Fore, De Conto Highlight CRG USA Roster for Busy January

3,000-mile cross-country trek, starts with trip to Arizona, then straight to Florida

Jan 10, 2015 CRG-USA logo
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Always fighting to stay at the top of the mountain that is North American kart racing, CRG USA has been working at a fever pitch, only a week in to 2015. The newly named master distributor for the CRG chassis line in North America has been working overtime to get ready for what is going […]

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Jan 09, 2015 COTA-Tucson-Paddock
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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 Rotax Challenge of the Americas event in Tucson. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to […]

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Jan 09, 2015 GoPro-SOL Republic
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IAME USA is thrilled to announce the creation of their IAME Top Performer Award presented by SOL Republic and GoPro. The award is an all-new incentive program that rewards one driver at each major IAME event who scores the overall top performance with a brand new GoPro HERO4 Silver Edition camera and custom IAME SOL […]

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Strong Showing for Anthony Gangi Jr. in First Full Season in Junior Karting Ranks

GT7 Motorsports/Tony Kart pilot looks toward 2015 season

Jan 09, 2015 Anthony Gangi Jr. is set to take on a full schedule in 2015 (Photo by: Ken Johnson/studio52.us)
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As a top talent in the junior karting ranks, Anthony Gangi Jr. recently closed out his 2014 season at the 18th running of the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals, and is now set to make a mark in 2015. Completing his first full season in junior competition in 2014, Gangi Jr. was a threat for victory […]

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EKN Industry Insider: RaceLab’s Steve Rickman

North American Formula K importer embarking on aggressive 2015 campaign

Jan 09, 2015 RaceLab's Steve Rickman
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While many karters simply winterize and store their equipment following the final checkered flag of the season, the industry itself never really gets to enjoy that break.  The growth of the assorted coastal winter series have made certain that the primary chassis importers and their national teams remain focused on preparing for the new season, […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 2

Stacked Senior and Masters Max fields with new faces taking on DD2 for series titles

Jan 08, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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Formula 1 Driver Felipe Nasr on Praga at Florida Pro Kart Series

Brazilian will race in the IAME Senior class with the Praga North America team

Jan 07, 2015 Felipe Nasr will join Praga North America to compete at the opening round of the Florida Pro Kart Series event this weekend (Photo: Paolo Pellegrini)
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In a last minute addition to their lineup, Praga North America can confirm that Formula 1 driver Felipe Nasr will be racing under their tent at this weekend’s first round of the Florida Pro Kart Winter Series at the Palm Beach Kart Center. The 22 year-old Brazilian driver, who was recently signed to the Sauber […]

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Rotax Challenge of the Americas 2015 – Tucson

January 9-11, 2015: Musselman Honda Circuit - Tucson, Arizona

Jan 07, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick-off for the 2015 karting season. Over 100 drivers from all over the continent will converge on the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona for the first two rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. The series is starting its eighth season, with four tickets to the Rotax Grand […]

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EKN Trackside: Rotax Challenge of the Americas – Tucson Preview – Part 1

Eighth year of program begins for premier west coast winter series

Jan 07, 2015 2015 Rotax Challenge of the Americas logo
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This weekend is the official kick off to the 2015 season, as the Rotax Challenge of the Americas begins its eighth season of competition. The numbers back up the program’s statement of being the ‘premier winter karting series on the left coast’, welcoming some of the top drivers from all over the continent and the […]

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MavTV, Championship Enduro Series and Aaron  Carotta have announced that the CES Race event at Blackhawk Farms on May 31st will be televised on MavTV’s new “Motorsports Road Trip” Series. MavTV is the fast growing motorsport and adventure cable/satellite channel which covers such series as ARCA, world Rally, Dirt Racing and more. “This is an […]

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The new 2015 FKCS President, Michael Sachs stated “The all-new 2015 Florida Karting Championship Series is erupting with excitement”.  The series will see an improved race format, increased awards and an emphasis on a fun family environment. The improved race format will include a substantial increase in track time for all the racers. The familiar […]

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Silly Season 2015

Who is going ‘where’, and who is racing ‘what’ this coming season

Jan 06, 2015 EKN E logo
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With the new karting season getting underway this coming weekend, we are expecting that 2015 will be one of the most intriguing years we’ve seen in recent memory. A number of organizations, series, and one-off events are going to be offered over the coming 12 months and over the last month, all the pairings have […]

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CRG USA and CRG Nations Partner Together for 2015

Colorado operation takes over as master distributor for CRG in North America

Jan 06, 2015 CRG-USA logo
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CRG USA has been named the Master distributor for the CRG chassis and product line after a historic deal was recently reached between CRG S.p.a founder and president Giancarlo Tinini and the K1 Group to make K1 the exclusive importer of CRG. CRG-USA will handle the existing network of CRG dealers and customers throughout the […]

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Back by popular demand, MRP Speed Schools instructor and professional race driver/coach, Marc Miller, will be teaching a dedicated Data Acquisition seminar in the Chicagoland area on Saturday, February 21. The seminar will focus on the popular AIM MXL or MYCHRON data acquisition systems and the RaceStudio2 software and feature ways to analyze and optimize […]

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Jan 06, 2015 So-Cal Rotax Challenge logo
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2015 will see the very cost effective LO206 added to the So-Cal Challenge program. This low cost class is a perfect entry into the world of competitive karting and provides drivers with an opportunity to race without breaking the bank. The LO206 program is taking off all over the country, and its close racing is […]

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The momentum of The RaceLab and Formula K continues to build into the 2015 season as long time karting operation Black Flag Racing Products has signed on as a dealer of the FK brand in the Pacific Northwest. Based just outside of Portland, Oregon, Back Flag brings a vast amount of national, regional, and local […]

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Myles Rowe Racing today announced its first major national sponsor for 2015 with a sponsorship from Lucas Oil Products. Winning the 2014 GoPro Motorplex Championship, Rowe has garnered the attention of several sponsors.  At the end of this month, Myles will race in the 2015 24 Hrs of America Endurance Karting Challenge which will consist of 31 teams […]

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With the 2014 season officially in the books, this past year may arguably be one of the most successful years for the Checkered Motorsports operation.  Focusing on delivering results on track and across the U.S. the Girard, Ohio based team spread their black and yellow colors to the front of the grid.  Focusing on the […]

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AKRA is proud to announce that in 2015 we will be hosting an eight race program with payouts and awards that could exceed 1 Million Dollars Sponsored by Unilli Tires/UniRon. This program will have something for every level of competition with a renewed focus on the Non-Pro level racing. We will of course still have […]

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Team BirelArt USA pilot Gage Rodgers made the trek from Coldwater MI to Daytona FL to take on karters from around the country at the World Karting Association Manufacturer’s Cup race at Daytona International Speedway.  The sprint kart track is located in the turn four infield portion of the speedway.  The unique track is only […]

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