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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One Year Later: Juan Manuel Correa – 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Champion

First American to win at the ‘Olympics of Karting’ reflects back on his triumph in NOLA

Nov 26, 2014 Correa drove to victory at the Rotax Grand Finals in the Junior Max division (Photo: Ken Johnson - studio52.us)
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The United States welcomed its second-ever world karting champion on November 16, 2013 when Juan Manuel Correa completed a last lap, last corner pass to claim the Junior Max victory at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. It could not have been scripted any better, with the United States hosting its first ever RMCGF on […]

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If Roger Penske was to call your driver five years from now to offer them a ride in a major series, what will you have to do in the interim? Former Formula One driver Derek Daly and Verizon IndyCar Series director of engineering Jeff Horton will share with parents of young drivers how to prepare […]

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Nov 25, 2014 (Photo: rotax-kart.com - Ken Johnson)
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Welcome to the first official practice day of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals! Competitors participated Tuesday in three of five total non-qualifying practice sessions, allowing drivers to become familiar with the track, the chassis and engine, and their competitors. This is one of the essential days of the Grand Finals race week because it […]

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MG Tires SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII Teaser Video Released by Greenlight Television

Production company for CBS Sports Network coverage of Las Vegas event provide a glimpse of the footage captured outside the Rio

Nov 25, 2014 SKUSA SuperNatsXVIII Teaser Video
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It was announced just weeks before the MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII took place outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas that CBS Sports Network and the new Torque.TV channel would feature footage of the event. Over the weekend, the Greenlight Television production company took hours upon hours of video on […]

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Nov 24, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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Hello and welcome to the 15th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals held in Valencia, Spain. Although the weather report indicated the first few days of the Grand Finals were to be wet, we saw warm and sunny weather. Sunday was the first day of registration for the 288 drivers that have travelled […]

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Nov 24, 2014 Australian Karting Association logo
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Karting Australia has confirmed its commitment to the international CIK-FIA KF classes with the endorsement of the engines for the 2015 and 2016 Australian Kart Championship. As announced in the Whole of Sport Review in August, the engines eligible for competition in the KF2 class from 2015 will incorporate the current homologated engines readily available […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIIi – SuperSunday Report

Lennox becomes next $16,000 winner with S1 victory, as de Conto and Maestranzi triumph in headline categories

Nov 23, 2014 Jordon Lennox was there for SuperSunday, securing the S1 Pro victory and sweeping all five Pro Tour main events (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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The final SuperSunday to be held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino was completed under beautiful clear Las Vegas skies and a brisk wind as the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII wrapped up its weeklong adventure. The seven-year run at the popular destination in the city of lights ended with the final day of this year’s […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Saturday Report

Fore, Sargeant, and de Conto set on pole position for SuperSunday

Nov 22, 2014 Two heat wins and a runner-up places Dalton Sargeant at the head of the class in TaG Senior (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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It was ‘Situation Saturday’ at the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII with the final round of heat races and the last chance qualifiers setting the final pieces of the grids for SuperSunday. Another picture perfect day outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino set the stage for the day’s action, which decided just who would race […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Friday Report

Opening round of heat races sets up contenders for remaining two days

Nov 21, 2014 Two heat wins has Dalton Sargeant on the right path in TaG Senior (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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A great day of racing completed Friday outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with the first two rounds of heat racing on the docket for the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII presented by MG Tires. Perfect weather conditions with a little bit of a chill later in the day once the sun […]

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Superkarts! USA Confirms 2015 Pro Tour Schedule

Pro Tour and California ProKart Challenge dates locked, SKUSA heading East

Nov 21, 2014 SKUSA Superkarts! USA logo
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It is with great excitement that Superkarts! USA confirms the dates and locations for the 2015 SKUSA Pro Tour, which will be the sixth edition of what is now the largest national series in North America.  More than 340 drivers participated in either the SpringNationals in May or the SummerNationals in August, and next year’s […]

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2015 Schedule for So-Cal Rotax Challenge Confirmed

Second season of United States Rotax Max Challenge program ready for another successful year

Nov 21, 2014 So-Cal Rotax Challenge logo
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The inaugural So-Cal Rotax Challenge season completed in October, and plans for the second year are already underway. United States Rotax Max Challenge racing is at an all-time high, with hundreds of racers across the country taking part in what is quickly becoming the largest category in the sport, crowning the world champions at the […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Qualifying

Fore, de Conto, and Craig top time charts in headline categories

Nov 20, 2014 Davide Fore - a five-time world champion - posted fast lap in S1 Pro qualifying (Photo: On Track Promotions)
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The 2014 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals completed the second day of competition on Thursday, following the four rounds of practice on Wednesday, followed by three more and the official timed session to line up the nine categories for the upcoming heat races. The weather was near perfect outside the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las […]

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Nov 20, 2014 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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Continuing to increase momentum towards the 2015 season, MAXSpeed Entertainment is pleased to announce that registration for the Cold Stone Florida Winter Tour powered by MAXSpeed Entertainment will open on Monday, December 1. With the first event weekend just over eight weeks away, the Florida Winter Tour will see the ROK Cup USA program kick […]

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Nov 20, 2014 World Karting Association WKA logo
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Rick Dresang submitted his official resignation as World Karting Association president on Friday, November 14. Included with Dresang’s resignation was the resignation of former WKA Chief Operating Officer Van Gilder. John Ferris, of New Jersey, former WKA 2-Cycle Vice President, was voted in by Board of Trustees to assume the role of president of the […]

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Paddock Insider: MG Tires SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII

Notes, videos and more at the 18th annual Las Vegas event

Nov 19, 2014 Paddock Insider-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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EKN’s Paddock Insider is a new Trackside coverage addition, bringing you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our […]

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EKN Trackside: MG Tires Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVIII – Preview

Final event outside Rio gets underway in Las Vegas

Nov 19, 2014 Logo-SKUSA SuperNationals XVIII
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Complete coverage of the 2014 Superkarts! USA SuperNationals can be found at the EKN Event Page Football has the Super Bowl, Soccer the World Cup, Baseball the World Series and NBA the Finals – karting has the SuperNationals. The Superkarts! USA organization will host the 18th edition of their season-ending festival, celebrating another year racing […]

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GoPro Motorplex and Valvoline, a business of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), announce their new sponsorship agreement today. Under the sponsorship, Valvoline will become the official karting oil for GoPro Motorplex’s state-of-the-art fleet of 25 Sodikart RT8 390cc rental karts capable of speeds up to 55 mph. Also, GoPro Motorplex’s row of 40 garages offering karters […]

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