California ProKart Challenge Readies for 2015 Opener

Six-race program set to begin at Buttonwillow as drivers chase for part of the $75,000 in cash and prizes this season

Jan 29, 2015 Grids are expected to be full once again when the California ProKart Challenge begins the 2015 season in Buttonwillow (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The 2015 season is set to get underway for the Superkarts! USA organization, as the flagship regional program California ProKart Challenge is set to host its opening round of competition. Scheduled for February 6-7 at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park, SKUSA is expecting another large turnout for the season opener as the paddock is almost full […]

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Jan 28, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Entering its fourth year of competition, the CIK Karting Academy Trophy has once again requested each country to submit their participant for the 2015 Competition Year, for drivers 13-15 years of age. As it has in past years, the World Karting Association, as affiliate karting member of the FIA-ACCUS has been placed in charge of […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Assembles Large Prize Package for 2015

Over $30,000 in prizes part of the awards offered for CalSpeed program

Jan 27, 2015 Los Angeles Karting Championship LAKC logo
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship is among the largest and most successful programs in the United States. Based at the CalSpeed Karting Center that is just outside turn four at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, the LAKC welcomes hundreds of drivers once a month for events held from February to October; races that […]

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Digital Magazine of Rotax Challenge of the Americas Opener Now Available

Racers can now view the online recap of an exciting weekend of racing in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 27, 2015 COTA-Tucson-Digital Magazine-2015
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It was an action-packed weekend of racing at the Musselman Honda Circuit for the opening rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. The Tucson, Arizona facility always offers up excitement, and the over 100 racers that took part in the eighth season opener of the series cranked up the intensity and drama over […]

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Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge Begins in Homestead

OGP’s Kirkwood and Garrison win Senior, Tony Kart dominates Junior with Robb and Gangi victorious, Lennox doubles in Birel ART debut

Jan 27, 2015 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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A new era began last weekend as the inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA series kicked off the program, which is now under the guidance of MAXSpeed Entertainment. The second half of the 2015 FWT campaign was completed this past weekend, as the Rotax Max Challenge formula took its turn circulating the […]

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PSL West Announces Affiliation with Top Gear Karting Centre at Area 27

British Columbia-based operation to be on site kart shop at recently approved Western Canadian motorsports complex

Jan 26, 2015 PSL West is set to be the on site kart shop at Area 27 
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PSL West is pleased to announce their agreement with Penticton’s Top Gear Karting to operate the on site kart shop for the Area 27 Motorsports Country Club development to be located in Oliver, British Columbia. “We are still in the early stages of planning the details for the kart track and shop, but we are […]

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truTV Takes Viewers into the High-Speed, High-Stakes World of Kart Racing in the New Series Kart Life

Kart Life Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on truTV, followed by VOD, Digital and Mobile on Thursday, Jan. 29

Jan 26, 2015 Kart Life-Tavella
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Racing dreams start early for a young group of aspiring drivers on truTV’s Kart Life, a brand new docu-series that mixes high speed with high drama as it spotlights the intense world of kart racing kids and their pit-crew parents. Kart Life is set to premiere Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on truTV […]

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Superkarts! USA Announces California ProKart Challenge Prizes

Over $75,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs this season as SKUSA resets the bar

Jan 23, 2015 Large fields are expected again at the California ProKart Challenge, vying for the over $75,000 prize package up for grabs in 2015 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The first Superkarts! USA event of 2015 is just two weeks away, as the flagship California ProKart Challenge will open the season on the February 6-7 weekend at Buttonwillow Raceway Park.  Last year, the first event drew a strong field of drivers and SKUSA officials are excited to once again meet with their racers to […]

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Inaugural Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA Program Opens in Homestead

Number of double race winners highlights weekend outside Miami

Jan 19, 2015 (Photo: Florida Winter Tour)
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The inaugural Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA presented by MG Tires took place at the Homestead Karting facility, just south of the Miami beaches in Homestead, Florida. A total of 156 drivers took part in the first ever FWT event promoted by the MAXSpeed Entertainment after longtime promoter Bill Wright stepped down, […]

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Jan 09, 2015 GoPro-SOL Republic
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IAME USA is thrilled to announce the creation of their IAME Top Performer Award presented by SOL Republic and GoPro. The award is an all-new incentive program that rewards one driver at each major IAME event who scores the overall top performance with a brand new GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition camera and custom IAME SOL […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 2

Stacked Senior and Masters Max fields with new faces taking on DD2 for series titles

Jan 08, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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Formula 1 Driver Felipe Nasr on Praga at Florida Pro Kart Series

Brazilian will race in the IAME Senior class with the Praga North America team

Jan 07, 2015 Felipe Nasr will join Praga North America to compete at the opening round of the Florida Pro Kart Series event this weekend (Photo: Paolo Pellegrini)
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In a last minute addition to their lineup, Praga North America can confirm that Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr will be racing under their tent at this weekend’s first round of the Florida Pro Kart Winter Series at the Palm Beach Kart Center. The 22 year-old Brazilian driver, who was recently signed to the Sauber […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 1

Eighth year of program begins for premier west coast winter series

Jan 07, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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Silly Season 2015

Who is going ‘where’, and who is racing ‘what’ this coming season

Jan 06, 2015 EKN E logo
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With the new karting season getting underway this coming weekend, we are expecting that 2015 will be one of the most intriguing years we’ve seen in recent memory. A number of organizations, series, and one-off events are going to be offered over the coming 12 months and over the last month, all the pairings have […]

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CRG USA and CRG Nations Partner Together for 2015

Colorado operation takes over as master distributor for CRG in North America

Jan 06, 2015 CRG-USA logo
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CRG USA has been named the Master distributor for the CRG chassis and product line after a historic deal was recently reached between CRG S.p.a founder and president Giancarlo Tinini and the K1 Group to make K1 the exclusive importer of CRG. CRG-USA will handle the existing network of CRG dealers and customers throughout the […]

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Superkarts! USA Honors 2014 Pro Tour Champions

Eight drivers inducted into ‘Circle of Champions’ for 2015 season

Dec 29, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
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2014 was a record breaking season for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. During the fifth year of the national program, driver numbers reached an all-time high at both the SpringNationals and SummerNationals. Racers enjoyed the challenging Dallas Karting Complex facility in Caddo Mills, Texas, and took on the city streets of Modesto, California for the […]

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2015 Series Supporters Announced for Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Premier winter karting series on the left coast set to start January 9-11 in Tucson, Arizona

Dec 26, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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In just two weeks time, the season will be underway at the Musselman Honda Circuit outside Tucson, Arizona as the 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas program opens its eighth season as the premier winter karting series on the left coast. Seven Rotax Max Challenge categories begin a six-round championship series along the southwestern half […]

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone health and happiness for this holiday season

Dec 25, 2014 EKN-XMAS
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On this Christmas Day, it is our hope that you are spending your days with family and friends, enjoying health, happiness and the warmth of the holiday season. The staff at eKartingNews.com would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family. With Daytona KartWeek and the Holiday Classic on the horizon, we’d […]

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Dec 18, 2014 California State Karting Championships 2015 logo
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The first California State Champion crossed the finish line in the early Sixties.  That was the beginning of a tradition that has spanned over five decades and crowned champions of all ages.  It has been five years since a California State Champion stood on the top step.  On the weekend of January 17-18, 2015 a […]

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Dec 17, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association is proud to announce the five dates for the 2015 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series. Following the big season opener next week at Daytona International Speedway the Man. Cup Series will travel to four fine venues throughout the eastern half of the country. 2015 Manufacturers Cup Series Schedule December 27-30 […]

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