EKN Trackside: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Grand Nationals Sunday Report

Lemke doubles up for first victories in series to close out season

Sep 25, 2016 Brandon Lemke won his first IAME Senior victory on the season (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the 2016 season for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series was completed on Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Bright sunshine greeted the racers at the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals final day of racing, with the 10th and final round of the championship program deciding the eight series champions. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Grand Nationals Saturday Report

First round of Eagles awarded with Eves and Pesek landing the headline victories

Sep 24, 2016 Braden Eves has gone perfect in Pro IAME Senior at New Castle with three victories (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series is completing this season with the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Saturday was the ninth round of the season championship, and the first day of eight WKA Eagles awarded to the winners of the main events. The day began with a gloomy sky […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – 2016 Grand Nationals

Finale event for eastern half of the United States underway with WKA Eagles on the line

Sep 23, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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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 2016 Grand Nationals – presented by Top Kart USA – for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park in […]

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Sep 22, 2016 new-castle-motorsports-park
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The following is a statement from the facility regarding the cancellation of the RoboPong 200 for 2016 With great disappointment, New Castle Motorsports Park must announce the cancellation of the 2016 RoboPong 200. Despite a large social media campaign to help secure enough entries to put on a successful event the amount of entries received […]

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Sep 21, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The fifth event of 2016 is reserved for the Grand Nationals event – presented by Top Kart USA. Returning to the 1-mile circuit in New Castle, Indiana for a second time this year, the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Grand Nationals – Preview Part 1

Championships remain up for grabs in Yamaha and Kid Kart divisions

Sep 20, 2016 wka-man-cup-2016-new-castle-2-p-yamaha
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The fifth event of 2016 is reserved for the Grand Nationals event – presented by Top Kart USA. Returning to the 1-mile circuit in New Castle, Indiana for a second time this year, the […]

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Superkarts! USA Tabs Moulton and Idelson to Design SuperNationals 20 Circuit

Veterans shifter pilots who have run in all 19 editions helping to bring special touch to 20th running

Sep 19, 2016 Superkarts! USA has charged a pair of SuperNationals veterans – Bonnier Moulton and Howie Idelson – with design of the track layout for the 20th running of their marquee event (Photo: eyenovation.com)
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When you look back at the history of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, you’ll see a long list of impressive names, guys like Speed, Allmendinger, Rahal, Hinchcliffe, Bomarito, Kimball, McDowell, Perez and Wickens who have gone on to professional careers in motorsports. You’ll also revel in the career karters who make the race what it truly […]

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G.P. de España, en el Circuito de Barcelona, Cataluña quinta  carrera, el jueves 8 de Mayo de 2014
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There is no doubt the 20th edition of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals – presented by VCI Mexico / GP Kart – is going to be a special event. The organization is hard at work, developing a memorable week at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the November 16-20 event. Among the recent news was the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: August 2016 – Jake Craig

Top Senior driver becomes second ever to repeat as Rotax national champion, notches first shifterkart victory

Sep 19, 2016 Craig earned his second US Rotax Grand Nationals title (Photo: Jake Craig Racing)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Superkarts! USA Announces 2017 Pro Tour Schedule

North America’s top national program introduces new WinterNationals opener in March

Sep 16, 2016 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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Over the past seven years, the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour has grown into the largest national karting series in North America.  Each event over the past two years has set new attendance marks and, confirming their commitment to building the sport and educating the masses, SKUSA has invested in a program with the CBS Sports […]

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RoboPong 200 On Verge of a Possible Cancellation

New Castle Motorsports Park asking endurance race competitors to secure entries by deadline

Sep 15, 2016 new-castle-motorsports-park
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The RoboPong 200 event has become a staple in North American karting over the past decade as one of the top-five events to take part in. There is no other event like it, with TaG machines pushing the limits around the 1-mile circuit, vying to reach the 200-lap mark first to claim the victory. 2016 […]

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Sep 15, 2016 skusa-tomversation-summernats-2016
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Superkarts! USA has released this morning another ‘TomVersation’, this time from the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals back in July at New Castle Motorsports Park. Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger sat down with SKUSA CEO and owner Tom Kutscher to go over a number of issues once again, including professional drivers bringing their children to SKUSA competition, engine […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Lemke and Pesek celebrate championships with victories in final round

Sep 11, 2016 Brandon Lemke put a stamp on his championship with another win in IAME Pro (Photo: EKN)
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It could not have been a more perfect weather day for the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series season finale. Rain threatened the event Saturday, coming through the Wampum, PA area during the evening hours, leaving the Pittsburgh International Race Complex facility soaked by the time teams arrived Sunday morning. The track dried out by […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Holden wins thriller in Yamaha as Eves awarded IAME victory following penalty to Garrison

Sep 10, 2016 Zach Holden went from third to first in the last corner to land victory in Yamaha Senior (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 United States Pro Kart Series is on the eve of completing the season, putting the seventh round of the championship program into the books Saturday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Rain stayed away from the Wampum, PA facility after an 80% chance of precipitaion was forecasted on the day. A front rolled […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

Eight championships to be decided this weekend on Alan Wilson Circuit

Sep 09, 2016 uspks-pitt-2016-fri
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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 finale event 2016 for the United States Pro Kart Series at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania. The information will not […]

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United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Programs to Remain with MG Tires

National and regional programs commits to Brazilian tire manufacturer

Sep 09, 2016 USPKS logo
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On the eve of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires finale weekend, series officials are pleased to announce its commitment regarding the tire selection for the future of the program. MG Tires has been the only brand utilized for the USPKS and the regional Route 66 Sprint Series […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Preview Part 2

IAME titles up for grabs this weekend around the Alan Wilson Circuit

Sep 08, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - uspks.com)
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The fourth season of the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is ready to host its final event. Racers are preparing to travel to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the final two rounds of the championship chase around the Alan Wilson Circuit in Wampum, PA. With new pavement laid […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh Preview Part 1

Tight championship chases in four Yamaha division to be decided this weekend

Sep 07, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - uspks.com)
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The fourth season of the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is ready to host its final event. Racers are preparing to travel to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the final two rounds of the championship chase around the Alan Wilson Circuit in Wampum, PA. With new pavement laid […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix Report

Cowboy Cal ropes in five Rock trophies, Ruscitti crowned King of the Streets

Sep 04, 2016 Cal Stewart scored five victories on Sunday at the Rock Island Grand Prix (Photo: EKN)
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There is no other event like it in the world. Racing on the city streets is a rare opportunity for those in motorsports, especially in karting. Every Labor Day weekend, the city of Rock Island, Illinois closes down a few blocks along the Mississippi River to host the world’s largest street race – the Rock […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix Preview

22nd edition set to Rock the Quad City streets once again

Sep 02, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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There is nothing like it. From a quite area of city streets Friday afternoon to screaming engines at 8am Saturday morning, roaring around a 6/10-mile circuit built from nothing to a full race track in just a matter of hours. That is just the first 12 hours of the weekend at the Xtream Rock Island […]

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