Challenge of the Americas 2016: Sonoma Finale Preview – Part 1

Two young guns sit in the driver’s seat for Mini and Micro Max championships heading to Sonoma

Mar 29, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Challenge of the Americas is set to close out its 2016 season this weekend, April 1-3 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Over 100 racers took part at the opening event in Tucson back in January, followed by a slight increase in numbers attending the Phoenix round last month. Pre-entries are strong heading into […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Returns to Action Hosting Round Two at GoPro Motorplex

Praga North America Nationals set for April 1-3 in Mooresville, North Carolina

Mar 28, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 2016 season is set to continue for the World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series with the running of the Praga North America Nationals. Racers from across the eastern half of the United States will converge on the popular GoPro Motorplex on April 1-3 in Mooresville, North Carolina. WKA is coming off a successful […]

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Round Three On Deck for California ProKart Challenge

Superkarts! USA flagship regional program travels north to Monterey Bay Karters facility along Pacific Ocean

Mar 25, 2016 California ProKart Challenge is set to make only its second visit to the Monterey Bay Karters facility in Marina, California on April 1-2 (Photo: MontereyBayKarters.com)
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The California ProKart Challenge is set to journey north, scheduled to host Round Three of the 2016 championship series at the Monterey Bay Karters facility on the grounds of the Marina Airport. On April 1-2, Superkarts! USA will make only its second visit to the northern California circuit, with the first trip dating back to […]

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Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series Prize Package for Tracks and Racers Released

Over $55,000 set to be distributed to Briggs 206 competitors and participating clubs and facilities

Mar 22, 2016 Briggs 206 WRS Weekly Racing Series logo
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American engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton has never wavered in its support of grassroots karting and motorsports, and their 206 powerplant is now the driving force behind a new era in club racing. With the engine rules designed by Briggs themselves and a focus on quality control above and beyond any other karting engine manufacturer, […]

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Mar 21, 2016 PKT-MyChron-5-Mount
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New products come into the sport of karting often. One that is universal among competitors is the MyChron 5 from AiM. The gauge is taking data acquisition to the next level with all new features that racers and mechanics can enjoy. Mounting of the new gauge can be simple for most steering wheels, however, the […]

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Challenge of the Americas Gearing Up for 2016 Finale

Simraceway Performance Karting Center event will mark the final championship rounds on reverse national layout

Mar 15, 2016 Challenge of the Americas-2016-logo
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The final round of the Challenge of the Americas (COTA) will take place at Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California April 1st to the 3rd. With the points championship coming down to the wire and invites to this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Italy, the weekend promises to be some of the […]

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Fikse Wheels Named Title Sponsor for United States Pro Kart Series

Custom wheel manufacturer continues support of grassroots motorsports

Mar 14, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series is preparing for the fourth season of competition after experiencing growth in each of the previous three seasons. Another four-event championship schedule at four distinct and popular North America karting circuits from the months of May to September. MG Tires is once again showing its support of the USPKS […]

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Former Champions Triumph at Round Two for California ProKart Challenge

Brooks and McNeil earn victories in headline categories for Superkarts! USA regional program at Willow Springs

Mar 10, 2016 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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Nearly 200 drivers once again gathered in Southern California for the second stop of the California ProKart Challenge event on March 4-5. The Willow Springs International Raceway was the site of Round Two of the six-race championship series, featuring 11 Honda and IAME categories for all ages. Weather was a fleeting yet big factor, as […]

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BREAKING NEWS: SKUSA and HPD To Inspect Top Stock Moto Engines

Four motors confiscated at ProKart Challenge event

Mar 07, 2016 Superkarts! USA and HPD are in the process of inspecting four Stock Moto engines, having impounded the top two finishers in both S1 and S4
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EKN has learned that Superkarts! USA made a significant move to confirm the purity of their Stock Moto program this past weekend, confiscating the Honda CR125 powerplants of the first and second place finishing drivers in the S1 and S4 categories at the California ProKart Challenge race at Willow Springs. Following the event, the motors […]

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Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX Added to Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

MAXSpeed Group announces US ticket allocation for Micro MAX and Mini MAX classes

Mar 07, 2016 Rotax Grand Finals Mini Micro
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Just announced by Rotax-BRP, Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX classes have been officially added to the 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, which are set for October 16-21, 2016 at the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli in Sarno, Italy. MAXSpeed Group, the United States Rotax distributor, has been allocated five tickets, which will be awarded […]

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Jim Murley: 1941 – 2016

Karting loses a true visionary

Mar 02, 2016 Jim Murley
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I was at the airport during a stopover when I received the heart-breaking text, letting me know that my good friend Jim Murley had passed away after a valiant battle with cancer.  I knew that Jim was not well and that his time was limited, and thankfully, he and I spent an afternoon at his […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA Sunday Report

Sodi Kart steals the show with three victories off Sherrat, Jones and French

Feb 28, 2016 Three victories on the day for Dallas Karting Complex and Sodi Kart (Photo: EKN)
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The final day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for stop two of the Challenge of the Americas was another action-packed day as the second half of the six-round championship series began. Seven categories battled around the 7/10-mile facility over the weekend, completing Round Four on Sunday. The championship picture has been painted now as […]

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EKN Trackside: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – PKRA Saturday Report

Brooks goes from zero to hero, Griffin defends home turf while Jones extends championship lead

Feb 27, 2016 Christian Brooks went from zero to hero in Senior Max for second straight victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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It was picture perfect day at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association for the third round of the Challenge of the Americas. The Glendale, Arizona area reached high temperatures in the 80s, with clear blue skies providing the backdrop for the seven categories competing to complete the first half of the championship fight. The racing was […]

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Feb 26, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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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 2016 Challenge of the Americas weekend at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Challenge of the Americas – PKRA Preview

Hot weekend of racing forecasted in the Copper State

Feb 24, 2016 (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The 2016 Challenge of the Americas is set to continue this weekend as the series returns once again to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association in Glendale, Arizona. A perfect weekend of racing opened up the season in Tucson at the end of January, and now with three weeks off, the drivers and teams are traveling […]

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EKN One-on-One: Briggs & Stratton’s David Klaus

LO206 ‘Godfather’ discusses the past, present and future of the American-made grassroots engine package

Feb 22, 2016 Briggs & Stratton David Klaus (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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For the past decade in North America karting, the focus by many sanctioning bodies, manufacturers and organizations have been at national and international level. Single-engine categories has become the norm, with manufacturers bidding to be the quickest, most reliable, and prestigious program. The continuous fighting for the small piece of the karter ‘pie’ has left […]

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Industry Insider: Streeter Super Stands

Established name continues under guidance of Hepfner Racing Products family

Feb 19, 2016 HRP-Streeter Super Stands
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Passion for the sport of karting drives us all in different directions. Whether its competing as a driver for decades, volunteering whenever possible, or working into the industry side of the sport, we’re all driven by passion. For the past three decades, one of the great examples in karting has been the Streeter Super Stands […]

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Karting to be Part of 100th Running of Indianapolis 500

USAC and Purdue University hosting Student Karting World Finals

Feb 17, 2016 Student Karting World Finals-logo
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Purdue University has a long history with the sport of karting. The prestigious Purdue Grand Prix dates back to 1958, the event that has students building their own karts to compete against one another on the school’s own purpose-built race track. The event has developed into an annual tradition, featuring karts powered now by the […]

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Superkarts! USA Releases Updates Regarding Pro Tour SpringNationals

Track configuration still to be determined, while optional Thursday practice added

Feb 10, 2016 Phoenix Kart Racing Association facility in Glendale, Arizona will host the 2016 Superkarts! USA SpringNationals on April 29-May 1 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The Superkarts! USA staff could not have asked for a better launch to the 2016 season than what they received this past weekend when over 200 drivers invaded Buttonwillow Raceway Park for the opening round of the California ProKart Challenge. The evolution to the X30 powerplant is complete, and the IAME fields were strong with […]

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200 Drivers Kick Off California ProKart Challenge

Record turnout in Buttonwillow for Superkarts! USA flagship regional program

Feb 09, 2016 Billy Musgrave returned to the top step of the S1 Pro podium (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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A record-breaking event to open up the 12th season of the California ProKart Challenge took place on February 5-6 at the Buttonwillow Raceway Park. Two hundred drivers gathered at the Buttonwillow, California facility to open up the six-round championship chase for the Superkarts! USA regional event, matching up the best drivers along the western half […]

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