EKN Driver Diary: Andrew Byrne – Puget Sound Road Race Association

First time Road Racer experiences The Ridge in shifterkart

Jun 23, 2017
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The following is from Andrew Byrne of Victoria, British Columbia. The 19-year-old began racing a TaG kart at Sumas International Motorsport Academy (SIMA) in northern Washington before moving up to a shifterkart last year. Having only raced at two sprint tracks (SIMA and Tri-Cities), Byrne took on the adventure of trying a road racing track, […]

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EKN One-on-One: James O’Brien – eShifterKart.com

Obsession turned into business for Idaho native

Jun 22, 2017
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The karting industry is full of many individuals with the love and passion for the sport of karting. Select kart shops began in the early days of the sport, passing down the generation line now into the sixth decade. Others began as father/son operations out of the garage, and grown into leaders in the industry. […]

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Jun 21, 2017
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The longest podcast yet as the EKN duo of Rob Howden and David Cole sit down to discuss the latest news and reports in karting with the latest EKN Debrief – presented by Streeter Super Stands. The two talk about the latest news from the last two weeks and go over the recent events – […]

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Jun 19, 2017
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Homestead-Miami Speedway and newly formed Vantage Karting Group (VKG) Entertainment announced today a new long-term partnership that will allow VKG Entertainment to assume an operational and managerial role of Homestead-Miami Speedway’s premier kart track. The track, located on the Speedway grounds, is a multi-configuration 7/10-mile sprint course that hosts some of the most competitive kart […]

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Exciting Event for Texas ProKart Challenge in Katy

Superkarts! USA regional program reaches halfway point with Round Three completed at Gulf Coast Kartway

Jun 14, 2017
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The Texas ProKart Challenge reached the halfway point of the 2017 season with Round Three contested at the Gulf Coast Kartway on June 10-11. The Katy, Texas facility welcomed Superkarts! USA IAME and Stock Honda racers to the 7/10-mile course. Five drivers were able to lead the entire distance of the event to complete round […]

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Full Throttle Karting Opening Summer ROK Trade In Program

West coast racers have until July 31 to take advantage and jump on board with ROK Cup USA platform

Jun 13, 2017
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Full Throttle Karting (FTK), working with ROK Cup USA and Vortex Engines, is announcing its 2017 summer season trade in program. Following the same structure as the ROK Cup USA trade in structure, FTK is providing the same opportunity for west coast racers to take advantage and ‘ROK’ into the future. Owned by Andy Seesemann, […]

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Puget Sound Road Race Attracts Strong Paddock to The Ridge

Successful event just a preview of upcoming IKF Grand Nationals

Jun 13, 2017
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The 2017 IKF Road Race Grand Nationals will be hosted by the Puget Sound Road Race Association during the first week of August, and based on the continuingly increasing numbers at the club’s recent races at The Ridge Motorsports Park in Shelton, WA, the annual IKF Grand Nationals could see its best numbers in many […]

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EKN Debrief – Episode 5

Presented by Rolison Performance Group and TB Kart USA

Jun 08, 2017
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A week later and the EKN Radio Network is busy with another episode of the ‘EKN Debrief’ presented by Rolison Performance Group. Back from the United States Pro Kart Series event in Pittsburgh, EKN Managing Editor David Cole joins Rob Howden to discuss that weekend, along with the California ProKart Challenge return to CalSpeed and […]

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Hot Action Highlights California ProKart Challenge Event at CalSpeed

Avansino earns first series win while Musgrave extends streak to mark the return of Superkarts! USA regional action to Fontana

Jun 07, 2017
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It was a hot return for the California ProKart Challenge to the CalSpeed Karting Center. The third stop of the 2017 championship series marked its first trip back to Fontana, California since 2010. Temperatures were on the rise during the June 2-3 event, testing the limits of both man and machine. Los Angeles Karting Championship […]

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Superkarts! USA Confirms Winter Series Dates

Organization hits social media to confirm schedule for new program

Jun 05, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

Superkarts! USA kicked off the new week with a schedule graphic posted to their social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this afternoon, officially announcing the dates of their new two-weekend ‘Winter Series’ in Florida. SKUSA owner Tom Kutscher announced the January and February weekends they intended to target during his most recent ‘TomVersation’ […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix Sunday Report

Fullerton USA takes big win with McAndrews in KA as Jarsocrak goes zero to hero in IAME Pro

Jun 04, 2017
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Each and every time we visit the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, rain is a factor. No matter the series, no matter the month, the clouds seem to find the Wampum, PA facility. The final day of the USPKS Liberty Grand Prix went into the books on Sunday with rain hitting the track just as the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix Saturday Report

KartSport North America grabs headline wins with Donald and Jarsocrak

Jun 03, 2017
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The second event of the 2017 United States Pro Kart Series contested the first of two racing days on Saturday, with Round Three of the eight round championship program completed at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The weather was perfect all day long in Wampum, Pennsylvania as the near 100 entries in seven categories completed […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix

Program hosts second event of season at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Jun 02, 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 United States Pro Kart Series Liberty Grand Prix at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The information will not be […]

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EKN Debrief – Episode 4

Presented by Mazda Road to Indy and Comet Kart Sales

Jun 01, 2017
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The EKN duo of Rob Howden and David Cole are back with the latest edition of the ‘EKN Debrief’- presented by Mazda Road to Indy. It hsa been a buzy month of May, and the two discuss the latest news from Superkarts! USA, their coverage of the WKA Manufactuers Cup Series and Can-Am Karting Challenge, along […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix Preview

Program returns to Pittsburgh International Race Complex for second stop of season

May 31, 2017
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The fifth season of the United States Pro Kart Series resumes this weekend with the program hosting the second event of 2017. Racers are traveling to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the fourth time in series history, with the Wampum, Pennsylvania serving as the site for the Liberty Grand Prix. Round Three and Four […]

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Superkarts! USA Returns to CalSpeed Karting Center

California ProKart Challenge travels back to Fontana facility after seven year absence

May 27, 2017
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The California ProKart Challenge is set to resume its 2017 championship chase, having taken the month of May off for the running of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. The SKUSA flagship regional program is adding another circuit as part of their flashback tour, traveling to the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on June […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2017 – Alex Bertagnoli

Merlin USA / Franklin Motorsports driver hits history books at opening USPKS event

May 23, 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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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Keystone Nationals Sunday Report

Pesek takes emotional victory as Eves notches another in wet conditions

May 21, 2017
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The final day of the Keystone State Nationals for the World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup Series completed with weather becoming a major factor. Just as the main events began at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA, the forecasted rain finally came down. Originally set to hit the area around 11am, the hard stuff […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Sunday Report

New winners Buck and Leung join veteran Wang on top step of podium during Round 2

May 21, 2017
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The opening weekend of the Can-Am Karting Challenge featured picture-perfect weather and a tremendous atmosphere at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA. With the opening day of competition in the books, the stage was set to begin the run to the championship weekend at Pats Acres in September. The racing was as competitive […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Keystone Nationals Saturday Report

Lemke returns to the top as Eves matches performance in Yamaha

May 20, 2017
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The WKA Manufacturers Cup Series moved further into the 2017 season with the completion of Round Three. Saturday was a long and busy day at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex with warm-up, qualifying, two rounds of heat races and the main events. Rain overnight left the track damp for the morning hours, with warm-up a […]

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