OnTrack: Margay Ignite K3

Spec program piloted by top American chassis manufacturer at Rock Island Grand Prix for third straight year

Dec 06, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Each Labor Day weekend, the city of Rock Island, Illinois turns into karting mecca. The Rock Island Grand Prix – a volunteer-based event and organization – welcomes racers from all over the country and select countries from around the world, all arriving for the chance to compete on the city streets in a two-day karting […]

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OnTrack: CRG FS4

New chassis focused on #OperationGrassroots movement for the entire globe

Oct 23, 2017
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The sport of karting in North America is in a very positive place right now. The #OperationGrassroots movement continues to grow, strengthening the base of the pyramid by helping to re-establish the fun, fair, and exciting racing that we have grown to love and even form lifestyles around. This movement has caught the attention of […]

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OnTrack: Rolison Performance Group Tony Kart Racer 401S / Briggs 206

EKN Managing Editor tackles Challenge of the Americas Briggs 206 division

Mar 15, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

One of our goals for the 2017 season is to get the EKN staff back behind the wheel more often. Karting is not just our profession, but the sport we love. For me, karting has been a passion since my early days, as I was born into the sport as a second generation driver. My […]

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OnTrack: CSK Racing – VLR Emerald

EKN Publisher enjoys great day with Tri-C Karters

Feb 15, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

It’s not uncommon for the EKN office to receive invitations to drive karts in club and regional events, and trust me, if we had the time and an unlimited travel budget, I’m sure that David and I would accept every offer. There are some tracks and clubs that we’d love to cross off the bucket […]

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OnTrack: Margay Ignite K3

Second-straight year partnering up with American chassis manufacturer for Labor Day street race

Dec 15, 2016
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When you get kicked off the horse, you jump back on. That’s exactly what I did this past Labor Day weekend, having endured a disappointing 2015 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix. Last year, thanks to all the hard work and effort by the crew at Margay Racing, I was able to start all […]

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OnTrack: Margay Ignite K3

Spec chassis-engine combo with popular Briggs LO206 engine a hit at Rock Island Grand Prix

Dec 11, 2015
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For the eKartingNews.com staff, the 2015 season is about getting back behind the wheel. Racers at heart, our goal is to work with teams and chassis importers that offer the best products and services here in North America, all while sampling some of the best facilities that karting has to offer. This will be an […]

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OnTrack: Praga North America – Dragon EVO

Historic name in automotive continues to make strides in karting worldwide

Oct 23, 2015
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the eKartingNews.com staff, the 2015 season is about getting back behind the wheel. Racers at heart, our goal is to work with teams and chassis importers that offer the best products and services here in North America, all while sampling some of the best facilities that karting has to offer. This will be an […]

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OnTrack: Franklin Motorsports – Merlin LM29

Reunited with Merlin Nation as brand continues success from Cadet to Senior ranks in United States

Sep 14, 2015
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the eKartingNews.com staff, the 2015 season is about getting back behind the wheel. Racers at heart, our goal is to work with teams and chassis importers that offer the best products and services here in North America, all while sampling some of the best facilities that karting has to offer. This will be an […]

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OnTrack: Italian Motors – Italkart / X125T-MX

EKN’S Rob Howden samples new chassis/engine combination at SIMA

Jul 03, 2015
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

If there’s an area of excitement in regards to the potential growth of our sport in North America, it’s the recent development of new tracks all over the continent.  We now have an excellent facility in Mooresville, NC, right in the heart of NASCAR country, a new club-owned track in Calgary, Alberta, and the ground […]

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OnTrack: KartSport North America – Arrow X3

Australian chassis manufacturer continues development and success - spearheaded by established operation in North Carolina

Jun 02, 2015
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the eKartingNews.com staff, the 2015 season is about getting back behind the wheel. Racers at heart, our goal is to work with teams and chassis importers that offer the best products and services here in North America, all while sampling some of the best facilities that karting has to offer. This will be an […]

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#TBT OnTrack: Margay Brava 4.11 – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Editor-in-Chief returns with American legend to score career-best finish at the Rock

May 21, 2015
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

In the wake of exciting news regarding the changes planned this year’s edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix, and as we discuss our plans for EKN Live coverage of the great annual event, I’m brought back to last September and what was one of my most enjoyable trips to the Quad Cities. As a […]

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OnTrack: David Cole – Victory Kart – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Managing Editor takes on LO206 class at popular street circuit event

Sep 23, 2013
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

One of the perks that we enjoy through managing the ‘Internet hub’ for the sport is our many connections within the industry. Karting is filled with many passionate enthusiasts, and there are many great events figures which we are thrilled to be associated. The Rock Island Grand Prix exemplifies that status, as the all-volunteer crew […]

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