Jan 13, 2016 KG Nitro Airbox
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Many of the products that you see being used throughout the world, and here in North America, are manufactured in Italy. The percentage of these components that carry the KG name is certainly significant. Based in the northern portion of Italy, west of Milan, KG produces a wide variety of pieces strictly for the karting […]

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Jan 12, 2016 IKF International Kart Federation logo
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Words courtesy of World Karting Association The karting world was saddened to learn of the passing of John Strauser on Thursday January 7. John, a resident of Bloomfield, Indiana, served as past president of IKF, the International Kart Federation, and was a well known friend to many in the karting industry for his many years, […]

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Jan 12, 2016 Academy Trophy-CIK-FIA
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The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy begins its 7th season in 2016 with several very interesting innovations on the programme: a new type of engine, a new chassis and engine supplier, new tyres and, for the first time, a very significant prize for the winner. More than ever, the one-make formula of CIK-FIA designed to make […]

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Jan 12, 2016 F100 logo
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Entering its 5th season of competition, The Formula 100 Karting Series and its local affiliates F100 SoCal and F100 NorCal are primed for another thrilling year of affordable and competitive racing! F100 has put together an exciting 2016 schedule for competitors all over California and the southwestern United States to take part in. In 2016 […]

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Jan 12, 2016 So Cal Oval Karters logo
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The So Cal Oval Karters have released the schedule for their ninth anniversary championship season which begins on March 12 at John Aden’s Wheel2Wheel Raceway on the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville. The 2016 SCOK schedule is comprised of 12 races at three different racing facilities.  Seven of the races will be at Wheel2Wheel.  […]

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Jan 12, 2016 the-winter-kart-show
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The Winter Kart Show 2016 is shaping up to be another great event.  This is the fourth year that the show will be held in the 40,000 square feet Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds on January 22nd and 23rd. Save $10 to $50 if your registration form is post marked by January 16. […]

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Jan 12, 2016 2015 Florida Winter Tour logo
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The start of the 2016 MAXSpeed Entertainment karting season is now just days away, as the Sofina Foods Florida Winter Tour Presented by Fikse Wheels will take to the Homestead Karting facility on the grounds of the hallowed Homestead-Miami Speedway starting January 14. Several pro drivers and stars in the upper echelons of motorsport are […]

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EKN One-on-One: Andy Seesemann – Challenge of the Americas

Ninth season of winter west coast series expanding while keeping same focus and principles

Jan 12, 2016 Seesemann
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The 2016 season is set to get underway and for the staff at EKN, that means heading back west to be part of the Challenge of the Americas. Started in 2008, the series has served as an international Rotax program for the winter months, giving the teams and drivers in the western half of North […]

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Superkarts! USA Honors 2015 Fikse Wheels Pro Tour Champions

Eight drivers join lucrative ‘SKUSA Circle of Champions’ for 2016 season

Jan 11, 2016 SKUSA Fikse Wheels Pro Tour logo
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Last November’s Fikse Wheels Pro Tour SuperNationals not only highlighted the accomplishments of nine deserving winners on SuperSunday, but it also crowned Superkarts! USA’s eight national champions following five races held over three weekend events.  SKUSA is proud to acknowledge and honor this year’s Fikse Wheels Pro Tour champions, who will be supported by the […]

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Margay Racing Leaves Daytona KartWeek with 10 Podium Finishes

Big wins and multiple podium finishes highlight Margay’s 27 driver program

Jan 11, 2016 Spike Kohlbecker crosses the finish line with a fist pump and the Yamaha Junior victory
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As the calendar year draws to a close, a new racing season begins at the WKA KartWeek at Daytona International Speedway.  This year’s event saw a surge in both entry numbers and competition level, in part from the addition of the Briggs LO206 Junior and Senior categories.  Margay Racing brought a lineup of 27 drivers […]

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Jan 11, 2016 Kosmic Kart 2016
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Seven are the Kosmic Kart Racing Department’s drivers World Champion Basz and the experienced driver Hajek will drive the “Blue” patrol made up of Backman, Weerts, Milell, Pourchaire and Chappard. The world champions Mercury MY15 and Lynx MY15 chassis powered by Vortex will be the key points to aim for the top The race calendar […]

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Jan 11, 2016 VSR-OTK-TONY-FA Logo
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We are happy to announce that we have partnered with long time racer and 2015 team member and Champion Eli Yanko and his son Michael Yanko. Both drivers had impressive debuts with VSR last year by having speed all season while Eli adapted to 4-stroke racing and Michael was emerged into his first year of […]

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Jan 11, 2016 NOLA Sprint Kart Championship logo
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In the world of competitive kart racing, there is no real possibility of an off season. That is the story told of the 2016 NOLA Sprint Kart Championship at NOLA Motorsports Park as their fifth straight season of racing is slated to kick off on the weekend of January 16th and 17th with their traditional […]

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Jan 11, 2016 Long Island Karting Association-logo
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The Long Island Karting Association is pleased to announce that IAME has joined our Contingency Awards Program for 2016. The goal of the program is to reward drivers in TaG Cadet class, who are running an IAME SWIFT engine during the 2016 season. The Long Island Karting Association & IAME will be awarding the Top […]

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Jan 11, 2016 AKRA logo
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Since releasing the 2016 class structure for the American Sprint Cup Series “Southern Tour,” we have received a great amount of feedback from racers planning on supporting the new series. Based on the feedback we have made a few revisions and clarifications on how this combined 4-cycle and 2-cycle series will open at Carolina Motorsports […]

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EKN Driver Diary: Kyle Kalish – WKA Daytona KartWeek 2015

Winter break for college student puts him back behind the wheel of a Franklin Motorsports / Merlin machine

Jan 11, 2016 Kalish-Daytona-2015-1
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This year, Franklin Motorsports / Merlin driver Kyle Kalish is taking on a new category. The inaugural United States Pro Kart Series Leopard Pro champion is moving from one gear to six, taking on the challenge that is shifterkart racing. The 18-year-old from Wauconda, Illinois began racing when he was five, and has earned championships […]

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Jan 08, 2016 F-Series logo
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The F-Series is very pleased to announce an unprecedented partnership, one that we are confident will take our sport and athletes to a new level of individual performance. Orgain Inc, the producer of the highest quality organic protein based nourishment products on the planet have honored the F-Series to bring their message to the world […]

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Top Kart USA Begins the Season in Good Form

Two wins, 20 podiums and two pole positions in Daytona WKA Kartweek

Jan 08, 2016 Jonathan Kotyk kicked off his 2016 season in the WKA event in Daytona (Photo: Focal Perspective Media)
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After a very short off-season, Top Kart USA was back in action for World Karting Association’s (WKA) Daytona KartWeek. Taking place December 28-30 and on the grounds of the hallowed Daytona International Speedway and remaining true to form, Top Kart USA drivers had an impressive week across all classes, bringing home two race wins, twenty […]

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Morning Coffee – Friday, January 8

Digging Daytona - Back at the Beach

Jan 08, 2016 01-08-MC-Lead
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It had been a handful of years since I’d made the trek to Daytona for WKA Kartweek, jumping onto a plane bound for Florida while still digesting my second helping of Christmas dinner. After attending a string of the events in the late 2000s, I succumbed to the pressure of logging in some family holiday […]

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Jan 07, 2016 Sanzaru Games Karting Championship logo
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The End-of-Year Banquet for the Sanzaru Games Karting Championships was a night to be remembered! It celebrated the accomplishments of the 34 drivers who took home the spoils from the 2015 racing season, worth over $20,000. The Banquet was held for the second year in a row at the Rooster Run Golf Course in Petaluma […]

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