Round Six Contested for Los Angeles Karting Championship

‘Classico’ layout provides another great day of racing at CalSpeed Karting Center

Aug 28, 2015 Pilot Senior point leader Connor Funk added his fourth triumph of the season (Photo: LAKC.org)
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship program contested the sixth round of the 2015 season on August 16 at the CalSpeed Karting Center. The Fontana, California facility offered another exciting weekend for nearly 170 entries competing for big prizes and championship points as the season closes in on the finish line. During the raceday, a video […]

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Aug 26, 2015 John Crow won the Masters division (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Race #4 of the So-Cal Challenge took place under the lights at the World Famous Adams Motorsports Park in cooperation with So-Cal Sprinters. The shared event went off without a hitch as the two organizations split duties to support the racers and crews. Senior Max had only two entries but all day long Henry Morse […]

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Following a most successful season, the curtain will be drawn this weekend on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals. And while many points leads could be deemed safe, Bonus Points always play a key factor, sometimes throwing a wrench into what appeared to be […]

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SKUSA Bulletin: TaG Junior Finishing Order Reversal from SummerNationals

Television footage confirms Lemke win in close finish, SKUSA to add camera at start-finish for future events

Aug 25, 2015 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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The filming of this year’s Fikse Wheels Pro Tour has been incredibly positive in terms of exposure and awareness for both the sport of karting and the Superkarts! USA program.  The two shows that were produced from the recent SKUSA SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park are scheduled for airing this month, with the first […]

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California ProKart Challenge Heads to Adams Motorsports Park

Superkarts! USA regional program travels to historic Riverside facility on August 28-29

Aug 21, 2015 California ProKart Challenge visits the historic Adams Motorsports Park on August 28-29 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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It has been over two months since the California ProKart Challenge was trackside for the 2015 season. After the long break following the Sonoma round in June, the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program returns to action on August 28-29 at the historic Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, California. The challenging 3/4-mile course has a long […]

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Rock Island GP Enjoying Surge of Interest

Pre-entries showing positive increase two weeks out from event

Aug 21, 2015 This year's Rock Island Grand Prix is primed to be the biggest in recent years
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Over the past five years, the organizers of the Rock Island Grand Prix have been working different angles in an effort to breath new life into their legendary race, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014. The Labor Day weekend street circuit event has always paired great racing with a festival atmosphere, which brings people […]

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Selection Process and Judges Announced for 2015 Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group Driver Advancement Program

Judges panel to consist of Josef Newgarden and Simon Pagenaud along with Michelle Kish and Richard Boisclair

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After a successful program in 2014 that saw four Rotax drivers awarded a one-day test in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, Mazda Road to Indy (MRTI), Andersen Promotions and MAXSpeed Group are pleased to announce more details for the 2015 edition of the Driver Advancement Program as well as the panel of […]

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EKN One-on-One: PSRRA’s Aaron Stanford

Pacific Northwest road racing enjoying forward momentum

Aug 20, 2015 The IKF Region 6 Gold Cup Road Race series heads to Oregon Raceway next weekend with important momentum
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Like many regions in the country, the Pacific Northwest’s karting scene is enjoying a positive surge in participation and excitement. In sprint karting, growth and increasing grids are being seen in the Briggs World Formula and LO206 categories, while the area’s road racing events are also on the rise with higher numbers and impressive momentum. […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Battles Tough Competition and Weather in New Castle

Great photo finishes highlight on-track action for Round Seven and Eight as series closes on finale weekend

Aug 20, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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The 15th anniversary season of the Route 66 Sprint Series ventured to the New Castle Motorsports Park on the August 14-16 weekend, presented by Verde Speed Resources, for rounds seven and eight of the championship. The New Castle, Indiana facility provided another great challenge for the near 300 entries on the weekend. In addition to […]

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Aug 19, 2015 nsf Italkart
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André Nicastro and Bruno Fusaro have created the new kart racing team named NF Sports LLC to compete in the United States . The company will be focused on competition and education in karting. The project has been in development for some time and the focus will be on major karting events in the United […]

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Aug 19, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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After months of construction, World Karting Association is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The new site should be more navigable and easier to follow, no matter what category followers choose. Making the website easy to navigate, as well as showcasing the many sponsors WKA has, were two of the many high […]

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Aug 18, 2015 Travis DeVriendt, Sherrard, heads down the straight away Sunday, August 31, 2014, in the 4-cycle race at the Rock Island Grand Prix
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced that one of its premier races of the weekend – the Briggs LO206 Heavy class – will be run as the Travis “Turbo” DeVriendt Memorial Race in honor of long-time Quad-Cities racer Travis DeVriendt who died last March. DeVriendt, of Sherrrard, Ill. who had raced at the Rock […]

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Race Report: 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

Seven New National Champions Crowned at Rotax US Grand Nationals

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For the first time in its fifteen-year history, the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals presented by Chase/Brash Racing visited Carolina Motorsports Park as it welcomed the best Rotax drivers in the United States. On top of crowning seven new National Champions, five tickets to join Team USA at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand […]

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Aug 13, 2015 Vemme Tent - Italy
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As a staple in the Canadian and American karting scene over the past many years, Vince and Lorenzo Mandarino have won their share of races. In recent years, they have focused their efforts on the design and development of their Vemme chassis, which is gaining traction and acceptance in North America, but now even moreso […]

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Aug 10, 2015 1978 World Karting Champion Lake Speed (Photo: GoPro Motorplex)
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Courtesy of GoPro Motorplex Karting began as a hobby in his parents’ garage, inspired a successful, 19-year career as a professional race car driver and now provides an outlet for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. At 67 years old, Lake Speed’s passion for karting has come full circle. Karting is and always will be a passion […]

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Sanzaru Games Karting Championships Round Five Report

Bill Cleavelin takes the GoPro Molecule Rotax Masters feature

Aug 07, 2015 Billy Cleavelin (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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Race #5 brings the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships to the midpoint of the 2015 season. With class championships in full swing, the gloves are starting to come out as every pole position, heat race, and main event podium finish has points ramifications. Full fields, exciting races and some scary looking crashes made the day one […]

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Aug 06, 2015 IKF 4-Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals 2015
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The International Kart Federation is scheduled for honored to again partner with Briggs & Stratton Racing for the 2015 IKF 4 Cycle Sprint Grand National in Sonoma CA. David Klaus, Director of Briggs Motorsports, wanted to find a way to give back to the same racers that have made 2015 such a positive year in […]

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Aug 05, 2015 toddKing
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The World Karting Association community is at a great loss today with the unexpected passing of longtime competitor and contributor Todd King. For the past several years, Todd, along with his wife Karen, served as the official photographers and vendors for the National Road Race Series through their most unique business name, Krapp Photos. But […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Battles Tough Competition and Wet Weather

Round Five welcomes rain during the event as 11 drivers sweep their respective categories

Aug 03, 2015 Dante Yu earned his first victory in the PRD 2 category, sweeping the day (Photo: LAKC.org)
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Another exciting event went into the books for the Los Angeles Karting Championship program, with the fifth round of the 2015 season completed at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on July 19. Entries increased from the June event, with the weather changing things up as rain fell for some of the racing action […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend – Preview Part 3

Jarsocrak and Pesek lead tight championship battles in Pro categories at halfway point

Jul 30, 2015 (Photo: Energy Racing)
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The United States Pro Kart Series is now at its halfway point for the 2015 season. What began as a record-breaking season will continue to reach big numbers with competitors traveling to the challenging Michiana Raceway Park in South Bend, Indiana. The season has been nothing but exciting for the on-track action through the first […]

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