Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton 206 Platform Building and Rebuilding Clubs

Karting’s foundation continues to strengthen with spec four-cycle package

Dec 07, 2018
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As part of our long-time editorial approach, major national karting events and racing series get a great deal of exposure on eKartingNews.com, but we’re also most definitely focused on the foundation of our sport.  Club and regional karting make up 95% of the sport’s participation pool and it’s where you’ll find the EKN staff whenever […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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The International Karting Federation (IKF) today confirmed that beginning in 2019, the KPX Karting Championship will be officially designated as the IKF’s Northern California region. The move comes in recognition of a tremendous track record of KPX promoting and conducting successful karting racing events in the area, and their unbridled passion and commitment for the […]

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Dec 03, 2018
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The following is a statement from Cup Karts North America regarding their 2019 schedule. Be ready for full coverage of the Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals III with EKN trackside all weekend. Obviously, there are some great tracks missing from this list. When we made the decision to reduce the overall number of races […]

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Entries Rolling in for November Maxxis 4 Cycle Grand National

Inaugural event at 103rd Street Sports Complex offering Shootout money races

Nov 07, 2018
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GoldspeedUSA Officials continue to work feverishly in anticipation of what is expected to be a very strong turnout for the first edition of the Maxxis 4 Cycle Sprint Series Grand Nationals, slated for November 16 and 17 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. With the bulk of the season in the books for […]

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Margay Racing Partners with Circuit of the Americas Karting

2019 race program announced for COTA Karting circuit

Nov 06, 2018
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Margay Racing is proud to announce that Circuit of the Americas has become its newest authorized Margay dealer and Ignite race series host. The new partnership between longtime kart industry leader Margay Racing and North Americas newest premier racing facility, Circuit of the Americas, is focused on bringing new racers to the sport of karting. […]

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Nov 01, 2018
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The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots […]

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Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals II Nears 200 Drivers

Second annual event at New Castle Motorsports Park brings grassroots racers together

Oct 25, 2018
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The weekend of September 28-30 hosted the second annual Cup Karts North America Grand Nationals, held at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility welcomed drivers from all across North America, including Canada, from as far as Oregon and as far south as Florida. A solid seven classes welcomed nearly 200 drivers […]

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Inverness Grand Prix Brings Karting to the Streets of Florida

Central Florida city and karting club welcoming racers on November 17

Oct 09, 2018
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While the interest of many karters from around the world will be on Las Vegas during the weekend before Thanksgiving, grassroots racing will be in the spotlight in the Sunshine State city of Inverness, Florida. The eighth edition of the Inverness Grand Prix Motorsport Festival is set for November 16-17 and city, which is located […]

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Briggs 206 Tech: Proper Motor Mounting

Mount your engine to provide optimum performance

Sep 20, 2018
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If you race in any four-cycle class, you’ve heard countless times about the need to maintain momentum.  Low horsepower demands the most efficient use of the limited energy available. I remember having a long discussion with engine builder Paul Leary about the need to get as much power as possible from the output shaft of […]

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Sep 18, 2018
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Whiteland Raceway Park (WRP) is under new ownership as of this week. Former IndyCar team owners and partners Sarah Fisher, Andy O’Gara and Wink Hartman joined together once again to save the historic race site as part of a last-ditch effort to prevent the track from being bulldozed. The opportunity came from former owner Mike […]

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Jul 25, 2018
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Growing up racing go-karts in Canada it became very apparent to me that each kart track was operated as a family business. Whether it was Innisfil Mini Indy, 3-S Gokarts or Goodwood Kartways each track was family run and naturally every family member played a different role in the day to day operations of the […]

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Jun 15, 2018
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June 13, 2018 – The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals, previously scheduled for June 27–30 at North Texas Karters (NTK) in Denton, TX, have regrettably been cancelled. There simply were not enough entries to justify a national race. NTK has put in a tremendous amount of effort and money leading […]

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May 15, 2018
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Sunday, May 6 marked the third round of the 2018 Margay Ignite Challenge Series at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL. Autobahn is racing facility unlike any other which created a unique experience for the Ignite drivers as they were welcomed by 2 flowing road courses lined with 30+ “Garage Mahals or “Glorified Man Caves” […]

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May 08, 2018
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The newest show to hit the EKN Radio Network is ‘Operation Grassroots’, a podcast geared solely on the foundation of the sport. The hub of the show will be discussion centered on the grassroots level of karting, from club racing to regional racing, all focused around the Briggs & Stratton 206 engine platform. Our #OperationGrassroots […]

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Apr 27, 2018
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Racing at the Mountain Highway racetrack in Tacoma, Washington is a unique experience. The track is an older track, designed back in the 1960s, and it’s character reflects that. Narrow and undulating with large elevation changes, the track is really a reflection of its namesake. The track surface is made up of different materials from […]

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Apr 25, 2018
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A fantastic start to our 2018 season with RD #1 of the Gearup Challenge in SC, boasting big numbers while competition again increased from any previous year in our history. This past weekend was equally fabulous for the start of the F-Series State Championship, seeing a record start to the year with close to 100 racers attending race one. We are […]

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Apr 06, 2018
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Effective January 1, 2018, John Miller and Jaime Laughlin have agreed to sell the rights to conduct business and racing activities at the NRKA owned track in Stockholm, Minnesota to longtime track manager Ted Fasching and his newly formed company Stockholm Karting Center (SKC), Inc. John and Jaime, owners of NRKA, will continue to own […]

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Apr 02, 2018
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North Texas Karters (NTK) has an exciting year ahead, having already begun their 2018 Championship year that sees 18 races in three series. Besides the usual club races, they will host two regional series:  the Texas Sprint Racing Series on April 14-15 and the SKUSA Texas ProKart Challenge double-header on June 9-10. If that wasn’t […]

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Mar 27, 2018
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The long awaited debut of the newest program in the 4-Cycle Sprint world, Maxxis 4-Cycle Sprint Series, was greeted with the classic, warm Florida weather this past weekend at the famed 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. With a concept of building the kart count through utilizing the support of the local programs, the […]

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Colorado Karting Tour Entering 2018 Strong

Series Looks to Drive Colorado Kart Racing Forward in Coming Year

Mar 16, 2018
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With every racing season comes the chance for new opportunity. For kart racers in the Rocky Mountain Region anticipation for the upcoming Colorado Karting Tour championship season is building rapidly. Coming off of the series’ most successful year in 2017, which included continued growth in entries and undertaking new events like the first annual Colorado […]

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