Gianluca Beggio Joins Praga Kart Racing Team

Five-time world champion becomes new technical manager

Feb 04, 2014 Gianluca Beggio joins Praga Kart Racing Team
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The Praga Kart Racing Team is pleased to announce that Gianluca Beggio has taken on the role of Technical Manager for the factory team, effective immediately. The five-time world champion has fallen seamlessly into his role, as he prepares the team for the upcoming season and manages the technical aspects of the races. Beggio will […]

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Florida Winter Tour Returns to Ocala Gran Prix

Second double-weekend adventure of season takes program to popular central Florida facility

Feb 04, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour This weekend the competitors of Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, take to the exemplary Ocala Grand Prix circuit for rounds 3 and 4 of the 2014 FWT Formula Kart Racing Championship. As the “middle” rounds of the six race season, the competitors in the […]

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Northern Ontario Karting Championship Reorganized as Canadian Karting Challenge

Series to offer wide array of 2-cycle and 4-cycle classes

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After several years running a successful series as the Northern Ontario Karting Championship (NOKC), series officials have reorganized as the Canadian Karting Challenge. Concentrating on TaG and CIK classes for 2014, the series will no longer be a Rotax qualifier and will instead offer a wide array of 2-cycle and 4-cycle classes. Continuing to focus […]

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Jeff Kingsley On a Roll in 2014

Continuing the strong run of results started in 2013, the 15-year-old home grown racer made his successful US debut in both open wheel cars and Senior karts

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Jeff Kingsley, pilot of the Whitby Toyota Scion PSL Karting CRG, has been on a podium run since clinching the Eastern Canadian Karting Championships Rotax Junior Max title in September at the Mt. Tremblant Karting Circuit in Quebec. The Grade 10 student from Trinity College in Port Hope, Ontario has recently been competing in the […]

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Feb 03, 2014 Australian Karting Association AKA logo
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The names of Bargwanna and Lowndes are synonymous with Australian motorsport, and now they’re also back as a part of Australian karting. Bathurst 1000 Champion Jason Bargwanna and long-time technical advisor across various forms of motorsport Frank Lowndes are two members of the new look functional committee structure for the Australian Karting Association Ltd. Bargwanna […]

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Feb 03, 2014 Rotax Max Challenge United States logo
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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 was […]

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Feb 01, 2014 Wellington's Karl Wilson (#NZ) on his way to winning this year's New Zealand SuperKart Grand Prix at Manfeild on Saturday (Photo: Fast Company-Jordan Moss)
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On paper it was the perfect result – pole position in qualifying, four fastest race laps on the way to four heat race wins plus a runaway victory in the stand-alone Grand Prix race – but Wellington’s Karl Wilson says winning his fourth straight New Zealand SuperKart Championship title on Saturday was no cakewalk “It was definitely harder […]

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Los Angeles Karting Championship Ready to Roll in 2014

LAKC continuing to grow after historic 2013 season; adding S1, S5, TaG Masters and Jr. 1 Comer Pilot to class list

Jan 31, 2014 Los Angeles Karting Championship begins 2014 on February 9 at the CalSpeed Karting Center
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship is poised to host another sensational season of racing in 2014. The organization will have its season opening race Sunday, February 9, returning to the CalSpeed Karting Center located just outside of the Auto Club Speedway in beautiful Fontana, California. CalSpeed is where the series has enjoyed many years of […]

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Victory for Versteeg at Rotax Challenge of the Americas Opener

Strong start toward championship for Utah driver after earning first Florida Winter Tour podium

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Entering his third year in the Junior ranks of karting, Utah driver Austin Versteeg is primed to be among the top pilots in North America for 2014. This statement was backed up big-time by his recent performance at the Rotax Challenge of the Americas opener in Tucson, Arizona over the January 24-26 weekend. Racing at […]

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Victory at Rotax Challenge of the Americas for Rolison Performance Group

RPG racks up six trips to the podium, including a win, in Tucson

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The Rolison Performance Group kicked off the 2014 season with back-to-back weekends of racing in January, hitting the opening rounds of the sport’s two premier winter racing series. First for Mike Rolison and his squad was the opening weekend of the Florida Winter Tour in Miami, Florida, followed five days later by the first stop […]

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For 2014, the Formula 100 Karting Series (F100) has added point’s classes for KPV1 and KPV2 racers, providing Cadet and Junior racers with another competitive and affordable venue for racing. KPV1 and KPV2 racers will be joined on track by comparable KT100 engine packages to create a large field of competitive 100cc racing. Having enjoyed […]

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This year, the 18th annual Skip Barber Racing School Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout will travel to Sebring International Raceway to scout for the best of the best in the karting world.For an entry fee of $3,000, the top karters in the world will compete in the 2014 Skip Barber Racing School Karts to Cars Scholarship Shootout […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206 Keeping Standards Simple

American-made engine package continues popularity across the continent

Jan 31, 2014 Briggs LO206
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A trending engine package that is sweeping the country right now is the Briggs & Stratton Local Option 206. Made in America, the four-stroke powerplant has positioned itself as an ideal entry-level program, and also as a great avenue to bring former racers and older chassis back to the racetrack. In just a few years, […]

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Educational Weekend for Nicholas Brueckner at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Junior rookie makes series debut, showing huge potential for remainder of season

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Nicholas Brueckner made his Rotax Challenge of the Americas debut this past weekend (January 24-26) at the Musselman Honda Circuit in Tucson, Arizona. Coming off two weeks of competing in Florida at the Winter Tour, the 12-year old Texan traveled west for his first Junior Max weekend at the international Rotax Max Challenge program. The […]

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Selliken Earns Top-Five Finish in Senior Debut at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Oregon driver opens up 2014 season in Tucson, making first start in Senior Max category

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The 2014 season is primed to be a year of firsts for rising karting star Luke Selliken. After established himself as one of the top drivers in the Junior ranks over the past two years, the Rolison Performance Group pilot has graduated to the Senior level of the sport, taking on the very best that […]

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Hello Racers, While Michiana is covered up with winter weather, it is time to plan ahead for the start of our spring racing season. If you are not already following us on Facebook, these emails are intended to keep the line of communication open with all fans of Michiana racing. The MRP management team out […]

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Jan 30, 2014 Defending New Zealand SuperKart International class champion Karl Wilson in action (Photo: Hagen Hopkins)
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A bumper entry list – including a recent record of 10 in the premier International class – bodes well for Saturday’s 2014 KartSport New Zealand SuperKart Championships event at Manfeild. Defending and now three-time New Zealand International class champion Karl Wilson from Wellington again heads the list with competition set to come from fellow former sprint […]

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Mazzaferro Fast Out of the Box in 2014

Second year Junior racer kicked off the new season with strong runs at the FWT Formula Kart and Rotax Max opening weekends at Homestead Karting Complex

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Gianfranco Mazzaferro, a member of the Ferrolati Corse Karting Team and the 2013 Canadian National Junior Rotax Max Champion, started off his sophomore season of junior level competition at the internationally renowned Florida Winter Tour. Ranked as one of the top karting series in the world, GF used the Formula Kart weekend as a warm […]

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Latest Edition of Gran Turismo 6 Features Karting

15th anniversary game steps karting operation up

Jan 30, 2014 GT6-BrandsHatchIndyCircuit
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As a 20-year-old guy who loves video games, I jumped at the chance to be the member of the EKN crew who would review Gran Turismo 6. Thanks to school, travel and work commitments, I don’t get as much time to play video games as I’d like to, but thanks to a break in school […]

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CRG-USA Has Impressive Opening Weekend at Rotax Challenge of the Americas

Colorado team shows well in DD2 and Rotax Senior in Tucson

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The 2014 season kicked off nicely this past weekend (January 24-26) for the growing CRG-USA race team, which made the trek to the opening two rounds of the Rotax Challenge of the Americas in Tucson, Arizona. Heading south to the popular and fast Musselman Honda Circuit, CRG-USA brought a trailer full of racers ready to […]

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