Rock Island Grand Prix Gearing Up for 20th Annual Event

Popular Labor Day weekend street race set for another historic rumble at the Rock

Jul 07, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The Rock Island Grand Prix presented by AT&T, the world’s largest karting street race, is pushing forward with plans for the celebration of its 20th anniversary. The theme for this year’s festival weekend is “The most fun you will have in karting – on and off the track.” This year’s races will be held August […]

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Big Numbers and Exciting Racing Highlight 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout

Selliken bags $2,000 with Senior Max victory Sunday as Rotaxians prepare for Cold Stone Grand Nationals at Miller Motorsports Park

Jul 02, 2014 A fantastic weekend of racing at the Rotax Summer Shootout as drivers prepare for the upcoming Cold Stone US Grand Nationals (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Over 120 drivers contested the 2014 Rotax Summer Shootout this past weekend (June 27-29) to prepare for this year’s Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Grand Nationals. at the pristine Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. This year’s Summer Shootout provided fantastic racing, and a great opportunity for racers and teams to prepare for the […]

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Andersen Promotions and MAXSpeed Group Form Alliance

United States Rotax Max Challenge named an Official Partner of the Mazda Road to Indy

Jun 27, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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The Mazda Road to Indy – the most successful driver development program in the world – is now further engrained in the grassroots level of the sport following today’s announcement that Andersen Promotions has formed a partnership with MAXSpeed Group, the United States distributor of the Rotax MAX engine platform. The nationwide professional karting series […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend – Sunday Report

First victories once again in Pro divisions as Myers and Jump triumph on final day

Jun 22, 2014 AJ Myers put Checkered Motorsports/PCR USA on top of the podium in Leopard Pro
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The second stop of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series wrapped up Sunday at the Michiana Raceway Park. Warm weather stayed in the North Liberty, Indiana area with no threat of rain the entire day. The event – presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA – saw exciting racing both days and played […]

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EKN Trackside Live: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend – Saturday Report

Geringer and Jarsocrak pick up first major victories in Pro as weather holds off

Jun 21, 2014 Michael Geringer scored the win in Leopard Pro, the first for Praga North America (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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The first day of competition completed at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana for the second stop of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series. The weekend, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, began with the question of when the rain would fall. Friday’s threat passed after early morning storms rolled […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend Preview – Part 2

TaG categories ready to set Michiana Raceway Park on fire this weekend

Jun 19, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series returns to action this weekend, hosting Round Three and Four at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. This weekend’s race, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, will see over 130 entries each day as four TaG and four Yamaha divisions continue their championship battles that […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – South Bend Preview – Part 1

Yamaha divisions continue providing exciting racing heading into Michiana Raceway Park

Jun 18, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series returns to action this weekend, hosting Round Three and Four at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. This weekend’s race, presented by Verde Speed Resources and freem USA, will see over 130 entries each day as four TaG and four Yamaha divisions continue their championship battles that […]

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University of Miami Global Academy Joins Cold Stone US Grand Nationals and Rotax for Exciting Program

College Preparatory Online Middle and High School to Support Busy Rotax Racers

Jun 13, 2014 UofMiami Global Academy
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Knowing the demands and time constraints that karting and motorsports can put on young drivers and their families, the MAXSpeed Group has partnered with the University of Miami Global Academy online middle school and high school (UMGA). UMGA allows Rotax drivers to continue to compete and train, while receiving a quality education designed for their […]

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New Winners Highlight Second Stop of Texas ProKart Challenge

Oklahoma Motorsports Complex provides challenging weekend for Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors

Jun 12, 2014 Jordan Dick put himself in championship contention with a win in S2 Semi-Pro (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The Texas ProKart Challenge – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys – hosted the second event of the 2014 season at the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex on June 6-8. The challenging Norman, Oklahoma circuit welcomed over 100 racers and changing weather conditions. Rainstorms came and went throughout the three-day event, testing […]

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Local Drivers Shine During Round Four of California ProKart Challenge

NorCal drivers gain victories with series return to Sonoma facility

Jun 11, 2014 Superkarts! USA racing returned to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center to host Round Four of the California ProKart Challenge (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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This past weekend marked an exciting return for the Superkarts! USA organization to the historic Sonoma, California area. The Simraceway Performance Karting Center has been home to a number of karting events over the years, including the inaugural SKUSA Pro Tour event in April 2010. Superkarts! USA returned to a cheerful, welcoming crowd on June […]

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Karting Shines at Keen Ltd Grand Prix in Bermuda

Bermuda Karting Club hosts fantastic show in return to street racing on the island

Jun 06, 2014 Shifterkarts on the grid for the Keen Ltd Grand Prix in Bermuda (Photo: BERNEWS)
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This past weekend (May 31-June 1), kart racing returned to the well-known Front Street of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, after a 12-year absence. Led by the Bermuda Karting Club  president Scott Barnes and his assembled staff, the race weekend went off without incident as over 40 racers competed in front of thousands of eager […]

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Championships Take Shape After Stop Two of Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge

Program reaches halfway point following event at McMinnville Kart Track in Oregon

Jun 03, 2014 Defending series champ Jake Craig doubled up in the Senior Max win column (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge continued its 2014 season at the McMinnville Kart Track. The northwestern Oregon facility welcomed teams and drivers from the United States and Canada for the second stop of the series. A total of 80 entries each day took part in the Rotax Max Challenge and Superkarts! USA categories around the […]

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BRP Announces Chassis Partners for Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014

Sodi, Birel, Praga and CRG return as supporters of 'Olympics of Karting'

May 27, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014 Chassis
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BRP announces its four chassis partners for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) 2014 in Valencia, Spain. “All our partners of this year’s Grand Finals are very well known in the karting industry and all of them have already been partners in previous events. We are pleased to have them on board again,” said […]

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RIP Brad Kindhart

Popular and successful tuner dies following motorcycle incident in Dallas

May 27, 2014 Brad Kindhart
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Possible one of the tallest and most-liked mechanics in the paddock has left us too soon. Brad Kindhart lost his life following a motorcycle incident on May 25 while traveling on I-35 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Kindhart has been involved in the sport for a number of decades, known primarily for his skills working […]

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2014 Rock Island Grand Prix Registration Open

20th anniversary to be celebrated during Labor Day weekend street race event

May 22, 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, presented by AT&T, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2014 with a wide-range lineup of classes and a promise that everyone will have fun. This year’s theme – the most fun you will have in kart racing on and off the track. Organizers are hoping for a large turnout to […]

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So-Cal Rotax Challenge Gains New Winners Following Round Two Action

Hayashigawa steals Masters win as Johnson slips by for Senior victory

May 14, 2014 Larry Hayashigawa slipped into the Masters Max victory (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The second event of the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge took place on May 10 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California. Additional drivers from the inaugural event back in March were part of the round two festivities for the new United States Rotax Max Challenge program, focused on rejuvenating the southern California Rotax presence. […]

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DeepSeat Inc. Acquired by KartLift Kart Stands

TEK’s Tim Koyen to give innovative seat brand a rebirth in karting industry

May 13, 2014 DeepSeat Logo
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As of May 1, 2014, the DeepSeat name is under new ownership. Tim Koyen of KartLift Kart Stands and its parent company TEK Enterprises, LLC acquired the assets of DeepSeat Inc. from founder Charles Frear. The Sun Prairie, Wisconsin based operation is among the leaders in kart stand manufacturing, along with machined chassis skidplates and […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Sunday Report

Craig doubles in TaG Senior as four others earn second victory of weekend at Dallas Karting Complex

May 05, 2014 Jake Craig scored the win on Sunday to take home the $1,000 TaG Senior check and Pro Tour point lead (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals will go down as an historic, memorable and distinct event in North American karting history. Dallas Karting Complex hosted the final day of action with the record number of drivers taking to the Caddo Mills, Texas facility for Round Two of the weekend on a bright and warm […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Saturday Report

Lennox outruns S1 at Dallas Karting Complex as number of drivers earn first series victory on day one

May 03, 2014 UK driver Jordon Lennox-Lamb emerged as the S1 victor (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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High grip and ultra-competitive racing was the theme for the opening day of action at the SKUSA SpringNationals.  The tough conditions made it tough on the drivers and put the mechanics to work trying to eliminate grip, and this separated the field into the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’ in terms of workable chassis set-up.  The weather […]

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EKN Trackside: Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals – Preview – Part 3

Headline divisions S1 and TaG Senior feature international flavor and record numbers

May 01, 2014 2014 SKUSA SpringNationals logo
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The 2014 edition of the Superkarts! USA is primed for another record breaking event to begin the fifth season. The SKUSA SpringNationals will take place at the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, Texas on May 2-4, with 237 entries already scheduled to take part this historic event, 10 more than last year’s number from […]

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