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
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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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OnTrack: David Cole – Victory Kart – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Managing Editor takes on LO206 class at popular street circuit event

Sep 23, 2013 Cole piloting the Victory Kart / LO 206 around the Rock Island Grand Prix (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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One of the perks that we enjoy through managing the ‘Internet hub’ for the sport is our many connections within the industry. Karting is filled with many passionate enthusiasts, and there are many great events figures which we are thrilled to be associated. The Rock Island Grand Prix exemplifies that status, as the all-volunteer crew […]

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