United States Pro Kart Series and Route 66 Sprint Series Release 2015 Schedules

Third season of growing program remains four weekends, as regional series set for five races

Oct 10, 2014 USPKS logo
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The last two seasons has seen the United States Pro Kart Series become the top summer series in the eastern half of the country. Welcoming drivers from all over the country, continuing its focus on more track time and more fun, the 2014 season was a huge success for the series. Planning continues for 2015, […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Closes Season at Gulf Coast Kartway

Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge regional program ends 2014 in Katy, Texas

Oct 09, 2014 Cody Jolly returned after a six year hiatus to win Saturday in the S2 Semi-Pro category (Photo: dreamscaptured.net)
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The 2014 season came to a close for the Texas ProKart Challenge as the series hosted the finale weekend on October 3-5 at the Gulf Coast Kartway. The series – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys – traveled to the Katy, Texas facility to close out the eight-race championship program […]

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California ProKart Challenge Champions Decided

2014 top drivers to be honored at season banquet on October 25 at Riverside International Automotive Museum

Oct 08, 2014 S1 Pro Stock Moto champion Billy Musgrave (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The 10th season of the California ProKart Challenge concluded at the end of September, celebrating one of its best seasons to date. The flagship Superkarts! USA regional program completed the six-event season at the recent Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix on September 27-28. Over 230 racers took part in this year’s championship series from all […]

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First Gear Project: Bringing Crowdfunding to Racers

EKN partners with new website focused on motorsports community

Sep 30, 2014 FirstGearProject logo
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eKartingNews.com is pleased to announce a new working partnership with First Gear Project, the new powersports-themed crowdfunding website that has been launched by racing veteran and championship driver Guy Cosmo and his wife Louisa, an industry veteran in her own right.  The Cosmos put it best on their website when they state that FGP is ‘a […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Sunday Report

Campbell scores big victory, Cricca defends at TaG winner during an amazing day of racing

Sep 28, 2014 S2 driver Jarred Campbell scored the overall win in the headling Stock Moto main event (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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It was an amazing day in the city of Lancaster on Sunday, as the California ProKart Challenge wrapped up the 2014 season at the sixth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. The southern California city welcomed over 100 racers for what is a three-day festival on the Boulevard. The Superkarts! USA racers on hand put […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Saturday Report

First day of street race in the books with great qualifying and heat race action

Sep 27, 2014 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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Opening day of 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix was picture perfect. Clear skies, a big crowd and a hungry group of over 100 racers setting up for what was to be an exciting two days of racing in the downtown district of the Southern California city. Practice, qualifying and the first round of heat […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix – Preview

Sixth annual event ready to rock downtown Lancaster in Southern California

Sep 26, 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix logo 2014
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Reaching 80mph, breaking the speed limit by three times the legal limit, with spectators surrounding the fences, that is the atmosphere over 100 racers will be feeling as they compete in the sixth annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix. The city, located roughly an hour north of Los Angeles, will welcome the Superkarts! USA for […]

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Simpson/Newey Score RoboPong 200 Victory

Closing lap drama puts longtime competitors on top of podium for first time

Sep 22, 2014 Jimmy Simpson taking the checkered flag for his first RoboPong victory (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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Sunday afternoon was a compilation of 43 different stories, all taking place at the same time around the New Castle Motorsports Park. The 11th annual RoboPong 200 saw a number of highs and lows for each and every team attempting to complete the 200-lap TaG endurance race first. After an hour delay in the early […]

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KartSport North America/AMR Score RoboPong 200 Pole Position

Veteran Jones lays down fast time aboard Arrow machine - Speth, Malukas and Bertagnoli on top in Yamaha

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The first official day of the 11th annual RoboPong 200 went into the books without any issues. Great weather greeted the competitors in both the endurance event, along with the three Yamaha support categories, and the hundreds of spectators on hand for the Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am Challenge at the New Castle Motorsports Park in […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 RoboPong 200

Big fields for 200-lap endurance race and Yamaha support events

Sep 20, 2014 2014 RoboPong 200 logo
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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 2014 RoboPong 200. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our coverage […]

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EKN Trackside: 11th Annual RoboPong 200 – Preview

New Castle Motorsports Park hosting 200-lap endurance race this weekend

Sep 19, 2014 RoboPong-Start
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Testing man and machine, the 11th annual RoboPong 200 is set for this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Well over 40 teams will take on the challenge of completing the 200-lap TaG endurance race around the 1-mile circuit in central Indiana, all looking to add their name onto the prestigious Dan Wheldon Cup. […]

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Twelve Finalists Announced for Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Test

Drivers will progress to interview process to narrow field, winners to be announced October 13

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The Mazda Road to Indy added another rung to its already impressive ladder following an announcement in late June that Andersen Promotions and the Mazda Road to Indy had formed an alliance with the MAXSpeed Group and the United States Rotax Max Challenge program. Less than three months after the initial announcement, the partnership today […]

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Florida Winter Tour Class Structure, Dates and Locations Confirmed

2015 will see stops in Homestead, Orlando and Ocala

Sep 12, 2014 Florida Winter Tour MAXSpeed logo 2014
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After the recent announcement of the acquisition of the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT), the MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2015 edition of the popular and competitive series as well as some big changes to the Formula Kart weekend class structure.  The upcoming season will feature […]

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2014 RoboPong 200 Set for September 19-21

Over $40,000 in cash and prizes for endurance event at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 09, 2014 2014 RoboPong 200 logo
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This year marks the 11th edition of the annual RoboPong 200 held at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park. Over the September 19-21 weekend, teams and drivers will attempt to complete the 200-lap TaG endurance race around the 1-mile New Castle, Indiana facility. A test of skill, determination and stamina for both man and machine […]

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2014 United States Pro Kart Series Champions Crowned

Second season of growing program closes at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 08, 2014 (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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The sophomore season of the United States Pro Kart Series closed over the August 15-17 weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park facility in central Indiana. The final two rounds of the eight-race championship were contested, and the top-five drivers in each of the eight title chases were recognized during the year-end awards ceremony that […]

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Breaking News: 2014 Rotax Grand Finals Ticket Now Available for DD2 at Rotax Pan American Challenge

MAXSpeed Group acquired another 2014 RMCGF ticket for October event at GoPro Motorplex

Sep 05, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
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Since the recent announcement of the four Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) tickets to be awarded at the 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge, the team at the MAXSpeed Group has been working diligently to try and obtain the 2014 tickets in the Junior MAX and DD2 MAX classes that were replaced with tickets to […]

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Sep 02, 2014 SKUSA Modesto Grand Prix SummerNationals 2014
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This is the exclusive release of the Superkarts! USA highlight film of the 2014 SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix in California on August 1-3 – produced by Wyatt Lloyd Media and Eyenovation.

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Dittmer, Neilson, and Aldridge double up for Rock trophy as Iseli crowned King of the Streets

Sep 01, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The 20th edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix was packed full of excitement and drama that have made up the two decade history of the annual Labor Day street race. Karters from all different backgrounds and experience converged to the Quad Cities for the August 30-31 event to compete in 13 categories. While numbers […]

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MAXSpeed Group Announces Location and Dates for 2015 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

August 6-9 Grand Nationals will be held at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina

Aug 28, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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With only four months remaining in the 2014 karting season, the MAXSpeed Group is busy planning several events on the 2015 calendar. Working hard to finalize details on the upcoming Rotax Pan American Challenge, company officials are pleased to announce the dates and location of the United States Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Grand Nationals. Taking […]

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Aug 28, 2014 (Photo: RokCupUSA.com)
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The fourth round of the ROK CUP USA program at the Ocala Gran Prix was another huge success. Once again, the number of drivers at the race increased as the event gains more credibility and notoriety. With the heat index sometimes reaching 116 degrees, ROK CUP USA made sure drivers had plenty of water on […]

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