Aug 21, 2017
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

On August 13, we learned that Frank Livingstone passed away. The ‘Godfather of Karting’ lived a full life, and his legacy has and will continue in the sport. Longtime motorsports journalist Doug Stokes was able to provide his thoughts on the person we all call ‘Duffy’. Frank “Duffy” Livingstone passed away earlier this week at […]

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One-On-One: Rock Island GP’s Roger Ruthhart

2017 edition of karting’s ‘bucket list’ race shaping up nicely

Aug 18, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

Over the past 20+ years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has firmly planted roots as a one of the true ‘bucket list’ events in the sport here in the United States. When asked, current and past racers will go on about a laidback, fun atmosphere that is coupled with the intense competition. The ‘cool factor’ […]

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Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix Debut A Success

Nielson and Borntreger double-up as karting returns to Elkhart streets

Aug 17, 2017
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For the first time in 22 years, karts were raced on the city streets of Elkhart, IN. In the early to mid 1990’s, the Elkhart Grand Prix was one of the largest events in all of karting, attracting over 600 entries and were broadcast on the then-new ESPN2 network. However, due to safety concerns and […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2017 – Brandon Jarsocrak

Four straight weeks of winning for KartSport North America / Praga driver

Aug 15, 2017
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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: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Jarsocrak nabs first SKUSA victory as French clinches title with weekend sweep

Aug 13, 2017
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The Superkarts! USA Pro Tour wrapped up a wild run to their eighth season with this weekend’s SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. DKC’s Jake French (Sodi Kart) eliminated all doubt that he is the best shifter kart driver in the country when he completed his sweep of the weekend, after international professional Gary […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

French and Eves tops Pro classes in Round 5 at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 12, 2017
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The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour took its penultimate step towards completion at New Castle Motorsports Park and the quality of the racing was in keeping with the level of the competition.  Over 255 drivers have packed the paddock, including 57 drivers in the X30 Senior class alone, and the fights for the wins in […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals

Record setting weekend at New Castle getting underway

Aug 11, 2017
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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 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere else, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 3

Senior titles on the line for first series finale at New Castle

Aug 10, 2017
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For the first time in Superkarts! USA Pro Tour history, the championship chase will end in August. The eighth running of the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals is set for August 11-13 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the third straight year the 1-mile course outside New Castle, Indiana is playing host to the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 2

Master championships going down to the wire

Aug 09, 2017
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For the first time in Superkarts! USA Pro Tour history, the championship chase will end in August. The eighth running of the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals is set for August 11-13 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the third straight year the 1-mile course outside New Castle, Indiana is playing host to the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview Part 1

Full fields for youth categories at season championship finale

Aug 08, 2017
Written by David Cole | No Comments

For the first time in Superkarts! USA Pro Tour history, the championship chase will end in August. The eighth running of the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals is set for August 11-13 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the third straight year the 1-mile course outside New Castle, Indiana is playing host to the […]

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Challenge of the Americas Releases 2018 Schedule

International winter series on west coast releases three event schedule for 11th season

Aug 04, 2017
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The 2018 season for Challenge of the Americas is taking the program into a new era, with the three event schedule now confirmed. For the 11th season of the international winter series in western North America, the Challenge is switching to the Vortex ROK engine platform and Bridgestone tire line. The same family and team […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – TaG – July 31

Craig retakes top spot over former number one Norberg with Jarsocrak still trailing

Aug 03, 2017
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Much like the Stock Honda standings, the TaG portion of the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA saw shuffling due to the new schedule for 2017. The removal of the 2016 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals from the 12-month total of the drivers in the TaG standings has made an impact at the very top, […]

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2017 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA – Stock Honda – July 31

French remains top driver in Stock Honda standings with Musgrave and Pickett the lead contenders

Aug 02, 2017
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The numbers at the top of the eKartingNews.com Stock Honda Driver Rankings powered by Bell Racing USA are not as we have seen over the last few months. Part of that reason is the rescheduling of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals. The event was typically held in the month of July, and moved to […]

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Jul 30, 2017
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The final day of the Hoosier State Grand Prix completed at New Castle Motorsports Park on Sunday for the United States Pro Kart Series – presented by Fikse Wheels and MG Tires. Another perfect day of weather greeted the 150 entries competing in the seven categories around the 1-mile New Castle, Indiana facility. Three tickets […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier State Grand Prix Saturday Report

Jarsocrak and Bertagnoli split headline victories at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 29, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series – presented by Fikse Wheels and MG Tires – hosted the fifth round of the 2017 championship program Saturday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility welcomed just over 150 entries to the Hoosier Grand Prix with perfect racing weather throughout the day. Qualifying, two […]

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Paddock Insider: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier Grand Prix

Third event of series underway at New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 28, 2017
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is added Trackside coverage, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2017 United States Pro Kart Series Hoosier State Grand Prix at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Hoosier State Grand Prix Preview

Third event of season heads to New Castle with IAME International Final tickets on the line

Jul 26, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series – presented by FIKSE Wheels and MG Tires – is set for the third event of the 2017 season. The Hoosier State Grand Prix will take place at the New Castle Motorsports Park over the July 28-30 weekend. Nearly 130 entries have pre-registered for the event in the seven […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Chilliwack Sunday Report

Taskinen, Greenemeier and Wick complete weekend sweeps

Jul 25, 2017
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When your chassis set-up is good, there are times when it’s wise to leave things well enough alone and keep the race wins coming.  Despite the fact that the weather improved for Sunday’s Can-Am Karting Challenge events at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, five drivers had their chassis and engines dialled in to complete weekend […]

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Jul 24, 2017
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CRG and Briggs & Stratton Racing have officially started a technical and commercial partnership to launch a new promotional project regarding entry level karts on the European market. This collaboration is intended to market a “low cost” complete Kart and organize a promotional sporting programme. The CRG chassis has been named FS4 and will be […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Chilliwack Saturday Report

Taskinen, Wick and Greenemeier bag wins in opening day action at GMR

Jul 22, 2017
Written by Rob Howden | No Comments

After kicking off their 2017 schedule at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA back in early June, the Can-Am Karting Challenge is back in action this weekend north of the border at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC. The day started with a wet track, as overnight rain set the conditions for qualifying, […]

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