Oct 19, 2016 team-usa-scholarship-2016-kirkwood-oliver_parker_kyle_bh
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The latest update from Kyle Kirkwood as preparations continue for this weekend’s 45th Annual BRSCC Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch. Kyle’s blog is posted at http://teamusascholarship.org/?p=3599 It’s been just over a week now since we first arrived in London and I think we are finally getting the hang of it. The hardest part about […]

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Oct 18, 2016 team-usa-scholarship-2016-oliver_silverstone_test_10-14
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Oliver Askew brings us up to speed at the end of his first week in the U.K. which included initial shakedown tests with Cliff Dempsey Racing at Silverstone National and the Rockingham infield road course. His blog is posted at http://teamusascholarship.org/?p=3580 We arrived at London Heathrow Airport on Tuesday morning. Both Kyle and I were […]

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Oct 17, 2016 team-usa-scholarship-2016-kyle-kirkwood-kart
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2016 Team USA Scholarship winner Kyle Kirkwood has posted his first blog http://teamusascholarship.org/?p=3568 My racing career started when I was nearly 5 years old. Honestly, it doesn’t seem like that long ago! My father, who had no knowledge of motorsports, decided to have a family outing at a local track west of where we lived […]

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Team USA Ready for Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

Reigning Nations Cup winners set to take on the world

Oct 14, 2016 rotax-grand-finals-2016-team-usa-logo
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Leaving Portugal in 2015 with two Vice-Championship finishes and the coveted Nations Cup, Team USA is ready to embark on yet another world-class event at the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF). Entering a strong line-up of 18 drivers, including for the first time ever the Micro MAX and Mini MAX divisions, Team USA […]

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Oct 13, 2016 wka-road-race-logo
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The battle for supremacy in the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series concluded for the 2016 recently at the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. And while the rain shortened event provided a perfect summation to the season, that didn’t sway the positive spirit, nor high intensity for all competitors on and off the track. Leading […]

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Oct 13, 2016 oliver-askew-team-usa-scholarship-2016-kid-kart
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Introducing one of latest two Team USA Scholarship winners, Oliver Askew…. His blog is posted at http://teamusascholarship.org/?p=3556 I know the exact moment my journey started; I can take you to the place. My life as a throttle jockey began when I was 8 years old. I’m a first generation racer; my parents were not racing […]

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Oct 12, 2016 KPX Karting Championship logo
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As we near the completion of our 2016 season in Reno, NV on October 16, the directors of the KPX Karting Championship are looking ahead to the growth and prosperity of the series in 2017.  As a result of recent changes in the MG importation and distribution in North America, KPX was faced with a […]

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Oct 07, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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As a result of the postponement of the scheduled Oct 7-9 GT Machine Grand Nationals weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina due to the potential damaging effects of Hurricane Matthew on the area, World Karting Officials, in cooperation with the track and national competitors registered for the event, have mutually agreed to […]

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Oct 05, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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President John Ferris and the executive committee of the WKA have decided that in the interest of safety for our competitors and the fact that the Governor has ordered the evacuation of 1.1 million people in South Carolina, we are canceling the Gold Cup race at Kershaw. The office is actively working on rescheduling the […]

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EKN TV: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series 2016 Grand National On-Board with Braden Eves

MDD driver from Ohio claims WKA Eagle trophy in epic battle in IAME Senior

Oct 04, 2016 ekn-on-board-wka-new-castle-grand-national-eves
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The 2016 WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series closed out the season with the running of the Top Kart Grand National at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility always provides some exciting racing, and the September 23-25 weekend was no different. The numbers may have been lower than expected, the competition level […]

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Askew and Kirkwood Named as Newest Team USA Scholarship Winners

Karting champions to follow in footsteps of former Team USA alumni

Oct 03, 2016 askew-kirkwood-team-usa-scholarship
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Oliver Askew, 19, and Kyle Kirkwood, 17, who, coincidentally, both hail from Jupiter, Fla., were confirmed today as the most recent winners of prestigious Team USA Scholarships. The long-time friends and karting rivals will travel to England next month to contest both the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch and the Walter Hayes Trophy at […]

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Sep 30, 2016 MAXSpeed Group logo
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The kart racing industry has been asking, and Rotax has listened.  Inside the head office of Rotax, months of research, development and refinement to the very process we know as ‘engine manufacturing’ has emerged with an improved manufacturing process of the Rotax cylinder. What does this denote for every (Junior) engine that rolls off the […]

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Sep 30, 2016 wka-speedway-dirt-logo
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Officials of World Karting Association and GoldSpeed USA are proud to announce the latest edition of the Daytona Dirt World Championships, set to run December 27-30 at Daytona International Speedway, will be run solely on the Maxxis Tire this year. In conjunction with the announcement on the return of Maxxis to the World Center of […]

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Puget Sound Road Race Association to Host 2017 IKF Road Race Grand Nationals

Revival of event set to bring top road racers to The Ridge Motorsports Park outside Seattle

Sep 29, 2016 the-ridge-motorsports-park
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A crown jewel of motorsports circuits was constructed in the state of Washington at the end of 2011. The Ridge Motorsports Park is a unique layout that incorporated the rolling hills and natural attributes, less than 90 minutes from downtown Seattle. The Puget Sound Road Race Association (PSRRA) has been working hard at growing this […]

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Sep 29, 2016 rotax-125-junior-max_mini-max
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To provide the latest technology in karting, BRP-Rotax constantly verifies any input of the market to make its products even better. Since the launch of the new engine series there have been implemented some improvements to increase the ease of use of the technologically advanced Rotax kart engines. To get a first feedback beside the […]

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Sep 28, 2016 (Photo: Daniel Shofner)
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The third race of the year for the Texas Sprint Racing Series (TSRS) presented by MG Tireswas held on the weekend of September 17-18 at Gulf Coast Karters in Katy, Texas. The event proved the series growth with a record number of entries in both the Energy Kart USA 2-stroke and Alan Rudolph Racing Academy […]

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Sep 28, 2016 Tyler Smith leads Hunter Fox over the Bushnell bridge 
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The American Kart Racing Association closed the doors on our inaugural Vega American Sprint Cup Series “Southern Tour” this past weekend with another successful, fun-filled event – this time at the new, pristine Bushnell Motorsports Park in Bushnell, Florida. Competitors from Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and Louisiana filled Bushnell’s pit area for Round 3 presented by […]

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Sep 28, 2016 Group image, top row l. to r.: Chris Pantani, Peter Baron, Neil Enerson, Gerardo Bonilla, Jim Leo, Gil de Ferran, Jeremy Shaw, Nicholas Cape, Jonatan Jorge, RC Enerson, Tristan Nunez and Lawson Aschenbach. Front row l. to r.:Oliver Askew, Konrad Czaczyk, Tim de Silva, Robert Megennis, Andre Castro and Kyle Kirkwood (PhotosByJuha.com)
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The adjudicating panel faces a tough challenge in the next few days to select two Team USA Scholarship winners from a high-quality group of six candidates who took part in a shootout hosted by Cooper Tire and the Lucas Oil School of Racing on Thursday at a sweltering Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla. […]

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Sanzaru Games Race #7 has Strong Turn Out for Labor Day Weekend

Salaverria takes the GoPro Mini Max feature

Sep 27, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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One never knows what the turn out will be on a holiday weekend, especially Labor Day, the last holiday before most kids go back to school. With large entries in most classes, the turnout was solid and the racing was very spirited. This race weekend was a first for the Reverse Pro National configuration and […]

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Another Hot One for Los Angeles Karting Championship

High temperatures once again face competitors in penultimate round at CalSpeed Karting Center

Sep 22, 2016 (Photo: Kart Racer TV)
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There has been no escaping the heat this summer in California and for the Los Angeles Karting Championship. The eight round of the 2016 season was contested on September 18 with temperatures reaching triple digits once again. The penultimate event in the championship chase – contested on the ‘Classico’ counterclockwise layout at the CalSpeed Karting […]

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