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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EKN Trackside: 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge – Preview

Over 100 racers vying to make history at GoPro Motorplex

Oct 15, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
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This weekend is the fourth edition of Rotax Pan American Challenge event, scheduled for the immaculate GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. ‘NASCAR Country’ will become ‘Rotax Territory’ for this week as over 100 drivers will compete to earn the title of Pan American champion, with many more registering on-site to compete for this coveted […]

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Four Rotax Drivers Selected for Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Test

Askew, Brooks, Cook and Versteeg selected as next rising stars

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After ensuring a true ladder program from the grassroots of karting to the upper echelon of motorsports in North America, the Mazda Road to Indy in conjunction with the MAXSpeed Group are pleased to announce the finalists of the inaugural Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group Driver Advancement Program. The four winners will be […]

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United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Sprint Series Release 2015 Schedules

Third season of growing program remains four weekends, as regional series set for five races

Oct 10, 2014 USPKS logo
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The last two seasons has seen the United States Pro Kart Series become the top summer series in the eastern half of the country. Welcoming drivers from all over the country, continuing its focus on more track time and more fun, the 2014 season was a huge success for the series. Planning continues for 2015, […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Closes Season at Gulf Coast Kartway

Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge regional program ends 2014 in Katy, Texas

Oct 09, 2014 Cody Jolly returned after a six year hiatus to win Saturday in the S2 Semi-Pro category (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
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The 2014 season came to a close for the Texas ProKart Challenge as the series hosted the finale weekend on October 3-5 at the Gulf Coast Kartway. The series – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys – traveled to the Katy, Texas facility to close out the eight-race championship program […]

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California ProKart Challenge Champions Decided

2014 top drivers to be honored at season banquet on October 25 at Riverside International Automotive Museum

Oct 08, 2014 S1 Pro Stock Moto champion Billy Musgrave (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The 10th season of the California ProKart Challenge concluded at the end of September, celebrating one of its best seasons to date. The flagship Superkarts! USA regional program completed the six-event season at the recent Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix on September 27-28. Over 230 racers took part in this year’s championship series from all […]

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First Gear Project: Bringing Crowdfunding to Racers

EKN partners with new website focused on motorsports community

Sep 30, 2014 FirstGearProject logo
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eKartingNews.com is pleased to announce a new working partnership with First Gear Project, the new powersports-themed crowdfunding website that has been launched by racing veteran and championship driver Guy Cosmo and his wife Louisa, an industry veteran in her own right.  The Cosmos put it best on their website when they state that FGP is ‘a […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Sunday Report

Campbell scores big victory, Cricca defends at TaG winner during an amazing day of racing

Sep 28, 2014 S2 driver Jarred Campbell scored the overall win in the headling Stock Moto main event (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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It was an amazing day in the city of Lancaster on Sunday, as the California ProKart Challenge wrapped up the 2014 season at the sixth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. The southern California city welcomed over 100 racers for what is a three-day festival on the Boulevard. The Superkarts! USA racers on hand put […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Saturday Report

First day of street race in the books with great qualifying and heat race action

Sep 27, 2014 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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Opening day of 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix was picture perfect. Clear skies, a big crowd and a hungry group of over 100 racers setting up for what was to be an exciting two days of racing in the downtown district of the Southern California city. Practice, qualifying and the first round of heat […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Preview

Sixth annual event ready to rock downtown Lancaster in Southern California

Sep 26, 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix logo 2014
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Reaching 80mph, breaking the speed limit by three times the legal limit, with spectators surrounding the fences, that is the atmosphere over 100 racers will be feeling as they compete in the sixth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. The city, located roughly an hour north of Los Angeles, will welcome the Superkarts! USA for […]

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Simpson/Newey Score RoboPong 200 Victory

Closing lap drama puts longtime competitors on top of podium for first time

Sep 22, 2014 Jimmy Simpson taking the checkered flag for his first RoboPong victory (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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Sunday afternoon was a compilation of 43 different stories, all taking place at the same time around the New Castle Motorsports Park. The 11th annual RoboPong 200 saw a number of highs and lows for each and every team attempting to complete the 200-lap TaG endurance race first. After an hour delay in the early […]

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KartSport North America/AMR Score RoboPong 200 Pole Position

Veteran Jones lays down fast time aboard Arrow machine - Speth, Malukas and Bertagnoli on top in Yamaha

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The first official day of the 11th annual RoboPong 200 went into the books without any issues. Great weather greeted the competitors in both the endurance event, along with the three Yamaha support categories, and the hundreds of spectators on hand for the Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Challenge at the New Castle Motorsports Park in […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 RoboPong 200

Big fields for 200-lap endurance race and Yamaha support events

Sep 20, 2014 2014 RoboPong 200 logo
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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 2014 RoboPong 200. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our coverage […]

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EKN Trackside: 11th Annual RoboPong 200 – Preview

New Castle Motorsports Park hosting 200-lap endurance race this weekend

Sep 19, 2014 RoboPong-Start
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Testing man and machine, the 11th annual RoboPong 200 is set for this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Well over 40 teams will take on the challenge of completing the 200-lap TaG endurance race around the 1-mile circuit in central Indiana, all looking to add their name onto the prestigious Dan Wheldon Cup. […]

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Twelve Finalists Announced for Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Test

Drivers will progress to interview process to narrow field, winners to be announced October 13

Sep 18, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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The Mazda Road to Indy added another rung to its already impressive ladder following an announcement in late June that Andersen Promotions and the Mazda Road to Indy had formed an alliance with the MAXSpeed Group and the United States Rotax Max Challenge program. Less than three months after the initial announcement, the partnership today […]

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