Behind the Laptop: MAXSpeed Ends This Era of United States Rotax

Where does Rotax racing in the USA go from here?

Apr 25, 2017
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Rotax racing, as we know it, began here in the United States back in 2001. The company was involved in karting back in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the introduction of the Rotax FR125 Max engine that it really grew roots in North America. SSC Racing, which was based originally in the Seattle area […]

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Apr 25, 2017
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The WKA Board of Trustees has announced that homologation is now open for engines less than 125cc for the 2018 racing season.  Rules and Procedures may be found in item 117.1.1 in the 2017 WKA Tech Manual. Due to the late announcement, the May 1st deadline has been extended to June 1st.

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Apr 25, 2017
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For Parolin Racing Kart, the record of the first event of the 2017 European Championship which has just ended at Sarno is not entirely satisfactory. However, Camplese’s formidable place rise in the KZ Final confirms the potential of the Italian brand. Lorenzo Camplese had to face several setbacks after his 12th in Timed Qualifying. He […]

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Apr 25, 2017
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Paolo De Conto won the first round of the KZ European Championship in Sarno, Stan Pex and Mirko Torsellini also put in good races. Gabriel Bortoleto claimed his maiden podium in OK-Junior, while some hiccups affected the performance of CRG drivers in OK. CRG celebrates with Paolo De Conto, on CRG-Tm-Bridgestone, and Gabriel Bortoleto, on […]

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Apr 25, 2017
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PSL Karting, the Official Birel ART North American Team, demonstrating the product at top national events and providing dealers with sales support, will be joining forces with the three times Rotax World Champion and four times European Champion, Ben Cooper Racing (BCR), effective in Sonoma for the SKUSA Spring Nationals.  Ben Cooper will provide his […]

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Dilling Group, a leading company of industrial solutions for institutional and industrial engineering, construction, HVAC service, construction management, building temperature controls, and maintenance, will be a Bronze Level sponsor for Jim Howe Motorsports LLC in 2017, officials from both organizations announced. The Dilling Group is headquartered in Logansport with branch offices in Charleston (TN), Fort […]

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Apr 25, 2017
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After many years with the same website the CKRC has joined the modern world with a fantastic new website encompassing the latest website bells and whistles.  Members of the CKRC can now access information such as, Online Registration through MotorSportReg, MyLaps SpeedHive race results and the CKRC Club Forums all through our new website – […]

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Apr 25, 2017
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Purdue University’s electric karting series for high school and college students and M-STEM3 student fair are set to take place on hallowed ground again this year at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The International Collegiate evGrandPrix Series and the High School Go Karting Series will be featured in the Student Karting World Finals May 15-17 on a track constructed […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Bridgestone Tires, one of the World Karting Association’s long-standing sponsors has created for their loyal racers, the Bridgestone Mid-Season Shootout.  Bridgestone Tires has put together an offer for free entries to future events for some classes, while others will be offered invites to the ROK Cup International Final where Bridgestone is the official tire. The […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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The winners of the season-opener of the CIK-FIA European Championship were not the drivers that everybody expected after the outcome of the qualifying stage of the race. The results of the first round –hosted by the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno (Italy) – tell us that it is going to be a ratherunpredictable Championship. The three categories admitted […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Following the great success of the 1st number of the CRG Magazine published in January, the 2nd Number (April-June) has been published at the eve of the CIK-FIA European Championship by the house organ of the Italian factory. Among its content, reports of the early season races (WSK, Winter Cup and Margutti Trophy) with complete […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Kart Racing USA is offering interested buyers a massive incentive to purchase HAASE chassis. 10% off the purchase of one HAASE chassis or 25% the total cost if two chassis are purchased, plus 10% off parts for the entire time you own your HASSE chassis. This landmark deal is to incentivize drivers who have “been […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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There is no better way to start a new series and season off with a great field of karts. That was no different for the Northwest Kart Dates 206 East Division race at Tri-City Kart Club. The series started off with 16 Junior One LO206 and 8 Junior Two LO206 and 12 Senior LO206 and […]

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Apr 24, 2017
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Rotax karting products have been available in the U.S. market for 18 years now. Since the year 2000, BRP-Rotax achieved a lot of success on U.S. ground and worldwide. Anyhow, BRP-Rotax went through bumpy times since the launch of the Rotax MAX evo in 2014 but nowadays the Rotax series offers a sustainable strong product and […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Technology is always evolving in the sport of karting, and the way business within the market is the same. eShifterKart is among the first in the United States to produce an all new mobile shopping site – www.shop.eshifterkart.com – perfect for browsing parts, engines, chassis and other products right from your phone or tablet with […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Australian Karting Association Ltd (Karting Australia) today released the 2016 Annual Report covering its third full year of operation since restructuring as a Company Limited by Guarantee. The 60-page report (viewable by clicking image on the right) outlines the progress made by Karting Australia throughout 2016 with highlights including: A trading surplus for the third […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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With the third event for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series presented by Russell Karting just around the corner June 3 and 4 at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia, Woodbridge Kart Club Officials are busy preparing for the first tune-up for that prestigious event with the announcement of registration being open for the first […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Thomas Southern, Ronnie Benton, Dillon Hoffman, Steve Juillerat and Drake Cardey posted wins in their respective classes when the So Cal Oval Karters visited Perris Auto Speedway for the first time in 2017. Under beautiful skies and warm temperatures, each of the five SCOK classes contested two heat races and main events.  In addition, several […]

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Apr 21, 2017
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Dedicated to unifying and growing the sport of karting, ROK Cup Promotions announces today their purchase of the rights to the Florida Winter Tour (FWT) series and brand. After the closure of MAXSpeed Group and MAXSpeed Entertainment, the previous promoters of the popular FWT, ROK Cup Promotions officials made the move to acquire the name […]

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Apr 20, 2017
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Winter is over…racing is here! And along with that are some firsts for the Puget Sound Road Race Association (PSRRA). Here is what is coming up for the Pacific Northwest organization. 1st SPRINT GOLD CUP: PSRRA will host the first IKF Region 6 Sprint Gold Cup event of the season. This event will take place […]

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