RLV and local shops and […]

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Ignite Challenge Series to Offer Regional Level Ignite Competition

Five tracks partner for new traveling series featuring spec Margay / Briggs categories

Mar 24, 2017
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Introducing the Ignite Challenge series! New for 2017, the Ignite Challenge will introduce the popular spec Ignite classes to regional level racing. Traveling to five existing Midwest area Ignite tracks, the Challenge will make a stop at the Gateway Kartplex, Autobahn County Club, Mid-State Kart Club, TNT Kartways and 61 Kartway. The Ignite Challenge will […]

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Mar 21, 2017
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April 1-2 will be the start of another solid year of great kart racing for the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships. The premier Northern California regional series will begin its 16th season at one of the country’s finest tracks, Simraceway International Karting Track at Sonoma Raceway. The 2017 season will again feature the Molecule Northern California […]

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2017 Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Details Confirmed

Over $47,000 in prizes to be awarded this season to grassroots racers

Mar 20, 2017
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Have you ever wondered where you stand against local racers in your region or throughout North America?  That is the premise behind the Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series. The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series was launched in 2015 to support the talented local racers and the sprint clubs that run the 206 sealed […]

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Feb 21, 2017
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An unprecedented and record-high, 139 entries highlighted the series opener for Round One of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge on Saturday. Round One began the 12-Round club championship series at GoPro Motorplex’s 0.7-mile track in Mooresville, N.C. Congrats to all Round 1 winners: Aiden Baker Crouse (Briggs LO206 Cadet), Jadyn Daniels (Briggs LO206 Junior), Brian […]

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