EKN Trackside: 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals – Preview

Nearly 200 drivers set to compete at GoPro Motorplex for seven national titles

Jul 30, 2013 GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina
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This is the week United States ‘Rotaxians’ dream about for nearly 364 days of the year. The 2013 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals officially gets underway July 31 as the four-day event is contested at the new GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. Drivers in seven Rotax Max Challenge categories will be competing […]

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Jul 30, 2013 Antonsen and Verstappen
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The first part of the CIK-FIA season ended in Ortona (Italy) last week. The four categories of international karting crowned their champions. The KF and KFJ titles were awarded in the Italian round, which followed the mid-June round in Alcaniz (Spain). Three weeks ago, in Genk (Belgium), the winners of the KZ and KZ2 categories […]

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Jul 30, 2013 (Photo: Chris Walker - kartpix.net)
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The British summer ended abruptly with heavy rain on the Sunday morning at the Scottish circuit, although the track dried up for the later second finals in the afternoon. Thus a good wet weather set up was essential to stay at the front of the pack.  With a round to spare, Honda Cadet has a […]

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Jul 30, 2013 An Aerial view of the new Xtreme Karting Facility at Pimpama on the Gold Coast
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The sport of karting will return to Queensland’s Gold Coast for the first time in more than five years this October when the inaugural Race of Stars kicks off the Gold Coast 600 Festival on Saturday October 19. As a joint initiative between V8 Supercars and Karting Queensland, the Gold Coast 600 Race of Stars […]

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Driver News: Derek Carmenate Set for Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals

Rotax Micro Max competitor looks to carry momentum from GoPro Summer Shootout

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With his sights set securely on the Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals, Florida resident Derek Carmenate is set to challenge for the victory in the ultra-competitive Rotax Micro Max division. Descending on the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina this coming week, Carmenate will look to carry the momentum gained at last […]

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SKUSA SuperNationals XVII Registration Opens to Public on August 1

Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino has already opened SKUSA room block, competitors urged to secure room reservations

Jul 29, 2013 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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Superkarts! USA and its racers are just 114 days away from the opening on-track sessions of the 17th annual SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas, NV.  As it has for the last four years, the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino will play host to SKUSA’s best pilots on the November 20-24 weekend, and this year’s race […]

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eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – June 2013 – Jonathan Kotyk

Florida driver earns four WKA Eagles at Manufacturers Cup Series Grand Nationals in South Bend

Jul 29, 2013 Kotyk drove to four victories at the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series Grand Nationals in South Bend
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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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Exciting Halftime of Rotax Max Euro Challenge at PF

Brits defend their Home Ground, Breath taking Race Action in all Categories with wins for Babington, Litchfield, Zhou and Manetti

Jul 27, 2013 (Photo: Timo Deck/RGMMC Media)
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Back to the home of motorsport: After 2005 the ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge finally returned to Great Britain. For the halftime race of the season the amazing PF International circuit in Brandon, close to Grantham, hosted the third round of the year from 18th to 21st of July. PF International is one of the most […]

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Driver News: Parker Thompson CIK-FIA European Championship Review

Strong start to the weekend leads to disappointment for the Canadian pilot

Jul 26, 2013 Parker Thompson will look towards his next event after a disappointing weekend in Ortona, Italy
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July 26, 2013 – Traveling to Ortona, Italy to the Circuito Internazionale d’Abruzzo, KFJ pilot Parker Thompson would compete in the second round of the CIK-FIA European Championship. Though the final result was not one that the young Canadian had hoped for, speed and race craft throughout the heat races showed improvement and is something […]

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Boca Raton, Florida – Less than a month ago, Roger Ralston Jr. would be a double podium winner at the annual GoPro Summer Shootout and at that point, would set his sights on the Rotax Max Challenge United States Grand Nationals. Returning to the same facility that saw him kick off his quest for a […]

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July 25, 2013 – Heading to the Grand Junction Motor Speedway in Grand Junction, Colorado, P1 Engines powered drivers would show speed throughout the second round of the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Pro Tour. Dubbed the SummerNationals, P1 Engines drivers would show their speed in almost all of the TaG classes by running at the pointy […]

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Team News: Rolision Performance Group Sweeps TaG Junior Podium at SKUSA SummerNationals

Operation records strong results at Superkarts! USA Pro Tour event in Grand Junction

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NEWBERG, OREGON (July 24, 2013) – Success is achieved by preparation and knowledge. These two factors are the most important for the Rolison Performance Group when working with each driver under the tent. Thanks to the staff, drivers and their families, RPG stood strong once again on the national stage, gaining a five podium finishes […]

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Rotax Pan-American Challenge Welcomes The World

Last Grand Finals invitations a big draw - event set to be one of the biggest races of the year

Jul 26, 2013 Rotax Pan American Logo
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Release Provided by MAXSpeed October 8th through 13th of this year will see one of the most significant events of the Rotax MAX Challenge season take place at NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, LA. The Rotax Pan-American Challenge is set to be a shootout for all competitors still trying to earn their place at […]

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Jul 25, 2013 Red Line Oil Karting Championship logo
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The Red Line Oil Karting Championships topped the 100 entry mark on July 14, the first time this year.  With 104 RLOKC entries and 15 Simraceway Arrive and Drive drivers made for 119 total racers for the overall week.  With the strong turnout, there was $1500 in incentive cash awarded at the end of the […]

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Driver News: Austin Elliot – SKUSA SummerNationals Report

NorCal Top Kart driver shows well in Grand Junction, CO

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Heading to Grand Junction, Colorado for rounds 3 and 4 of the SKUSA Pro Tour series, held at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway, the Austin Elliott Racing team looked to redeem themselves after an unfavorable weekend in rounds 1 and 2 at the Mussleman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona.  Official practice on Friday went well, […]

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Skullcandy Team Nissan is beyond stoked to announce the newest addition to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Team—Patricio Jourdain, from Mexico City, Mexico. The cousin of Indy car and CART veteran Michel Jourdain, Jr. Patricio will bring international experience to the team beginning at Road America. While this will be his first CTSCC event, […]

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Driver News: Matt Ostiguy – LAKC Report

PSL SoCal driver finishes in the top 10 in the TaG Senior class with a CRG/Leopard package

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This past Sunday, Matt Ostiguy, a PSL SoCal GATORZ sponsored driver competed in his first TaG Senior race this season in the Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC) series at the CalSpeed Kart Track at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Matt started off the morning by qualifying in the 5th position and showed some […]

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Team News: Phil Giebler Racing – SKUSA SummerNationals Report

Williams, Neri, Wilson, Sparks take top-sevens to lead Phil Giebler Racing at SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals

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Carter Williams finished in the top-five in four features in two classes, Nick Neri had a pair of sixths in TaG Senior, Ethan Wilson drove to a sixth in TaG Master and Trenton Sparks had a seventh in TaG Cadet to lead Phil Giebler Racing in the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals at Grand Junction […]

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WKA News: Road Race Grand Nationals Preview

Strong entry counts expected after solid Mid-Ohio numbers

Jul 25, 2013 The racers of the WKA Vega Tire / TS Racing Road Racing Series will be back at it this weekend, when they head to VIRginia International Raceway for the Road Race Grand Nationals (Photo: WKA)
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The second Grand National of the 2013 World Karting Association national tour is set to go this weekend when the racers and teams of the VEGA / TS Racing Road Racing Series driven by Mazda embark on scenic southwest Virginia and its famed VIRginia International Raceway. This weekend’s Road Race Grand National marks the sixth […]

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It is hard to say that a National win for Griffin Kunz was a long time coming when he is in just his second year of racing and first full year of National level competition. However, after knocking on the door with Podium results and numerous second place finishes since the season started that final […]

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