MG Tires Evolves Toward New Future in North America

Stronger customer support and expanding the network is the current focus

Jul 29, 2016 MG Tires logo
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Over the last 20 years, the MG Tires brand has grown into one of the most successful and most respected tire manufacturers in the United States and Canada karting. Since the birth of the brand in 1989, drivers and tracks have enjoyed the highest-quality tire available and, over the past 10 years, MG has become […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Norberg awarded win in X30 Senior as Myers doubles up in S1

Jul 24, 2016 Ryan Norberg was awarded the victory with provisional winner Kyle Kirkwood penalized to third for blocking (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 Superkarts! USA SummerNationals completed Sunday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Over 100 degree temperatures were felt throughout the day, as the on-track staff and competitors battled humid conditions for nearly 12-hours, completing the fourth round of the SKUSA Pro Tour championship. Overall, the weekend was a success with over 250 entries for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

Myers dominates in S1 as Norberg earns second X30 Senior win of season

Jul 23, 2016 A dominant victory for AJ Myers and TB Kart in S1 (Photo: EKN)
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It was a long, hot and humid day for the first round of Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals. The sun was out all day at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana, with drivers on track for nearly 12 hours from warm-up to the final checkered flag. It was a pretty clean day […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour – SummerNationals

National series returns to Indiana for seventh annual event

Jul 21, 2016 SKUSA Pro Tour 2016-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 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen anywhere […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Honda Preview

Stock Moto divisions under control by Bray, Wick, Michel and Firestone

Jul 20, 2016 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues with the running of the SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility is welcoming 248 pre-entries in nine categories, just a little bit more than the SpringNationals in May to once again set another record for entries outside the SuperNationals. […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – IAME Preview

Five IAME categories set to continue championship chases - led by Eves, Wang, Edgar, LaRoque and Denny

Jul 20, 2016 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues with the running of the SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility is welcoming 248 pre-entries in nine categories, just a little bit more than the SpringNationals in May to once again set another record for entries outside the SuperNationals. […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix and Mediacom Announce New Sponsorship

New partnership provides large marketing program throughout the Midwest area for Labor Day street race

Jul 19, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced a new partnership that places Mediacom Communications as the first naming rights sponsor for the world’s largest karting street race. The high-performance race held annually over Labor Day weekend will now be named the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. Mediacom, the area’s leading broadband provider, […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1 Sunday Report

Eves notches all four victories in Senior - Southern and d’Orlando double in Junior

Jul 17, 2016 Four wins on the weekend for Braden Eves, sweeping the Senior divisions (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals completed at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The sixth round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series wrapped up Sunday at the Indiana facility, escaping the threat of rain late in the day to complete qualifying, two rounds of heat races and the main events for the eight […]

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Jul 16, 2016 Braden Eves doubled up Saturday, winning IAME Pro and Yamaha Senior (Photo: EKN)
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Saturday hosted the fifth round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, the first of two rounds contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. With a full day of racing action around the New Castle, Indiana facility, eight different categories contested qualifying, two heat races and a main event to decide the winners under perfect […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle

Third event of 2016 with first of two trips to New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 15, 2016 Packed house for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series first of two visits to New Castle (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 third event of 2016 for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will […]

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PitKit to Present EKN Live SummerNationals Broadcast

Trackside Live coverage to begin on Thursday, July 21

Jul 14, 2016 PitKit logo
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The eKartingNews.com staff is pleased to confirm that karting-specific tool kit designer ‘PitKit’ will partner with us as the title sponsor for our EKN Trackside Live broadcast of the upcoming Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park.  David Cole and Rob Howden will be on-site throughout the weekend, providing unparalleled race coverage and live […]

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Jul 13, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 3-month hiatus for the WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to a conclusion in a big way this weekend, as over 140 pre entries will jam the pits of the famed New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana for the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals, stop #3 for the popular 2 Cycle Sprint Series. Following traditional […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex Sunday Report

Lemke takes home $3,750 on weekend, Pesek claims fourth win of season in dramatic fashion

Jul 10, 2016 Brandon Lemke notched a second IAME Pro victory on the weekend, taking home $3,500 in the category (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series event at the GoPro Motorplex went into the books Sunday. It was another hot one, with temperatures well into the 90s, the complete opposite from the three previous visits to the Mooresville, North Carolina facility. The action on-track was hot as well all weekend […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex Saturday Report

Lemke lands third IAME victory of the season as Holden notches his first in Yamaha

Jul 09, 2016 Brandon Lemke won his third IAME Pro Final of the season (Photo: EKN)
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It was a dramatic day at the race track as the second half of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series began. The GoPro Motorplex provides a great facility for racing, among the best in the country, and it did not disappoint. There is a sense of increased intensity amongst the drivers, although most of […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Championship chases tighten up for third event of the series

Jul 08, 2016 USPKS-2016-GoPro-Fri
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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 third event of 2016 for the United States Pro Kart Series at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The information will not […]

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Jul 07, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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The second half of the 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Presented by MG Tires begins this weekend as the program hosts Round Five and Six at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. In the four-year history of the series, it has traveled to ‘NASCAR country’, with all three previous editions serving […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 1

Craig holds top spot as Jarsocrak closes in

Jul 06, 2016 Jake Craig leads the TaG Driver Rankings - currently with no official ride for the rest of the season (Photo: EKN)
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The 2016 season is becoming one of the young guns, as we are seeing a number of rookie and sophomore Senior level drivers climbing their way up the podium across North America. Unlike Stock Moto, it is rare to see an elder driver, let alone someone in the 30’s racing toward the front of the […]

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2016 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July

Musgrave’s lead remains intact over Griffin

Jul 05, 2016 Billy Musgrave is the target for all Stock Moto drivers in the EKN Driver Rankings (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The season is at the halfway point as the month of July hits. The next five months will decide who is the best drivers of the 2016 season. To this point, some drivers are still banking on their results from 2015 while others are utilizing the opportunities thus far in 2016 to help their championship […]

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Jun 30, 2016 Gus Traeder
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The karting world lost a pioneer of the sport with the passing of Clyde ‘Gus’ Traeder on June 13. The 90-year-old resident of Quincy, Illinois was introduced to the industry of karts through his management position at the Montgomery Ward Farm Store. Finding land in West Quincy, Missouri, Traeder opened TNT Kartways with his wife […]

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Jun 28, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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Kershaw, South Carolina in June can only mean 1 thing, HEAT!!!!!!! And there was plenty of it this past weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup competitors for their second stop of the 4 race national season. However, with heat index numbers, and sometimes daily temperatures, reaching into the […]

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