Dec 09, 2016 wka-road-race-logo
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With pre-entry numbers already exceeding those of last season at the World Center of Racing, combined with a very solid schedule in place for the new year, WKA Officials are excited of the prospect of a great new season for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting Specialties. Adding to the excitement […]

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Dec 09, 2016 16-12-08-teamempower
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Pippa Mann is joining forces with karting standout Abby McLaughlin, Top Kart, and Top Kart USA to form Team Empower, an Indianapolis based karting team focused on showcasing and developing young female talent in karting. Team Empower’s goal will be to provide a platform and resources to empower young female racers, and help equip them […]

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Dec 08, 2016 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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With December flying by at a rapid pace, competitors who have yet to submit their entries for the latest edition of Daytona KartWeek are reminded the pre-entry deadline for all 3 series, including the WKA/Maxxis Dirt World Championship, the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, and the Dunlop/ Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting, […]

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Dec 08, 2016 ngdsupernats201_52_0811sm
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What an incredible 2016 racing season it has been for Nicholas d’Orlando, and he closed out the year in spectacular fashion!  It was Lucky number Seven that ended the year in classic Las Vegas style, with a step on the podium at the world’s largest kart race, the SuperKarts USA! SuperNationals.  After seven attempts for […]

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Dec 08, 2016 mgd_bahrain_img_8486_12sm
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The 2016 season is in the books for Michael d’Orlando and what a year it was!  The year spanned 3 continents and 7 countries with countless hours of flight time, and the 14-year old Hartsdale, NY native would find some success but also overcome multiple changes and challenges.   And in November, d’Orlando closed out his […]

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Dec 07, 2016 kartlift-logo
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KartLift Kart Stands, of Sun Prairie, WI, USA has recently been named the Official Kart Stand of the new Speedsportz Racing Park and the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy, located adjacent to the Grand Texas Sports & Entertainment District, just north of Houston, TX. Terms of the arrangement include the ARRA utilizing the popular KartLift traditional […]

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Dec 07, 2016 wka-speedway-dirt-logo
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As competitors continue their preparations for the latest edition of the WKA/Maxxis Daytona Dirt World Championships Dec 27-29 at Daytona International Speedway, it is important to note the sole tire to be used for the event will be the Maxxis HT3 900 Pinks. While there are a variety of tires in the Maxxis family, this […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces National Race and Technical Directors

Chuck Yoder and Dave Davies to head MSE’s team of officials

Dec 07, 2016 MAXSpeed Group logo
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With the 2017 karting season is fast approaching, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce today the appointment of their National Race Director and National Technical Director. Two familiar faces will rejoin the MAXSpeed Entertainment team as Chuck Yoder returns as National Race Director with Dave Davies named Technical Director for the 2017 season. Yoder and […]

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Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award to be Presented at Florida Winter Tour Finale

A new and deserving winner will be awarded the Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award in March

Dec 06, 2016 Mike Maurini will once again present the Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award in March (Photo: CKN)
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The tradition continues in 2017 as once again, the Dan Wheldon Ambassador Award willbe presented at the final round of the MAXSpeed Entertainment Florida Winter Tour. Awarded by Race Tech Development’s Mike Maurini and with Ben Cooper claiming the honors in 2015 and Garett Potter in 2016, the 2017 award will see another deserving team, […]

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Benik UK is Born

Chassis expanding to European market

Dec 06, 2016 Benik logo
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The ever popular and championship winning BENIK Kart chassis has now been approved for the UK market. Beginning in January 2017, the high quality chassis will become available in the UK karting scene, allowing for expansion and growth for the young team worldwide. With distributors in United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia, BENIK UK will […]

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Dec 05, 2016 Rok Cup USA logo
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A common complaint that racing series hear is that there are too many races and not enough drivers. Throughout the years, racing series have heard this complaint from individual drivers and teams, and ROK CUP USA has always attempted to address this complaint as helpfully as possible. In 2016, ROK CUP USA sent 49 drivers […]

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Dec 05, 2016 BirelART logo
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Birel ART is pleased to announce that Felice Tiene joins Birel ART Racing: the Italian driver will race in the KZ category. Born in 1991, Tiene came third at the recent CIK-FIA World OK Championships in Bahrain and finished fourth in the CIK-FIA International KZ2 Super Cup in Sweden. Last year he stood on the […]

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Dec 05, 2016 MAXSpeed Group logo
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Commencing January 1, 2017, the ‘new production’ 2017 JUN Cylinders (Part # 1234567) will be legal for all Micro, Mini & Junior competition throughout America. For customers who choose to use the new cylinder with a USA origin motor, the 2017 cylinder MUST be stamped with MAXSpeed Group engraving in all RMC competition across America. […]

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Dec 05, 2016 crg-felice-tiene
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CRG and Felice Tiene decided to end their collaboration that started back in 2006 and continued until the end of 2016, season in which the Italian driver came third at the OK World Championship in Bahrain. CRG and its driver Felice Tiene ended their working relationship after a 10yrs long collaboration. The 25yrs old driver […]

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Dec 05, 2016 sparco
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A renewal from head to toe. SPARCO® presents its 2017 in the world of karting. A completely renewed line from helmets to shoes, going from the suits and gloves. Increasingly high performance fabrics, technical specifications in the name of security and a modern design that gives a nod to fashion. Two new helmet models: Air […]

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Dec 02, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Recently we have received several calls regarding the wheel width rules for the LO206/CIK Senior class that will be competing in the Man-Cup series in 2017. As a point of clarification, this class uses the CIK rules regarding the chassis which states a 135mm (5.315″) for the front wheels and a 215mm (8.46″) for the […]

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Dec 02, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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By virtue of the damage left due to Hurricane Matthew in the Daytona Beach area in October, officials of the Daytona Beach Resort, hosts of last year’s Awards Presentation for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, regrettably will not be completed with repairs and renovation in time to be back open for the Dec 27 awards […]

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Dec 02, 2016 crg-marco-angeletti
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CRG S.p.A. is proud to announce Marco Angeletti as the new marketing and communication manager starting from December 1st. The Italian outfit that dominated the International karting scene in 2016 decided to strengthen the strategic department of marketing to promote its product range more effectively and to further develop its commercial program and customer service. […]

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Dec 02, 2016 AKRA logo
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We are working very hard to finalize the 2017 American Sprint Cup Series schedule for both Southern and Northern Tours. We want to announce our partial schedule so our racers and families can start scheduling vacation time, make plans, etc. Currently we have the following events confirmed with several more just days or a week […]

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Rok Cup USA Listened

Changes to be made based on customer feedback and concerns

Dec 02, 2016 Rok Cup USA logo
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Last week ROK CUP USA announced its 2017 season and received an overwhelming number of e-mails, phone calls, and social media responses with different ideas, suggestions, opinions and perspective from our loyal and valued customers. ROK CUP USA went on overdrive, analyzing all comments and realized that it needed reevaluate its schedule to better suit […]

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