Aug 23, 2016 PRI2016
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Dozens of workshops, seminars, and special events have been confirmed and finalized for the 2016 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, taking place December 8–10, 2016, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. As the world’s premier event dedicated solely to the business of racing and all things motorsports, the PRI Show provides racing […]

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Aug 23, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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We have two additional rules updates prior to this year’s race. The updated Supplemental Rules in their entirety will be posted today to our website. First, Rule Additions to all Yamaha KT100 Classes: KT100 Pressure / Vacuum Testing For Leakage: Testing may be performed to insure extra air is not being pulled into the engine […]

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Aug 23, 2016 AKRA logo
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AKRA will accept pre-registration for this weekend’s American Sprint Cup Series Northern Tour Round 4 at Chestertown, Maryland’s Nicholson Speedway through Tuesday at 5pm. Click here for online registration. Pre-enter using the online store or if using the PDF entry form, scan via email to AKRA’s Keith Shampine at keithshampine@gmail.com. Pre-entry prices are $80 per […]

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MAXSpeed Entertainment Announces Shifter Class Tire Change for US Open Finale

Shifter drivers to utilize LeCont tires for Las Vegas round

Aug 23, 2016 US Open logo
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In advance of the Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels Las Vegas series finale, set for November 1-5 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, MAXSpeed Entertainment announces today that all Shifter classes will run LeCont tires for the third and final round of 2016. “After word came in that WR Motorsport would […]

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Aug 23, 2016 So-Cal Oval Karters logo
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Due to the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville being used as an evacuation center for the Blue Cut Fire, Saturday’s So Cal Oval Karter race has been cancelled.  At press time, it was not known if the race would be rescheduled. Next up for the SCOK is September 17th at Wheel2Wheel. The So Cal […]

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Aug 23, 2016 Senior Start
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The 2016 ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge is ready for its big showdown: after races in Belgium, Italy and Spain, the 2016 tour of Europe’s unique ROTAX-series ends in France. From August 24th to 28th Sologne Karting in Salbris marks the last stop of the year, welcoming international grids in the categories of junior, senior and […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Sunday Report

Donald doubles up in IAME with Pesek scoring Yamaha win in photo finish

Aug 21, 2016 Jacob Donald notched a second victory in Pro IAME Senior, securing the $1,000 payday for weekend winner (Photo: EKN)
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Sunday completed the fourth event of the 2016 Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series, completing the eight championship round. The Pittsburgh International Race Complex provided a great challenge all weekend long for the Grand Products Nationals, including rain early in the morning. The precipitation ended before warm-up began, however, the wet track lasted until midway through qualifying. […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh Saturday Report

Donald defends home turf in IAME with Eves edging the competition for third straight in Yamaha

Aug 20, 2016 Jacob Donald notched his first victory of the 2016 season (Photo: EKN)
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The seventh round of the Bridgestone WKA Manufacturers Cup Series completed Saturday at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The threat of rain stood throughout the day with only a small sprinkle rolling in as the mains began but sunshine continued as the small cloud moved away. A thick fog delayed things in […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Survives Hot Weekend for Round Seven

Craig and Musgrave triumph again in Saturday evening Pro Show

Aug 19, 2016 (Photo: McDonell Media)
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It was another hot weekend in southern California as the Los Angeles Karting Championship hosted its seventh event of the 2016 season. Drivers from all over the west coast gathered at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana, California on August 13-14 to contest the ‘Classico Clockwise’ layout. Following the Saturday practice day, LAKC hosted its […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh

Penultimate event for program takes competitors to Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Aug 19, 2016 WKA-Man Cup 2016-Pitt-Friday
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the four event of 2016 for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The information will not […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Pittsburgh

August 19-21, 2016: PIttsburgh International Race Complex - Wampum, PA

Aug 19, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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This weekend is the fourth stop of the Bridgestone WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, set for the Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The Wampum, PA facility was just repaved this winter, which will provide some fast times and exciting racing throughout the weekend as the championship chases narrow up with the penultimate event. Official Discussion Thread Official […]

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Round Five of California ProKart Challenge Set for Santa Maria

Penultimate event in championship chase takes racers to Santa Maria Kart Track

Aug 19, 2016 The California ProKart Challenge returns to the Santa Maria Kart Track for the first time since 2012 (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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Over two months have gone into the books since the last California ProKart Challenge event. Racers took on the challenging Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma before taking the month of July off for the record-breaking SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals in Indiana. Now, racers along the west coast are preparing to resume the championship chase […]

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Aug 18, 2016 Senior Briggs 206 field
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July 17th concluded round 3 of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton driven by MG Tires at Bluemax Kart Club in Davis, CA, Bluemax has been working day and night to grow karting and their club. We hit a record attendance of 101 Briggs & Stratton power plant entries, 96 Lo206’s and […]

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Aug 18, 2016 So-Cal Oval Karters logo
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For the sixth time this year, the So Cal Oval Karters will make the trip up the hill for a night of racing at Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville this Saturday, August 20th.  The three divisions of Speedway Sprints and the Wheel2Wheel Dirt Karts will also be in action.  Gates […]

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Aug 18, 2016 AKRA logo
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Online pre-registration is now available for Round 3 of the AKRA American Sprint Cup Series “Southern Tour” presented by IONIC Edge Chassis, which will take place Sept. 23-25 at the new Bushnell Motorsports Park in Bushnell, Florida. Click here for the Southern Tour online registration page. AKRA is excited to travel to Bushnell for the […]

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Aug 18, 2016 CRG-Jorrit Pex
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Among the novelties of the forthcoming KZ World Championship to be held in Sweden next September 4th, Kozlinski at the start with CRG. The Italian outfit will line up its complete works team with a great presence also in KZ2’s International Super Cup. The final sprint of the season with CIK-FIA’s World Championships is approaching […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month: July 2016 – Reece Gold

Benik driver has near perfect month winning five of six main events in three straight weekends

Aug 18, 2016 Gold began a five race win streak for the month of July with his fourth victory on the year at the USPKS event in Mooresville (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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Aug 17, 2016 SKUSA-westgate-logo
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The opening week of registration for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals 20 presented by VCI Mexico / GP Racing Kart has kept things exciting and very busy for the office staff. The X30 Master division sold out the 44 spots in less than 30 minutes after entry opened to the public on August 10. X30 Senior […]

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Aug 17, 2016 (Photo: Kartpix)
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The series moved north to the Scottish circuit of Larkhall, where Sunday was dry but only 14 degrees after rain on Friday practice.  X30 and KZ1 have just one round to run, whereas Rotax classes have two.  The circuit is well liked, although only 852m, but with exciting expansion plans in place for next year.  […]

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Aug 17, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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There are a couple of rules points we would like to clarify regarding this year’s race. First, with respect to brakes: Only rear brakes only are allowed in 4-cycle and Yamaha classes. Second, with respect to Ignite Shootout: A spec clutch and gear have been specified for the Margay Ignite Shootout classes. The spec clutch is […]

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