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Qualified winners of the SIMA Road to the ROK series will be heading to Lonato, Italy on October 22 to participate in the Rok Cup International Final. Don Mcgregor, Remo Ruscitti, Jordan Redlin and Christian Potolicchio will be competing in the Super ROK class with Italian Motors USA. The Rok Cup International Final has proved […]

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EKN One-on-One: Robert Bujdoso – Checkered Motorsports

Young racer helping to guide growth of family-owned business

Oct 22, 2014 Checkered Motorsports' Robert Bujdoso (Photo: Iqbal Waryah)
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The PCR brand has a long history in the United States. For years, the marque was distributed and promoted by the historic Franklin Motorsports operation out of Wisconsin, with the Mayr family fully behind the program. After the company was sold in 2005, the brand slowly lost momentum before finding a new home with Checkered […]

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Rok Cup International Final – North and South Americans Head to South Garda

Over 300 racers from around the world to converge on famed Italian facility

Oct 21, 2014 Rok Cup International Final 2014 logo
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This coming weekend will see the 12th running of the annual Rok Cup International Final at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato, Italy, which celebrates the Vortex engine program by welcoming racers from around the world to decide on the top ‘Rokkers’ drivers for 2014.  The event includes five different categories, filled with over […]

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Oct 21, 2014 The KZ2 podium (L-R) Lorenzo Camplese, Davide Forè and Daniel Bray
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Italian Superstar Davide Forè completed a perfect day at the Race of Stars, powered by the V8 Superfest on the Gold Coast on Saturday, being undefeated aboard his CRG. The five-time World Champion had fellow Italian, Lorenzo Camplese right with him for the early part of the final, Camplese firing his CRG into the lead […]

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Despite the latest misconception that our inventory level will quickly run out, sales will continue at both the Retail and Dealer levels. Both new and current customers will still be able to purchase in confidence with our 25 years of IAME brand expertise behind them and massive inventory.  All IAME and other parts are still […]

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Joseph Lamberth Consistently On Top

Young driver maintaining ranking at his local kart track

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Joseph Lamberth, Mini Max driver from Statesville, North Carolina out of CarolinaMotorsports Park (CMP) in Kershaw, South Carolina recently finished his Mini Max career on a high note on his Haase Bomber chassis. After three short years in karting, Lamberth has taken his serious attitude and determination, and made great strides with his driving. It […]

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Round Eight of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge club series this Sunday, Oct. 26 will determine the 2014 class of champions. The champions in 13 different divisions will be crowned during our Championship Banquet Presented by KARTSALE at Team Penske headquarters immediately following the Round Eight, series finale racing action. GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Round […]

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Team Birel USA pilot Gage Rodgers has been working hard in his first year as a Jr. Sportsman competitor. Rodgers committed to running the Great Lakes Sprint Series with races in Ohio, and Indiana.  Racing in 3 classes and a total of 17 events, Rodgers had 3 wins, 14 Podiums, and 7 Pole Position during […]

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Our last and longest rental kart team endurance race of the season, the 9-Hour, is on Nov. 15. We already have 6 entries of a possible 17 team spots. Don’t wait; pre-register your team today! Here are five great reasons why you should: 1.) FUN There is no better, more exciting team building or bonding […]

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Our drivers and teams have really brought some fantastic excitement this season and we are sure this years end celebration party will conclude an awesome season!  Many of us cherish this get together as it really is a great time, as the pressure is off and everyone gets to relax with friends. With many years of experience at banquets and awards presentations we […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Sunday Report

Three countries take home tickets to Rotax Grand Finals, Versteeg becomes first secured to 2015 event

Oct 19, 2014 PanAm-Sun
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The final day of the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge made history once again, as the seven categories put on an amazing show around the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. A third straight day of picture perfect weather greeted ‘NASCAR Country’ as nearly 140 Rotaxians finished out the final major Rotax Max […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Saturday Report

Claman-Demelo and Cooper in position for victories, with Brueckner and Schiavo securing pole positions for Prefinals

Oct 18, 2014 PanAm-Sat
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Saturday at the Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge was about survival. Three rounds of heat races for all seven categories at the GoPro Motorplex took the drivers from qualifying to race mode, setting the stage for Championship Sunday. For some, it was maintaining their position through the day, while others hoped to recover from […]

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EKN Trackside: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014 – Friday Report

Roeper leads way in Senior, Gangi on top in Junior, Cooper triumphs through Super Pole

Oct 17, 2014 Ben Cooper overcame the underweight penalty in qualifying to reclaim top spot in DD2 Super Pole (Photo: Studio52.us)
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It was a picture perfect day at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina as the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge began. The first official on-track day took place Friday around the 7/10-mile course, including two practice sessions, the timed Qualifying round, and Super Pole for Micro, Mini, Junior, Senior and DD2. Today’s […]

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Rotax Pan American Challenge Up Next for Anthony Gangi Jr.

Young talent looks to become Pan Am Junior champion

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With the 2014 karting season coming to a close, up-and-coming talent Anthony Gangi Jr. has his sights set on yet another championship title.  Heading to the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina October 15-19 for the annual Rotax Pan American Challenge, Gangi Jr. will look to add Pan Am champion to his impressive list of […]

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Paddock Insider: Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

Four tickets to Rotax Grand Finals on the line

Oct 16, 2014 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge logo
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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 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and […]

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Championship Weekend 2014! We have several close battles for the Top Spot in many classes! Some drivers opting to use their one “Drop” earlier in the year and having trouble thru the season has left the door Wide Open for the Championship! This weekend ends a season in which asphalt Kart Racing in Southern Idaho […]

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Oct 16, 2014 The Race of Stars international visitors on the SkyPoint Climb in Surfers Paradise today
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While they have reached enormous heights in their racing careers, World Champion kart racers Davide Forè and Jonathan Thonon reached new heights ahead of this Saturday’s Race of Stars on the Gold Coast in Australia. The pair joined their fellow international visitors on the SkyPoint Climb in Surfers Paradise today. At 270 metres above sea […]

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Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge 2014

October 15-19, 2014: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

Oct 15, 2014 2014 Rotax Pan American Challenge logo
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This weekend is the 2014 Cold Stone Rotax Pan American Challenge, set for the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The fourth annual event will crown an international champion with nearly 10 countries represented at this Rotax Max Challenge event. Four tickets to the prestigious Rotax Grand Finals are up for grabs in the Senior, Junior, […]

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The field is nearly set for the 19th Annual Skip Barber Racing School Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout. The competition, which takes place on October 28-30, 2014 at iconic Sebring International Raceway, will host the best karters from around the world.”. The Champion of the 2014 Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout will be awarded a […]

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The RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series will close the 2014 WKA national season this weekend with the GT Machine Grand Nationals at Carolina Motorsports Park’s 0.7-mile sprint course, located in Kershaw, South Carolina. Picture perfect weather is predicted for the Carolinas this weekend, and for the second consecutive year it looks as though […]

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