2016 IAME International Final: Team USA Thursday Report

Malukas wins heat race to continue run up front, Yu finishes with one top-five

Oct 13, 2016 (Photo: IAME International Final)
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Wheel-to-wheel action is underway at the 2016 IAME International Final in France. The Le Mans Karting International circuit hosted the second day of official on-track action with a full day of competition. A total of nine heat races took place for the X30 Junior and X30 Senior divisions, featuring 130 and 128 drivers respectively. For […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Alexander Rossi Confirmed for Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20

Indy 500 champ and former karting coach Jaskol team up with Factory CRG at Las Vegas spectacular

Oct 12, 2016 2015 Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi is confirmed for the SKUSA SuperNationals 20 next month (Photo: Eric Schwarzkopf - RacingMediaOnline.com)
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Andretti Autosport’s Indy 500 Champion, Alexander Rossi will team up with his very first karting coach and karting veteran Matt Jaskol for this year’s SKUSA SuperNationals, from the 14th – 20th November. It has been a phenomenal year for the 25 year old Verizon IndyCar Series Rookie and Manor Racing Formula 1 Reserve Driver, with […]

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2016 IAME International Final: Team USA Wednesday Report

Malukas in the early hunt for Senior title, Yu leads Junior USA roster after qualifying

Oct 12, 2016 (Photo: IAME International Final)
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Wednesday marks the first official day of the 2016 IAME International Final. Over 400 drivers have converged on the Le Mans Karting International circuit in France to compete in the five IAME X30 divisions to crown this year’s champions. The first timed sessions of the day set the tone for the remainder of the event, […]

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Route 66 Sprint Series Closes 2016 in Springfield

Nine championships decided at Mid-State Kart Club facility with fifth and final event for regional program

Oct 11, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66SprintSeries.com)
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It was another picture perfect weekend for racing as the 2016 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series came to a close in Springfield, Illinois. The Mid-State Kart Club facility played host to Round Nine and Ten of the championship series, as nine title winners were decided of the two days of racing. Many of […]

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2016 California ProKart Challenge Champions to be Recognized at Awards Ceremony

11 title winners to receive championship prizes during year-end banquet on October 22 in Lancaster

Oct 10, 2016 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The 2016 California ProKart Challenge completed its program during the last weekend of September, celebrating a record season. Entry numbers increased throughout the season at the six events, beginning with nearly 200 drivers at the opening in February. The championship chases in all 11 categories were hotly contested, with the best five of six rounds […]

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Superkarts! USA to Celebrate Pro Tour Stars at SuperNationals 20

Sunday night national championship awards presentation to cap exciting week

Oct 07, 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour 2016-logo
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After dueling it out for two events and four hard-fought rounds of competition, the talented drivers of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour will be heading to the 20th annual SuperNationals in mid-November to duke it out one last time for the biggest prize in North American karting: a SKUSA #1 plate.  The country’s largest and […]

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USA Drivers Set to Triumph Again at IAME International Final

Le Mans Karting International facility to host top X30 pilots from around the world

Oct 07, 2016 IAME International Final logo
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Next week, over 400 drivers will converge on the Le Mans Karting International circuit in France for the 2016 IAME International Final. Five different categories utilizing IAME powerplants are schedule to compete over seven days around the facility positioned alongside the famous 24 Hours du Le Mans circuit. On-track action begins Monday, October 10 with […]

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2016 Challenge of the Americas Champions Ready for Rotax Grand Finals in Italy

Three drivers set to represent premier winter series and the United States of America

Oct 06, 2016 2016 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The only true world championship in the sport of karting is the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. For the past 16 years, competitors from around the world converge to one location to decide the top Rotax drivers for the year, with the only opportunity to compete is earning a chance or the ‘ticket’ to enter […]

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2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Champions Crowned

Fourth season of professional karting program recognizes eight series champions

Oct 05, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The Fikes Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires completed its fourth season with the finale event in September at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Four weekends in the 2016 season hosted eight championship rounds for the four IAME and four Yamaha divisions. The title chase welcomed eight new champions to each […]

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Briggs Weekly Racing Series Partners with SONIC Tools

Top drivers in 2016 points program to receive socket set

Oct 03, 2016 sonic-tools-logo
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The Briggs & Stratton Weekly Racing Series is set wrap-up its second year in mid-October, working with tracks across the United States and Canada. Over 2,000 racers in the Senior, Masters, and Junior level divisions – all competing with the Briggs 206 engine package – have been eligible for the a number of outstanding prizes, […]

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Ocala Gran Prix Adds IAME and MG Racing Tires Product Lines

Major facility in sunshine state providing sales and support for engine and tire brands

Sep 30, 2016 ocala-gran-prix-logo
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Ocala Gran Prix is proud to announce a new partnership with IAME engines and MG Racing Tires. The central Florida facility and kart shop is a vital part to the growth and expansion of karting, and has been a major developer of today’s top drivers in North America. OGP has become a very respected name […]

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Hamilton and Craig Shine in SKUSA Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

Impressive racing highlighted by thrilling Saturday night Pro races under the lights for California ProKart Challenge finale event

Sep 30, 2016 Matt Hamilton defended his Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix victory in the S1 Pro division (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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For the sixth straight year, Superkarts! USA has capped its California ProKart Challenge season on the BLVD of Lancaster, California, and once again a record turnout of the West Coast’s most talented drivers put on a superb show for a huge crowd who lined the street course throughout the weekend.  The Streets of Lancaster Grand […]

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Series Finale On Tap for Route 66 Sprint Series at Springfield

Nine championships on the line as program visits Mid-State Kart Club facility

Sep 30, 2016 The Route 66 Sprint Series heads to Springfield, Illinois to wrap up the 2016 championship chase (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Route66kartracing.com)
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The 2016 season for the Route 66 Sprint Series is set to finish up at the Mid-State Kart Club facility on October 7-9. Racers took the month of September off, following the Princess Snow Gear sponsored event at the Briggs & Stratton Raceway Park in Wisconsin. Round Nine and Ten are scheduled to take place […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Grand Nationals Sunday Report

Lemke doubles up for first victories in series to close out season

Sep 25, 2016 Brandon Lemke won his first IAME Senior victory on the season (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the 2016 season for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series was completed on Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Bright sunshine greeted the racers at the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals final day of racing, with the 10th and final round of the championship program deciding the eight series champions. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Grand Nationals Saturday Report

First round of Eagles awarded with Eves and Pesek landing the headline victories

Sep 24, 2016 Braden Eves has gone perfect in Pro IAME Senior at New Castle with three victories (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series is completing this season with the Top Kart USA Grand Nationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Saturday was the ninth round of the season championship, and the first day of eight WKA Eagles awarded to the winners of the main events. The day began with a gloomy sky […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – 2016 Grand Nationals

Finale event for eastern half of the United States underway with WKA Eagles on the line

Sep 23, 2016 (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 2016 Grand Nationals – presented by Top Kart USA – for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park in […]

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Sep 22, 2016 new-castle-motorsports-park
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The following is a statement from the facility regarding the cancellation of the RoboPong 200 for 2016 With great disappointment, New Castle Motorsports Park must announce the cancellation of the 2016 RoboPong 200. Despite a large social media campaign to help secure enough entries to put on a successful event the amount of entries received […]

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Sep 21, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The fifth event of 2016 is reserved for the Grand Nationals event – presented by Top Kart USA. Returning to the 1-mile circuit in New Castle, Indiana for a second time this year, the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Grand Nationals – Preview Part 1

Championships remain up for grabs in Yamaha and Kid Kart divisions

Sep 20, 2016 wka-man-cup-2016-new-castle-2-p-yamaha
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The fifth event of 2016 is reserved for the Grand Nationals event – presented by Top Kart USA. Returning to the 1-mile circuit in New Castle, Indiana for a second time this year, the […]

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Superkarts! USA Tabs Moulton and Idelson to Design SuperNationals 20 Circuit

Veterans shifter pilots who have run in all 19 editions helping to bring special touch to 20th running

Sep 19, 2016 Superkarts! USA has charged a pair of SuperNationals veterans – Bonnier Moulton and Howie Idelson – with design of the track layout for the 20th running of their marquee event (Photo: eyenovation.com)
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When you look back at the history of the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, you’ll see a long list of impressive names, guys like Speed, Allmendinger, Rahal, Hinchcliffe, Bomarito, Kimball, McDowell, Perez and Wickens who have gone on to professional careers in motorsports. You’ll also revel in the career karters who make the race what it truly […]

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