EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Honda Preview

Stock Moto divisions under control by Bray, Wick, Michel and Firestone

Jul 20, 2016 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues with the running of the SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility is welcoming 248 pre-entries in nine categories, just a little bit more than the SpringNationals in May to once again set another record for entries outside the SuperNationals. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – IAME Preview

Five IAME categories set to continue championship chases - led by Eves, Wang, Edgar, LaRoque and Denny

Jul 20, 2016 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues with the running of the SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility is welcoming 248 pre-entries in nine categories, just a little bit more than the SpringNationals in May to once again set another record for entries outside the SuperNationals. […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix and Mediacom Announce New Sponsorship

New partnership provides large marketing program throughout the Midwest area for Labor Day street race

Jul 19, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced a new partnership that places Mediacom Communications as the first naming rights sponsor for the world’s largest karting street race. The high-performance race held annually over Labor Day weekend will now be named the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. Mediacom, the area’s leading broadband provider, […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1 Sunday Report

Eves notches all four victories in Senior - Southern and d’Orlando double in Junior

Jul 17, 2016 Four wins on the weekend for Braden Eves, sweeping the Senior divisions (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals completed at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The sixth round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series wrapped up Sunday at the Indiana facility, escaping the threat of rain late in the day to complete qualifying, two rounds of heat races and the main events for the eight […]

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Jul 16, 2016 Braden Eves doubled up Saturday, winning IAME Pro and Yamaha Senior (Photo: EKN)
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Saturday hosted the fifth round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, the first of two rounds contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. With a full day of racing action around the New Castle, Indiana facility, eight different categories contested qualifying, two heat races and a main event to decide the winners under perfect […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle

Third event of 2016 with first of two trips to New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 15, 2016 Packed house for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series first of two visits to New Castle (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 third event of 2016 for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will […]

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PitKit to Present EKN Live SummerNationals Broadcast

Trackside Live coverage to begin on Thursday, July 21

Jul 14, 2016 PitKit logo
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The eKartingNews.com staff is pleased to confirm that karting-specific tool kit designer ‘PitKit’ will partner with us as the title sponsor for our EKN Trackside Live broadcast of the upcoming Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park.  David Cole and Rob Howden will be on-site throughout the weekend, providing unparalleled race coverage and live […]

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Jul 13, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 3-month hiatus for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to a conclusion in a big way this weekend, as over 140 pre entries will jam the pits of the famed New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana for the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals, stop #3 for the popular 2 Cycle Sprint Series. Following traditional […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex Sunday Report

Lemke takes home $3,750 on weekend, Pesek claims fourth win of season in dramatic fashion

Jul 10, 2016 Brandon Lemke notched a second IAME Pro victory on the weekend, taking home $3,500 in the category (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series event at the GoPro Motorplex went into the books Sunday. It was another hot one, with temperatures well into the 90s, the complete opposite from the three previous visits to the Mooresville, North Carolina facility. The action on-track was hot as well all weekend […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex Saturday Report

Lemke lands third IAME victory of the season as Holden notches his first in Yamaha

Jul 09, 2016 Brandon Lemke won his third IAME Pro Final of the season (Photo: EKN)
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It was a dramatic day at the race track as the second half of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series began. The GoPro Motorplex provides a great facility for racing, among the best in the country, and it did not disappoint. There is a sense of increased intensity amongst the drivers, although most of […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Championship chases tighten up for third event of the series

Jul 08, 2016 USPKS-2016-GoPro-Fri
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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 third event of 2016 for the United States Pro Kart Series at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The information will not […]

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Jul 07, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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The second half of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Presented by MG Tires begins this weekend as the program hosts Round Five and Six at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. In the four-year history of the series, it has traveled to ‘NASCAR country’, with all three previous editions serving […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 1

Craig holds top spot as Jarsocrak closes in

Jul 06, 2016 Jake Craig leads the TaG Driver Rankings - currently with no official ride for the rest of the season (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 season is becoming one of the young guns, as we are seeing a number of rookie and sophomore Senior level drivers climbing their way up the podium across North America. Unlike Stock Moto, it is rare to see an elder driver, let alone someone in the 30’s racing toward the front of the […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July

Musgrave’s lead remains intact over Griffin

Jul 05, 2016 Billy Musgrave is the target for all Stock Moto drivers in the EKN Driver Rankings (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The season is at the halfway point as the month of July hits. The next five months will decide who is the best drivers of the 2016 season. To this point, some drivers are still banking on their results from 2015 while others are utilizing the opportunities thus far in 2016 to help their championship […]

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Jun 30, 2016 Gus Traeder
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The karting world lost a pioneer of the sport with the passing of Clyde ‘Gus’ Traeder on June 13. The 90-year-old resident of Quincy, Illinois was introduced to the industry of karts through his management position at the Montgomery Ward Farm Store. Finding land in West Quincy, Missouri, Traeder opened TNT Kartways with his wife […]

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Jun 28, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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Kershaw, South Carolina in June can only mean 1 thing, HEAT!!!!!!! And there was plenty of it this past weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup competitors for their second stop of the 4 race national season. However, with heat index numbers, and sometimes daily temperatures, reaching into the […]

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Jun 27, 2016 Pittsburgh International Race Complex
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The following is a letter from Rok Cup USA director Andre Martins regarding the upcoming event at Pittsburgh International Racing Complex. Both the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series and United States Pro Kart Series are scheduled to travel to the Wampum, Pennsylvania facility during August and September. EKN will be monitoring the situation this coming weekend, […]

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Superkarts! USA Address Lingering Questions and Concerns Regarding Impounded Engines and Subsequent Ruling of Findings

Photo comparison and further explanation of the Honda cylinder tech inspection

Jun 24, 2016 SKUSA-16-HPD-Honda-high_res_chamfer_detail-EKN
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Superkarts! USA has been compelled to respond to the ongoing questions surrounding the impounded Honda CR125 cylinders and better clarify the findings and subsequent actions resulting from the examination process. Previous efforts to be discreet have unfortunately backfired, underscoring the need for the series to further elaborate on the events that transpired, based on the […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge to Offer Briggs 206 Classes at Gulf Coast Kartways

Cash purse set up for two Briggs categories set to join class roster for July 8-10 event

Jun 24, 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge logo
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The Texas ProKart Challenge is at the halfway point of the 2016 season, with two events recorded and two more race weekends on the horizon. The next stop is scheduled for July 8-10 at the Gulf Coast Kartways in Katy, Texas with Round Five and Six contested toward the series championship. It will be a […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Sunday Report

Lemke earns second IAME win of season as Pesek doubles up in Yamaha

Jun 19, 2016 Brandon Lemke notched his second victory of the season in IAME Pro (Photo: EKN)
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A day that will be forever known in the city of Cleveland, the United States Pro Kart Series closed out the second event of the 2016 season in Shawano, Wisconsin at the US Air Motorsports Raceway. Serving as the fourth round of the championship program, the weekend completed under sunny skies perfect for racing. Session […]

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