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With 20 years of Kart Racing at Merrittville Speedway celebrated in 2013 – more and more Saturday Night Stars can say that they got their starts in karting. Tuesday Nights at Merrittville are reserved for the Lucas Oil Weekly Karting Series and while returning drivers are preparing for the start of the Thorold facility’s 21st […]

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A spring-like sun has been shining all day long on the International Circuit La Conca, where the first round of the WSK Champions Cup of karting has just finished. The stand of the Italian facility was overcrowded with spectators who were able to enjoy a series of thrilling races. Mechanics and technicians of the teams […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Lane Goes ‘Wild’ in Lockhart

Racers overcome weather to shine on final day of Grand Prix

Mar 02, 2014 Josh Lane drove his DR Kart to victory in the headline Stock Honda Light category (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Long-range weather forecasts for this year’s Lone Star Grand Prix gave us all the chance for optimism.  Coming into the event, temperatures soothing to those from the northern states were predicted for the entire weekend, although rain was a low-percentage possibility for Sunday.  After a warm day on Saturday, the worst possible option rolled in, […]

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Mar 02, 2014 Karol Basz (Photo: Press.net Images)
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WSK drivers had the upper hand over the bad weather. Today’s schedule was tight and the heats took place under different weather conditions. The 183 drivers had to cope with a sudden  climate chance over the 1,250 meters of the International Circuit La Conca, after yesterday’s rather warm temperature. Lower temperature and showers during the […]

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EKN Trackside: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Saturday Report

Drivers double in qualifying, orders shaken up in Prefinal action to setup for Sunday’s features

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Texas karting has been a major center of growth and cooperation in recent years, and it took another big step forward as the third annual Lone Star Grand Prix got underway on Saturday with the running of practice, qualifying and a full set of Prefinal events.   The ‘come one, come all’ nature of the one-off […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Saturday

Wet track opens event with hopes of sun and dryness looming in Lockhart

Mar 01, 2014 Wet weather welcomed the LSGP racers this morning
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix in Lockhart, Texas. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the LSGP, visit the EKN Event […]

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WSK Timing Practice Underway at Champions Cup in Muro Leccese

Traffic lights operating in Muro Leccese

Mar 01, 2014 Max Fewtrell (Photo: Press.net Images)
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The WSK Promotion 2014 season has begun on the International Circuit La Conca. The first out of two rounds of the WSK Champions Cup – scheduled in two consecutive weekends – is the opening event of the season. The schedule of both the rounds is tight and spectacular in order to give the event the […]

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Benik-Kart.com Hits the World Wide Web

New chassis brand launches website

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After hitting the North American market in late 2013 and turning heads at the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT) during the first two months of this season, BENIK Kart has officially launched their website, www.BENIK-Kart.com. Designed by International Karting Media’s Cody Schindel, the website is a clean and user friendly, just like the […]

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Registration Opens for So-Cal Rotax Challenge

Eight round US Rotax Max Challenge program readies for March 9 opener

Feb 28, 2014 The green flag is set to wave on the inaugural season for the So-Cal Rotax Challenge, which gets underway March 9 at the CalSpeed Karting Center in Fontana (Photo: SeanBuur.com)
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A new era will begin in the Southern California region as the new So-Cal Rotax Challenge program gets underway on March 9. The CalSpeedKartingCenter is the site of this new United States Rotax Max Challenge program, located just outside the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Registration has opened for the first round online at […]

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Brueckner Ends Three Week Journey with Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Challenging weekend in Phoenix for Junior rookie driver, never quit attitude earns best result of series

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Nicholas Brueckner traveled to the race track for three straight weeks equating to three educating weekends for the rising karting star. Following two weekends in Ocala for the Florida Winter Tour rounds, the MRP Motorsport/Birel America driver traveled west to the Phoenix Kart Racing Association to contest rounds three and four of the Rotax Challenge […]

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Paddock Insider: 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix – Friday

Texas street race to welcome large numbers in 10 categories

Feb 28, 2014 Big fields are expected for the 2014 edition of the LSGP (Photo: LoneStarGrandPrix.us)
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EKN’s Paddock Insider brings you notes, updates and breaking news as it happens. The article will be a timeline of events as they happen during the 2014 Lone Star Grand Prix in Lockhart, Texas. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage of the LSGP, visit the EKN Event […]

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2014 Lone Star Grand Prix

March 1-2: Lockhart, Texas

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This weekend marks the running of the third annual Lone Star Grand Prix. For the second straight year, the small city of Lockhart, Texas will welcome karters from all across the US and selected countries around the world – located just south of Austin. From shifterkarts, to the popular Chonda categories, the fields are expected […]

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Friday, March 21 is the final day for nominations for the 2014 Dan Wheldon / FWT Karting Ambassador Award. The purpose of this annual award is two-fold. First, to honor the memory of Dan Wheldon. Second, to inspire others to be aware of and adopt the personal attributes that made Dan an outstanding father, racer […]

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Rolison Performance Group Continues Winning Ways in Phoenix

Versteeg and Arscott lead the way for professional race team at Rotax Challenge of the Americas event

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The Rolison Performance Group helped to guide a number of its drivers to terrific performances at the latest stop of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas. Held at the Phoenix Kart Racing Association (PKRA) facility in Glendale, Arizona over the February 21-23 weekend, the series provided some of the toughest competition seen along the west […]

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Victory for CRG-USA at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Sabré Cook wins in DD2 as team leaves with six podium finishes

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Already established as a major player in the sport, CRG-USA race team is fast becoming a powerhouse in the United States karting scene. Over the February 21-23 weekend, the Colorado-based operation contested the third and fourth rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas in Phoenix, Arizona, and the team put in a strong outing. […]

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Parker Chase Ranked 9th in the Country in Rotax Mini Max

Texan will now make the move to Rotax Junior and utilize 2014 to gain experience

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Capping off a successful 2013 season, Texan karter Parker Chase is set for his new challenge in 2014. Moving to the ultra-competitive Rotax Junior division, Chase will look to utilize the knowledge, skills and experience gained by finishing ninth in the nation in the eKartingNews.com Rotax Mini Max United States Rotax Driver Rankings. “2013 was […]

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One Month Remains in MAXSpeed’s Trade In Program for New Rotax Motors

Trade in any brand of motor and receive credit towards new Rotax MAX engine package

Feb 27, 2014 MAXSpeed Distributor logo
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Broadcasted only a month ago, MAXSpeed Group, in collaboration with BRP-Rotax, announced an unprecedented offer of the popular Rotax MAX engine program. Taking in motors from 80cc to 125cc, potential customers have the opportunity to receive credit towards a new Rotax engine package, while the trade in motors will be retired from the karting community. […]

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Anthony Gangi Jr. Making Strides in Florida Winter Tour Junior Action

GT7/Tony Kart pilot scores top-tens in racy Rotax Junior

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Contesting his first full season in the junior karting ranks, multi-time champion Anthony Gangi Jr. is making strides in the ultra-competitive Rotax Junior class. Taking on the tight and twisty Ocala Gran Prix (OGP) facility in Ocala, Florida for rounds three and four of the prestigious Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT), the young […]

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The international circuit La Conca is ready to host the 2014 opening event of WSK Promotion karting season. The WSK Champions Cup is taking place on the racetrack of Muro Leccese next weekend from Thursday 27th February to Sunday 2nd March. All the international top drivers are going to challenge each other in this ‘double’ […]

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The 2013 season has closed, and with that, come the annual final standings of the eKartingNews.com United States Rotax Driver Rankings. In cooperation with the MAXSpeed Group, EKN utilizes the USRMC National Point Standings program and combined with the ‘Driver Rankings’ system to formulate the top drivers from the season. Back in May, the program […]

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