NCK Thunderhill West – 2 Ways, 2 Days

Unique event to offer exciting Labor Day weekend for road racers

Aug 17, 2017
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The rapidly closing Labor Day weekend (September 2-3) will see the return of the Northern California Karters (NCK) road race karting club to the two-mile course known as ‘Thunderhill West’ for their ‘2 Ways/2 Days’ event. The track is like a very large sprint track and has challenging turns, elevation changes, straightaways, and is very […]

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Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix Powered by Mediacom To Feature Facebook Live Coverage

EKN to add live play-by-play stream to the groundbreaking effort

Aug 15, 2017
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom is excited to announce that this year’s race will be broadcast on Facebook Live utilizing graphics and video technology that has not been used in karting or any other kind of racing previously. The race organization has partnered with a Seattle-based Internet […]

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Aug 11, 2017
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Vantage Karting Group (VKG) Entertainment is pleased to announce a title sponsor for their newly acquired go kart facility at Homestead-Miami Speedway, welcoming both American Medical Response (AMR) and MG Tires. The facility will be named, “AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires.” “VKG Entertainment prides itself in its corporate partnerships,” said Justin Marks, Partner, […]

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Aug 09, 2017
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It is the busiest time of the year for racing…Summer. This weekend is the eighth edition of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals in New Castle, Indiana. Before EKN Trackside Live coverage begins, the EKN duo of Rob Howden and David Cole sit down for the latest edition of the EKN Debrief – presented by IAME […]

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Aug 08, 2017
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The KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton Round 4 was once again a jammed packed event. Round 4 was hosted by Bluemax Kart Club in Davis, CA. 114 entries came to Davis to test their skills against some of the best 4-stroke drivers around. Although it was hot, this didn’t stop the racers […]

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Aug 08, 2017
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Round 8 of the 12-Round GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge championship series featured 109 competitors across 10 divisions racing into the night and under the lights for the last night race of the season. Congrats to all Round 8 winners: Brent Crews (Briggs LO206 Cadet), Austin Williamson (Briggs LO206 Junior), Connor Tebbe (Briggs LO206 Senior), Taylor […]

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EKN TV: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series On-Board with James Egozi

Go from 15th to first in 17 laps with Koene USA Tony Kart - Comet Racing Engines power

Aug 04, 2017
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The third stop of the 2017 United States Pro Kart Series took teams and drivers to the New Castle Motorsports Park on July 28-30. The Hoosier Grand Prix took place on the 1-mile circuit in New Castle, Indiana to begin the second half of the championship season. For some, it was a chance to improve […]

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Venue Change for Rok Cup USA National Final

Rokkers to take on Palm Beach Karting September 15-17

Aug 03, 2017
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Moving from the Orlando Kart Center, the 2017 ROK Cup USA National Final will take to the Palm Beach Karting facility on the same previously announced dates, September 15-17. The crowning event for ROKKERS in the US, seven National Champions will be awarded tickets to the 2017 ROK Cup International Final. “Palm Beach Karting had […]

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Aug 01, 2017
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Scorching temperatures in the triple digits all weekend long did not deter a packed paddock area at Virginia International Raceway from putting on some of the best racing of the season to date, as the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting hosted the Summer Nationals, stop #4 of the 5 race national […]

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Aug 01, 2017
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Saturday, July 29 was the second race of the inaugural Ignite Challenge Series on Mid-State Kart Club’s backwards configuration. The changing track conditions throughout the night along with the mix of track surfaces led to phenomenal racing across every class. Margay Racing wants to thank Mid-State Kart Club’s track president, Jon Clem, and their amazing […]

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Jul 27, 2017
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Mike Giessen has done it again. The owner of 645 Kart Restoration and former national karting champion continues to bring interesting and fast karting products back to life. Last weekend, he along with father Brian, took two vintage laydown machines to the WKA National Road Racing Series event at the Virginia International Raceway in Danville, […]

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EKN TV: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series On-Board with Brandon Jarsocrak

Ride with KartSport North America / Praga driver en route to victory at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 27, 2017
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The first of three major events at the New Castle Motorsports Park took place on July 14-16 as the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series hosted its third event of the 2017 season. Team Empower Nationals was conducted at the New Castle, Indiana facility with just over 150 entries, including a competitive Pro IAME Senior division. Throughout […]

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Jul 26, 2017
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Ten young drivers, ranging in age from 16 to 23, have been selected as candidates for this year’s Team USA Scholarship. Ultimately, two winners will follow in the footsteps of a long line of accomplished professional drivers – headed by Jimmy Vasser and Bryan Herta who claimed the first two scholarships in 1990 and 1991, […]

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Race Report: Sanzaru Games Karting Championship – Round Five

Jimmy Casey Outduels Enzo Prevost To Take Feature EVO Electrics Win

Jul 26, 2017
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A hot weekend greeted the large field of drivers who showed up for Race #5 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships at the Simraceway International Karting Center. The drivers were probably thankful on Sunday when a couple of delays in the program forced the Mains to be cut down to 10 laps from the normal […]

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Number of Repeat Winners at Round Six of Los Angeles Karting Championship

Previous victors and a few new names on top of the podium at the CalSpeed Karting Center

Jul 25, 2017
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship hosted the sixth round of the 2017 schedule on July 16 at the CalSpeed Karting Center. Competitors took on the ‘Sportivo’ layout of the Fontana, California facility outside the Auto Club Speedway with bright sunshine providing the perfect weather for a day at the track. With three events remaining, those […]

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Rok Cup USA Epcot Challenge Concludes with Four Invitations to Rok International Finals

Weekend full of fun and competitive racing for ROKKERS in Orlando

Jul 25, 2017
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This past weekend the Orlando Kart Center in Orlando, Florida once again played host to the third annual ROK Cup USA Epcot Challenge. A fun and competitive weekend concluded on Sunday afternoon with four ROKKERs earning invitations to the ROK International Finals later this year at the famed South Garda Karting facility in Lonato, Italy. […]

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WKA Cancels Gold Cup Event at Thompson Kart Raceway

Organization to Re-Evaluate Gold Cup Program for Future Improvements

Jul 21, 2017
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After careful consideration, the World Karting Association has made the difficult decision to cancel its Gold Cup event, scheduled for July 28 – 30, at Thompson Kart Raceway.  Laborious planning efforts to support round two of the Gold Cup program over the past few weeks unfortunately did not generate the entries needed to ensure a […]

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United States Pro Kart Series to Kick Off Second Half of Season at New Castle

IAME International Final tickets on the line in Indiana on July 28-30

Jul 13, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), presented by FIKSE Wheels and MG Tires, is busy preparing to take on the big track at New Castle Motorsports Park for the Hoosier State Grand Prix.  USPKS racers will head to the heart of Indiana, and the longest track on the 2017 schedule, in just two weeks, […]

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Jul 12, 2017
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This past weekend, the Route 66 Sprint Series Presented by MG Tires and Franklin Motorsports held its third weekend of competition at Mid-State Kart Club, located just outside of Springfield, IL.  The turnout was good, given that another event was scheduled on top of this one.  There were 135 entries on Friday, and 136 on […]

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Jul 12, 2017
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Vega tires and TS Racing have announced $5,600 in contingency awards for drivers winning on Vega tires at the 2017 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. Vega Tire will award $350 per class to racers on Vega Tires. Class winners on four Vega Tires will receive a check for $200. Second place finishers […]

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