Industry News – Holeshot Drive Systems Sold to Energy Kart North America

AJ Whisler transfers company rights to Darren White

Jul 06, 2016 Holeshot logo
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Known as one of the leading and premier drive system companies in North American karting, Holeshot Drive Systems in its entirity has been purchased by Darren White, owner of Energy Kart North America. With the deal completed weeks ago and finalized this past weekend, White and Energy Kart North America will begin distribution and promotion […]

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Jul 01, 2016 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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In an effort to strengthen the Rotax MAX Challenge, which includes club and regional programs to ultimately build the top National championships, MAXSpeed Group will move the current platform of Rotax Mini MAX from the 1010mm chassis to the spec 950mm wheel base. This change comes after much consideration and research from the current American […]

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Six Drivers Added to Team USA After Sofina Foods US Open of Utah

Championship point leaders receive invites to the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

Jun 30, 2016 US Open logo
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Upon the conclusion of the second round of the 2016 Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels series, seven Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) tickets were awarded to championship point leaders. With temperatures high in Utah, so were the stakes as drivers hoped to leave the Utah Motorsports Campus not only as points […]

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Jun 29, 2016 206 Senior Medium Sunday podium
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The Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup held its second race weekend at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park hosted by Badger Kart Club on June 11-12. Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park is a nationally recognized kart track located 30 miles west of Milwaukee in Dousman, Wisconsin. It is owned by a trust and operated by the […]

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Sanzaru Games Round Four Featured a Rotax Grand Nationals Preview

Enzo Prevost wins the EVO Electrics GoPro feature

Jun 28, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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Round #4 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships was run on the track configuration that the Rotax Grands will be run, this attracted 13 out of region drivers. The drivers got in two or three days of practice and racing on the track that will help them prepare for the Grands in August. These additional […]

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Patrick Karting Helping to Guide Racers Up the Motorsports Ladder

New operation focused to provide hands-on training to develop future racing stars

Jun 28, 2016 Patrick Karting logo
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The vast majority in the upper levels of motorsports began their racing career in the sport of karting. Over the many decades of kart racing, there has been no clear path to climb that racing ladder and become a professional race car driver. Patrick Karting was established to help guide those looking to take their […]

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Jun 27, 2016 RIGP 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, is proud to now be a member of the Vintage Karting Association. “Vintage kart racing is an integral part of our sport and one which we have been happy to feature at our race the past few years. We are proud that Rock Island […]

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Jun 22, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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If the calendar says June, and it’s Kershaw, South Carolina, then the heat is on!!!!! That’s what many 4 cycle competitors on the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series are preparing for this weekend, as the series takes to the Palmetto State Track for stop #2 on the series. Looking to maintain a hot […]

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New Era Continues to Evolve Following Round Five of Los Angeles Karting Championship

Pro Show a success as southern California 2016 program reaches halfway point

Jun 21, 2016 LAKC-05-R5
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship welcomed new board of directors as the 2016 season began. Part of their new direction is to solidify LAKC as the prominent location for racers to compete at for all levels of the sport. From the Kid Kart divisions all the way to the Pro level, LAKC brings the best […]

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SpeedsportZ Racing Park In Full Construction Mode

Delays from a variety of different sources now surpassed as construction is in full swing

Jun 21, 2016 Alan Rudolph is all smiles as construction begins on Speedsportz Racing Park 
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After nearly a year of delays due to many reasons, including offsite utilities, major new road construction, and unprecedented rain for over a year, SpeedsportZ Racing Park at Grand Texas and the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy is finally under construction. Opening is planned for late Fall 2016. “It has been a long time coming but […]

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Jun 16, 2016 RIGP 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced that this year’s open shifter King of the Street race sponsored by MG Tires will honor the memory of former Superkarts! USA executive Jim Murley who died earlier this year of cancer. Rock Island will also continue to race in memory of local karter and multiple Rock Island […]

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Jun 16, 2016 206 Cup 2016 logo
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The Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup held its season opener at Road America on May 21st and 22nd.  This is the third season for this Midwest race series and is looking to be its biggest with 5 classes dedicated to the spirit of grassroots motorsports.  Greg Jasperson and Steve Vermeer started the series in 2014 […]

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Jun 15, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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The history and tradition of Summit Point Motorsports Park extends well beyond that of motorsports. The surrounding area, which can place a person in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland in a matter of a few minutes in any direction, is also abundant in historical landmarks, including that of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. And while […]

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Jun 10, 2016 A team from Decatur Central High School in Indianapolis took the top spot at the 2016 evGrandPrix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (Purdue University photo/Jim Schenke)
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A team of students from Kennesaw State University, near Atlanta, won the fifth annual International evGrandPrix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 18. Kennesaw’s electric vehicle, driven by Gabriel Capo, edged out traditional powerhouse EVC – the Purdue University electrical vehicle club. Purdue’s Team 1 took third place. In addition to final race placement, […]

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Jun 09, 2016 Vintage Karting Association-New Castle
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The Vintage Karting Association (VKA) hosts many events throughout the country, providing the ‘elder’ machines of our sport to continue burning up fuel and rubber on the same circuits we race today. From California to Florida, up along the east coast and throughout the midwest, vintage racing is part of over 30 events in 2016. […]

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Jun 07, 2016 EKNTV-AamirHyder-WKA-NRRS-Summit Point
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A 30-minute game of chess at 100mph with seven of your fellow racers. That’s exactly what road racing is in the Stock Honda category at the World Karting Association National Road Racing Series. The program hosted the third event of the 2016 season at the Summit Point Motorsports Park in Summit Point, West Virginia. The […]

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SKUSA Bulletin: 2016 SummerNationals Registration Opening June 9

Online pre-registration opens for second SKUSA Pro Tour event this Thursday evening

Jun 07, 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour 2016-logo
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to continue on July 22-24 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the second straight year that the SummerNationals will travel to the New Castle, Indiana facility, following its successful debut with the SKUSA Pro Tour in 2015. Coming off a record number […]

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Jun 02, 2016 eshifter kart af radiator 13z
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The product roster at the storefront of the Garden City, Idaho business eShifterKart.com continues to grow. This growing operation added the CKR chassis lineup prior to the 2016 season, ramping up with an east coast dealer in March to expand the brands exposure. Now, owner James O’Brien and the eShifterKart staff have reached a deal […]

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Jun 02, 2016 AMP_FP_19
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A record turnout headlined Round 2 of the 2016 AMP Kart Championship Series as over 75 racers filed their way into the paddock on Saturday, May 7th. Almost all classes felt the increase in numbers from Round 1. The competition on track increased as well, with many classes having victory settled in the final circuit […]

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Big Turnout for Route 66 Sprint Series Opener

Number of sweeps at New Castle Motorsports Park as 16th season of series opened in April

Jun 01, 2016 Kaden Wharff took home three wins on the weekend, including two in IAME Cadet (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66SprintSeries.com)
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The 2016 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series began over the April 22-24 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Roughly 340 entries traveled to New Castle, Indiana to take part in the nine categories offered for the 16th season of the program, traveling to five distinct facilities around the Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. It […]

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