Sep 30, 2016 MAXSpeed Group logo
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The kart racing industry has been asking, and Rotax has listened.  Inside the head office of Rotax, months of research, development and refinement to the very process we know as ‘engine manufacturing’ has emerged with an improved manufacturing process of the Rotax cylinder. What does this denote for every (Junior) engine that rolls off the […]

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Sep 29, 2016 rotax-125-junior-max_mini-max
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To provide the latest technology in karting, BRP-Rotax constantly verifies any input of the market to make its products even better. Since the launch of the new engine series there have been implemented some improvements to increase the ease of use of the technologically advanced Rotax kart engines. To get a first feedback beside the […]

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Sanzaru Games Race #7 has Strong Turn Out for Labor Day Weekend

Salaverria takes the GoPro Mini Max feature

Sep 27, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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One never knows what the turn out will be on a holiday weekend, especially Labor Day, the last holiday before most kids go back to school. With large entries in most classes, the turnout was solid and the racing was very spirited. This race weekend was a first for the Reverse Pro National configuration and […]

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Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program Winners Revealed

Judges select two drivers for USF2000 two-day tests

Sep 21, 2016 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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Aiming to promote a true ladder program that begins with the grassroots of motorsports, Andersen Promotions and the MAXSpeed Group are pleased to announce today the two winners named to their 2016 Driver Advancement Program. The drivers will each be awarded a Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda two-day test. The two winners chosen […]

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Sep 20, 2016 Matthew Taskinen and Coltin McCaughan won the Rotax Grand Finals tickets at the Can-Am Karting Challenge finale
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For the second year in a row the CAN-AM Karting Challenge took to the tight confines of the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon to close out their championship season. The tricky track configuration is among the favorite for many drivers competing in the Pacific Northwest, as drivers tackle a roller coaster of a […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: August 2016 – Jake Craig

Top Senior driver becomes second ever to repeat as Rotax national champion, notches first shifterkart victory

Sep 19, 2016 Craig earned his second US Rotax Grand Nationals title (Photo: Jake Craig Racing)
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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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Sep 15, 2016 rotax-jetting-guide-logo
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The ‘ROTAX MAX JETTING GUIDE’ is an application for Android and iOS devices and was designed to assist Rotax MAX evo kart drivers in setting up a recommended main jet based on weather conditions and engine type. The application is available free of charge. To find the perfect set up for the next kart race […]

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12 Finalists for Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program Announced

Drivers now advance to interview process with an elite panel of judges

Sep 08, 2016 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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For the third straight year, the Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program – the alliance formed by Andersen Promotions, which operates all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, and the MAXSpeed Group, the sole distributor of Rotax Karting Products in the United States – continues to foster the […]

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Sanzaru Games Karting Championships – Round Six Report

Toft takes GoPro Honda CRF 250 feature

Aug 31, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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The Sanzaru Games Karting Championships usually has tough tight and exciting racing, but the smokin’ racing for this race had to do with the smoky haze in the air from the Lake County fires. The tight Sprint track configuration made for some exciting racing and put a premium on quality passes, of which there were […]

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Can-Am Karting Challenge Finale Gearing Up for Pat’s Acres

Championship weekend full of racing planned for Canby, Oregon facility on September 9-11

Aug 30, 2016 The Pat’s Acres Racing Complex is set to host the 2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge finale on September 9-11
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For Pacific Northwest racers, the 2016 Can-Am Karting Challenge finale event is THE race all karters have had on the calendar since the season began. The growing Canada/American regional program is looking to close out the season on the September 9-11 weekend at the historic Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon. Following two weekends […]

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Finale Event for Texas ProKart Challenge Decides 2016 Champions

Heavy rains hit Dallas Karting Complex as regional program closed out season in special night racing event

Aug 25, 2016 Austin Wilkins swept the Saturday round in the S2 division
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Everything in Texas is done bigger and better. The same can be said for the Texas ProKart Challenge 2016 finale held at the Dallas Karting Complex. The Caddo Mills, Texas facility welcomed the top drivers in the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge categories in a special night […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Publishes Entire 2017 Event Schedule

Florida Winter Tour, US Open and US Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals

Aug 25, 2016 MAXSpeed-US Open-USRMC-FWT-logo
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After announcing the 2017 Florida Winter Tour schedule two weeks ago, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce today the remaining dates for the US Open series and the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals. “We prefer to publish our schedule early enough to allow our teams and drivers to plan for the following year,” […]

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2017 Florida Winter Tour Schedule Released

ROK Cup USA and Rotax MAX Challenge weekends

Aug 12, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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With only one event remaining for MAXSpeed Entertainment this year, the largest karting promotion company in the world has begun focus on their 2017 season. The popular Florida Winter Tour will again kick off the karting season in January as dates for all six rounds are announced today. The back-to-back weekends will again feature ROK […]

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Aug 11, 2016 PSL Karting-Birel ART North America-logo
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Sonoma Valley, the heart of America’s wine country, hosed the US Grand Nationals where the team set out to claim Vice Championships in Rotax Junior, Senior, and DD2-M Champions! Micro Max pilots, Alex Powell & Miguel Costa, set their eyes on the prize early qualifying and setting quick laps in all official timed sessions. In […]

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Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program Criteria Announced

Ten finalists to be announced September 5

Aug 11, 2016 Mazda Road to Indy-MRTI-logo
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DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (August 11, 2016) – Helping young drivers further their careers, the alliance between Andersen Promotions, which operates all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, and the MAXSpeed Group, the sole distributor of Rotax Karting Products in the United States, today released more information on its 2016 […]

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Gonzales is US Rotax Mini Max National Champion

OGP driver dominates Simraceway Performance Karting Center in his final Mini Max event

Aug 11, 2016 Tyler Gonzalez is your Rotax Mini Max National Champion
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August 10, 2016 – In his final Rotax Mini MAX event, Ocala Gran Prix standout Tyler Gonzalez did not disappoint. Closing the weekend in beautiful Sonoma, California with yet another victory in 2016, Gonzalez would claim his first career National Championship and will now advance from the Mini Max division to the talent-laden Junior MAX […]

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Race Report – United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

Craig and Tavella take home US titles in Sonoma

Aug 10, 2016 Jake Craig won the Senior Max title at the Rotax US Grand Nationals in Sonoma
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August 9, 2016 – On a sunny day in Sonoma, California at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center, seven drivers etched their names into the history books as US Rotax Grand National Champions after superb racing action in the finals of the 2016 Sofina Foods United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals Presented by Fikse Wheels. […]

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Aug 09, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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Legaspi takes GoPro Micro feature The Sanzaru Games Karting Championships usually has mild weather being next to the San Francisco Bay, but the heat greeted the 82 racers that came to Simraceway. The weather was not the only thing that was hot, the competition was also hot for Race #5. Christian Legaspi made a great […]

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Aug 04, 2016 16-08-03-sonoma1
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The 17th annual Sofina Foods United States Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Grand Nationals Presented by Fikse Wheels gets underway today at the picturesque Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California. Top American Rotax pilots are set to fight for 2016 US Rotax National titles, and for the first time ever, all seven Rotax MAX Challenge […]

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Texas ProKart Challenge Finale Set for Under the Lights at Dallas Karting Complex

Special Thursday-Saturday event featuring night racing to determine 2016 series champions

Aug 04, 2016 TPKC-DallasKartingComplex
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It has been a quick and furious 2016 season for the Texas ProKart Challenge. The year opened up in May and with three events already in books, the series finale is just around the corner. This year’s champions will be decided following the final two rounds, held at a special night event under the lights of […]

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