Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – 2016 Grand Nationals

Finale event for eastern half of the United States underway with WKA Eagles on the line

Sep 23, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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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 2016 Grand Nationals – presented by Top Kart USA – for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park in […]

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Another Hot One for Los Angeles Karting Championship

High temperatures once again face competitors in penultimate round at CalSpeed Karting Center

Sep 22, 2016 (Photo: Kart Racer TV)
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There has been no escaping the heat this summer in California and for the Los Angeles Karting Championship. The eight round of the 2016 season was contested on September 18 with temperatures reaching triple digits once again. The penultimate event in the championship chase – contested on the ‘Classico’ counterclockwise layout at the CalSpeed Karting […]

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Sep 22, 2016 new-castle-motorsports-park
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The following is a statement from the facility regarding the cancellation of the RoboPong 200 for 2016 With great disappointment, New Castle Motorsports Park must announce the cancellation of the 2016 RoboPong 200. Despite a large social media campaign to help secure enough entries to put on a successful event the amount of entries received […]

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Sep 22, 2016 Wellington's Karl Wilson (#NZ) leading Paul Dunlop on his way to winning the 2014 New Zealand SuperKart Grand Prix at Taupo
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One of the biggest fields of SuperKarts assembled in New Zealand in recent years is set to impress at the 2016 KartSport New Zealand National SuperKart Championships and Grand Prix meeting at Hampton Downs this weekend. The blue riband International class has attracted 10 entries – including those of former NZ title holders Paul Dunlop […]

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Successful Series Finale for Rolison Performance Group

Podiums, championships, and grand finals tickets

Sep 22, 2016 RPG Rolison Performance Group logo
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The final round of the Can-Am Karting Challenge in Canby, Oregon brought success for Rolison Performance Group (RPG). The Oregon based team secured 10 podium finishes, three championships, and two grand finals tickets over the weekend, adding to their already stout resume. RPG drivers set the pace for the weekend in the Masters Max category. […]

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Sep 22, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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With the 2016 racing season in the final stretch, work has begun on the 2017 version of the World Karting Association Tech Manual, as members of the respective Competition and Tech Committees, as well as Board of Trustees and Office Staff, finalize information on class structure and rules for all national series for the upcoming […]

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Sep 22, 2016 cole-peschang
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14 year old Cole Peschang from South Beloit accomplished something not many do at 14 years old. He Won 2 National Titles while Road Racing across the United States in the World Karting Association  Road Racing Series . Cole drove his go- kart to Wins at Daytona International Speedway during Kart Week in the Junior […]

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Sep 22, 2016 Le Cont 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting
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The delivery of LeCont tyres at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans Karting contributed to the success of this 31th edition which was entered on the CIK-FIA calendar as the officially labelled Endurance Championship using the new OK engines. With both performance and endurance, the tyres provided by the Italian manufacturer enthused every participant. […]

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Sep 22, 2016 crg-adac
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Luca Maish and Tim Tröger, both on CRG-Parilla run by CRG TB Racing Team, secured respectively the OK Junior and OK titles in the fifth and closing round of ADAC in Wackersdorf. The closing round of DKM to take place on Sunday September 25th in Kerpen with CRG on top of all categories. CRG winning […]

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Sep 21, 2016 Trey Brown was the SOLGP Scholarship winner for the 2016 racing season. (Photo: Dromophotos.com)
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The City of Lancaster will announce the 2017 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix (SOLGP) Scholarship winner at the event’s closing ceremonies Sunday, September 25.  Introduced in 2013, the “SOLGP Scholarship” is an initiative designed to help one young driver fund an entire year of kart racing. The selection process includes a thorough review of not […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – 2016 Grand Nationals

September 23-25, 2016: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Sep 21, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series is set to close out this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. This is the second trip to the central Indiana facility, with the championships in the eight categories to be decided over the weekend. Official Discussion Thread Official Website Results EKN Photo Gallery EKN Trackside Live EVENT […]

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Sep 21, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The fifth event of 2016 is reserved for the Grand Nationals event – presented by Top Kart USA. Returning to the 1-mile circuit in New Castle, Indiana for a second time this year, the […]

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Sep 21, 2016 Davide Forè in action during the 2016 World Championship in Sweden recently (Photo: KSP)
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The World’s most successful kart racer of the modern era, Davide Forè, will return to the Gold Coast to contest the International Race of Stars powered by SuperFest on October 14-16. Forè, a five-time World Champion, has been victorious in the previous two events at the Gold Coast Motorsport Training Centre. He’s now got his […]

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Mazda Road to Indy Driver Advancement Program Winners Revealed

Judges select two drivers for USF2000 two-day tests

Sep 21, 2016 Andersen-MAXSpeed logo-blank
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Aiming to promote a true ladder program that begins with the grassroots of motorsports, Andersen Promotions and the MAXSpeed Group are pleased to announce today the two winners named to their 2016 Driver Advancement Program. The drivers will each be awarded a Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda two-day test. The two winners chosen […]

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Sep 21, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The second trip of 2016 for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series to New Castle Motorsports Park will be for all the marbles, as this weekend’s Top Kart USA Grand Nationals will determine the National Champions. 8 classes will be running for the famed Grand National Eagles this weekend, with awards to the weekends overall winners […]

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Sep 21, 2016 maranello-italian-prodriver-alaimo
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Francesco Alaimo closed the final round of the Italian Prodriver Championship with a good victory. Palmeri di Villalba also on the podium of Prodriver Over. Marco Pastacaldi run a strong debut race with Maranello Kart in KZ2. Maranello Kart has been protagonist of several good performances in Triscina’s round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship, […]

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Sep 20, 2016 Road Racing legend Randy Fulks (Photo: WKA - Jennifer Henry)
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The inaugural appearance of World Karting Association at the ultra-modern Atlanta Motorsports Park for the series Grand National event found some monumental results in the season finale for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting. Nestled in the small southern town of Dawsonville, Georgia, home to legendary Nascar Sprint Cup star Bill […]

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Sep 20, 2016 ekntv-wka-nrrs-atlanta-fisher-hyder
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The 2016 World Karting Association National Road Racing Series wrapped up the season at the Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. It was the first time in series history visiting the new facility, hosting the 2016 Grand Nationals and handing out the WKA Eagle trophies to all the event winners. The 2-mile road course is […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Grand Nationals – Preview Part 1

Championships remain up for grabs in Yamaha and Kid Kart divisions

Sep 20, 2016 wka-man-cup-2016-new-castle-2-p-yamaha
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The WKA Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series is set to close out the season this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The fifth event of 2016 is reserved for the Grand Nationals event – presented by Top Kart USA. Returning to the 1-mile circuit in New Castle, Indiana for a second time this year, the […]

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Sep 20, 2016 Matthew Taskinen and Coltin McCaughan won the Rotax Grand Finals tickets at the Can-Am Karting Challenge finale
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For the second year in a row the CAN-AM Karting Challenge took to the tight confines of the Pat’s Acres Racing Complex in Canby, Oregon to close out their championship season. The tricky track configuration is among the favorite for many drivers competing in the Pacific Northwest, as drivers tackle a roller coaster of a […]

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