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
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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
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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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