2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: Parolin

Successful Italian chassis manufacturer continues development of family-owned brand

Jan 22, 2015 Showroom-Parolinv4
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EKN is excited to offer a new editorial series for our readers – our ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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Alan Rudolph Launches His Own Driving School and Takes Ownership in New Texas Racing Complex

Huge name in the karting industry set for fresh start in Texas

Jan 21, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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Changing the motorsports and karting market in Texas, SpeedsportZ Racing Park,part of the Grand Texas project, is pleased to announce a new face and name to their growing operation. Stepping up to the plate as a Co-Owner in the facility as well as President and Operations Manager, Alan Rudolph is set to make the move […]

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Record Attendance Highlights Florida Pro Kart Series Opener

First round enjoys big names, motivated teams and over 110 unique racers

Jan 16, 2015 The Florida Pro Kart Series welcomed over 110 competitors at the opening weekend (Photo: Florida Pro Kart Series)
Written by Rob Howden | 1 Comment

The atmosphere was all smiles and high-fives at the Palm Beach Karting Center last weekend, as the Florida Pro Kart Series began its first season of winter competition.  The addition of new teams and supportive partners resulted in a stellar turnout of over 110 unique competitors for the two-day event and the future is looking […]

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EKN TV: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 On-Board with Paul Bonilla

Masters Max racing in full effect at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona

Jan 15, 2015 EKN OnBoard-COTA-Paul Bonilla
Written by David Cole | 2 Comment

The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas edition kicked off last weekend in Tucson, Arizona. Over 100 karters converged on the Musselman Honda Circuit, which produces some of the best racing seen in the United States. The premier winter series on the west coast is once again providing four tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals, […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson – Sunday Report

Baker and Brueckner triumph, Bonilla doubles and Ilavia gives CompKart first major victory

Jan 12, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first weekend of the 2015 season completed with the second round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas contested on Sunday. A warmer day in Tucson, Arizona at the Musselman Honda Circuit was a great welcome following three days of strong winds and colder than normal temperatures. Round one of the six-race championship series […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson – Saturday Report

Wild Senior race decided in tech barn, as Robb, Bonilla and Cook begin journey toward Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Jan 10, 2015 The Senior Max Final was one of the best in the eight year history of the Challenge (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first race day of 2015 completed in Tucson, Arizona with the first round of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas program in the books. Drivers and teams battled strong winds early on in the day with clears skies giving the feeling of warm weather. The Musselman Honda Circuit is the perfect race track, providing […]

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Jan 09, 2015 COTA-Tucson-Paddock
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in Tucson. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Forms ‘US Open’ National Series

Rotax and Shifterkart competitors to battle in three race program across the USA

Jan 05, 2015 MAXSpeed US Open logo
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

In an effort to provide the karting community with a national series for both Rotax and Stock Honda competitors, MAXSpeed Entertainment, along with several partners within the karting industry, have come together to form the US Open and International Kart Expo. Managed by MAXSpeed Entertainment, who are known for promoting world-class events such as the […]

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Jan 05, 2015 SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII VIdeo
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The 18th edition of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals was a memorable week in Las Vegas. The organization hosted the final event at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, the weather was a complete 180 degrees from last year’s bitter cold rain to bright sunshine and clear skies as the nightlights lit up the Vegas backdrop. […]

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Thank you, David Cole

10 Years…Cub Reporter to Trusted Editor

Jan 02, 2015 While we had a great vantage point of the action at the Modesto Grand Prix, David put in the hours all weekend, staying up until 4 am after the late Saturday night marathon
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Written by Rob Howden | 5 Comment

When you’re in your 20s, rocking and rolling and ‘making things happen’, you scoff at the 40-something set when they tell you to stop and take a second to look around, to smell those roses. But this is sound advice. Life moves pretty fast, and it never stops, and one day you’re in your mid-40s […]

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Race Report: 2014 World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek

Myers, Vigano, and Stross score big wins in Man. Cup - Fulks earns 50th on big track

Dec 31, 2014 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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The annual World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek event was another success. Karters from all across the country traveled to Daytona International Speedway between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays to take part in three distinct karting events to begin the 2015 racing season. KartWeek has been a part of karting history in the United […]

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Karters Travel to World Karting Association’s Annual Daytona KartWeek

Daytona International Speedway site of three major events between Christmas and New Year’s

Dec 26, 2014 Daytona Kartweek WKA logo
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For over four decades now, karters provide themselves with a gift that only comes once a year…the Daytona KartWeek. The World Karting Association once again hosts three different events in the days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve at the world renown Daytona International Speedway. A combination of 2-Cycle Sprint, Road Racing and Dirt Oval […]

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K1 Group Becomes the Sole North American Importer of CRG

CRG Nations takes over brand January 1

Dec 24, 2014 CRG Nations logo
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The K1 Group, including K1 RaceGear, Go Racing Magazine and K1 Speed the world’s largest indoor karting organization with 25 centers nationwide and growing, together with CRG, one of karting’s most prolific manufacturers,  have reached an historical exclusive importation and distribution agreement for the entire North American continent under the name CRG Nations. K1 together […]

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Dec 19, 2014 KeepFightingAyrton
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More than four months after his accident at the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship event in Quebec, Canada, kart driver Ayrton Climo has returned to his Reston, Virgina home for the first time. On August 1, 2014, Climo sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident during practice at the Le Monaco de […]

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Rubens Barrichello Confirmed for Rok Cup at Florida Winter Tour

Former Formula One driver to compete for opening two weekends

Dec 15, 2014 Rubens Barrichello
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Rubens Barrichello has officially confirmed his presence at the Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup weekends for 2015. The Formula One driver will be racing under the Ocala Gran Prix banner at Homestead Karting on January 16-18 and at the Orlando Kart Center on February 20-22. Barrichello is schedule to be driving a Rok Shifter engine […]

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Superkarts! USA Committed to Future of Stock Honda Classes

New sub-classifications within S4 category designed to highlight age brackets

Dec 12, 2014 The Stock Honda CR125 engine package will remain as the absolute foundation of the Superkarts! USA program for years to come
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A new focus on a single manufacturer for their TaG program has provided Superkarts! USA with some much needed long-term stability, and this is only amplified when paired with the organization’s continued support and dedication to the Stock Moto shifterkart program that utilizes the Honda CR125 engine package.  It is impossible to argue that SKUSA […]

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From the Seat: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA

21 different stories from Valencia, Spain at the ‘Olympics of Karting’

Dec 09, 2014 (Photo: GoRotax.com)
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eKartingNews.com is happy to wrap up the coverage of this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero outside Valencia, Spain on November 25-29. Due to illness, the EKN staff was unable to travel overseas to Europe, but provided unparalleled updates from 2am Eastern time every day, powering through the five days of […]

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Superkarts! USA Brings TaG Cadet Program In-Line with IAME Focus

New IAME Mini Swift trade-in program begins for core SKUSA and PKC customers

Dec 05, 2014 The IAME Mini Swift is now the spec engine for the TaG Cadet category in Superkarts! USA competition
Written by David Cole | 8 Comment

The final page of the 2014 calendar is now less than 30 days from being flipped over, and then we’ll welcome the first month of 2015.  It was with this in mind that Superkarts! USA was already hard at work planning for the new year well before hosting their season finale in Las Vegas last […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Program Confirms 2015 Rotax Grand Finals Tickets

Four championship-winning drivers to earn tickets to compete at 16th annual ‘Olympics of Karting’

Dec 04, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas is set to begin its eighth season in just over a month. Over 150 racers are scheduled to open up the year at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona on January 9-11, beginning the three weekend journey toward the Challenge titles. Four of the seven champions from […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Championship Saturday

Askew and Rudolph star in main events after Prefinals cancelled by torrential rain

Nov 29, 2014 Team USA Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread Heading to the track in Valencia this morning, the nine Team USA drivers who had qualified for Championship Saturday at this year’s Rotax Grand Finals knew what lay in front of them.  Rain had arrived and would be the order of […]

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