From the Tower: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016

Annual event in Daytona Beach sets tone for the 2017 season

Jan 06, 2017
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Each and every year, racers of all backgrounds, experience and genre head down to Daytona International Speedway for the World Karting Association Daytona KartWeek. Many begin the journey south on or before Christmas Day to head to the Sunshine State for three days of action in part of the three distinct events taking part at […]

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COTA 2017 Prize Package Confirmed, Series, Adds Briggs 206 Junior Class

10th season set to kick off in Tucson at end of January with Rotax Grand Finals tickets up for grabs

Jan 05, 2017
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The 10th season of the Challenge of the Americas is set to begin at the end of January. The premier winter karting series on the left coast will close out its first decade of competition during the months of January through April with the top racers and teams traveling to the three events that make […]

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Jan 05, 2017
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As the title claimed for the 2016 Manufacturers Championship Trophy was claimed by the slightest of margins, the 2017 battle for the top chassis on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series appears to be headed in the same direction. On the heels of the 2016 edition of Daytona KartWeek, which also kicks off the 2017 season […]

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Tavella Stands on Podium at First Event of the Season

Talented junior driver earns two silvers at season opener

Jan 05, 2017
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National Champion Dylan Tavella begins his 2017 season right where he left off in 2016- on the podium. The skilled pilot earned two podium finishes last week at the first race of the season, round one of the World Karting Association (WKA) Manufacturers Cup at Daytona International Speedway. After having a phenomenal 2016 season, Tavella […]

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Fefo Barrichello Joins Team Benik for 2017 Season

The young Barrichello will see action in a host of different series this year

Jan 05, 2017
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With multiple drivers already confirmed for the 2017 karting season, Team BENIK is pleased to welcome Fefo Barrichello to the Florida based program. Son of former Formula One and IndyCar driver and current Stock Car Brasil standout Rubens Barrichello, Fefo will pilot the familiar ‘Blue BENIK’ beginning next week at the 2017 MAXspeed Entertainment Florida […]

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Compass Management Solutions to Offer Sponsorship for 2017

CMS to give a hotel sponsorship for 2017 US Rotax Grand Nationals

Jan 05, 2017
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Compass Management Solutions (CMS) is excited to announce they will be offering a hotel sponsorship to the karting community. As an emerging business in the industry, the goal of CMS is to limit stress on racers and their families all while helping the karting community save money on hotel accommodations. With this in mind, CMS […]

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Jan 05, 2017
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With the 2016 season coming to an end, GreyHound Seats USA is excited to announce new additions to the Greyhound family, Mad Old Nut Productions and 3 Flags Karting Racing.  After a successful 2016 year for both, the two operations have formed an agreement for Mad Old Nut to be the West Coast distributor and […]

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Superkarts! USA Recognizes 2016 Pro Tour Champions

Nine drivers join prestigious ‘SKUSA Circle of Champions’ for 2017 season

Jan 04, 2017
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Over the last seven seasons, the Superkarts! USA Pro Tour has grown in leaps and bounds, setting record-entry numbers along the way.  The 2016 season maintained this momentum, and not only did participation hit new marks, so did the level of competition. Winning a Pro Tour title has become a truly prestigious accomplishment, and nine […]

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Jan 03, 2017
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We are very pleased to announce a new driver to eShifter Kart Racing. Jonathan will be driving a CKR Stock Honda shifter kart for us during the 2017 racing season. Our main focus is to promote our brand and support kart racing within the Northwest including Northern Nevada, Utah and Western Colorado. The shifter kart […]

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Jan 03, 2017
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Last January, Quick Ink Custom Screen Printing owned by Shayne Pierce, Chris and Sami Steele began after months of planning. Just ahead of celebrating their first full year of operation the three will celebrate their beginnings in Kart Racing as the new Junior 2 Divisional Sponsor at Merrittville Speedway. “Sponsoring the Junior 2 division is […]

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Jan 03, 2017
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The Dart Kart Club is excited to announce a 5th race weekend for the 2017 season. DKC will host an event at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex in Wampum, PA to finish out the 2017 AKRA Road Race season.  We will be utilizing the full 2.8-mile/19 turn road course. 2017 AKRA Road Race Schedule May […]

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Jan 03, 2017
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CalSpeed Karting, in conjunction with RLV and Tri-C Karters, is proud to announce the VLR Spec 206 Senior class for 2017. This class is designed as an entry-level kart racing program that utilizes a single chassis (VLR Emerald) and engine (Briggs and Stratton LO206) package, along with tight controls on components and performance enhancements to […]

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Jan 03, 2017
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Vortex engines have made the F-Series very special for over the past three seasons and their support is relentless in making the program better each year. It is our pleasure to announce the winner of the Mini Rok championship of this coming Gearup Challenge season will again be receiving the fabulous prize of competing at […]

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Jan 03, 2017
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American Kart Racing Association officials are pleased to announce the 2017 AKRA / Vega USA American Sprint Cup Series “Southern Tour” schedule of events and Grand National Championship, which will bring the growing 4-cycle and 2-cycle karting series to four awesome Southeast sprint tracks this April through October! The AKRA Southern Tour will open April […]

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Jan 03, 2017
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Mike Nigh, President of the So Cal Oval Karters, has released the historic 10th anniversary championship season schedule for the California dirt track club.  Ten races are on the schedule with another potential race still in the works. Thus far, the ten races will be split between two longtime Southern California racing facilities.  John Aden’s […]

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Morning Coffee: Reset and Enjoy

2016 is in the rearview; time to focus forward

Jan 03, 2017
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For all the battling that went on this year in karting, both on-track and off-track, between drivers and between organizations, there’s one thing that is for certain.  2016 is done and gone, and everything that happened throughout the year it is now history.  As we roll into the first week of January, I suggest that […]

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WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016 – Day 2 Report

Jarsocrak sweeps final day in IAME, Pesek pushes way to victory in Yamaha

Dec 30, 2016
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Looking out the hotel window, it appeared to be another warm and sunny day in Daytona Beach for the final round at the WKA Daytona KartWeek Margay Sprint Nationals. Walking out, the wind and cold chill that hit the area said otherwise. Temperatures dropped significantly overnight with strong northern winds coming in, and destroying a […]

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WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016: Day 1 Report

Myers sweeps IAME as Kardashian runs away in Yamaha

Dec 29, 2016
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The first round of racing toward the 2017 season kicked off today with the first day of competition at the annual WKA Daytona KartWeek event at the Daytona International Speedway. The Manufacturers Cup Series and Winter Cup are beginning the 2017 programs during the three-day event, with Thursday’s action completing the opening round for both […]

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Paddock Insider: WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016

Annual vacation event at the World Center of Racing

Dec 28, 2016
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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 WKA Daytona KartWeek 2016 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews […]

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WKA Manufacturers Cup Series – Daytona KartWeek 2016

December 28-30, 2016: Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida

Dec 27, 2016
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It’s that time of the year, where racers converge on the sunshine state of Florida for the WKA Daytona KartWeek. Dirt, Road Race, and Sprint racers will contest the three unique events at the Daytona International Speedway between the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays. Official Discussion Thread Official Website Results NRRS Results EKN Photo […]

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