Rubens Barrichello Confirmed for Rok Cup at Florida Winter Tour

Former Formula One driver to compete for opening two weekends

Dec 15, 2014 Rubens Barrichello
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Rubens Barrichello has officially confirmed his presence at the Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup weekends for 2015. The Formula One driver will be racing under the Ocala Gran Prix banner at Homestead Karting on January 16-18 and at the Orlando Kart Center on February 20-22. Barrichello is schedule to be driving a Rok Shifter engine […]

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Superkarts! USA Committed to Future of Stock Honda Classes

New sub-classifications within S4 category designed to highlight age brackets

Dec 12, 2014 The Stock Honda CR125 engine package will remain as the absolute foundation of the Superkarts! USA program for years to come
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A new focus on a single manufacturer for their TaG program has provided Superkarts! USA with some much needed long-term stability, and this is only amplified when paired with the organization’s continued support and dedication to the Stock Moto shifterkart program that utilizes the Honda CR125 engine package.  It is impossible to argue that SKUSA […]

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From the Seat: Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA

21 different stories from Valencia, Spain at the ‘Olympics of Karting’

Dec 09, 2014 (Photo: GoRotax.com)
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eKartingNews.com is happy to wrap up the coverage of this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, held at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero outside Valencia, Spain on November 25-29. Due to illness, the EKN staff was unable to travel overseas to Europe, but provided unparalleled updates from 2am Eastern time every day, powering through the five days of […]

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Superkarts! USA Brings TaG Cadet Program In-Line with IAME Focus

New IAME Mini Swift trade-in program begins for core SKUSA and PKC customers

Dec 05, 2014 The IAME Mini Swift is now the spec engine for the TaG Cadet category in Superkarts! USA competition
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The final page of the 2014 calendar is now less than 30 days from being flipped over, and then we’ll welcome the first month of 2015.  It was with this in mind that Superkarts! USA was already hard at work planning for the new year well before hosting their season finale in Las Vegas last […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas Program Confirms 2015 Rotax Grand Finals Tickets

Four championship-winning drivers to earn tickets to compete at 16th annual ‘Olympics of Karting’

Dec 04, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas is set to begin its eighth season in just over a month. Over 150 racers are scheduled to open up the year at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona on January 9-11, beginning the three weekend journey toward the Challenge titles. Four of the seven champions from […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Championship Saturday

Askew and Rudolph star in main events after Prefinals cancelled by torrential rain

Nov 29, 2014 Team USA Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread Heading to the track in Valencia this morning, the nine Team USA drivers who had qualified for Championship Saturday at this year’s Rotax Grand Finals knew what lay in front of them.  Rain had arrived and would be the order of […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Friday Review

Nine drivers continue on to represent Red, White and Blue on Championship Saturday

Nov 28, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread It was ‘Decision Day’ at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero as the third day of competition set the stage for Championship Saturday at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The threat of rain continued into Friday, finally arriving at the Chiva […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Thursday Review

American pilots post wide range of results in first two qualifying heats

Nov 27, 2014 Team USA Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread With the memories of success in New Orleans last fall fresh on their minds, the drivers on the Team USA have just not enjoyed the same level of luck and opportunity this time around.  Harsh penalties severely damaged the hopes of […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Wednesday Review

Challenging day for American squad with grids now set for three qualifying heats

Nov 26, 2014 (Photo: GoRotax.com)
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread The second day of on-track action at the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain truly set the stage for the rest of the week. The final two non-qualifying sessions led to the crucial qualifying runs in the four […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIIi – SuperSunday Report

Lennox becomes next $16,000 winner with S1 victory, as de Conto and Maestranzi triumph in headline categories

Nov 23, 2014 Jordon Lennox was there for SuperSunday, securing the S1 Pro victory and sweeping all five Pro Tour main events (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The final SuperSunday to be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino was completed under beautiful clear Las Vegas skies and a brisk wind as the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII wrapped up its weeklong adventure. The seven-year run at the popular destination in the city of lights ended with the final day of this year’s […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Saturday Report

Fore, Sargeant, and de Conto set on pole position for SuperSunday

Nov 22, 2014 Two heat wins and a runner-up places Dalton Sargeant at the head of the class in TaG Senior (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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It was ‘Situation Saturday’ at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII with the final round of heat races and the last chance qualifiers setting the final pieces of the grids for SuperSunday. Another picture perfect day outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino set the stage for the day’s action, which decided just who would race […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Friday Report

Opening round of heat races sets up contenders for remaining two days

Nov 21, 2014 Two heat wins has Dalton Sargeant on the right path in TaG Senior (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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A great day of racing completed Friday outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with the first two rounds of heat racing on the docket for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII presented by MG Tires. Perfect weather conditions with a little bit of a chill later in the day once the sun […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Qualifying

Fore, de Conto, and Craig top time charts in headline categories

Nov 20, 2014 Davide Fore - a five-time world champion - posted fast lap in S1 Pro qualifying (Photo: On Track Promotions)
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The 2014 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals completed the second day of competition on Thursday, following the four rounds of practice on Wednesday, followed by three more and the official timed session to line up the nine categories for the upcoming heat races. The weather was near perfect outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las […]

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Nov 20, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Rick Dresang submitted his official resignation as World Karting Association president on Friday, November 14. Included with Dresang’s resignation was the resignation of former WKA Chief Operating Officer Van Gilder. John Ferris, of New Jersey, former WKA 2-Cycle Vice President, was voted in by Board of Trustees to assume the role of president of the […]

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Paddock Insider: MG Tires SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII

Notes, videos and more at the 18th annual Las Vegas event

Nov 19, 2014 Paddock Insider-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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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 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our […]

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EKN EXCLUSIVE: IndyCar’s Andretti to Fill In for Speed at SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII

Former karter returns to roots after schedule conflict sidelines two-time SuperNats winner

Nov 13, 2014 IndyCar's Marco Andretti is scheduled to compete at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII
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What began as vague online statement with a ‘tweet’ on Tuesday afternoon was confirmed by Superkarts! USA later in the day when EKN learned that Verizon IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti would replace the entry for Global Rallycross pilot Scott Speed for this year’s SuperNationals XVIII.  Speed, a three-time winner of the event, was scheduled […]

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MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII Announces Prize Package

Over $100,000 in cash and prizes scheduled to be handed out in Las Vegas on SuperSunday

Nov 13, 2014 Logo-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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Karts will be ripping around the parking lot of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in just six days as the MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII will be underway. The world-renowned event is scheduled for November 19-23, with over 500 drivers from all across the globe ready to converge on Las Vegas. The event […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – October 2014 – Ugo Ugochukwu

A ‘Spin and Win’ unfolds for one of the youngest drivers in the US Rotax Max Challenge program

Nov 12, 2014 DOM Rotax-Ugo Ugochukwu-Victory
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII to be Televised Primetime on CBS Sports Network via Torque.tv

Karting to be part of broadcast lineup for new motorsports and automotive channel

Nov 05, 2014 Logo-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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Superkarts! USA has today announced that the upcoming SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII will be televised on major primetime network television via CBS Sports Network. The move comes as a result of a new partnership with motorsports specific upstart, Torque.tv Torque.tv is the new production venture from Roger Werner, the visionary who founded Speedvision (and later SPEED […]

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Registration Opens for 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Program

Racers journey toward the 2015 Rotax Grand Finals begins in Arizona with the Challenge

Nov 05, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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In just a few weeks, the top Rotaxians from around the world will travel to Spain to compete at the 15th annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals to decide this year’s world Rotax champions. Your chance to be part of Team USA in 2015 begins this January when the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins […]

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