EKN One-on-One: Tom Kutscher – Superkarts! USA

SKUSA CEO talks about Pro Tour evolution

Feb 22, 2017
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The 2016 season was a big one for Superkarts! USA, the promoter of the sport’s largest national karting series. The SKUSA Pro Tour drew tremendous numbers and did its part to grow awareness for karting as the company invested in television coverage of all three rounds of its national program on the CBS Sports Network.  […]

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Janowski Named Director of Competition for Superkarts! USA Pro Tour

Organization adds veteran racer and industry member to oversee championship series

Feb 21, 2017
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A new era is underway at Superkarts! USA as the company begins the eighth season of their industry-leading SKUSA Pro Tour. Launched in 2010, the championship series has seen significant development and growth since the first laps were turned in Sonoma, California to kick-off the inaugural season. The positive storylines are abundant. Record numbers have […]

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EKN One-on-One: Gina French – Texas ProKart Challenge

Lone Star State program goes pure SKUSA for 2017 season

Feb 16, 2017
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The State of Texas has always been a hotbed of American karting, developing extremely talented drivers who have gone on to achieve considerable success in WKA, IKF and SKUSA competition.  With a foundation built around tracks like Denton and Katy, and now expanded with the popular Dallas Karting Complex and the construction of the new […]

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California ProKart Challenge Opens Up 2017 Season

Reigning champions Musgrave and Hays begin title defense with victories at Buttonwillow

Feb 14, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The 2017 race season is underway in Superkarts! USA competition with a busy few weeks for the organization. At the end of February is a double-header weekend featuring the opening round of the Texas ProKart Challenge followed by the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour WinterNationals at the NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans. Up first, however, […]

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2017 EKN Chassis Showroom: Nitro Kart

Karting champion taking knowledge to chassis development to groom the next rising stars

Feb 14, 2017
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EKN is excited to offer an exclusive editorial series for our readers – the ‘Chassis Showroom’ – which is perfect for research when buying a new kart. Throughout the 2017 season, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: January 2017 – Billy Cleavelin

Veteran racer doubles up at Challenge in bid to return to Rotax Grand Finals

Feb 07, 2017
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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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EKN One-on-One: Mark Coats – USPKS / Route 66 Sprint Series

Longtime industry member and promoter discuss upcoming season and future of his two championship programs

Feb 06, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

Kart racers in the area of the country just south and west of the Great Lakes enjoy many different options for club, regional and national racing, and at the core of these opportunities are the Route 66 Sprint Series and the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS).  Karting enthusiast and promoter Mark Coats is at […]

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Superkarts! USA WinterNationals Set to Kickoff 2017 Pro Tour

Record numbers expected at inaugural event as SKUSA reshapes national series

Feb 02, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

History will be made during the first weekend of March when Superkarts! USA hosts the inaugural running of the Pro Tour WinterNationals. The SKUSA Pro Tour has enjoyed an increasingly successful seven-year journey, growing and improving since its initial debut during the spring of 2010. The record growth and continued success of the championship series […]

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Bell Racing USA Powers 2017 EKN Driver Rankings

Industry’s leading helmet manufacturer partners with EKN

Feb 02, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The driver rankings program has been part of Howden Media Group publications since the very beginning, dating back to the first issue of Shifter Kart Illustrated in 1999. In the early years, SKI focused on the different gearbox classes, and eventually narrowed its focus on the top categories. The magazine’s rebrand to Super Kart Illustrated […]

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2017 EKN Chassis Showroom: Fullerton

Famed Terry Fullerton brand making comeback in the United States

Jan 31, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

EKN is excited to offer an exclusive editorial series for our readers – the ‘Chassis Showroom’. Over the next couple of months, we will be highlighting many chassis manufacturers and the importers / dealers who are responsible for making these karts available to the North American karting community.  The market is filled with models for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Sunday Report

Taskinen takes first Senior Max victory in wild finish - Cleavelin and MacDermid double up

Jan 29, 2017
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The final day of action went into the books in Tucson, Arizona, completing the first of three events for the 2017 Challenge of the Americas. Each and every time the Challenge visits the Musselman Honda Circuit, we are greeted with a weekend full of great racing. The start to the 10th season of the premier […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Saturday Report

Ritter nabs first big victory as Cleavelin and MacDermid begin path back to Rotax Grand Finals

Jan 28, 2017
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The 10th season of Challenge of the Americas opened up the racing Saturday as the first round of competition took place at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Competitors of Rotax, Honda and Briggs competitors took to the 7/10-mile course for the opening laps of the 2017 season. The weather was a bit warmer […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson

Premier west coast winter series gets 10th season underway in Arizona

Jan 27, 2017
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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 2017 Challenge of the Americas opening event at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview

10th season for premier west coast winter series opens at Musselman Honda Circuit

Jan 26, 2017
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For the 10th season, Challenge of the Americas kicks off the racing season on the west coast, set to host the opening rounds of the 2017 championship series. Racers and teams from all over the western half of North America are converging on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for the first two rounds […]

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EKN One-on-One: Michael Burrell – USAC Karting

Long-time motorsports sanctioning body diving in with two major karting events for 2017

Jan 24, 2017
Written by David Cole | 3 Comment

The USAC name has been a big part of the motorsports industry since 1956. The United States Auto Club is one of the sanctioning bodies of auto racing in the United States, and a founding member of the Automobile Competition Committee for the United States (ACCUS). USAC is known widely as the sanctioning body for […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: December 2016 – Corey Towles

Comet Eagle driver defends home turf for second straight year at WKA Daytona KartWeek

Jan 19, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

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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EKN One-on-One: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

Program hosting 10th season this winter, helping shape karting stars of today and tomorrow

Jan 18, 2017
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Over the past nine seasons, Rotax racers on the West Coast of the United States and Canada have enjoyed one of the best series in North America – the Challenge of the Americas.  Promoter Andy Seesemann and his veteran staff have built a reputation for high-quality events that run smoothly with an enjoyable, easy-going atmosphere […]

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SKUSA to Award X30 International Final Seats to Pro Tour Champions

X30 and Mini Swift title winners to represent Superkarts! USA in France

Jan 17, 2017
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Superkarts! USA is thrilled to announce an exciting new prize component that will be awarded to four of the champions of the 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour. In a partnership with IAME S.p.A. and IAME USA, SKUSA will provide the title winners in the X30 Senior, X30 Junior, X30 Master and Mini Swift classes with a […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Announces 2017 IAME Prize Package

Four drivers to represent series at IAME International Final in 2017

Jan 17, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series, in conjunction with IAME, announces its major prize package for 2017. Headlining the package will be trips to the IAME International Final, to be held in October of 2017. The USPKS championship point leaders after the first three events – in X30 Pro, X30 Junior, and Mini Swift (X30 […]

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EKN One-on-One: Buddy Long – World Karting Association

Sanctioning body building toward the future, riding the momentum from Daytona KartWeek

Jan 12, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | 2 Comment

For over 40 years, the World Karting Association has been a vital component of the sport’s foundation in the United States.  At one time, the WKA led the way in the management and promotion of all disciplines in the sport, from sanctioning tracks, clubs and regional series to running national championship series in sprint, road […]

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