EKN One-on-One: Bernie Lacotta – IKF Governor Arizona

Veteran karter sees PKRA successes as road to revitalize the IKF

May 27, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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Despite the current perception that kart racing is in a major national slump in terms of participation from coast-to-coast, the truth is that there are many clubs and regions that are enjoying a positive resurgence in numbers, many thanks to the growing Briggs 206 four-cycle program.  International Kart Federation (IKF) Arizona Governor Bernie Lacotta was […]

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May 27, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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As entries begin to make their way into the WKA Office for the Carolina Nationals, the second event for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series June 24-26 at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina, competitors wishing to reserve parking can now finalize their reservations for the summer event. Parking for the Carolina […]

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May 27, 2016 CES logo
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$20 DISCOUNT FOR PRE-ENTRY: —The Online pre-entry deadline for this event is May 30th. On-Line entry’s available at www.motorsportreg.com/events/ces-2016-races-3-4-blackhawk-farms-raceway-championship-enduro-series-851353 And the Post mark pre-entry deadline for this event is May 28th.  Drivers opting to enter early will save $20 per entry. DETAILS & INFORMATION: —Move in, Pre Tech, Registration & camping available Starting Friday June […]

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May 27, 2016 Find out how to get priority entry into the ROK International Final in October (Photo: ROK Cup USA)
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The ROK National Championships around the world are in full swing and Rokkers are giving the karting community the usual show at each and every level from Micro ROK to Shifter ROK. The ROK International Final still seems far away but time passes quickly and the event days of October 19th to 22nd will fast […]

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May 27, 2016 Members of New Zealand's KartSport fraternity gather for a group photo at the site of the new track at Colin Dale Park near Auckland International Airport on Wednesday (Photo: Fast Company/Ross MacKay)
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Auckland’s new international-spec KartSport track is one important step closer now that the venue – Colin Dale Park between Papatoetoe and Auckland International Airport – has been officially handed over to the six user groups by Auckland Council’s Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board. The official ceremony was conducted on Wednesday afternoon, and spokesman for the KartSport user […]

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May 27, 2016 Trevor Wright in Victory Lane for the first time in 2016
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Longtime Merrittville Kart Club Sponsor KC Auto Parts is now St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts. On the first Wednesday Event of the 2016 Season – two karters would run to their first Feature Wins of 2016. Spencer Maytum won his first RCM Racing Equipment Junior 1 Feature while Trevor Wright – a rookie Saturday Nights […]

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California ProKart Challenge Returns to Action in Sonoma

Second half of season for flagship Superkarts! USA regional program travels to wine country

May 26, 2016 The second half of the California ProKart Challenge season begins June 3-4 at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma (Photo: DromoPhotos.com)
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The California ProKart Challenge returns to the track on June 3-4 after taking the month of May off for the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SpringNationals. Competitors are set on traveling to Northern California to the Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma for the fourth round of the 2016 season. The incredible ‘National’ circuit in the […]

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Can-Am Karting Challenge Opens 2016 at Horn Rapids Kart Track

First two rounds of regional program takes competitors to home of Tri-City Kart Club

May 26, 2016 (Photo: Dalton Egger - CanAmKartingChallenge.com)
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The Can-Am Karting Challenge opened up its 2016, welcoming just over 80 racers ranging from young and old, new to veteran, taking on the Horn Rapids Kart Track in Richland, Washington. Site of the Tri-Cities Kart Club program, the Can-Am racers called it home over the May 20-22 weekend. The 2016 Can-Am program is filled […]

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May 26, 2016 New Jersey Sprint Series logo
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New Jersey Sprint Series is proud to present the first event of the Orgain Kart Race of Champions (K.R.O.C.) Join us on Friday, June 10 thru Sunday, June 12 as we invade the 18 turn, 1 mile Tempest track at New Jersey Motorsports Park of Millville, New Jersey.  Friday will be a practice day for […]

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May 26, 2016 Sodi-WSK Super Master-Adria
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For those who thought that Sodi chassis performance of the early season wouldn’t last, the French brand has proven them spectacularly wrong by taking the 2nd and 3rd positions in the final standings of the 2016 WSK Super Master Series in KZ with Anthony Abbasse and Jérémy Iglesias. WSK 2016 Objective: consistency and the championship […]

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May 26, 2016 Ricciardo Kart logo
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In the fourth and final round of the WSK Super Master Series, Ricciardo Kart Racing competed for the top positions throughout the weekend. Christian Lundgaard finished in the top 8 in the OK class. “It was a difficult weekend. We improved during the various sessions, but we lacked a little speed in the Final. The […]

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May 26, 2016 BirelART logo
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Caio Collet scored his first victory in the OKJ class for Birel ART Racing at the end of a weekend on which he dominated thanks to the victory in his RY30S8 in Pre-final 1 and the wins in three heats. “It was a great weekend. We were very quick throughout, in qualifying, in the heats […]

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May 25, 2016 DCIM100GOPROGOPR0771.
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The 3rd Annual ENEOS Little 600 at GoPro Motorplex was once again a hit among hundreds of NASCAR fans who are in town for May race weeks at Charlotte Motor Speedway. However, tonight, the racing action took place just 20 miles from the Speedway in Mooresville, NC at GoPro Motorplex karting facility. The annual fan-favorite […]

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May 25, 2016 Gearup Challenge FSeries logo
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With the multitude of engines found in karting today it is very easy to find yourself on the outside looking in when it comes to attending a particular event. With huge interest and many questions surrounding this topic we thought it would be informative for racers to know there are options. We have compiled a […]

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Walker Hess Joins Team Koene USA for Rotax Competition

Rotax Senior driver makes the switch to Koene USA and will debut with team in Utah

May 25, 2016 Walker Hess will switch to Team Koene USA colors at the US Open of Utah as he competes in Rotax Senior (Photo: Sydney Hess)
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Heading to the second round of the Sofina Foods US Open, Team Koene USA has added Utah resident Walker Hess to their Rotax Senior lineup. Competing at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas earlier this season as well as the opening round of the US Open in New Orleans, Hess joins Team Koene USA for […]

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Number of Sweeps to Begin 2016 Texas ProKart Challenge

Superkarts! USA regional and US Rotax Max Challenge competitors kick off fifth season of program at North Texas Kartways

May 25, 2016 (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)
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The 2016 season is underway for the Texas ProKart Challenge, hosting the opening event of year at the North Texas Karters facility. The Denton, Texas circuit welcomed racers of the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs to begin their championship chases. Racers battled around the 1/2-mile course […]

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Jerry Henderson – In Memoriam

Karting veterans speak to the value of their friendships

May 24, 2016 Jerry Henderson-LAKC
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The beginning of 2016 has been rough on the karting community, losing Pacific Northwest legend Danny Hodapp in January, SKUSA visionary Jim Murley in February, SKUSA’s founder Don Janowski in April and then, during the week before the SpringNationals, SoCal karting ambassador Jerry Henderson.   Jerry was a tremendously talented driver and a tireless ambassador of […]

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May 24, 2016 GoPro Motorplex 2016 Logo
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Sunny skies were a pleasant surprise to begin Saturday’s Round Four of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire after thunderstorms and heavy rain were forecasted. A total of 87 entries competed within nine divisions of the 10-round championship club series. Congrats to all Round Four winners: Ian Habiuk (Briggs LO206 Junior), […]

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May 24, 2016 CIKzuera02A
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Leaving the familiarity of his North American racing behind, adapting to change is exactly what Michael d’Orlando had to do in his European debut.   And he did, but not without hard lessons and struggles in the meantime.  d’Orlando made the maiden trip across the pond for his CIK-FIA European Championship competition debut, with his Birel […]

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AKRA Northern Tour Debut at Avon, NY Less Than 2 Weeks Away

Pre-registration open for one more week

May 24, 2016 AKRA logo
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Energy and anticipation are ramping up in Upstate New York for the debut of the AKRA / Vega USA American Sprint Cup Series “Northern Tour” set for June 3-5 at the historic Genesee Valley Kart Club in Avon, NY. One week remains to pre-enter for the Northern Tour opener.  Pre-registration prices are just $80 per […]

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