From the Tower: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix

Double duty for EKN crew, enjoying 20th annual event

Sep 04, 2014 From the Tower-RIGP
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We spend our entire racedays 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. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the accounts that develop over a race weekend, […]

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Sep 03, 2014 Rotax 12 month Warranty
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MAXSpeed Group, the United States distributor for Rotax MAX, Mojo and XPS products would like to announce a 12-month Warranty Campaign in conjunction with BRP-Powertrain effective from September 1, 2014 until the end of the calendar year. All Rotax MAX Engines (DD2, Senior, Junior, Mini and Micro) sold between the dates of September 1, 2014 […]

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Carter Williams of Clovis, Calif., believes he has a realistic opportunity for a top-three finish in S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto Saturday in the SuperKarts! USA California ProKart Challenge at Lake Elsinore Diamond Stadium. The 16-year old rookie in the senior-level shifter class has been close to the podium in the previous three California PKC features, […]

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Red Line Oil Karting Championship Race Six Report

Marcos Ramirez takes the win in the GoPro feature race. NORCAL 80cc Shifters make RLOKC debut

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The weather was spectacular and so was the racing for Round #6 of the RLOKC. After a great round of competition there are now only three races left in the series at the Simraceway circuit in Sonoma, CA. And with every point being extremely valuable we were in for quite a show as almost all […]

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Sep 03, 2014 Rotax Euro Challenge trophies
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Ladies and gentlemen start your engines and get ready for the final show of the ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge 2014! After stops in Genk (Belgium), Castelletto (Italy) and Zuera (Spain) the last round of the season will be hosted in France from 1st to 7th September 2014. Again the organising RGMMC Establishment expects full grids […]

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Inaugural US Open of Dirt Cancelled

Lack of entries force cancellation of event

Sep 02, 2014 Bell US Open of Dirt
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The inaugural United States Rally Kart Association (USRKA) US Open of Dirt scheduled for September 12-13, 2014 at the US 41 Speedway in Indiana has been cancelled. With overwhelming support from companies such as Bell Helmets, Top Kart USA, Victory Kart, Bridgestone, Gridsport.net and the McLaughlin family, the event was forced to be cancelled due […]

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Sep 02, 2014 SKUSA Modesto Grand Prix SummerNationals 2014
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This is the exclusive release of the Superkarts! USA highlight film of the 2014 SummerNationals at the Modesto Grand Prix in California on August 1-3 – produced by Wyatt Lloyd Media and Eyenovation.

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Team K&K had good results at the ASN Canadian Nationals this past weekend at Mt Tremblant, despite some bad luck. The team consisted of Braxton Terry, Andre Fiorini and Victoria Stutsky (Junior)….. Jon Treadwell and Marc Stehle (Senior) and Keith Barrick, Kyle Aulenback and Steve McVoy (Masters). K&K Kart was also the Title Sponsor of […]

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Sep 02, 2014 World Formula Briggs
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Briggs and Stratton Racing reacting to needs of their racer, shuffles their World Formula offerings for the first time since 2008.  Effective immediately, a new World Formula spec, 124435 8106-01, is now available.  This is the SAME base engine without the starter, flywheel starter ring gear, and clutch.  “With the World Formula engine being raced […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix – Race Report

Dittmer, Neilson, and Aldridge double up for Rock trophy as Iseli crowned King of the Streets

Sep 01, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The 20th edition of the Rock Island Grand Prix was packed full of excitement and drama that have made up the two decade history of the annual Labor Day street race. Karters from all different backgrounds and experience converged to the Quad Cities for the August 30-31 event to compete in 13 categories. While numbers […]

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Sep 01, 2014 KF_Podium
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The 2014 European CIK-FIA Championship finished today with a British ending, not only because the final round of the event was held at the  PF International Circuit of Brandon, in the lovely countryside of Lincolnshire. The last British seal on the KF and KFJ Championship was put by two drivers coming from Great Britain, at […]

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Aug 31, 2014 KFJ_216-Beckmann_vs_Ahmed-202
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The selection on the PF International circuit of Brandon continues: tomorrow afternoon we will know the names of the winners of the KF and KFJ CIK-FIA European Championship. The rain, which influenced yesterday’s qualifying, was substituted by today’s sunshine. A gentle breeze made the temperature raise up to over 19 degrees. So, the twenty heats […]

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Aug 30, 2014 Oliver Norris (Photo: Press.net Images)
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At the PF International Circuit of Brandon, the final assault to the European CIK-FIA Championship for KF and KFJ has started. On the circuit set in Lincolnshire, in the heart of England, today’s qualifying has given a first picture of the situation: the definitive battle for the top positions of the Championship is at its […]

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2014 Rock Island Grand Prix

August 30-31, 2014: Rock Island Street Course - Rock Island, Illinois

Aug 29, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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Tradition continues as the 20th Rock Island Grand Prix is scheduled for this Labor Day weekend, on a rare August weekend. The final two days of the month will welcome karters from all over, as they converge on the city streets of Rock Island, Illinois for a karting festival. Friday night, the Quad City streets […]

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Eight Double Winners in Denton for Texas ProKart Challenge

Rounds Five and Six contested at North Texas Kartways during special night racing weekend

Aug 29, 2014 Riley Dickinson led the Mini Max field all weekend in Denton (Photo: Dreams Captured Photography)
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The 2014 Texas ProKart Challenge – presented by 3G Kart Racing/Burger King®/Chase Racing/Dallas Karting Complex/Fernelius Alvarez Attorneys – entered the second half of the season following the August 14-16 event at the North Texas Kartways. The Denton, Texas facility hosted a unique Thursday through Saturday event, featuring racing under the lights for all three days […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Rock Island Grand Prix – Preview

20th annual event set for Quad City streets over Labor Day weekend

Aug 29, 2014 (Photo: Joe Brittin)
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For the 20th time, karters will converge on the Quad City area to celebrate the Labor Day weekend, competing in the annual Rock Island Grand Prix presented by AT&T. The streets along the Mississippi River will convert the Illinois city Friday evening into a two-day karting festival. The event brings together a large pool of […]

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The MG Tire / L & T Manufacturing Route 66 Sprint Series will finish off the 2014 racing season with rounds nine and ten being held at Mid-State Raceway located near Springfield, IL on September 5-7 sponsored by B & B Electric.  The event is hosted by the Mid-State Kart Club (MSKC) and is called […]

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MAXSpeed Group Announces Location and Dates for 2015 United States Rotax Max Challenge Grand Nationals

August 6-9 Grand Nationals will be held at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina

Aug 28, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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With only four months remaining in the 2014 karting season, the MAXSpeed Group is busy planning several events on the 2015 calendar. Working hard to finalize details on the upcoming Rotax Pan American Challenge, company officials are pleased to announce the dates and location of the United States Rotax MAX Challenge (USRMC) Grand Nationals. Taking […]

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California ProKart Challenge to Host First Ever Event in Lake Elsinore

Parking lot temporary circuit to clone layout used at upcoming SuperNationals event

Aug 28, 2014 ProKart Challenge logo
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After a break in the schedule, the California ProKart Challenge returns to action on September 5-6, hosting the fifth round of the 2014 six-race season. A new location will be checked off, as the Superkarts! USA regional program travels to Lake Elsinore, California, which sits roughly an hour in between the downtown areas of Los […]

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Team Koene USA Prepares for Rotax Pan Am Challenge and SKUSA SuperNationals

Strong results springboard squad into latter half of 2014 season

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Recently completing the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals and the ASN Canada Canadian Karting Championships with great success, Team Koene USA will now shift their focus to two more major karting events. Taking place in October at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina, six drivers will enter the Rotax Pan American Challenge before making […]

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