eKartingNews.com Driver of the Month – October 2014 – Ashley Rogero

Former Pan American champion returns to claim first Senior title after out of the seat for full year

Dec 03, 2014 Ashley Rogero won her third straight on-track Pan Am victory, scoring the Senior Max ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals (Photo: Studio52.us)
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In a continued effort to highlight the many outstanding performances by drivers around the country, eKartingNews.com is proud to introduce the ‘Driver of the Month’ program. Each month, the staff at EKN will determine the one driver who stood out above the rest and give the viewers a chance to know exactly what they accomplished […]

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Dec 03, 2014 Australian Karting Association logo
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The venues for the 2015 Australian Kart Championship have been finalised. The new-look Championship is set to fire into action at one of the most picturesque karting venues in the world, the Port Melbourne Karting Complex in Victoria on April 3-5. Over the years, the Port Melbourne venue has been the scene of some of […]

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Team PSL Karting Ends 2014 Racing Season with Ultimate SuperNats Glory

Pro Tour Champion with five out of five final wins for Jordon Lennox

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Closing out the 2014 racing season at the ultra-competitive and prestigious Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, Team PSL Karting would reign supreme in the S1 Pro Stock Moto category with the UK’s Jordon Lennox. Taking the feature win at the temporary parking lot circuit at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino just off the famous Strip in […]

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J3 Competition Inc. unveiled its newly homologated COMPKART brand in Las Vegas with unmatched excitement.  The outstanding and brilliant livery was first to grab the attendees attention, however, it wasn’t long after the team took the circuit that the speed and performance of the COMPKART quickly turned everyone’s focus. The week started with recently signed […]

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‘Jetpak Jak’ Lands on SKUSA SuperNationals Podium

The Young Nash Motorsportz & Benik Kart Pilot Excels in Vegas

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What a difference a year makes; a statement exemplified by Jak Crawford’s podium finish last weekend at the 18th annual 2014 SKUSA SuperNationals in Las Vegas. Last year, at the same event the then eight-year-old driver finished a mere four spots from the end of the pack in 82nd place. The loss was chalked up […]

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Red Line Oil Karting Championship Crowns Champions in 2014 Season Finale

Leesmann comes from last to first to win GoPro Hero Pro Stock Honda shootout

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The 2014 Red Line Oil Karting Championships season came to an end with lots of exciting and close racing, a great way to end a strong season.  A large field of drivers showed up to race and enjoyed a wonderful sunny day at the Simraceway International Karting Center.  Several championship and year end award positions […]

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From the Tower: Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII

Another historic event in Las Vegas as SKUSA bids farewell to the Rio

Dec 02, 2014 From the Tower-SuperNats XVIII
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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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Dec 01, 2014 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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With the 2015 Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour Powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment fast approaching, today is the day many competitors have been patiently waiting for, as registration is now open for all classes and for all three event weekends. Competitors can take advantage of big incentives offered by MAXSpeed Entertainment, as registering for both race […]

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Dec 01, 2014 SIMA-logo
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SIMA opened its doors this year in 2014 for its most successful winter season to date, and the racing was incredible. The 2014 season saw SIMA draw over 200 championship contending racers. So now that they have another year under their belt and already looking to turn to the 5th season, why would they do it any differently? […]

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Top Kart USA Wins the Most Highly Contested Race at the SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII

Marco Maestranzi takes top honors in TaG Senior with the new 2015 Twister chassis

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The Top Kart USA team made its way across the Rockies to compete in the 18th annual Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. With near perfect weather for the event, it was just the start of an amazing weekend of racing for the potent Top Kart team. “To showcase our […]

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Nov 29, 2014 (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Good morning and welcome to the last and deciding day of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2014! Saturday’s weather forecast called for rain throughout the day and temperatures ranging between 10° and 15° C. Saturday’s race schedule consisted of morning warm-up sessions and final races, as well as a driver’s party at the restaurant […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Championship Saturday

Askew and Rudolph star in main events after Prefinals cancelled by torrential rain

Nov 29, 2014 Team USA Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread Heading to the track in Valencia this morning, the nine Team USA drivers who had qualified for Championship Saturday at this year’s Rotax Grand Finals knew what lay in front of them.  Rain had arrived and would be the order of […]

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Nov 28, 2014 (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Friday determined which competitors were permitted to progress into Saturday’s final race. Friday’s race schedule consisted of one heat race, second chance races and Micro MAX qualifying. To determine which drivers moved into Saturday’s final races and which drivers were relegated or moved into the second chance race, the points earned from the combined finishing […]

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Nov 28, 2014 125 MAX DD2 EVO motor_large
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BRP (TSX: DOO) presented the new Rotax 125 MAX evo kart engine series, a major evolution in karting, during the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) in Valencia, Spain. With its advanced engine technology, the new Rotax 125 MAX evo engine series is an evolution of the existing Rotax MAX series that are well-known for […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Friday Review

Nine drivers continue on to represent Red, White and Blue on Championship Saturday

Nov 28, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread It was ‘Decision Day’ at the Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero as the third day of competition set the stage for Championship Saturday at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The threat of rain continued into Friday, finally arriving at the Chiva […]

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Nov 28, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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WKA is pleased to announced that with the help of sponsorship the X30 Senior division will become a “Pro” class at Daytona’s Margay Sprint Championships and through the remainder of the 2015 Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series. Pro X30 Senior will pay $1,000 to win, $500 to second place and a set of Bridgestone […]

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Nov 27, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014-Thursday
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Good morning and welcome to the first official day of racing at the Kartódromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero. Thursday’s weather forecast was similar to that of Wednesday’s, calling for cloudy skies, a chance of rain, and 12°C. In addition to the 125 Junior MAX, 125 MAX, 125 MAX DD2 Masters and 125 MAX DD2 races, Portuguese […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Thursday Review

American pilots post wide range of results in first two qualifying heats

Nov 27, 2014 Team USA Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread With the memories of success in New Orleans last fall fresh on their minds, the drivers on the Team USA have just not enjoyed the same level of luck and opportunity this time around.  Harsh penalties severely damaged the hopes of […]

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Nov 26, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014-Wednesday
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Hello and welcome to another competitive day at the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals! Today we will be covering the two 10-minute practice sessions and one 10-minute qualifying session. Tuesday and Wednesday morning were opportunities to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each competitor before they were exposed to Wednesday’s round of qualifying. Wednesday’s […]

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Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014 – Team USA – Wednesday Review

Challenging day for American squad with grids now set for three qualifying heats

Nov 26, 2014 (Photo: GoRotax.com)
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For complete coverage, visit the EKN Event Page or follow the Official Forum Thread The second day of on-track action at the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, Spain truly set the stage for the rest of the week. The final two non-qualifying sessions led to the crucial qualifying runs in the four […]

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