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We want to say we are very grateful for the opportunities and success our team had at the SKUSA Streets of Lancaster race event this past weekend.  We had a big hurdle to overcome on Saturday but as a team we continued to push through and work on our issues, by Sunday afternoon we were […]

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Championships for AJ Myers in 2014 as He Now Prepares for the Season’s Biggest Events

Rok International Final and SKUSA SuperNationals on the horizon for PCR pilot

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As the 2014 karting season comes to a close, Florida resident and PCR pilot AJ Myers continues to add to his resume of success. Claiming multiple race wins and championships throughout the season, the talented driver is now set to take on the world. Contesting in the Rok International Final in Italy in late October, […]

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This year’s edition of the Robo-Pong 200 Presented by Bridgestone was an extremely successful outing for BBS Race Engine Development.  With a field of just over 40 entries, BBS powered five teams through the grueling race weekend. Utilizing BBS prepared Parilla Leopard power plants; these five teams would prove to be heavy hitters all weekend […]

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P1 Engines Drivers Win TaG Junior and TaG Senior Superkarts! USA ProKart Championships

P1 Engines power their way to SKUSA ProKart Challenge Championships

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P1 Engines were the equipment to have this past weekend at the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix in Lancaster, California. Drivers who had a P1 engine powering their chassis definitely had a leg up in Superkarts! USA’s (SKUSA) sixth round of the ProKart Challenge on the challenging street track. These drivers not only had great […]

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#KeepFightingAyrton Benefit Race Set for October 18 at PIRC

Racers and friends of karter Ayrton Climo to compete in 77-lap race

Oct 03, 2014 Ayrton Climo
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Ayrton Climo, an 18-year old from Reston, Virginia, was injured during a practice incident on August 1 while competing at the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship race in Quebec, Canada. Climo suffered a severe traumatic brain injury that put him in a coma. For 45 days, Ayrton was hospitalized in a Trios Rivieres hospital and has […]

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Oct 02, 2014 (Photo: Chris Walker - kartpix.net)
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Balmy weather embraced the longest circuit of the series but the action on that track was fast and furious with several appeals to the Stewards, points being so vital. With nip and tuck in a couple of the classes nerves were jangling, so congratulations to the new champions Dean MacDonald (MiniMax), Tom Canning (Honda Cadet), […]

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The Rok Cup USA will host two events in November and December, labeled ‘Rok & Roll’. The November 8-9 event at Homestead Karting and December 6-7 race at Ocala Gran Prix will give racers a chance to close out the 2014 season, while also prepare for the upcoming Florida Winter Tour Rok Cup USA program […]

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The 2014 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series will come to a close this weekend at New Castle Motorsports Park, where national championships will be decided for the Man Cup’s 12 points divisions at the McLaughlin Motorsports Nationals. This weekend will mark the series’ second stop at New Castle in 2014. The Man Cup Series […]

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The Simcoe and the Toronto kart clubs are celebrating their 4th Annual KARTfest Thanksgiving Enduro this Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3-S Go Karts in Sutton. Practice is available all week, and camping is always free.  Pre-Registration opens on Saturday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Race day entry fees: $80.00, or $50.00 each if shared […]

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Ryan Shattuck and Dan Kranefuss were crowned the Fall Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels Champions tonight following Round 5, the series finale for the five-week series. As the last of three rental leagues this season, their championship reigns will go unchallenged until the 2015 season. Over $1,000 in championship prizes were awarded to […]

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Phil Giebler Racing’s Nicky Hays drove to victory in S5 Junior Stock Moto feature and Ethan Wilson’s second-place in TaG Master in the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix on Sunday carried him to the  TaG Master championship in the Superkarts! USA Califronia ProKart Challenge’s sixth and final event of the season. Wilson of Campbell, Calif., […]

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From the Tower: 2014 Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix

Karting ‘Showtime’ on display in city just north of Hollywood

Oct 02, 2014 (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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We spend our entire racedays up in the tower, watching every on-track session while producing our EKN Trackside Live program, so not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, […]

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Oct 01, 2014 Cold Stone Creamery logo
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After a successful Cold Stone US Grand Nationals in July, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce that the 2014 Grand Nationals presenting sponsor is back on board to support several more events. Starting with the 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge in October and moving onwards to the 2015 season, Cold Stone will put their name […]

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Oct 01, 2014 Simo Puhakka and Marijn Kremers will join the Gold Coast-based Patrizicorse outfit for the Race of Stars (Pic: KSP)
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Rising Dutch driver Marijn Kremers and four-time Finnish Champion Simo Puhakka will be heading to Australia to be a part of the Race of Stars on the Gold Coast later this month (October 18). The Race of Stars is powered by the V8 Superfest that surrounds the Castrol EDGE Gold Coast 600.  The V8 Superfest […]

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Once again RLOKC is offering a $1000 cash in bonus prize money, with drivers having two chances to win! All classes with 8 or more entries will race for $500 cash, with all Main winners going into a draw at the end of the day. Additionally, if the total entry for race day exceeds 100, […]

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Carter Williams of Clovis, Calif., drove to a fourth-place finish in the S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto feature at the 6th annual Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix on Sunday to take third in the championship of the SuperKarts! USA California ProKart Challenge. “I definitely was upset right after the race that I finished fourth in the […]

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Oct 01, 2014 Wayne Wispelaere
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Wayne Wispelaere, founder of one of the all-time leading American go-kart chassis manufacturers Coyote Products, passed away last week, September 25, at age 66. Wispelaere founded KIM Associates in 1972 and several years later the company would become Coyote Products, featuring its leading chassis model, the Coyote “Bullet.” With the help of his brother, Ed, […]

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First Gear Project: Bringing Crowdfunding to Racers

EKN partners with new website focused on motorsports community

Sep 30, 2014 FirstGearProject logo
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eKartingNews.com is pleased to announce a new working partnership with First Gear Project, the new powersports-themed crowdfunding website that has been launched by racing veteran and championship driver Guy Cosmo and his wife Louisa, an industry veteran in her own right.  The Cosmos put it best on their website when they state that FGP is ‘a […]

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Sep 30, 2014 Series Champions
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Team K&K, with it’s small contingent of drivers, had a specific goal for 2014. Win All 3 Briggs LO206 Classes at ECKC. The K&K Team won 2 of 3 ECKC Briggs classes in 2013, but did not contest a full season of Masters in 2013. Winning 2 of 3 ECKC Briggs LO206 Championships and 2nd […]

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Goodwood Kartways produced a solid end to its Canadian campaign a week ago as eight team drivers made the trek to Mont-Tremblant and the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship 2014 season finale. Once again winning in both Rotax and Briggs & Stratton classes, Goodwood had five different drivers combine for seven trips up the weekend podium, […]

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