Jun 16, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – presented by MG Tires and Nitro Kart – reached the halfway point with Round Three contested on Saturday at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. A very hot day challenged both the competitors and the staff working the busy day of racing that including qualifying, two […]

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Jun 15, 2018
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June 13, 2018 – The 2018 International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle and 4-Cycle Grand Nationals, previously scheduled for June 27–30 at North Texas Karters (NTK) in Denton, TX, have regrettably been cancelled. There simply were not enough entries to justify a national race. NTK has put in a tremendous amount of effort and money leading […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Preview

Season reaches halfway point with sixth trip to GoPro Motorplex

Jun 15, 2018
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The 2018 United States Pro Kart Series is set for its second event of the season, scheduled for this weekend at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This is the sixth straight year that the series – which is presented by MG Tires USA and Nitro Kart – has visited ‘Race City USA’. Numbers […]

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Return of Quincy Grand Prix a Success

Historic event rekindled at The Park after 17 years

Jun 14, 2018
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For 32 years, the South Park in Quincy, Illinois welcomed karters from all over the country to take part in the ‘Grand Prix of Karting’. This unique street course utilized the pavement laid out in the city park, feature elevation changes, challenging corners and of course the famed walls that surrounded certain sections. Under the […]

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2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – June 11

Two-time defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Norberg remains in top spot

Jun 13, 2018
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The season is at the halfway point when looking at the calendar for 2018. A number of events have went into the books for the first six months of the year, spanning coast to coast, as we reached the 400 driver mark once again for the latest edition of the 2018 eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 Texas ProKart Challenge – North Texas Kartway Report

Baker and Hewitt star for CRG Nordam under the lights in Denton

Jun 12, 2018
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When it comes to the high heat of a Texas summer, running in the cooler evening temperatures under the lights is always a wise approach. The Texas ProKart Challenge targeted their June 7-9 weekend for just such an night outing, and North Texas Kartway in Denton provided the ideal venue. The half-mile, nine-turn track is […]

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2018 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – June 11

SKUSA SuperNationals winner Musgrave continues hold of #1 spot

Jun 12, 2018
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2018 eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA has reached the halfway point on the calendar year with a busy schedule of racing ahead of the karting community. Racing is in full swing as we are reaching the summer months with clubs and regional programs hitting the track while the national schedule […]

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Alan Rudolph Racing Academy Tip of the Month: Back to the Track

Leading karting school in North America provides first tips of 2018

Jun 11, 2018
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Karting is about becoming one with the chassis, the engine and the track. Many who have been in and are currently competing believe it is a specific brand or a particular powerplant that can make or break your weekend at the track. In fact, the major adjustment to find extra speed and more consistency is […]

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Big Numbers and Exciting Racing for California ProKart Challenge at CalSpeed

Musgrave earns third straight in S1 as Yu becomes third different winner in X30 Senior

Jun 07, 2018
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The 2018 season for the California ProKart Challenge resumed on June 1-2 as the program visited the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. After taking the months of April and May off for the SKUSA Pro Tour SpringNationals, racers from all over the western half of the United States converged on the ‘Grande’ circuit that […]

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Jun 06, 2018
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This weekend is a historic one for the sport of karting. The legendary Quincy Grand Prix is making its return after a 32 year hiatus as karts will once again rip through the South Park of Quincy, Illinois. Veteran karter Terry Traeder has rejuvenated the city and the karting community to return to a newly […]

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Jun 05, 2018
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As the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup returns to the Midwest, series officials are pleased to announce discounted entry pricing for two of the Yamaha powered classes and the return of a popular award. While Yamaha Sportsman and Yamaha Senior drivers will receive entry, tires and two days of racing at a steep discount, […]

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Jun 04, 2018
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Registration is now open for the 2018 Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom, to be held Sept. 1-2, 2018 through the city streets of Rock Island, Ill. WHAT’S NEW 1) This year the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom will be the final race in the new Triple Crown of Karting. […]

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Driver Diary: Colin Queen – CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy – Salbris, France

California driver takes us with him to first of three international events representing USA

May 24, 2018
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2018 marks the seventh season of karting for California native Colin Queen. The 13-year-old is into his second season at the Junior ranks, following a successful career at the Cadet level at Superkarts! USA, United States Pro Kart Series and Los Angeles Karting Championship. Queen was one of two drivers selected by the World Karting […]

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SKUSA and IAME USA Outline Release for Long Awaited SKUSA ‘SSE’ Spec 175cc Shifter Engine

New powerplant to make official competition debut at 2019 SKUSA Winter Series

May 23, 2018
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Superkarts! USA (SKUSA), in conjunction with IAME USA and IAME S.P.A., are excited to announce details of the long awaited release of the SKUSA shifter engine (SSE). The powerplant has been in development for several months with multiple iterations, developments, and improvements along the way. Both IAME and SKUSA couldn’t be more excited for the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2018 – Zach Hollingshead

Ocala Gran Prix driver defends home turf for USPKS event with three victories

May 22, 2018
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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 Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Garrison, Pesek, Green and Mars bag victories to close out Keystone Nationals

May 20, 2018
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series completed the third event of 2018 at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Saturday was a battle with the competition and the weather conditions surrounding the Wampum, Pennsylvania facility. Thankfully, Sunday was a breeze in terms of rain with only early morning showers forcing the first few warm-up sessions on […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Wilson and Patterson win in Senior as Wharff doubles up in Junior

May 19, 2018
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There are sure bets within the sports and in many things around the world. One of them is that anytime a big event is held at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex, it will rain. Thankfully, the World Karting Association Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series made it through the practice day on Friday at the Wampum, Pennsylvania […]

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EKN Trackside: 2018 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Preview

Third event of season takes program to Steel City

May 17, 2018
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The first half of the 2018 WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to an end this weekend with the organization hosting Round Five and Six at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The Wampum, Pennsylvania facility has been a regular stop for the series, and follows the stops at Daytona and GoPro Motorplex. The 12-round […]

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Quincy Grand Prix of Karting: Thoughts on the Legend – Part 1

The Park’s lore is an intriguing component of karting’s history

May 15, 2018
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The return of the Quincy Grand Prix of Karting has certainly opened the flood gate of emotions and memories for many of karting’s veteran drivers, those who were able to experience this event from behind the wheel or at the helm of a race team. Gus Traeder was a pioneer during his decades in the […]

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Inside the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy

EKN looks at the sport’s finest driver development school

May 14, 2018
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The sport of karting welcomed its newest dedicated school in 2017, when veteran driver and educator Alan Rudolph officially opened the doors to the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy at the beautiful Speedsportz Racing Park in New Caney, Texas. In the world of driver development, the launch of this new school ushers in a tremendous opportunity […]

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