Nov 30, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill)
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Over 265 people attended the 2015 Route 66 Sprint Series awards banquet on Saturday November 7th. The banquet was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom in Springfield Illinois. Thank you to the Collins Family for sponsoring Happy Hour! Prizes reached into the tens of thousands of dollars thanks to the work and effort of […]

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WKA and EKN Partnering for Trackside Live in 2016

On-site event coverage and streaming audio returns for Manufacturers Cup Series

Nov 25, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The 2016 season is just around the corner, and sanctioning bodies, race series, promoters and clubs are all busy working on the details for the upcoming year of competition. The World Karting Association has its highly anticipated Daytona KartWeek on the schedule next month right between the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays, welcoming racers […]

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Nov 24, 2015 F4 US Championship logo
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As part of an emphasis on assisting in the development of the next generation of racers, SCCA Pro Racing, Crawford Composites, and Honda Performance Development are pleased to announce an awards package that will help the Superkarts! USA S1 class champion transition into the inaugural 2016 SCCA Pro Racing F4 U.S. Championship series. The awards […]

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Nov 24, 2015 Pitt Race-Paving
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Pittsburgh International Race Complex recently commenced a full repaving project for the well-known karting track, the Wilson Circuit. The Wilson Circuit measures .8 miles in length and is compromised of 16 turns, straight-aways, and great elevation change. Originally constructed in 2002 and designed by renowned track designer, Alan Wilson, the circuit was ready for the […]

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Nov 21, 2015 Everett Thomas (#300) finishes the year win in Senior Max
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Last weekend the NOLA Sprint Kart Championship wrapped up its 2015 season of 12 races in 10 months. The season finale had 67 entries across the two days of racing among 12 classes for Rotax, Briggs & Stratton, and Honda CR125 powered karts. Coming into this weekend some classes still had not decided a champion […]

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SH Rallycross Forms Alliance with RTD Autosport for Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Championship

Creates a ‘pipeline’ program from karting to Lites to Super Car

Nov 20, 2015 SH Rallycross logo
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SH Rallycross announced today an alliance with RTD Autosport for the Red Bull Global Rallycross Lites Championship beginning in the 2016 season. A division of Race Tech Development, RTD Autosport, is owned and operated by Mike Maurini who is also the owner of an elite level karting program. Attracting drivers from around the world with […]

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Industry Insider: HPD’s Jeff Barrow

Motorsports powerhouse excited to continue karting connection

Nov 17, 2015 Jeff Barrow of HPD
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As the sport of karting rolls into its sixth decade, one of the key components for future growth and exposure may just be our evolving partnerships with companies from outside the inner karting circle.  Honda Performance Development (HPD) has grown its connection with karting, and particularly Superkarts! USA, over the last several years and the […]

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Nov 16, 2015 CRG Nordam - MDG logo
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CRG Nordam LLC, is now the Official North American distributor managed directly by the CRG factory in Italy. The CRG Factory North American operation “CRG Nordam” will have their headquarters and distribution facility established in Conroe, Texas in collaboration with the Motorsports Development Management Group. This consolidated bond with the MDG Group will offer the […]

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2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Saturday Report

Ramirez-Barrero and Selliken land runner-up finishes, help give United States Nations Cup

Nov 16, 2015 Team USA took home the Nations Cup, second time in two years (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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Four names were added to the history books as the 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals crowned this year’s world champions at the Kartodromo Internacional Algarve in Portimao, Portugal. Championship Saturday hosted 34 drivers in all four categories, vying for a chance to be in the hunt at the end of the day. The entire […]

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2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Friday Report

Dozen United States of America drivers transferring into Championship Saturday

Nov 13, 2015 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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Today was judgment day for the 288 drivers taking part in the 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals at the Kartodromo Internacional Algarve in Portimao, Portugal. Another picture perfect day of weather allowed for the final round of heat races and the last chance qualifiers to run without any weather related issues. The challenge for […]

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2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Thursday Report

Up and down day for United States drivers following first day of racing

Nov 12, 2015 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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The first wheel-to-wheel sessions took place Thursday at the Kartodromo Internactional Algarve in Portimao, Portugal for the 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. Two days of preparing to be the fastest driver on the track, the mindset now transfers over to surviving the next two days without any damage, and the best possible results through […]

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Sanzaru Games Season Ends With Titles On The Line

Ron White Out Duels Brett Buckwalter For GoPro 125 Pro Stock Honda Win

Nov 12, 2015 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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What better way to end a strong 2015 season than to watch several of NorCals best go at it in the GoPro feature 125 Pro Stock Honda race. Ron White out dueled Buckwalter in the finale with 8 other strong drivers right behind. Several other classes had championships on the line, many of these classes […]

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2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Wednesday Report

Wang leads Team USA with pole position in DD2 Masters

Nov 11, 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2015 logo
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Day two of competition completed at the Kartodromo Internacional Algarve in Portimao, Portugal for the 2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The important task of qualifying was completed for the 288 drivers in the four categories, setting the stage for the three rounds of heat races as they all try to qualify for one of […]

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2015 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Tuesday Report

Drivers get first taste of Kartodromo Internacional Algarve in Portugal

Nov 10, 2015 (Photo: Rotax-Kart.com)
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The time to soak in the atmosphere and the pageantry that is the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals is over, and now business is at hand for the 288 drivers competing in the four categories at the Kartodromo Internatcional Algarve in Portimao, Portugal. Following two days of registration and receiving the equipment, the 20 drivers […]

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Challenge of the Americas Champions Taking on the World

Four drivers set to represent west coast international series and United States of America at 2015 Rotax Grand Finals

Nov 09, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The first drivers to join the Team USA roster for 2015 Rotax Grand Finals came via the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program. Held during the winter months of the season, the international Rotax Max Challenge series hosts three events, welcoming drivers from all over North America as well as other parts of the world, […]

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Race Report: Cold Stone US Open of Las Vegas Series Finale

Incredible racing at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino to close the inaugural season of MAXSpeed Entertainment’s US Open series

Nov 06, 2015 US Open logo
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MAXSpeed Entertainment put an exclamation point on its inaugural Cold Stone US Open series presented by MG Tires and Chase / Brash Racing by attracting over 180 Rotax and Shifter drivers to the third and final round of 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino played host to drivers, teams, and […]

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Product Profile: DRT Racing Importing NEK Racing Seats

Italian company revolutionizing the kart seat, New Hampshire-based operation bringing it to the United States

Nov 05, 2015 NEK-Seat
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Simply put, the seat is the connection point between the driver and chassis in a racing kart. It’s a critically important component in regards to how the kart feels to the driver and it’s also a significant adjustment option for the chassis, depending on the track conditions or the particular engine package. Chassis manufacturers develop […]

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Nov 05, 2015 AJ Myers joins ikart for SuperNationals XIX
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On the heels of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XIX event, ikart Indianapolis is excited to announce that it has signed its newest factory driver, AJ Myers. The ikart team, lead by owner and Team Principal, John Martin, will look to turn heads in a competitive field of drivers. Martin added, “We are excited to have […]

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Nov 02, 2015 Boisclair, Shanahan, Estep, Van Kalmthout and Kish
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Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group are pleased to announce the winners of the Driver Advancement Program for 2015. Now in its second year, the program aims to promote a true ladder system from the grassroots of karting to the upper echelon of motorsports in North America. The four drivers will be given the […]

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Bridgestone Releases New Soft/Medium YLM Kart Tire

YLC to remain unchanged for 2016

Nov 02, 2015 Bridgestone logo
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Bridgestone Americas has released a new soft/medium compound kart tire for 2016.  Designated ‘YLM”, the compound has already been selected by the World Karting Association as the spec tire for both IAME Senior and IAME Junior in the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series. Developed with extensive testing in Europe, the YLM has shown excellent performance […]

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