Sep 29, 2017
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BRP-Rotax’s first electric powerpack for racing karts – the Rotax THUNDeR – was presented during a press conference at the Red Bull race track in Spielberg, Austria, where media representatives watched Ferdinand Habsburg, Formula 3 pilot, testing the powerpack in a Sodi chassis. “We are proud to bring our first electric-powered product to the market. […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Sunday Report

Ritter, Greenemeier, Mann and Wick score championships at series finale

Sep 18, 2017
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Championship Sunday dawned with sun and cloudy skies at the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, but the forecast was ominous, calling for 90% chance of showers in the early afternoon. The finale of the Can-Am Karting Challenge was destined for a significant plot twist as the weather did eventually arrive on the scene.  […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Pat’s Acres – Saturday Report

Heats races set grid for Sunday Prefinal at Championship Finale

Sep 16, 2017
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The final weekend of the 2017 Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the legendary Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, OR, with qualifying and three heat races setting the grids for Sunday morning’s Prefinals. The series ran doubleheader formats at the first two events at Horn Rapids and Chilliwack, leading to this unique […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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SRA Karting International, Canadian distributor of the BRP-Rotax kart engines, is proud to announce the set-up of a 4 round Championship with two events in Ontario and two in Québec. Invitations for the 2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will be awarded. For Michel Boisclair, president of SRA, “the Rotax MAX Challenge is the strongest […]

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Race Report: Sanzaru Games Karting Championship – Round Five

Jimmy Casey Outduels Enzo Prevost To Take Feature EVO Electrics Win

Jul 26, 2017
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A hot weekend greeted the large field of drivers who showed up for Race #5 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships at the Simraceway International Karting Center. The drivers were probably thankful on Sunday when a couple of delays in the program forced the Mains to be cut down to 10 laps from the normal […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Chilliwack Sunday Report

Taskinen, Greenemeier and Wick complete weekend sweeps

Jul 25, 2017
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When your chassis set-up is good, there are times when it’s wise to leave things well enough alone and keep the race wins coming.  Despite the fact that the weather improved for Sunday’s Can-Am Karting Challenge events at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, five drivers had their chassis and engines dialled in to complete weekend […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Chilliwack Saturday Report

Taskinen, Wick and Greenemeier bag wins in opening day action at GMR

Jul 22, 2017
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After kicking off their 2017 schedule at the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA back in early June, the Can-Am Karting Challenge is back in action this weekend north of the border at Greg Moore Raceway in Chilliwack, BC. The day started with a wet track, as overnight rain set the conditions for qualifying, […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: June 2017 – Brent Crews

Nitro Kart driver bags IAME International Final entry and ticket to Rotax Grand Finals in matter of weeks

Jul 03, 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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Jun 27, 2017
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The 2017 edition of the United States Rotax Grand Nationals was held at its earliest time of the year. The 17th edition of the race was held at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey this past weekend, in combination with the US Open program, welcoming drivers from outside the United States to […]

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Jun 06, 2017
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In only 3 weeks, the combined event of US Open & US Grand Nationals will kick off on June 22 for what is to be one of the most interesting Rotax events on North American soil. Hosted at the New Jersey Motorsport Park, one of America’s premier circuits, formally used for the CIK-World Championship several […]

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EKN Trackside: Can-Am Karting Challenge – Saturday Report

Dupell, Greenemeier, and Gulick notch big wins at Tri City

May 20, 2017
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The opening rounds of the Can-Am Karting Challenge got underway on Saturday at the Tri City Kart Club’s Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, WA. The weather was ideal for a great day of racing, with temps in the mid-70s, covered by blue skies and scattered clouds. The tumultuous nature of the Rotax program and […]

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May 16, 2017
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Registration for the USRMC Grand Nationals / US Open is now open. The early registration includes a rebate of $250.oo until Thursday June 15th, 9:00 PM EDT. Remember that all Micro MAX and Mini MAX will have the usage of a brand new sealed Rotax engine for the event. Engine raffle will take place on […]

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Fairest Karting Competition on US Ground

Rotax Grand Nationals in New Jersey to see raffled engines in two classes

May 15, 2017
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During the combined event, United States Rotax Grand Nationals (USRGN) and US Open, Rotax MAX engines for 72 drivers will be raffled at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey June 22-25, 2017, to provide fair competition on a level playing field. Concentrating on the joint event, GoRotax will ensure equal opportunity, as up […]

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Details Announced for Joint US Open / US Rotax Grand Nationals Event

13 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals tickets to be awarded

May 10, 2017
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As previously announced, the US Open and the US Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals have merged into a single event, set for June 22-25, 2017 at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. Thursday, June 22 is designated for practice, with the official event days Friday through Sunday. The joint US Open / […]

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Behind the Laptop: MAXSpeed Ends This Era of United States Rotax

Where does Rotax racing in the USA go from here?

Apr 25, 2017
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Rotax racing, as we know it, began here in the United States back in 2001. The company was involved in karting back in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the introduction of the Rotax FR125 Max engine that it really grew roots in North America. SSC Racing, which was based originally in the Seattle area […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Rotax karting products have been available in the U.S. market for 18 years now. Since the year 2000, BRP-Rotax achieved a lot of success on U.S. ground and worldwide. Anyhow, BRP-Rotax went through bumpy times since the launch of the Rotax MAX evo in 2014 but nowadays the Rotax series offers a sustainable strong product and […]

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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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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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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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