Inaugural US Open of Dirt Cancelled

Lack of entries force cancellation of event

Sep 02, 2014 Bell US Open of Dirt
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The inaugural United States Rally Kart Association (USRKA) US Open of Dirt scheduled for September 12-13, 2014 at the US 41 Speedway in Indiana has been cancelled. With overwhelming support from companies such as Bell Helmets, Top Kart USA, Victory Kart, Bridgestone, Gridsport.net and the McLaughlin family, the event was forced to be cancelled due […]

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Sep 02, 2014 World Formula Briggs
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Briggs and Stratton Racing reacting to needs of their racer, shuffles their World Formula offerings for the first time since 2008.  Effective immediately, a new World Formula spec, 124435 8106-01, is now available.  This is the SAME base engine without the starter, flywheel starter ring gear, and clutch.  “With the World Formula engine being raced […]

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Eight Double Winners in Denton for Texas ProKart Challenge

Rounds Five and Six contested at North Texas Kartways during special night racing weekend

Aug 29, 2014 Riley Dickinson led the Mini Max field all weekend in Denton (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The 2014 Texas ProKart Challenge – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys – entered the second half of the season following the August 14-16 event at the North Texas Kartways. The Denton, Texas facility hosted a unique Thursday through Saturday event, featuring racing under the lights for all three days […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

20th annual event set for Quad City streets over Labor Day weekend

Aug 29, 2014 (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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For the 20th time, karters will converge on the Quad City area to celebrate the Labor Day weekend, competing in the annual Rock Island Grand Prix presented by AT&T. The streets along the Mississippi River will convert the Illinois city Friday evening into a two-day karting festival. The event brings together a large pool of […]

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California ProKart Challenge to Host First Ever Event in Lake Elsinore

Parking lot temporary circuit to clone layout used at upcoming SuperNationals event

Aug 28, 2014 ProKart Challenge logo
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After a break in the schedule, the California ProKart Challenge returns to action on September 5-6, hosting the fifth round of the 2014 six-race season. A new location will be checked off, as the Superkarts! USA regional program travels to Lake Elsinore, California, which sits roughly an hour in between the downtown areas of Los […]

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US Open of Dirt Adds Stock Honda Class to Premiere Event

Yamaha Junior has been removed from the schedule

Aug 27, 2014 Bell US Open of Dirt
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With the first ever United States Rally Kart Association (USRKA) US Open of Dirt fast approaching, event officials are pleased to announce the addition of the Stock Honda division to the class lineup. Taking place on September 13,2014 the Stock Honda class will replace the Yamaha Junior division as it has been removed from the […]

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Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge Closes Out 2014 Season

Craig and Versteeg secure titles with victories at Greg Moore Raceway

Aug 26, 2014 Artie Carpenter swept the final round of the Senior Max category for his first victory at the Can-Am series (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2014 Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge came to an end during the third weekend of August, taking racers north of the United States/Canada border for the first time in 2014. The historic Greg Moore Raceway in British Columbia was the site of the August 15-17, hosting the final two rounds of the four-race weekend season. […]

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Aug 25, 2014 K1 RaceGear logo
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K1 RaceGear, considered one of the industry’s top custom safety apparel companies, is now the official safety gear supplier for the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF). K1 RaceGear will offer three different packages to the 288 drivers and their teams for the more than 50 countries competing in this year’s RMCGF. In years […]

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Aug 25, 2014 Trey Shannon will attempt the 24 hour indoor karting challenge again on September 14-15, 2014
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On December 15, 2012, Trey Shannon scribbled his name into the record books for the second time, establishing an initial bench mark for the Guinness World Record for distance traveled by a solo karting driver on an indoor circuit in 24 hours with a total distance of 312 miles. In February of this year, Australia’s […]

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Round Seven of the Los Angeles Karting Championship in the Books

Griffin scores sixth win of the season; Prikhodko stays perfect through 2014

Aug 22, 2014 LAKC-08-Flags
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The seventh round of the Los Angeles Karting Championship took place this past weekend (August 17) at the CalSpeed Karting Complex and once again, the paddock was full with talent from California and surrounding states. Set adjacent to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, the CalSpeed facility is a fantastic venue that offers five […]

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Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge Finale Set for Grand Junction

Flores leads Marolt and Brewer in a tight S2 championship chase

Aug 22, 2014 Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge logo
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This year’s Rocky Mountain ProKart Challenge is nearing its end, as the series’ final two rounds are set to take place over the Labor Day weekend. The Colorado- and Utah-supported Superkarts! USA region has enjoyed a year of great racing, despite less than favorable entry counts. Following two fun and unique weekends of racing, the […]

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Rotax Pan American Online Registration Open

Final chance to make Team USA event

Aug 21, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
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After a successful Cold Stone US Grand Nationals and with the Rotax Pan American Challenge fast approaching, the MAXSpeed Group has put the finishing touches on what is sure to be another epic event. Taking place October 15-19 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, four tickets will be on the line to the […]

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Karts to Return to The Rock for 20th Year of Street Races

World renowned race preparing for milestone event

Aug 21, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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It’s a milestone that few karting events ever come close to. This year the Rock Island Grand Prix presented by AT&T celebrates its 20th anniversary. If not for a flood in 1993 and a year skipped in 1997 it would be well into its third decade when racers take to the streets August 30-31. “Since […]

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Aug 15, 2014 (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the United States Pro Kart Series finale weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals Registration Opens to the Public

Entry into the 18th annual event in Las Vegas begins at 9pm PDT to all competitors

Aug 14, 2014 Registration for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII opens to the public on August 14 at 9pm PDT (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In less than 100 days, karters from all over the world will gather on the Las Vegas Strip to take part in the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII. The annual event will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for the fifth year in a row over the November 19-23 weekend, and it promises […]

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Aug 13, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Indiana‘s Zach Holden and Ohio’s John Paul Southern Jr. led the way this past weekend at the Top Kart USA Nationals, round four of the 2014 WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at New Castle Motorsports Park’s Iron Man Course. Holden, who entered the weekend as one of the few drivers with a lot […]

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Aug 12, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association Board of Trustees has approved a 12-class structure and brand-new weekend race format for the 2015 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, which will open December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Next year’s Man Cup Series has 12 classes on the docket that includes a couple new […]

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Night Racing Set for Upcoming Texas ProKart Challenge Event

Special Thursday through Saturday event at North Texas Kartways to host Rounds Five and Six

Aug 08, 2014 The Texas ProKart Challenge will be under the lights at North Texas Kartway in Denton, Texas (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The Texas ProKart Challenge – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys – journeys into the second half of the season with a special night race weekend at the North Texas Kartways. The Denton, Texas facility will provide the series with its third straight year of racing under the lights during […]

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Aug 08, 2014 Route 66 Sprint Series logo
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The MG Tire / L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series held rounds seven and eight at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP) on August 2nd and 3rd with a nice turnout of over 260 entries.  The event was sponsored by Verde Speed Resources.  Rain was predicted for Saturday but never materialized as […]

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Series Finale of Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge Set for Canada

Final two rounds scheduled for August 15-17 at Greg Moore Raceway in British Columbia

Aug 08, 2014 The picturesque Greg Moore Raceway will host the 2014 Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge finale weekend (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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The 2014 season is drawing to an end for racers at the Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge, as the series heads to the finale weekend at the Greg Moore Raceway. The Chilliwack, British Columbia facility will welcome the Rotax Max Challenge / Superkarts! USA regional program on August 15-17, hosting the fourth weekend of the championship […]

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