Industry News: Race Tech Development to Offer Awards at Rotax Pan-American Challenge

RTD Money to be awarded to top five finishers in all classes

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In an effort to reward competitors for their results in the upcoming Rotax Pan-American Challenge, Race Tech Development (RTD) will be awarding the top five finishers in each division with RTD money. With over $1500.00 of RTD credit available, competitors will be vying for Pan-American Championships, a spot on their respective country’s teams and credit […]

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Driver News: Olivier Bellanger – Florida Karting Championship Series Report

K1 Racegear driver closes racing season with state championship title

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K1 RaceGear sponsored driver Olivier Bellanger claims his third Florida State Championship title, ending the 2013 racing season on a positive tone despite many hurdles along the way. The young pilot did not waste time getting acclimated to the fiercely competitive Junior classes in his rookie year, claiming the title in Rotax Junior, a Vice-Champion […]

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Heavy rains soaked Round Seven of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge, the first event of this weekend’s doubleheader. The rain may have dampened the track, but not the moods of the competitors, with many drivers getting the chance to demonstrate their tactful and impressive driving skills in the rain. Jordan Heffner, Neil Verhagen, Nick Losito, […]

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WKA to Provide Free Tires and Incentives for Every Class at Manufacturers Cup Finale

Free rear tires for TaG racers, eight sets of 'Stones & $50 Daytona gift cards all to be awarded

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A groundbreaking incentive program from Bridgestone and its distributors is set to commence next weekend at the first-ever WKA national event at the new GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C., where the Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will close its 2013 tour. Beginning with the Man Cup’s three TaG categories – Parilla Senior, TaG Senior […]

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OnTrack: David Cole – Victory Kart – Rock Island Grand Prix

EKN Managing Editor takes on LO206 class at popular street circuit event

Sep 23, 2013 Cole piloting the Victory Kart / LO 206 around the Rock Island Grand Prix (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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One of the perks that we enjoy through managing the ‘Internet hub’ for the sport is our many connections within the industry. Karting is filled with many passionate enthusiasts, and there are many great events figures which we are thrilled to be associated. The Rock Island Grand Prix exemplifies that status, as the all-volunteer crew […]

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Formula S Pro-Kart Titles to Grant, Mooney & Crighton

Championships decided in Auckland

Sep 22, 2013 Ryan Grant (#64) leading Matthew Hamilton (#1) and the rest of the KZ2 field in the Pre-Final
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Ryan Grant, Snow Mooney and Arran Crighton are New Zealand’s latest Pro-Kart Series class champions, the trio wrapping up their respective class titles at an exciting series finale at Auckland’s Strata Networks Raceway on Sunday. Also drawn at the meeting were the series’ three prizes of trips to Las Vegas to compete at the 17th […]

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Sep 22, 2013 Paul Pittam scored the win the TaG 125 Heavy (AF Images/Budd)
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Two of the three CIK Stars of Karting Championships, presented by Castrol EDGE went right down to the very last lap of competition at a frenetic Port Melbourne final round with Liam McLellan, Matthew Waters and Joey Hanssen declared Champions. McLellan – who entered this weekend’s event second on points – was locked in a […]

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Heading into day two of the Rockpress Australian Superkart Championships it was thought we would finally see the long-held ambition of a sub-90 second lap time at Phillp Island. After years of inching towards the time, it finally fell, but it fell in a manner not expected as Russell Jamieson pulverized the record, bypassing the […]

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Sep 22, 2013 Daniel Connor (#2) was the Platinum Glass 125cc Rotax Max Light round winner at Auckland but it was Daniel Kinsman (#1) who claimed the second Senior spot on the NZ team heading to the Grand Finals in the US in November. (ProShotz/Owen de Mooy)
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For the second time in as many years Auckland’s karting Kinsman brothers, Mathew and Daniel, will head the squad which will represent New Zealand at the annual Rotax Max (kart) Challenge Grand Final, this year being held in New Orleans in mid-November. The make-up of that squad was decided at the final round of this […]

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Superpole of the CIK-FIA KZ Championship goes to Fore

Arrue fasts in International Super Cup KZ2

Sep 20, 2013 David Fore awarded by the Varnenes' Circuit owner Jean-Jacques Pendent, as the winner of the Superpole KZ
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The World Championship starts with the Superpole in Varennes. On the Jean Brun circuit of Varennes sur Alliler, in France, the World CIK-FIA Championship has officially started today with the first, heated duels. The KZ title will be awarded this weekend to the winner of the single round of the Championship. Today’s target for drivers and teams was achieving […]

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Sep 20, 2013 Winners take home the inaugural Music City Grand Prix Guitars
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Luis Garcia of Chatsworth, Ga., won not only one but two Kart feature races at the Tennessee State Fair Inaugural Music City Grand Prix Saturday, September 14 at the storied Nashville State Fairgrounds Speedway. The event put on by the Amped Up Racing Series and South East Karting Alliance hosted almost 100 racers from seven […]

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Team News: Team PSL Karting Scores Race Wins and Championship Titles in Mont-Tremblant

Multiple PSL/CRG drivers on the podium during the Coupe du Quebec and ECKC series finales

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As the Canadian karting season begins to wind down, Team PSL Karting would contest two series finales this past weekend. Heading to the picturesque JimRussellKartingAcademy in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec for both the Coupe du Quebec and Eastern Canadian Karting Championship (ECKC) finales, team drivers would score race wins and championship titles under cool and cloudy conditions. […]

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This past Sunday, Matt Ostiguy, a PSL SoCal GATORZ sponsored driver competed in only his fourth race of the 2013 season in the TaG class in the Los Angeles Karting Championship (LAKC) series at the CalSpeed Kart Track at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA. Matt was looking forward to his last race of […]

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Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix Shaping Up to be Another Spectacular Event

Grand prix to welcome racers from all over North America as California ProKart Challenge closes out 2013 season

Sep 20, 2013 Karts will hit the boulevard on September 28-29 for the fifth running of the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix, acting as the final round of the California ProKart Challenge (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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There’s nothing quite like karts racing through city streets. Turning the 15mph zones into on-the-edge circuits and reaching speeds of 80+ mph provides the thrill and excitement you cannot find anywhere else. The change in location for racers who spend the season at race tracks tucked away from the public eye now competing in front […]

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Midwest Shifterfest Makes Debut at New Castle Motorsports Park

Superkarts! USA event lays groundwork to rekindle shifterkart racing in Midwest

Sep 19, 2013 The first annual Midwest Shifterfest brought together a variety of drivers from around the area to New Castle Motorsports Park (Photo: Jill Nufer)
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The first annual Superkarts! USA Midwest Shifterfest took place at the popular New CastleMotorsportsPark in New Castle, Indiana over the September 13-15 weekend. Racers from across the Great Lakes area and other parts of the country traveled to the Racing Capital of the World to take part in the Midwest ProKart Challenge season finale, during […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Nears End of 2013 Season

Somber seventh round of season contested at CalSpeed following loss of karting family member

Sep 19, 2013 Taking advantage when he could, Erik Jackson drove to an impressive win in the S4 class (Photo: Joe Stalker - LAKC)
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For the seventh time this year, racers with the Los Angeles Karting Championship did battle at the CalSpeedKartingCenter outside the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. The penultimate round of the 2013 season boasted the series usually high entry numbers, with even better racing spread out across 11 different race groups and 18 individual classes. […]

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RoboPong 200 Just Over a Month Away

10th annual event at New Castle Motorsports Park adding exciting changes to this year’s program

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The 10th running of the RoboPong 200 will take place over the October 26-27 weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The 200-lap TaG endurance race around the 1.1-mile New Castle, Indiana facility tests the skill, determination and the stamina of both man and machine, including pit stops for fuel and tires, drivers changes, and […]

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The Carolina Clash presented by Jammer Clutches & Performance North is set for a huge weekend October 4-6 at CarolinaMotorsportsPark in Kershaw, South Carolina. On Tuesday a $700 purse was announced for Sunday’s Animal Medium main event, which will pay $500 to the winner and $200 to second, sponsored by GT Machine and MGM Chassis […]

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Industry News: Ogden USA Pilot Sam Paley Takes Home Victory at Midwest ProKart Challenge

Mini Rok driver stands atop the podium during Saturday's competition

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Heading to the final round of the Midwest ProKart Challenge, PCR pilot Sam Paley would be looking for the victory at the ultra-fast New Castle Motorsports Park (NCMP). Taking place just 45 minutes east of Indianapolis, Indiana, the TaG Cadet field would be the largest of the season as several newcomers would be present at […]

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The Red Line Oil Kart Championship busts open the doors to the Fall season with anticipated eagerness as it approaches the last third of the 2013 racing season at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Entering the final push for the championship, many drivers will be racing hard to secure results after a long point’s battle. […]

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