EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Sunday Report

Ritter, Greenemeier, Mann and Wick score championships at series finale

Sep 18, 2017
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Championship Sunday dawned with sun and cloudy skies at the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, but the forecast was ominous, calling for 90% chance of showers in the early afternoon. The finale of the Can-Am Karting Challenge was destined for a significant plot twist as the weather did eventually arrive on the scene.  […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Saturday Report

Heats races set grid for Sunday Prefinal at Championship Finale

Sep 16, 2017
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The final weekend of the 2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the legendary Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, with qualifying and three heat races setting the grids for Sunday morning’s Prefinals. The series ran doubleheader formats at the first two events at Horn Rapids and Chilliwack, leading to this unique […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Returns at CalSpeed Karting September 17

Penultimate round in title chase set for this weekend in Fontana

Sep 13, 2017
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship is ready for its eight round of the 2017 season, returning to the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on Sunday, September 17. The penultimate round for this season’s championships will be an important event for those who are in the hunt for the many class titles still up for […]

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Class Structure Confirmed for 2018 Challenge of the Americas

ROK with Briggs & Stratton categories to fill out class roster for international winter series on west coast

Sep 12, 2017
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The new era begins on-track for the Challenge of the Americas in four months as the international winter series in western North America opens up the 2018 championship series. Planning for the transition over to the ROK by Vortex engine platform and Bridgestone tire line is well underway. Series promoter Andy Seesemann has helped to […]

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California ProKart Challenge Sees Pickett and Musgrave Split Headline Victories

Penultimate round of the championship chase for the Superkarts! USA flagship regional program contested with Monterey Bay Karters

Sep 11, 2017
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The penultimate round of the California ProKart Challenge was completed over Labor Day weekend at the Monterey Bay Karters facility in Marina, California. Just off the Pacific Ocean coast, karters from all over the western half of the United States visited the northern California destination area to compete in the fifth round of the Superkarts! […]

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Sep 07, 2017
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After shelving the famous RoboPong 200 event, the New Castle Motorsports Park is happy to be promoting the event once again for 2017. On October 20-22, karters will have the opportunity to compete in the 200-lap endurance race aboard TaG karts around the 1-mile course 45 minutes outside Indianapolis. Promoter and track owner Mark Dismore […]

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Superkarts! USA Video: TOMversation – SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Looking into the future of the organization with SKUSA CEO at Pro Tour finale

Sep 05, 2017
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The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour wrap up at the New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana last month. The new members of the SKUSA Circle of Champions were decided as the organization looks to close out the season at the famed SKUSA SuperNationals 21. During the weekend in New Castle, Superkarts! USA owner and CEO […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Stewart and Neilson collect three Rock trophies

Sep 03, 2017
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The 23rd edition of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom completed with perfect weather conditions all weekend long. The Labor Day festival for the Quad Cities area welcomed racers from across the country, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the non-profit volunteer organization that turns the city streets at 5pm […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

Labor Day street race festival ready for 23rd edition in Quad Cities area

Aug 31, 2017
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Karters have been waiting for this weekend since Labor Day 2016, the chance to return back to the Rock! As we welcome the start to the new college football season, celebrate the Labor Day holiday, and enjoy that last bit of Summer weather, racers from all over North America will converge on the Quad Cities […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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A stacked field of Briggs & Stratton powered Margay Ignite karts will take the green flag this weekend at the third annual Ignite Shootout at the Rock Island Grand Prix in Rock Island, Illinois.  Building on the successes of the first two years, the 2017 Ignite Shootout will feature the familiar Ignite Junior and Senior […]

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ROK Cup Promotions Sets 2018 ROK Cup USA Event Calendar

Florida Winter Tour, ROK Festival and ROK the RIO highlight 2018

Aug 30, 2017
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ROK Cup Promotions and ROK Cup USA are pleased to announce their much-anticipated 2018 calendar. With the karting landscape changing in North America, a careful approach was made to solidify 2018 race dates that would not only be good for teams and drivers, but also good for the sport of karting in the United States. […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) led the award parade for 2017, by setting up four drivers with entry packages to the IAME International Final in Le Mans France.  The championship leaders after the New Castle Motorsports Park event (July 28-30) in X30 Pro, X30 Junior, and Mini Swift earned a ticket in their […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Standings – August 25

Junior standings exceed 1,000 drivers with new drivers on top of in both age groups

Aug 29, 2017
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The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series is in its third season, and the growth in the number of drivers has surpassed what was expected. The Senior/Masters group is nearly up to the 1,700 mark, and for the first time, the Junior standings has over 1,000 drivers. That shows an increase of over 200 Briggs […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Dousman Sunday Report

Eves double dips after wet start to final day at AMK Nationals

Aug 27, 2017
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The final day of the Bridgestone WKA Manufacturers Cup Series AMK Race Products Nationals welcomed rain showers to begin the action. Round Eight of the 2017 championship season, and final step in the Mid-Season Shootout, was contested at the Wolf Paving Raceway – home of the Badger Kart Club. Rain welcomed the racers in the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Dousman Saturday Report

Kardashian doubles up with handful of drivers scoring first series victories during first day of AMK Nationals

Aug 26, 2017
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The threat of rain haunted the Wolf Paving Raceway all day long as the first round of competition completed Saturday in Dousman, Wisconsin. The seventh round of the Bridgestone WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the AMK Race Products Nationals completed qualifying, two rounds of heat races and a main event for all eight categories before […]

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Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 21 Registration Opens August 27

Remaining spots into karting’s largest event opens to all competitors worldwide

Aug 25, 2017
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The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour was completed just two weeks ago with the eighth running of the SummerNationals, which set a new entry record for the event that was held at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana. With the season’s champions now decided, the focus turns to year-end celebration as in just over 80 […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – 2017 SKUSA SummerNationals

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver makes S1 debut at SKUSA Pro Tour finale

Aug 24, 2017
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Kyle Kalish is a longtime Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver, and he chronicled his 2015 rookie season in the Stock Honda category. In 2016, Kalish scored his first SKUSA Pro Tour S2 Semi-Pro victory, finishing the season runner-up in the championship standings. For the 2017 season, Kalish focused on his schooling, returning to the track […]

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Aug 23, 2017
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Duffy Livingstone who will always be remembered as the father of the Go Kart died August 13, 2017 aged 92. He was born January 25, 1925. When he was 1 year old Duffy’s parents relocated from Springfield Illinois to Pasadena California. In March 1942 Duffy went to war. Having survived flying missions over the South […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Dousman Preview

AMK Race Products Nationals on new Wolf Paving Raceway layout to close Bridgestone Shootout

Aug 22, 2017
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The fourth stop of the World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series takes racers to the historic town of Dousman, Wisconsin. The newly renamed Wolf Paving Raceway has been part of karting history for decades, home to the longstanding Badger Kart Club. A number of current and former karting stars got their beginnings at the […]

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Aug 21, 2017
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On August 13, we learned that Frank Livingstone passed away. The ‘Godfather of Karting’ lived a full life, and his legacy has and will continue in the sport. Longtime motorsports journalist Doug Stokes was able to provide his thoughts on the person we all call ‘Duffy’. Frank “Duffy” Livingstone passed away earlier this week at […]

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