From the Tower: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano

Title contenders confirmed as program reaches halfway point

Jun 23, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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We spend our entire raceday 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. The ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, those […]

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Jun 22, 2016 First time Feature Winner Madelyn Goulding
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The string of first time 2016 winners continued June 14th Merrittville Speedway with 3 Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series Drivers visiting St. Catharines Discount Auto Parts Victory Lane. Madelyn Goulding – daughter of 2015 Van Raine Construction 4 Cylinder Champion and Kart Racer Rob Goulding won her first ever Feature. Goulding is a rookie in […]

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Jun 22, 2016 WKA-Gold Cup-Logo
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If the calendar says June, and it’s Kershaw, South Carolina, then the heat is on!!!!! That’s what many 4 cycle competitors on the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series are preparing for this weekend, as the series takes to the Palmetto State Track for stop #2 on the series. Looking to maintain a hot […]

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Jun 21, 2016 EKNTV-KartSport New Zealand
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  The 206 grassroots movement has been increasing year after year here in the United States and Canada. Tracks across the country are welcoming the American manufactured powerplant as an entry-level category and affordable option for people to enjoy the thrill of racing. Karting is dubbed as the purest form of motorsports and 206 competition […]

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New Era Continues to Evolve Following Round Five of Los Angeles Karting Championship

Pro Show a success as southern California 2016 program reaches halfway point

Jun 21, 2016 LAKC-05-R5
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship welcomed new board of directors as the 2016 season began. Part of their new direction is to solidify LAKC as the prominent location for racers to compete at for all levels of the sport. From the Kid Kart divisions all the way to the Pro level, LAKC brings the best […]

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SpeedsportZ Racing Park In Full Construction Mode

Delays from a variety of different sources now surpassed as construction is in full swing

Jun 21, 2016 Alan Rudolph is all smiles as construction begins on Speedsportz Racing Park 
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After nearly a year of delays due to many reasons, including offsite utilities, major new road construction, and unprecedented rain for over a year, SpeedsportZ Racing Park at Grand Texas and the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy is finally under construction. Opening is planned for late Fall 2016. “It has been a long time coming but […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Rotax 125 MAX evo
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The Rotax 125 MAX EVO engine series has been on the market for about fifteen months. BRP-Rotax’s intention is always to provide the customer with the latest technology in karting. The company is aware that since the introduction of the EVO engine, there have been some great positives but also some speed bumps along the […]

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Jun 21, 2016 OSKart
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OSKART USA is proud to announce we are the new and only USA distributor for a customizable 1/2 scale radio controlled go kart. Hand built in Portugal, these ready to run karts come complete with suited driver, Spektrum DX2E controller, certificate of ownership and complete instructions. Every kart carries it’s own serial number. Each true-to-scale […]

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Team Koene USA Brings Eight Driver Squad to Utah

Drivers to contest Rotax Micro, Mini, Junior and Senior MAX

Jun 21, 2016 Koene USA logo
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As the 2016 North American karting season reaches the midway point, several key events will set up championship chases for drivers in multiple different series. First on the docket, Team Koene USA will enter eight drivers in the second round of the Sofina Foods US Open in the hopes to secure valuable points towards tight […]

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Registration Now Open for the 2016 United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals

Pinnacle US Rotax event set for August 3-6 in Sonoma, California

Jun 21, 2016 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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Heading to the West Coast for the 2016 Sofina Foods United States Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Grand Nationals Presented by Fikse Wheels, registration for the pinnacle Rotax event is the US is now open. Taking place at the premier Simraceway Performance Karting Center in Sonoma, California August 3-6, 2016, seven Rotax MAX Challenge champions will […]

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Jun 21, 2016 IAME Atlantic Challenge
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The IAME Atlantic Challenge with Briggs and Stratton previously scheduled for Aug. 12-13, 2016 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC has been postponed to a future date in 2017. An exact date is to be determined. GoPro Motorplex apologizes for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned to gopromotorplex.com for further details on the event.

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Jun 21, 2016 Phil Giebler Racing logo
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Phil Giebler Racing’s Nicky Hays, a 14-year-old from Huntington Beach, Calif., became the youngest Senior division feature winner in Superkarts! USA history at Sonoma Raceway’s California ProKart Challenge on June 4 on the .7-mile Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Hays’ triumph was in X30, one of SKUSA’s most competitive divisions with many veteran drivers. The 14-lap […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Max Fedler
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Karting champion Max Fedler has been preparing for his professional debut and will enter the Road America rounds of the Pirelli World Challenge in his BMW M235iR.  The Summit of Everest Motorsports driver states “I am excited to compete at Road America.  My great grandfather, grandfather, and dad have all been a part of the […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Gearup Challenge FSeries logo
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Usually the announcement for our great prize package goes out way in advance to the start of the season, but continually adding to the fabulous list of incentives has left it until now to finalize the full details for 2016.  We are very excited that this season we can continue to improve our package while retaining all of […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Karting
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Despite the highly variable and difficult to grasp weather conditions at Ampfing, Lorenzo Camplese demonstrated the effectiveness of his Parolin-TM at the second round of the German Championship (DKM). The Italian has consistently been faster when the track was dry. This was confirmed by a stunning rise from 14th to 5th place in Race 2. […]

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Jun 21, 2016 CRG-Spain
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“Pedrito” Pedro Hiltbrand has dominated KZ2 on CRG-Maxter in Portimao’s second round of the Spanish championship, confirming his classification lead after the victory in the opener of Recas, Toledo. CRG colors have been dominating the weekend of June 12th not only in Germany, but also in Portugal at the Circuit of Portimao. In occasion of […]

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Jun 21, 2016 Jordi van Moorsel
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Mach1 Motorsport started at the German Kart Championship in Ampfing with a large number of drivers last weekend. Martin Hetschel’s team braved the partly very difficult weather conditions and placed themselves on the front ranks of Germany’s highest kart racing series in spite of a lot of bad luck. Last weekend, the Schweppermannring in Ampfing […]

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Jun 21, 2016 SWS Sodi
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Awaited by all lovers of leisure karting, the 2016 Sodi World Finals is not far off. From 7th to 9th July 2016 Racing Kart de Cormeilles near Paris will once again host the annual SWS event. Prestige, flawless organisation and maximum fairness will be on the agenda for this unique meeting bringing together 280 qualified […]

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Morning Coffee: Tuesday, June 21

Pro Aspirations? Start The Education Now

Jun 21, 2016 2015 Indy Lights Champion Spencer Pigot
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As is so often the case, I draw many ‘Morning Coffee’ topics from the daily discussions I have with people in the sport.  More often than not, it’s either my conversation partner or myself who eventually blurts out…“that should be a column”.  We discuss the positives and negatives of the current state of karting or […]

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EKN Trackside: 2016 United States Pro Kart Series – Shawano Sunday Report

Lemke earns second IAME win of season as Pesek doubles up in Yamaha

Jun 19, 2016 Brandon Lemke notched his second victory of the season in IAME Pro (Photo: EKN)
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A day that will be forever known in the city of Cleveland, the United States Pro Kart Series closed out the second event of the 2016 season in Shawano, Wisconsin at the US Air Motorsports Raceway. Serving as the fourth round of the championship program, the weekend completed under sunny skies perfect for racing. Session […]

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