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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Jake Craig Signs with Formula K and RaceLab

SKUSA Pro Tour and US Rotax National Champion inks new program for 2015

Dec 16, 2014 Jake Craig (r) will pilot a Formula K under the RaceLab banner with Kyle Kuntze
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Southern California karting sensation Jake Craig has signed on as an official Formula K Racing driver, joining a rare list of Americans to earn the title of a true factory driver. Craig, coming off the most successful karting season of his career, will be an official driver and brand ambassador for both Formula K and […]

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2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Video

A brief look at the experience that was Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero

Dec 16, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014 Video
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Sodi Kart USA / Dallas Karting Complex Adds Jake French for 2015 Roster

Talented 18-year-old joins Texas-based operation for DD2 and S1 Pro Stock Moto competition

Dec 16, 2014 Mike Jones (left) and Kevin Adds (right) of Sodi Kart USA / Dallas Karting Complex with Mark and Jake French (Photo: DallasKartingComplex.com)
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The 2015 season is just around the corner, and the Sodi Kart USA / Dallas Karting Complex operation is in full speed, gearing up for what could be its best season yet. Leading the charge for the growing race team is newly acquired Jake French, who will pilot a Sodi Kart in the DD2 and […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Celebrates 2014 Season

Thousands in awards and prizes distributed to competitors in United States’ largest regional series

Dec 15, 2014 Brandon Collins won a Tony Kart and Merlin chassis as part of the large raffle drawings throughout the night (Photo: Kathy Churchill)
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It was another historic season for the growing Route 66 Sprint Series in 2014. The program has become the largest regional series in the Midwest, and perhaps the country with an average of 282 entries per weekend. A season-end awards ceremony was held in Springfield, Illinois to honor those who earned spots on the championship […]

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Dec 15, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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WKA has released a Super Tech Update in anticipation of this year’s Daytona KartWeek event. CLICK HERE to download the Super Tech Update. Due to recent changes in staff at WKA, the 2015 Tech Manual will not be in the hands of WKA members prior to this December 27-30 Daytona KartWeek. The new Tech Manual […]

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PSL Karting Named #1 Distributor of CRG in the World for the Second Consecutive Year

Powerhouse operation once again tops all CRG distributors

Dec 15, 2014 PSL Karting logo
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One of North America’s powerhouse operations, PSL Karting is once again on top. Named this past weekend as the number one CRG distributor in the world, this marks the second consecutive year that PSL has claimed such honors. Always a threat for victory at each and every series and event, PSL Karting continues to showcase […]

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IAME USA to Support Florida Pro Kart Series

Mini Swift category added to winter program with support from IAME USA East at all events

Dec 12, 2014 IAME USA logo
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The presence of IAME has been growing steadily all across America since the formation of IAME USA was announced, along with its two partners – IAME USA West and IAME USA East. The new Florida Pro Kart Series is now the latest program to add a full range of IAME categories to its class line-up. […]

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WKA Road Racing Series Returns to Roebling Road This March

VIR, Summit Point and National Corvette Museum also on 2015 schedule

Dec 12, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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As the 2015 season kickoff approaches this December 27-30 at the famed Daytona International Speedway, WKA is pleased to announce a return to Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, Ga., this March 20-22 for round two of the 2015 VEGA / TS Racing Road Racing Series driven by Mazda. The event will be hosted by the […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Has Record Breaking Day in Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Registration

ROK and Rotax weekends stacked with talent and competition; reminder Homestead hotel blocks will soon expire

Dec 12, 2014 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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Just over one month from today, the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment will embark on a new tradition, as it will be the first time in its existence that the FWT will be without legendary promoter Bill Wright. Taken over by MAXSpeed Entertainment earlier this year, the Florida based crew […]

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Dec 11, 2014 EKNGear-Pure
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Yes, Christmas Day is closing fast, and time is running out to get your family and friends the special gifts they really want. If you’ve found yourself looking for one more stocking stuffer for that kart racer in your life, head over to the eKartingNews.com Store and order some EKN apparel. A total of eight […]

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Dec 11, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association staff, officials, racers, teams and industry supporters around the country are busy preparing for what looks to be a great 2014 version of WKA Daytona KartWeek at the famed Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Pre-registrations, parking, RV and garage reservations are filing into the WKA office on a daily […]

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MAXSpeed Group Confirms No Price Increase on Rotax Products for 2015

Engines, parts and tires will see no price increase

Dec 10, 2014 #GoRotax
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In light of recent press regarding the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine line, which will become legal for use in the US beginning March 30, 2015, the MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce there will be no price increase on Rotax engines, parts and tires in 2015. “After implementing a slight price increase in […]

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Dec 05, 2014 MAXSpeed Group logo
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In an effort to make the transition to the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine platform as smooth, panic free and as easy as possible, MAXSpeed Group, with help from BRP-Rotax, will offer upgrade kits at extremely discounted prices.  The upgrade kits will be available for a limited time directly from MAXSpeed Group.  With parts […]

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MAXSpeed Group Announces Details and Benefits of New 125 Max EVO Engine Series

Next generation Rotax engine legal for use in US starting March 30, 2015

Dec 04, 2014 125 MAX DD2 EVO motor_large
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MAXSpeed Group is pleased and excited to announce the next generation in Rotax karting engines from BRP-Powertrain, the 125 MAX evo engine series. Legal for use beginning March 30, 2015 in the United States, the MAXSpeed Group will announce pricing structure and availability of upgrade kits in the very near future. “The new Rotax evo […]

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Nick Neri Bids Farewell to Ocala Gran Prix

Multi-time champion enters new chapter of karting and motorsports career

Dec 03, 2014 Nick Neri (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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While all good things must come to an end, so must a relationship between one of North America’s top karting drivers and powerhouse teams. Competing in his final event this past week as a member of the Ocala Gran Prix squad at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain, Floridian driver Nick Neri […]

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Dec 01, 2014 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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With the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment fast approaching, today is the day many competitors have been patiently waiting for, as registration is now open for all classes and for all three event weekends. Competitors can take advantage of big incentives offered by MAXSpeed Entertainment, as registering for both race […]

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Dec 01, 2014 SIMA-logo
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SIMA opened its doors this year in 2014 for its most successful winter season to date, and the racing was incredible. The 2014 season saw SIMA draw over 200 championship contending racers. So now that they have another year under their belt and already looking to turn to the 5th season, why would they do it any differently? […]

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Nov 28, 2014 125 MAX DD2 EVO motor_large
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BRP (TSX: DOO) presented the new Rotax 125 MAX evo kart engine series, a major evolution in karting, during the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) in Valencia, Spain. With its advanced engine technology, the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine series is an evolution of the existing Rotax MAX series that are well-known for […]

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