New Kart Tracks Hitting North America

Development on West Coast and Gulf Coast will help fuel sport’s growth

Jun 21, 2018
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The sport of karting has four key pillars that support the stability and growth of its foundation, and this power quartet includes organizations/promoters, the industry, competitors and racing facilities. Keying on the last of the four, we have been fortunately enjoying the continuing development of new tracks over the years, with recently-built venues like Speedsportz […]

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Jun 20, 2018
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Starting last week, every Briggs & Stratton 206 race engine and short block manufactured will ship with a new custom ‘SMART’ seal system. “A wealth of engine information will now be available via your smart phone” stated David Klaus, Director – Briggs & Stratton Racing.  Each serialized/UPC code, when interfaced through a phone app, will […]

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Plans in Full Motion for Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 22

Hotel reservations open for SKUSA’s return to Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino this November

Jun 19, 2018
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It has been just over 200 days since the final checkered flag fell on the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 21 last November. Planning for the 22nd edition of the world’s most spectacular karting event started even before the cleanup began. This year, the SKUSA SuperNationals makes a trip back to the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel […]

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Rotax Announces New Partnerships For USA Karting Distribution

J3 Competition and RTX USA Group to manage north and south regions

Jun 18, 2018
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BRP-Rotax takes pleasure today in introducing two new partners as the official Rotax distributors for the kart sector of their U.S.A. business, bringing together their extensive experience in the sport to meet the current demands of this highly competitive market. Effective immediately, J3 Competition and RTX USA Group will take over managing the north and […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Sunday Report

Koyen, Jarsocrak, Fairbairn, and Mars double up in Mooresville

Jun 17, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series is into the second part of the season. The Carolina Grand Prix completed today at the GoPro Motorplex with another hot day in the Mooresville, North Carolina area. The heat index nearly reached 100 degrees with the fourth round of the championship program – presented by MG Tires […]

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Jun 16, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – presented by MG Tires and Nitro Kart – reached the halfway point with Round Three contested on Saturday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. A very hot day challenged both the competitors and the staff working the busy day of racing that including qualifying, two […]

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Jun 15, 2018
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June 13, 2018 – The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals, previously scheduled for June 27–30 at North Texas Karters (NTK) in Denton, TX, have regrettably been cancelled. There simply were not enough entries to justify a national race. NTK has put in a tremendous amount of effort and money leading […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Preview

Season reaches halfway point with sixth trip to GoPro Motorplex

Jun 15, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series is set for its second event of the season, scheduled for this weekend at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This is the sixth straight year that the series – which is presented by MG Tires USA and Nitro Kart – has visited ‘Race City USA’. Numbers […]

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Return of Quincy Grand Prix a Success

Historic event rekindled at The Park after 17 years

Jun 14, 2018
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For 32 years, the South Park in Quincy, Illinois welcomed karters from all over the country to take part in the ‘Grand Prix of Karting’. This unique street course utilized the pavement laid out in the city park, feature elevation changes, challenging corners and of course the famed walls that surrounded certain sections. Under the […]

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2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – June 11

Two-time defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Norberg remains in top spot

Jun 13, 2018
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The season is at the halfway point when looking at the calendar for 2018. A number of events have went into the books for the first six months of the year, spanning coast to coast, as we reached the 400 driver mark once again for the latest edition of the 2018 eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Texas ProKart Challenge – North Texas Kartway Report

Baker and Hewitt star for CRG Nordam under the lights in Denton

Jun 12, 2018
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When it comes to the high heat of a Texas summer, running in the cooler evening temperatures under the lights is always a wise approach. The Texas ProKart Challenge targeted their June 7-9 weekend for just such an night outing, and North Texas Kartway in Denton provided the ideal venue. The half-mile, nine-turn track is […]

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2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – June 11

SKUSA SuperNationals winner Musgrave continues hold of #1 spot

Jun 12, 2018
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2018 eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA has reached the halfway point on the calendar year with a busy schedule of racing ahead of the karting community. Racing is in full swing as we are reaching the summer months with clubs and regional programs hitting the track while the national schedule […]

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Alan Rudolph Racing Academy Tip of the Month: Back to the Track

Leading karting school in North America provides first tips of 2018

Jun 11, 2018
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Karting is about becoming one with the chassis, the engine and the track. Many who have been in and are currently competing believe it is a specific brand or a particular powerplant that can make or break your weekend at the track. In fact, the major adjustment to find extra speed and more consistency is […]

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Big Numbers and Exciting Racing for California ProKart Challenge at CalSpeed

Musgrave earns third straight in S1 as Yu becomes third different winner in X30 Senior

Jun 07, 2018
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The 2018 season for the California ProKart Challenge resumed on June 1-2 as the program visited the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. After taking the months of April and May off for the SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals, racers from all over the western half of the United States converged on the ‘Grande’ circuit that […]

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Jun 06, 2018
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This weekend is a historic one for the sport of karting. The legendary Quincy Grand Prix is making its return after a 32 year hiatus as karts will once again rip through the South Park of Quincy, Illinois. Veteran karter Terry Traeder has rejuvenated the city and the karting community to return to a newly […]

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Jun 05, 2018
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As the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup returns to the Midwest, series officials are pleased to announce discounted entry pricing for two of the Yamaha powered classes and the return of a popular award. While Yamaha Sportsman and Yamaha Senior drivers will receive entry, tires and two days of racing at a steep discount, […]

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Jun 04, 2018
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Registration is now open for the 2018 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held Sept. 1-2, 2018 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. WHAT’S NEW 1) This year the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will be the final race in the new Triple Crown of Karting. […]

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Driver Diary: Colin Queen – CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy – Salbris, France

California driver takes us with him to first of three international events representing USA

May 24, 2018
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2018 marks the seventh season of karting for California native Colin Queen. The 13-year-old is into his second season at the Junior ranks, following a successful career at the Cadet level at Superkarts! USA, United States Pro Kart Series and Los Angeles Karting Championship. Queen was one of two drivers selected by the World Karting […]

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SKUSA and IAME USA Outline Release for Long Awaited SKUSA ‘SSE’ Spec 175cc Shifter Engine

New powerplant to make official competition debut at 2019 SKUSA Winter Series

May 23, 2018
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Superkarts! USA (SKUSA), in conjunction with IAME USA and IAME S.P.A., are excited to announce details of the long awaited release of the SKUSA shifter engine (SSE). The powerplant has been in development for several months with multiple iterations, developments, and improvements along the way. Both IAME and SKUSA couldn’t be more excited for the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2018 – Zach Hollingshead

Ocala Gran Prix driver defends home turf for USPKS event with three victories

May 22, 2018
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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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