Intrepid / Champion Racing the New Home for Formal

Defending Superkarts! USA S1 champion returns to Intrepid brand

Apr 19, 2017
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It was certainly a quick turn around for current Superkarts! USA Pro Tour champion Daniel Formal. Just one day after learning the current #2 in the EKN Stock Honda Driver Rankings was leaving the DRT Racing / DR Kart ride, Formal confirmed his new home with Intrepid / Champion Racing. This is the second time […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: March 2017 – Tyler Gonzalez

Florida driver triumphs at SKUSA WinterNationals and Florida Winter Tour

Apr 19, 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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Apr 18, 2017
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Two-time Superkarts! USA SuperNationals S1 Pro winner and defending SKUSA Pro Tour champion Daniel Formal has confirmed with EKN that he is departing from DRT Racing. For the past four seasons, Formal has been an official team driver in the squad’s fleet of the DR Karts, competing at national and regional events, highlighted by his […]

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2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge Ready to Go Green with New Classes, New Prizes

Northwest championship series evolving for upcoming season with continued focus on customer feedback and increased SKUSA and IAME partnership

Apr 14, 2017
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Can-Am Karting Challenge promoter Mike Rolison is extremely excited about his series as the 2017 season nears, as the program will evolve significantly heading into the new year.  Rolison has spent the last two months on the road attending different karting events with his team, and he’s used that time to study the current landscape […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Kicks Off 2017 in Mooresville

Fifth season opens up at GoPro Motorplex with new and returning winners

Apr 12, 2017
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On April 7-9, the United States Pro Kart Series – presented by FIKSE Wheels and MG Tires – opened up its fifth season with the opening rounds of the championship series at the GoPro Motorplex. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility hosted the series opener for the fourth time, welcoming 113 entries per day in the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sunday Report

RPG takes three headline victories with Ritter, Cleavelin and Greenemeier

Apr 09, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas closed out with championship Sunday at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Sunny skies greeted the Sonoma, California facility after three straight days of wet weather to the much welcome of those in the paddock. For a select few, history was on the brink with the results […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Saturday Report

Cleavelin clinches Masters title with fifth victory, Lew uses local knowledge for Junior victory

Apr 08, 2017
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Excitement and controversy seems to follow the Challenge of the Americas each and every time the program visits the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Somoma, California. The 10th anniversary season is completing this weekend in ‘wine country’ with Round Five and Six contested on the popular circuit in Northern California. Wet weather tested the competitors […]

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Apr 07, 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 Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. The information will not be seen anywhere […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma Preview

10th season closes this weekend at Simraceway Performance Karting Center

Apr 07, 2017
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The 10th season for Challenge of the Americas closes out this weekend with the final two rounds of the championship chase to be contested at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. The Sonoma, California facility has been part of the premier winter karting series on the left coast since the beginning in 2008, hosting the finale […]

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United States Pro Kart Series – Carolina Grand Prix Preview

Fifth season to begin where it all began in 2013

Apr 05, 2017
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In April 2013, the United States Pro Kart Series held its inaugural event at the then Mooresville Motorplex in North Carolina. Heavy rains hampered the event, however, a solid group of racers accounting for 122 entries took part in the seven categories on the weekend. The series would carry the momentum to become one of […]

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Apr 05, 2017
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Word came across the newsdesk this morning about the passing of Kyle Adkins. The legendary karter went in his sleep, confirmed by his son Brandon Adkins. Kyle recently had heart surgery, the same day his brother Tony Adkins passed away from a long battle with cancer. EKN will have more on the life of Kyle […]

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SKUSA Pro Tour – SpringNats Registration Opens Tonight

Superkarts! USA excited to return to the home of the inaugural series event

Apr 03, 2017
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If the first three races of the Superkarts! USA calendar are any indication, the leading karting organization in the country is primed for another banner year. A motivated 190 drivers invaded Buttonwillow Raceway during the first partially-rainy weekend of February to kick off the California ProKart Challenge, and then the Texas PKC fired up their […]

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NCK Holds Corkscrew Spring Nationals at Laguna Seca

New two-day event becomes ‘bucket list’ check-off for a number of karters

Apr 03, 2017
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It was a big announcement and it sent many racers scrambling to look at their travel calendars. Last August, Northern California Karters (NCK) announced that they would be promoting a new two-day karting-only event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The historic course in Monterey, California has hosted karting events throughout its history, most recently when […]

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COTA Clarification: A Statement from Andy Seesemann

Business as usual for Challenge of the Americas in Sonoma

Mar 31, 2017
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EKN has received an email clarification from Challenge of the Americas promoter Andy Seesemann, in response to this morning’s announcement made my BRP-Rotax regarding the stats of Rotax product distribution on events in the United States moving forward. It is published here, in its entirety. – Editor As you might have seen, news has been […]

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Industry Insider: March 31, 2017

First quarter of 2017 season a success for number of operations and brands

Mar 31, 2017
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The karting business is open 24 hours a day, 365 days throughout the year. In the past, there were times when many saw an off-season, with little to no business conducted. Those times have past, with the sport busy with action and events all 12 months out of the year. This keeps the industry busy […]

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Mar 31, 2017
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Gunskirchen, March 31, 2017 – BRP-Rotax announced today the mutually agreed termination of the business relationship between BRP-Rotax and MAXSpeed Group, the authorized Rotax distributor in the United States of America and Caribbean, and the interim takeover by SRA Karting, Canada, effective as of April 12, 2017. BRP-Rotax would like to affirm that the Rotax […]

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EKN One-on-One: Scott Barnes – Bermuda Karting Club

Third annual Dockyard Grand Prix on tap for late April

Mar 30, 2017
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If you’ve raced at the Rock Island Grand Prix, the Championship Enduro Series or in other US events, you’ve very likely heard of Scott ‘Skitchy’ Barnes.  The Bermuda native and resident treks to the mainland to a few events or so each year, most notable being the RIGP and the SKUSA SuperNationals. Skitchy always runs […]

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Mar 29, 2017
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The 2017 season is shaping up to be one exciting year of karting. The first quarter of the year has seen a number of events taking place, including those listed on the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings Powered by Bell Racing USA. The Stock Honda category is seeing change in format and those at the top of […]

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Fund Created to Assist Karting Family from Wisconsin

Racer hospitalized following incident during Laguna Seca event

Mar 29, 2017
Written by David Cole | 1 Comment

Racing is a dangerous sport, and thankfully, we see few to no major incidents at the events that we at eKartingNews.com attend. Unfortunately, one such incident occurred during the Northern California Karters Corkscrew Spring Nationals at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California this past weekend. A nearly sold-out event welcomed racers from all over […]

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Mar 28, 2017
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It is a new era for the eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings program. The new partnership with Bell Racing USA is providing the top drivers in both Stock Honda and TaG standings with a new helmet for the 2018 season. The Stock Honda program is also moving to a best seven count, adjusting from the best six […]

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