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The So Cal Oval Karters will close the “Summer Shoot Out Series” this Saturday night, August 22nd, at Perris Auto Speedway.  Saturday’s event will be the third of four at The PAS in 2015 and it will be the only one under the lights.  The pit gate will open at 3:00 PM on Saturday and […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 2

Finlayson leads Leopard Pro standings into series finale as Lemke has near lock for Junior title; two champions set to receive Rok Cup International Final tickets

Aug 19, 2015 Finlayson sits on top of the Leopard Pro mountain heading into New Castle (Photo: EKN)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series comes to a close this weekend as the 2015 finale is set for the New Castle Motorsports Park, just outside the ‘Racing Capital of the World’ Indianapolis. Opening up in NASCAR country at the GoPro Motorplex, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin, and […]

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Aug 18, 2015 Travis DeVriendt, Sherrard, heads down the straight away Sunday, August 31, 2014, in the 4-cycle race at the Rock Island Grand Prix
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The Rock Island Grand Prix has announced that one of its premier races of the weekend – the Briggs LO206 Heavy class – will be run as the Travis “Turbo” DeVriendt Memorial Race in honor of long-time Quad-Cities racer Travis DeVriendt who died last March. DeVriendt, of Sherrrard, Ill. who had raced at the Rock […]

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Jak Crawford Earns Rotax Micro Max United States Grand National Championship

Driver does the double and lands on the podium twice

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“Jetpak” Jak Crawford, the speedy ten-year-old Texan and Energy Corse racing pilot, wrapped up his brief year and a half long Rotax Micro Max karting career with his biggest win yet at the 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals. With over a dozen national level victories including Florida Winter Tour wins, […]

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Team Benik Picks Up Multiple Race Wins and Podiums in Indiana

Florida based squad has successful trip to the Midwest in SKUSA and USPKS competition

Aug 18, 2015 Lachlan DeFrancesco celebrates his victory at the New Castle Motorsports Park (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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Completing another set of races in the busy month of August, Team BENIK would travel north to the Hoosier State for a pair of high profile karting events. First taking on the stiff competition of the SuperKarts! USA (SKUSA) Fikse Wheels Pro Tour at New Castle Motorsports Park, the squad would travel further north to […]

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Cold Stone US Open of Las Vegas Registration Now Open

Be a part of history and #RaceTheRio

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Set to close out their 2015 racing season in grand fashion, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce that registration for the Cold Stone US Open series finale at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada is now open. With 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals tickets on the line, as well as […]

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EKN Trackside: 2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle Preview – Part 1

Four Yamaha titles on the line; McAndrews and Pesek enter finale tied in Pro standings

Aug 18, 2015 (Photo: Kathy Churchill - Energy Racing)
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The third season of the United States Pro Kart Series comes to a close this weekend as the 2015 finale is set for the New Castle Motorsports Park, just outside the ‘Racing Capital of the World’ Indianapolis. Opening up in NASCAR country at the GoPro Motorplex, visiting the US Air Motorsports Raceway in Wisconsin, and […]

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2015 United States Pro Kart Series – New Castle

August 21-23, 2015: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

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The 2015 United States Pro Kart Series will come to a close this weekend at the New Castle Motorsports Park in New Castle, Indiana. Round Seven and Eight will be completed for the four Yamaha and four TaG categories competing in this year’s program, with class champions decided with the final checkered flags. Official Discussion […]

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Race Report – SoCal Oval Karters – Perris

PATTON, MORHEISER, NIGH AND McINTOSH POST SO CAL OVAL KARTERS WINS AT PERRIS!

Aug 14, 2015 SoCal Oval Karters
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(Camarillo, CA, August 12, 2015) Troy Patton, Danny Morheiser, Cody Nigh and Troy McIntosh posted wins in their respective divisions when the So Cal Oval Karters visited Perris Raceway for round #3 of the “Summer Shootout Series” last Saturday night. Thankfully for the competitors, fans and crews, the weather was warm, but not scorching on […]

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Race Report: 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

Seven New National Champions Crowned at Rotax US Grand Nationals

Aug 14, 2015 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo 2015
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For the first time in its fifteen-year history, the United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals presented by Chase/Brash Racing visited Carolina Motorsports Park as it welcomed the best Rotax drivers in the United States. On top of crowning seven new National Champions, five tickets to join Team USA at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand […]

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CBS Sports Network Air Dates Set for Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SummerNationals

Weekend timeslots and a full hour on ‘Motorsports Wednesday’ highlight TV schedule

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For the last 15 years, there have been countless discussions on the need to put karting on television. The argument has focused on the positive benefits that would be provided in terms of growing the sport and taking it to the public. Superkarts! USA believes in this concept, and as they continue in their position […]

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Goodwood/Intrepid returns to Mosport Kartways this weekend for the third round of the Champion Ron Fellows Karting Challenge and if the last event is any indication, the team will be itching to get back on track. At Mosport starting the month with event two of the series, the team produced five wins and thirteen podium […]

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Team Koene USA Looks Forward to 2016

Koene USA to establish and solidify 2016 driver lineup

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With only a few major events remaining in the 2015 karting year, Team Koene USA is busy preparing for the upcoming season. With a national event schedule all but finalized and planned series of competition nearly complete, the Indiana-based team is set to solidify their 2016 driver lineup. “While we will attend the annual Robopong […]

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2015 eKartingNews.com Driver Rankings – TaG – August 7

All eyes on Jarsocrak who keeps top position over Myers

Aug 13, 2015 Brandon Jarsocrak (Photo: EKN)
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Each season, there is a new name attached to the top of the eKartingNews.com TaG Driver Rankings. No driver has finished the following year back on top, and 2015 is no different as the competition seems even more heated. SoCal’s Jake Craig ended the 2014 season as the #1 driver in the country, and he […]

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Aug 13, 2015 Vemme Tent - Italy
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As a staple in the Canadian and American karting scene over the past many years, Vince and Lorenzo Mandarino have won their share of races. In recent years, they have focused their efforts on the design and development of their Vemme chassis, which is gaining traction and acceptance in North America, but now even moreso […]

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Merrittville Speedway: Kugler Wins First Kart Feature

Wood leads all drivers with 10 wins

Aug 12, 2015 Kyle Phillips Victory Lane August 11th
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THOROLD, ONTARIO (August 12, 201) – Noah Kugler won his first kart feature of 2015 on August 11 at Merrittville Speedway in the Tim Phillips Garage KC Auto Parts Novice 2 Division, while Tucker Wood continues to set the pace amongst all Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series race teams, taking home his tenth win in […]

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Driver News: Michael D’Orlando – Rotax Grand Nationals Report

No lucky breaks for talented driver in Keshaw

Aug 12, 2015 Michael D'Orlando did not get any breaks in his fight for the Junior Max title in Kershaw, SC
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TROUTMAN, NC (August 12th, 2015) Despite a frustrating weekend at the US Grand Nationals for Michael d’Orlando, the 13-year-old rookie showed he has the heart of a true champion as he fought back from constant adversity all race weekend long, and proved exactly why he is one of the top rookies in the Junior ranks. […]

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Driver News: Nicholas D’Orlando – Rotax Grand Nationals Report

Young drivers wins Mini Max in Dominating Fashion

Aug 12, 2015 Nicholas D'Orlando scored the Mini Max national championship in Kershaw, SC last weekend
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TROUTMAN, NC (August 12th, 2015, 2015) It was an absolute incredible weekend for Nicholas d’Orlando as he dominated the entire Mini MAX field to capture the 2015 US Grand National Championship title in Kershaw, SC. He did it in typical Nicholas d’Orlando fashion, fast and furious, as he was the head of the class all […]

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Competitors wishing to take advantage of the initial payment tier for the GT Machine Grand Nationals September 25-27 at Lamar County Speedway for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series have just 1 week remaining. Deadline for Tier 1 is Wednesday Aug 19. After that, the fees for Tier 2 kick in, with a […]

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P1 Engines – Mid Season Race Report

P1 Engines: Busy from coast-to-coast

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With the crazy summer racing schedule nearly complete, P1 Engines continues to impress with race wins and podiums across the country. Proving their prowess among several different engine platforms, P1 Engine powered drivers have been at the front of the field in both regional and national level competition. Starting off in Fontana, California with the […]

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