Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Team USA – Wednesday Review

Challenging day for American squad with grids now set for three qualifying heats

Nov 26, 2014 (Photo: GoRotax.com)
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread The second day of on-track action at the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain truly set the stage for the rest of the week. The final two non-qualifying sessions led to the crucial qualifying runs in the four […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIIi – SuperSunday Report

Lennox becomes next $16,000 winner with S1 victory, as de Conto and Maestranzi triumph in headline categories

Nov 23, 2014 Jordon Lennox was there for SuperSunday, securing the S1 Pro victory and sweeping all five Pro Tour main events (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The final SuperSunday to be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino was completed under beautiful clear Las Vegas skies and a brisk wind as the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII wrapped up its weeklong adventure. The seven-year run at the popular destination in the city of lights ended with the final day of this year’s […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Saturday Report

Fore, Sargeant, and de Conto set on pole position for SuperSunday

Nov 22, 2014 Two heat wins and a runner-up places Dalton Sargeant at the head of the class in TaG Senior (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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It was ‘Situation Saturday’ at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII with the final round of heat races and the last chance qualifiers setting the final pieces of the grids for SuperSunday. Another picture perfect day outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino set the stage for the day’s action, which decided just who would race […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Friday Report

Opening round of heat races sets up contenders for remaining two days

Nov 21, 2014 Two heat wins has Dalton Sargeant on the right path in TaG Senior (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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A great day of racing completed Friday outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with the first two rounds of heat racing on the docket for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII presented by MG Tires. Perfect weather conditions with a little bit of a chill later in the day once the sun […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Qualifying

Fore, de Conto, and Craig top time charts in headline categories

Nov 20, 2014 Davide Fore - a five-time world champion - posted fast lap in S1 Pro qualifying (Photo: On Track Promotions)
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The 2014 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals completed the second day of competition on Thursday, following the four rounds of practice on Wednesday, followed by three more and the official timed session to line up the nine categories for the upcoming heat races. The weather was near perfect outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las […]

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Nov 20, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Rick Dresang submitted his official resignation as World Karting Association president on Friday, November 14. Included with Dresang’s resignation was the resignation of former WKA Chief Operating Officer Van Gilder. John Ferris, of New Jersey, former WKA 2-Cycle Vice President, was voted in by Board of Trustees to assume the role of president of the […]

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Paddock Insider: MG Tires SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII

Notes, videos and more at the 18th annual Las Vegas event

Nov 19, 2014 Paddock Insider-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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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 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our […]

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EKN EXCLUSIVE: IndyCar’s Andretti to Fill In for Speed at SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII

Former karter returns to roots after schedule conflict sidelines two-time SuperNats winner

Nov 13, 2014 IndyCar's Marco Andretti is scheduled to compete at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII
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What began as vague online statement with a ‘tweet’ on Tuesday afternoon was confirmed by Superkarts! USA later in the day when EKN learned that Verizon IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti would replace the entry for Global Rallycross pilot Scott Speed for this year’s SuperNationals XVIII.  Speed, a three-time winner of the event, was scheduled […]

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MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII Announces Prize Package

Over $100,000 in cash and prizes scheduled to be handed out in Las Vegas on SuperSunday

Nov 13, 2014 Logo-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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Karts will be ripping around the parking lot of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in just six days as the MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII will be underway. The world-renowned event is scheduled for November 19-23, with over 500 drivers from all across the globe ready to converge on Las Vegas. The event […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – October 2014 – Ugo Ugochukwu

A ‘Spin and Win’ unfolds for one of the youngest drivers in the US Rotax Max Challenge program

Nov 12, 2014 DOM Rotax-Ugo Ugochukwu-Victory
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII to be Televised Primetime on CBS Sports Network via Torque.tv

Karting to be part of broadcast lineup for new motorsports and automotive channel

Nov 05, 2014 Logo-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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Superkarts! USA has today announced that the upcoming SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII will be televised on major primetime network television via CBS Sports Network. The move comes as a result of a new partnership with motorsports specific upstart, Torque.tv Torque.tv is the new production venture from Roger Werner, the visionary who founded Speedvision (and later SPEED […]

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Registration Opens for 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Program

Racers journey toward the 2015 Rotax Grand Finals begins in Arizona with the Challenge

Nov 05, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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In just a few weeks, the top Rotaxians from around the world will travel to Spain to compete at the 15th annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals to decide this year’s world Rotax champions. Your chance to be part of Team USA in 2015 begins this January when the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins […]

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MG Tires Named Title Sponsor of Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII

Brazilian tire manufacturer continues their support of the largest karting event in the world

Oct 31, 2014 Logo-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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The 18th edition of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals will be underway outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in less than 20 days. Over 500 drivers from around the world will converge on Las Vegas, gunning for a place in history as one of the nine winners crowned following the five days of battle and […]

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Cold Stone and MG Tires to Provide Major Support for 2015 Florida Winter Tour

Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment

Oct 30, 2014 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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After stepping up to the plate to support several US Rotax programs in 2014 Cold Stone Creamery will continue their support of more MAXSpeed promoted programs in 2015. Putting their name on the Florida Winter Tour as the title sponsor, the 2015 edition of the winter program will be dubbed the ‘Cold Stone Florida Winter […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 2015 Moves to Las Vegas Convention Center

‘SuperSunday’ relocates to Vegas Strip as SuperNationals XVIII marks final year at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino

Oct 27, 2014 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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Since 2008, the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino has been the home of the largest karting event in the world – the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. The 18th edition of this historic annual event will once again take place at the popular site in Las Vegas, on November 19-23, 2014, and will be the final race […]

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Rok Cup International Final 2014: Race Report

North American squad highlighted by strong come-from-the-back drives

Oct 27, 2014 Rok Cup International Final 2014 logo
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After two days of on-track action that featured practice, qualifying and heat races, Saturday’s schedule for this year’s Rok Cup International Final at South Garda Karting kicked off with eight Prefinals to determine which drivers would make the main events in the afternoon. MINI ROK The Mini Rok drivers from the Rok Cup USA, Superkarts! […]

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Rok Cup International Final 2014: Qualifying Report

Serravalle qualifies fifth in Mini Rok, Myers into top-15 in Rok Shifter

Oct 24, 2014 Rok Cup International Final 2014 logo
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The North American and South American contingent participating at the annual Rok Cup International Final in Lonato, Italy was dealt some hot and cold results during Thursday afternoon’s qualifying sessions.  Warm sun and enjoyable mid-60s temperatures offered the racers ideal conditions, but the increasing grip levels were very challenging at the famed South Garda karting […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Sunday Report

Three countries take home tickets to Rotax Grand Finals, Versteeg becomes first secured to 2015 event

Oct 19, 2014 PanAm-Sun
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The final day of the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge made history once again, as the seven categories put on an amazing show around the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. A third straight day of picture perfect weather greeted ‘NASCAR Country’ as nearly 140 Rotaxians finished out the final major Rotax Max […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Saturday Report

Claman-Demelo and Cooper in position for victories, with Brueckner and Schiavo securing pole positions for Prefinals

Oct 18, 2014 PanAm-Sat
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Saturday at the Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge was about survival. Three rounds of heat races for all seven categories at the GoPro Motorplex took the drivers from qualifying to race mode, setting the stage for Championship Sunday. For some, it was maintaining their position through the day, while others hoped to recover from […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Friday Report

Roeper leads way in Senior, Gangi on top in Junior, Cooper triumphs through Super Pole

Oct 17, 2014 Ben Cooper overcame the underweight penalty in qualifying to reclaim top spot in DD2 Super Pole (Photo: Studio52.us)
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It was a picture perfect day at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina as the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge began. The first official on-track day took place Friday around the 7/10-mile course, including two practice sessions, the timed Qualifying round, and Super Pole for Micro, Mini, Junior, Senior and DD2. Today’s […]

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