Championship Titles Near End with First Day of Racing in Orlando for Florida Winter Tour

Schiavo adds to win total with double victory with Neri, Forteza, and DeMelo bag first of series

Mar 23, 2014 (Photo: Studio52.com)
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It was another “Chamber-of-Commerce” day of weather as the International Rotax MAX Challenge competitors in Formula Kart Production’s Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, headed into battle for their fifth of six rounds in 2014. With seven championship categories set to run the order of business was an early morning warm up, followed […]

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Familiar Faces at Top of Time Sheets During Florida Winter Tour Final Qualifying Day

Grids set for final two days of action at Orlando Kart Center

Mar 22, 2014 Sunday top qualifiers (Photo: Studio52.us)
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Story by Florida Winter Tour The competitors of the Rotax MAX Challenge portion of Formula Kart Productions’ Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, were back in action today to set their qualifying times for this, the last weekend of racing in the 2014 Tour. To say, yet again, that the weather was spectacular […]

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Mar 22, 2014 Jehan Daruvala
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Two days of free practice and, then, the thrilling qualifying. The 210 scrutineered drivers taking part in the first round of the WSK Master Series will have to cope with timekeeping from today onward on the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno (Italy). Today’s times are the first records of the event promoted by WSK and […]

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Mar 21, 2014 A record number of competitors will line up at the opening found of 2014 next weekend
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Next weekend’s opening round of the 2014 CIK Stars of Karting Championship presented by Castrol EDGE in Ipswich, Queensland has attracted a record number of entries. For this first time in the Championship’s 19-year history there will be more than 190  competitors take to the circuit across the seven classes contested. Between the three elite […]

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K1 RaceGear the leader in custom safety apparel is now offering dye-sublimated kart suits at $100 off Retail. K1’s sublimated karting suits are ALL CIK/FIA Level 2 certified to ensure the safety of the drivers. These high quality certified suits normally run $395 can now be purchased for $295. “K1 RaceGear has always been a […]

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After a successful February season opener, ART Grand Prix America returned to the Calspeed Kart Track for the second round of the LAKC championship. The largest karting club on the west coast saw six drivers run with the team. After a strong practice day in hot and windy conditions, race day would bring much nicer […]

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Operation Grassroots: Briggs LO206 – Design and Manufactured for Change

A look at the program’s history and motivation

Mar 21, 2014 Briggs LO206
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Over the past handful of years, the karting community and its industry have worked their best to overcome the crippling effects of the recent economic recession.  For many racers, karting is a luxury expense that is one of the first budget items on the chopping block.  Scaling back participation, moving to a more affordable class […]

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California ProKart Challenge to Host Third Round of Season at Adams Motorsports Park

Championship fights tightening up following a wet round two

Mar 20, 2014 The California ProKart Challenge heads to the historic Adams Motorsports Park on March 28-29 for Round Three action (Photo: dromophotos.com)
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The year is rolling right along as the Superkarts! USA California ProKart Challenge already finds itself near the halfway point of its 2014 season, bringing in wildly impressive entry numbers, with high level of quality racing and a higher level of enjoyment for all competitors. Coming up on March 28-29, the California PKC will host […]

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Mar 20, 2014 Harm Schuurman (left) and Angelo Parrilla (right) with two of Graham Powles' restored karts
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Two of the world’s most iconic men in the sport of karting, Angelo Parrilla and Harm Schuurman, have arrived in Queensland ahead of this weekend’s inaugural KTEQ Rentals Australian Vintage Kart Prix in Ipswich, Queensland. Since landing in Brisbane earlier this week, the pair have spent time with long-time Australian kart racer Graham Powles on […]

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With the start of the 2014 United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) just around the corner, excitement mounts for their sophomore season. With multiple sponsors coming on board to provide cash and awards for the upcoming season, USPKS continues to grow and stake their claim on the national karting scene. “We are pleased to welcome […]

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FA Kart Set to Make Ontario Debut with Ventresca Seberras Racing

Terry Ventresca teams with Brayden Seberras to support OTK brand on East Coast

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The popular FA Kart has found a home in the Canadian province of Ontario with the formation of Ventresca Seberras Racing (VSR).  The new operation is a partnership between veteran race tuner Terry Ventresca and his long-time driver Brayden Seberras, as each will bring their own strengths to the program.  The new squad will focus […]

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This weekend the KMS North America team will be attending the final round of the Florida Winter Tour at Orlando Kart Center with 6 drivers under the tent. In DD2 Ben Cooper will be making a return to the class after a tough first two rounds in the Senior category. He will be looking to […]

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This is the last week to pre-register for the April 4-6 World Karting Association doubleheader event featuring the Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series and VEGA / TS Racing Road Racing Series events at Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, S.C. Go to HERE to download the Man Cup’s Zoom Zoom Nationals entry form. Go to […]

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Florida Winter Tour Rotax Max Challenge to Finish in Orlando

Four Rotax Grand Finals tickets to be awarded to four series champions

Mar 20, 2014 FWT-Blue Skies
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Story by Florida Winter Tour This weekend, March 21-23, the Rotax MAX Challenge competitors of Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, presented by Ocala Gran Prix, invade the OrlandoKartCenter in their search for glory in a multitude of international racing championships. At stake are drivers, nations and manufacturers championships and invitations to the Rotax MAX […]

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First Junior Podium for Brueckner at Florida Winter Tour

Texan drives to runner-up finish in Orlando to close out TaG Junior effort

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For the 2014 season, improvement will be the primary goal for Texas kart racer Nicholas Brueckner. The 12-year-old is entering only his third month as a Junior-level driver, and he continues to show the speed that you’d expect from a veteran of the class. This past weekend at the Florida Winter Tour ‘Formula Kart’ series […]

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Koene USA Adds Florida Winter Tour Championship to Resume

Michael d'Orlando wins the TaG Cadet title

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With one points championship all but secure before last weekend’s finale round of the Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT), Team Koene USA would head back to the Sunshine State to do battle at the Orlando Kart Center in Central Florida. With four drivers under the team tent, Roman DeAngelis and Jarrett Voorhies would […]

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Last fall the 2014 WKA VEGA / TS Racing National Road Racing Series schedule of events was announced and included a new venue that the national tour will visit this August 22-24. The venue – the North CarolinaCenter for Automotive Research – is a two-mile road course located just south of the Virginia / North […]

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Lachlan DeFrancesco Steers Benik Kart to the Front of the Field

Incident on Saturday causes BENIK driver to break hand

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Lachlan DeFrancesco continues to make a name for himself at the 2014 Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour (FWT). This time at the OrlandoKartCenter in Orlando, Florida for the final rounds of the series, the youngest of the DeFrancseco brothers showed his true speed taking Saturday’s pole position and leading the first heat race before […]

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Huge Entry Numbers Boost Second Los Angeles Karting Championship Weekend

Membership and competition level grows for round two at CalSpeed Karting Center

Mar 19, 2014 Large fields continue to fill the track in nearly all LAKC classes (Photo: LAKC.org)
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The Los Angeles Karting Championship held its second round of competition for the 2014 season on March 16, as one of the largest and most successful karting programs in the United States visited the CalSpeed Karting Center. The high temperatures in the Fontana, California area were challenged only by the even hotter racing action that […]

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Mar 18, 2014 Leonardo Lorandi competing in KF Junior
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The Trofeo Andrea Margutti, race scheduled for the end of this month at the South Garda Karting of Lonato, will have an exceptional entry list. About 200 drivers entered in fact the event that celebrates this year the 25th anniversary of the historic race devised to keep alive the memory of the young Andrea Margutti, […]

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