Askew Wins Inaugural Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Scholarship Shootout

Floridian Beats 17 Other Drivers from Nine Nations to Win $200K Prize

Dec 08, 2016 askew-mrti-judges
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A suspenseful two days of intense competition at the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca ended this afternoon with Oliver Askew, from Jupiter, Fla., being declared winner of the inaugural Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout. Askew, 19, who gained his entry to the Shootout after claiming a Team USA Scholarship, emerged victorious from […]

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Dec 07, 2016 Route 66 Sprint Series logo
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The MG Tires Route 66 Sprint Series, presented by Franklin Motorsports, held its Champions Banquet this past weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL. A packed house of over 280 were treated to a great meal and a first class awards presentation, capped off by drawings for a Merlin chassis, two Praga chassis, […]

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Honda Racing/HPD and Derek Daly Academy Create Five-Part Video Series for Grassroots Racers

Daly to present his "What If It's You?" seminar during the 2016 PRI Show to kick off the driver development video series and give attendees an early preview

Dec 07, 2016 honda-hpd-derek-daly-logo
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Derek Daly Academy, founded by the former Formula One and IndyCar driver turned broadcaster, along with Honda Racing/HPD, a North American leader in grassroots racing, have created a five-part video series based on the DDA X Factor Program. The DDA X Factor is a five-year driver development plan that combines the driver and outside support […]

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Dec 06, 2016 GoPro-Champ Selfie
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With 112 entries, the series finale Round 12 on Saturday, Dec. 3 determined our 2016 class of GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire Champions. It was an exciting, record-braking and intense year of racing with more than 226 different competitors across 10 divisions chasing their championship hopes throughout the 12-round series. The […]

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Dec 06, 2016 ekntv-nckrr-alex-kwan
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Each year, the Northern California Karters (NCK) Road Racing program hosts their annual Thanksgiving Classic at the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. The Saturday following Thanksgiving, karters get the chance for a one-day event around the 12-turn, 2.52-mile course that the IndyCar Series, NASCAR, AMA, SCCA and other motorsports series compete on in the famous […]

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Rotax Max Challenge / BRP-Rotax Confirms Tire Testing in North America for 2017

Tyre testing period in Canada and the U.S.A. with constant monitoring throughout 2017 - MOJO tyres available for all six Rotax MAX engine categories throughout 2017 in North America

Dec 02, 2016 rotax-brp-tires
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In some markets a trend towards higher grip level of tyres, even for single brand race series have been put forth. To offer Rotax customers an improved grip level at the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC), the Rotax 125 MAX Junior class will use MOJO D2 tyres as of January 2017 and the Rotax 125 MAX […]

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Field Set for Inaugural MRTI USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout

Drivers From Around the World to Vie for 2017 USF2000 Prize

Nov 30, 2016 Mazda Road to Indy-MRTI-logo
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A total of 18 drivers will congregate next week at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., to contest the inaugural Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout. The unprecedented event brings together talent from around the globe with the winner receiving a $200,000 prize from Mazda to assist in graduation to the 2017 […]

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Rotax Grand Finals 2017 Venue Announcement

Early November date set for national team members to face off in Portugal

Nov 25, 2016 RotaxMax Grand Finals 2017
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The date and location for the 2017 edition of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) has been announced, through an official release. The race will be run at the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao, Portugal from November 4 to 11, 2017. This will be the third time in seven years that the popular […]

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Tenth Season for Challenge of the Americas Begins in January

Entry opens December 5 for premier winter karting series on the left coast

Nov 23, 2016 COTA-Challenge of the Americas logo-2017
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The national karting scene has come to a close for the 2016 race period and like the flip of a switch, drivers, teams and industry members have turned their attention to the upcoming season. Along the western half of the United States for the last nine years, the racing season begins in January with the […]

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Superkarts! USA to Add Video Review to Officiating in 2017

New review formula begins development with focus on increasing clarity and consistency

Nov 23, 2016 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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In the wake of a tremendously successful edition of the annual SuperNationals spectacular in Las Vegas, the Superkarts! USA staff has already returned to official internal discussions aimed at improving the product for 2017.  The quality of the wheel-to-wheel competition and officiating is a prime target for enhancement and a mutually agreeable evolution has been […]

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Nov 23, 2016 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series is excited to announce our program for the 2017 season. As part of our continuous improvement process, and beginning with the closing events of 2016, Series staffers solicited opinions, ideas, and suggestions from numerous competitors, supporting race shops, and sponsors. That information was discussed extensively and the result is […]

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Nov 22, 2016 rotax-max-challenge-united-states-logo
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In the past, the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) and the Challenge of the Americas (CotA) have utilized the previous year’s rules in their entirety, as the worldwide rules for its promoted programs were not released until late December or early January.  For 2017, there are a few changes that will be made immediately, so that […]

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Nov 11, 2016 SKUSA SuperNats 20 logo
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This year, eKartingNews.com is offering up a SKUSA SuperNationals 20 Podium Prediction contest. Rather than the staff here at EKN making the predictions, we want you to make your best guesses for each category competing in Las Vegas. Following the release of each class preview, we are asking racers and race fans to make their […]

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Nov 11, 2016 Oliver Askew and Kyle Kirkwood (Photo: Jack Mitchell/JAM Motorsport Photography)
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Oliver Askew and Kyle Kirkwood performed magnificently during Finals Day of the 16th annual Walter Hayes Trophy Formula Ford 1600 event at Silverstone, finishing second and fourth behind dominant Irishman Niall Murray. The pair couldn’t quite match the feat of previous Team USA Scholarship Walter Hayes Trophy winners Conor Daly (2008), Connor De Phillippi (2009) […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Confirms Plans for 2017

Regional program moves to Superkarts! USA only categories, featuring six single-race weekends with two new facilities

Nov 10, 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge logo
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In 2012, the Texas ProKart Challenge was launched to provide a major regional program for the region of Texas, Oklahoma and the surrounding states. Promoted by Dave Pauly, the series grew into one of the top programs in the country. Last year, Pauly handed over the reigns to P1 Promotions – Mark and Gina French. […]

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Race Report: Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels Series Finale

Championships decided among intense, close racing at the Rio

Nov 10, 2016 us-open-las-vegas-logo
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Glorious weather, intense racing, international flair and a black-tie affair all provided for yet another highly regarded MAXSpeed Entertainment promoted event. The 2016 Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels series finale at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino just off the famous Las Vegas Strip was again met with rave reviews, with the […]

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Nov 10, 2016 wka-road-race-logo
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As per the 2017 WKA Tech Manual, that will be reaching customers shortly, competitors that have run the Animal Lite, Medium, and Heavy classes, as well as the Clone LO206 Lite and Heavy classes in the past on the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, will once again have that opportunity for […]

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Nov 09, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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Following a 5 week delay by virtue of Hurricane Matthew in October, the season finale for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series will officially return to action, providing a unique challenge at this weekend’s GT Machine Grand Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, as competitors will be going in the […]

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Nov 09, 2016 Franklin Motorsports logo
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As November hits in south east Wisconsin, so does the dim reminder that the karting season has finished and fallen like the brightly colored leaves of autumn.  While most in the area settle in for the off-season hibernation, Franklin Motorsports & Merlin Nation head west on an annual pilgrimage to sin city for one last […]

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Superkarts! USA Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

Visionary founders Janowski and Murley joined by Alan Rudolph and Greg Bell

Nov 08, 2016 skusa-hall-of-fame-logo
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Superkarts! USA is celebrating a major milestone in its exciting history this month with the 20th running of their prestigious SuperNationals, the race that came from humble beginnings in the Las Vegas desert in 1997.  Hitting that 20-year mark is extremely significant, as it speaks to the dedication and passion of the people who helped […]

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