EKN Trackside: 2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour SummerNationals – IAME Preview

Five IAME categories set to continue championship chases - led by Eves, Wang, Edgar, LaRoque and Denny

Jul 20, 2016 (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The seventh season of the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour continues with the running of the SummerNationals at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The New Castle, Indiana facility is welcoming 248 pre-entries in nine categories, just a little bit more than the SpringNationals in May to once again set another record for entries outside the SuperNationals. […]

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Jul 19, 2016 Merlin logo
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It was another stellar weekend for Merlin racing chassis at rounds 5 & 6 of the USPKS series in Mooresville, NC July 8-10.  With 12 drivers in attendance the Merlin contingent was not huge but was definitely effective against competing brands.  Merlin Nation captured 5 final victories in total while grabbing 15 podiums, 20 top […]

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Jul 19, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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The 3-win edge for Tony Kart in the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series Chassis Standings has not only evaporated, several more players have joined the game as a result of the wins that were very evenly spread around this past weekend at the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals at New Castle Motorsports Park. 6 different chassis manufacturers scored […]

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Jul 19, 2016 AKRA logo
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Steven Wheatley won four finals, two each Saturday and Sunday June 18-19 during round three of the American Kart Racing Association’s National Road Racing Series presented by Vega Tires and the Dart Kart Club. The event, raced at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course drew a record 596 entries for a Road Racing series’ in the 2016 […]

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Jul 19, 2016 Gearup Challenge FSeries logo
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Going into the fourth round of the 2016 championship will present some great milestones of this season. The special trip to the Granja 500 in Brazil presented to the series by WR Motorsport will take on a whole level. A clear indication who has the best chance at this  fantastic opportunity will reveal itself after this […]

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Jul 19, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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The deadline for pre-entry to the event has been removed. All classes are now offered at the pre-entry price. National Championship Class Information also available. Entry form available here North Texas Karters Denton TX August 10-13, 2016

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Team USA to Be Outfitted in New K1 RaceGear for 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals

New, innovative suits and gloves for American drivers at premier international Rotax event

Jul 19, 2016 K1 RaceGear logo
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After earning two Vice-Championship titles and the coveted Nations Cup at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals last year, Team USA will once again be outfitted by custom safety gear supplier K1 RaceGear. Launching new designs in 2016, American drivers will don the latest innovations from K1 including the Apex II Karting Suit and Apex […]

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Jul 19, 2016 Maranello-DKM-Genk
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Tommaso Mosca claimed a spectacular pole position in KZ2 leading 60 drivers in Genk. The fifth place in race-1 confirmed him as one of the main protagonists of the category ahead of the European Championship. Christoph Hold took a double podium in KZ2 Cup. The German Championship DKM has stopped in Genk (Belgium) for its […]

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Jul 19, 2016 Starkes Teilnehmerfeld in der DSKM
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The 1.360m long track in Belgian Genk was the location of the German Kart Championship’s half-time event and welcomed a record field of participants. 189 drivers from more than 25 nations showed thrilling races in best weather, with numerous new winners. After Wackersdorf and Ampfing, the four grade series of the German Kart Championship travelled […]

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Jul 19, 2016 CRG-DKM-DeConto
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Paolo De Conto secured a good success in Genk’s KZ2 at the third round of the German Championship. Jorrit Pex, on the podium of Race-2, confirmed to be the classification leader. Janker and Tonteri dominated OK, Dennis Hauger victorious in OK Junior. Great performances and a lot of victories have been scored by CRG drivers […]

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Jul 19, 2016 Maranello-Italian Championship
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Luca Bombardelli claimed a double podium in the second round of the season held in Adria and can aim to the Italian Prodriver Under title. Among the quickest on track, Alessio Zanotti ended at the feet of the podium in both Finals, while Francesco Alaimo closed in the top-ten. The Italian ACI Karting Championship has […]

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Rock Island Grand Prix and Mediacom Announce New Sponsorship

New partnership provides large marketing program throughout the Midwest area for Labor Day street race

Jul 19, 2016 Rock Island Grand Prix - RIGP - 2016 - logo
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced a new partnership that places Mediacom Communications as the first naming rights sponsor for the world’s largest karting street race. The high-performance race held annually over Labor Day weekend will now be named the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom. Mediacom, the area’s leading broadband provider, […]

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EKN Trackside: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1 Sunday Report

Eves notches all four victories in Senior - Southern and d’Orlando double in Junior

Jul 17, 2016 Four wins on the weekend for Braden Eves, sweeping the Senior divisions (Photo: EKN)
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The final day of the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals completed at the New Castle Motorsports Park. The sixth round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series wrapped up Sunday at the Indiana facility, escaping the threat of rain late in the day to complete qualifying, two rounds of heat races and the main events for the eight […]

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Jul 16, 2016 Braden Eves doubled up Saturday, winning IAME Pro and Yamaha Senior (Photo: EKN)
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Saturday hosted the fifth round of the 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup Series, the first of two rounds contested at the New Castle Motorsports Park. With a full day of racing action around the New Castle, Indiana facility, eight different categories contested qualifying, two heat races and a main event to decide the winners under perfect […]

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Wilkins, Vacala and Mitchell Among Double Winners in Katy for Texas ProKart Challenge

Another successful event for Superkarts! USA and US Rotax Max Challenge program, welcoming Briggs 206 racers for first time

Jul 15, 2016 Austin Wilkins put himself into the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto championship lead with two wins in Katy (Photo: DreamsCapturedPhoto.net)
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It was another hot Lone Star State weekend at the Gulf Coast Kartways for the third stop of the Texas ProKart Challenge. The Katy, Texas facility welcomed a number of competitors from the region to compete in the P1 Promotions Superkarts! USA and Texas Barge & Boat Inc. Rotax Max Challenge programs over the July […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle

Third event of 2016 with first of two trips to New Castle Motorsports Park

Jul 15, 2016 Packed house for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series first of two visits to New Castle (Photo: EKN)
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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 third event of 2016 for the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. The information will […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – New Castle 1

July 15-17, 2016: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

Jul 15, 2016 WKA Manufacturers Cup logo
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This weekend marks the return of EKN Trackside Live coverage of the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series. EKN was in Daytona for the first time covering a WKA event since 2012. After scheduling conflict preventing us from attending the GoPro event in April, EKN is set for the final three events of the 2016 season beginning […]

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2016 IKF 2 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals Race Report

Santa Maria Kart Association Track Roars with Close Racing

Jul 14, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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The 2 Cycle Sprint Grand Nationals were held this past week with close, competitive and clean racing on July 8 & 9.  Racers from all over California and beyond made their way to the event to compete for the coveted Duffys and Screaming Eagles.  Drivers battled in a range of classes on both days from […]

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Jul 14, 2016 Andersen Racing Team-Ramirez
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Confirmed today Florida based driver Mathias Ramirez joins Andersen Racing Team’s Mazda Road to Indy Driver Development Program. Eddie Kish, VP of the Andersen program, had some exciting remarks about the team’s addition : “We are ecstatic to add such a strong name to our program. Mathias has already proven himself to be a top […]

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Jul 14, 2016 Hannah Grisham
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Karting has prepared yet another young driver for excellence in other forms of motorsports competition.  Karting for over 10 years, 16 year old Hannah Grisham took just 3 months to earn her first Regional podium, in NASA’s very competitive Spec Miata class, where she earned 2nd place on June 19 at the technical Buttonwillow road […]

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