EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Sonoma – Sunday Report

Team USA drivers added following thrilling days of competition

Apr 07, 2014 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas champions (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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You couldn’t ask for much more in terms of an exciting season finale for the Rotax Challenge of the Americas at Sonoma Raceway.  With the championship titles on the line, and tickets to the Rotax Grand Finals awaiting the new members of Team USA, the excitement and tension in the paddock was palpable.  The teams […]

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

Craig awarded Senior win as others solidify championship chase heading into final round

Apr 05, 2014 Jake Craig was awarded the win in Senior Max (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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The opening day of the 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas finale at Sonoma Raceway provided a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of excitement.  After rain dampened Friday practice and prompted many to simply skip the afternoon sessions, Saturday dawned cool and sunny, eventually warming up to very comfortable temperatures.  As the […]

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Number of Repeat Winners Highlight Round Three of California ProKart Challenge

Big numbers take on challenging Adams Motorsports Park facility as series reaches halfway point

Apr 02, 2014 S2 rookie Jarred Campbell scored his second victory of the season, earning the overall win in the combined S1/S2 group (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The California ProKart Challenge is garnering record numbers in their first three events of the 2014 season. The Superkarts! USA regional program welcomed its largest event ever at the historic AdamsMotorsportsPark in its third trip to the Riverside, California facility with 133 racers. The filled paddock welcomed the typical beautiful California weather expected on race […]

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Championships Decided at Florida Winter Tour

Five drivers earn tickets to 2014 Rotax Grand Finals following final round in Orlando

Mar 24, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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It was Championship Sunday as the competitors in Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, took to the track to determine a multitude of FWT International Rotax Max Challenge Championships. The morning started out with only one cloud in the sky. Unfortunately that one cloud covered the entire sky. But, the […]

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Championship Titles Near End with First Day of Racing in Orlando for Florida Winter Tour

Schiavo adds to win total with double victory with Neri, Forteza, and DeMelo bag first of series

Mar 23, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.com)
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It was another “Chamber-of-Commerce” day of weather as the International Rotax MAX Challenge competitors in Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, headed into battle for their fifth of six rounds in 2014. With seven championship categories set to run the order of business was an early morning warm up, followed […]

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Familiar Faces at Top of Time Sheets During Florida Winter Tour Final Qualifying Day

Grids set for final two days of action at Orlando Kart Center

Mar 22, 2014 Sunday top qualifiers (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour The competitors of the Rotax MAX Challenge portion of Formula Kart Productions’ Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, were back in action today to set their qualifying times for this, the last weekend of racing in the 2014 Tour. To say, yet again, that the weather was spectacular […]

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Mar 20, 2014 USPKS logo
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With the start of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) just around the corner, excitement mounts for their sophomore season. With multiple sponsors coming on board to provide cash and awards for the upcoming season, USPKS continues to grow and stake their claim on the national karting scene. “We are pleased to welcome […]

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Formula Kart Championships Decided at Florida Winter Tour

Dailey doubles with DeMelo, Malukas, and d’Orlando among the 2014 champions

Mar 17, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour It was a gorgeous, sunny and warm Sunday for the final round of the 2014 Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, Formula Kart Racing Championship. At stake were eight FWT Formula Kart Racing drivers points championships for the Briggs, TaG and Shifter Kart competitors, and […]

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Saturday Racing Complete in Orlando for Formula Kart Racers

Zachery Claman Demelo wins and tightens things up in TaG Senior championship

Mar 16, 2014 A packed TaG Senior field prepares for the start Saturday in Orlando
(Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour After four superlative rounds the final weekend of the 2014 Formula Kart Championship of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour presented by Ocala Gran Prix slams into high gear this weekend as the competitors take to the technical seven-tenths mile Orlando Kart Center track. This is the first time since […]

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Registration Opens for 2014 Superkarts! USA SpringNationals on March 15

Dallas Karting Complex preparing to host opening weekend of 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour

Mar 14, 2014 Full fields are expected to hit the Dallas Karting Complex for the 2014 SKUSA SpringNationals on May 2-4 (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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Superkarts! USA is preparing for another record-breaking season as the fifth season of the SKUSA Pro Tour kicks off in the Lone Star State in less than 50 days. The 2014 SKUSA SpringNationals will host the opening two rounds of the season, scheduled for the Dallas Karting Complex in Caddo Mills, roughly 45 minutes from […]

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Florida Winter Tour Preparing for Series Finale Weekends

Formula Kart Racing Championships to be decide this weekend in Orlando

Mar 13, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour This weekend the competitors of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, converge on the OrlandoKartingCenter facility for the final two rounds of the 2014 FWT Formula Kart Racing Championship. With this being the championship weekend for the Formula Kart competitors, the level of intensity will […]

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Mar 11, 2014 Daniel Formal leading former world champion Alessandro Piccini in Rok Shifter action (Photo: RokCupUSA)
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Article courtesy of ROKCupUSA.com The first race of the 2014 ROK Cup USA series proved to be one for the history books!  Helicopters, fireworks, and a new track record will be just a few of the things to open up the new championship season. The event succeeded in kicking off the race series with a […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Announces Sponsors and Rule Book for 2014

Several karting companies step up to support sophomore season of USPKS

Mar 10, 2014 USPKS logo
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With less than thirty days to the start of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS), program officials are pleased to announce that the series, class and event sponsors have been finalized as well as the 2014 rulebook is now complete and ready for download. With the first event taking place at the GoPro Motorplex […]

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Race Monitor: Two Friends Revolutionize How We Enjoy Racing

Colorado team develops ground-breaking timing and scoring app

Mar 07, 2014 Race Monitor - Mike Mark
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Born of necessity?…Perhaps. The perfect marriage of two skills sets?…Possibly. In reality, it came down to two friends just trying to better the sport that they love and the community inside of it. Mike Weatherman and Mark Lubischer are the partnership behind what is easily the most iconic smart phone application that has been designed […]

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Wet Weather Hits California ProKart Challenge in Willow Springs

Defending Pro champions Musgrave and Craig return to winning ways for Round 2

Mar 05, 2014 2013 S1 champion Billy Musgrave swept the action at Willow Springs (Photo: dromophoto.com)
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Drivers and teams were tested to their fullest this past weekend at Willow Springs International Raceway, contesting the second round of the California ProKart Challenge. The Rosamond area, along with the rest of California, welcomed some much-needed rain following months of zero precipitation. The rain, however, was inconsistent, leaving racers and teams scrambling for much […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Lane Goes ‘Wild’ in Lockhart

Racers overcome weather to shine on final day of Grand Prix

Mar 02, 2014 Josh Lane drove his DR Kart to victory in the headline Stock Honda Light category (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Long-range weather forecasts for this year’s Lone Star Grand Prix gave us all the chance for optimism.  Coming into the event, temperatures soothing to those from the northern states were predicted for the entire weekend, although rain was a low-percentage possibility for Sunday.  After a warm day on Saturday, the worst possible option rolled in, […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Saturday Report

Drivers double in qualifying, orders shaken up in Prefinal action to setup for Sunday’s features

Mar 01, 2014 LoneStarGrandPrix logo
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Texas karting has been a major center of growth and cooperation in recent years, and it took another big step forward as the third annual Lone Star Grand Prix got underway on Saturday with the running of practice, qualifying and a full set of Prefinal events.   The ‘come one, come all’ nature of the one-off […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Saturday

Wet track opens event with hopes of sun and dryness looming in Lockhart

Mar 01, 2014 Wet weather welcomed the LSGP racers this morning
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix in Lockhart, Texas. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the LSGP, visit the EKN Event […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Friday

Texas street race to welcome large numbers in 10 categories

Feb 28, 2014 Big fields are expected for the 2014 edition of the LSGP (Photo: LoneStarGrandPrix.us)
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix in Lockhart, Texas. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the LSGP, visit the EKN Event […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – PKRA – Sunday Report

Arscott responds with Senior sweep, Cook earns first DD2 victory as Brooks bags last lap Junior Max triumph

Feb 23, 2014 Defending champ Phillip Arscott bagged his first win of the season in Senior Max (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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With the picture-perfect Phoenix weather once again greeting the racers on Sunday morning for the fourth of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, the championship chase took yet another step towards completion at the PKRA facility.  Drivers and teams had a night’s worth of discussion and data analysis to prepare for the second day of […]

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