Jul 03, 2015 US Air Motorsports Raceway - Shawano WI
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Story provided by Scott Williams of The Shawano Leader An out-of-state buyer Wednesday purchased the US Air Motorsports Raceway at auction for $345,000 — a price lower than many observers had expected. The successful bidder was not immediately identified, although auctioneers described the buyer as a racing industry insider who operates racetracks elsewhere. The sale […]

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It was another solid weekend for Nicholas d’Orlando in Grand Junction, CO for round two of the Rotax US Open series. This was the first time Nicholas raced at Grand Junction and he could be found near the front of the pack from day one. He kicked off the weekend with a solid qualifying effort […]

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Jul 03, 2015 Michael d'Orlando
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What a weekend for Michael d’Orlando, in Grand Junction, CO, for round two of the Rotax US OPEN series. This was the first time Michael raced at Grand Junction and he was one of the fastest drivers while earning the unofficial “hard charger” title (compliments of kart360.com) for passing the most karts all weekend. Michael’s […]

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OnTrack: Italian Motors – Italkart / X125T-MX

EKN’S Rob Howden samples new chassis/engine combination at SIMA

Jul 03, 2015 EKN's Rob Howden OnTrack with the Italian Motors Italkart powered by an X125 at the SIMA facility (Photo: EKN - Alycia Hodapp)
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If there’s an area of excitement in regards to the potential growth of our sport in North America, it’s the recent development of new tracks all over the continent.  We now have an excellent facility in Mooresville, NC, right in the heart of NASCAR country, a new club-owned track in Calgary, Alberta, and the ground […]

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Aluminos Continues Gaining Victories and Podium Results in 2015

Northern California-based operation nearing two-year anniversary of chassis debut

Jul 02, 2015 Reigning SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour S4 champion Gian Cavaciuti is competing in the United States aboard an Aluminos chassis (Photo: eKartingNews.com)
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The Aluminos name is well-established in the sport of karting here in the United States, and the last two years has been about developing their own chassis brand. Reaching its inaugural victory at the 2013 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. Aluminos has continued to win races and help drivers reach the podium from the local […]

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Superkarts! USA SummerNationals Countdown Begins

Entries continue to pour in for second round of Fikse Wheels Pro Tour

Jul 02, 2015 The countdown is now on for the upcoming Superkarts! USA SummerNationals at New Castle Motorsports Park on July 24-26 (Photo: newcastleraceway.com)
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As the calendar flips yet another page into the month of July, the countdown is now on for the second round of the Superkarts! USA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour.  The sixth annual SKUSA SummerNationals will take place in just 22 days, as over 200 of the finest drivers in the country are expected to descend […]

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Race Report: Cold Stone US Open of Colorado at Grand Junction Motor Speedway

Askew, Estep, and Forè assert their dominance as new faces also arise

Jul 02, 2015 US Open logo
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Round number two of MAXSpeed Entertainment’s 2015 Cold Stone US Open presented by MG Tires and Chase/Brash Racing stopped at picturesque Grand Junction Motor Speedway in scenic Grand Junction, Colorado. With temperatures nearing 100 degrees Fahrenheit each day, along with a circuit 4,600 feet above sea level, it was a demanding weekend for drivers and […]

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Team Koene USA Adds Six Podiums at Second Round of US Open

Eight drivers score one victory and six podiums results in round two

Jul 02, 2015 Koene USA logo
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Proving that round one results of the Cold Stone US Open powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment were no fluke, Team Koene USA made the cross country trek to Grand Junction, Colorado and once again, flexed their muscles in a the Rotax powered divisions. Taking three victories and four podiums in Dallas back in May, Koene USA […]

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Team Benik Successful in Shawano

Multiple wins and podiums across two weekends of racing

Jul 02, 2015 Lachlan DeFrancesco scores a dominant victory in Mini ROK (Photo: Energy Racing)
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Two weekends of racing brought two weekends of success for Team BENIK in Shawano, Wisconsin. The weekend of June 13-14 brought the Route 66 Sprint Series to US Air Motorsports Raceway. It was the biggest event in the series’ history, and Team BENIK led the field in several classes. In Saturday’s Mini ROK final, team […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – July 2

Jarsocrak assumes top position as best TaG driver in North America

Jul 02, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak (Photo: EKN)
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The eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings standings now is welcoming over 400 drivers competing in events over the last 12 event. From all points of North America, racers from all different backgrounds and tracks continue to search for that extra tenth of a second or the advantage over the rest of their competitors. TaG racing at […]

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Jul 01, 2015 Mechanix Wear Sport Kart Grand Nationals overall podium (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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In the four-year history of the Mechanix Wear Sport Kart Grand Nationals we have seen championship battles come down to the last lap of the Super Final race, and we have also seen drivers distance themselves from the field and clinch the National Championship before the final race. This year, a record breaking 13 drivers […]

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Jul 01, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Less than 1 month removed from the heat of Kershaw, South Carolina in the Kart City Performance Nationals, The RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series hits the track for stop #3 of the season this weekend in Camden, Ohio at G and J Kartway for the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals. While Mother Nature may […]

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Jul 01, 2015 Sam Webster (Photo: kartpix.net)
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IAME MSA British Cadet Kart Championship Jonny Edgar recovered strongly from a poor first heat result to slice through to win both finals in the usual cat and mouse lead battle. Although Dexter Patterson led the first wet final briefly, Edgar quickly established himself at the front of the first wet final to hold off […]

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Sanzaru Games Karting Series Races into Summer

Martinelli takes GoPro Stock Honda Masters Feature

Jul 01, 2015 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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Race #4 of the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships opened up the summer portion of the nine race series with a strong turnout of drivers, competitive racing and some razor thin finishes for podium positions. This was the first race time this year the drivers raced on the very fast Reverse National configuration, a paddock and […]

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Jul 01, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Competitors that have yet to enter the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals for the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at New Castle Motorsports Park in Indiana, and would like to take advantage of the Tiered Fee System, have until Monday July 6 to get their entries in before At Track Fees apply. The New Castle race, stop #4 […]

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Jul 01, 2015 AKRA logo
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Veteran kart racer, promoter, and marketer Keith Shampine has recently been named Director of Sponsor Programs and Marketing for the American Kart Racing Association (AKRA) Shampine’s first challenge in his new position will be securing sponsors for AKRA’s new 4-Cycle ‘American Sprint Cup Series.’ “We’re honored and extremely excited to have Keith join our team […]

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Jak Crawford Soars to Victory High in Colorado

Crawford's First Rotax Mini MAX Win was an Impressive Performance at the US Open

Jul 01, 2015 Jak Crawford is all smiles on the podium after taking the win at the second round of the US Open in Rotax Mini MAX 
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It was decided that Jak Crawford would race the US Open series less than two weeks before the seriescommenced in Dallas, Texas in mid-May. Seems like a good, hasty decision after the recently held second event of the 2015 program in Grand Junction, Colorado with Jak now holding a Team USA ticket for the 2015 […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – Stock Moto – July 1

Leesmann improves on lead over Musgrave and White

Jul 01, 2015 Fritz Leesmann (Photo: Tony Leone - DromoPhotos.com)
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The 2015 calendar year is at the halfway point, six months down, six months to go. The racing season is very much over mid-point with the regional and national programs already there. For Stock Moto racing, the growth continues with the driver count eclipsing the 250 mark. The lead at the top grew by a […]

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Jun 30, 2015 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Just a reminder to the drivers who race with the Parilla X30 engine in the Man-Cup series — Tag engine notes — #7 — page 109 in the 2015 WKA Techbook — beginning July 1, the engine PASSPORT CARD will required in post race tech.  Please insure that you have this card available if needed.  For […]

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Jun 30, 2015 So Cal Oval Karters logo
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The So Cal Oval Karters club will be celebrating Independence Day on the racetrack when it journeys to John Aden’s Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville this Saturday, July 4th.  In addition to the stars and karts from the SCOK, the Speedway Sprints and the local Dirt Karts will also be […]

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