IKF Announces Adding Briggs & Stratton LO206 Classes to National Sprint Class Lineup

Clubs and Promoters can now instantly add these classes to their programs

Feb 05, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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The Board of Directors of the International Kart Federation is pleased to announce adding a complete class structure of Briggs & Stratton LO206 classes to the 4 Cycle Sprint National class list.  Recognizing the rapid growth and demand for this engine package and the grassroots efforts to expand kart racing, IKF moves to support these […]

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From the Tower: Challenge of the Americas 2016 – Tucson

Ninth season of premier west coast winter series opens up with another successful weekend

Feb 05, 2016 From the Tower-COTA-Tucson
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We spend our entire racedays 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 that […]

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Feb 05, 2016 Carter Williams prepares to go out to test at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on Feb. 2-3 in the FormulaSPEED GEN2 chassis powered by the Mazdaspeed MZR 2-liter engine
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Carter Williams of Clovis, Calif., will make his auto racing debut in 2016 in The Formula Car Challenge presented by Goodyear, part of the Mazda Road to Indy program, after being chosen to receive a scholarship from VMB Driver Development and World Speed Motorsports. “This is a dream come true to win the VMB Driver […]

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Feb 05, 2016 CRG factory
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CRG will line up a good number of drivers in all categories at the opening of WSK races in Adria during the weekend of 7th February. The KZ World Champion Jorrit Pex and the Vice-Champion Paolo De Conto will be on track, as the new European Champion Flavio Camponeschi, who is set to make his […]

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CRG SoCal Acquires Empire Karts

Empire Karts will remain a separate entity and continue to sell Top Kart products

Feb 05, 2016 Empire Karts CRG SoCal
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In breaking news in the Southern California karting community,CRG SoCal acquired Redlands, CA based Empire Karts. CRG has taken ownership of Empire Karts and its product line as of February 1, 2016.Established in 1999, Empire Karts grew quickly and became one of the best known and most respected kart shops in Southern California, serving some […]

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Feb 05, 2016 G-Zero Championship Logo
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G-Zero Championship Racing Series Inc., North America’s first motorsports championship to feature all electric Zero Emission karts is pleased to announce EVC Racing of Indianapolis IN as the official builder for the 2016 race series. EVC Racing karts will combine the heartpounding thrill of speed with the pursuit of a greener future in a revolutionary […]

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206 Cup Set for 2016 as Briggs & Stratton Series Continues Growth

Series continues to set precedent for 206 racing, expands to five weekends in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa

Feb 04, 2016 206 Cup 2016 logo
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The 2016 season of the Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup presented by Noram Racing is set, featuring two new tracks, a revised class structure and a tire that in which the series itself has helped to develop. All signs point to this being the water shed season for the Midwest’s fastest growing regional series. 2015 […]

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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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Kershaw Road Race Pre-registration Now Open

Five-race series will count best 7 of 10 finishes toward championship

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Pre-registration is now open for round one of 2016 AKRA Road Race Series presented by Vega Tires, set for March 19-20 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, SC. Click here to download the Kershaw Road Race entry form. AKRA is offering two options during the first level pricing of pre-registration. Until February 13, road racers […]

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Feb 03, 2016 Australian Karting Association logo
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While much of the focus will be on the drivers beginning the chase for the Australian Kart Championship in Dubbo this weekend there’s also more on the line for Manufacturers and Teams. Registered Manufacturers will begin the quest for the Karting Australia Manufacturers Championship currently held by the Australian-made Arrow brand after a sterling year […]

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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 03, 2016 Ricciardo Kart logo
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Ricciardo Kart Racing’s 2016 season gets underway this weekend, from 4 to 7 February, at Italy’s Adria International Raceway. Flying the flag for the factory team will be Rick Dreezen in KZ2, with Rasmus Lindh and Kiern Jewiss in OKJ. Rickard Kaell, Sporting Director: “Our testing went very well, despite the fact that rain on […]

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Feb 03, 2016 BirelART logo
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For Birel ART Racing, the 2016 season gets underway with the WSK Champions Cup at Adria, Italy, from 4 to 7 February. On track will be Jordon Lennox-Lamb (KZ2), Martijn van Leeuwen and Lucas Légeret (OK), Caio Collet and Ulysse De Pauw (OKJ). Rickard Kaell, Sporting Director: “Testing produced positive results, despite the bad weather […]

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Feb 03, 2016 AKRA logo
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The final piece of the puzzle is now in place for the inaugural AKRA American Sprint Cup Series. Last week AKRA and the Championship Kart Racing Association (CKRA) reached an agreement to secure Ohio’s Thompson Kart Raceway as Round Two of the American Sprint Cup “Northern Tour,” slated for July 29-31. Thompson Kart Raceway is […]

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Feb 03, 2016 Zero Error Racing logo
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There’s no arguing the fact that karting continues to increase its awareness within the mainstream motorsports community. In keeping with this forward movement, we’re seeing more and more racing businesses across the county zooming in on the karting market as a way to expand their enterprise by introducing new products to our unique sport. Zero […]

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Feb 02, 2016 one_racegear
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Darren Swisher, owner of ONE Racegear, passed away Monday. The longtime karting supporter called Indianapolis home, working in the safety gear industry for nearly 20 years, including stints with Simpson Race Products, American Racewear, Impact Race Products and since 2011 serving as owner of ONE Racegear. Swisher’s products can be found at karting tracks throughout […]

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Feb 02, 2016 NHKA logo
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Can you hear the rumble? It’s coming from short tracks all over Canada. It’s lighting fires across the Great Plains. It’s sparking ferocious battles on the streets of Rock Island. It’s Briggs 206 karting, and in 2016 it’s coming to the NHKA Racing Series and Interstate Kart Series. Why are Huge 206 Grids Popping Up […]

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Superkarts! USA Expands S4 Super Master Class to Pro Tour for 2016

45-years-of-age and over class to run as separate race group at 20th annual SuperNationals in November

Feb 02, 2016 Superkarts! USA will expand the growing S4 Pro Stock Moto Super Master program in 2016, adding the sub-category as an official class on the 2016 Pro Tour (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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Over the last five years, Superkarts! USA has evolved steadily as the organization continues to spread its wings, expanding to the younger age brackets to bring more racers into the SKUSA program.  In 2010, they added a class for 8-12 years olds, which has morphed into the insanely popular TaG Cadet Mini Swift class, and […]

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Feb 01, 2016 Formula Kart Stars logo
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This year Formula Kart Stars will be giving six drivers the trip of a lifetime with free entry to the 2016 SKUSA SuperNationals held in Las Vegas, Nevada with flights and accommodation included. The top three finishers in both FKS Cadets (8-10) and Super Cadets (10-12) will be the six jetting off along with their […]

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Feb 01, 2016 Australian Karting Association logo
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Karting Australia will continue to beam vision of the Australian Kart Championship presented by Jayco and Castrol EDGE to all parts of the globe in 2016. Karting Australia has once again teamed with My Sport Live to bring Sunday’s entire race program live across the Internet. There will also be various features updated throughout Saturday […]

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