2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

June 17-19, 2016: US Air Motorsports Raceway - Shawano, Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series resumes this weekend with another trip to the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Following another big event for the Route 66 Sprint Series, this weekend’s USPKS event should be another fantastic event with the eight categories continuing their championship chases. EKN will have complete coverage, including live audio […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Preview

Father’s Day weekend in Wisconsin as program travels back to US Air Motorsports Raceway

Jun 16, 2016 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - USPKS)
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The 2016 Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires resumes as the program travels to the US Air Motorsports Raceway this weekend. Following a successful weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park last month, the eight-round championship series travels north to Shawano, Wisconsin for the second straight year on Father’s Day […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: May 2016 – Braden Eves

Ohio driver triumphs at SKUSA SpringNationals and United States Pro Kart Series

Jun 13, 2016 Eves recorded his first SKUSA Pro Tour victory at the SpringNationals, and is the current X30 Senior point leader (Photo: EKN)
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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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WKA and United States Pro Kart Series Compile 2017 Schedules

Two organizations looking ahead to next season for premier and secondary programs

Jun 10, 2016 WKA USPKS-logo
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As the leading website in the sport, eKartingNews.com has been given an exclusive look at the schedules for the World Karting Association and United States Pro Kart Series programs for 2017. The long-standing sanctioning body and race promoter Mark Coats have compiled season schedules, all with their racers in mind. Over-lapping schedules have been an […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series 2016 – New Castle

Successful opening event as fourth season of series kicks off

May 20, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Sunday Report

Lemke and Simpson steal Pro victories with Mayer and Tavella earning first Junior wins

May 15, 2016 Brandon Lemke scored the IAME Pro division victory (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of action went into the books today as the first event of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series is now complete. Nearly 160 entries filled the eight categories that took to the popular New Castle Motorsports Park in central Indiana. After battling cold temperatures for all of Saturday, the sun finally […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Saturday Report

Eves and Pesek bag victories in Pro categories while Bertagnoli and Pretorius win in Junior

May 14, 2016 Braden Eves landed his first USPKS IAME Pro victory (Photo: EKN)
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It was one of the worst days for weather conditions in a long time at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The first round of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series was welcomed to harsh cold and windy weather, quite unseasonable for Indy in mid-May. Thankfully, there was no rain to bring in conditions much […]

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Paddock Insider: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle

Fourth season kicks off in Month of May, back home again in Indiana

May 13, 2016 USPKS-New Castle-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 2016 United States Pro Kart Series opener at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will not be seen […]

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May 12, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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It has been eight months since the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires took to the track, closing out the 2015 season at the end of August. Now into the month of May, just prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 down the road, the 2016 USPKS kicks […]

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May 11, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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It has been eight months since the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires took to the track, closing out the 2015 season at the end of August. Now into the month of May, just prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 down the road, the 2016 USPKS kicks […]

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2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle

May 13-15, 2016 : New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

May 10, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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This weekend kicks off the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series. The fourth season of the growing series is set to open up at the New Castle Motorsports Park with official practice on Friday and two rounds of racing over Saturday and Sunday. Four IAME divisions and four Yamaha categories will do battle throughout the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle – Preview Part 1

Fourth season set to begin at popular New Castle Motorsports Park

May 10, 2016 USPKS-P-Cadet
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It has been eight months since the Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires took to the track, closing out the 2015 season at the end of August. Now into the month of May, just prior to the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 down the road, the 2016 USPKS kicks […]

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Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series Prize Package Confirmed for 2016 Season

Total prize purse nearing the $100,000 mark for the four-event championship program

Apr 13, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series presented by MG Tires is scheduled to begin on May 13-15 at the New Castle Motorsports Park. Series officials are putting together the final pieces for another successful year following a 2015 season that included another increase in participation. The fourth season of the USPKS is set […]

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Apr 08, 2016 KartLift-DeepSeat logo
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KartLift Kart Stands and DeepSeat Seats recently completed a sponsorship package with the United States Pro Karting Series (USPKS) and the Route 66 Sprint Series (Route 66) for 2016. KartLift has been a long time sponsor of the Route 66 series and has been on board as a sponsor of the USPKS since its inception.  […]

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Fikse Wheels Named Title Sponsor for United States Pro Kart Series

Custom wheel manufacturer continues support of grassroots motorsports

Mar 14, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series is preparing for the fourth season of competition after experiencing growth in each of the previous three seasons. Another four-event championship schedule at four distinct and popular North America karting circuits from the months of May to September. MG Tires is once again showing its support of the USPKS […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Confirms Plans for 2016

Series prepares for a four weekend championship with IAME and Yamaha categories

Feb 08, 2016 USPKS logo
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Now entering its fourth season, the United States Pro Kart Series is gearing up for another year of growth and exciting racing. Series promoter Mark Coats created the program at the end of 2012, focused on providing an elite series that was focused on what the racers wanted, and to bring together the best racers […]

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Oct 27, 2015 USPKS logo
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In a statement released on the United States Pro Kart Series Facebook page, series promoter Mark Coats announced a revised schedule for the 2016 season. Below is the statement and the new dates for the program. We as a series are always trying to do what is best for the sport of karting. The United […]

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2015 United States Pro Kart Series Champions Crowned

Third season of growing program recognizes eight series champions

Sep 30, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - USPKS)
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The United States Pro Kart Series closed out its third season back in August at the New Castle Motorsports Park facility in central Indiana. The final two rounds of the eight-race championship were contested on the 1-mile circuit, with the championship chase coming to a close in the eight categories. That Sunday evening, the series […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – August 2015 – Mike McAndrews

BirelART driver wins three of final four main events to clinch first Senior USPKS title

Sep 17, 2015 Mike McAndrews won the final three of four main events to win the USPKS Yamaha Pro championship (Photo: EKN)
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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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OnTrack: Franklin Motorsports – Merlin LM29

Reunited with Merlin Nation as brand continues success from Cadet to Senior ranks in United States

Sep 14, 2015 OnTrack-Franklin-Merlin-Cole
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For the eKartingNews.com staff, the 2015 season is about getting back behind the wheel. Racers at heart, our goal is to work with teams and chassis importers that offer the best products and services here in North America, all while sampling some of the best facilities that karting has to offer. This will be an […]

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