SpeedsportZ Racing Park In Full Construction Mode

Delays from a variety of different sources now surpassed as construction is in full swing

Jun 21, 2016 Alan Rudolph is all smiles as construction begins on Speedsportz Racing Park 
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After nearly a year of delays due to many reasons, including offsite utilities, major new road construction, and unprecedented rain for over a year, SpeedsportZ Racing Park at Grand Texas and the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy is finally under construction. Opening is planned for late Fall 2016. “It has been a long time coming but […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Rotax 125 MAX evo
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The Rotax 125 MAX EVO engine series has been on the market for about fifteen months. BRP-Rotax’s intention is always to provide the customer with the latest technology in karting. The company is aware that since the introduction of the EVO engine, there have been some great positives but also some speed bumps along the […]

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Jun 21, 2016 OSKart
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OSKART USA is proud to announce we are the new and only USA distributor for a customizable 1/2 scale radio controlled go kart. Hand built in Portugal, these ready to run karts come complete with suited driver, Spektrum DX2E controller, certificate of ownership and complete instructions. Every kart carries it’s own serial number. Each true-to-scale […]

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Team Koene USA Brings Eight Driver Squad to Utah

Drivers to contest Rotax Micro, Mini, Junior and Senior MAX

Jun 21, 2016 Koene USA logo
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As the 2016 North American karting season reaches the midway point, several key events will set up championship chases for drivers in multiple different series. First on the docket, Team Koene USA will enter eight drivers in the second round of the Sofina Foods US Open in the hopes to secure valuable points towards tight […]

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Registration Now Open for the 2016 United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals

Pinnacle US Rotax event set for August 3-6 in Sonoma, California

Jun 21, 2016 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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Heading to the West Coast for the 2016 Sofina Foods United States Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Grand Nationals Presented by Fikse Wheels, registration for the pinnacle Rotax event is the US is now open. Taking place at the premier Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California August 3-6, 2016, seven Rotax MAX Challenge champions will […]

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Jun 21, 2016 IAME Atlantic Challenge
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The IAME Atlantic Challenge with Briggs and Stratton previously scheduled for Aug. 12-13, 2016 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC has been postponed to a future date in 2017. An exact date is to be determined. GoPro Motorplex apologizes for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned to gopromotorplex.com for further details on the event.

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Jun 21, 2016 Phil Giebler Racing logo
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Phil Giebler Racing’s Nicky Hays, a 14-year-old from Huntington Beach, Calif., became the youngest Senior division feature winner in Superkarts! USA history at Sonoma Raceway’s California ProKart Challenge on June 4 on the .7-mile Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Hays’ triumph was in X30, one of SKUSA’s most competitive divisions with many veteran drivers. The 14-lap […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Max Fedler
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Karting champion Max Fedler has been preparing for his professional debut and will enter the Road America rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge in his BMW M235iR.  The Summit of Everest Motorsports driver states “I am excited to compete at Road America.  My great grandfather, grandfather, and dad have all been a part of the […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Gearup Challenge FSeries logo
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Usually the announcement for our great prize package goes out way in advance to the start of the season, but continually adding to the fabulous list of incentives has left it until now to finalize the full details for 2016.  We are very excited that this season we can continue to improve our package while retaining all of […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Karting
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Despite the highly variable and difficult to grasp weather conditions at Ampfing, Lorenzo Camplese demonstrated the effectiveness of his Parolin-TM at the second round of the German Championship (DKM). The Italian has consistently been faster when the track was dry. This was confirmed by a stunning rise from 14th to 5th place in Race 2. […]

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Jun 21, 2016 CRG-Spain
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“Pedrito” Pedro Hiltbrand has dominated KZ2 on CRG-Maxter in Portimao’s second round of the Spanish championship, confirming his classification lead after the victory in the opener of Recas, Toledo. CRG colors have been dominating the weekend of June 12th not only in Germany, but also in Portugal at the Circuit of Portimao. In occasion of […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Jordi van Moorsel
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Mach1 Motorsport started at the German Kart Championship in Ampfing with a large number of drivers last weekend. Martin Hetschel’s team braved the partly very difficult weather conditions and placed themselves on the front ranks of Germany’s highest kart racing series in spite of a lot of bad luck. Last weekend, the Schweppermannring in Ampfing […]

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Jun 21, 2016 SWS Sodi
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Awaited by all lovers of leisure karting, the 2016 Sodi World Finals is not far off. From 7th to 9th July 2016 Racing Kart de Cormeilles near Paris will once again host the annual SWS event. Prestige, flawless organisation and maximum fairness will be on the agenda for this unique meeting bringing together 280 qualified […]

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Morning Coffee: Tuesday, June 21

Pro Aspirations? Start The Education Now

Jun 21, 2016 2015 Indy Lights Champion Spencer Pigot
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As is so often the case, I draw many ‘Morning Coffee’ topics from the daily discussions I have with people in the sport.  More often than not, it’s either my conversation partner or myself who eventually blurts out…“that should be a column”.  We discuss the positives and negatives of the current state of karting or […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Sunday Report

Lemke earns second IAME win of season as Pesek doubles up in Yamaha

Jun 19, 2016 Brandon Lemke notched his second victory of the season in IAME Pro (Photo: EKN)
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A day that will be forever known in the city of Cleveland, the United States Pro Kart Series closed out the second event of the 2016 season in Shawano, Wisconsin at the US Air Motorsports Raceway. Serving as the fourth round of the championship program, the weekend completed under sunny skies perfect for racing. Session […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Saturday Report

Holden notches first IAME Pro triumph, Pesek bags second in Yamaha Pro

Jun 18, 2016 Zach Holden recorded the IAME Pro victory (Photo: Kathy Churchill - USPKS)
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The second event of the 2016 United States Pro Kart Series host the third round of the championship program under bright sunny skies of Shawano, Wisconsin. US Air Motorsports Raceway is a destination track, and one that separates the good from the bad. From qualifying to the last checkered flag, it is about being quick, […]

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Jun 17, 2016 USPKS-Shawano-Friday
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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 second event of 2016 for the United States Pro Kart Series at the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. The information will […]

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2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

June 17-19, 2016: US Air Motorsports Raceway - Shawano, Wisconsin

Jun 17, 2016 USPKS-MG-Fikse logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series resumes this weekend with another trip to the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Following another big event for the Route 66 Sprint Series, this weekend’s USPKS event should be another fantastic event with the eight categories continuing their championship chases. EKN will have complete coverage, including live audio […]

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Jun 16, 2016 2015 Rock Island Grand Prix logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced that this year’s open shifter King of the Street race sponsored by MG Tires will honor the memory of former Superkarts! USA executive Jim Murley who died earlier this year of cancer. Rock Island will also continue to race in memory of local karter and multiple Rock Island […]

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Jun 16, 2016 206 Cup 2016 logo
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The Briggs & Stratton 206 Cup held its season opener at Road America on May 21st and 22nd.  This is the third season for this Midwest race series and is looking to be its biggest with 5 classes dedicated to the spirit of grassroots motorsports.  Greg Jasperson and Steve Vermeer started the series in 2014 […]

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