Sep 05, 2017
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Maranello Kart had a strong season finale, as Marco Zanchetta secured the title of KZ2 Italian Champion and Luca Bombardelli that of Italian KZ3 Junior Champion. Maranello Kart had a very good outing at the final round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship in Siena, as Marco Zanchetta was crowned 2017 Italian Champion in KZ2 […]

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Sep 05, 2017
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Saturday’s Labor Day weekend Round 9 of the 12-Round GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge championship series featured 117 competitors across 10 divisions racing under sunny skies and cooler temperatures as the series returned to the regular day racing schedule. Congrats to all Round 9 winners: Brent Crews (Briggs LO206 Cadet), Erik Evans (Briggs LO206 Junior), Zachary […]

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Sep 05, 2017
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Energy Corse is continuing its podium progression around the world. In Asia, Russia, the United States, Australia and of course in its Italian homeland and in many other European countries, this famouschassis brand increases its status every week in the four corners of the world, in classes as different as KZ, X30, OK or even […]

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Sep 05, 2017
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Mixed weather conditions delivered a day full of action at Todd Road for the final round of the Australian Kart Championship, presented by Jayco and Castrol EDGE. James Sera became a five-time Australian Champion in KA3 Senior after finishing second to first time winner Jack Bell. Scott Sorensen took out KA1 to successfully defend his […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Stewart and Neilson collect three Rock trophies

Sep 03, 2017
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The 23rd edition of the Xtream Rock Island Grand Prix powered by Mediacom completed with perfect weather conditions all weekend long. The Labor Day festival for the Quad Cities area welcomed racers from across the country, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the non-profit volunteer organization that turns the city streets at 5pm […]

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Sep 01, 2017
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Last weekend was a huge success for kart racing in Canada, as the ASN-FIA Canadian Championships were held in Mosport, Ontario, at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. With over 200 entries, there was a certain atmosphere of excitement and passion in the air for all competitors present. For Birel ART / Ricciardo, it was a […]

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Checkered Express Launches Transportation Service to Racing Industry

Ohio-based company to offer services to racing industry across the country

Sep 01, 2017
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Checkered Express Inc. (CEI) is excited to announce the launch their newest service- providing transportation services to race teams across the country. The Ohio transportation company has noticed a need in the racing market, and wants to help resolve the hassle of race team trailer transportation. “As a team owner of Checkered Motorsports, we know […]

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Sep 01, 2017
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With the final event of the 2017 season for the RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series just around the corner, entries are beginning to make there way into the WKA Office, as the series will celebrate the Barnesville Bash the weekend of October 6-8 at Lamar County Speedway. 10 major classes of competition will […]

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EKN Trackside: 2017 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

Labor Day street race festival ready for 23rd edition in Quad Cities area

Aug 31, 2017
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Karters have been waiting for this weekend since Labor Day 2016, the chance to return back to the Rock! As we welcome the start to the new college football season, celebrate the Labor Day holiday, and enjoy that last bit of Summer weather, racers from all over North America will converge on the Quad Cities […]

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2017 Rock Island Grand Prix

September 2-3, 2017: Rock Island Street Course - Rock Island, Illinois

Aug 31, 2017
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It is RIGP Week! The 2017 edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix is set for this weekend. The annual Labor Day weekend festival is set for September 2-3 as the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois turn into a full racing circuit. Karters from all over North America converge on the Quad Cities area […]

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Aug 31, 2017
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Summer weather at Shenington accompanied close racing in the six classes present, with five classes seeing a change of Championship leader. The next and final round for all classes except Rotax 177 will be at PF International on 9th-10th September. Rotax 177 have completed their three rounds for the year with Chris Thomas and Tony […]

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Aug 31, 2017
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With the last event completed back on July 26th, Joey Priestley of Welland has had to wait 4 weeks to win his 9th straight Quick Ink Custom Screen Printing Junior 2 Feature of 2017. Back on track after a cancelled event and rain outs, the Bobcat of Hamilton Weekly Karting Series Event saw Senior Fun […]

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Aug 31, 2017
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Westover joins forces with the CRG Racing Team for the OK World Championship to be held next September 24th at PFI International. CRG is delighted to announce that its lineup for the forthcoming OK World Championship, race scheduled for September 24th at the British circuit PFI International, will comprise the British driver Louie Westover. The […]

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Aug 31, 2017
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With the finale for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series just a few weeks away, entries are pouring in for the season ending Grand National event scheduled for September 15-17 at Atlanta Motorsports Park in Dawsonville, Georgia. The deadline to take advantage of the pre-entry pricing is also fast approaching, with the cutoff date set for Wednesday […]

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Ocala Gran Prix to Offer Vortex ROK Junior Shifter in Local Program

Vortex ROK Junior Shifter restrictors available from OGP

Aug 31, 2017
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With the Ocala Gran Prix Fall/Winter Local Series set to kick off in less than two weeks, series officials are pleased to announce that the Vortex ROK Junior Shifter program will be back on the series docket. Actively looking to help develop the skills and talents of young shifter kart drivers, Ocala Gran Prix will […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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A stacked field of Briggs & Stratton powered Margay Ignite karts will take the green flag this weekend at the third annual Ignite Shootout at the Rock Island Grand Prix in Rock Island, Illinois.  Building on the successes of the first two years, the 2017 Ignite Shootout will feature the familiar Ignite Junior and Senior […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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SRA Karting International, Canadian distributor of the BRP-Rotax kart engines, is proud to announce the set-up of a 4 round Championship with two events in Ontario and two in Québec. Invitations for the 2018 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals will be awarded. For Michel Boisclair, president of SRA, “the Rotax MAX Challenge is the strongest […]

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Aug 30, 2017
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While 8 national classes on the Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series were vying for either a potential trip to Italy, or the chance for free tires and entry to the season finale in October for the Grand Nationals at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, no one class had as much intensity, drive, and anxiety as the Kid Kart […]

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ROK Cup Promotions Sets 2018 ROK Cup USA Event Calendar

Florida Winter Tour, ROK Festival and ROK the RIO highlight 2018

Aug 30, 2017
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ROK Cup Promotions and ROK Cup USA are pleased to announce their much-anticipated 2018 calendar. With the karting landscape changing in North America, a careful approach was made to solidify 2018 race dates that would not only be good for teams and drivers, but also good for the sport of karting in the United States. […]

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PROgression: Team Benik Set for Watkins Glen USF2000 Event

O’Keeffe returns and joins Team BENIK this weekend

Aug 30, 2017
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The Team BENIK USF2000 program will be back on track this weekend for the final round of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Taking place at the fast and competitive Watkins Glen Internationals Raceway, Team BENIK will enter Callan O’Keeffe as he returns to the program for the series finale. “We are really […]

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