Paddock Insider: 2014 RoboPong 200

Big fields for 200-lap endurance race and Yamaha support events

Sep 20, 2014 2014 RoboPong 200 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 2014 RoboPong 200. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our coverage […]

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EKN Trackside: 11th Annual RoboPong 200 – Preview

New Castle Motorsports Park hosting 200-lap endurance race this weekend

Sep 19, 2014 RoboPong-Start
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Testing man and machine, the 11th annual RoboPong 200 is set for this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Well over 40 teams will take on the challenge of completing the 200-lap TaG endurance race around the 1-mile circuit in central Indiana, all looking to add their name onto the prestigious Dan Wheldon Cup. […]

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Twelve Finalists Announced for Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 Test

Drivers will progress to interview process to narrow field, winners to be announced October 13

Sep 18, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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The Mazda Road to Indy added another rung to its already impressive ladder following an announcement in late June that Andersen Promotions and the Mazda Road to Indy had formed an alliance with the MAXSpeed Group and the United States Rotax Max Challenge program. Less than three months after the initial announcement, the partnership today […]

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Florida Winter Tour Class Structure, Dates and Locations Confirmed

2015 will see stops in Homestead, Orlando and Ocala

Sep 12, 2014 Florida Winter Tour MAXSpeed logo 2014
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After the recent announcement of the acquisition of the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT), the MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2015 edition of the popular and competitive series as well as some big changes to the Formula Kart weekend class structure.  The upcoming season will feature […]

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2014 RoboPong 200 Set for September 19-21

Over $40,000 in cash and prizes for endurance event at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 09, 2014 2014 RoboPong 200 logo
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This year marks the 11th edition of the annual RoboPong 200 held at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park. Over the September 19-21 weekend, teams and drivers will attempt to complete the 200-lap TaG endurance race around the 1-mile New Castle, Indiana facility. A test of skill, determination and stamina for both man and machine […]

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2014 United States Pro Kart Series Champions Crowned

Second season of growing program closes at New Castle Motorsports Park

Sep 08, 2014 (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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The sophomore season of the United States Pro Kart Series closed over the August 15-17 weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park facility in central Indiana. The final two rounds of the eight-race championship were contested, and the top-five drivers in each of the eight title chases were recognized during the year-end awards ceremony that […]

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Breaking News: 2014 Rotax Grand Finals Ticket Now Available for DD2 at Rotax Pan American Challenge

MAXSpeed Group acquired another 2014 RMCGF ticket for October event at GoPro Motorplex

Sep 05, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
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Since the recent announcement of the four Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) tickets to be awarded at the 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge, the team at the MAXSpeed Group has been working diligently to try and obtain the 2014 tickets in the Junior MAX and DD2 MAX classes that were replaced with tickets to […]

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Sep 02, 2014 SKUSA Modesto Grand Prix SummerNationals 2014
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This is the exclusive release of the Superkarts! USA highlight film of the 2014 SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix in California on August 1-3 – produced by Wyatt Lloyd Media and Eyenovation.

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Dittmer, Neilson, and Aldridge double up for Rock trophy as Iseli crowned King of the Streets

Sep 01, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The 20th edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix was packed full of excitement and drama that have made up the two decade history of the annual Labor Day street race. Karters from all different backgrounds and experience converged to the Quad Cities for the August 30-31 event to compete in 13 categories. While numbers […]

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MAXSpeed Group Announces Location and Dates for 2015 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

August 6-9 Grand Nationals will be held at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina

Aug 28, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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With only four months remaining in the 2014 karting season, the MAXSpeed Group is busy planning several events on the 2015 calendar. Working hard to finalize details on the upcoming Rotax Pan American Challenge, company officials are pleased to announce the dates and location of the United States Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Grand Nationals. Taking […]

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Aug 28, 2014 (Photo: RokCupUSA.com)
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The fourth round of the ROK CUP USA program at the Ocala Gran Prix was another huge success. Once again, the number of drivers at the race increased as the event gains more credibility and notoriety. With the heat index sometimes reaching 116 degrees, ROK CUP USA made sure drivers had plenty of water on […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix Offers 24-hour Discount

Offer ends at midnight on August 23

Aug 22, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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In an effort to encourage last minute entries to this year’s Rock Island Grand Prix, the street race is offering a $50 discount on registrations received online between midnight Friday, August 22 and midnight Saturday August 23. To enter, go to rockislandgrandprix.com and click on the Competitors link. The current entry fee is $150 per […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle – Sunday Report

Finlayson earns first in Leopard, Jarsocrak racks up another $1k in Yamaha with eight champions crowned

Aug 17, 2014 USPKS-NewCastle-Sun
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The final round of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series went into the books Sunday following a challenge day at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Weather conditions changed throughout the day, beginning with a wet track and light sprinkles, transforming into bright sunshine at the end of the day, changing the track conditions with […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle – Saturday Report

Myers triumphs in challenging Leopard main event while Jones fights forward for Yamaha win

Aug 16, 2014 USPKS-NewCastle-Sat
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The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series finale completed the opening day of competition on Saturday at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The central Indiana facility challenged the near 140 entries on the day in the eight categories, as on and off rain kept driver and mechanics on their toes. Changing conditions providing some excitement […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 2

TaG championships coming down to the wire this weekend in Indiana

Aug 14, 2014 USPKS logo
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The second season of the United States Pro Kart Series will come to a close this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park – presented by KARTSALE. Round Seven and Eight are scheduled for the August 15-17 weekend, with the New Castle, Indiana facility set to welcome a strong contingent of drivers competing in the […]

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Four Tickets to Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals to be Awarded at Rotax Pan American Challenge

Two drivers will enter 2014 event while two others will receive first invites to 2015 Grand Finals

Aug 13, 2014 Rotax Pan American Logo
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With the annual Rotax Pan American Challenge set to take place at the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina from October 15-19, the MAXSpeed Group is pleased to announce additional details for the event. With four invites to the annual Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) on the line, Rotax Senior MAX and DD2 […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 1

Four Yamaha titles on the line in Indiana as 2014 season closes out

Aug 13, 2014 USPKS logo
Written by David Cole | No Comments

The second season of the United States Pro Kart Series will come to a close this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park – presented by KARTSALE. Round Seven and Eight are scheduled for the August 15-17 weekend, with the New Castle, Indiana facility set to welcome a strong contingent of drivers competing in the […]

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Season Finale Spectacular Scheduled for United States Pro Kart Series

Popular New Castle Motorsports Park readies for final two rounds and season-ending awards banquet

Aug 11, 2014 USPKS logo
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The sophomore season of the United States Pro Kart Series is set to finish this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park, presented by KARTSALE. Labeled as one of the top facilities in the United States for karting, the record-breaking year the USPKS championships will close out at the New Castle, Indiana facility. Each of […]

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Mazda Road to Indy and MAXSpeed Group Announce Judges for Driver Advancement Program

Hinchcliffe, Chaves, Rudolph and Cooper to Select Winning Drivers

Aug 08, 2014 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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A few weeks ago, MAXSpeed Group and Andersen Promotions joined forces in a partnership program to help advance the careers of young karters into the Mazda Road to Indy (MRTI). Today they are pleased to announce that Verizon IndyCar Series standout James Hinchcliffe, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires points leader Gabby Chaves, veteran karter […]

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2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas Schedule Confirmed

Same three fantastic facilities in three month span set for winter international Rotax championship

Aug 08, 2014 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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The Rotax Challenge of the Americas is proud to announce the schedule for the 2015 program this winter. Each year, the premier winter karting series on the left coast has grown in numbers and seen an increase in the competition level, while still providing the friendly atmosphere that makes each weekend at the Challenge feel […]

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