EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson Sunday Report

Brooks beats out Senior field as Brueckner, French, and Kinnear double up

Jan 31, 2016 Christian Brooks dominated the Senior Max final for the victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The first weekend of the 2016 Challenge of the Americas closed out Sunday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Throughout the three days of competition, the weather was perfect aside from strong winds that hampered conditions during the main events Sunday afternoon. On-track the five Rotax Max Challenge divisions and two Shifter categories […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson Saturday Report

McKinney earns first series win in Senior while Breuckner, Cleavelin, French and Kinnear sweep round

Jan 30, 2016 Jim McKinney scored his first Challenge victory in the Senior Max division (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The ninth season for the Challenge of the Americas got racing underway on Saturday at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Five Rotax Max Challenge categories and two Shifterkart divisions around the 3/4-mile course, beginning the championship chase for the six-round title fight. Rolison Performance Group finished with a big day in the opening […]

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Paddock Insider: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season gets underway at Musselman Honda Circuit in Arizona

Jan 29, 2016 COTA-2016-Tucson-Paddock Insider
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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 2016 Challenge of the Americas season opener at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 2

Talented fields for Senior and Masters divisions in both Rotax and Shifter competition

Jan 28, 2016 COTA-2016-P-Tucson-Senior Max
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The ninth edition of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin this weekend as racers from across North America converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Serving as the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, a new era begins for the program set to contest three race weekends in […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 1

Young drivers begin chase to championship weekend

Jan 27, 2016 COTA-2016-P-Tucson-Mini Max
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The ninth edition of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin this weekend as racers from across North America converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Serving as the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, a new era begins for the program set to contest three race weekends in […]

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US Road Racing Programs Geared Up For Another Season

Sport’s unique genre continues high-speed excitement on United States road courses

Jan 19, 2016 Road Racing-Road America-Laydown
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For many participants in the sport of karting, road racing is simply something that they have not yet experienced. When Art Ingels created the sport in Southern California almost 60 years ago, racers took full advantage of any paved area possible to take their new machines for a ride. Eventually, these karting enthusiasts turned to […]

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The Track at Centennial Nearing the End

Denver-area facility no longer under the management of Jim Keesling

Jan 18, 2016 (Photo: airportjournals.com)
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One of karting’s most crucial assets is our race tracks. The development of new facilities is important, as is the continued health of our current venues.  EKN learned back in October that there could be a possible change in management at The Track at Centennial. The facility is located on the grounds of the Centennial […]

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Jake Craig Moves to Praga North America for 2016

Top North American driver now piloting Praga chassis

Jan 13, 2016 Praga North America logo
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Following a highly successful 2015 season that saw many fantastic results, California driver Jake Craig has decided to move from Formula K to Praga North America. The FK and Praga brands each fall under the IPK umbrella of companies. Praga North America CEO Blake Wankowski stated, “We are incredibly excited Jake has joined the Praga […]

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Jan 13, 2016 KG Nitro Airbox
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Many of the products that you see being used throughout the world, and here in North America, are manufactured in Italy. The percentage of these components that carry the KG name is certainly significant. Based in the northern portion of Italy, west of Milan, KG produces a wide variety of pieces strictly for the karting […]

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Evinco Tire Selected as Official Sprint Spec Tire for IKF

New program launches partnership with Superkarts! USA to grow and stabilize the sport

Jan 06, 2016 Evinco logo
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The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation is pleased to announce a new partnership with Superkarts! USA and Evinco Tires.  For 2016 and 2017, the Evinco product line has been selected as the official spec tire of the IKF for the Sprint program. “We are looking forward to working with Superkarts! USA and […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Kartweek – Manufacturers Cup Wednesday Race Report

Jarsocrak emerges as Pro IAME Senior star, Towles completes LO206 Senior sweep

Jan 01, 2016 Brandon Jarsocrak brought Kartsport North America a big Pro IAME Senior win during the second day of competition in Daytona
(Photo: Focal Perspective Media)
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There is a new energy and a rejuvenated spirit in the North Carolina offices of the World Karting Association, and their goal of rebuilding their flagship Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series enjoyed a big leap forward this week in Daytona, as over 250 entries were registered for each of the two days of competition. Massive numbers […]

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Dec 29, 2015 Elliot Finlayson emerged as the star of the Pro IAME Senior field at Daytona
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Warm and humid weather was the order of the day for the opening round of the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup – the Margay Sprint Nationals – at Daytona International Speedway. The racing was incredibly exciting all day long, and the huge Pro IAME Senior field brought everyone to the fence, packing the grandstands. Elliot Finlayson […]

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2015-2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

December 28-30, 2015: Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida

Dec 28, 2015 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 2016 World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will kick off this week on the kart track at the Daytona International Speedway. A total of 10 classes are part of the event schedule, as two Briggs LO206 categories have been added to the eight-class line-up that will run through the entire 2016 campaign. The […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup – Daytona Kartweek

Rob Howden's notes and info from the DIS pit area

Dec 28, 2015 The grandstands at Daytona International Speedway offer an incredible turn one backdrop for the opening round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup
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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 WKA Manufacturers Cup opener at the Daytona International Speedway.  Get all the coverage through the EKN Event Page. Please feel free to comment and discuss […]

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Merry Christmas!

Best wishes to one and all for a safe and joyful holiday season

Dec 25, 2015 EKN-XMAS
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The staff at eKartingNews.com would like to extend our best wishes to you and your family on Christmas Day. It is our hope that you are spending your days with family and friends, enjoying health and happiness during this holiday season. EKN is gearing up for a return to the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek, […]

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World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek Set for December 27-30

Karters set to converge on Daytona International Speedway for triple-crown event

Dec 24, 2015 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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There is no other event like it in the world. Karters from different genres come together to one location every year for the annual World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek to celebrate the prestigious event between the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Daytona KartWeek combines the Manufacturers Cup Series, Road Racing, and Dirt World Championships into […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – November 2015 – Hunter Kelly

Kelly beats the odds to claim S5 Junior Stock Moto SuperNationals XIX victory in Las Vegas

Dec 23, 2015 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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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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Superkarts! USA Tech Update: Stock Moto Engine Claim Rule

Valuable customer input and feedback results in immediate response

Dec 21, 2015 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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With another incredible SuperNationals in our rearview mirror and the excitement of the 2016 season out in front of us, the entire Superkarts! USA staff is now focused on putting the final touches on next year’s program.  Series schedules have been set and announced, our new Evinco tire program is underway, and we’re excited with […]

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EKN Christmas List – Karting Special: Part 3

Final days to shop for your karting family and friends

Dec 18, 2015 EKN-XMAS
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Happy Holidays from the eKartingNews.com staff. The month of December is considered the ‘off-season’ for the sport with little racing taking place across North America. It gives racers, teams, and shops a chance to catch-up and prepared for the upcoming season. It also means Christmas time. EKN is collecting a number of products and services […]

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Registration Open for 2016 Challenge of the Americas

Over 40 days until new season begins in Arizona for Rotax and Shifter program

Dec 15, 2015 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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A new era is set to begin for the Challenge of the Americas, entering its ninth season. The premier winter karting series on the left coast is set to get 2016 underway in just over a month when the program heads to the Musselman Honda Circuit on January 29-31 in Tucson, Arizona. Planning and organization […]

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