Sep 16, 2016 Harry Thompson (Photo: kartpix.net)
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Three titles were settled at the Oxfordshire circuit. Scott Allen clinched the short circuit gearbox MSA British Championship whilst Harry Thompson completed a unique double in adding the Honda Cadet to his IAME Cadet British title and Jenson Butterfield has done enough to put the MiniMax title to bed, both with a round to run.   […]

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Sep 16, 2016 ekntv-canada-national-championships-briggs-senior-2016
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The 2016 Canadian Karting Championships were held over the Labor Day weekend at the Academie de karting Jim Russell facility in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Among the Rotax and Shifterkart categories, Briggs & Stratton has become the most competitive divisions in the last few years. This year’s event was no different with 29 drivers competing in the […]

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Sep 16, 2016 Gearup Challenge FSeries logo
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2016 comes to an end in just a little more than a week and when we said we are saving the best for last that was an understatement! The championship points battles at this final round are insanely close. And as the prestige level of the F-Series titles have become something ever more special it will be […]

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Strong Series Finale for Top Kart USA

Three wins and a championship

Sep 16, 2016 16-09-15-topkart-dakota
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The final round of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) brought another strong performance for the Indianapolis based Top Kart USA team. The final round of USPKS took place September 9-11 at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. Bringing home three wins and a championship was a great way for the team to bring their season […]

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Sep 16, 2016 AKRA logo
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One race remains before the much-anticipated AKRA American Sprint Cup Series Grand National Championship Oct. 21-23 at the 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, FL. Next weekend – Sept. 23-25 – AKRA Southern Tour racers will close out their inaugural season with Round 3 presented by IONIC Edge Chassis at the new Bushnell Motorsports Park […]

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RoboPong 200 On Verge of a Possible Cancellation

New Castle Motorsports Park asking endurance race competitors to secure entries by deadline

Sep 15, 2016 new-castle-motorsports-park
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The RoboPong 200 event has become a staple in North American karting over the past decade as one of the top-five events to take part in. There is no other event like it, with TaG machines pushing the limits around the 1-mile circuit, vying to reach the 200-lap mark first to claim the victory. 2016 […]

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Sep 15, 2016 skusa-tomversation-summernats-2016
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Superkarts! USA has released this morning another ‘TomVersation’, this time from the SKUSA Pro Tour SummerNationals back in July at New Castle Motorsports Park. Eyenovation’s Chris Ortenburger sat down with SKUSA CEO and owner Tom Kutscher to go over a number of issues once again, including professional drivers bringing their children to SKUSA competition, engine […]

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Sep 15, 2016 rotax-jetting-guide-logo
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The ‘ROTAX MAX JETTING GUIDE’ is an application for Android and iOS devices and was designed to assist Rotax MAX evo kart drivers in setting up a recommended main jet based on weather conditions and engine type. The application is available free of charge. To find the perfect set up for the next kart race […]

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Sep 15, 2016 The five 2016 Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final squad members with series promotors Gavin and Pam Bright and Tony Chambers. (l to r top) Ryan Urban, Josh Hart and Gavin & Pam Bright. (l to r lower) Tony Chambers, Matthew Payne, Tiffany Chittenden and Dylan Drysdale (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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Reigning DD2 Masters class title holder Ryan Urban of Auckland heads an experienced Kiwi squad which will contest this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals meeting in Italy next month. The annual Grand Finals meeting pits national and regional Rotax Max Challenge class winners from around the globe against each other at a multi-day meeting […]

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Sep 15, 2016 Jay Howard MDD logo
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Jay Howard’s Motorsports Driver Development kart team wrapped up the USPKS final race in Pittsburgh last weekend. Team driver Braden Eves continued his winning streak, winning Saturday’s race. Eves was on his way to a clean sweep on Sunday before a mechanical issue took him out of the lead of Sunday’s final. Eves became USPKS […]

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Sep 15, 2016 So-Cal Oval Karters logo
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After what seems like an eternity, the So Cal Oval Karters will get back on the track this Saturday night, September 17, on “Back to School Night” at Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville.  It will be the SCOK’s first race since their August 6 date in the Grand Arena at […]

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Sep 15, 2016 Elite Drivers Academy logo
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Looking to add value choices within Elite Drivers Academy (EDA), Owner and Founder Louie Pagano has added a host of multi-time champions and coaches to the high level program. With coaching being completed online through Skype, Elite Drivers Academy is using the digital era to add services to drivers not only in the United States, […]

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Sep 14, 2016 KPX Karting Championship logo
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This weekend is Round 4 of the KPX Karting Championship powered by Briggs & Stratton Racing hosted by Kerman Kart Club in Fresno, CA. This race is already getting the nickname “The Big Race”, as KPX tries to exceed their record of 101 entries at Round 3. This track is located in Central California which […]

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From the Tower: Rock Island Grand Prix 2016

Memorable three-days in Quad Cities for 22nd edition of world’s largest street race

Sep 14, 2016 (Photo: EKN)
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For 13 straight years, I have traveled west to the Quad Cities area to cover the rare and exciting Rock Island Grand Prix. For the 22nd time, a non-profit volunteer-based group and diehard race fans turn the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois into a two-day race festival centered around the purest form of motorsports […]

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Sep 14, 2016 World Karting Champion Paolo De Conto
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Fresh from victory at the World Karting Championship in Sweden, Paolo De Conto will be heading to Australia next month to compete at the International Race of Stars powered by SuperFest on the Gold Coast, Queensland. De Conto’s Australian debut will be his first race since having been crowned World Champion and the Italian can’t […]

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Sep 14, 2016 wka-road-race-logo
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Due to a track rental, the Thursday timeline for Parking, Pit Pass Sales, and Registration for the Grand Nationals this weekend at Atlanta Motorsports Park for the Dunlop/Xeramic National Road Race Series, presented by Russell Karting has been modified. Competitors will be allowed to gain entrance to their parking area at 5pm instead of the […]

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Sep 14, 2016 TS Racing logo
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TS Racing announced today an Open House at their facility on Friday, September 23rd. The TSR Open House will be held immediately after the Friday AKRA Sprint Cup practice at Bushnell Motorsports Park. The TS Racing shop, located 3 miles from Bushnell Motorsports Park, will offer catered food, shop tours, and a drawing for TS […]

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Sep 14, 2016 Birel ART Junior logo
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Birel ART Junior with Pietro Delli Guanti won the 2016 edition of the Rok Cup Italia (Mini class) at the end of a dominant weekend. After posting the second fastest time in his qualifying session, Delli Guanti won Heat 1 by over three seconds, finished second with the best lap in Heat 2 and won […]

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Sep 13, 2016 World Karting Association WKA logo
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The annual WKA Membership Meeting will be held a little earlier this year than last, with the New Castle Motorsports Park facility serving as the setting for members of all series of racing to join the many officers and trustees available that weekend. The meeting will take place Thursday September 22, which will serve as […]

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Sep 13, 2016 4-Cycle-Super-Showdown-logo-update
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The 2016 4-Cycle Super Showdown Early Pre Registration opened Saturday at Noon, September 10, 2016. Once again the Super Showdown is being held at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association’s (PKRA) track located in Phoenix Arizona. The dates for this year’s event are Move in on Thursday, October 20th. Friday’s practice on October 21st, Gates will […]

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