Margay Racing, Rock Island Grand Prix and MavTV Partner to Present the Ignite Shootout

Arrive & Drive program offered for Labor Day street race aboard growing grassroots karting package

Jul 06, 2015 Ignite Shootout-Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The 21st edition of the legendary Rock Island Grand Prix on September 5-6 will feature a new class, designed to take aim at the grassroots level racer and provide them the opportunity to get in the seat for the most prestigious street race in the country.  United States chassis manufacturer Margay Racing has partnered with […]

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Briggs Bio: Ryan Shattuck – GoPro Motorplex

Florida Keys native getting late start with love of karting

Jun 29, 2015 Ryan Shattuck
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Briggs & Stratton Racing is sweeping North America once again with their LO206 engine package. Straight from the shipping box to a chassis, the Briggs LO206 brings simplicity, fun, affordability and excitement back to club and regional racing for four-stroke enthusiasts. One of the newest programs that have been developed to help boost camaraderie within […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Announces 2016 Schedule

2016 to see stops in Arizona and California

Jun 29, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the premier winter karting series on the left coast, is pleased to announce today the 2016 series schedule. The International Rotax MAX Challenge will again offer the popular three-weekend, six-round championship, with stops in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, with the series concluding in Sonoma, California. “Scheduling is always a challenge […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Sunday Report

Lemke sweeps Junior divisions on the weekend, Bressan doubles up in Leopard Pro for $3,000 payday

Jun 21, 2015 Lemke and the entire Franklin/Merlin Nation enjoyed four victories in Shawano (Photo: EKN)
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The second event of the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series completed under sunny skies at the US Air Motorsports Raceway. A challenging day on Saturday with changing weather conditions in the Shawano, Wisconsin was followed by an exciting, but long day due to a number of incidents that brought out red flags. Thankfully, all […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Saturday Report

Bressan give CompKart milestone victory, McAndrews dominates Yamaha as Lemke doubles in Junior

Jun 20, 2015 Italian native Alessandro Bressan became the third different Leopard Pro winner this season (Photo: EKN)
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The opening day of competition at the 2015 United States Pro Kart Series was a long and interesting day at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Rain was forecasted throughout the day, and really only came through the area during the heat races, with the majority of the main events contested with sunny […]

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Jun 19, 2015 USPKS-Shawano-Paddock-Track
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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 2015 United States Pro Kart Series at US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 3

Jarsocrak leads both championship chases in Pro divisions, NASCAR’s Allmendinger to make series debut

Jun 18, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak enters Shawano leading both Pro championship chases, earning a victory in each at GoPro Motorplex (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 2

Stacked Junior categories continue championship chases in Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2015 Brandon Lemke leads both the Leopard and Yamaha Junior championships heading to Shawano (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano – Preview Part 1

Series set for debut trip to US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to enter the second stage of the championship chase, traveling up north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the third and fourth round of 2015. The US Air Motorsports Raceway is site of the June 19-21 event, presented by Praga North America. A record number […]

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Crouse and Kalb ‘KO’ Competition at WKA Gold Cup Kart City Performance Nationals

Two drivers earn nine wins in Kershaw, South Carolina

Jun 11, 2015 (Photo: Double Vision Photography)
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The June event for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series may just be round 2 of 4 for the series, but for Aiden Baker Crouse and David Kalb Jr., this past weekends edition of the Kart City Performance Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina appeared more of a knockout punch […]

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INTRODUCING: Fikse Wheels Decal Kit Sponsorship Program

Unique support and branding sponsorship package announced for karting community

Jun 08, 2015 SKUSA SpringNats-Fri-Fikse
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Fikse Wheels is a company steeped in motorsports history, and fueled by a passion for excellence, quality and competition. As a manufacturer of custom racecar and sports car wheels, Fikse produces high-quality products for customers who love their cars and want the best components for their machines.  At the genesis of the new year in […]

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EKN One-on-One: John Ferris – World Karting Association President

New Jersey native taking sanctioning body into a new era

Jun 05, 2015 John Ferris (Photo: Energy Racing)
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Since 1971, the World Karting Association has played a vital and important role in the sport of karting in the United States. Founded by racers, for racers, the organization served to help guide and grow the sport with the purpose of supporting the membership, be it drivers, families, tracks or karting businesses. During the early […]

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Welage and Zeen Double Up on Cheese Cows in Badger Spring Nationals

Manufacturers Cup Series returns to Dousman, Wisconsin for first time since 2008

Jun 04, 2015 Leopard Pro podium (Photo: ZeensScene)
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The return to Briggs and Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin, the first for many since 2008, and the overall first for many completely, also meant a return to a time honored tradition. Stop #3 for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, albeit greeted by a steady day long rain on Saturday, was well rewarded with […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – May 27

New track and driver program focused on LO206 racing gaining momentum - GoPro’s Shattuck leading the way

Jun 03, 2015 Briggs 206 Weekly Racing Series logo
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In March, Briggs & Stratton announced the ‘Briggs Weekly Racing Series presented by RLV’ program for the grassroots Briggs LO206 racers across North America. The premise is to match up racers against other racers at tracks from the same state, the same region, and the entire continent. While Briggs presented the WRS to tracks all […]

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California ProKart Challenge Journeys North to Sonoma for Round Four

Superkarts! USA regional program enters second half of season with event at Simraceway Performance Karting Center on June 6

May 29, 2015 Simraceway Performance Karting Center will host Round Four of the California ProKart Challenge on June 5-6 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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Things are beginning to heat up all over the country, and so are the championship fights at the California ProKart Challenge. The season is at the halfway point as the Superkarts! USA regional program is set to host Round Four at the famed Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California on June 5-6. Napa Valley […]

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May 28, 2015 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, and Briggs & Stratton Motorsports have announced an exciting incentive program for drivers participating in the Briggs Local Option 206 classes at Rock Island this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-6. The Rock Island Grand Prix has organized its racing program to provide for multiple […]

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Calgary Kart Racing Club Readies for First Event at North Star Raceway

New club-owned facility set for opening race on May 31

May 20, 2015 North Star Raceway
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There have been a number of new facilities built in North America over the last decade, with many coming in just the last five years. One of the newest circuits to break ground is North Star Raceway – the new home of the Calgary Kart Racing Club.  Located north of the border in Alberta, Canada, […]

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2015 EKN Chassis Showroom: CRG

Famed brand continues to evolve, beginning with new era in North America

May 19, 2015 Showroom-CRG
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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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May 18, 2015 AKR logo
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The worst time to realize that you are missing that one critical tool is when you are at the track. Acceleration Kart Racing has developed a list of the top 10 great karting tools that will make your day at the race track go smoother. Piston Stop This tool threads into your spark plug hole […]

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Superkarts! USA SpringNationals Broadcast Set for May 20 on CBS Sports Network

First of two race highlight shows to cover Round #1 action from Phoenix

May 15, 2015 The first broadcast coverage show from the SKUSA SpringNationals will air on May 20 on the CBS Sports Network (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In its continuing efforts to improve its program during the off-season, Superkarts! USA throttled up its commitment to national television exposure by furthering its important partnership with Torque.TV and the CBS Sports Network.  The growing sports channel will air the entire Fikse Wheels Pro Tour in prime time, putting the sport of karting in front […]

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