EKN Trackside: 2017 United States Pro Kart Series – Liberty Grand Prix Preview

Program returns to Pittsburgh International Race Complex for second stop of season

May 31, 2017
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The fifth season of the United States Pro Kart Series resumes this weekend with the program hosting the second event of 2017. Racers are traveling to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex for the fourth time in series history, with the Wampum, Pennsylvania serving as the site for the Liberty Grand Prix. Round Three and Four […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: April 2017 – Alex Bertagnoli

Merlin USA / Franklin Motorsports driver hits history books at opening USPKS event

May 23, 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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Old Dog, New Tricks with KA100

Veteran karter provides his first-hand experience with the new IAME 100cc powerplant

May 10, 2017
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The following is a column from veteran racer TJ Koyen as he was among those to compete in the first United States Pro Kart Series KA100 category at the series opener at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. This is his first-hand experience with the new IAME 100cc engine package. Like many drivers in […]

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Apr 13, 2017
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The following is a column from racer and announcer Xander Clements, who competed at the first round of the United States Pro Kart Series on April 7-9 at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The first event of the 2017 season for the program marked the debut of the ‘pushback’ nose, which has been […]

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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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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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Mar 30, 2017
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With the Carolina GP at the GoPro Motorplex less than two weeks away, it only seemed fitting that we take a look at where we left off in 2016, and what to expect in 2017. 2016 saw the crowning of Champions in four Yamaha and four IAME powered categories.  Last year saw Paige Crawford become […]

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Mar 17, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) is proud to announce the latest addition to our growing 2017 prize package.  USPKS has partnered with IAME USA, MG Tires, and SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) to offer entries and guaranteed SuperSunday starting spots at the SKUSA SuperNationals XXI, for one lucky racer in each of five IAME classes. […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Hits Television

One-hour broadcast of 2016 action aired on ‘Lucas Oil On the Edge’ program

Feb 20, 2017
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If you happened to be on Facebook last night, you would have seen a number of posts about seeing karting on television. At 8pm Eastern, CBS Sports Network was broadcasting for the first time the ‘USPKS Karting’ episode, featuring action from the United States Pro Kart Series. The Lucas Oil On the Edge production crew […]

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Feb 13, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) is proud to announce the release of a completely redesigned series website, located at www.uspks.com. The new website will feature even more information relating to the Series, quicker access to live timing and scoring feeds, and social media. Additionally, all the important information from the old site has […]

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EKN One-on-One: Mark Coats – USPKS / Route 66 Sprint Series

Longtime industry member and promoter discuss upcoming season and future of his two championship programs

Feb 06, 2017
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Kart racers in the area of the country just south and west of the Great Lakes enjoy many different options for club, regional and national racing, and at the core of these opportunities are the Route 66 Sprint Series and the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS).  Karting enthusiast and promoter Mark Coats is at […]

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Jan 31, 2017
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Many curious racers have begun investigating the newest track to join the USPKS and Route 66 Sprint Series programs, the Autobahn Country Club, so we wanted to familiarize you with the venue a little more. Autobahn Country Club is located in Joliet, IL, only 45 miles from downtown Chicago and less than an hour’s drive […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Announces 2017 IAME Prize Package

Four drivers to represent series at IAME International Final in 2017

Jan 17, 2017
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The United States Pro Kart Series, in conjunction with IAME, announces its major prize package for 2017. Headlining the package will be trips to the IAME International Final, to be held in October of 2017. The USPKS championship point leaders after the first three events – in X30 Pro, X30 Junior, and Mini Swift (X30 […]

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Full Season Scheduled for EKN Live 2017

17 events on coast-to-coast calendar for live broadcast

Jan 11, 2017
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The 2017 season kicked off just before the calendar turned over on the year with yet another running of the prestigious and popular World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. The three days in Florida played host to the first championship rounds of 2017 Manufacturers Cup Series, as well as the first round of this year’s WKA […]

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Jan 06, 2017
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In response to concerns raised by Yamaha competitors and industry engine builders, the USPKS and Route 66 series have moved to eliminate some of the “gray” areas that have been part of the rules packages used by most of the major US race series that allow the Yamaha engine.  These gray areas have been consistently […]

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Dec 19, 2016
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Recently, the MG Tires United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) announced the addition of the new IAME KA100 Pro class. The KA100 is a user-friendly, high performance, complete engine package with a simple ignition system, fixed pipe, machined Tillotson carb, and an onboard push button starter. The IAME KA100 includes many of the parts utilized […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Confirms 2017 Class Structure

KA100 Senior and drop-down nose cones added for upcoming season

Dec 09, 2016
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As work continues on the 2017 version of the MG Tires / Fikse Wheels United States Pro Kart Series, we are pleased to announce our 2017 Championship class lineup. The sands of time have seen the once venerable Yamaha Sr. class dwindle at the national level across the country. Despite good competition, USPKS has not […]

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Nov 23, 2016
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The United States Pro Kart Series is excited to announce our program for the 2017 season. As part of our continuous improvement process, and beginning with the closing events of 2016, Series staffers solicited opinions, ideas, and suggestions from numerous competitors, supporting race shops, and sponsors. That information was discussed extensively and the result is […]

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

Lemke and Pesek celebrate championships with victories in final round

Sep 11, 2016
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It could not have been a more perfect weather day for the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series season finale. Rain threatened the event Saturday, coming through the Wampum, PA area during the evening hours, leaving the Pittsburgh International Race Complex facility soaked by the time teams arrived Sunday morning. The track dried out by […]

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

Holden wins thriller in Yamaha as Eves awarded IAME victory following penalty to Garrison

Sep 10, 2016
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The 2016 United States Pro Kart Series is on the eve of completing the season, putting the seventh round of the championship program into the books Saturday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Rain stayed away from the Wampum, PA facility after an 80% chance of precipitaion was forecasted on the day. A front rolled […]

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