Mar 02, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Before the first checkered drops on the 2016 season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series April 15-17 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida, champions and many other recipients of special awards will be honored, as the 2015 Awards Presentation will be held at the track Friday evening April 15, following […]

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Feb 26, 2016 WKA Winter Cup logo
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Two rounds of competition in Florida the past 2 months will culminate March 4-6 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, as WKA will crown 8 champions in the inaugural WKA Winter Cup. Of the many battles to be determined, the Briggs and Stratton LO206 Junior class is one of the best, with just 5 […]

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Feb 25, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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As competitors prepare for the 2nd round of the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting, the sponsorship list continues to grow. Joining the list of sponsors, beginning at the March 11-13 event at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia is Fisher Racing Engines. Owned by Brian Fisher, a racer himself, Fisher Racing […]

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Feb 12, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Carl E. Overton of Indianapolis passed away February 8. The 89-year-old worked as a test stand supervisor for Allison Gas Turbine until retiring in 1990. Overton is a member of the World Karting Association Hall of Fame. Carl served as Vice President of WKA for many years in the last 1970s and through the 1980s. […]

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Feb 11, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The series of discussions, dating back to the September, 2015 season finale in Barnesville, Georgia for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series has netted some major results and advancements heading into the 2016 national racing season for the top 4 Cycle Competitors in America. With the major topic of discussion being a potential […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – January 2016 – Alex Bertagnoli

Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver begins sophomore season strong at WKA Daytona KartWeek

Feb 11, 2016 Alex Bertagnoli opened up the 2016 season with two wins at the WKA Daytona KartWeek (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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Feb 10, 2016 EKNTV-Eves-Jacksonvillle-WKA Winter Cup
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The inaugural World Karting Association completed its second stop this past weekend at the famed 103rd Street Sport Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. This unique facility is a part of karting history, hosting the only CIK-FIA World Karting Championship on US soil back in 1986. The 1,000-foot straight away is among the longest in the country […]

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Feb 10, 2016 WKA Winter Cup logo
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The second round of the inaugural WKA Winter Cup Program could not have been labeled more precisely, as bone chilling temperatures, accompanied by occasional rain, challenged the efforts of driver and crew all weekend at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Florida. However, the end result was a success witnessed by the large crowd of […]

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Feb 04, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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With the calendar flipping quickly to February, here is just a quick reminder regarding the Year End Awards Presentation for the National Road Race Series. The 2015 national champions, as well as many other special recipients, will be honored Friday evening at the Bloomingdale Community Center, following a full day of practice for the series […]

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Feb 03, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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As competitors from the northeast and Mid Atlantic continue to dig out from the first major snowstorm of the season, thoughts of the 80 degree weather from Daytona KartWeek are but a distant memory, as the reality of the winter months of racing kick into full gear. Not far off in the near future lies […]

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Feb 01, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The perks for the inaugural 2016 WKA Winter Cup Champions continue to increase with the latest announcement of all 8 champions of the first edition of the Winter Cup program receiving a free entry and pit pass into a future WKA national event in the 2016 season. With a mix of 2 and 4 cycle […]

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Jan 26, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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While 11 wins by different chassis’s in 20 races on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series was a pretty awesome start to a year, there were also at least 13 different chassis that scored a win for the first national of the year at Daytona KartWeek for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell […]

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Jan 26, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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The final piece to the puzzle for the 2016 National Schedule for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series has been put into place, as WKA Officials have announced a return to the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina for the series finale, as well as the Grand National event October 7-9. The […]

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Jan 22, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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World Karting Association Officials are proud to announce the designation of Red Line Synthetic Oil as the Sole Official Spec Oil provider for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, effective immediately. Since 1979, Red Line Synthetic Oil has grown to manufacture more than 100 quality products, including Two-Stroke and Four-Stroke karting oils, as well as many […]

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Jan 20, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The World Karting Association is proud to announce the addition of David Cole as the newest member to the Board of Trustees, following the most recent election. Cole, a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan his entire life, will be serving as Trustee in District 6, covering the states of Michigan and Ohio. Coles background in […]

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Jan 19, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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As the second national event for the 2016 Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting continues to take shape March 11-13 at Roebling Road Raceway in Savannah, Georgia, additional preparations are continuing in an effort to honor the national champions, as well as many other deserving recipients, as the annual awards presentation for […]

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Jan 18, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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The second full week in January has clearly been a tale of two cities with regards to the 2016 schedule for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. After announcing the 5-race schedule Monday evening, an unforeseen circumstance occurred with Virginia International Raceway, as the facility announced it would be shutting down […]

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Jan 15, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Starting at the next event, the Winter-Cup in Jacksonville, the Kid kart engines will need to be sealed as shown in the photo. The sealing wire will go thru one muffler bolt, the inner fan housing tab, and one of the fuel tank bracket bolts. This procedure will be in effect for all Winter Cup […]

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Jan 13, 2016 WKA Road Race logo
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One national is in the books, and there are now 4 nationals to go for the 2016 Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. With Daytona KartWeek now in the rearview mirror, competitors can now dig in for the balance of the season, making a run for their titles in their respective classes, […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2015

Winter break for college student puts him back behind the wheel of a Franklin Motorsports / Merlin machine

Jan 11, 2016 Kalish-Daytona-2015-1
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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