One-On-One: Rock Island GP’s Roger Ruthhart

2017 edition of karting’s ‘bucket list’ race shaping up nicely

Aug 18, 2017
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Over the past 20+ years, the Rock Island Grand Prix has firmly planted roots as a one of the true ‘bucket list’ events in the sport here in the United States. When asked, current and past racers will go on about a laidback, fun atmosphere that is coupled with the intense competition. The ‘cool factor’ […]

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NCK Thunderhill West – 2 Ways, 2 Days

Unique event to offer exciting Labor Day weekend for road racers

Aug 17, 2017
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The rapidly closing Labor Day weekend (September 2-3) will see the return of the Northern California Karters (NCK) road race karting club to the two-mile course known as ‘Thunderhill West’ for their ‘2 Ways/2 Days’ event. The track is like a very large sprint track and has challenging turns, elevation changes, straightaways, and is very […]

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SoCal Oval Karters – Industry Hills Race Report

Southern, Benton, Gibb, Gaynor and Head score victories

Aug 17, 2017
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Thomas Southern, Ronnie Benton, Joe Gibb, Scott Gaynor and Brandon were the big winners when the So Cal Oval Karters club made its annual appearance in the beautiful Grand Arena at the Industry Hills Expo Center on August 5. For the first time in the last three years at the annual race, the temperature outside […]

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BENIK Secures Third Consecutive Mini Swift SKUSA Pro Tour Championship

Championship, vice-championship, win, and podium finishes earned at the series finale

Aug 17, 2017
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 16, 2017 – It was a weekend filled with triumph for the BENIK team, as they secured their third consecutive championship in the Mini Swift category at the final round of the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour series, this past weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park. The Florida squad also […]

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Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix Debut A Success

Nielson and Borntreger double-up as karting returns to Elkhart streets

Aug 17, 2017
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For the first time in 22 years, karts were raced on the city streets of Elkhart, IN. In the early to mid 1990’s, the Elkhart Grand Prix was one of the largest events in all of karting, attracting over 600 entries and were broadcast on the then-new ESPN2 network. However, due to safety concerns and […]

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Tyler Maxson Closes Out Solid Month of Racing with Great Results

Rookie Junior driver shows speed with five podiums in six races

Aug 16, 2017
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August 16, 2017 – In his first year of Junior competition, Tyler Maxson is quickly becoming a driver to watch. As a rookie in the IAME and Vortex ROK Junior classes, most drivers would be looking to gain experience in the bigger more powerful kart, but not this Georgia resident. After competing in multiple events […]

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Carson Morgan Secures Superkarts! USA IAME Mini Swift National Championship

Young phenom is ready for the next step in his karting career

Aug 16, 2017
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August 16, 2017 – Traveling to the motorsports capital of the world, nine-year-old Carson Morgan made his trek to the Midwest a memorable one. With a chance to secure the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) IAME Mini Swift National Championship, just east of a place where he hopes to compete in the future, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, […]

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Jak Crawford Secures SKUSA Junior Vice Championship

Bad luck on Saturday at New Castle doesn't strip season accomplishment

Aug 16, 2017
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August 15, 2017 – Traveling from his Texas home to the Midwest, Jetpak Jak Crawford would get back behind the wheel of his OTK chassis at the fast and high grip New Castle Motorsports Park facility. Taking part in the annual SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) SummerNationals, Crawford turned Saturday’s bad racing luck into success on Sunday […]

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Aug 16, 2017
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8/11/17 – Effective Immediately – Non-impacting In order to maintain the core principals of 206 program the following update to the clutch rule set, section 32, is effective immediately. Included in this update is a clarification of the driver and standard driver conversion as a non-tech item to prevent any future confusion. This updated language […]

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Driver Diary: Patrick Britain – KWC 2017

Nearly 200 drivers from around the globe battle in Spain for world title

Aug 16, 2017
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This Driver Diary is from California karter Patrick Britain. A long-time Sport Karting driver, Britain traveled to Madrid, Spain recently to challenge 199 others from around the globe, taking part in the Kart World Championship event the last week of July. For a long time, I’ve been of the opinion that racing isn’t about what […]

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Dylan Tavella is the Superkarts! USA X30 Junior Champion

A win in round five caps off back-to-back-to-back wins at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 15, 2017
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August 15, 2017 – Scoring the double victory back in 2016 at the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour event at New Castle Motorsports Park, Tony Kart driver Dylan Tavella was looking to repeat his success at the 2017 edition. With a championship on the line and more than forty other talented drivers in the X30 […]

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Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix Powered by Mediacom To Feature Facebook Live Coverage

EKN to add live play-by-play stream to the groundbreaking effort

Aug 15, 2017
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ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – The Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom is excited to announce that this year’s race will be broadcast on Facebook Live utilizing graphics and video technology that has not been used in karting or any other kind of racing previously. The race organization has partnered with a Seattle-based Internet […]

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Aug 15, 2017
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CONCORD, NC – The approved meeting minutes from the July 11 WKA Board of Trustees Conference Call are now available online at the WKA website. The Board recently conducted their August conference call, of which minutes will be made available, once approved by the WKA Trustees. To view the July 11 meeting minutes, CLICK HERE.

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Aug 15, 2017
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Checkered Motorsports is excited to announce their new partnership with TB Kart USA. Based out of Girard, Ohio, the company is happy to add the TB Kart chassis to the Checkered product line. “We want to give our customers options,” explains team owner Csaba Bujdoso. “The team’s goal is to be fast and fun. TB […]

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Aug 15, 2017
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CONCORD, NC – The pre-entry deadline for the upcoming AMK Race Products Nationals for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at Wolf Paving Raceway in Dousman, Wisconsin is fast approaching. Competitors have until Wednesday, August 16 to take advantage of the pre-entry pricing before at track pricing kicks in. The event in Wisconsin, scheduled for August […]

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Strong Results for Speed Concepts Racing at SKUSA Pro Tour

Podiums for Fairbairn and Maxson while complete team impresses

Aug 15, 2017
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August 15, 2017 – With back-to-back events at the racy New Castle Motorsports Park facility just east of the motorsports capital of the world, Indianapolis, Indiana, six Speed Concepts Racing (SCR) drivers were looking to carry the momentum into the final round of the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour. With the annual SummerNationals in the […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2017 – Brandon Jarsocrak

Four straight weeks of winning for KartSport North America / Praga driver

Aug 15, 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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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Sunday Report

Jarsocrak nabs first SKUSA victory as French clinches title with weekend sweep

Aug 13, 2017
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The Superkarts! USA Pro Tour wrapped up a wild run to their eighth season with this weekend’s SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. DKC’s Jake French (Sodi Kart) eliminated all doubt that he is the best shifter kart driver in the country when he completed his sweep of the weekend, after international professional Gary […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Saturday Report

French and Eves tops Pro classes in Round 5 at New Castle Motorsports Park

Aug 12, 2017
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The 2017 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour took its penultimate step towards completion at New Castle Motorsports Park and the quality of the racing was in keeping with the level of the competition.  Over 255 drivers have packed the paddock, including 57 drivers in the X30 Senior class alone, and the fights for the wins in […]

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Aug 11, 2017
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Vantage Karting Group (VKG) Entertainment is pleased to announce a title sponsor for their newly acquired go kart facility at Homestead-Miami Speedway, welcoming both American Medical Response (AMR) and MG Tires. The facility will be named, “AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex presented by MG Tires.” “VKG Entertainment prides itself in its corporate partnerships,” said Justin Marks, Partner, […]

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