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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United States Rally Kart Association Premiere Event Fast Approaching

The brand new, not-to-miss US Open of Dirt is coming soon, and registration is open

Aug 08, 2014 USRKA-United States Rally Kart Association-logo US Open of Dirt
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With the addition of new sponsors and escalating support from registrants, the United States Rally Kart Association (USRKA) is gearing up for their first event. September 13th will mark the first ever US Open of Dirt, a race to truly tell the best from the rest in asphalt sprint karting. Drivers will use their regular […]

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Aug 07, 2014 WKA New Castle Manufacturers Cup
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The fourth round of the 2014 WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is set for this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, a venue very familiar to Man Cup racers over the last decade. While the venue is a consistent one for WKA’s national 2-cycle sprint series, the course layout […]

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Special LO206 Shootout Race Slated for Saturday Night at WKA Gold Cup in South Bend

Race to Pay $600 purse and two cases of Briggs AMSOil 4T

Aug 06, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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A special Senior LO206 Shootout race has been added to the weekend schedule at the August 15-17 Van-K Wheels / MGM Chassis Gold Cup Nationals at Michiana Raceway Park near South Bend, Indiana. The race will take place Saturday, August 16, after the national points class feature races have concluded. The LO206 Shootout will pay […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series to Start Winter Series in 2015

Industry support from Bridgestone, IAME USA East and more

Aug 01, 2014 Florida Pro Kart Series logo
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With a very successful 2014 still underway, the Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) is already working towards the 2015 season. The Series is pleased to announce their winter program for 2015. Dubbed the Florida Pro Kart Winter Series and with support from Bridgestone, IAME East and more, a three race winter series is now set […]

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Jul 31, 2014 Los Angeles Karting Championship LAKC logo
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Round Six of the Los Angeles Karting Championship took place this past weekend (July 27) at the CalSpeed Karting Complex in Fontana, California. The championship chases have been defined with the series now past the halfway point of the 2014 season, and the pressure is beginning to build with the end nearing. Exciting action was […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 3

Pro categories stacked once again as Lennox and Craig look to extend winning streaks

Jul 31, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 2

Full fields in S2 and S4 with large regional participation in TaG Master

Jul 30, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 1

Record number of pre-entries set to battle in Modesto, younger categories set the stage

Jul 29, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Trenton Estep Joins Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA Race Team

Texas-based operation adds Superkarts! USA Pro Tour S5 Junior point leader to roster

Jul 29, 2014 Mike Jones (left) and Kevin Adds (right) of Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA with Brian and Trenton Estep (Photo: eKartingNews.com)
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The Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA race team is growing into a premiere team in North American karting. Signing veteran karter Louie Pagano last year, and celebrating the latest triumph at the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals this past week, the Caddo Mills, Texas-based operation is building the younger side of the driver roster. Texas […]

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Jul 25, 2014 PSL West logo
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CRG West is extremely excited to announce a new and exciting affiliation with North American CRG importer and distributor PSL Karting. Known as one of the most decorated karting companies throughout North America, PSL Karting is the importer for the CRG product line and runs one of the most successful and professional karting teams in […]

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Last Days to Pre-Enter for Superkarts! USA SummerNationals

Excitement continues to build as inaugural Modesto Grand Prix draws closer

Jul 24, 2014 Modesto Grand Prix logo
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In just a few days, the downtown streets of Modesto, California will become one of the biggest and grandest venues ever created for the sport of karting. The Superkarts! USA SummerNationals will take place at the inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix on August 1-3, and the work being put into the festival surrounding […]

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Jul 24, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The WKA VEGA / TS Racing National Road Racing Series driven by Mazda is set for its fifth round of the 2014 season this weekend at the scenic VIRginia International Raceway in Danville, Va. Racers from around the eastern half of the country will travel to southeast Virginia this weekend for the annual mid-summer event. […]

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