EKN Trackside: 2014 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – Preview – Part 1

Record number of pre-entries set to battle in Modesto, younger categories set the stage

Jul 29, 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals Modesto Grand Prix logo
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This week marks a number of firsts for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour. The inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix is set to host this year’s SKUSA SummerNationals over the August 1-3 weekend. A record 242 pre-registered drivers surpasses the record total of entries at the SpringNationals in May, making this year’s SummerNats the […]

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Trenton Estep Joins Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA Race Team

Texas-based operation adds Superkarts! USA Pro Tour S5 Junior point leader to roster

Jul 29, 2014 Mike Jones (left) and Kevin Adds (right) of Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA with Brian and Trenton Estep (Photo: eKartingNews.com)
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The Dallas Karting Complex/Sodi Kart USA race team is growing into a premiere team in North American karting. Signing veteran karter Louie Pagano last year, and celebrating the latest triumph at the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals this past week, the Caddo Mills, Texas-based operation is building the younger side of the driver roster. Texas […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

MAXSpeed Group and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors continue to elevate annual event

Jul 29, 2014 (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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With the entire day spent up in the tower, watching every on-track session to provide the EKN Trackside Live program, not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that developed over a race weekend, those […]

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Jul 29, 2014 Kristianstad
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Kart racing confirmed once again to be one of the most unpredictable motorsports. The results of the first two racing days were not confirmed in Sunday’s races. The continuous changes in the standings of the KZ and KZ2 categories were the real protagonists of the weekend on the Swedish circuit of Kristianstad, the venue of […]

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Team PSL Karting Laying Down Top Finishes at the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Reichelt puts PSL on the podium in DD2, followed by numerous top-tens throughout the team

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Team PSL Karting travelled to Tooele, Utah with a large team of American drivers to race the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The #1 CRG distributor pulled their resources together to produce great results for each driver. Adding top-tens and podium finishes to their already impressive list of results for this season, Team PSL […]

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Anthony Willis, the 10 year old Tag Cadet Pilot hailing from Phoenix, AZ is looking to carry his positive momentum into the inaugural SKUSA Modesto Grand Prix.  Fresh off of  his second  victory out of three races at the talent-packed Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC), the young phenom is looking to show his speed on […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series Gears Up for Round Two of Their Successful First Season

Drivers attracted to the promise of great racing and generous prizes

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After their extremely successful first weekend in April of 2014, Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) prepares to host another exciting event at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR), August 9th and 10th. The series owner and operator, Glenn Biggs, is hoping for an increasing turnout after the impressive 120 drivers at the inaugural race weekend. In […]

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Dylan Tavella is Rotax National Champion for Second Consecutive Year

2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals Rotax Mini Max Champion

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Always a threat to stand atop the podium, GT7 Motorsports driver Dylan Tavella did not disappoint this past weekend. Competing at the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, Tavella would reign supreme in the Rotax Mini Max division as he claimed the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals Rotax Mini Max national championship, his second […]

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Returning to the Jackson County Sports Park and hosted by the Southern Oregon Karters, the International Kart Federation (IKF) 2-Cycle, 4-Cycle and Shifter Grand Nationals are just around the corner. Taking place over the August 6-10 week, final event plans are being made for what is sure to be a great experience for all competitors, […]

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The second event of this year’s SKUSA Pro Tour will be held in the streets of Modesto, California in what will surely be one of the most exciting races of the year in the karting industry. Following a successful SKUSA SpringNationals in Dallas, Texas that saw PR Engines supported customers finish on the podium in […]

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Benik Kart At the Front of the Pack at Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Drivers impress in Rotax Mini and Micro Max

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  Descending on the Miller Motorsports Park facility in Tooele, Utah for the second time in four weeks, BENIK Kart would look to carry their momentum from the first half of the 2014 season. With race wins and podium results in almost every series of competition, four talented Rotax Micro and Mini Max competitors would […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh – Sunday Report

Giessen and Jarsocrak lock up $4k in Mike Doty Racing sweep of Pro classes

Jul 27, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Sun-Mike Doty Racing
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The Sunday round of racing at the United States Pro Kart Series may possible be the most dramatic in the one and half years of the existence of the series. A major storm was forecasted to hit the Pittsburgh International Race Complex sometime in the late afternoon. The weather eventually came, and shook things up […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh – Saturday Report

Giessen ‘Deadly’ in Leopard Pro as Pesek awarded second win of season in Yamaha Pro

Jul 26, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Sat-Giessen
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The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series entered the second half of the season with the opening round of racing at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The 151 entries on the day, spread over eight categories, provided some excitement as the day went on. It began with a some what damp track […]

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Jul 26, 2014 Juan Manuel Correa
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The preliminary phase, the one leading to the Prefinals, is over. The Swedish facility of  Kristianstad, tomorrow, will host the final phase of the CIK-FIA European Championship for the KZ, KZ2 and KF Junior categories. On the 1,231 metres of the Asum Ring, today’s heats decided the starting grids of tomorrow’s races. But today’s ranking […]

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Paddock Insider: United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Third stop of the series visits western Pennsylvania with big numbers and tough competition

Jul 25, 2014 USPKS-Pitt-Friday-Tower
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the United States Pro Kart Series at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage […]

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Jul 25, 2014 PSL West logo
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CRG West is extremely excited to announce a new and exciting affiliation with North American CRG importer and distributor PSL Karting. Known as one of the most decorated karting companies throughout North America, PSL Karting is the importer for the CRG product line and runs one of the most successful and professional karting teams in […]

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Jul 25, 2014 KZ_Thonon-3_vs_Lammers-4
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The race to the European titles has started. Today, in Kristianstad (S), the event which will award the European CIK-FIA titles for the KZ and KZ2 categories on Sunday has got into top gears. On schedule also the third – out of four – round of the European KF Junior  Championship. Today’s programme was dedicated […]

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Jul 25, 2014 2013 KZ2 winner Chris Hays with his Race of Stars Winner Surfboard (Photo: AF Images)
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Following on from the inaugural event last October, the Race of Stars karting extravaganza will return to the Xtreme Karting Facility on the Gold Coast on October 18. The Race of Stars event will see more than 150 of Australia’s, and some of the World’s, top drivers converge on the Pimpama venue as a part […]

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Last Days to Pre-Enter for Superkarts! USA SummerNationals

Excitement continues to build as inaugural Modesto Grand Prix draws closer

Jul 24, 2014 Modesto Grand Prix logo
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In just a few days, the downtown streets of Modesto, California will become one of the biggest and grandest venues ever created for the sport of karting. The Superkarts! USA SummerNationals will take place at the inaugural Save Mart Supermarkets Modesto Grand Prix on August 1-3, and the work being put into the festival surrounding […]

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United States Pro Kart Series – Pittsburgh

July 25-27, 2014: Pittsburgh International Race Complex - Wampum, PA

Jul 24, 2014 USPKS logo
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The 2014 United States Pro Kart Series is at the halfway point, and now heads to the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA for Round Five and Six. The four TaG and four Yamaha categories will continue their chase for the championship in the eight-round title fight this weekend, returning back to the season […]

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