EKN EXCLUSIVE: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

The first words from series promoter after announcing the move to the Rok Cup USA format

Apr 28, 2017
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The 2017 Challenge of the Americas program came to an end over the April 7-9 weekend in Sonoma, Califorina. The event marked the end of the 10th season, along with the promotion of Rotax Max Challenge categories in the series. Prior to the event, the MAXSpeed-BRP announcement of their relationship termination sent the discussion in […]

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Challenge of the Americas Welcomes Vortex-Rok Platform

Popular west coast winter program to continue with Vortex Rok classes

Apr 27, 2017
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As the landscape for the North American karting community continues to change, ROK Cup Promotions is pleased to announce that the very popular Challenge of the Americas (COTA) series will make the switch to the Vortex ROK engine platform, Bridgestone tire line and take on the role of the first ROKKER program on the West Coast. […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – April 27

SuperNationals winner Craig keeps top spot at 1/3 mark of season

Apr 27, 2017
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The second edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA for the TaG category in 2017 comes with some changes. Following the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour WinterNationals, an error was made in the March 29 standings with the incorrect base ranking for the event. The correction was made the updated points are […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – April 26

Little changes with French the driver to beat entering SpringNats

Apr 26, 2017
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The second edition of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA for the Stock Honda division is roughly a month after the opening standings for the 2017 were released. Not much racing took place during the month of April, with regional and club programs conducting their opening rounds of the season. The busy […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Bridgestone Tires, one of the World Karting Association’s long-standing sponsors has created for their loyal racers, the Bridgestone Mid-Season Shootout.  Bridgestone Tires has put together an offer for free entries to future events for some classes, while others will be offered invites to the ROK Cup International Final where Bridgestone is the official tire. The […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Technology is always evolving in the sport of karting, and the way business within the market is the same. eShifterKart is among the first in the United States to produce an all new mobile shopping site – www.shop.eshifterkart.com – perfect for browsing parts, engines, chassis and other products right from your phone or tablet with […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Dedicated to unifying and growing the sport of karting, ROK Cup Promotions announces today their purchase of the rights to the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) series and brand. After the closure of MAXSpeed Group and MAXSpeed Entertainment, the previous promoters of the popular FWT, ROK Cup Promotions officials made the move to acquire the name […]

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Intrepid / Champion Racing the New Home for Formal

Defending Superkarts! USA S1 champion returns to Intrepid brand

Apr 19, 2017
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It was certainly a quick turn around for current Superkarts! USA Pro Tour champion Daniel Formal. Just one day after learning the current #2 in the EKN Stock Honda Driver Rankings was leaving the DRT Racing / DR Kart ride, Formal confirmed his new home with Intrepid / Champion Racing. This is the second time […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2017 – Tyler Gonzalez

Florida driver triumphs at SKUSA WinterNationals and Florida Winter Tour

Apr 19, 2017
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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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Apr 18, 2017
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Two-time Superkarts! USA SuperNationals S1 Pro winner and defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Daniel Formal has confirmed with EKN that he is departing from DRT Racing. For the past four seasons, Formal has been an official team driver in the squad’s fleet of the DR Karts, competing at national and regional events, highlighted by his […]

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2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge Ready to Go Green with New Classes, New Prizes

Northwest championship series evolving for upcoming season with continued focus on customer feedback and increased SKUSA and IAME partnership

Apr 14, 2017
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Can-Am Karting Challenge promoter Mike Rolison is extremely excited about his series as the 2017 season nears, as the program will evolve significantly heading into the new year.  Rolison has spent the last two months on the road attending different karting events with his team, and he’s used that time to study the current landscape […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Kicks Off 2017 in Mooresville

Fifth season opens up at GoPro Motorplex with new and returning winners

Apr 12, 2017
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On April 7-9, the United States Pro Kart Series – presented by FIKSE Wheels and MG Tires – opened up its fifth season with the opening rounds of the championship series at the GoPro Motorplex. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility hosted the series opener for the fourth time, welcoming 113 entries per day in the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sunday Report

RPG takes three headline victories with Ritter, Cleavelin and Greenemeier

Apr 09, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out with championship Sunday at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Sunny skies greeted the Sonoma, California facility after three straight days of wet weather to the much welcome of those in the paddock. For a select few, history was on the brink with the results […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Cleavelin clinches Masters title with fifth victory, Lew uses local knowledge for Junior victory

Apr 08, 2017
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Excitement and controversy seems to follow the Challenge of the Americas each and every time the program visits the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Somoma, California. The 10th anniversary season is completing this weekend in ‘wine country’ with Round Five and Six contested on the popular circuit in Northern California. Wet weather tested the competitors […]

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Apr 07, 2017
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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 2017 Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The information will not be seen anywhere […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

10th season closes this weekend at Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Apr 07, 2017
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The 10th season for Challenge of the Americas closes out this weekend with the final two rounds of the championship chase to be contested at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility has been part of the premier winter karting series on the left coast since the beginning in 2008, hosting the finale […]

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United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Preview

Fifth season to begin where it all began in 2013

Apr 05, 2017
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In April 2013, the United States Pro Kart Series held its inaugural event at the then Mooresville Motorplex in North Carolina. Heavy rains hampered the event, however, a solid group of racers accounting for 122 entries took part in the seven categories on the weekend. The series would carry the momentum to become one of […]

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Apr 05, 2017
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Word came across the newsdesk this morning about the passing of Kyle Adkins. The legendary karter went in his sleep, confirmed by his son Brandon Adkins. Kyle recently had heart surgery, the same day his brother Tony Adkins passed away from a long battle with cancer. EKN will have more on the life of Kyle […]

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SKUSA Pro Tour – SpringNats Registration Opens Tonight

Superkarts! USA excited to return to the home of the inaugural series event

Apr 03, 2017
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If the first three races of the Superkarts! USA calendar are any indication, the leading karting organization in the country is primed for another banner year. A motivated 190 drivers invaded Buttonwillow Raceway during the first partially-rainy weekend of February to kick off the California ProKart Challenge, and then the Texas PKC fired up their […]

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NCK Holds Corkscrew Spring Nationals at Laguna Seca

New two-day event becomes ‘bucket list’ check-off for a number of karters

Apr 03, 2017
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It was a big announcement and it sent many racers scrambling to look at their travel calendars. Last August, Northern California Karters (NCK) announced that they would be promoting a new two-day karting-only event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The historic course in Monterey, California has hosted karting events throughout its history, most recently when […]

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