Industry Insider: March 31, 2017

First quarter of 2017 season a success for number of operations and brands

Mar 31, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The karting business is open 24 hours a day, 365 days throughout the year. In the past, there were times when many saw an off-season, with little to no business conducted. Those times have past, with the sport busy with action and events all 12 months out of the year. This keeps the industry busy […]

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CRG Nordam: A New Era in North America for World Championship Brand

Building toward a strong and successful future for CRG

Dec 16, 2016
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The 2016 calendar marked the 30th anniversary for the founding season of the CRG brand in karting. For three straight decades, CRG has been among the best in the sport, having earned 38 World Championship titles and World Cup victories, including the recent victory by Italian Paolo De Conto at the 2016 KZ World Championships […]

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Industry Insider: Tucker Launches Nitro Kart Cadet Program

Championship driver enters karting industry at full throttle

Nov 02, 2016
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For the sport to thrive into the future, kart racing will need a consistent influx of young blood on the industry side of the fences. Youthful exuberance, a passion for being trackside and complete dedication will be key.  The American karting community has been fortunate in the past and has secured the commitment of second- […]

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Industry News: Grand Products Undergoes Change of Leadership

Denise Sayko takes over full operations of Grand Products

Aug 08, 2016
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Effective immediately, Grand Products owner, Denise Sayko, who has been with the company for more than 30 years, has exercised her shareholder option and has taken over the full operations of Grand Products Incorporated. Sayko states, “I would like to thank Michael Tetreault for all he has done for us over the years with the […]

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Industry News – Holeshot Drive Systems Sold to Energy Kart North America

AJ Whisler transfers company rights to Darren White

Jul 06, 2016
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Known as one of the leading and premier drive system companies in North American karting, Holeshot Drive Systems in its entirity has been purchased by Darren White, owner of Energy Kart North America. With the deal completed weeks ago and finalized this past weekend, White and Energy Kart North America will begin distribution and promotion […]

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Industry Insider: Lucas Oil School of Racing

New program geared to help ease the transition from karting to cars

Apr 12, 2016
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Progression is part of motorsports. There’s a ladder that young pilots all want to climb through karting and, if their dreams come true, into cars and potentially F1, IndyCar or NASCAR.  We hear about it regularly on TV broadcasts, as the announcers tout the karting success of the current crop of superstars. Drivers who begin […]

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Industry Insider: Streeter Super Stands

Established name continues under guidance of Hepfner Racing Products family

Feb 19, 2016
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Passion for the sport of karting drives us all in different directions. Whether its competing as a driver for decades, volunteering whenever possible, or working into the industry side of the sport, we’re all driven by passion. For the past three decades, one of the great examples in karting has been the Streeter Super Stands […]

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Industry Insider: 2016 Autosport International Show

Karting highlighted in leading racing exhibition

Jan 21, 2016
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

During my travels around North America and the world, I’ve spent a few thousand hours crammed into narrow airplane seats en route to some of the greatest racing venues on the planet.  A regular stop during each trip is the magazine stand in the airport terminal, where I normally grab a couple publications to read […]

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Industry Insider: HPD’s Jeff Barrow

Motorsports powerhouse excited to continue karting connection

Nov 17, 2015
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As the sport of karting rolls into its sixth decade, one of the key components for future growth and exposure may just be our evolving partnerships with companies from outside the inner karting circle.  Honda Performance Development (HPD) has grown its connection with karting, and particularly Superkarts! USA, over the last several years and the […]

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EKN Industry Insider: Innovative Karting’s Curtis Ruth

Focus on local grassroots karting with Briggs and Intrepid

Oct 20, 2015
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A pure passion for the sport of karting is one that can be filled by all levels of competition.  It shouldn’t matter what speeds are being turned, or how elevated the technology is…pure enjoyment of the sport is just that. National and international competition is thrilling and action-packed, for certain, but the honest enjoyment in […]

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EKN Industry Insider: RaceLab’s Steve Rickman

North American Formula K importer embarking on aggressive 2015 campaign

Jan 09, 2015
Written by David Cole | No Comments

While many karters simply winterize and store their equipment following the final checkered flag of the season, the industry itself never really gets to enjoy that break.  The growth of the assorted coastal winter series have made certain that the primary chassis importers and their national teams remain focused on preparing for the new season, […]

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EKN Industry Insider: Precision Karting Technologies

Detroit-based company focuses on advancement in karting components

Jul 10, 2014
Written by David Cole | No Comments

A majority of the karting companies in the United States market have been created on the basis of need, either personal necessity or demand from the community itself. During the early days of the sport, we needed equipment and complete karts were manufactured here in the US, and this included engines and all of the […]

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EKN Industry Insider: Greg Bell – Leading Edge Motorsports

Passion continues to drive this NorCal karting figure toward victories and championships

Apr 02, 2013
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Many who take part the sport of karting have their own motivation. They may love spending hours out in the garage tinkering away, experiencing new regions of their country while logging road miles heading to the next race, or even the sleepless nights under the lights making sure everything is ready for race day. There […]

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