Event News: Will Frank Memorial Race

Karting icon's race held at Tennessee state fairgrounds

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If kart racing is anything like it was on October 19, 2013 during the KartWarehouseUSA.com Fall Classic at the storied Nashville State Fairgrounds Speedway, get ready for some exciting racing for the season finale Nov. 9 at the Speedway. The Amped Up Racing Series and SEKA Racing’s finale will pay tribute to Will Frank, a lifelong Kart […]

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With the 10th annual running of the RoboPong 200 coming to an end, Checkered Motorsports was a dominate team throughout the weekend.  The PCR chassis entered in all three categories were the karts to beat.  A victory in Yamaha Jr. Can by Braden Eves in the GT Karting entry, a second place finish in Yamaha […]

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Driver News: d’Orlando Duo Runs Well at Pan-American Challenge at NOLA

Nicholas and Michael will now focus on two of the years major karting events

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Heading to the brand new NOLA Karting facility just south of New Orleans, Louisiana, d’Orlando Racing (DRC. Inc.) pilots Michael and Nicholas d’Orlando would see action in the annual Rotax Pan-American Challenge. Taking place on the same circuit as this year’s Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals and Mini & Micro Invitational, the brothers would look […]

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Oct 29, 2013 Italian Motors IAME Leopard Electronics Housing
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As of Monday October 28, 2013, Italian Motors USA will be shipping the latest version of the Leopard which includes new style wiring harness, stator connector, and self contained battery box unit.  Batteries will no longer be included in the new style Leopard accessory kit. Adapters will be available so that new style stator plugs […]

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Oct 28, 2013 Zach Zaloum scored the win in 125 Rotax Max Heavy 
(Photo: Fast Company/Jordan Moss)
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Reigning New Zealand title holders Zach Zaloum and Marcus Armstrong were amongst the 15 class winners at KartSport New Zealand’s annual North and South Island Sprint Championship title meetings over Labour Weekend. Zaloum, the current New Zealand 125cc Rotax Max Heavy champion, won the North Island title in that class and was challenging for the […]

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Newgarden/Dismore Earn RoboPong 200 Victory

CometKartSales.com team wins again at New Castle

Oct 27, 2013 Mark Dismore Jr. carries the checkered flag as the 2013 RoboPong 200 co-winner (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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It was a day of new records made at the 10th running of the RoboPong 200 event. The grueling and dramatic 200-lap battle around the New CastleMotorsportsPark put 43 TaG machines and the roughly 90 drivers to the test for over $40,000 in cash and prizes. Bright sunshine was welcomed by the paddock after suffering […]

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Karam and Chaves Earn RoboPong 200 Pole Position

Firestone IndyLights drivers put iKart on front row alongside former winner Newgarden

Oct 26, 2013 Gabby Chaves and Sage Karam will start the 2013 RoboPong 200 from the pole position (Photo: DavidLeePhoto.com)
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The first official day of the 10th annual RoboPong 200 completed Saturday at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park. Forty-three teams are set to compete for 200 laps around the 1-mile Indiana circuit, in addition to 30-lap finals for the three Yamaha support races, welcoming 77 entries total. Yesterday’s sunny skies were replaced with mostly […]

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Paddock Insider: 2013 RoboPong 200

A weekend blog as the endurance event at New Castle Motorsports Park unfolds

Oct 25, 2013 Robo-Pong 200 logo
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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 2013 RoboPong 200. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including interviews and photos. Please feel free to comment and discuss our coverage […]

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2013 RoboPong 200

October 26-27, 2013: New Castle Motorsports Park - New Castle, Indiana

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The 10th annual RoboPong 200 is set for this weekend at the popular New Castle Motorsports Park. The 1-mile circuit in Indiana will welcome karting’s best along with big names in motorsports. This year’s race is later in the year then normal, and thus one extra challenge of battling the weather will be a factor. […]

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Over $100,000 in Prizes Set for Superkarts! USA SuperNationals XVII

Final few days of preparation for both competitors and staff prior to November 20-24 in Las Vegas

Oct 25, 2013 Less than 30 days remain until the 17th annual Superkarts! USA SuperNationals, with over $100,000 to be awarded this year (Photo: On Track Promotions - otp.ca)
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In just over three weeks time, the sun will rise over the Las Vegas Strip to the smell of VP racing fuel and Motul oil, and the sound of almost 600 karts hitting a temporary circuit built on the grounds of the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. This exciting attack on the senses will mark […]

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Oct 25, 2013 The 7 Laghi Circuit is preparing its starting line for the WSK Final Cup, final event of the 2013 WSK Karting Season
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Great finale for the 2013 season with more than 170 drivers in Castelletto.  The paddock of the WSK Final Cup – the closing event of this intense kart racing season promoted by WSK Promotion – is getting overcrowded. The event is hosted by the 7 Laghi racing facility in Castelletto di Branduzzo, a well known […]

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DRT Racing Preparing for 2014 with DR Racing Kart

North American importer working diligently with world champion Danilo Rossi for next year’s chassis line

Oct 25, 2013 Chris Keller and Carter Fawtuch take on the GoPro Motorplex facility in North Carolina aboard the DR Racing Kart TaG chassis
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The 2013 season has been a successful program for the growing DRT Racing operation. With additional dealers added to the DR Racing Kart network throughout North America, and the addition of key racers to the brand, victories and championships were earned at all levels of the sport. Looking ahead to 2014, DRT Racing is working […]

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Team News: Educational Weekend for Rolison Performance Group at Pan-American Challenge

Sting Ray Robb drives to podium as weekend provides great training toward Rotax Grand Finals event at NOLA Motorsports Park

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Throughout the 2013 season, the Rolison Performance Group has contested every major karting event across the country. The Oregon-based team has supported a host of talented drivers in Rotax Max Challenge events from cold January mornings in the Southwest racing the Challenge of the Americas, to several regional programs, all the way to the Rotax […]

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Driver News: Roger Ralston Jr. Competes at Rotax Pan-American Challenge

FA Kart driver will now shift focus to Robopong

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Traveling south to the brand new NOLA Karting facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, Roger Ralston Jr. and his Kart Sport North America prepared FA Kart would enter the Rotax Pan-American Challenge event in the talent filled Rotax Senior division. With national champions, multi-time race winners and a host of competitors vying for the final ticket […]

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EKN Trackside: 10th Annual RoboPong 200 – Preview

Racers set to battle for 200 laps at New Castle Motorsports Park

Oct 25, 2013 Over 40 teams will battle for 200 laps around the 1-mile New Castle Motorsports Park circuit
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There is no question that racers who excel in the sport are always looking for the next feat to accomplish. One victory that racers covet for the past 10 years now is to outrun and outlast their competition at the RoboPong 200 event at New CastleMotorsportsPark. The challenging 200-lap TaG endurance race is set for […]

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Lone Star Grand Prix Making Great Strides in Becoming Staple Event of 2014

Street race in Lockhart, Texas aiming for increase in numbers and exposure for the sport

Oct 24, 2013 The Lone Star Grand Prix for 2014 is set for bigger and better racing in Lockhart (Photo: Shofner Films)
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Street racing has become the best venue to bring the sport of karting in front of the public masses. Throughout the country, events in parking lots and closed streets take place, giving adrenaline junkies a chance to go double or sometimes even triple the number speed limit. One of the young and growing events in […]

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Oct 24, 2013 K1 RaceGear Micro-Mini
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K1 RaceGear, the official supplier of suits and related safety gear to Team USA at the Rotax Grand Finals, has unveiled the suit livery to be worn by all Team USA members in the Micro & Mini Invitational at NOLAMotorsportPark next month during the Grand Finals. The design is similar to the design being worn […]

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$2,500 Purse for Unlimited All-Stars at WKA Daytona Dirt World Championships

Daytona to serve as UAS Eastern States National Points kick-off

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The Unlimited All-Stars and World Karting Association have agreed to terms to make this December 27-29 WKA Daytona Dirt World Championships at the Daytona International Speedway Flat Track the UAS Eastern States National Points kick-off event with a big $2,500 purse for the mighty 2-cycle machines at the famed dirt oval. The Unlimited All-Stars program, […]

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Team News: Team Aluminos Has Impressive Weekend at Red Line Oil Karting Championship

Jason Toft takes Aluminos to victory lane in Pro Stock Honda

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Success has been synonymous with the Aluminos operation. During the October 12-13 weekend, the ninth round of the Red Line Oil Karting Championship took place at the SimracwayPerformanceDrivingCenter. The home track for Aluminos, its drivers felt right at home when racing at the historic Sonoma, California facility. The team saw great results on the weekend, […]

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Round Two of the GoPro Motorplex Rental League Powered by Sunoco Race Fuels featured new winners on the podium and close, last-lap battles against SOLD OUT fields of competitors in both the Light and Heavy divisions. Bronson Butcher and Joey Padgett secured the overall points wins in Round Two of the five-week series. Rental League […]

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