Los Angeles Karting Championship Hosts Finale at CalSpeed Karting

Championships for 2014 decided after final round in Fontana

Oct 24, 2014 The 2014 season came to a close for the Los Angeles Karting Championship (Photo: LAKC.org)
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship completed the 2014 racing season with the ninth and final round of the organization’s championship on October 18-19 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Big numbers were the story all season, as many of the categories reach record highs throughout the year, with the finale reaching 200 entries. […]

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Oct 24, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association and Simpson Performance Products are proud to announce a renewed partnership that returns Simpson to the national karting scene as a major backer of WKA national series racing in the final months of 2014 and into the new 2015 season. Simpson – the leading manufacturer of safety equipment for the motorsports […]

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Oct 23, 2014 Vortex Rok DVS Micro
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The Rok Cup International Final is the most prestigious event of the Vortex championship, taking place at the South Garda Karting facility in Lonato, Italy. At the end of the today’s schedule, the fastest world’s Rokkers, that is the daily pole position drivers, will be awarded; at the end the ceremony. During that time, the […]

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Oct 23, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Attention IAME Competitors, IAME USA East is pleased to announce that the World Karting Association has approved the change to move from the Tryton carburetor to the Tillotson HW-27A carburetor on the IAME X30 engine effective for Daytona this December. This will be a straight up exchange that will be completely “FREE OF CHARGE” for […]

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Oct 22, 2014 RaceCloud
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K1 RaceGear the leader in custom safety apparel has now expanded into the data acquisition market. RaceCloud and K1 RaceGear have come to an agreement that K1 RaceGear is the exclusive North American importer for Canada, Unites States, and Mexico. RaceCloud is a new high tech data acquisition system that includes live telemetry, similar to […]

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Rok Cup International Final – North and South Americans Head to South Garda

Over 300 racers from around the world to converge on famed Italian facility

Oct 21, 2014 Rok Cup International Final 2014 logo
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This coming weekend will see the 12th running of the annual Rok Cup International Final at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato, Italy, which celebrates the Vortex engine program by welcoming racers from around the world to decide on the top ‘Rokkers’ drivers for 2014.  The event includes five different categories, filled with over […]

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Oct 21, 2014 Italian Motors USA logo
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Despite the latest misconception that our inventory level will quickly run out, sales will continue at both the Retail and Dealer levels. Both new and current customers will still be able to purchase in confidence with our 25 years of IAME brand expertise behind them and massive inventory.  All IAME and other parts are still […]

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Paddock Insider: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

Four tickets to Rotax Grand Finals on the line

Oct 16, 2014 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge logo
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and […]

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Oct 15, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series will close the 2014 WKA national season this weekend with the GT Machine Grand Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park’s 0.7-mile sprint course, located in Kershaw, South Carolina. Picture perfect weather is predicted for the Carolinas this weekend, and for the second consecutive year it looks as though […]

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Final Day to Reserve Rio Rooms for Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII

Just over 30 days before teams and competitors move into Las Vegas

Oct 14, 2014 2014 SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII logo
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In just five weeks time, the sound of kart engines humming, the smell of race fuel, and the amazing view of the Las Vegas Strip will provide the incredible atmosphere for those attending at Superkarts! USA’s SuperNationals XVIII. The world’s largest karting event will take place just outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for […]

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Five Americans Set for IAME International Final in France

More than 250 drivers to take on the new International Circuit of Le Mans

Oct 14, 2014 IAME International Final logo
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The third edition of the IAME International Final is set for October 15-19 at the new International Circuit of Le Mans in France. Located inside the historic 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit, IAME drivers from all across the globe will converge on the historic grounds were motorsports legends are made. Four categories will take […]

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Tim Lobaugh Joins 3G Kart Racing

Longtime Birel engineer joins Texas operation as Director of Racing Operations

Oct 10, 2014 Tim Lobaugh joins the 3G Kart Racing operation full time in Katy, Texas (Photo: 3GKartRacing.com)
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3G Kart Racing, the Texas dealer for all Birel and Freeline products, is expanding as the 2014 season draws to a close and 2015 looms. Owner Dave Pauly is happy to announce the hiring of Tim Lobaugh as the Director of Racing Operations. The 3G race team, supported by Burger King®, has been very successful […]

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MAXSpeed Group Trade In Program Extended Through 2014

Trade In and Trade Up any brand of motor for credit towards a new Rotax powerplant

Oct 08, 2014 MAXSpeed Group logo
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After announcing the ‘Trade In and Trade Up’ program earlier in the year, MAXSpeed Group, importer of the popular Rotax MAX engine platform, is set to extend the offer through the end of 2014. In conjunction with BRP-Powertrain, MAXSpeed Group will continue the credit program to customers looking to purchase a new Rotax engine when […]

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Oct 08, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series closed out its 2014 season this past weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park, where cold temperatures challenged racers and teams throughout the three-day event. Despite rain Friday and the threat of more wet weather Saturday and Sunday, all qualifying, pre-finals and finals ran in the dry on […]

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GoPro Motorplex’s 2015 Expansion Plans Revealed on Eve of Two-Year Anniversary

North Carolina facility to add new 6,000 square foot building

Oct 07, 2014 GoPro Motorplex plans to break ground on new, 6,000 SF building on their campus this month
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Wednesday, Oct. 8 will mark GoPro Motorplex’s two-year anniversary and the 0.7-mile, 11-turn karting track and state-of-the-art facility that sits on 30 acres in Mooresville, NC plans to expand in 2015. “Business continues to pick up as we come to the conclusion of our second year at GoPro Motorplex,” Owner, Justin Marks reflects. “As more […]

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#KeepFightingAyrton Benefit Race Set for October 18 at PIRC

Racers and friends of karter Ayrton Climo to compete in 77-lap race

Oct 03, 2014 Ayrton Climo
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Ayrton Climo, an 18-year old from Reston, Virginia, was injured during a practice incident on August 1 while competing at the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship race in Quebec, Canada. Climo suffered a severe traumatic brain injury that put him in a coma. For 45 days, Ayrton was hospitalized in a Trios Rivieres hospital and has […]

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Oct 02, 2014 Rok Cup USA logo
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The Rok Cup USA will host two events in November and December, labeled ‘Rok & Roll’. The November 8-9 event at Homestead Karting and December 6-7 race at Ocala Gran Prix will give racers a chance to close out the 2014 season, while also prepare for the upcoming Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA program […]

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Oct 02, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The 2014 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to a close this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park, where national championships will be decided for the Man Cup’s 12 points divisions at the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals. This weekend will mark the series’ second stop at New Castle in 2014. The Man Cup Series […]

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Oct 01, 2014 Cold Stone Creamery logo
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After a successful Cold Stone US Grand Nationals in July, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce that the 2014 Grand Nationals presenting sponsor is back on board to support several more events. Starting with the 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge in October and moving onwards to the 2015 season, Cold Stone will put their name […]

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Oct 01, 2014 Wayne Wispelaere
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Wayne Wispelaere, founder of one of the all-time leading American go-kart chassis manufacturers Coyote Products, passed away last week, September 25, at age 66. Wispelaere founded KIM Associates in 1972 and several years later the company would become Coyote Products, featuring its leading chassis model, the Coyote “Bullet.” With the help of his brother, Ed, […]

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