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The weekend of April 4/6 2014, saw Connecticut teen racer Tazio Torregiani take his first National win of the year, in the second round of the WKA Manufacturer Cup National sprint kart series, on the fast Carolina Motorsports Park, in Kershaw SC (USA). Tazio scored two class podiums including a third place on Saturday. The FairfieldCounty […]

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The Carolina’s have been Checkered Motorsports home for the past couple of weeks.  The team achieved positive results from the WKA Manufacturers Cup Series where they tallied up 4 wins, and a pole position at CarolinaMotorsportsPark.    Expectations were set high for the first round of the United States Pro Kart Series set at Go Pro […]

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From the Tower: United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

A glimpse into the opening weekend of the sophomore USPKS season

Apr 17, 2014 FTT-USPKS-GoPro
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With the entire day spent up in the tower, watching every on-track session to provide the EKN Trackside Live program, not much time is spent roaming the paddock for the stories. This new ‘From the Tower’ column is our chance to delve deeper into some of the stories that developed over a race weekend, those […]

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More Pole Positions, Podiums and Fast Laps for Benik Kart

Florida squad travels to USPKS opener in Mooresville

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Taking part in their first United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS) event, Team BENIK Kart would travel north to the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina for the first event of the 2014 season. With three team drivers under the BENIK tent, the trio of drivers would turn some heads as they quickly began […]

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Team USA Begins to Take Shape for Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals

Several chances remain to earn a position on the squad

Apr 16, 2014 TeamUSA logo
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As the 2014 karting season closes the first quarter, seven deserving competitors have already punched their tickets to be part of Team USA at this year’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. Earning their positions on the squad through the annual Rotax Challenge of the Americas and Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour programs, seventeen possible […]

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National champions from the 2013 World Karting Association Mazda / Bridgestone Manufacturers Cup Series were honored Friday, April 4 at the Carolina Motorsports Park’s Palmetto Club building, where national champions and special award recipients from last year’s WKA national 2-cycle sprint series accepted their year-end laurels. LEMKE BECOMES FIRST TRIPLE CROWN WINNER SINCE 2011 Brandon […]

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2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals Set for Valencia, Spain

BRP celebrates 15th Anniversary on November 25-29 at Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero

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BRP will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) at Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia, Spain from November 25 to 29, 2014. “We are proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the RMCGF, especially in Spain as it will be our first time on the Spanish mainland,” said François […]

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Trey Shannon Takes Victory at Jacksonville Grand Prix

Shannon braves rain in solo six hour long effort

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Like the eleven run before it, the 12th edition of the Jacksonville Grand Prix at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, FL was a six-hour endurance race meant to be run by teams of 3 or more drivers. But when the race promoter asked Trey Shannon if he’d like to run it as a solo […]

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Innisfil Indy to Provide GP Kart Chassis Tests

Interested competitors will have the opportunity to test 60cc, 80cc or 125cc GP Karts

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With the dawn of a new Canadian karting season on the horizon, Innisfil Indy, one of Canada’s prominent GP Kart dealers, is set to provide tests in their high-powered chassis. Taking place at the Innisfil Indy facility in Gilford, Ontario, anyone interested will have the chance to get behind the wheel of a 60cc, 80cc […]

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Florida Pro Kart Series to Offer Over $18,000 in Cash and Prizes

Florida based series is cheapest to run in the Sunshine State

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With their inaugural event just around the corner, the Florida Pro Kart Series (FPKS) continues to add to their series prize package. With the confirmation of new supporters of the series, over $18,000 in cash and awards is set to be handed out in 2014. “The Florida Pro Kart Series is the cheapest state series […]

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Ardigo, Daruvala, Baiz and Gafar Victorious at WSK Super Master Series

WSK Super Master Series contested in Castelletto

Apr 14, 2014 The KZ2 podium from Castelletto 
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The new WSK standings after the race of Castelletto. New winners and, consequently, new standings for the WSK Super Master Series after the second round of the Series in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy). The event was thrilling and uncertain until the end, with many protagonists who can now be regarded as top driver of international […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Mooresville – Sunday Report

Ralston doubles in Leopard Pro for $2,500 payday - Top Kart USA Junior drivers and Tavella bag three wins at GoPro Motorplex

Apr 13, 2014 USPKS-R2
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It was an exciting end to the opening weekend for the United States Pro Kart Series at the GoPro Motorplex on Sunday. The Mooresville, North Carolina facility provided perfect weather conditions to close out the second round of the weekend, presented by GoPro. Roger Ralston Jr. placed himself among the top contenders for this year’s […]

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EKN Trackside: United States Pro Kart Series – Mooresville – Saturday Report

A day of firsts for the opening round of the season at GoPro Motorplex

Apr 12, 2014 USPKS-R1
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The opening round of the United States Pro Kart Series, presented by GoPro, got underway Saturday as over 160 entries combined in the eight categories took to the GoPro Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina. Perfect weather shined over the area, as racers enjoyed a busy day of action, completing over 40 laps per class […]

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Apr 12, 2014 Prefinal B polesitter Marco Ardigo
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Drivers are getting ready for the WSK in Castelletto. Weather forecasts were right and today’s climate was definitely spring-like. The International Circuit 7 Laghi in Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy), which will enjoy the same weather condition tomorrow too, hosted a fantastic kart racing show. Drivers and teams did their best in the qualifying heats: after […]

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Luca Mars came to the Carolina Motorsports Park for the second round of the WKA Manufacturers Cup looking for his first National Event win and promptly did so in convincing fashion, earning victories BOTH days in the Yamaha Rookie class! The Kartwerks prepared Praga Piccolo was the class of the field from the very first […]

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Brueckner Closes Out Rotax Challenge of the Americas Program

Birel driver shows speed at series finale in Sonoma

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The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas did not pan out as hoped for rising karting star Nicholas Brueckner. The MRP Motorsport/Birel America driver entered the series for the first time, making his Junior Max debut. A former Micro Max and Mini Max champion, Brueckner came away from the three events with more knowledge to […]

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Paddock Insider: United States Pro Kart Series – GoPro Motorplex

Opening rounds of sophomore season underway in Mooresville

Apr 11, 2014 USPKS-R1-Friday-1
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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 United States Pro Kart Series opener at the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, North Carolina. The information will not be seen anywhere else, including notes, interviews and photos. For complete coverage […]

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SKUSA Competitor Bulletin: Pro Tour SpringNationals Honda Cylinder Declaration

Rule exception granted for upcoming SpringNationals at Dallas Karting Complex on May 2-4

Apr 10, 2014 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour logo
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As many of our Stock Honda drivers have discovered, there has been an unfortunate disruption in the supply of ’01 cylinders.  This has come at an exceptionally challenging time, with the Pro Tour SpringNationals just a few weeks away. While it is expected to be a short-term problem, we are taking the following step to […]

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United States Pro Kart Series – Mooresville

April 11-13: GoPro Motorplex - Mooresville, North Carolina

Apr 10, 2014 USPKS logo
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This weekend kicks off the sophomore season of the United States Pro Kart Series, with two rounds of the eight race championship set for the GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, NC. The program has expanded to eight categories – four Yamaha and four TaG – restructured to offer up a true ladder system in each group. […]

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Rotax Max Euro Challenge Beats the Records at Genk

Thomas Preining takes his first Euro win in, Lennox Lam wins DD2 by only 0.018 seconds

Apr 10, 2014 Rotax Max Euro Challenge
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From the 2nd to the 6th of April the ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge began its eleventh racing season, setting new benchmarks in every way. Over 210 drivers from 36 countries representing every continent entered the opening round on the 1.360 meters long circuit of Genk in Belgium. That meant another increase setting a new incredible […]

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