Finale Event for Texas ProKart Challenge Decides 2016 Champions

Heavy rains hit Dallas Karting Complex as regional program closed out season in special night racing event

Aug 25, 2016 Austin Wilkins swept the Saturday round in the S2 division
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Everything in Texas is done bigger and better. The same can be said for the Texas ProKart Challenge 2016 finale held at the Dallas Karting Complex. The Caddo Mills, Texas facility welcomed the top drivers in the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge categories in a special night […]

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EKN One-on-One: Roger Ruthhart – Rock Island Grand Prix

22nd annual event set for Labor Day weekend as race continues to evolve with the sport

Aug 24, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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Each Labor Day weekend, the streets of Rock Island, Illinois are turned into a 6/10-mile race course attracting karters from coast-to-coast and select countries around the world to take part in what is currently the largest street race anywhere. The 22nd annual Rock Island Grand Prix is set for September 3-4 in the Quad Cities […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Donald doubles up in IAME with Pesek scoring Yamaha win in photo finish

Aug 21, 2016 Jacob Donald notched a second victory in Pro IAME Senior, securing the $1,000 payday for weekend winner (Photo: EKN)
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Sunday completed the fourth event of the 2016 Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, completing the eight championship round. The Pittsburgh International Race Complex provided a great challenge all weekend long for the Grand Products Nationals, including rain early in the morning. The precipitation ended before warm-up began, however, the wet track lasted until midway through qualifying. […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Donald defends home turf in IAME with Eves edging the competition for third straight in Yamaha

Aug 20, 2016 Jacob Donald notched his first victory of the 2016 season (Photo: EKN)
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The seventh round of the Bridgestone WKA Manufacturers Cup Series completed Saturday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The threat of rain stood throughout the day with only a small sprinkle rolling in as the mains began but sunshine continued as the small cloud moved away. A thick fog delayed things in […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh

Penultimate event for program takes competitors to Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Aug 19, 2016 WKA-Man Cup 2016-Pitt-Friday
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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 four event of 2016 for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The information will not […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2016 – Reece Gold

Benik driver has near perfect month winning five of six main events in three straight weekends

Aug 18, 2016 Gold began a five race win streak for the month of July with his fourth victory on the year at the USPKS event in Mooresville (Photo: EKN)
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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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Multiple Double Winners for Route 66 Sprint Series Event at Dousman

Five categories see same driver triumph in both main events on the weekend at Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park

Aug 17, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66SprintSeries.com)
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A quick turn around for the Route 66 Sprint Series competitors, returning back to action just two weeks following the third stop of the program in South Bend, Indiana. The August 12-14 weekend took racers to the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Dousman, Wisconsin for Round Seven and Eight of the championship series for […]

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Aug 16, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The challenges of the late summer heat will again place driver against machine this weekend as the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series preps for stop #4 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, Pennsylvania for the Grand Products Nationals. 8 national classes will once again be in competition, as the Pittsburgh event will be the pivotal […]

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WKA Gold Cup – New Castle Report

Maxwell, Kalb, Heavlow Storm New Castle Victory Lane Multiple Times

Aug 11, 2016 WKA Gold Cup - NCMP
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After suffering through triple digit heat numbers back in June at Carolina Motorsports Park, the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series drivers were given a little reprieve for the third stop of their four-race campaign this past weekend in the Kart City Performance Nationals at New Castle Motorsports Park. Returning to the famed Midwest […]

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Race Report – United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

Craig and Tavella take home US titles in Sonoma

Aug 10, 2016 Jake Craig won the Senior Max title at the Rotax US Grand Nationals in Sonoma
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August 9, 2016 – On a sunny day in Sonoma, California at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center, seven drivers etched their names into the history books as US Rotax Grand National Champions after superb racing action in the finals of the 2016 Sofina Foods United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals Presented by Fikse Wheels. […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XX Registration Opens to Public

Online registration for 20th anniversary event begins on Wednesday at 7:00 pm Pacific

Aug 09, 2016 The 20th running of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals promises to be the biggest event in the race's history (Photo: otp.ca)
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For many in the karting community, the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals has become the official season finale; that massive must-attend event that caps a great year of competition. This November’s edition will be extra-special, as SKUSA will celebrate the 20th running of this incredible spectacle, one that has helped to take the sport of karting to […]

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SuperNationals XX – 100 Days and Counting

Big plans in the works for anniversary event

Aug 08, 2016 It's hard to beat the excitement of a start on SuperSunday (Photo: OnTrack Promotions)
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When Superkarts! USA put together the plans for the first SuperNationals event back in 1997, they were at the forefront of the growing movement of shifterkart racing. There were numerous pockets of support for the formula all over the United States and Canada, including Southern California, Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, Florida, and SKUSA’s own […]

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Corkscrew Spring Nationals with Northern California Karters at Laguna Seca Set for March 2017

Two-day event scheduled for the famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California

Aug 05, 2016 Corkscrew Spring Nationals-Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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Have you ever wanted to feel what it is like to race at the famed Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca? March 2017 will be your chance with M&M Racing and the Northern California Karters hosting the ‘Corkscrew Spring Nationals’ at the historic 11-turn, 2.238-mile course in Monterey, California. The weekend of March 25-26, 2017 will be […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Finale Set for Under the Lights at Dallas Karting Complex

Special Thursday-Saturday event featuring night racing to determine 2016 series champions

Aug 04, 2016 TPKC-DallasKartingComplex
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It has been a quick and furious 2016 season for the Texas ProKart Challenge. The year opened up in May and with three events already in books, the series finale is just around the corner. This year’s champions will be decided following the final two rounds, held at a special night event under the lights of […]

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2017 Challenge of the Americas Schedule Confirmed

10th season of international winter series on west coast releases three event schedule

Aug 03, 2016 COTA-Challenge of the Americas logo-2017
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In the summer of 2007, the Challenge of the Americas was launched with the winter of 2008 hosting its first ever events to serve as the premier winter program for the west coast. A decade later, plans are underway to host the 10th season of the Challenge. Series promoter Andy Seesemann and his COTA staff […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Welcomes New Winners During South Bend Weekend

Michiana Raceway Park sees Crepin and Pesek split Yamaha victories with Koyen back on top in IAME

Aug 02, 2016 Route66-04-R3
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It was a weekend of firsts for many at the third event of the 2016 Route 66 Sprint Series. After a long month of racing for racers in the midwest, the top regional program in the country returned to action on July 29-31 at the famed Michiana Raceway Park. Wet weather hit the facility during […]

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MG Tires Evolves Toward New Future in North America

Stronger customer support and expanding the network is the current focus

Jul 29, 2016 MG Tires logo
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Over the last 20 years, the MG Tires brand has grown into one of the most successful and most respected tire manufacturers in the United States and Canada karting. Since the birth of the brand in 1989, drivers and tracks have enjoyed the highest-quality tire available and, over the past 10 years, MG has become […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Norberg awarded win in X30 Senior as Myers doubles up in S1

Jul 24, 2016 Ryan Norberg was awarded the victory with provisional winner Kyle Kirkwood penalized to third for blocking (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals completed Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Over 100 degree temperatures were felt throughout the day, as the on-track staff and competitors battled humid conditions for nearly 12-hours, completing the fourth round of the SKUSA Pro Tour championship. Overall, the weekend was a success with over 250 entries for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Myers dominates in S1 as Norberg earns second X30 Senior win of season

Jul 23, 2016 A dominant victory for AJ Myers and TB Kart in S1 (Photo: EKN)
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It was a long, hot and humid day for the first round of Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals. The sun was out all day at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, with drivers on track for nearly 12 hours from warm-up to the final checkered flag. It was a pretty clean day […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

National series returns to Indiana for seventh annual event

Jul 21, 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour 2016-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 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere […]

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