WKA to Run Different Track Configuration for New Castle

Configuration 40 Slated for Nitro Kart New Castle Nationals

Aug 27, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

To give the drivers a new challenge when the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup ascends on the New Castle Motorsports Park, for the Nitro Kart New Castle Nationals, September 14-16, series organizers have elected to race New Castle Configuration 40 for the event. “New Castle is such an amazing facility, with many configurations, we wanted to […]

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Aug 24, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Karting is a legitimate motorsport. I swear it is. But many times, over and over here in the United States, it seems that we are just looked at as a game or a hobby, not as a legitimate motorsport in the eyes of the higher-ups. It not only is a slap in the face for […]

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Aug 23, 2018
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

On July 11, the sport of karting lost a man who made an indelible mark on the industry in the late 90s and early 2000s.  Joe Ramos Sr. was at the helm of SSC Racing in 1997 when the WKA Constructors Championship brought a national CIK-style racing series to United States karting, and he led […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2018 – Gary Lawson

Emperor of RIGP returns to seat for first ever Brick trophies at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Aug 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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2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – August 17

Three-time champion Norberg remains the benchmark over Lupien and Yu

Aug 21, 2018
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There is no telling how the standings will finish out the year for the 2018 eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. With each release of the standings, there is movement from nearly all 400 drivers with an improvement here, or a disappointing result there. And as the season draws to a close, […]

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Aug 20, 2018
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The final chapters of the 2018 karting season is upon us as we begin to close out the month of August. Kids are heading back to school, and the racing schedule is starting to slow down with the national programs closing up their final rounds, along with the regional and club series around the country. […]

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Neilson Bags Three at Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix

Triple Crown of Karting hits Round Two with second year of revived street race in Northern Indiana

Aug 17, 2018
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For good portion of the 1990s, Elkhart, Indiana was on the national map regarding karting. The famed Elkhart Grand Prix was one of the largest events in all of karting, attracting hundreds of racers, thousands of fans, and gaining television time on ESPN. Many factors brought the race to a closure, however, the memories remained […]

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e-Kart: Nicholas Deskins – evGrand Prix Kart Project – Part 2

Steps to transforming a typical racing kart to evKart specs

Aug 14, 2018
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When I launched my first magazine in 1998, I was lucky to have already developed a friendship with Jeff Deskins, having bonded with the transplanted-Californian over racing and karting in my home province of Ontario. Jeff was an avid amateur photographer and, while traveling for work, he made it a point to hit many of […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Myers sweeps final round for S1 title as MacDermid scores first Pro Tour victory in X30 Senior

Aug 12, 2018
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The final day of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour for the 2018 season went into the books on Sunday. The sixth and final round of the championship chase took place at the New Castle Motorsports Park to close out the ninth edition of the SummerNationals. Weather remained warm and humid, with no issues of rain […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Jarsocrak grabs X30 Senior win as Pickett outlasts in S1

Aug 11, 2018
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The final event for the 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour completed the opening day of racing at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The ninth edition of the SummerNationals ran without any weather issues, however, the day was along with LCQs and delays due to red flag during practice. The seven main events wrapped up just […]

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Paddock Insider: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Ninth season of program crowns champions at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 10, 2018
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is part of the Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2018 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 2

Four Honda championships up for grabs in New Castle this weekend

Aug 09, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility will host the ninth edition of the SummerNationals on August 10-12. The five IAME categories and four Stock Honda divisions will close out the six-round championship chase with two […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 1

IAME International Final tickets and championships on the line this weekend

Aug 08, 2018
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The 2018 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is set to close out its three-event season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park, and all eyes will be focused on the state of Indiana. The New Castle facility will host the ninth edition of the SummerNationals on August 10-12. The five IAME categories and four Stock […]

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Aug 07, 2018
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Each Labor Day weekend, karters flock to the Quad Cities area to take part in the annual Rock Island Grand Prix. The Illinois city along the Mississippi River will host the 24th edition of the RIGP with a host of volunteers putting on the three-day festival. The featured entertainment is the two days of racing […]

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EKN One-on-One: Justin Stefani – J3 Competition

Innovative company adds Rotax program to distribution list

Aug 07, 2018
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The Rotax engine, produced by global company BRP out of their Austrian factory, has a long history within the sport of karting dating back a few decades. It was in 1997 when the Rotax 125 MAX engine arrived on the scene, laying the groundwork for the formation of the Rotax MAX Challenge program in 1999. […]

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Rok Cup USA Releases 2019 Calendar

Florida Winter Tour, ROK Fest and ROK the RIO back on the schedule in 2019

Aug 03, 2018
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August 1, 2018 – Providing the karting community ample time to plan and put together their race programs for the 2019 season, ROK Cup Promotions and ROK Cup USA are pleased to announce their much-anticipated 2019 race dates. With the season once again beginning in the Sunshine State with the annual ROK Cup Promotions Florida […]

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Driver Diary: Colin Queen – CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy – Lonato, Italy

Weekend full of achievements for California karter

Aug 01, 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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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – July 27

Program exceeds 2,600 drivers competing at North American tracks

Jul 31, 2018
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When racers say the sport is dying or there is no growth in the sport, they must be ignoring the efforts of the Briggs & Stratton #OperationGrassroots program. The fourth year of the Briggs Weekly Racing Series has reached the mark of over 2,600 drivers, with the goal of surpassing last year’s mark of over […]

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

Jarsocrak, Terlecki, Mardan and Sorensen earn tickets to IAME International Final

Jul 29, 2018
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The United States Pro Kart Series put in the final chapter of the 2018 season Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Hoosier Grand Prix closed the sixth year of the program, with Championship Sunday deciding the seven IAME championships on the season. While it was an overcast day, the rain stayed away from […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier Grand Prix Saturday Report

Jarsocrak sweeps round while Hollingshead extends point lead with victory

Jul 29, 2018
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The season finale for the United States Pro Kart Series put the first half of the weekend to bed with Round Five contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The Hoosier Grand Prix is welcoming 160 entries over seven categories on the weekend, working through the long day of Saturday featuring qualifying, two heat races […]

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