Jul 18, 2014 RIGP-2014-logo Rock Island Grand Prix
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The Rock Island Grand Prix, the world’s largest karting street race, and Briggs & Stratton Motorsports have announced an exciting incentive program for drivers participating in the Briggs Local Option 206 classes at Rock Island this Labor Day weekend, August 30-31. In an effort to respond to competitor’s requests for more track time, the Rock […]

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Pre-registration for the July 25-27 VIR Nationals for the WKA VEGA / TS Racing Road Racing Series driven by Mazda will close Saturday, July 19. Click HERE for the VIR National entry blank. Competitors may pre-enter online at WoodbridgeKartClub.com or mail the WKA entry form to WKC at 3383 Hickory Hills Drive; Oakton, VA 22124. […]

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BREAKING NEWS: MAXSpeed Group Takes Over Formula Kart Productions and Florida Winter Tour

MAXSpeed Group’s team of employees and partners begin plans for 2015 season

Jul 17, 2014 Florida Winter Tour logo
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Announced this evening at the annual MAXSpeed Group sales meeting at the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals, Richard Boisclair and his team of employees and partners are pleased to announce that they have purchased Formula Kart Productions and the Florida Winter Tour. MAXSpeed Group will take charge effective immediately and will begin preparations for […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Event Preview

National championships to be decided at Miller Motorsports Park this weekend

Jul 17, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
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This week is officially ‘Rotax Week’ in the United States as the racers from all across the country have traveled to the Miller Motorsports Park for the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The 14th annual event is set for the second time at the Tooele, Utah facility with close to 200 drivers battling over a […]

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GoRotax.com Driver of the Month Presented by eKartingNews.com – June 2014 – Kaylen Frederick

Maryland driver climbing quickly up the standings in the Mini Max division

Jul 16, 2014 Kaylen Frederick leading the Mini Max field at the Rotax Summer Shootout (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Thanks to the partnership between MAXSpeed Group and eKartingNews.com, a monthly program has been devised to promote outstanding drivers in the Rotax Max Challenge. The new program – GoRotax.com Driver of the Month presented by eKartingNews.com – is based off a similar program the leading karting website offers each month, focused on the United States […]

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Dreezen, and Juodvirsis Lead The European CIK-FIA Championships

Ota leading the points in Academy Trophy

Jul 16, 2014 Jonathan Thonon stands between point leader Dreezen (left) and Lammers (right)
(Photo: Wafe Project)
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The race to the European CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 titles on Rai Sport 2 The 2014 European titles are going to be awarded. The last event of the European CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 Championship is scheduled in two weeks’ time at the Swedish circuit of Kristianstad. The facility will host the third and last round of […]

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Rolison Performance Group Brings Deep Roster to 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Twelve driver line-up gearing for victory in four categories at Miller Motorsports Park

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This week, Rotax teams and drivers from all over the country will compete in the 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals to decide the seven national champions. Among the teams that will make the trip is the successful Rolison Performance Group, gearing up to be at the front of the fields with a roster full […]

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The second club points race is quickly approaching for Snake River Karters on July 20th. After the astounding opening race weekend at Glen Morgan Raceway in June, the much anticipated memorial races are drawing the attention of drivers from Washington, Oregon and Eastern Idaho. With growing kart classes and an improved racing surface the club […]

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Skip Barber Racing School, LLC and the World Karting Association today announced a partnership for the 2014 World Karting Association Season. The agreement makes Skip Barber Racing School the official racing school of World Karting Association and will offer WKA kart racers a gateway to open-wheel racing through SBRS program prizes. The champion of the […]

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It’s the Gary Lawson Show Again at WKA Camden Gold Cup

Alder, Kalb & Miller join Lawson as triple winners at Michigan Kart Supply Nationals

Jul 16, 2014 Gary Lawson races Jacob Heavlow into turn one at G&J Kartway (Photo: Double Vision Photography)
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Mentor, Ohio‘s Gary Lawson went unbeaten this past weekend at the Michigan Kart Supply Nationals at G&J Kartway, round two of the 2014 WKA RLV Tuned Exhaust Products Gold Cup Series. Lawson led the way over 70 drivers that compiled for more than 220 entries at Camden, where he won Friday’s Pro Gas Animal Money […]

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The PRD Challenge bounty was defended by Matt Johnson and Derek Zimmerman at round 5 of the LAKC PRD Senior Controlled event June 29th. The two defenders split the cash bounty placed on their heads by RLV after aggressive action was aimed at them all day long. Paul Bonilla and David Vasquez attacked early in […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Preview – Part 3

Epic battles set to unfold in Senior Max and DD2 categories

Jul 16, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
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This week is officially ‘Rotax Week’ in the United States as the racers from all across the country have traveled to the Miller Motorsports Park for the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The 14th annual event is set for the second time at the Tooele, Utah facility with close to 200 drivers battling over a […]

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United States Pro Kart Series Readies for Third Stop of 2014 Season

Leopard Pro bonus increased to $1,000 for a double winner at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex event

Jul 15, 2014 USPKS logo
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The United States Pro Kart Series reached the halfway point of the 2014 season, following the second event of the year at the Michiana Raceway Park in North Liberty, Indiana. The June 20-22 weekend provided another near-record turnout as the eight TaG and Yamaha categories battled for Round Three and Four victories, inching closer to […]

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2014 KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championship

Record breaking kart win for Palmerston North Boys High

Jul 15, 2014 Formula Junior class winner Dylan Drysdale from Palmerston North leading one of his heats
(Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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Palmerston North Boys High School is officially New Zealand’s winningest KartSport school, students Dylan Drysdale and Jacob Cranston having earned it a record fourth Secondary Schools title at this year’s Toyota Racing New Zealand-backed KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championship at home in Palmerston North over the weekend. Students won the school the premier Secondary […]

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Versteeg Racing Up Wins in Preparation for Cold Stone US Grand Nationals

Utah racer goes eight for eight in podium results at Rotax Can-Am ProKart Challenge and Rotax Summer Shootout

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Young motorsport talent Austin Versteeg has been busy during the first few months of the 2014 summer season. The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas champion has been spending the break from school to hit as many races as possible. While Versteeg is gaining seat time in preparation for the 2014 Cold Stone United States […]

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Yamaha SuperCan Added to New Castle WKA Manufacturers Cup Lineup

Rounds four and five of Man Cup to include four-race Yamaha Supercan points series

Jul 15, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Senior can Yamaha racing will return to the WKA Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series at the final two rounds of the 2014 series this August and October. A Yamaha Supercan local-option class for senior drivers age 15 and up has been added to the class schedule at the August 8-10 Top Kart USA Nationals […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Cold Stone US Grand Nationals – Preview – Part 2

Masters categories set to battle at Miller Motorsports Park for three Rotax Grand Finals tickets

Jul 15, 2014 2014 US Rotax Grand Nationals logo
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This week is officially ‘Rotax Week’ in the United States as the racers from all across the country have traveled to the Miller Motorsports Park for the Cold Stone US Grand Nationals. The 14th annual event is set for the second time at the Tooele, Utah facility with close to 200 drivers battling over a […]

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SKUSA Competitor Bulletin: SuperNationals Priority Pre-Entry Program Opens July 16

Loyal SKUSA competitors receive first dibs into entering Pro Tour finale in Las Vegas

Jul 14, 2014 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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In just over 120 days, the 18th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals will take place outside the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Drivers from all over the world will battle on the temporary circuit, with the Vegas Stripe glowing in the background. Superkarts! USA is now giving those loyal members of the […]

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Jul 14, 2014 Gold Coast youngster Jack Doohan crossing the line for victory in the Rookies class
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Gold Coast youngster Jack Doohan has led a home state domination of the Queensland Karting Championships in Prosperine. Doohan was victorious in the Rookies class, for drivers aged between nine and 12 years old.  He was one of nine winning drivers from the Sunshine State at the event. With his father, five-time MotoGP World Champion, […]

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CRG West on the Road to Recovery

Devastating loss at SKUSA SpringNats hasn't slowed Western Canadian operation down

Jul 14, 2014 CRG West logo
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After suffering a devastating loss during the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SpringNationals in early May at the Dallas Karting Complex (DKC), CRG West has been hard at work rebuilding their premier Western Canadian operation. With an electrical fire sparking a large fire within the team’s stacker trailer, the damage was significant enough to declare the trailer […]

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